Best IRON Supplements

(Last Updated On: September 6, 2019)

Is it safe to consume iron supplements? I mean iron is a metal and is it safe to consume metals? It could be also that the human requires iron and needs to produce iron. People with iron deficiencies can suffer some health issues. One serious result of iron deficiency is anemia, which is when the red blood cells cannot produce a substance that allows the red blood cells to carry oxygen. This will cause the person to be sleepy and short of breath.     

Nature Made 65mg Iron

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The company says you may receive different packaging because the company is in the process of changing its packaging. You will receive the same great product in either product. According to FDA regulations, you may see a unit of measure or a new daily value for the ingredients in the product. Each bottle contains a 6-month supply of supplements Iron 65 mg (from Ferrous Sulfate) Tablets. Or each bottle contains 180 tablets. 

The supplement is vital for proper red blood formation and adults who have an iron deficiency should take 1 tablet daily with water and a meal. This is the recommended dose for those you have an iron deficiency. The product has not been approved by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Feedback: The product has had over 980 reviews written about it which is a solid number. The first reviewer states that she is 36 weeks pregnant and at 20 weeks she was diagnosed with anemia. She started craving ice and she ate it all the time which is not good for her teeth. She started taking these supplements and slowly the ice craving dissipated. But she does say it helped the anemia. We know it helped the anemia. The customer says it is a good product and she highly recommends it. The customer rated the product 5-stars.  

The above review does not tackle the heart of the matter and state if the product is beneficial for treating anemia or not. It is supposed to treat anemia but the client does not say if it helped her anemia or not. 

The customer says she did not read “other Ingredients” that says the product contains Polysorbate 80 which supposedly causes tumors, heart failure, and stroke…. She says it is causally linked to these health issues. But it has not been proven beyond doubt that it is even remotely related to these health conditions. She is so frustrated she bought the product in haste and she rated the product one-star but this may not be a valid rating. She does not know if the product will cause these serious health issues or not. The review is suggestive at best. Again, there is no concrete evidence to support these observations. She may give the product a try and see if it helps her or not.

The customer took the supplement on an empty stomach and she regretted it. She had an upset stomach, nausea, and she vomited. She says it is a good supplement that helps anemia but she warns to take it while eating a meal. The instructions on the bottle say to eat the supplement with a meal so you do not have the effects this lady had. She rated the product 3-stars which seems unfair because she made the mistake of taking the supplement on an empty stomach. She also says it helps anemia so she could have rated the product higher.  

The customer says the product contains a little bit of calcium with the iron. The customer claims there studies that have proven that when calcium and iron are mixed together it is harder for the body to absorb the iron. She wonders why the company would put calcium in the iron supplement because it is harder for the body to absorb the iron. If it is a little bit of calcium it maybe so menial that it will not affect the absorption of the iron into the body. The customer does not give any research data to support her claims.

Why would the company add calcium if it hinders the absorption of iron? The customer rated the product one star which again may not be a fair or realistic review. Why would a company knowingly put an ingredient in its product that would hinder iron to be absorbed into the body? 

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MegaFood, Blood Builder, Daily Iron Supplement and Multivitamin

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The company claims the supplement will help to improve energy levels and it has been proven to do this according to research but there is no data recorded to support these observations made by the company in the product description. The product will not cause constipation, nausea, or vomiting. If it is consumed on an empty stomach. It can also be taken at any time of the day. 

It delivers 26mg of FoodState iron and it will help women in their menstrual cycles, pregnant women with anemic conditions. It will help teenagers, vegetarians, and probably anyone can take the supplement safely. The product is made by the company’s SLO-food process includes iron, Includes FoodState BeetRoot and Vitamin C delivered together with organic oranges to support iron absorption. Take one tablet once a day. So follow the dose direction. Made without GMOs, tested for 125+ herbicides and pesticides, Free of gluten, dairy and soy; Certified B Corp; Certified Glyphosate Residue Free; Certified Kosher. The product is made with real food and added nutrients in conjunction with people who share the company’s core values.     

