Iron Complex (60 Capsules)
14mg Iron with Vitamins C, B2, B12, Folate & Live biotic cultures.
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What is Iron Complex?
Iron complex contains two forms of iron, plus vitamin B12, folate and vitamin C - associated with the absorption of iron.
Iron is an essential dietary mineral that contributes to the normal formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin. The body needs iron to produce energy and transport oxygen around the body.
Iron supports the function of the immune system and cognition.
What are the benefits of Iron Complex?
Iron is essential in making red blood cells, particularly haemoglobin, which carries oxygen around the body. If you don't have sufficient levels of iron, your body will not get adequate levels of oxygen. This leads to iron deficiency and fatigue that can affect everything from your mental and cognitive function to your immune system's ability to fight off infections.
Women need more iron if they are still having periods because they lose iron in menstrual blood each month. After menopause, a woman's iron needs drop as her menstrual cycle ends and recommendations of iron requirements are then the same as for men.
The UK's NHS recommends daily iron intake to be:
14.8mg a day for women aged 19 to 50, or older if still having periods
8.7mg a day for men, and women over 50 years who are no longer having periods
There are two types of iron found in food - haem iron found mostly in red meat and non-haem iron found in meat and plant food (vegetables, pulses, nuts/seeds etc). Iron complex contains both types of iron.
As well as supporting the immune system, vitamin C supports skin protection and healing processes, it reduces harmful free radicals, and helps to lower blood pressure and ‘bad’ cholesterol - thereby lowering the risk of heart disease. It is included in Iron Complex because vitamin C also enhances absorption of haem iron.
Vitamins B2, B12 and Folic Acid
These vitamins help your body metabolise the iron. They also contribute to energy production in cells, the formation of blood and maintenance of red blood cells, normal functioning of the immune system and can reduce tiredness and fatigue.
Lactobacillus plantarum and Lactococcus lactis
These live bacteria cultures help digestion by breaking down food in the gut and allowing your body to absorb nutrients more easily. Lactic acid bacteria produce lactic acid that can aid absorption of non-haem iron, as well as enhancing digestion and tolerance within the digestive tract.
Are there any side effects?
Some people may experience gastric discomfort or constipation with less well absorbed forms of iron from other supplements. Whereas our Iron Complex supplement contains two bioavailable forms of iron, combined with methylated forms of vitamin B12 and folate as well as vitamin C to aid absorption.
Iron supplements can decrease the effects of certain medications.
Reflux medications can reduce the amount of iron that the body absorbs from food and supplements.
It may be worth discussing iron supplements with your doctor if you take any prescription medication. Plus, if in doubt, it is best to check your Iron levels with your doctor, who will do a blood test.
60 [One a Day] Capsules
1 capsule (daily intake) provides:
Iron (as Citrate & Fumarate)- Providing Actual Iron 14mg
Vitamin C 100mg
Vitamin B2 5mg
Vitamin B12 (Methyl) 25μg
Methylfolate - Providing Folic acid 100 μg
Lactobacillus plantarum 2 billion viable cells - Strain CUL66
Lactococcus lactis 2 billion viable cells - Strain CUL72
For EU Nutrient Reference Value %, please see back of packet photo.
Suitable for Vegetarians & Vegans
INGREDIENTS: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Ascorbic Acid, Ferrous Citrate, Ferrous Fumarate, Lactococcus lactis, Lactobacillus plantarum, Silicon dioxide 6mg, Riboflavin, Magnesium Stearate Dicalcium phosphate, 5Methyltetrahydrofolate glucosamine, Methylcobalamin
Capsule shell: Hydroxypropylmethyl Cellulose