Improving Iron Levels

This is an update of my 2016 post: Low Iron – A Gut Bacteria Connection. One key addition is that Vitamin A supplementation may have significant positive impact.

The microbiota shifts the iron sensing of intestinal cells [2016]. “The amount of iron in the diet directly influences the composition of the microbiota. Inversely, the effects of the microbiota on iron homeostasis have been little studied….Commensal organisms (Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron VPI-5482 and Faecalibacterium prausnitzii A2-165) and a probiotic strain (Streptococcus thermophilus LMD-9) led to up to 12-fold induction of ferritin in colon.”

Probiotics to Take

Likely No or Negative Effect