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Posted by: Melisa, Saturday, December 10, 2011, 9:35am
Hello!

Lab results for ferritin indicate 33 (22 to 291 are "range.") I also consumed steak (beef) twice this week and beef burgers over the weekend.

I got these results emailed to me from the lab (since they are considered "normal," they send them directly to me instead of to the doctor first.

I am thinking this is too low. Thoughts? Feedback?

Thanks,

Melissa
Posted by: Lloyd, Saturday, December 10, 2011, 1:49pm; Reply: 1
Anything within the range is not considered low. Repeated tests outside the range would be something your doctor would be likely to be concerned about.
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, December 10, 2011, 5:35pm; Reply: 2
how do molasses rate for you?
add some lemon juice to enhance .....
Posted by: C_Sharp, Saturday, December 10, 2011, 6:12pm; Reply: 3
Are your units picomol/L or nanograms/mL?
Posted by: Melisa, Saturday, December 10, 2011, 6:47pm; Reply: 4
Quoted from C_Sharp
Are your units picomol/L or nanograms/mL?


Hi C_sharp,

They are ng/mL (nanograms/mL.)

Melissa
Posted by: Melisa, Saturday, December 10, 2011, 6:49pm; Reply: 5
Quoted from Lola
how do molasses rate for you?
add some lemon juice to enhance .....


Lola,

Molasses is a superfood...blackstrap molasses is a diamond. Lemon is a superfood. So...do I just take a tablespoon of it?

Melissa
Posted by: Melisa, Saturday, December 10, 2011, 6:51pm; Reply: 6
Quoted from Lloyd
Anything within the range is not considered low. Repeated tests outside the range would be something your doctor would be likely to be concerned about.


Lloyd,

I know...it just doesn't seem very good...especially since I consumed a good amount of red meat, spinach, etc. last week.

Melissa
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, December 10, 2011, 6:55pm; Reply: 7
the more you heal your gut, the better you ll absorb all you ingest
Posted by: paul clucas, Saturday, December 10, 2011, 7:27pm; Reply: 8
Lamb or mutton might be a more accesible source of iron.
Posted by: Kristin, Saturday, December 10, 2011, 7:28pm; Reply: 9
Quoted from Melisa


Lloyd,

I know...it just doesn't seem very good...especially since I consumed a good amount of red meat, spinach, etc. last week.

Melissa


Ferritin reflects your storage of iron in the liver, so your recent consumption of iron probably would not be reflected in the test results. And with blood tests, it really is the results over a period of time that give the best overall picture of your health and yourself as an individual. A consistent value in the lower ranges may just be normal for your body.
Posted by: Melisa, Saturday, December 10, 2011, 7:34pm; Reply: 10
Quoted from Lola
the more you heal your gut, the better you ll absorb all you ingest


True...I've been researching and it all points to that gut health.

Melissa
Posted by: Melisa, Saturday, December 10, 2011, 7:36pm; Reply: 11
Quoted from paul clucas
Lamb or mutton might be a more accesible source of iron.


I am going to Buffalo, NY for a few weeks...my father shot and prepared a deer, so I have lots of yummy venison waiting for me. I am just imagining all the delicious recipes. Gosh, I love venison. That should be a good one (it's listed as a diamond in SWAMI) and since it is "wild," it has more lean meat and a higher concentration of iron, I am sure.

Melissa
Posted by: Melisa, Saturday, December 10, 2011, 7:37pm; Reply: 12
Quoted from Kristin


Ferritin reflects your storage of iron in the liver, so your recent consumption of iron probably would not be reflected in the test results. And with blood tests, it really is the results over a period of time that give the best overall picture of your health and yourself as an individual. A consistent value in the lower ranges may just be normal for your body.


This is true Kristin,

I never have fit the "textbook definition" of anything. My body's idea of balance is not like everyone else's.

Melissa
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Saturday, December 10, 2011, 7:56pm; Reply: 13
Floridix is a great product.
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