I'm wondering where to ask about the consumption of iron and Daily Value.

My question:

If 150% RDV (Recommend Daily Value) of iron is consumed in a day, from foods, is that bad?

• What type question do you want to ask? Commented Nov 5, 2019 at 15:05
• I added my question, does that help?
– user353383
Commented Nov 5, 2019 at 15:11
• I think I’m misunderstanding. You’re asking if it’s bad to eat 100% of the recommended daily value of Iron in one day? Commented Nov 5, 2019 at 15:17
• The answers are very helpful. I would start with Medical Sciences if it's as straightforward as it is here. But do not identify yourself as a patient on any site, or your question will be closed. Ask generically and state information you wish to know, for example, if the RDV dose is too high, just ask that. Commented Nov 5, 2019 at 16:39
• @divibisan I meant 150%, but based on what I wrote before you're correct.
– user353383
Commented Nov 5, 2019 at 19:19
• Just as a comment to the acual matter at hand - It would not be bad. the RDV is meant as a guideline for how much you need over time, every day. If any ill effect was even close to that intake, there would not be a recommendation for it. But do avoid 150% every day. Commented Nov 5, 2019 at 21:38
• @jj-for-transparency-and-monica It is very generalized because all (proper) RDV are generalized. 150% of any rdv for 1 day should always be OK. Consider the mean value theorem. If eating 50% for 1 day is OK, then 150% the next day has to be, or else there is no RDV. Now, if the RDV was not from an official institution, why even ask, it is then not an RDV because it is not Recommended by any authority. Rdvs are not minimum lethal dosages. Commented Nov 6, 2019 at 15:44
• @jj-for-transparency-and-monica It is very generalized because all (proper) RDV are generalized. 150% of any rdv for 1 day should always be OK. Consider the mean value theorem. If eating 50% for 1 day is OK, then 150% the next day has to be, or else there is no RDV. Now, if the RDV was not from an official institution, why even ask, it is then not an RDV because it is not Recommended by any authority. Rdvs are not minimum lethal dosages. Commented Nov 6, 2019 at 15:44
• Why not just ask your doctor? Commented Nov 6, 2019 at 16:03

## It’s going to depend on what kind of question you’re asking and why

• nutrition as it relates to exercise

But the following topics are off-topic:

• nutrition unrelated to exercise, such as food safety, nutritional needs for children, etc.
• wellness, general health, medical advice and injuries unrelated to exercise

If you’re a Vegan or Vegetarian and are worried about getting enough Iron, then you could ask on Veganism & Vegetarianism which says that topics related to:

• How to stay healthy living while living a veg*n.

Are on-topic

Personal nutrition is generally off-topic on Biology and Medical Sciences:

Biology:

Which questions are off-topic?

• personal medical questions and health advice

Medical Sciences:

Often asked questions that are off-topic include:

• medical advice for yourself or others
• questions about nutrition and diet that aren't directly connected to medical treatment

If you were asking about the biology of iron usage, then Biology might be a good option. Similarly, if your question about iron is directly related to understanding a medical treatment (but is not a request for medical advice), you might be able to ask it on Medical Sciences. If you go with either of those options, though, you should be very clear about how your question is about science, not personal medical or nutritional advice.

Skeptics:

If you're asking about the accuracy of a published claim about Iron (for example, if you read somewhere that eating 100% of your RDV of Iron is actually bad), then you could ask about the truth of that claim on Skeptics. Note that this must be a notable claim that has been made publicly, so be sure to have a citation for it:

Skeptics Stack Exchange is for challenging unreferenced notable claims, pseudoscience and biased results.

If you have a question about the accuracy of public claims made in the media or elsewhere, if you're interested in the evidence behind what you hear or read, then you are in the right place.

• @Mari-LouA I hope I'll have changed it, but suspect I won't. Commented Nov 6, 2019 at 13:42
• @Mari-LouA perhaps Monica will have a court order by then Commented Nov 6, 2019 at 13:52
• @StopHarmingMonica there's also the possibility that SE will have shut down MetaSE, there's too much bad publicity and feeling among its users, it's all concentrated here, on this one site. Commented Nov 6, 2019 at 13:55