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There is a different kind of oral iron supplement. It is commercially known as chelated iron.
It has 2 advantages, the first one is that it does not cause the usual constipation nor the nausea
and gastric discomfort that the over the counter iron supplements have.
According to science direct research comparison between both iron types “The mean values
of hemoglobin, red cell indices, serum iron, and serum ferritin were not significantly
different between both groups after 12 weeks of treatment. However, the rise in hemoglobin
level after 4, 8, and 12 weeks of treatment was significantly faster in the IAAC group
(p = <0.001). Constipation and abdominal colicky pain were significantly more common in
the FF group (p = 0.022 and 0.031 respectively)” (Amino Acid Chelated Iron versus an Iron
Salt in the Treatment of Iron Deficiency Anemia with Pregnancy: A Randomized Controlled
Study, 2017).
“IAAC and FF are comparable in curing IDA with pregnancy; however, IAAC has the
advantage of providing a faster rate of improvement of hemoglobin level and is better
tolerated by the patients” (Amino Acid Chelated Iron versus an Iron Salt in the Treatment of
Iron Deficiency Anemia with Pregnancy: A Randomized Controlled Study, 2017).
References
Amino acid chelated iron versus an iron salt in the treatment of iron deficiency anemia with
pregnancy: A randomized controlled study. (2017, March 1). ScienceDirect.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0301211517300040

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