Dietary iron is found in two forms, heme, and nonheme iron. Heme iron is a highly bioavailable form of iron. Heme iron is isolated from animal sources such as meat, poultry, and fish. Heme iron is well absorbed, nonheme iron, which accounts for the majority of the iron in plants is less absorbed. More than 95% of functional iron in the human body is in the form of heme. Heme iron is not associated with common side effects of elemental (nonheme) iron supplementation such as constipation, nausea, and gastrointestinal upset.
Each vegetable capsule contains:
|Iron (heme iron polypeptide from porcine hemoglobin)||11 mg|
|Vitamin C||90 mg|
|Folate (from calcium ʟ‑5‑methyltetrahydrofolate)||333 mcg|
|Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin)||333 mcg|
Adults: Take 3 capsules once daily with a full glass of water, or as directed by your health-care practitioner. Do not lie down for 30 minutes after taking this product. If you are taking other medications, take this product a few hours before or after them. Consult a health-care practitioner for use beyond 7 weeks. Consult a health-care practitioner to monitor blood iron content.