Table showing Anemia nutrients and vitamin.
|Iron||As prescribed by physician. Take with 100 mg vitamin C for better absorption.||To restore iron. Use a ferrous gluconate form.
Caution: Do not take iron unless anemia is diagnosed.
|or Floradix Iron + Herbs from Salus Haus||2 tsp twice daily||Contains a readily absorbable form of iron that is nontoxic and from a natural source.|
|Ram liver extract||500 mg twice daily.||Contains all the elements needed for red blood cell production. Use liver from organically raised beef. Consider injections (under a doctor’s supervision).|
|Blackstrap molasses||1 tbsp twice daily for adults; 1 tsp added to milk for children and infants.||Contains iron and essential B vitamins.|
|Folic acid||800 mcg twice daily.||Needed for red blood cell formation.|
|plus biotin||300 mcg twice daily.|
|Vitamin B12 injections||2cc once weekly or as prescribed by physician.||Essential in red blood cell production and to break down and prepare protein for cellular use. Injections (under a doctor’s supervision) are best. If injections are not available, use a lozenge or sublingual form for best absorption.|
or vitamin B12 (anemia nutrients)
|2,000 mcg 3 times daily.|
|Vitamin B complex||50 mg of each major B vitamin 3 times daily (amounts of individual vitamins in a complex will vary).||B vitamins work best when taken together. A sublingual form is recommended.|
|plus extra pantothenic acid (vitamin B5)||50 mg 3 times daily.||Important in red blood cell production. Involved in cellular reproduction.|
|and vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)||100 mg daily.||Aids absorption of vitamin B12.|
|Vitamin C plus bioflavonoids||3,000-10,000 mg daily.||Important in iron absorption.|
|Brewer’s yeast||As directed on label.||Rich in basic nutrients and a good source of B vitamins.|
|Coenzyme A from Coenzyme-A Technologies||As directed on label.||Supports the immune system’s detoxification of many dangerous substances.|
|Copper||2 mg daily.||Needed in red blood cell production.|
|and zinc||30 mg daily. Do not exceed this amount.||Note: If more zinc is used, increase copper proportionately. Needed to balance with copper.|
|Raw spleen glandular||As directed on label.|
|S-Adenosylmethionine (SAMe)||As directed on label.||Helps reduce stress and depression.
Caution: Do not use if you have bipolar mood disorder or take prescription antidepressants. Do not give to a child under twelve.
|Vitamin A||10,000 IU daily.||Important antioxidants.|
|plus natural beta-carotene||15,000 IU daily.|
|or carotenoid complex (Betatene)||As directed on label.|
|Vitamin E||200 IU daily. Take separately from iron supplements.||Important for red blood cell survival; prolongs the life span of these cells. Use an emulsion form for easier assimilation. Use d-alpha-tocopherol form.|
❑ Alfalfa, bilberry, cherry, dandelion, goldenseal, grape skins, hawthorn berry, mullein, nettle, Oregon grape root, pau d’arco, red raspberry, shepherd’s purse, and yellow dock are good for anemia.
Cautions: Do not take goldenseal or Oregon grape root during pregnancy. Do not take goldenseal internally on a daily basis for more than one week at a time. Do not use it during pregnancy or if you are breast-feeding, and use with caution if you are allergic to ragweed. If you have a history of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or glaucoma, use it only under a doctor’s supervision.
❑ Herbalists consider nettle (Urtica dioica), a nutritious plant rich in iron, vitamin C, chlorophyll, and other minerals, an effective supplement in the treatment of irondeficiency anemia.