Swedish Supplements – Iron Plus, the product designed for women who have an increased need for iron
- Easy-absorbed organic iron source
- Enriched with folic acid
- Enriched with vitamin C for better uptake
- Vegan formula
Iron Plus is a composition of iron fumarate, B vitamins, folic acid and vitamin-C, all of which act synergistically to counteract iron deficiency – anemia. The product is vegan in capsules from cellulose.
Women are more likely than men to develop iron deficiency mostly thanks to the menstrual cycle. Common symptoms of iron deficiency are fatigue, low energy, dizziness and headaches. More recently, studies have also suggested that hard exercise can block iron uptake for women, making it even easier for them to develop a deficiency often with fatigue, weaker immune systems, and depression as common indicators.
Iron is in the blood hemoglobin, (the red blood cells) and is needed to transport oxygen from the lungs into the body’s tissues, iron is included to regulate the ph. of the blood, as well as detoxification and production of DNA. Thanks to its important properties, this has become a key mineral for health. Iron in fumarat form is gentle on the stomach and does not contribute as much to constipation as other forms of iron.
Folic acid is a vitamin B found in leafy vegetables and in the liver. It is needed for cell division and the body’s protein metabolism. Folic acid is extra important for those who want to become or are already pregnant. Folic acid deficiency leads to disturbed cell division, which has the greatest effect on fast-growing tissue, as in the construction of new organs in fetuses or blood cell formation in the bone marrow. Swedish nutrition recommendations say that they need 200ug per day. However, there may be large variations in real needs.
Taking 1 capsule meets the recommendations for folic acid supplements and reaches an effective dose of iron supplements to avoid iron deficiency.
Vitamin C increases the uptake of iron in the body and thanks to its antioxidant properties folic acid is protected from degradation
Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine contribute to normal formation of red blood cells.
Vitamin B12 helps reduce fatigue and exhaustion.
Avoid taking Iron Plus directly at the same time as the following foods and beverages as they inhibit uptake: coffee, tea, eggs and milk.
Take 1 capsule daily together with meal. Avoid taking together with coffe. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet. The recommended dose should not be exceeded.