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When should I take iron?Updated 9 months ago

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 discomfort is rare, but if this does happen, take Iron Bump with a meal or snack. Iron absorption is reduced by milk, calcium, and magnesium products and by proton pump inhibitors. Also, coffee, tea, and cereal products negatively affect the uptake of iron. 

  • Non-pregnant women should take it in the morning or afternoon. This is when hepcidin is the lowest. Hepcidin naturally declines during pregnancy, especially during the third trimester. 

  • If you’re an athlete or doing high-intensity exercise, take Iron Bump 3 hours before or after training to avoid taking it during a phase of inflammation when hepcidin is highest. 

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