I am now 7 1/2 months pregnant with my second child. I had been feeling so worn down — I couldn’t climb up the stairs without stopping to catch my breath, I couldn’t pick up my 2 year old son, I couldn’t stand for very long at all. My midwife guessed that I had low iron (and my blood work came back a week later to confirm this).
She recommended a whole food supplement called Floradix. This product comes in a dark glass bottle and the adult recommended dose is 10 ml two times a day. I have been taking about 15 ml in the mornings — simply because I am running around so much that it would be hard to remember to take two doses. Floradix is made by a German company and it tastes great going down (fruit juices are added to make it more palatable).
My midwife told me that I would be able to tell within 24 hours if the Floradix was helping my anemia. And it worked! I began feeling light on my toes again (yes, even with an extra 35 lbs on me), I could (gasp!) walk up the stairs without thinking I was going to die, and I could, most importantly, pick up my little boy again. I can’t believe it, but for about four weeks now, this has been the best of my pregnancy and I feel great!
If you have been struggling with energy, lethargic-ness, always feeling tired, etc., than you may benefit from trying Floradix.
One more tip: I take my other supplements in the morning when I gulp down my Floradix. I take a cod lover oil, a fish oil, and a vitamin D (5000 iu). I ran out of vitamin D about three days ago, and I have started to get that feeling back — worn down and tired, and I did a bit of research and see that vitamin D aids in the absorption of iron, so I’m assuming that once I can get to the store (tomorrow?) and pick up more vitamin D, I will be in tip top shape again.
**I am in no way affiliated with Floradix and have not received compensation for this review of the product. I just want to help other pregnant mamas out there who may be struggling with low-iron symptoms and would like to try a low-risk, whole food, natural supplement.