You are not anemic, at least not anemic from “iron deficiency!” I am gradually assembling the research that is making it patently obvious that this ubiquitous declaration that many members are terrorized with their iron status is an absolute case of mistaken identity....
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Iron Toxicity Post #55: Ferritin is NOTHING, Hemosiderin is EVERYTHING!
Ferritin in the serum is a sign of tissue pathophysiology. Without the ceruloplasmin ferroxidase enzyme, iron doesn’t load properly into ferritin. So it gets damaged and takes on the properties of hemosiderin where iron is stored and doesn’t come out.