Anaemia due to Iron deficiency is a global crisis. It has been reported by WHO, that 50% of the reason for Anaemia is Iron Deficiency. Anaemia is high in women due to Menstruation, hormonal changes, menopause, pregnancy, child birth and more. Read more about the symptoms of Iron Deficiency ANaemia [IDA] and some natural and ayurvedic ways to treat it. #IDA #WHO #Irondeficiency #weakness #womenhealth #health
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Importance of Raktda in Iron Deficiency for a #HealthyYou

Importance of Ayurveda in Iron Deficiency Anaemia for Women health :

I was always weary when I returned back home from work. My mind always seemed cluttered and body always looked fatigued. Family, kids, corporate work pressures, digital and social presence, all made my life a lot wacky. I’ve felt myself being crushed under the erratic lifestyle and numerous responsibilities, as a woman and as a mother.

Whatever you may say, all of it definitely takes a toll on our health. I somehow lost my relay towards a #HealthyYou, in this whole gamut of life. Weakness, headache, fatigue, at times dizziness looked like getting close to me every now and then! Shortness of breath and poor stamina got me worrisome. Little did I knew that I was handshaking with a defeated body. It was the start of welcoming anaemia due to iron deficiency. How many of you really know that you are under the traps of iron deficiency?

[As per Global Data epidemiologists, India has the highest prevalence of Anaemia (compared with 16 other major pharmaceutical markets), close to 40%.(Ref1) ]

Not just in India, Anaemia due to Iron deficiency is a global crisis. It has been reported by WHO, that 50% of the reason for Anaemia is Iron Deficiency. That sounds huge, and ignorance towards the reasons can burden it up all the more.

Anaemia due to Iron deficiency is a global crisis. It has been reported by WHO, that 50% of the reason for Anaemia is Iron Deficiency. Anaemia is high in women due to Menstruation, hormonal changes, menopause, pregnancy, child birth and more. Read more about the symptoms of Iron Deficiency ANaemia [IDA] and some natural and ayurvedic ways to treat it. #IDA #WHO #Irondeficiency #weakness #womenhealth #health

Why is Iron deficiency high in Women?

  1. During adolescence, a girl enters into the growth spurt and puberty changes.
  2. With the onset of the menstrual cycle and the growth phase, our body demands more of Iron and calcium.
  3. Heavy bleeding during menstruation and at times prolonged bleeding, results in Iron deficiency, if not supplemented with Iron rich diet.
  4. Further, Pregnancy, Childbirth (blood lost during child birth), Lactation, are the phases where the demand of Iron increases.[Iron deficiency Anaemia may result in pregnancy complications (Low weight baby, Premature baby), Heart problems, hence it is necessary to maintain the right amount of Iron.]
  5. Celiac disease and Uterine fibroids are a few other reasons, why a woman is more prone to iron deficiency.
  6. Women also neglect their dietary intake and nutrition. Consumption of unhealthy and non-iron rich food may further enhance the possibilities of iron deficiency.

What is your intake of beans, legumes along with Vitamin C rich foods and fruits in your daily diet?

Iron RDA [Recommended Dietary allowance] for women in the age range 19-50years is 18mg per day, which enhances to 27mg for Pregnant women. (Ref 2).

Are we even near to this RDA? Well, let me admit, I was not even meeting half of the daily need.

Ayurveda for Iron Deficiency :

[Being a vegetarian became an added challenge for me. Including Iron-rich foods as meat and Eggs, were never an option for me. Being close to nature and having deep faith in the science behind Ayurveda, I started to look out for Ayurvedic remedies for low Iron, along with natural foods.]

A.Vitamin C rich Natural foods:

Anaemia due to Iron deficiency is a global crisis. It has been reported by WHO, that 50% of the reason for Anaemia is Iron Deficiency. Anaemia is high in women due to Menstruation, hormonal changes, menopause, pregnancy, child birth and more. Read more about the symptoms of Iron Deficiency ANaemia [IDA] and some natural and ayurvedic ways to treat it. #IDA #WHO #Irondeficiency #weakness #womenhealth #health #vitaminCrichfruits #VitaminC

I started the intake of more Vitamin C rich foods.

