About two-thirds of American adults take at least one dietary supplement. But because they're so lightly regulated by the FDA, it's often hard to know what you're getting. Keep these pointers in mind when, or if, you buy supplements.
Low iron intake over a long period can deplete iron stores— especially if your body is losing blood, as in menstruation. As iron balance worsens, full-blown iron-deficiency anemia can develop. Are you at risk for deficiency?