In other news, I learned today that taking calcium and iron at the same time inhibits the iron absorption. Drat. This is the liquid iron supplement I take, btw...thank you Katie for recommending!
I should add...that I am also getting tested for anemia by my doc, just to be certain. I have been anemic in the past (common in women endurance athletes) and had success with a supplement. In the meantime, I am not taking a full dose...and am adding more lean red meat into my diet. Important! Real food is always better than any supplement.