I am taking a multivitamin with Iron. Can I take the bee pollen with this?
First, I would need to know a little more about you before I
decided that an iron containing multi-vitamin was right for you. I
usually do not recommend taking iron containing supplements unless you have
been diagnosed with anemia or are a menstruating woman.
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Iron has a high capacity for oxidation in the body and should not be taken
unless it is needed. Most men and non-menstruating women do not need iron
unless a blood test shows that they are deficient.
In regards to your initial question, bee pollen is fine to take in conjunction
with your iron containing multi. In fact, bee pollen does have some
anti-oxidant properties which will help offset any oxidation that can occur
from taking iron.
Hope that helps.
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