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Re: citric acid and iron

Hello All:
> I recently read something somewhere that left me with the belief 
> that citric acid contains iron.  Does anyone know for sure, and if so, is it suitable for
> inclusion in a homemade PMDD-type regimen?

Citric acid contains no iron. You can get ferric citrate. Its about 
15% iron. I used it in the first batch of PMDD I mixed up. Don't 
bother, its a bitch to dissolve. I only managed to dissolve about 10% 
of it leaving it overnight on a magnetic stirrer. Rather use a 
commercial chelated iron preperation. These look like custard powder 
and dissolve almost instanly. If I can get it in South Africa, you 
can get it in the USA


Jacques Gerber
Botany Department
Rhodes University
South Africa

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