Prenatal Iron
Prenatal Iron
Prenatal Iron
Prenatal Iron

Prenatal Iron

 

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I love that Needed's Iron is separate from their Prenatal Multi. Iron needs vary by trimester and from mama to mama. The variable dosing with Needed's is perfect!”

— Dr. Ari Calhoun, ND

Find your optimal dosage

No Testing:

Preconception

1 capsule / day

First Trimester

1 capsule / day

Second Trimester

2 capsules / day

Third Trimester

2 capsules / day

0 - 6 Weeks Postpartum

2 capsules / day

7 Weeks+ Postpartum

1 capsule / day

With Ferritin Testing

(Ferritin in your blood serum):

<12
ng/mL

4 capsules / day

12 - 25
ng/mL

3 capsules / day

25 - 60
ng/mL

2 capsules / day

60 - 75
ng/mL

1 capsule / day

75 - 100
ng/mL

0 capsule / day

100+
ng/mL

* See below

* Consult your doctor for additional testing as inflammation and/or insulin resistance could be causing your ferritin to rise

Pair our Iron with our Prenatal Multi

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What makes Needed’s Prenatal Iron different than others?
We offer an Iron bound to Glycine as Ferrous Bisglycinate Chelate (Ferrochel™) in 13.5mg capsules that allow you to more easily dose up or down as you need. Ferrous Bisglycinate Chelate is a mineral chelate in which Iron is bound to two Glycine amino acid molecules. It is easily absorbed by the body and, unlike most other Iron forms, it minimizes constipation and gastric upset.
Why do you offer Iron separately from your Prenatal Multi??
We recommend taking Iron away from our Prenatal Multi, as Iron can interact negatively with other nutrients. We also recommend taking only as much as you need (some mamas do not need to supplement), as too much supplemental Iron can generate oxidative stress and alter the gut microbiome. Talk to your health practitioner about testing your Iron status before, during, and after pregnancy, and supplement if you are falling short. Our Iron is bound to Glycine for better absorption and digestive comfort.
How do I know how much Iron I need?
Start by scrolling up and reviewing our dosage chart. This chart was created in partnership with a group of women’s health practitioners that regularly test women's Iron levels before, during, and after pregnancy.
Is your Iron vegan, allergen free, and Non-GMO?
It is vegan and allergen free, meaning no milk, egg, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soy, and gluten are contained in the product. It is also free of GMOs, artificial colors, artificial flavors, preservatives, and other additives and fillers.
What are the "other ingredients" in your Iron?
Iron as Ferrous Bisglycinate Chelate (Ferrochel™) is carried in vegetable capsules made from cellulose with a small amount of extra cellulose and the amino acid, L-Leucine, to help place the Iron into capsules.
Where is your Iron manufactured?
Our Iron is manufactured in the United States at a FDA, GMP and QAI Certified Organic facility.
What kind of testing do you do?
We test every batch for performance and quality, including through third parties that test for nutritional content, pesticides and herbicides, heavy metals, microbes, allergens, and other contaminants.
I’ve found Iron really makes me nauseous while I am pregnant, will your product work for me?
Our Iron is the Ferrous Bisglycinate Chelate form, a mineral chelate in which Iron is bound to two Glycine amino acids. It is easily absorbed by the body and, unlike most other Iron forms, it minimizes constipation or gastric upset.
Can I customize my subscription based on my monthly Iron needs?
Our subscriptions are flexible, you can easily adjust it to receive your Iron at a different cadence than our standard monthly delivery. Email us at hello@thisisneeded.com if you need help.
How do I track my package, and what happens if it is damaged or goes missing?
We've partnered with Route, the leader in package protection and tracking solutions, to guarantee your products make it safely into your hands. We've covered the cost of Route+ on your order so it will be protected from damage, loss*, or theft. In the unfortunate case that your order never comes or is broken upon arrival, you can easily file a claim with Route and receive a replacement or be fully reimbursed. We are excited to offer this service to you at no additional cost! Claims for packages marked "delivered" must be filed after 5 days and before 15 days from the date the package was marked "delivered." Claims for packages presumed to be lost (where the status is not "delivered") must be filed after 7 (20 for international) days and within 30 days from the last checkpoint. You will receive an email from Route after your purchase with instructions on how to download Route’s mobile app for iOS from the App Store to visually track your package and receive real-time notifications on its estimated delivery.