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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

  • Great While Pregnant

    These are the best iron tablets I have used. Over the last few months they were excellent at keeping my iron levels constant while I was pregnant.

    Cora

    28/01/16

  • Women love it

    This form of iron doesn't cause constipation. Women say it makes them feel better.

    Sheryl

    19/01/16

  • Great supplement - noticed the difference immediately

    I've been wanting to try a new iron supplement for ages - the ones I've tried before never really seemed to do anything. After seeing the rave reviews I thought I'd give this ago and IT IS TOTALLY WORTH IT. It gives my iron levels the boost it needs. Has a very metallic taste but very quickly got used to it - I just pour it into my daily glass of orange juice and it's fine :)

    Jemma

    14/01/16

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