It’s a surprising fact that out of all the nutrients, iron happens to be the one women in North America are most deficient in. 35 to 58 percent of young, healthy females experience some degree of low iron levels and the number goes slightly higher during pregnancy. Fatigue, a weakened immune system and impaired brain activity are all symptoms of iron deficiency. By the time you’re diagnosed with anaemia, your iron levels can be in the danger zone.
A low iron count means your body isn’t making enough healthy red blood cells to deliver oxygen from your lungs to your body’s tissues. About 70 percent of the body’s iron is contained in the blood in the form of hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that carries and delivers oxygen to tissues in the body for survival. Myoglobin, a protein in the heart and skeletal muscles, also requires iron to function efficiently. Iron is needed for several key enzymes to assist in energy production and metabolism, particularly in DNA construction.
Taking a daily iron supplement is a quick and easy way to pump the body’s stores, but not all supplements are free from uncomfortable side effects like constipation, diarrhoea, stomach upset and nausea. CanPrev’s Iron Bis-Glycinate 20 contains iron bisglycinate, a chelated iron that is easy to absorb, gentle on the stomach and doesn’t cause gastrointestinal upset like those that contain ferrous sulphate can.
Each 20 mg capsule of elemental iron is enhanced with vitamins C, B6, B12 and folic acid, all cofactors that help in the absorption and assimilation of iron for the production of healthy red blood cells.
Iron Bis.Glycinate 20 helps to prevent iron deficiency anemia, form red blood cells and support red blood cell functioning. Helps pregnant women meet the recommended intake for iron when taken in conjunction with a healthy diet and also supports normal early fetal development.
Adults – Take one (1) to two (2) capsules per day with food, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. Take a few hours before or after taking other medications. 400 mcg of folate per day is adequate for most women to reduce the risk of neural tube defects. Consult a healthcare practitioner to determine if you would benefit from additional folate before taking this product.
Cautions & Warnings
As with any natural health product, you should consult a healthcare practitioner on the use of this product. If you are pregnant, taking a daily multivitamin mineral supplement along with this product may result in constipation, diarrhoea, and/or vomiting due to high intake of iron. Keep out of reach of children. There is enough drug in this package to seriously harm a child.
|Iron (Ferrochel™ Ferrous bis-glycinate chelate)*
|Magnesium TRAACS™ magnesium bis-glycinate chelate buffered (magnesium bis-glycinate chelate, magnesium oxide)*
|Copper (TRAACS™ copper bis-glycinate chelate)*
|Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)
|Vitamin B6 (pyridoxal-5-phosphate)
|Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin)
|*Mineral chelate supplied by Albion Laboratories, Inc. TRAACS™, Ferrochel™ and the Albion Gold Medallion design are registered trademarks of Albion Laboratories, Inc. Chelate covered by U.S. Patent 7,838,042. |
Non-Medicinal IngredientsVegetable-grade magnesium stearate, vegetable capsule. No binders. No fillers.