Iron Deficiency and Chronic Fatigue

We have been having fantastic results with our iron therapy and in many cases it has exceeded our expectations.  One thing that has surprised many patients and referring physicians alike is the clinical improvement patients are experiencing when they are iron deficient but not yet anemic.  Traditionally it has been thought that one only becomes symptomatic from their iron deficiency once they develop anemia but that is not the case.  It is now well documented that iron deficiency itself can result in clinical symptoms even before it tips over into anemia.  Here is one study that helps to illustrate this effect:

Iron and Fatigue  

Published in the scientific journal “Blood” this study shows how fixing an iron deficiency results in improvement of fatigue in patients who did not have anemia.