Anyone here anemic?
I recently had a comprehensive blood work-up done and was diagnosed "borderline anemic" for which I was prescribed Ferrous one sulfate tablet 325 mg daily. I think I eat well (I am an omnivore) I also drink Kratom tea all day every day. I am just wondering if Kratom may be inhibiting iron absorption. Has anyone else noticed this?
Also, I wonder why it takes so long for text to appear in this box? There seems to be a big lag from the time I press a key and when it appears in a sentence. What is this spinning circle of blue dots?
Hey Mark , good to see you again !
I personally haven’t had this issue with anemia..... and haven’t heard of the kratom correlation with anemia . But we are all diff , have diff needs.
Eating iron rich foods , nettle , beets , meat , dark leafy greens will help .
Sometimes glitches could be the issue with a lag time response to typing . Might have to many things opened in your cache . Try rebooting your device or clearing your cache if this problems occurs .
Please keep us posted on this situation . In most cases , folks blood work comes back better than before they started consuming kratom . But again, we are all diff and this may or may not have anything to do with krstom consumption .
Thx for sharing this with the community! Hope it all gets remedied 🙏🙏
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I used to drink several cups of regular tea a day, and I think that slightly lowered my iron levels.
A number of dietary factors influence iron absorption. Ascorbate and citrate increase iron uptake in part by acting as weak chelators to help to solubilize the metal in the duodenum (Table 1) (Conrad and Umbreit, 1993). Iron is readily transferred from these compounds into the mucosal lining cells. Conversely, iron absorption is inhibited by plant phytates and tannins. These compounds also chelate iron, but prevent its uptake by the absorption machinery (see below). Phytates are prominent in wheat and some other cereals, while tannins are prevalent in (non-herbal) teas.
I’m anemic and have been for years. Unknown if kratom is a contributing factor. I do know I was using kratom all day every day until some recent lab tests showed problems (not anything to do with iron).
I tried cutting my kratom significantly and my labs improved, but still not great. I’m super bummed and have had to completely quit using kratom at all in order to get my bloodwork done AGAIN and I’m currently waiting on the most recent results from 3 tests last week. Indefinitely but maybe for good except MAYBE for acute, short term pain.
I’m sure my age has something to do with it, and I just used it WAY TOO FREQUENTLY and the benefits had faded without my paying enough attention to my use.
As a kratom advocate, I am a big supporter no matter what happens with my personal journey.
Back to anemia. I see a hematologist because my hives (allergic reaction to new medication) was confused with leukemia many years ago. She is an amazing blood cancer doctor. She has me taking iron supplements found in Vitron-C and she (the hematologist) does not recommend ferrous sulfate as a valuable treatment for my anemia. Vitron-C is an over the counter vitamin supplement I get at the local pharmacy and my anemia has improved a tiny bit, but not great. My diet has very little meat in it.
Finally, I’m also annoyed with the blue dot circle of waiting and dumping my cache didn’t fix that. I simply lost all of my saved passwords 🤷♀️.
THANK YOU for sticking with the forum as is for now. These discussions are important. I’m working closely with the developer of the site and I will happily mention that issue needing resolution. I think I dropped the ball on that one, so I appreciate your reminder!
Have a wee bit better day!