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ferrous

(fĕr`əs), ironiron,
metallic chemical element; symbol Fe [Lat. ferrum]; at. no. 26; at. wt. 55.845; m.p. about 1,535°C;; b.p. about 2,750°C;; sp. gr. 7.87 at 20°C;; valence +2, +3, +4, or +6. Iron is biologically significant.
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 in the +2 valencevalence,
combining capacity of an atom expressed as the number of single bonds the atom can form or the number of electrons an element gives up or accepts when reacting to form a compound.
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 state.

ferrous

[′fer·əs]
(chemistry)
The term or prefix used to denote compounds of iron in which iron is in the divalent (2+) state.

ferrous

of or containing iron in the divalent state; designating an iron(II) compound

ferrous

Containing or having to do with iron. The difference between ferrous and ferric is the number of valence electrons they contain (ferrous contains two and ferric contains three), which combine with other atoms to form molecules. See ferromagnetic, ferroelectric and ferric oxide.
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Iron availability was highest from the commercial ferrous gluconate (brand H), as demonstrated by ferritin results of 228.
After handling with ferrous gluconate the level of copper was significantly decreased (p<0.
Caps, Ferra-TD, Ferro-Bob, Ferrospace, Ferro-Time, Mol-Iron, Slow Fe, Yieronia Ferrous gluconate 38 Fergon, Ferralet, Simron Ferrous fumarate and 81 Repliva 21/7 (also contains ferrous asparto 70 ascorbic acid, glycinate succinic acid, folic acid, and vitamin [B.
The FDA list of iron compounds generally recognized as safe (GRAS) includes elemental iron, ferrous ascorbate, ferrous carbonate, ferrous citrate, ferrous fumarate, ferrous gluconate, ferrous lactate, ferrous sulfate, ferric ammonium citrate, ferric chloride, ferric citrate, ferric pyrophosphate and ferric sulfate.
Ferrous gluconate is the best supplement choice, but won't get you back on track as fast as iron from food.
EVIDENCE-BASED ANSWER Ferrous salt preparations (ferrous sulfate, ferrous gluconate, and ferrous fumarate) are equally tolerable.