Iron,typically is best absorbed on empty stomach and is usually advised 30 min.before breakfast to be taken with a glass of orange juice(contains Vit.C) or with a Vit.C supplement.Fibers,phytates,coffee,tea and bran interfere with the absorption.
THE MOST IMPORTANT POINT IS ONCE THE BLOOD COUNTS REACH NORMAL,IRON SUPPLEMENTS ARE TO BE CONTINUED FOR SIX MONTHS;SO THERE IS NO QUICK-FIX FOR THIS MINERAL'S DEFICIENCY.
In people like "DIZZY DEVIL"the options are, depending on the severity of iron deficit,either taking it with meals or in a more drastic situation like excess menstrual bleeding in one cycle compounding the situation,considering an Intravenous route of administration.
Trace amounts of Vit.B2(Riboflavin)and copper too, help to correct the iron-def.anaemia
In Jano's case the dinnertime dose must have been 1000mgs;Typer's devil!
Post Edited (spooky) : 7/24/2006 6:24:04 AM (GMT-6)