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Problems with iron supplementation? Why and what to do.

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Problems with iron supplementation?
What to do.

It is not easy to find the right one.
There is a multitude of medications and supplements out there and each claims to solve all problems in the best way.
Will I tolerate the supplementation?
Is it efficient?
Is it convenient for me?
Is it safe?

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Problems with iron supplementation? Why and what to do.

  1. 1. It is not easy to find the right one. There is a mul6tude of medica6ons and supplements out there and each claims to solve all problems in the best way. Will I tolerate the supplementa6on? Is it efficient? Is it convenient for me? Is it safe? . Problems with iron supplementa6on? What to do.
  2. 2. Heme iron is natural for man and s6ll is the best and most efficient way of absorbing the iron we all need to live and for our bodies to func6on properly. In a normal diet heme iron from meat products play a large role. Efficacy in the supplements is good and there is an extremely good record of tolerance. The first thing to ask is: How do I pick the right one, there are many out there?
  3. 3. The tolerance of heme iron in iron deficiency therapy studies is always at placebo level. Lower than this is impossible, even pure water can give “stomach effects” to some people. The second thing to ask is: Will I tolerate this? Many of my friends have stomach pains and problems with iron medica6ons.
  4. 4. The tolerance of non-heme oral iron therapy is notoriously bad. This has to do with the fact that it has to disassociate in the gut before iron ions can be absorbed. Free iron ions are considered toxic (they do not exist in nature) and will irritate the stomach lining. The second thing to ask is: Will I tolerate this? Many of my friends have stomach pains and problems with iron medica6ons.
  5. 5. Many medica6ons and supplements have to be taken up to three 6mes per day. They also have other restric6ons around food and drink, even to the point of “Do not lie down for 10 minutes aSer taking this product (Proferrin)”, precau6ons about medical condi6on and possible interac6ons with other medica6on. Another ques6on: Is the dosage convenient for me?
  6. 6. For example with chronics non-heme iron therapy sooner or later is no longer tolerated and has to be replaced with intravenously given iron. This happens at a clinic, is painful and restricts for instance traveling. It is also very expensive and the side-effect of intravenous iron is oxida6ve stress on the organism, which may even be fatal. Another ques6on: Is the dosage convenient for me?
  7. 7. Heme iron therapy has none of these problems. Dosage is once per day and there are no interac6ons with food or drink or other medica6ons. The answer..
  8. 8. Since we humans are omnivores our bodies are programmed to use natural hemoglobin from animal sources as the main pool if iron in the diet. It is taken up much more efficiently using a different mechanism than plant-sourced iron. Is this safe for me?
  9. 9. Heme iron in food supplements have been used in large scale in Scandinavia since the 1970-ies. However, no serious side-effects or poisonings have ever been reported in a massive user base since, and in clinical trials both efficacy and tolerance are outstanding in comparison. Yes indeed, it's safe
  10. 10. Today the Op6Fer series can be considered containing only natural heme iron as the ac6ve ingredient (years ago most “heme iron”-tablets contained over 90 % of the iron as non-heme). The Op6Fer series is well-documented, safe, natural and very efficient. Safe and natural
  11. 11. Op6Fer® The Op6Fer® series of iron food supplements are safe, efficient and very well tolerated, which is crucial for therapy success. They can be used over longer periods with no change in efficacy or tolerance.

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