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If I take 25 mg iron bisglycinate form and need 325 ferrous

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If I take 25 mg iron bisglycinate form and need 325 ferrous sulfate how many do I take?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

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325 mg ferrous sulfate has 65 mg elemental iron.

So you need about 2 and half tabs of iron bisglycinate as equivalent dose of 325 mg ferrous sulfate.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How many 25 mg iron bisglycinate form do I take to equal 325mg ferrous sulfate?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Please see above

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I know 325 ferous sulfate is the same as 65 elemental BUT bisglycinate is not Elemental so how can it be only two??
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Yes ou are right abotu that.

25 mg of iron bisglycinate contains about 5 mg of elemental iron.

So it will be about 13 tablets.

Best wishes

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
You may have been correct the first time..telling me to take 5 was wrong and thankfully my pharmaceutical team checked..please be careful when giving advice
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Sorry about the mistake.

I had to look up few sources to confirm the right content of elemental iron in iron bisglycinates.

Best wishes