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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

  • Very thick, a little bitter, good!

    Very thick, a little bitter, good!

    cui

    24/03/15

  • Great energy...at last

    As a fairly active 38 yr old vegetarian woman, yawning through my day, not sleeping very well, and having no real energy was just not fun. Enter these pills. It's been 2 weeks and I definitely feel the effect of the iron boost. So much more energy. Better sleep. Increased strength. I've taken iron supps before, no real change, but these are excellent.

    Ruth

    20/03/15

  • Well worth it.

    I am a50yr old (young) competitive cyclist that very rarely consumes red meat. I have had regular blood tests and this product has lifted my iron content and heamatocrit levels, both being beneficial. I believe this product is well worth it.

    Micthael

    19/03/15

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