Highly Absorbable Iron & Blood Building Formula
Iron supplementation with minimum gastric effect based on the latest scientific research. Supports healthy hemoglobin levels and red blood cell formation.*
This formula is designed to aid in increasing blood ferritin levels and production of red blood cells, while providing maximum absorption and minimal gastric side effects.* Specific features to note:
Albion Ferrochel® brand iron bis-glycinate is a unique patented chemistry which allows the iron to be absorbed rapidly from the lumen of the intestines into mucosal cells and then released for transport throughout the body. This allows minimum gastric effects.*
Vitamin C which has been shown to drastically increase iron absorption. The formula incorporates both the water soluble and the fat soluble forms for maximum therapeutic value.*
Folic acid supplementation supported healthy hemoglobin levels better than iron alone in a double blind randomized study involving women.*
Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamine) is also essential for and intricately connected to the crucial roles of iron and folic acid in erythropoiesis, or red blood cell formation.*
Standard Dosage: Take two capsules daily in divided doses or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
- The role of vitamin C in iron absorption. Int J Vitam Nutr Res Suppl. 1989;30:103-8. Hallberg L, Brune M, Rossander L. “The key role of ascorbic acid for the absorption of dietary nonheme iron is generally accepted. The reasons for its action are twofold: (1) the prevention of the formation of insoluble and unabsorbable iron compounds and (2) the reduction of ferric to ferrous iron, which seems to be a requirement for the uptake of iron into the mucosal cells.”
- Interaction of vitamin C and iron. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1980;355:32-44. Lynch SR, Cook JD. “Ascorbic acid facilitates iron absorption by forming a chelate with ferric iron at acid pH that remains soluble at the alkaline pH of the duodenum.
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