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    Do iron and multivitamins bought at shops actually help much? I've been feeling tired lately (maybe due to putting lots of effort into my running) and in the past tests have shown borderline anaemia on several occasions but not enough for the go to prescribe ferrous sulphate tablets. I just feel very lazy like I can't be bothered to do things and everything seems like too much of a chore. I never really perk up u til 6pm ish and even then I have the can't be bothered feeling. When I go running I only really enjoy the sitting down having a drink and chat afterwards. There could be several reasons for this but if it is a lack of iron is there much evidence to show that multivitamins bought in store help? Or are they a bit of a fad?
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    I was literally just on bbc Iplayer watching 'the truth about about healthy eating' and apprently they don't actually work
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    Go and see your GP. Check for iron and then follow the suggested dose. Multis contain far lower amounts than iron tablets.

    Take between meals and with a bit of fruit juice. Food is always better.

    http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Anaemia...Treatment.aspx
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    Do iron and multivitamins bought at shops actually help much? I've been feeling tired lately (maybe due to putting lots of effort into my running) and in the past tests have shown borderline anaemia on several occasions but not enough for the go to prescribe ferrous sulphate tablets. I just feel very lazy like I can't be bothered to do things and everything seems like too much of a chore. I never really perk up u til 6pm ish and even then I have the can't be bothered feeling. When I go running I only really enjoy the sitting down having a drink and chat afterwards. There could be several reasons for this but if it is a lack of iron is there much evidence to show that multivitamins bought in store help? Or are they a bit of a fad?
    Go see a doctor first to make sure they wouldn't advise anything else but yes (if you get ones with iron in).
    They don't have much so if you had a proper deficiency they wouldn't help, but it is enough to give you a little boost of it. If your levels have dropped more and you need supplements your gp can prescribe iron tablets in the right dosage for what you need, but if not ask them how much they think you should take from multivitamins.
    If you've recently started running it may be that you are using up too much protien so having a protien shake after a run could help.
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    They only increase it temporarily. For the real stuff eat more foods with vitamins
 
 
 
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