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Iron 18 mg

Product Name: Iron 18 mg
Product Numbers: VNV240
Product Count: 90/CT
Product Form: V-Caps
Sizes Available: 90 V-Caps

Iron is an essential mineral and an important component of proteins involved in oxygen transport and metabolism. Almost two-thirds of the iron in the body is found in hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to the body's tissues. Smaller amounts of iron are found in myoglobin, a protein that helps supply oxygen to muscle, and in enzymes that assist biochemical reactions in cells. About 15% of the body's iron is stored for future needs and mobilized when dietary intake is inadequate. The remainder is in the body's tissues as part of proteins that help the body function. Adult men and post-menopausal women lose very little iron except through bleeding. Women with heavy monthly periods can lose a significant amount of iron. Your body usually maintains normal iron status by controlling the amount of iron absorbed from food. Iron is necessary for the transport of oxygen through the body via red blood cells. It is also involved in the conversion of blood sugar to energy. It provides a crucial building block for the production of enzymes that are involved with making new cells, amino acids, hormones, and neurotransmitters.

Other important activities requiring iron include liver detoxification, the metabolism of fatty acids, and the synthesis of carnitine and the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine. Iron is 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 good sources of iron-rich foods include organ meats, fish, and poultry. Dried beans and vegetables 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 contributed significantly to daily dietary iron consumption.

Our chelated, gentle Iron (as ferrous bisglycinate) is available in 90 count, 18 mg vegetarian capsules.

Research Indicates
  • Supplementation helps prevent a host of deficiency disorders including anemia, deficiency from excessive menstrual flow and deficiency from pregnancy
  • Effectively treats goiter (enlarged thyroid)
  • Has been used to treat restless legs syndrome
Recommended Dosage
  • Typical daily 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.
  • If you are pregnant or lactating, consult a health care practitioner prior to taking 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.
  • 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 is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6.
  • Excessive iron intake may cause nausea, vomiting, constipation and black stools.
  • Iron-containing liquids may temporarily stain the teeth.

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