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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

  • helpful during pregnancy

    My iron levels are never brilliant, but when I'm pregnant they are abysmal. My midwife reccomended I try spatone at about 20weeks and I've been taking two per day since and my iron levels have stabilised and then increased. which also means that I've had energy to play with my sons! Double win :) worth the money for me, though of course I'd prefer it to be cheaper! Hehe :D

    Rosemary

    21/08/16

  • Back from the brink....

    After a marriage breakup my iron levels were so low that my GP wanted to give me a blood transfusion. He was surprised I was functioning at all.
    My local health adviser recommended this iron supplement and Alfalfa which I took religiously for 3 months. My iron levels came back to normal and I now just take a maintenance dose. Constipation free!

    Fiona

    15/08/16

  • Great tasting, value for money

    Great tasting tablets, great for all the family. Excellent value for money.

    Chris

    26/07/16

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