Our Whole Food Essentials Iron provides 100 per cent of the Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) of iron along with supporting C and B vitamins, which can help increase iron absorption.
More about Iron
Iron is an essential mineral required by the body to make healthy red blood cells which carry oxygen around the body. You can get iron from both meat and plant sources however plant sources are not very well absorbed by the body. A diet lacking in or containing no meats or other animal foods will likely lead to low iron stores in the body and require supplementation. The Whole Food based iron is bound to a whole food rice protein, which can be easier on the gastrointestinal tract, better absorbed and be better utilized throughout the body. The rice bran supports healthy cholesterol levels for individuals already within the normal range, while the bioflavonoids can help to strengthen blood vessels and support blood flow. Additional fruit and vegetable blend, including organic spinach powder, as well as kale and tomato powder, provides additional iron and Vitamin C to aid in increased iron absorption.
What the studies say
Vegans are more at risk of iron deficiency as meat products are the highest source of iron. Iron deficiency is dangerous and is easily diagnosed by a simple blood test. Getting too much iron (iron overload) can be dangerous, so it is advised that you speak to your doctor before using iron supplements.Further reading and references
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18mg Iron Capsule
1 Capsule Per Day
Iron (Rice Protein Chelate), Rice Bran, Silica, Citrus Bioflavonoids, Organic Spinach Powder, Tomato Powder, Carrot, Kale (Brassica genus) Powder, Vegetarian Capsule.
Artificial Colours, Flavours or Preservatives, Wheat, Gluten, Milk, Eggs, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Soy, Crustacean Shellfish or Fish.
Always read the label. Use only as directed. Vitamins and minerals are supplementary to and are not a replacement for a balanced diet.