Iron 18mg Chelated (90 Vegetarian Capsules)

Iron 18mg Chelated (90 Vegetarian Capsules)

Vegetarian Chelated Iron Supplement

Good 4 Life Chelated Iron Supplement 18mg, is a gentle form of Iron and is available in 90 vegetarian capsules.  Iron chelates are absorbed far more easily than other forms of Iron.
 

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Iron, an essential mineral in the body, is involved in oxygen transport and metabolism. About 65% of the iron in the body is found in blood cells in the protein  hemoglobin that carries oxygen to the body’s tissues and organs. Some iron is found in muscle proteins and in enzymes that assist biochemical reactions in cells.
 
The body stores about 15% of the iron for future needs and is mobilized when dietary intake is inadequate. The rest is in the body’s tissues as part of proteins that help the body function.
 
Adult men and post-menopausal women only lose significant iron through blood loss.  Heavy monthly periods can cause a significant loss of iron in women.
 
Iron is involved in the conversion of blood sugar to energy, it provides the key building block for the production of enzymes involved with making new cells, amino acids, hormones, and neurotransmitters.
 
Other important activities requiring iron include liver detoxification, fatty acid metabolism, and making carnitine and serotonin and dopamine.
 
Iron is also essential for the production of collagen and elastin, which provide structural integrity and elasticity for organs and tissues.
 
Liver is by far the richest iron containing food; other medium sources of iron-rich foods include organ meats, fish, and poultry. Dried beans and vegetables can provide some iron and are the best plant sources, followed by dried fruits, nuts, and whole grain breads and cereals. Fortification of cereals, flours and bread with iron has helped raise our daily dietary iron.

Research and Uses of Chelated Iron

» Supplementation helps prevent a host of deficiency disorders including anemia, deficiency from excessive menstrual flow and deficiency from pregnancy
» Has been used to treat restless legs syndrome
» Iron deficiency and B12 deficiency often results in lethargy and a lack of energy

Chelated Iron Dosage

Recommended dosage ranges from 15 – 18 mgs; take 1 capsule daily with a meal. Under the supervision of a health care practitioner, dosages of 50 – 100 mgs have been used to treat iron deficiency. The Recommended Dietary Allowance for iron is 18 mgs per day.

Cautions when using Chelated Iron

• Pregnant or lactating women should consult a health practitioner before using this product.
• To avoid the potential for iron overload, individuals should not consume iron supplements unless their physician has determined that iron supplementation is necessary. Iron overload is associated with several genetic diseases including hemochromatosis, and may cause nausea, vomiting, constipation and black stools.
• Iron poisoning only occurs in cases of extreme overdose. For this reason, keep iron supplements out of reach of children. Accidental overdose of iron containing products can cause fatal poisoning in children under 6.
 
Supplement Facts              Serving Size: 1 vegetarian capsule
Amount per serving Amount % Daily Value
Iron (chelated as ferrous bisglycinate) 18 mg 100%

Other ingredients: Rice powder, magnesium stearate, cellulose.

 
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The Food and Drug Administration have not evaluated these statements. The statements above are the views of the manufacturer and are intended for reference only. The manufacturer can sometimes unexpectedly improve their formulation so be sure to check the product labelling, before consumption, for the most up to date information.
 
 
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