Optiferin C now renamed Iron C
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.