If you’ve been told to take an iron supplement or suspect it may be time to add more iron to your daily diet, it can feel really overwhelming to find the right product for you. How much do you need? Is a capsule or a liquid better? How can you tell a high quality supplement from a lesser one?

While you should definitely check in with your doctor or healthcare practitioner before starting any supplement, here are a few simple ways to find the perfect iron supplement for you and your lifestyle.

Why should I take liquid iron?

Many people take iron to help support daily energy.* If you have low iron levels, you may experience fatigue or low endurance. Adding more iron to your diet, whether it’s from food or a supplement, can help you feel more alert and energetic.

What should I look for in an iron supplement?

Before we break down our product catalog in-depth, here are a few things to look for when you’re shopping. Liquid iron may be preferable as it’s quickly and easily absorbed in your body versus a traditional capsule; look for formulas made with real ingredients, not artificial sweeteners, flavors, or colors. Pay attention to the dosing and make sure you’re following your doctor’s guidance. Floradix liquid iron supplements are gentle on the system, non-constipating, and made with real fruit juices for a pleasant taste.

If you’re looking for a well-rounded, beginner-friendly iron supplement:

To get started on an iron regimen, consider your daily lifestyle. Do you have trouble swallowing capsules or softgels? If so, go liquid for easy, convenient, and gentle dosing. Would it be easy to add another capsule formula to your routine? Many retailers offer iron capsules to fit in with your supplement regimen. Are you all about your daily smoothie or juice? Then a liquid formula may be a more natural fit for you! If you’re not sure, check in with your practitioner.

If you’re vegan:

People on a vegan diet often require iron supplementation, given that it can be more difficult to acquire in their daily diet. Thankfully, many retailers make vegan-friendly iron supplements to help you hit those goals and feel your best.

If you’re an endurance athlete or trail runner:

High intensity athletes often require increased iron supplementation while they train. Look for a formula with both iron and magnesium or vitamin D to support those hardworking bones and muscles.*

How should I take liquid iron?

We recommend taking your liquid iron supplement how it works best for you: straight from the dosing cup or mixed into water, tea, smoothies, or juice. You may want to take it in the morning on an empty stomach for quicker absorption, but listen to your body and see what feels best. You’ll be feeling more energetic and ready to live life, activated in no time.*