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Iron

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

  • Organic Iron 24mg

    Organic Iron 24mg

    Great product

    I have been using this product for many years and I have found they work just as well as the iron tablets the Dr prescribed for me. They are easier to take because of the size and they do not have any affect on my sensitive stomach.

    Vicky

    16/09/14

  • Iron Chews - One a day

    Iron Chews - One a day

    Excellent ...

    Very pleasant flavour, and easy to take. Recommend.

    Fiona

    10/09/14

  • IroNurse - 741

    IroNurse - 741

    energizing

    I am so happy I tried this, my blood test showed low iron levels so I started taking 2ml a day, the second day I went for a run! And the best thing it tastes quite nice.

    Sue

    9/09/14

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