Frequently Asked Questions
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The simplest and easiest way to use your Lucky Iron Fish/ Leaf is to make your iron-infused drinking water for the day.
You can also use the Lucky Iron Fish in any liquid based recipes such as soups, stews, curries, etc.
Visit our Use & Care page for more details.
When used as directed, the Lucky Iron Fish/ Leaf releases 6-8mg of iron that can be absorbed by the body.
This is more than 50% of the average daily amount of iron required by most demographics. As most people have a diet that contains some iron, using the Fish regularly helps boost the total amount of iron in a person’s diet.
The table below shows how much daily iron is recommended by USDA and by Health Canada:
The Lucky Iron Fish releases safe levels of iron when used as directed. The Lucky Iron Fish would have to be intentionally misused (e.g. boiling for hours at a time) to release too much iron. This would also change the taste and smell of the liquid making it very undesirable to use.
We recommend that you talk to your healthcare professional if you are changing any supplementation regime.
The Lucky Iron Fish/ Leaf is safe to use for most individuals including nursing and pregnant women. 2 exceptions include:
- Children under 7 months of age
- Individuals that are part of a very small amount of people who have genetic problems dealing with iron.
If you are at all concerned please speak to your health care professional to assure that Lucky Iron Fish is right for you.
The Lucky Iron Fish is made from a type of iron powder that is approved worldwide for fortification of foods. Iron particles released from the Fish during cooking are the perfect size to be absorbed by the body.
Based on our research, we recommended that you consume 1L (4 cups) of liquid cooked with the Lucky Iron Fish every day - or at least at a minimum of three times per week.
It takes 3 months of regular use to see improvements in iron levels.
When used per directions, the food or water will not be different in taste or colour.
Since Lucky Iron Fish is made with natural iron, some rusting may occur if moisture is left behind. Rusting is harmless and can be cleaned easily. For more information, check outour Use & Care page.