I am anemic or Iron toxic
I’m a newcomer to MAG and am somewhat confused as to whether I am anemic or Iron toxic. I’ve searched and read many of Morley’s blog posts and podcasts and the Mag forum but have not found any discussion of a case that exhibited low Hemoglobin, RBC and Iron numbers along with high Ferritin. My RBC and Hemoglobin numbers seem to indicate anemia but the Ferritin seems to indicate excess Iron. What to do?
I’m male, 79, quite fit physically and with only some minor symptoms of shortness or breath and fatigue when I exercise. My diet has been basically Ancestral for some time and includes no sugar, grain products or seed oils and I have recently started taking most of the supporting supplements recommended in the Cp Protocol. I had been supplementing with B12 (5000mcg), D3 (2000iu) and during the last month 65mg of Elemental Iron per day. I have now discontinued these three items but am wondering what I should do now to get my Hemoglobin and RBC’s up to more normal levels and at the same time lower my Ferritin.
Any thoughts or guidance would be sincerely appreciated.
Hemoglobin 12.3 13-17
Hemocrites 36.4% 40.0-50.0%
Eritocrites (RBC) 4.13 4.0-6.20
Serum Iron 83 65-175
UIBC 290 26-382
TIBC 373 250-450
Saturation 22.3% 20.0-55.0%
Ferritin 128 22-275
Vit. D 63 30-100
B12 1636 211-911 (was over supplementing)
hsCRP 2.53 < .5