Iron | Alixir Life

Iron

Blood booster

  • Should be considered for pregnant and menstruating women
  • Vegetarians and vegans may not get enough from diet
  • Should only be supplemented on doctor recommendation

OVERVIEW

Iron is responsible for carrying oxygen to the cells around the body and is an essential helper molecule for many enzymes. A deficiency can result in anemia, a condition in which people do not have enough healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen to the body’s tissues. Pregnant women, menstruating women and blood donors are especially vulnerable to Iron deficiency.

Iron deficiency is the only reason to consider iron supplementation. For people who already have enough iron, taking an iron supplement has no proven benefit; on the contrary, it can lead to iron overdose.

Our iron supplements are gentle on your stomach and non-constipating.

Product Type: 1 Veggie Capsule
Dosage: 25mg

Ingredients

TBD

does not contain

milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybeans, artificial colours or preservatives

summary of research

  • Should be considered for pregnant and menstruating women

    Iron supplementation during pregnancy improves chances of babies having a healthy weight and reduces the risk of maternal anemia by up to 70%.[1] This had led to Iron frequently being recommended for pregnant women.[2]

     

    Research Score: Strong

  • Vegetarians and vegans may not get enough from diet

    Iron is an essential dietary mineral present in both meat and vegetables, but the type found in plants (notably grains and legumes) is less bioavailable than the kind found in meat. As a result, people who are vegetarian or vegan may have a greater chance of becoming deficient.[3]

     

    Research Score: Strong

  • Should be considered for premenopausal women and frequent blood donors

    Because of monthly blood loss, premenopausal women are especially at risk of Iron deficiencies. This also applies to frequent blood donors.[4] [5]

     

    Research Score: Strong

  • References

    1. Peña-Rosas JP, De-Regil LM, Dowswell T, Viteri FE. Daily oral iron supplementation during pregnancy. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews. 2012;12:CD004736. doi:10.1002/14651858.

    CD004736.pub4.

     

    2.

    https://tinyurl.com/y29zv2ya

     

    3. ‘Who is at risk of iron deficiency?’, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, 2014

     

    4. Fernández-Gaxiola AC, De-Regil LM. Intermittent iron supplementation for reducing anaemia and its associated impairments in menstruating women. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. (2011)

     

    5.

    https://tinyurl.com/y29zv2ya