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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

  • Woohoooo awesome iron supplement!!!!

    If you are looking for a good iron supplement look no further....this really does make you feel a million times better than having to take hideous pills from the quack! There are no awful side effects, it does have a funky taste at first but you soon don't worry about it as your iron levels improve and your energy levels re-charge, handy sachets. I definitely recommend to anyone that needs iron supplement.

    sunnygirlflower

    11/12/14

  • Effective in maintaining energy levels and reducing menstrual cramps

    I have been giving my two teenage daughters one a day for the last few months. Before we started using it they would get a lot of fatigue with their periods and some cramping. Since taking bio iron, their energy levels are consistent, and they sail through their periods with no cramps. Also seems to be helping with resistance to colds etc.

    Mary

    9/12/14

  • Excellent product

    I have tried a number of different products and what I like about this one is that it tastes great and has herbs in it which have a range of beneficial effects on the body. I have found that other supplements tend to have synthetic vitamins added which isn't ideal so am pleased to have found a natural Iron tonic that is also very nutrient rich. To me its definitely worth paying the bit extra to get a high quality Iron supplement like this rather than a cheaper not so great product. :)

    Melissa

    9/12/14

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