We all need iron for our bodies to work.
It is essential for oxygen transport and many
Iron deficiency is common
Low iron levels can cause a variety of vague symptoms
such as fatigue, weakness, difficulty concentrating and
At most risk are growing children and pregnants, but
there are cases in all groups.
Regular iron tablets often give side-effects
This is because they leave reactive and toxic free
iron ions in the gut.
Non-heme iron has to disintegrate for iron ions
to be absorbed, but uptake is very low and most
of the iron remains in the stomach.
Heme iron is the very kind that is found in fowl,
fish and meat.
It is natural for the body, the hemoglobin
molecule is absorbed efficiently as a whole unit
without breaking down.
Hence there are no therapy ruining side-effects.
It is now possible to have heme iron in tablet
One or two tablets per day will guarantee stable
levels and correct possible deficiency.
There is experience of heme iron therapy with
excellent results since the 1970's in Scandinavia.
It works for everyone, and especially well for
Good uptake in all clinical situations, easy
dosage and no change in efficacy or
tolerance over time.
The OptiFer® series of products are designed
with heme iron as the main component.
Heme iron is taken up 5 times better
(than non-heme) and will give no side-effects.