Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to our most commonly asked questions, such as:
How much iron do I need? How often should I take iron? What does iron do in my body?


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Signs your immune system needs a boost

Feeling sleepy? Stressed? Sick all the time? It might be time to strengthen your immune system. Here’s how.

Iron Deficiency vs. Iron Deficiency Anemia: What’s the difference?

Learn the difference between iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia, what causes both, and how to treat them with a high-quality iron supplement.

Iron deficiency anemia and plant-based eating

Iron-rich vegan recipes and expert tips to maintain healthy iron levels and avoid iron deficiency anemia on a plant-based diet.

Foods that deplete your iron and can affect iron absorption

While some foods are packed with iron, others can block iron absorption—leading to iron deficiency anemia. Here are the foods and vitamins to watch out for. 

How to safely exercise if you have iron deficiency anemia

Anemia doesn’t mean your workout days are over. Here’s how to boost your iron levels while exercising safely and effectively.

Always cold? The link between anemia and body temperature

If you’re constantly shivering or your hands are always cold, iron deficiency anemia might be to blame for your thermoregulation woes. 

Your Guide to Iron Tests: How often should I be checking my iron levels?

Think you might have an iron deficiency? Here’s everything you need to know about getting your iron levels checked, the many types of iron tests, and how to have a more informed conversation with your doctor.

Iron for runners: Everything you need to know

56% of runners suffer from an iron deficiency. Here’s how every runner can spot the symptoms, take action, and prevent low iron and anemia for the long run. 

15 signs you might have an iron deficiency

Wondering if your iron levels are low (and what you can do about it)? Here are 15 of the most common symptoms of an iron deficiency.

Anemia and Crohn’s disease: how to safely up your iron intake

Over a third of people with Crohn’s disease suffer from iron deficiency anemia. We’re breaking down why — plus the best iron supplement for Crohn’s.

What does liposomal mean and how can it help my iron deficiency?

Does your iron supplement come in liposomal form? If not, it should. Here’s everything you need to know about the benefits of liposomal iron.

The many causes of mouth ulcers (and how to prevent them)

From low iron to highly acidic fruits, there are several reasons why canker sores might make an appearance. Here are the main causes to watch out for — and the prevention techniques to keep your mouth ulcer-free.

Supplements to support your immune system when everyone around you is sick

After a global pandemic, we’re guessing staying healthy is pretty high on your priority list. Here are the best supplements and vitamins to boost your immune system and avoid sickness — even during flu season.

The link between heavy menstrual bleeding & low iron

Almost 25% of women struggle with a heavy flow. With all that blood loss, it’s no wonder that women are 18% more likely to develop an iron deficiency. If you suffer from HUB, here’s how to keep your iron levels in check.

Why some iron supplements have nasty side effects (and how to avoid them)

Here’s everything you need to know about iron supplements and gastro-intestinal side effects. Plus, what supplements to choose to avoid those pesky side effects altogether.

Recipes to boost your iron intake this summer

Anemia can get even worse in the heat, but with iron-rich foods and effective supplements, you can keep your iron balanced all summer long.

Iron Deficiency During Pregnancy: Best Supplements and Iron-Rich Foods

Pregnancy is best summed up in two words: “wonderful” and “challenging!” If you’re dealing with an iron deficiency during pregnancy, you’ll know that it doesn’t make the months any more wonderful. But more challenging? Without a doubt. 

Can Low Iron Stop Your Period? 4 FAQs About Iron Deficiency and Menstruation

Ferosom Canada answers the top FAQ's on Iron Deficiency & Menstruation. Are you losing too much blood during your period? Do Iron pills make your period lighter?

Ferosom Forte and Bariatric Surgery: Post Recovery

Everyone needs to get the right amount of iron, and especially those who have gone through major surgery. According to the University of Rochester Medical Center, anemia (low iron) is a condition that can often result after bariatric surgery.

Ferosom Forte and Pregnancy: Why You Need It

Being pregnant can be both a wonderful and a difficult time. While your belly is rising up and your breasts are growing a mind of their own, the last thing you need is to be worrying about your iron levels.

Preventing Anemia with Ferosom Forte

Many people live without enough iron in their system, and do not even know it. Studies have shown that, amazingly, up to 25% of the world’s population suffers from low iron and that up to 8% of Canadian women have low iron stores.