Iron deficiency can cause many problems such as fatigue, heart problems, growth problems in children, shortness of breath and even death. What if I told you that we can change all that with a fish? This is just not any kind of fish, this is The Lucky Iron Fish.
Canadian science teacher Christopher Charles visited Cambodia and came to learn that anemia was a huge problem. Many kids were weak and had several development issues. Christopher found that pregnant women had serious issues with their pregnancy’s before and after birth. When pregnant women have anemia, since there is not enough healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen to the tissues in the body organs are impaired and children may be born with low birth weight, premature, or other health issues. Pregnant women are at higher risk due to the amount of blood created during pregnancy to support the baby.
The concept of The Lucky Iron Fish came when Christopher Charles did his homework and found that melting down the metal and putting the iron in a pot of boiling water gave nutrients of iron that he had to make something that would help. The Lucky Iron Fish was designed by Gavin Armstrong and since Fish stands for lucky in Cambodia it made perfect sense to create this symbolic piece.
The Lucky Iron Fish is very simple to use. Place The Lucky Iron Fish in a pot of boiling water, cook it for 10 minutes, add some lemon juice or another citrus as it helps with iron absorption, remove from pot and add ingredients. When done, you now have an iron rich meal to enjoy. I am unfortunately in my pre-menopause stage and as most women know when you hit that stage of your life your cycle varies and sometimes can be a lot longer than usual. With that said, I have been known to have my cycle for a month and with blood loss going on that long, chances of being anemic is a lot greater. I have found myself more fatigued than usual and have had strange cravings that are associated with being anemic. I have tried iron pills, but have not found them to be very efficient and I always forget to take them. With the Lucky Iron Fish, my family can be assured to receive up to 75% of our daily iron intake for up to 5 years.
The Lucky Iron Fish Facts:
- After just 9 months of using the Lucky Iron Fish every day, we saw a 50% decrease in the incidence of clinical iron deficiency anemia, and an increase in users’ iron levels.
- women reported that they were feeling better within 3 months of use and we saw positive changes in iron levels in the blood after 6 months of use.
- We produce and package the Lucky Iron Fish using recycled and biodegradable materials
- By 6 months, users reported feeling better with a greater capacity to work.
For more information about The Lucky Iron fish, you can visit their website to learn all about this fish. I suggest you visit their website before you decide to purchase to make sure this is the right decision for you. In addition, if you purchase The Lucky Iron Fish, they will donate one Lucky Iron Fish to a family in need. I love companies that give back and help others. Also, you can get a Lucky Iron Fish gift wrapped by them to give to someone for the holidays. The best gift is helping others get healthy.