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3 Reasons Why You Should Be Using a Lucky Iron Fish

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For those experiencing the nasty side effects of iron pills, the Lucky Iron Fish provides an easy, safe, and effective solution for increasing your iron intake.

Over 3.5 billion people worldwide suffer from anemia. That’s over half of the world that isn’t getting enough dietary iron—it’s no wonder that so many people are using iron supplements. And it’s not only an issue for developing countries; anemia afflicts individuals in the developed world as well.

But why should you even worry about iron? Iron’s ability to bind with oxygen makes it essential for carrying oxygen to your organs, tissues, and muscles. Not enough iron means red blood cells lose the ability to carry oxygen, resulting in general fatigue for those with low amounts of iron in their diets. Extreme anemia can lead to more severe—even life threatening—problems.

While many turn to iron supplements to fight these symptoms, pills aren’t the ideal solution for everyone. Some of the most common side effects associated with traditional iron pills are stomach pain and digestive irregularities—some individuals even experience nausea and vomiting. Our unique Lucky Iron Fish provides a better option because:

  1. It’s Easy to Use

The Lucky Iron Fish is a cooking utensil that can help provide a major portion of your daily dietary iron requirements. It’s a simple and effective tool for safely increasing your iron intake. The process is simple—add your Lucky Iron Fish, along with a couple drops of citrus juice into any liquid or broth based meals you know you will consume all of. You can even make drinking water with the Lucky Iron Fish!  If you aren’t sure how to incorporate your Lucky Iron Fish into your own food and drinks, check out our Recipe Tank for a little inspiration.

  1. It’s Safe

You really can have too much of a good thing. Many iron supplements contain more iron than is actually necessary from a nutritional perspective. In high doses, iron can often cause stomach and intestinal pain, as well as decreased blood pressure. In extreme cases, low blood pressure and even liver failure can occur. The Lucky Iron Fish releases a safe level of iron that is easily absorbed by the body; this type of iron is known as natural ferrous iron. We recommend only boiling the fish for 10 minutes, and our tests have shown that this releases gentle and easily absorbable amount of iron.

  1. It’s Cost Effective

At approximately $30 CAD, it’s a much more cost effective approach than iron supplements. Your Lucky Iron Fish is also reusable  for up to 5 years of use! As a bonus, when you buy a Fish, we will donate a second Fish to families in need.

Our little, but mighty Fish is a great alternative to iron pills if you’re looking to incorporate this essential nutrient into your diet.We hope you agree that it would make a great addition to your kitchen!

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