Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for May 30, 2007

Found this today on the dosage of iron.

How much is usually taken? If a doctor diagnoses iron deficiency, iron supplementation is essential. To treat iron deficiency, a common recommended amount for an adult is 100 mg per day; that amount is usually reduced after the deficiency is corrected. When iron deficiency is diagnosed, the doctor must also determine the cause.

So with that, I take the 25 mg of iron chelate just before bedtime for a daily total of 45 mg. More googling turned up some interesting links between iron and candida.


Lactoferrin is a protein molecule which attaches itself to the iron in your food to transport it to your cells. Frequently iron deficiencies are caused, not by lack of iron, but by poor iron absorption because of insufficient lactoferrin.

The soil organisms in Nature’s Biotics may help to eliminate iron deficiencies caused by insufficient lactoferrin as they have been shown to produce lactoferrin. Lactoferrin helps prevent excess iron in the blood by transporting that iron to cells.

Important for dealing with a Candida yeast infection, lactoferrin may help prevent Candida from using iron as a food source. The significance of this is that free iron may be a primary food source for Candida. Take that food source away by increasing the amount of lactoferrin, and the Candida yeast infection may not do so well.

Nature’s Biotics is particularly useful if you are taking iron supplements, as they tend to be poorly absorbed. If you don’t increase your lactoferrin levels, the iron supplements could end up feeding the Candida yeast.

Lactoferrin is a globular multifunctional protein with antimicrobial activity (bacteriocide, fungicide), is part of the innate defense, mainly at mucoses. Lactoferrin is found in milk and many mucosal secretions such as tears and saliva. Lactoferrin is also present in secondary granules of PMN and also is secreted by some acinar cells. Lactoferrin can be purified from milk or produced recombinantly. Human colostrum has the highest concentration, followed by human milk, then cow milk.

May 30, 2007 - Posted by | Health | ,

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