28 Sep '15, 2pm

Taking iron supplements may increase the benefits of thin-air training

The athletes received different iron supplements depending on their pre-training ferritin levels (a measure of iron storage). Those with levels greater than 100 micrograms/L got no supplements (n = 15); those with lower levels (average 76 micrograms/L, n = 144) got 105 mg of oral iron per day starting one week before altitude and continuing throughout the training camp; those with the lowest levels (average 25 micrograms/L, n = 19) got 210 mg of oral iron. The results were pretty striking: the non-supplemented group increased their hemoglobin mass by 1.1 percent on average during altitude training; the 105-mg group increased by 3.3 percent; and the 210-mg group increased by 4.0 percent. That seems like fairly strong evidence that iron supplementation is a good idea if you’re headed to altitude for most people (barring conditions like hemochromatosis): after all, 163 of the...

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