An Important Mineral
Iron is an essential mineral in the body. It is involved in energy production and also is a key component of hemoglobin " the molecule that transports oxygen to the cells. Deficiencies in iron can lead to anemia, which results in weakness, fatigue, reduced cognitive function and suppression of the immune system. It is estimated that 25% of the world's population have some degree of iron deficiency.
The Supporting Cast
Ortho — Iron also contains other nutrients and vitamins that help support healthy iron levels. It contains lactoferrin, an iron carrying protein shown to improve blood iron and hemoglobin levels, and vitamin C, a well known antioxidant which also improves iron absorption. Other nutrients such as vitamin B12, folate, vitamin B6 and copper are also included in Ortho — Iron to ensure other anemias related to these other essential nutrients do not go untreated.
A Better Iron Supplement
Ortho — Iron contains SunActive®Fe iron, a registered form of iron that animal studies have shown to be more bioavailable than other more common forms of iron such as ferrous sulphate and sodium ferrous citrate. SunActive®Fe has 84-94% absorbability, and is much easier on the stomach than other forms of iron.