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. 


Sep 20, 2018 • Posted by Lucky Iron Fish

@Melissa – You bet! You can use all sorts of citrus like tamarind, vinegar, tomatoes, or even chicken or vegetable broth.

Sep 20, 2018 • Posted by Lucky Iron Fish

@Michelle – The Lucky Iron Fish has been proven to boost iron levels, but we always recommend speaking to your medical professional before any supplementation. The water lasts for 2 days before the iron oxidizes, and even at this point, it’s still safe, just will taste iron-y. You can certainly use tap water, just make sure it’s already at a rolling boil before you drop the Fish in, and just 2-3 drops of citrus.

Sep 20, 2018 • Posted by Melissa

I’m border line anemic but really don’t like citrus. Is there anything else I can use or some sort of flavorless acid I can add to the boiling water?

Sep 20, 2018 • Posted by Lucky Iron Fish

Always check with your health care provider before adding any supplementation to your diet. The Lucky Iron Fish releases safe levels of iron and the amount depends on the length of cooking time and the acidity level of the water (pH) of the water. When used as directed (boiling for 10 minutes in 1 L of water with 2-3 drops of acidity) the Lucky Iron Fish releases 4-7mg of bioavailable iron. Most diets have 5-10 mg of iron per day. The daily recommended intake of iron varies by age, gender, diet type, and health status.

Sep 20, 2018 • Posted by Lucky Iron Fish

@Deborah yes, you can certainly use it several times a day if required. It provides about 4-7 mg of iron in 1 L of water with each use, which is a great way to top up with other foods that contain iron.

Sep 20, 2018 • Posted by Deborah Frederick

Hi….I’m wondering if you can reuse the fish several times a day or is there a certain amount of time you have to leave it in between boils?

Sep 20, 2018 • Posted by Elaine

I am in kidney failure. Can this be used in this case I do have to take iron pills they are called Far a max 150. Not sure if this fish will be strong enough. Thanks in advanced.

Sep 20, 2018 • Posted by Michelle bishop

Hi there
I have a lot of health problems I have always have had low energy and have a lot of body pain in my joints and muscles I feel weak a lot
My iron levels are low have been low for years just wondering if this iron fish would really work and give me more energy
How long can the fish water last after you boil it every time
I drink a lot of lemon water could I add fresh lemon juice too the fish water can you use tap water or not
Hope too hear from you

Sep 18, 2018 • Posted by Lucky Iron Fish

Yes, it’s definitely safe for children to drink. 1 L (4 cups) of this Lucky Iron Fish-infused water contains 4-7 mg of iron. Health Canada recommends children aged 4-8 years should consume 10 mg per day.

Sep 18, 2018 • Posted by Crystal

Is it safe for my six year old to drink lucjy iron fish water when prepared as instructed above?

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