Is There an Iron Supplement That Doesn't Cause Nausea?

Iron deficiency is a common concern, but the discomfort caused by traditional iron supplements can be a significant deterrent for many of my clients.

The queasy feeling that some iron supplements induce can disrupt your daily routine and make it challenging to stay productive. You might hesitate to take your daily dose, fearing the consequences.

Fortunately, there are some great alternatives to traditional iron supplements that are much easier on the stomach, such as Nano Iron.

In this article, I'll explore why traditional supplements upset your stomach, plus explain why Nano Iron could be a great option if you're seeking to supplement your iron intake without causing unpleasant side effects.

Iron Supplements and Nausea

Can You Recommend an Iron Supplement That Doesn’t Cause Nausea?

Nano Iron is pure, very small and is not combined with any other substance making it a supplement option with high absorbability and hence less or none of the unpleasant side-effects such as nausea.

Because the iron is already in a form the body can use, uptake can occur directly through the soft mucosa tissues directly into the bloodstream without putting strain on the digestive system.

Although we can't 100% guarantee a lack of side-effects, we've not had anyone complain of nausea to date.

Why Do Iron Supplements Cause Nausea?

So why does iron supplementation make you feel sick?

There are several reasons but the basic point is that certain forms of iron are extremely hard on the digestive tract. As a potent oxidising agent, too much free iron in the body leads to inflammation and damage to the gastrointestinal tract, resulting in symptoms like nausea, stomach pain, and diarrhea.

Another reason is that iron can also react with stomach acids to produce compounds that may stimulate nausea receptors in the brain. These compounds are thought to be responsible for the "metallic taste" that many people experience when taking iron supplements. 

Finally, most iron supplements substantially  alter the balance of bacteria in the gut. Iron is an essential nutrient for many gut bacteria, including some potentially harmful strains. When iron is abundantly available through supplementation, it may promote the growth of these bacteria, leading to gastrointestinal discomfort and changes in bowel habits.

Nano Iron: A Supplement that Doesn't Cause Nausea

Nano Iron is a new type of iron supplement that has been gaining popularity in recent years. Unlike traditional iron supplements, which consist of compounds and are therefore made up of larger particles that can be difficult for the body to absorb, Nano Iron is 99.99% pure iron reduced to extremely small particles (the size of single atoms) suspended in purified water which is easy for the body to use very quickly. Because of the the high absorbability there is much less chance for nano iron to cause side effects such as nausea and stomach pain.

Another potential benefit of Nano Iron is that it may be less likely to cause constipation, another common side effect of traditional iron supplements. Because Nano Iron is absorbed more easily by the body, it may not accumulate in the digestive system in the same way as other forms of iron, which can lead to constipation.

Overall, the benefits of Nano Iron make it a promising new option for you and your doctor or health care professional to consider. Consultation is recommended before beginning a regimen with Nano Iron to ensure that it is safe and appropriate for individual needs.

Tips to Reduce Nausea when Taking Iron Supplements

If you are experiencing nausea from taking iron supplements, there are several strategies that may help to reduce this side effect:

  1. Take the supplement with food: Taking iron supplements with a meal or snack can help to buffer the stomach and reduce gastrointestinal irritation.

  2. Start with a lower dose: Beginning with a lower dose of iron and gradually increasing over time can help your body adjust to the supplement and reduce the likelihood of nausea.

  3. Choose a different form of iron: Switching to a different form of iron supplement, such as nano iron, may reduce the likelihood of gastrointestinal side effects.

  4. Try a slow-release formula: Slow-release iron supplements can be easier on the stomach and may help to reduce nausea.

  5. Take the supplement at night: Taking iron supplements at night before bed may help to reduce the likelihood of nausea, as the supplement is absorbed while you sleep.

  6. Consider other sources of iron: If you continue to experience nausea despite trying these strategies, you may want to explore other sources of iron, such as iron-rich foods or fortified cereals.