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Old 06-25-2011, 11:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Vitamin/Mineral Deficiencies

I'm just wondering if this happens to anyone else and if so, what did you do to remedy it?

I follow an almost strictly vegetarian diet (I will occasionally eat fish) and also take a multivitamin specifically for individuals following vegetarian diets. According to my diet logs and with the multivitamin, I am getting almost 200% of the RDA for many of the B vitamins and more than enough iron.

I donate plasma on a regular basis, but most times, I just make the cut off for the hematocrit level. There was also a time when I was 5 points below where it should have been. (Just in case, hematocrit is the percentage of your whole blood that is made up of red blood cells).

I am planning on see a physician to see if I am anemic and if an iron supplement is a good idea, but I figured I would ask around and see if anyone else has had this issue.

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