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Ferrous Citrate

Also Known As : Citrate ferreux



Ferrous citrate is a brownish-red solid that is used as an iron supplement in food. It is insoluble in water, ethanol and acetone.

Health benefits

  • Ferrous citrate is helpful in lowering blood phosphtae levels in people who are suffering from chronic kidney diseases and are on dialysis.(1)
  • It is helpful in treating iron deficiency.(1)


People with iron overload disorder should avoid taking ferrous citrate. Ferric citrate can cause diarrhea, constipation, nausea, vomiting and cough.(2)

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