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

@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?

Aug 29, 2018 • Posted by Lucky Iron Fish

@ Trudy
Healthy and helpful acidity can be found in lemon (or other citrus juice), apple cider vinegar, stock, tamarind, tomatoes and other fruits and vegetables. Broth made with tomatoes or stock cubes does not need extra acidity added.

Aug 28, 2018 • Posted by Lucky Iron Fish

@ Betty
The Lucky Iron Fish requires acidity for the iron to leach from the Fish. The acidity also helps your body absorb the iron. :)

Aug 28, 2018 • Posted by betty

why do you need to add acid of some sort to the fish water?

Aug 28, 2018 • Posted by Trudy

Hi. I need to increase iron in my diet, but can’t eat lemon, as increases my gastritis/acid reflux symptoms. Will iron still be absorbed into the water from the fish, without the addition of lemon? Maybe if I boiled it a little longer? I can eat other high vitamin C fruits eg kiwis, & was hoping to eat these alongside instead to increase absorption instead. I would really appreciate some advice. Thanks.

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