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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

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    Ailan

    9/05/15

  • Excellent Product

    I am a 58 yr young woman and I donate blood at least 2-3 times a year and I started taking the tablets when I found my iron levels were starting to drop. I knew that if it went below a count of 120 I would no longer be able to donate blood so decided to give my iron levels a boost for that reason. But I have been pleasantly surprised at the other benefits I have experienced because of it. I have been taking GO Iron for Woman for over a year now and I have found a new found energy and clarity of mind which, when looking back on now I hadn't realized how sluggish I had become. I would definitely recommend this product.

    Maureen

    4/05/15

  • Recommend

    Great product, great price

    Pamela

    27/04/15

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