Feedback: The product has received over 2400 reviews which is a very good number. The customer usually does not write reviews but she was compelled to write this review. The customer originally purchases the product after reading a review. The customer has been feeling tired–anemic– for the last several years and she accepted as being normal. She was 45-years-old but she admired her friends who were full of energy and did the laundry and all types of chores. 

She started taking this product and it changed her life. She says it increased her energy levels as her red blood cells started producing the substance that allowed the red blood cells to carry oxygen. She just wanted to sleep all the time before taking this supplement. Now, she has so much energy she runs circles around her apartment keeping it clean and she is producing so much more at work now.

She says she would rate the product 10 stars if she could because the product works so well. She rated the product 5-stars and she says it is a wonder drug and she cannot thank the company enough for making the product. The only problem is she may have become addicted to the product and she may have a deeper-lying health issue that she needs to have checked out. 

The wife’s husband was admitted to ICU–at Christmas–which was at the time of this writing. He had to be taken ICU because he was bleeding profusely and he had to have 4 blood transfusions and he had to take many iron supplements. He went to the doctor who prescribed some iron tablets that were 65mg and he had to take them 3 times a day. They made his stomach hurt and he was constipated. The wife said this is too much. She told him to stop taking the supplements and her husband take these supplements. 

The supplements built up his blood and iron levels and he went back to the doctor. The doctor said he did not have to take any medication anymore. They did not tell the doctor that he was not taking the medication she prescribed or that he was taking this supplement. Now he will eat foods with plenty of iron and he will see how he does. The husband should have told the doctor he stopped taking the medication she prescribed and why he stopped taking it. He should have told her what he was taking. His blood issue may be a serious health condition that should be researched by his doctor to find the root cause. The customer’s wife rated the product 5-stars. 

Feosol Ferrous Sulfate Iron, High Potency Iron Supplement

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The bottle contains 120 capsules of Feosol Ferrous Sulfate Iron pills. High potency Feosol original contains ferrous sulfate which is supposedly a time-tested sulfate. But the company does not say how it was time-tested. Each capsule contains 360 mg of iron which is 60% of the RDA daily requirement. It is a high potency iron supplement which is safe for seniors, athletes, pregnant women, and just about anyone. Check with your physician to see if the supplement is safe for you to take. The company says seniors may at risk for low iron levels. Poor dietary intake may lead to iron deficiency anemia, fatigue & low energy. As of 2000, iron deficiency anemia affects 2-8% of males aged 12 to 15, 1-3% of males aged 16 to 69, 10-14% of females aged 12 to 49, and 5-12% of females aged 50 to 69.     

The company says the supplement can help you if you need to increase their iron levels and the company says the product may help the body absorb the iron. The company says the product is the number#1 pharmacist recommended iron supplement. The product will help your body to stay healthy and it will maintain the body’s iron levels. Only take the recommended dose because if you do not you make suffer from nausea, vomiting, and an upset stomach.

Feedback: The customer writes a helpful review for people who are trying to decide whether to buy the product or not. The consumer bought a 4 month supply of product for $10.00 which is a very good price. The customer says they have only been taking the supplement for 2 days but it caught them off guard. The supplement kick started their energy the second day they took the product. 

They were expecting it to take a little bit of time for the supplement to work. The second day it increased their energy levels and they are excited about how the supplement will help them in the future. The customer suffered no side effects from consuming the supplement and the client rated the product 5-stars. 

The customer says they were diagnosed with anemia. The person was taking the iron twice daily and the doctor suggested the client do this for a few months. The client said they took the supplements before on an empty stomach they became very ill. They always take the supplement with food but it always makes them sick to their stomach. They have a sensitive stomach and they are trying to return the supplement before it is too late. The customer rated the product 3-stars but the consumer did not consult their doctor about not taking the pills anymore.

