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Can You Stomach It? The Vicious Cycle of Anemia and Iron Supplements

Can You Stomach It? The Vicious Cycle of Anemia and Iron Supplements

Taking many of today’s available oral iron supplements can make you feel as if you have swallowed a brick. The side effects can be so unpleasant that you stop taking them altogether and begin a vicious cycle of spiraling iron levels and unused products. With our innovative new iron supplement Ferritin Boost, the ironology team aims to break that cycle with a formulation that offers optimal absorption without the unpleasant stomach issues.

Most Iron Supplements Cause GI Side Effects

Most forms of iron just sit in your stomach and wreak havoc but they are commonly used because they are inexpensive and readily available. Most manufacturers don’t really understand the Science of Iron or what we as women go through on a daily and monthly basis.

As the founder of Get Your Iron Up, I have heard from many thousands of women whose primary complaint about oral iron is the gastrointestinal (GI) distress such as nausea, constipation, abdominal pain, diarrhea, gas, bloating, acid reflux and indigestion that many brands can cause. Those formulations are not easy to tolerate, they are hard on the system and practically make you feel worse than your Iron Deficiency Anemia does. The GI side effects and stomach discomfort can be unbearable.

The Vicious Cycle of Anemia

And thus begins what I like to call the Vicious Cycle of Anemia. This is how it goes: Your physician recommends oral iron supplements, you start taking the them but they make you feel worse so you stop taking them, you ignore your condition and your iron levels continue to plummet. Before you know it, you're at rock bottom in terms of iron deficiency and you're too foggy and depressed to even do anything about it. This is where you can really find yourself in the danger zone...even close to heart failure like I was!

Breaking the Cycle

At ironology, we aim to break that cycle with the BEST iron supplements available. 

Our team has nearly 60 combined years of studying, researching and educating others about the complex Science of Iron. Using a superior form of Iron and a proprietary complex of simple yet proven ingredients based on that science, we formulated Ironology Ferritin Boost for iron supplements with the most optimal absorption, but without the unpleasant side effects. With a fully chelated form of iron that stays intact in the GI tract for optimal absorption, our iron supplements are designed to gently and steadily increase ferritin levels and improve Iron reserves with no unpleasant GI side effects.

But that’s only half the battle and where understanding the Science of Iron comes into play once more. The ironology Boost Regimen will help you strive for maximum results.

The ironology Boost Regimen

The 7-Step Plan to Manage Iron Deficiency with/without Anemia 

If you’ve been diagnosed with Iron Deficiency with or without Anemia, and your doctor has recommended iron supplementation, you will want to follow the Boost Regimen (included with each order) carefully for at least 90 days before expecting to experience results. Improvement takes time and simple is not always easy. No matter which iron supplement you take, even with what we consider to be the very best iron supplement, if you don’t give it a fair chance, you won’t see an improvement. That’s why we recommend a 90-day commitment. If feeling better and balancing your Iron is your goal, decide to do this for yourself and stick with it.

So, can you stomach it? Breaking the Vicious Cycle of Anemia is certainly worth it, and it's very doable as long as you're armed with the right product and tools. We hope you’re relieved to know that ironology is ready when you are!

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Real individuals who just love our products


I have tried supplements with iron in the past.  Because of my very sensitive stomach, I experienced terrible adverse reactions.  I was unable to tolerate any supplement, even with the lowest dosage of Iron Sulfate.  I am so grateful to have found Ironology Ferritin Boost!  Ferritin Boost is gentle on my stomach.  I have taken it nightly for about 3 weeks now and have been so pleased.  I have had no GI issues whatsoever.  In fact, I'm  already sleeping better, have no leg cramps and an increased mental acuity.  I am so encouraged and look forward to my first 90 days and what Ironology can do for my quality of life.


I know it's too soon to really notice an improvement, but so far so good! I'm 20 days in and no side effects or stomach issues taking ferritin boost!


Several months ago my ferritin levels were 513 and my doctor stated that if they did not come down in the next 60 days, that we would have to start aggressive medication to reduce my ferritin. I became more aggressive with my diet and started taking the IRON BLOCK supplements with my lunch and dinner. I just had my follow up labs today and my ferritin has dropped to 323! I am absolutely ecstatic, and while I cannot claim that this supplement was 100% the cause of my drop in ferritin (because I also modified my diet), I am very pleased with the result and I have ordered another 2-months supply to see if I can get my ferritin down into the sub 200 range.


Anemia runs in my family, and the apple clearly did not fall far from the tree! My career and personal favorite past times require more energy than I know how to come up with sometimes. After being absolutely exhausted of being absolutely exhausted, I found Ferritin Boost by Ironology. It has been the only supplement strong enough to make a difference, but gentle enough not to upset my stomach. Over the years, my worst anemic symptom has by far been bruising. I never knew my anemia had anything to do with the alarming amounts of bruising I was having. Thanks to Ironology, no more using foundation to cover up! I have had dangerously low iron levels in the past, to the point where I have had blurred vision and been close to passing out. Ferritin Boost has become a part of my daily routine, and something that has truly changed my life.


I've struggled with chronic iron deficiency anemia for years. I was inconsistent with iron supplements due to terrible side effects. With Ferritin Boost, consistency is no problem because I have zero side effects! Ironology has been a Godsend!


I wanted to take a moment to review my Ironology IRON BLOCK supplement. I have hemochromatosis, a condition I was diagnosed with in 1999 after experiencing amenorrhea and higher levels of blood sugar without the accompanying symptoms of diabetes. As well as a general feeling of lethargy. After removing the excess iron through phlebotomy, taking IRON BLOCK and watching my diet keeps my ferritin levels just above normal and the accompanying symptoms at bay. Thank you SO much for creating this product, it is a life saver!