Is anyone else's head spinning when trying to figure out how to maximize iron absorption? Heme iron from meat, iron supplement, ok... take with Vit C but do NOT take with calcium. Tannins... avoid tea (and coffee?) 2 hours before or after iron intake. Kombucha tea, high in iron, but also high in tannins?! Beans.. high in iron, but also restricts iron absorption?!! Spinach, same thing... so many contradictions, just want my ferritin levels up to 70 and for my hair to stop raining out of my scalp. Lots of good and bad info online, anyone found a well-researched source they trust? One handy thing I read said that after consuming beets, the red color will be in your urine if you are iron deficient. It is *supposed* to give you red BM's only.. a good way to self-check iron levels.. have not tried yet but will soon... has anyone else heard of this method or tried it?