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High Iron and what to eat on a ride

sextoke1sextoke1 Posts: 133
Age around 50, just been told I have high iron and just need to take precautions. Cut down on beer(censored ) red meat, and don't take supplements.... Just a few questions if any one can answer( forgot to ask the doctor, needed time to take in) I take the High 5 tabs in my water bottle, sometimes a gel and a energy bar most rides( Oat snack) and a few jellies as well. Just wondering if there is any cyclists out there that have high iron and if they take these products or what to avoid while out on a spin.

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  • craigus89craigus89 Posts: 887
    Check the packet?
  • racerexracerex Posts: 56
    My iron level was pretty high a couple of years ago and I was sent to a specialist to test for Hemochromatosis. In the end nothing really came of it, except the specialist said the only way to get rid of high iron is to get rid of blood. So I donate blood every eight weeks and that takes care of it. I've never heard any issue with beer, unless you have liver damage and drinking heavily. What you eat on a ride shouldn't be any different because of a high iron level. Eat, Ride, Be Happy.
  • sextoke1sextoke1 Posts: 133
    Thanks for that. I heard about giving blood and i will up that. It is all down to the way you take things as well. If you have orange juice, followed by a meal with red meat with broccoli and wine or beer. the absorption rate would be a lot higher. Supplements can have high levels of iron. Looking at the High5 tabs, they have Vitamin C, I just need to see if the levels and the rate of drinking them posses a problem, just starting out, so will keep doing the same till I find out more.
  • big_harvbig_harv Posts: 512
    Turmeric. Might be "Daily Express science" but it is generally believed to reduce iron levels. Either in the cooking or as a tablet (supplement). My wife had this problem and the evidence seemed to be in its favour. It can't hurt anyway.
  • sextoke1sextoke1 Posts: 133
    Big Harv wrote:
    Turmeric. Might be "Daily Express science" but it is generally believed to reduce iron levels. Either in the cooking or as a tablet (supplement). My wife had this problem and the evidence seemed to be in its favour. It can't hurt anyway.
    Thanks, I will look that up.
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