Well, some opinions are informed and some are not. The following link goes to the prestigious Mayo clinic, which also says iron should not be taken with food. It does say that iron may be taken with food if it bothers the stomach, but says that it is better to take it without food:
So why not try taking it without food? If it bothers the stomach, then you can always take it differently...with food. My daughter took 18 mg a day in a multivitamin with food all her life but bordered on anemia, anyway...
When we learned how iron should be taken, and then started 25 mg daily of Solgar's gentle iron with OJ, at the proper times, in only a month's time her hemoglobin, ferritin, TSAT, etc had risen to healthy levels.
So I hate to see anybody take it with food, etc, which can reduce absorption and get in the way of what they are trying to do. Also, it can force people to take higher doses of iron, just to make sure it is absorbed.
Post Edited (njmom) : 1/11/2008 1:09:20 PM (GMT-7)