Oxygen is your most essential nutrient, providing the fuel that runs your entire body. But to make use of oxygen, it has to be transported to every cell - and to do that it needs iron. Iron-rich oxygen-filled blood is needed to feel full of energy, be active without getting short of breath, enjoy a glowing complexion, think clearly, sleep well and ward off infections.
That's why it's so important not go short of this vital mineral, something that's a real concern particularly for pregnant and pre-menopausal women or anyone with inflammatory bowel disorders.
Solgar Gentle Iron (Iron Bisglycinate) is great for...
Millions of patients with anaemia take iron supplements every year, yet up to half of all sufferers give up taking them. Why? Because of really unpleasant side effects. The most common of these include abdominal pain, nausea, flatulence, diarrhoea and constipation. Who can blame people for abandoning their treatment with that cast of characters! And even for people who can tolerate them, oxygen transport does not always improve.
That's why a form of iron that is well absorbed and utilised by the body and one that is free from unpleasant side effects is so important... And that's what Solgar's Gentle Iron gives you!
Anaemia however is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to iron deficiency, because you can be low in iron without anaemia. In fact this condition is believed to be 2-3 times as common.
Most will be totally unaware, but if there are symptoms they could be unexplained tiredness and fatigue, poor memory and attention span; skin, hair and nails in a bad condition; wounds heal slowly or there may be problems with sleep or restless legs.
Diets which are borderline low in iron are especially common for those on a vegan or vegetarian diet or those on low calorie diets. Regular blood donors and endurance athletes may also be deficient. Of course the most at risk will always be women of childbearing age and in pregnancy.
Take one capsule daily
Q: Are the capsules large / difficult to swallow?
A: We don’t think so – they measure about 1.5cm (or ¾ inch) and the vegetable shell makes them relatively easy to swallow
Q: Can I take it with another drink?
A: Yes, we recommended that you mix it with Orange, Apple or another fruit juice if you want do not want to drink it neat. In fact in can even increase the iron absorbtion.
Q: Is it true that I can increase the effectiveness by drinking juice with it?
A: Yes, we recommended that you take iron with Orange, Apple or another fruit juice as it can increase the iron absorption.
Q: I am overweight. Does that affect my iron status?
A: I'm afraid so. People who are overweight or obese are at greater risk of iron deficiency because it isn't absorbed as well from the diet.
Iron (ferrous bisglycinate) - 20 mg (143% recommended daily amount)
Anti-caking Agent - vegetable magnesium stearate
Bulking Agents - microcrystalline cellulose, citric acid, maltodextrin
Vegetable Capsule Shell - hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose
If adverse reactions occur, discontinue use and consult a doctor. Seek professional advice before using if you are pregnant, breast-feeding, under medical supervision or suffer from food allergies or intolerances to any of the ingredients or contents.
Food supplements must not replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. Always read product directions before use and do not exceed the recommended intake. Details on this site are correct at time of preparation and are for reference purposes only. This product is not a substitute for medication or medical advice (given by a medical practitioner, pharmacist, or other health-care professional), nor intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition.
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