Does the customer have ulcers or something because they have a very weak stomach that is sensitive? They may also be suffering from serious stomach issues they do not know they have. It is time for the doctor to check for reasons for the customer’s weak stomach.

Garden of Life Iron Complex – Vitamin Code Raw Iron Whole Food Vitamin

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The product helps with iron absorption and it contains raw iron. It also contains 22mg of gentle whole food iron and whole food vitamins C, B 12, and folate to support iron absorption and utilization. The supplement will act like enzymes and probiotics work as it will help with the digestive function. It supports support blood & heart health, immune health, reproductive health, eye health, and mental & physical energy. 

It is made with 23 raw fruits and vegetables and it contains natural cofactors.–Cofactors are inorganic species or at least non-protein compounds that aid enzyme function by increasing the rate of catalysis. Typically cofactors are metal ions.–.these elements will help to keep your body healthy. The product is free of gluten, dairy free, and it has no fillers or binders. 

Feedback: This review is very sensationalistic in nature. The customer says more of a garden of lies but the customer does not say what the lies are. The customer says the company has been owned by Nestle since 2017. Is this bad that the company is owned by Nestle? Who cares if they own this company it will not affect the quality of the product. The customer says they stopped taking the product and their low level of anxiety stopped but what do iron pills have to do with causing anxiety? 

The customer says they had constant pain in my ULQ–upper left quadrant of the mouth– liver/pancreas which seems unlikely an iron supplement would cause pain in these areas of the body. The customer rated the product one star which is meaningless in light of the context of the review. The customer complains he trusted the company blindly. 

One customer rated the product 5-stars and gave a very lengthy review about iron and healthy blood but it was way too lengthy to write here. In essence, the customer says you need to take iron supplements to keep the blood rich and healthy. This customer is into holistic foods and the customer was diagnosed with anemia. But could it be that the holistic medications are causing the customer to have anemia?. The customer says the supplements will slowly kill you. I really do not think these supplements will kill a person. The customer rated the product 1-star. The customer may also be suffering from a deeper health issue than what appears at the surface. 

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Ancestral Supplements Grass Fed Beef Liver (Desiccated) — Natural Iron, Vitamin A, B12 for Energy 

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This is a beef-sourced supplement which may some people uncomfortable because it was taken from the animal. The animals were raised on grass in New Zealand and what is the significance of this is unknown. The product contains natural ingredients and vitamins. THE company says the product will help hair, teeth, and skin. Again, the supplement seems to be taken from animal parts. 

Feedback: The product has had over 1600 reviews written about so it is a popular product. The one customer says he really likes these beef liver supplements and he contacted the company and they gave him a lot of helpful information. The customer has rated the product 5-stars. 


The article has covered some high-quality iron pills that have helped some customers who wrote reviews saying they benefited greatly from the product. One customer said the product was slowly killing him and causing him pain in certain areas of his body which seems highly unlikely. There was another supplement that was made from the beef liver which may cause some customers discomfort. The animals were raised on grass in New Zealand. 

The cattle were fed all organic food sources so they were fed a healthy diet. But still, the fact that the company used their liver to produce the supplements could pose a problem for some customers. 

Written by Irina Radosevic MD
Irina graduated from the University of Belgrade, School of Medicine as a Doctor of Medicine (MD) and spent over 3 years working in the Clinical Hospital Center Zvezdara, in the Department of Emergency Medicine. She also undertook a postgraduate in Cardiology from the same University and had previously worked for over a year as a Physician and Nutritionist Dietitian for the Fitness club Green Zone. She eventually left her chaotic but fulfilling job in the ER to pursue her passion of writing, travelling and mountain climbing which has included writing a first aid course for the alpine club of Belgrade. Irina currently works as a VA for PintMedia focusing on medical and travel writing. Feel free to connect with Irina on LinkedIn and FaceBook. Her CV can be seen here.