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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

  • Spatone - 100% Natural Iron Supplement

    Spatone - 100% Natural Iron Supplement

    After suffering persistently low ir...

    After suffering persistently low iron for years, will now stick to this product - very easy to take, don't mind the taste and can feel the difference.

    Cathy

    22/07/14

  • Floradix Formula

    Floradix Formula

    Im a vegeterian and this helps to k...

    Im a vegeterian and this helps to keep my levels in the low end of normal but I only take one dose a day so am going to try two doses to see if that gets it higher

    Simone

    22/07/14

  • IroNurse - 741

    IroNurse - 741

    I was taking regular iron supplemen...

    I was taking regular iron supplements for Crohn's disease, some other supplements caused unpleasant digestive side-effects. This is a great alternative

    Antony

    22/07/14

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