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How much iron do I need?

Having the correct amount of iron depends on several factors such as gender, age, and diet.

Men over the age of 18 need 8.7mg of iron a day.

Women aged between 19 to 50 need 14.8mg of iron a day and women aged over 50 need 8.7mg of iron a day.

During pregnancy, the need for iron increases to 27mg a day. Male and female endurance athletes such as triathletes and marathon runners may need more than this amount as your body loses iron through sweat.