Salus Floradix Iron 500ml
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Iron is a nutrient that essential for the delivery of oxygen to every cell in the body. Think of iron like a courier, and oxygen like the packages we order online. The courier picks up packages from a distribution centre, loads it onto trucks, and transports it to our homes. If there are not enough couriers working to keep up with the demand for deliveries, we do not receive our packages on time. In the same way, iron picks up oxygen from the lungs, loads it onto red blood cells, and transports it to every cell in the body. Once our cells receive oxygen, they use it to make the fuel that allows our bodies to function. If we do not have enough iron to carry oxygen to our cells, we are not able to make energy, and we feel tired. Low iron can cause more than just fatigue. When our cells are deprived of oxygen, every action in the body is affected, from our brain to our toes. This is why low iron can cause wounds to heal slowly, muscle weakness, difficulty with concentration and memory, depression, headaches, hair loss, and weaken our immune system1. Iron deficiency also results in poor cognitive development, behavioural concerns, and ADHD in children. The best way to understand your iron status is by having a blood test to measure something called ferritin, which is our iron storage. The tricky part about this test is that in Canada, �normal� ferritin in adults is defined as falling within the range of 5-272 ug/L. Since this is a wide range, you can imagine that someone with a ferritin of 7 ug/L would feel very different from someone with a ferritin level of 200 ug/L. In fact, research shows that iron supplementation can be beneficial for people experiencing fatigue, even in cases where ferritin is not low enough to cause anemia. Dr. Hilary suggests aiming for a ferritin of 70-100 ug/L so that the body has enough iron to function in an optimal way. Some groups of people are likely to have low iron, including: Vegans and vegetarians Women with heavy periods During pregnancy and breastfeeding People lacking a nutrient-rich diet Children with behavioural concerns or ADHD People experiencing fatigue, depression, or brain fog People taking acid blocking medications for heartburn People with digestive conditions such as Celiac disease, colitis, Crohn�s disease, and SIBO Each 10 ml Contains Elemental Iron II (Ferrous gluconate) 10mg Vitamin B1 (Thiamine hydrochloride) 2.5mg Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin 5-phosphate sodium) 4mg Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine hydrochloride) 2mg Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) 7.5 mcg Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Aqueous extracts of carrot, stinging nettle, spinach, couch grass, bitter fennel, kelp, hibiscus; juice concentrates of pear, black grape, black currant, orange, blackberry, cherry, and red beetroot; in a base of honey, extracts of rosehip, wheat germ and yeast, natural orange flavour, purified water, and ascorbic acid (antioxidant). This product contains no alcohol, artificial colours or flavours, parabens, sorbates or other agents. Vegetarian | Dairy Free | Kosher Adults & Adolescents 14+: 10ml twice daily before meals Children 10-14yrs: 10ml once daily before a meal Children 5-9yrs: 5ml once daily before a meal Children 2-4yrs: 4ml once daily before a meal Do not use if you are allergic to the anethole or plants of the Apiaceae/Carrot family, or if you are sensitive to Matricaria or plants of the Compositae family. Taking a daily prenatal multivitamin mineral supplement along with this product may result in constipation, diarrhea, and/or vomiting due to potential high intake or iron from both sources. Keep out of reach of children and keep sealed with childproof cap supplied.