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Iron is our most abundant essential trace mineral, necessary to most life forms on the planet. We need iron as the central component of our oxygen-transporting haemoglobin molecules.

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Iron Info

Iron is our most abundant essential trace mineral, necessary to most life forms on the planet. We need iron as the central component of our oxygen-transporting haemoglobin molecules. Iron anaemia, when haemoglobin-containing red blood cell production declines, causes pallor, weakness, poor immunity and fatigue.

Iron deficiency is more common in pregnant or heavily menstruating women, female athletes, teenagers experiencing a growth spurt and the elderly.

Studies show that around 40% of New Zealand women of childbearing age are iron deficient. Iron-deficient mothers are more likely to produce infants who are susceptible to iron deficiency.

Iron Benefits

Iron is an important micronutrient in energy production, protein metabolism and immune system health.

Fatigue, irritability, recurring infections, shortness of breath, headaches, chest pain and heavy menstrual bleeding can all indicate dietary iron deficiency. Cognitive impairment, developmental delay and hair loss can result if iron deficiency is not addressed.

Iron Side Effects

Poorly absorbed iron supplements can cause headaches, constipation and digestive discomfort due to residual iron the body is trying to excrete. High doses can cause organ toxicity and free radical damage to tissues. Take at least 2 hours away from medications. Contraindicated in cases of hemochromatosis. Keep your supplements well out of reach of curious children. Iron supplements are a leading cause of accidental poisonings in young children (USA), who find containers and swallow the contents.

Product Reviews

  • Superior Organic Iron

    Superior Organic Iron

    Great price, great product.

    I take 1 daily as I'm vegetarian and don't want my iron levels dropping and they do the trick. So cheap and I like that they are organic.



  • Gentle Iron

    Gentle Iron

    Increased energy!

    I have very very low iron levels and after only a few weeks of taking Solgar Gentle iron I am feeling really good! I'm not tired all the time like I was feeling before I started taking it and the dark patches I had under my eyes have lessened quite a lot! I also love the fact that this product does not make me constipated unlike other iron brands I've tried!! This product is a 10/10 in my books and I bet my next blood test will show a big increase in my iron levels :)



  • Spatone - 100% Natural Iron Supplement

    Spatone - 100% Natural Iron Supplement

    I highly recommend this supplement....

    I highly recommend this supplement. 2 months ago my ferritin level was 11. I tried 2 different Doctor's prescriptions but they didn't agree with me, nor did another "natural" supplement. I was then recommended Spatone and am now pleased to say that my ferritin level is 26. I have a very sensitive digestive system but am obviously able to absorb Spatone, so would recommend this to anyone else who has had difficulty absorbing other iron products.



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