Mommy Greenest Approved: Gaia Herbs PlantForce Liquid Iron

liquid iron supplement box against white backgroundMany of my friends complain that they feel drained, especially when they are having their periods. They say that they lack energy, have trouble sleeping and difficulty concentrating—all symptoms of anemia, which can be caused by an iron deficiency. And although I’m no doctor, I make the same recommendation to everyone: Start taking iron.

I’ve been supplementing with iron daily for 15 years now, ever since I was first pregnant. And although menstruation is not exactly an enjoyable experience, I no longer get that totally-drained-can’t-lift-my-head kind of feeling that I had before I started taking it.

But there’s one little hitch in my prescription: Up until recently, I was getting my iron through prenatal vitamins. Taking iron as an individual supplement left me—TMI perhaps?—constipated.

And although my doctor says there’s nothing really wrong with the practice—the only downside is that prenatals fail as a calcium supplement and give me a little bit more iron and folic acid than I need—those vitamins may be missing the mark.

Enter Gaia Herbs PlantForce Liquid Iron. [Read more…]