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Iron Supplements

Iron is our most abundant essential trace mineral. It is an important micronutrient in energy production, protein metabolism and immune system health. Iron anaemia, when haemoglobin-containing red blood cell production declines, might cause pallor, weakness, poor immunity and fatigue.

Supplementations with iron pills or tonic is a common way used to supply the body with the additional amount of the mineral. 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.

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Iron Info

Iron is necessary to most life forms on the planet. We need it as the central component of our oxygen-transporting haemoglobin molecules. It is an important micronutrient in energy production, protein metabolism and immune system.

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

  • Glad they are back!

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    They weren't available on Health post for a few months so tried others but really happy to have them again! good value work well and nice and small

    Maureen

    12/09/17

  • Picks me up

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    Only vitamin i have, If i feel a little run down these get me going again

    Abbie

    12/09/17

  • Great Product.

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    Thank you for providing high quality supplements Health Post! To be honest I actually just purchase the product that has the highest levels of iron at the best price when I do my online ordering, because I do large orders and want to get the best value for money. I also know that whatever product I chose, it will be of a good standard.
    I have found this iron to be great. I have dysautonomia and therefor suffer from low blood volume. So iron is very important for me. It can also be very expensive to take as an on going supplement. So it is great to find a great product at a great price. Thanks.

    Amanda

    29/08/17

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