Balanced Iron 15mg
Iron plays a key role in the production of haemoglobin within our red blood cells, where it is required for oxygen transportation from the lungs to the body’s tissues and the carbon dioxide transportation from the tissues to the lungs. Iron is also required for the synthesis of key enzymes in energy production and metabolism, including DNA synthesis. Iron deficiency is the most common micronutrient deficiency affecting nearly one-third of the population and is the leading cause of anaemia worldwide.
Foods typically high in iron include red meat, turkey, liver, shellfish, pumpkin seeds, lemon peel, spinach and murraya koenigii leaf (curry leaf).
Inadequate iron intake in this instance will result in iron deficiency. Weakness, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and poor work productivity are non-specific symptoms associated with iron deficiency, because of low delivery of oxygen to body tissues and decreased activity of iron-containing enzymes. Iron deficiency has also been linked to poor cognitive function and feeling light-headed.
Quantity: 30 Veg Capsules
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Directions: As a food supplement, take one capsule daily with food, or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Suitable for children aged 12 years and older - Regular dosage
Suitable during pregnancy and breastfeeding
Elevated levels of iron may lead to an increased risk of heart disease due to the pro-oxidative effect of free iron in the blood damaging cholesterol or the artery wall itself. Antioxidants such as vitamins C and E protect against iron-induced oxidative damage.
Avoid in cases of haemachromatosis.
Ascorbic acid (Vit C) can form a chelate with iron to aid its absorption. Vitamin C is also required for the release of iron from stores.
Excessive intake of non-haem iron may have a detrimental effect on zinc absorption.
Iron appears to accumulate in the liver and spleen with vitamin A deficiency, resulting in iron deficiency.
Iron and LEAD also interact. Lead inhibits the activity of an enzyme required in haem synthesis. Additionally, increased lead absorption occurs with iron deficiency, especially in children.
Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) 100mg
Iron (bisglycinate) 15mg
Folic Acid 100ug
Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin and Adenosylcobalamin) 50ug
In a base of alfalfa, spirulina and bilberry.