Iron is a vital mineral that plays a crucial role in the body’s oxygen transport and metabolism. It is found in red blood cells, where it helps to carry oxygen to the body’s tissues. In addition, iron is necessary for energy production and the synthesis of certain vitamins. When the body lacks iron, it can lead to iron deficiency anemia, a condition characterized by a shortage of red blood cells. Ensuring adequate iron intake is essential for good health and proper body function.
While many people in North America get sufficient iron from their diet, some may require additional iron due to certain health conditions or other factors. Iron deficiency, or a lack of iron in the body, can cause fatigue, difficulty breathing, decreased physical performance, and cognitive problems in both children and adults, and may also increase the risk of infection.
Certain conditions, such as bleeding disorders, burns, hemodialysis, digestive issues, and stomach problems, may increase the need for iron supplements. Inorganic forms of iron can sometimes cause stomach upset, but complexing iron with an organic molecule like vitamin C can make it more easily absorbed and suitable for people sensitive to iron supplementation.
Infants, especially those who are breastfed or receive low-iron formula, may also require additional iron. It is important to consult a healthcare professional to determine if an iron supplement is necessary and to determine the appropriate dosage.
Adult: Take 1 capsule daily with food or as directed by your health care practitioner. Take a few hours before or after taking other medication.
|Iron Ascorbate||15 mg|
|Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)||175 mg|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine HCl)||5 mg|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin 5-Phosphate)||2 mg|
|Vitamin B3 Inositol Hexanicotinate||2 mg|
|Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxal 5-Phosphate)||5 mg|
|Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamine)||250 mcg|
|Vitamin B9 Folic Acid||1 mg|