Iron C is an iron-based supplement that promotes healthy ferritin, haemoglobin and red blood cell function. It’s combined with Ester-C, a mineral form of vitamin C that helps to enhance the absorption of iron. It’s clinically tested to support enhanced energy, well-being and athletic performance.
Iron is well known as being essential for the body’s health, and it’s low iron levels that cause anaemia. It’s main function is to combine with protein and copper in producing haemoglobin, a crucial constituent of blood which enables the cardiovascular system to distribute oxygen around the body.
Iron is also used to produce myoglobin, a substance found in muscle tissue which enables the oxygen to be taken up in the muscles. The chemical reactions the oxygen causes enable the muscles to flex. It also helps produce ferritin, which supports the health of the intestines, liver and spleen.
Iron C also contains Ester-C, a natural, non-acidic water-soluble form of vitamin C. Our bodies can’t have too much of this essential nutrient, which has a multitude of functions including to enhance the absorption of iron in the intestines. Clinical trials have shown the effectiveness of iron and vitamin C taken together.
Iron C has been shown by research to support performance in elite female athletes and the mental health and energy levels of women of childbearing age, but it can support enhanced energy, well-being and athletic performance for anyone. It’s made from vegan, hypoallergenic ingredients which are certified as gluten free by the Gluten Free Certification Organisation.
In some individuals, iron supplements may cause nausea, vomiting, constipation and black stools. One study indicated that iron bis-glycinate supplementation caused less bloating, nausea and constipation as compared to ferrous sulfate. Iron supplementation is not recommended for individuals with iron-loading anemias or hemochromatosis. Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. Keep this product out of the reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control center immediately.
Bile acid sequesterants, penicillamine, antacids and H2 receptor agonists may decrease the absorption of iron. Tetracycline and fluoroquinolone antibiotics bind to iron and may decrease the absorption of both medication and iron. Calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc and phosphorus have also been reported to decrease iron absorption.
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