Iron deficiency and intelligence

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I found out, after a blood test, my iron levels in my blood are very low.
It goes a long way in explaining why I constantly felt drowsy and whatnot.
This may sound like a stupid question, but would taking supplements (like folic acid) help me make my brain more "sharp", and work better?
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(Original post by Anonymous)
I found out, after a blood test, my iron levels in my blood are very low.
It goes a long way in explaining why I constantly felt drowsy and whatnot.
This may sound like a stupid question, but would taking supplements (like folic acid) help me make my brain more "sharp", and work better?
If your iron levels are that low you should be prescribed iron tablets. Speak to your doctor for more information about that. And speak to a pharmacist about other supplements, but iron should be all you need if that's all you're low in.

For anyone who is wondering no I'm not a doctor.
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If you're deficient in iron then you need to take iron tablets or eat food with iron in every day for the rest of your life. Supplements will not improve your intelligence.
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Plus taking iron tablets or eating food with iron with will solve your problem of drowsiness, you will get tired less with iron supplements/foods.
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(Original post by Anonymous)
I found out, after a blood test, my iron levels in my blood are very low.
It goes a long way in explaining why I constantly felt drowsy and whatnot.
This may sound like a stupid question, but would taking supplements (like folic acid) help me make my brain more "sharp", and work better?
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/iron-deficiency-anaemia/

You can get iron tablets as well
Your GP or nurse will assess how low your levels are and what measures you need to take.
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Anonymous #1
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I see, thank you all! I have really important exams coming up in a little over 2 months so I need to get this sorted out very soon!
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I'm iron deficient too; well the term is anaemic. I take this oral syrup called sytron. Its red and has some metallic after taste, ew. Last year I had a blood test done and my iron was low back then too so they gave me ferrous fumarate tablets. They were fine, a bit hard to swallow, but they make ur **** black. lol. So ye, ask ur gp. They usually give you a prescription when ur iron levels are pretty low, or u can buy oral solutions urself.
(Original post by Anonymous)
I see, thank you all! I have really important exams coming up in a little over 2 months so I need to get this sorted out very soon!
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