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Why is ferrous ascorbate better than other iron preparation to increase Hb ?

why ferrous ascorbate is superior than other iron preparations how much there will be rise in h.b. after consuming 30 tabs. of 100 mg.elemental iron?
Asked On : Wed, 23 Mar 2011
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welcome to is mainly absorbed as the Fe+2 ion and as heme iron. Ferric iron is absorbed very poorly. Ascorbic acid ( vitamin C ) helps keep the iron in the +2 state and forms a complex that is more easliy absorbed in the enterocyte.therapeutic dose of 3-6 mg/kg/day of elemental iron causes increase in 0.25-0.40 increase in HB per day.
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