Iron is an essential component of hemoglobin, the substance in red blood cells. It carries oxygen from your lungs to transport it throughout your body. When your body does not have enough iron, your body cannot make enough healthy oxygen-carrying red blood cells. Myoglobin, a protein in the heart and skeletal muscles, also requires iron for efficient function. Iron is also needed for several vital enzymes to assist in energy production, metabolism, and DNA construction.
Out of all the nutrients, North American women are most commonly iron deficient. In fact, 35 to 58 percent of young, healthy females experience some degree of low iron levels. The number slightly increases during pregnancy. Common symptoms of iron deficiency include fatigue, impaired brain activity, and a weakened immune system when diagnosed with anemia, and iron levels could potentially be in the danger zone.
Taking a daily iron supplement like CanPrev’s Iron Bis-Glycinate is a quick and convenient way to pump up your iron levels. CanPrev Iron Bis-Glycinate formula is made from a chelated iron that is easy to absorb. It is incredibly gentle on the stomach and does not cause gastrointestinal upset. Other iron supplements, which contain ferrous sulfate, can cause gastrointestinal disturbances, constipation, diarrhea, upset stomach, and nausea.
Each spoonful of CanPrev Iron Bis-Glycinate is enhanced with vitamins C, B6, B12, and folic acid. The added ingredients aid in the absorption and assimilation of iron to produce healthy red blood cells.
Ingredients – Iron (Ferrochel ferrous bis-glycinate chelate) 20 mg, Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 100 mg, Vitamin B6 (pyridoxal-5-phosphate) 20 mg, Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) 500 mcg, Folate (folic acid) 400 mcg
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Honey, stevia, glycerin, potassium sorbate, citric acid, natural orange flavor, purified water.
Recommended Use: This product works to prevent iron deficiency anemia, helps form red blood cells and aids red blood cell function
Directions: (Adults) Take 1 tablespoon per day with food, a few hours before or after taking other medications or as directed by a healthcare practitioner