Did you know that Vitamin C enhances Iron Absorption in the body?

Enhance your intake of Vitamin C rich fruits and vegetables like Oranges, Kiwi, Melons, Strawberry, Leafy greens (Spinach, Fenugreek), Broccoli, Tomato, dried fruits and nuts, Brussels sprouts. They are full of Vitamin C, which helps in Iron absorption.

B. Iron Rich Foods :

Include lots of Legumes (Beans, Peas, lentils), Soybean, Soaked Nuts, Pumpkin, Sesame, Flax seeds, Leafy greens (Spinach, Kale, Beet Greens), Olives. Whole grains like Amaranth, Oats, Quinoa also helps you maintain necessary Iron levels. Ensure that you have at least 2 Iron-rich foods for your daily consumption.

C. Ayurvedic Supplements: Raktda :

Raktda, by Maharishi Ayurveda, helps you in maintaining an active lifestyle, by maintaining the right Haemoglobin levels. It makes you beautiful Inside out:)

D. Things to avoid :

Avoid Coffee/Tea Intake with Iron rich food, as it can reduce Iron absorption by more than 50%.

E. Iron cookware :

Use Cast Iron Pan to cook food (Prevent Non-Iron cookwares)

How does Raktda, an Ayurvedic medicine helps you maintain an active lifestyle?

  • The presence of Bhasma’s in Micro-ionized particles, soft and processed Calcium, Shudh Shilajit, various Ayurvedic herbs, helps in better absorption of Iron, Calcium and other micro-nutrients required by our body.
  • It brings the Haemoglobin level back to the normal range and then maintains it. Hemoglobin estimation is the right approach to diagnose Iron deficiency.
  • Regular Intake of Raktda reduces Fatigue, weakness, and tiredness and enhances Mental and Physical strength
  • Boosts up Natural Immunity and makes you more active.
  • Raktda also improves Skin and Hair health.

The recommended dosage is 2 tablets twice a day with water. Once your Haemoglobin levels are back to normal, all you need to do is continue a healthy Iron – Calcium – Vitamin C rich diet.

Anaemia due to Iron deficiency is a global crisis. It has been reported by WHO, that 50% of the reason for Anaemia is Iron Deficiency. Anaemia is high in women due to Menstruation, hormonal changes, menopause, pregnancy, child birth and more. Read more about the symptoms of Iron Deficiency ANaemia [IDA] and some natural and ayurvedic ways to treat it. #IDA #WHO #Irondeficiency #weakness #womenhealth #health

Conclusion :

Hope this post would have helped you with my experiences wrt Iron Deficiency and the best Ayurvedic remedy for Low Haemoglobin. Iron is a very important mineral for women, growing kids, and also for men, hence always focus on Iron-rich foods naturally.

Take a step towards #HealthyYou!

Ref1 : https://www.hospitalmanagement.net/comment/anemia-prevalence-nears-40-india/

Ref2 : https://www.webmd.com/diet/supplement-guide-iron#1

Disclaimer :

This post should not be considered as a medical advisory for IDA [Iron Deficiency Anaemia]. It is always suggested to consult your doctor before taking any supplements!
 

Jhilmil

Quest to live the life surrounded with the charming little bundle's of joy. When they speak, I sing, When they smile, I rejoice , When they hug, I hold them never to lose, Such is my passion for these Gifts of God.

This love urged me to navigate separately from my Travel Blog & establish an "All-In-One" Blog for budding mothers. Mum's have multi-tasked this world ,with all her professional commitments , she still makes an extra effort to be a loving, caring and be an intellectual mommy! Cheers, for me too come from the same fraternity, post having a superb academics & close to 8 years of professional experience and blessed with a little one "who has indeed changed my life from Autumn to Spring";)

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26 Comments

  1. Oh, I feel like getting myself checked for this. Thanks for all the critical information on iron deficiency and home remedy. 😊

  2. During my pregnancy, I was diagnosed with anemia and since then I make sure having a healthy iron rich diet to keep up with the hb level.

