The last 2 pieces of blood work I had done (March and Aug.), my iron (ferritin) was low. Now, it was still in the 'normal' range, but low in the normal range. But it made me think; the way we react to say, medications, is so personal, what about mineral and vitamin levels? We're not all robots. We can't all perform the same on say, a ferritin level that's 44*. Or can we?
When I asked my GP if she would be okay with me taking an iron supplement she said 'not yet' and 'your iron levels are normal'. Gah. Alright, so we're still going to do more work.
Does anyone have any experience with this? It doesn't have to be with iron levels, but with anything else. Did you take a supplement anyways, even though you may not have needed it? Did it help? Do you think we can all function on the same levels or no? What are your thoughts?
* Normal ferritin levels, per my lab are between 13-145