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Iron Supplements

Iron is our most abundant essential trace mineral. It is an important micronutrient in energy production, protein metabolism and immune system health. Iron anaemia, when haemoglobin-containing red blood cell production declines, might cause pallor, weakness, poor immunity and fatigue.

Supplementations with iron pills or tonic is a common way used to supply the body with the additional amount of the mineral. Iron deficiency is more common in pregnant or heavily menstruating women, female athletes, teenagers experiencing a growth spurt and the elderly. Studies show that around 40% of New Zealand women of childbearing age are iron deficient. Iron-deficient mothers are more likely to produce infants who are susceptible to iron deficiency.

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Iron Info

Iron is necessary to most life forms on the planet. We need it as the central component of our oxygen-transporting haemoglobin molecules. It is an important micronutrient in energy production, protein metabolism and immune system.

Fatigue, irritability, recurring infections, shortness of breath, headaches, chest pain and heavy menstrual bleeding can all indicate dietary iron deficiency. Cognitive impairment, developmental delay and hair loss can result if iron deficiency is not addressed.

Iron Side Effects

Poorly absorbed iron supplements can cause headaches, constipation and digestive discomfort due to residual iron the body is trying to excrete.

High doses can cause organ toxicity and free radical damage to tissues.

Take at least 2 hours away from medications.

Contraindicated in cases of hemochromatosis.

Keep your supplements well out of reach of curious children. Iron supplements are a leading cause of accidental poisonings in young children (USA), who find containers and swallow the contents.

Product Reviews

  • good, but oh so sweet

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    I really find this suits my needs well - except for the sugar rush. I really need to be able to take the 15mls at once in the morning or I forget the other two doses each day if I do 3x5ml, but honestly its so thick and sweet I can really only manage 10mls or my heart starts racing with a massive sugar rush. I also have to laugh when all the harkers herbals say shake well - they are so thick theres no shaking these potions . ;-)

    Kelly

    4/12/18

  • worst 4 days ever

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    took these for 4 days after doctor recommended iron supplements, severe side effects, headache, my pooh turned black, stomach pain, dizzy. dont know why everyone has left good reviews.

    Olivia

    20/10/18

  • Great for vegetarians

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    I am a very healthy vegetarian. I get my bloods done yearly and usually everything is all good including my iron levels but if I find myself falling asleep in front of the TV in the evenings, I know I'm low in iron and will take a tablet and it pretty much keeps me going for another month. A good top up when I'm not quite getting enough from my diet. I get Clinicians because it's a reputable brand

    Lisa

    19/10/18

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