  3. This is a very useful post for everyone, I am glad you have come up with this post as I am too suffering from some health problem and this post is helpful for me

  4. Thank youuu for this blog. A helpful article. I had iron deficiency and have to take supplements for the same. Bookmarking your site

  5. Anemia or iron deficiency should not be ignored. It affects our overall health to a great extent. Sometimes people suffering from severe anemia don’t realize the reason for tiredness. The pointers you mentioned in connection to Ayurveda are very important.

  6. Anaemia in women is indeed more rampant and we hardly take measures to correct it. Iron-rich foods are handy, and tasty, and must be consumed in right amounts. Raktda looks like a beneficial product.

  7. This is an informative and useful write up. Iron deficiency is very common for women and it’s ideal to supplement it with a healthy and nutritious diet.

  8. Anemia in women is very common..we all need to take good care of this factor and I am sure, your post is gonna help me a lot of information shared..Thanks for sharing this one!

  9. Noor Anand Chawla says:

    I have suffered from anemia in the past and so I have to be careful about my iron intake in general. This is a great post and I will bookmark it.

  10. Prerna Sinha says:

    Ayurvedic is so beneficial for health. And vitamin c is so important in our diet. I try to intake as much as vitamin c in my diet. And women should consume more fruits and vegetables etc .

  11. Anemia is a very common problem in Indian women and you have shared very important information with respect to that. Thank you for sharing.

  12. Ritu Kalra says:

    This is something very useful for me..I suffer from thyroid which reduces my haemoglobin & iron absorption ..Raktda woukd certainly be helpful in my case

  13. Akanksha says:

    I support taking supplements as they definitely improve the levels of iron and vitamins depending upon which ones you prefer to take. My iron levels have always been on border line so I need to take supplements too. Definitely going to try using iron cookware as well.

  14. Iron is really important for us females and this sounds like an easy yet safe way to add the missing iron content. very helpful post

  15. Anemia is indeed a universal problem and more so for women. It is so necessary to get the right nutrients for iron absorption. Ayurveda, of course, has the best options here, Raktda seems to be a safe and effective option for supplementing of iron.

  16. Raktda is a very useful and safe supplement to combat iron deficiency. Always feel that most health and nutrition issues have the best solutions in the science of Ayurveda.

  17. Such an informative post this is. I never knew about this ayurvedic medicine. It should be an easy and effective option for those living life on their toes!

  18. I am an anemic. I know it since school days and the most difficult phase of my life was during my pregnancy when I was given iron injections through IV every alternate day for 3 months and even after my delivery.

  19. Mrinal Kiran says:

    I was always slightly anemic, since childhood! Menstruations just increased it! Raktda looks like a really good supplement, will check it out!

  20. This was a damn insightful blog for sure. Thank you so much for educating me on this topic. I am definitely sharing this with my friends too.

  21. Khushboo says:

    I am also have deficiency of iron. I need to check this Ayurvedic medicine soon for myself.

  22. Iron deficiency can result into very bad hair fall, leg cramps and even weakness. It’s great that we have something herbal to counteract on iron deficiency. Thanks for this detailed review.

  23. Bushra says:

    Iron deficiency is very common among Indian woman’s. Raktda sounds Effective in reaching the normal haemoglobin levels

  24. Anita says:

    Hearing a lot about this product.Anaemia is a difficult battle in our country among women.

  25. Ayurveda medicines and products I have used as I had many fellow doctors who were practicing this medicine.

    Great to know about Raktda and its benefits.

  26. Intake of supplements do help in improving the health but i agree that we need to improve our diet too to fight with iron deficiency

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