Anemia is one of the most common causes of hair loss in women. But did you know that many multi-vitamins do NOT come with iron in them?
If you’re having an iron deficiency (anemia), assuming that a multi-vitamin will help you could be wrong! If you are losing hair due to anemia, taking iron pills is a good option. Eating foods rich in iron is another option. The causes of anemia are many – vegetarian diets that lack iron, poor iron absorption, not enough iron intake or just plain old being a women (iron levels drop because of your period!)
There are many options for iron supplements. I personally recommend any sort of “easy iron” because it’s softer on the stomach. Regular iron can cause a bit of cramping (at least with me), so the easy to digest kinds work better. Not because they necessarily “work better” but because I don’t mind taking them regularly because they have no side effects. Please leave comments if you have experience with any of these products.
Vegan Iron, 25mg/100 pills
Ultra: Sustained Release Iron
Iron Ease (for easier digestion)
Ultimate Iron (with additives to help absorption)
Iron + Multi-vitamins or Other stuff
Chewable Iron with Vitamin C and other herbs
Energizing Iron Pills
Vegan Iron + Multivitamin
Alive! Multivitamin with Iron
Food Source Iron + C
Herbal Iron: Liquid Iron +
Liquid B with Iron