Lucky Iron Fish

Lucky Iron Fish Water

Lucky Iron Fish Water

The simplest and easiest way to use your Lucky Iron Fish is to make your drinking water for the day. As an alternative, you can combine your LIF Water with fruit juice high in Vitamin C, like orange juice. If you want to get really creative, you can use it in your smoothies or any recipe using regular water!


  • Lucky Iron Fish
  • 1L of water
  • 2-3 drops of citrus


  1. Boil your Fish in 1L of water with 2-3 drops of citrus for 10 minutes.
  2. Remove your Fish and let the water cool. 


Jun 25, 2019 • Posted by Lucky Iron Fish


Great question! If you would like to make more iron infused water you can follow these ratios: If you’re using 1L boil the Fish for 10 minutes with 2-3 drops of acidity (lemon, lime, orange etc.). To make 2L, boil for 20 minutes with 4-6 drops of acidity. If you want to make 3L you can boil the Fish for 30 minutes with 6-9 drops of acidity.

Jun 25, 2019 • Posted by Dianne

I would like to use the LIF to increase my iron but want to use the water made with the LIF as drinking water so would like to make more then a litre at a time. How can I ‘double’ or even ‘triple’ the recipe?

Mar 20, 2019 • Posted by Saededdin Shabouk

I’d like to ask, how long does the lucky iron fish usually last?!



Mar 20, 2019 • Posted by Shay


I have heard that iron is best absorbed in its ferrous form. What kind of iron is released from the Lucky Iron Fish?

Jan 28, 2019 • Posted by Lucky Iron Fish

It is normal for iron to rust slightly. It is harmless and by following the use and care instructions, rust can be prevented or minimized. To prevent rust from building up, be sure to add only 2-3 drops of acidity (e.g. lemon juice) when boiling the Fish.

Wash and dry your Lucky Iron Fish with a clean cloth as soon as you remove it from the cooking pot and store it in a dry place. Please do not air dry your Fish. To remove rust, scrub your Fish with soap and water or clean it with lemon juice. You can also apply a bit of Lucky Iron Fish Protection Oil to protect your Fish.

Jan 28, 2019 • Posted by JCB

I haven’t used my iron fish in a while and it now has rust like features on it. Is it still useable and how do you avoid this?

Nov 04, 2018 • Posted by Lucky Iron Fish

The Lucky Iron Fish is made from natural bioavailable iron, which is safely and easily absorbed by the body and is manufactured by the Bowmanville Foundry in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. Every batch of Lucky Iron Fish is tested to make sure that the Fish releases iron that can be absorbed by the body at a level that will not cause toxicity. We also make sure that there are no contaminants in the iron that might be harmful to human health. In addition to batch testing, we conduct random spot tests by independent laboratories. The Bowmanville Foundry is ISO 9002 (International Organization for Standardization) certified and undergoes re-audits by SGS International twice each year to ensure continuous improvement of all quality-related systems. You can also read our safety reports here:

Nov 04, 2018 • Posted by Vesa

What is the origin of the cast iron used in your fish? How do you guarantee that contaminated scrap iron wont end in your Products?

Oct 01, 2018 • Posted by Lucky Iron Fish

You can add the 2-3 drops of acidity in the water either before or after it has started boiling, just make sure it’s in there when you add your Fish. We recommend to add your Fish once the water has started to boil. It’s difficult to determine how much iron is left if the water evaporates, so we encourage you to use a lid when making your water. We don’t recommend using Lucky Iron Fish water for coffee or dark teas as the tannins interfere with iron absorption.

Oct 01, 2018 • Posted by Marek


I understand that I have to boil the LIF for 10 min in 1 liter of water with some acid like lemon juice. My question is do I put the LIF once the water is boiling or can I put it in cold water, bring to boil and boil it for 10 min?

My second question is what will happen if after 10 min I remove the LIF and boil the water down to let’s say a half liter? Will this impact the iron levels in the water? And is the ‘iron water’ safe to use to make coffee? To be more precise does caffeine have any negative impact on iron absorption? Thanks!

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