IRON, 90 vcaps, 18 mg
Iron is necessary for metabolism and oxygen transport. Iron supplementation: helps prevent deficiency disorders including anemia, deficiency from excessive menstrual flow and deficiency from pregnancy, treats restless legs syndrome.
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Iron is an essential mineral and an important component of proteins involved in oxygen transport and metabolism. Almost two-thirds of the iron in your body is found in hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to your body's tissues. Smaller amounts of iron are found in myoglobin, a protein that helps supply oxygen to muscle, and in enzymes that assist biochemical reactions in cells. About 15 percent of your body's iron is stored for future needs and mobilized when dietary intake is inadequate. The remainder is in your body's tissues as part of proteins that help your body function. Adult men and post-menopausal women lose very little iron except through bleeding. Women with heavy monthly periods can lose a significant amount of iron. Your body usually maintains normal iron status by controlling the amount of iron absorbed from food. Iron is necessary for the transport of oxygen through the body via red blood cells. It is also involved in the conversion of blood sugar to energy. It provides a crucial building block for the production of enzymes that are involved with making new cells, amino acids, hormones and neurotransmitters. Other important activities requiring iron include liver detoxification, the metabolism of fatty acids, and the synthesis of carnitine and the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine. Iron is essential for the production of collagen and elastin, which provide structural integrity and elasticity for organs and tissues. Liver is by far the richest iron-containing food. Other good sources of iron-rich foods include organ meats, fish and poultry. Dried beans and vegetables are the best plant sources, followed by dried fruits, nuts, and whole grain breads and cereals. Fortification of cereals, flours and bread with iron has contributed significantly to daily dietary iron consumption.
Research IndicatesSupplementation helps prevent a host of deficiency disorders including anemia, deficiency from excessive menstrual flow and deficiency from pregnancy Has been used to treat restless legs syndrome
Typical daily dosage is from 15-18 mgs. Under the supervision of a health care practitioner dosages of 50-100 mgs have been used to treat iron deficiency. The US RDA for Iron is 18 mg a day.
CautionsIf you are pregnant or lactating consult a health care practitioner before using Iron. To avoid the potential for Iron overload, individuals should not consume iron supplements unless their physician has determined that iron supplementation is necessary. Iron overload is associated with several genetic diseases including hemochromatosis. Iron poisoning only occurs in cases of extreme overdose. For this reason, keep iron supplements out of reach of children. Accidental overdose of iron containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. Excessive iron intake may cause nausea, vomiting, constipation and black stools. Iron-containing liquids may temporarily stain the teeth.
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|Ingredient ||Quantity ||Measure ||RDA * |
|Ingredients: Water Propylene glycol, sorbitol, glyceryl stearate,stearic acid, dimethicone, steareth-2, steareth-20, || || || |
|Kojic acid ||1,200 ||mg ||Not Established |
|Beta Glucan ||300 ||mg ||Not Established |
|CoQ-10 ||300 ||mg ||Not Established |
|S.O.D. ||20,000 ||PIU ||Not Established |
|Zn/Cu complex || || || |
|Retinol-A ||600,000 ||I.U. ||Not Established |
|Vitamin E Acetate ||1000 ||I.U. ||Not Established |
|Melatonin ||50,000 ||mcg. ||Not Established |
|Methyl Paraben || || || |
|Propyl Paraben || || || |
* RDA means the Recommended Daily Allowance established by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This is the minimum daily amounts of specific essential nutrients necessary for healthy adults 18 year of age. Requirements increase with age and the RDA may be insufficient for older adults or those with poor health
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