Iron is basic to all life processes, since without it oxygen cannot be transported round our bodies. It is also a component of enzymes and proteins and is needed for the metabolism of B vitamins.
Yet scarily, dietary deficiency of iron is the most prevalent mineral deficiency in the world today according to World Health Organisation sources. All ages and both sexes are at risk, but especially women of child-bearing age. In the UK official data shows that 89% of young women have a daily intake of iron which is less than the RNI of 14.8mg. This reflects the move towards vegetarian diets and declining intakes of red meat. Too much iron, however, can be dangerous, so to be cautious about taking without professional supervision.
This product presents iron as a citrate to aid its absorption and utilisation and there have been very few reports of the constipation problems that can be caused by ferrous sulphate supplements. This is important as patient compliance is essential when supplementing with iron since replenishing depleted iron stores can take several months.
Menstruating women, vegetarians, people on weight-loss diets and endurance athletes may experience shortfalls in iron, so adding a high-potency supplement to the diet is always advised.
Each tablet provides a full 14mg of iron (as citrate) which is the recommended daily amount. This iron product is suitable for vegetarians and is produced in premises that operate to stringent pharmaceutical standards of GMP.
Iron-rich foods include liver, beef and lamb. Clams, oysters and mussels also contain iron. Vegetarians can get adequate amounts of iron from beans and peas, leafy green vegetables, dried fruits, such as apricots and raisins, and fortified breakfast cereals. Brewer's yeast, kelp, molasses and wheat bran are also good sources.
A beige speckled clear coated round tablet.
Each tablet delivers:
|Iron (as Citrate)||14mg|
Tableted / Encapsulated with:
See product label.
Less than 1 hour.
Suitable for Vegans, Vegetarians and Lactose and Gelatin Free.
The following list of allergens are excluded: Wheat, Gluten, Barley, Soya, Eggs, Milk and milk products, Lactose, Nuts, Sulphites, Celery, Fish, Shellfish and Yeast.
This product contains iron, which, if taken in excess, may be harmful to very young children. Keep out of sight and reach. Over 20mg of iron may cause mild stomach upset in sensitive individuals
To be stored in a cool, dry place and protected from light, keep it out of reach of smallest children.