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I was anemic few years back though I used to take lots of greens and iron rich food. Someone told me that Iron and calcium if taken together, only one will get absorbed and for me Iron was not absorbed. I used to take greens with curd and dates with milk. Is that the real reason? Is it true that calcium and iron should not be taken together ?

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Just a note - The only real way for the body to get rid of excess iron is through blood loss, so make sure that you need iron supplementation before taking it. – JohnP Aug 13 '14 at 14:48
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A quick Google search for «taking iron and calcium supplements together» turns up a lot of results that agree with each other on this topic:

For me, Mayo Clinic is a very reputable source.

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