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Iron Bump FAQs

Thinking about Iron Bump?

Here's the scoop: Iron is crucial for making healthy blood and carrying oxygen to your body's tissues.* It's essential at all life stages, especially during pregnancy, when your blood volume almost doubles. Iron also helps with supporting normal thyr

Can I take Iron Bump with my prenatal?

We recommend taking Iron Bump away from your prenatal. Iron w/ Prenatal. 9:00am Prenatal + Fish Oil. 12:00pm Iron Bump (1 hour before eating or 2 hours after eating, preferably). 5:00pm Prenatal.

When should I take iron?

1 capsule taken with or without food earlier in the day away from your prenatal. Iron Bump is ideally taken on an empty stomach, at least an hour before meals or 2 hours after, as many foods and drinks contain inhibitors of iron absorption. Digestive

How much iron should I take?

According to The American Society of Hematology, most people with iron deficiency need 150-200 mg per day of elemental iron (2 to 5 mg of iron per kilogram of body weight per day).  However, it is important to note that there is no universal dosage r

What is the serving size?

The serving size is just 1 small, easy-to-swallow capsule daily. Each bottle contains 30 capsules, giving you a one-month supply.  Your health practitioner may suggest a custom dose for you. Always defer to your qualified health practitioner’s recomm

What is the maximum dose of iron I can safely take in a day?

The adult maximum oral dose  is 5 mg/kg or no more than 270 mg/kg of elemental iron daily. We’d recommend seeking the advice of your healthcare practitioner regarding individual dosing for Iron Bump. We’d recommend seeking the advice of your healthca

Should I alternate days when I take my iron?

Alternate-day dosing for iron refers to a dosing regimen in which iron supplements are taken every other day instead of daily. The rationale behind this strategy is that it allows for a slower and more gradual increase in iron levels in the body, pot

Should I take Iron Bump with my medication?

Iron may interfere with the absorption of many different medications. For this reason, it’s best to take iron supplements at least 2 hours before or 2 hours after taking medications. Iron, for example, inhibits the absorption of thyroid medication, a

If I have iron deficiency or iron deficiency anemia, when should I have my iron levels retested?

Evaluating, at minimum, your hemoglobin and serum ferritin levels 1-2 months after beginning Iron Bump supplementation is recommended, particularly if you have significant symptoms or a clear diagnosis of iron deficiency anemia. This helps ensure tha

Should I stop taking Iron Bump before I have my iron levels tested?

Taking an iron supplement immediately before getting tested for iron levels is generally not recommended, as it may affect the accuracy of the test results. In most cases, it is recommended to avoid iron supplements for a certain period before the te

Why do you use acerola fruit extract as the source of vitamin C in your iron blend and ascorbic acid in your prenatal?

Different formulas often require different forms of nutrients. In this case, Ascorbic Acid was the most well-researched and well-sized form of vitamin C for our comprehensive Prenatal formula. For Iron Bump, we were able to choose a vitamin C from Ac

Are there any heavy metal contamination concerns with the wholefood vitamin C included in Iron Bump?

FullWell goes above and beyond the industry standard to ensure safety and quality. We test every single batch for identity and contaminants, including heavy metals like lead. Because we so heavily test and cross-check our work via third-party labs, w

Is this too much vitamin C for me if I also take the prenatal, which has 229% of my daily intake?

FullWell Women’s Prenatal Multivitamin contains 275 mg of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) per serving. Iron Bump contains 50 mg of vitamin C from acerola fruit extract per serving. Caution should be used when approaching 4g+ of supplemental vitamin C daily

My child is iron deficient, can they take Iron Bump?

No. Iron Bump is designed and dosed for adults. We recommend speaking to your healthcare practitioner for advice regarding an appropriate iron supplement for your child.

How do I store Iron Bump?

Like your other FullWell supplements, store this bottle in a cool, dark place away from sunlight. It is highly stable, but like most high-quality supplements, heat and light will degrade it over time.

Is Iron Bump safe to take while breastfeeding?

Yes, it is safe to take while breastfeeding.

Is Iron Bump vegan or vegetarian-safe?

Yes, it is vegan and vegetarian-friendly.

Why does Iron Bump contain acacia gum, rice bran extract, vegetable magnesium stearate, and silica?

Ingredients like vegetable magnesium stearate, gum acacia, silica, and rice bran extract are not only highly safe and from natural sources, but absolutely necessary to ensure consistent doses of nutrients that we claim on the label. They help control

My capsules are purple! What food dyes and artificial colors are in this?

Our purple translucent capsules are created from the same plant-based capsules used in our flagship products. To achieve their beautiful purple color, we add red carrot and red radish. Although the ingredients are too small to require labeling, we ch

Concerned about potential digestive distress with Iron Bump?

No need to cringe at the thought of past belly troubles with iron. Rest assured, our Iron Bump is skillfully formulated to be gentle and easy to tolerate.* Plus, it has the added benefit of twice the bioavailability compared to traditional iron suppl