Iron deficiency can have symptoms of weakness, fatigue, feeling cold, appearing pale, and irritability.
Who’s at risk?
- 3% of men
- 20% of women in general
- 50% of pregnant women
Studies reveal that young women improve their academic performance 5 to 7 time over those who are deficient.
Regarding athletes, females may experience deficiency due to menstruation more-so rather than athletic activity. Males usually acquire adequate amounts through diet. Athletes can appear deficient if their hemoglobin levels are out of ratio with blood plasma, but this is typically due to a dilution of hemoglobin from the increased plasma, and not an actual iron deficiency.
Iron is a key nutrient the body needs to make hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to the entire body.
A dilemma occurs when iron is required but when supplemented can create diarrhea or constipation and abdominal discomfort. Taken with a meal can lessen the side effects. Stool may darken but this is harmless. Liquid iron may discolour teeth so use a straw. Do not take an iron supplement at the same time as your calcium supplement because calcium inhibits iron absorption.
The featured Easy Iron product has lower incidence of constipation and stomach upset, clinically well tolerated.
Easy Iron, contains the recommended daily intake for women, and is safe to take every day.
Easy Iron E. G (Extra Gentle), is for those individuals who are extremely sensitive to iron, especially those with a history of irregular bowel movements. (Taken twice daily)
Both these products are helpful for iron deficiencies ranging from mild to moderate, to significant and anemia.
Easy Iron products contain Ferrous Bisglycinate, a form of iron absorbed as much as 4.5 times better than regular iron.
Key Co-Factors: These 6 nutrients and co-factors are significant for their blood building properties.
- Vitamin C for increased absorption
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin B12
- Folic Acid
Greater absorption is facilitated by the Platinum brand’s proprietary Omega Suspension Technology, where the nutrients are suspended in oils.
Warnings: It should be noted that iron in high doses can be fatal to children younger than 6 years of age, so keep supplements out of their reach. Adults experiencing active bacterial infections should avoid iron supplements until the infection is gone. Also, to avoid toxicity and impaired organ functions, follow recommended daily instructions.
Iron issues? Give Easy Iron or Easy Iron E. G (Extra Gentle) a try, and improve your blood and your health.