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Tired? You Might Need Extra Iron in Your Diet

Active Iron

Iron perhaps hasn’t been given as much attention as trendier vitamins and minerals like collagen and turmeric. Along with calcium and other minerals, iron is truly one of the most important nutrients in our diet. Yet roughly 10 million people do not get enough iron, which can cause some serious health issues.

Before you decide to begin loading up on iron supplements, it’s crucial to understand the benefits of iron and how the mineral works for your body.

What are the leading iron benefits?

According to WebMD, “Iron is an important component of hemoglobin, the substance in red blood cells that carries oxygen from your lungs to transport it throughout your body. Hemoglobin represents about two-thirds of the body’s iron. If you don’t have enough iron, your body can’t make enough healthy oxygen-carrying red blood cells.”

Iron also helps your brain function properly. It helps create serotonin, the chemical that can alter your mood. Since the mind wants to continue to provide of oxygen, having steady iron levels is critical for cognitive function. And iron deficiency has been linked to brain damage in some studies.

Is it difficult to get adequate iron from food?

No. For the most part, all of the iron you want, 18 mg for girls per day, comes from your food. You can get iron from beef, oysters, seeds, beans, lentils, dark chocolate, and dark leafy greens.

What happens if you don’t get enough iron?

You may develop iron deficiency anemia. This disorder can cause fatigue, cold fingers and feet, and shortness of breath. Some people are greater at-chance of having iron deficiency anemia, include vegetarians and vegans. That’s why most dietitians say that if you don’t eat meat you should consume twice as much iron per day as meat eaters. If you’re pregnant, you should also add 27 mg of iron per day.

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What about iron dietary supplements?

As a forty-year-old woman with iron deficiency anemia, I know how important it is to take an iron supplement. At a more basic level, life is busy and having adequate iron levels means that you have the energy to live life to the fullest! You can get the right amount of iron, without the usual side effects and twice the absorption, thanks to a new product called Active Iron which breaks the mold on traditional iron supplements by offering an option that is kind to the stomach and yet strong and effective. So kind, in fact, that it can even be taken on an empty stomach. Try doing that with other iron supplements! In addition, it offers twice the absorption rate over other iron supplements.

How Active Iron works

Solvotrin Therapeutics, an Irish healthcare company, saw a simple need, worldwide: finding a way to deliver iron to people that would be both kind and strong. That is, easy for the body to tolerate and absorb the iron in adequate amounts to make a difference.

Unabsorbed iron that ends up in the stomach contributes to the side effects many people feel when they take a standard iron supplement, including nausea, cramping, constipation and so on.

Together with scientists at Ireland’s top university, Trinity College Dublin, the experts at Solvotrin Therapeutics were able to create a new and unique technology that binds iron to a whey-protein complex, ensuring that the iron is released in the small intestine, where it is best absorbed with the least side effects, rather than the stomach.
Studies have confirmed that the Active Iron formulation is absorbed into the body at twice the rate of other iron sulfate supplements but is so gentle, it can be taken on an empty stomach. Each Active Iron capsule contains 25 mg of iron, which is 138% of the recommended daily amount. It retails for $49.99 and is available on Amazon.com

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This is the best iron supplement that I have ever tried. I don’t have severe stomach aches, cramping and constipation and I like the fact that I can take it on an empty stomach.

Active Iron was launched in 2016, with availability throughout Ireland, the U.K., Germany and New Zealand. Now, with their entry into the U.S. market, Solvotrin Therapeutics is taking another welcome step into the future of wellness. Visit their website for more information.

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Cascia Talbert

Cascia Talbert is a devout Catholic, mother of five children, health and fitness enthusiast and positive parenting supporter. She is also the founder of the award winning online health, fitness, parenting and Christian faith magazine for moms, the Healthy Moms Magazine. She lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, five children and one spoiled cat. Her hobbies include gardening, country music, running, and playing her flute. Check out her first book, "Taking Care of your Family's Health and Well-being, Saints to Turn to and the Catholic Faith," available anywhere books are sold.

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