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The future of iron supplementation

  1. 1. The future of iron supplements
  2. 2. We all need iron for our bodies to work. It is essential for oxygen transport and many other functions.
  3. 3. Iron deficiency is common Low iron levels can cause a variety of vague symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, difficulty concentrating and moodiness. At most risk are growing children and pregnants, but there are cases in all groups.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. It is now possible to have heme iron in tablet form. One or two tablets per day will guarantee stable levels and correct possible deficiency.
  7. 7. There is experience of heme iron therapy with excellent results since the 1970's in Scandinavia. It works for everyone, and especially well for chronics. Good uptake in all clinical situations, easy dosage and no change in efficacy or tolerance over time.
  8. 8. 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.

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