Are Iron Supplements That Bad?

Star ChaserStar Chaser Powered by Shred
edited October 2014 in General Discussion

When someone has an infection, the body produces Leukocyte Endogenous Mediator, which lowers blood iron levels. It does this because bacteria feed on iron. 


 


Case 1: The masai tribe: fewer than 10% suffered amoeba infections, after supplementing with iron, 88% developed infections.


 


Case 2: Somali Nomads: low iron levels in diet, when supplemented with iron, there was a 30% increase in infections within a month.


 


 


 


Does anyone know any other cases or medical studies to back this up? The reason why I ask is I have a few cheaper multis left over that I want to clean up. They contain iron. If there is true validity to this.. then !@#$ that.. they're hitting the trash.


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  • RekaReka ✭✭✭

    Can you check your iron levels first?


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  • John BrissonJohn Brisson The Legend Formerly Known as Ron Swanson ✭✭✭

    Bacteria can use free Iron to make biofilm. This is one of the reasons lactoferrin works against biofilm it causes the body to use free iron and expel the rest. So you are correct in your inference. http://www.medical-hypotheses.com/article/S0306-9877%2804%2900283-X/abstract?cc=y


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  • Star ChaserStar Chaser Powered by Shred


    Can you check your iron levels first?




     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


    I live in Canada, so probably not. I'd have to fake another illness again to get the tests I want  ;)




    Bacteria can use free Iron to make biofilm. This is one of the reasons lactoferrin works against biofilm it causes the body to use free iron and expel the rest. So you are correct in your inference. http://www.medical-hypotheses.com/article/S0306-9877%2804%2900283-X/abstract?cc=y




     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


    Straight from the experts mouth! Thanks for pointing me in the right direction, i'll look into the iron-biofilm relationship.

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