I don’t have the experience to say, but be careful that you don’t overcompensate the other way. Too much iron has negative effects as well, I believe. Has a doctor or nutritionist recommended your supplementation routine?
Do plant based female endurance athletes supplement?
I am currently recovering from an iron deficiency (ferritin was 22, now 32), likely due to simultaneously reducing my consumption of animal products and increasing my training load this past winter. At the moment I am supplementing with liquid iron, consuming plant based iron with vitamin C in every meal, and eating red meat about every other day in order to build iron stores as quickly as possible.
I’m pondering whether I can cut out animal products again once my ferritin levels get to a healthy range? I prefer to not eat meat or animal products, but not at the cost of iron deficiency. I’m wondering how female vegan athletes do it? I imagine they are very cognizant of getting plant based iron in every meal, but do they also supplement? I haven’t been able to find much good, specific information about this online, so any examples would be valuable to me. Thanks!
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