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#1 of 8 Old 06-26-2007, 05:03 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Has anyone here taken a chlorophyll supplement for anemia in pregnancy? Did it work for you?

My midwife said today to start taking Floradix, 1 mg of folic acid and 500 mg of Vitamin C a day. I have a bottle of chlorophyll that a friend gave me, so I've started using that too.

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I have been taking Floradix for ages because of anemia, and during my pregnancy, my midwife said my iron was great for a pregnant woman!
I had never heard my iron levels were anything but *meh* let alone for a pregnant woman!

SO yeah, Floradix is great stuff!

I also take liquid chlorophyll, just for the heck of it I've never heard of it's benefits for iron, but it's good to know!
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I'm taking Perfect Food Greens supplement by garden of life. It seems to provide tons of minerals and has 36% RDV for Iron. I noticed my hair growing faster and energy increased *when* I remember to take it regularly. I recommend dividing the dosage to start with. I take the powder so its really intense tasting-Mixing with juice helps..
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I take a liquid chlorophyll supp on the midwife's recommendation. I just pour however much she told me into my morning water bottle. It has no flavor, but the kind I have does have added mint oil, so it smells like a stick of gum, but has not flavor.

When I remember to do it daily, it does seem to help with my energy. I think I'll keep taking it through early nursing as well!
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I'm on a chlorophyll supplement as well but not for the iron. I just don't eat my veggies very well so my mw's thought it would be best. Honestly I couldn't do the liquid stuff. It didn't seem tasteless to me at all and I had a hard time choking it down so I went to the capsules. I think they are really good to get your Vit K levels up as well since they are made of alfalfa.

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I too tried the liquid for awhile, but it gave me heartburn. So now I take 600 mg a day by capsule. It REALLY helps with my energy! I have to chase around a 2 year old. so I can't nap all the time like I did with my first pregnancy.

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I took the liquid version for anemia and I think it really helped. Never gave me any problems.

Don't forget about blackstrap molasses for anemia, too. 1/4 teaspoon daily.
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I'm taking a tablespoon of blackstrap molasses every other day, a shot of wheatgrass drink mixed with a bit of applejuice also every other day or so, Floradix every other day or so, prenatal vitamins and eat eggs often. I also drink nettle and/or raspberry leaf tea daily.
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