Xcel Health Superior Iron. A high quality, NZ made iron supplement for people with low iron levels or anaemia. Formulated by Leanne James, Superior Iron contains one of the most absorbable forms of iron, Iron bisglycinate, shown to be four times more absorbable than the ferrous forms of iron (often found in other iron formulations). Also contains Vitamin B12, folic acid & Vitamin C. Suitable for pregnant women and vegetarians. Contains 25mg elemental iron per capsule. 60 Gelatin Capsules.
For people with low iron levels or anaemia.
Cravings for ice or cold drinks, brittle hair, peeling finger nails, feeling light headed and dizzy - especially when bending down and standing up again, being emotionally erratic, fatigue, headaches, breathlessness, poor appetite, deficient in cognitive behaviour, constipation. A lot of people with low iron find it hard to shut their brain off at night time to go to sleep, even thought they are exhausted.
Leanne believes one of the most common contributors to post natal depression is low iron.
"Just because your iron test is "within the range" does not necessarily mean this level is adequate for you. If you have symptoms of low iron and have been diagnosed with low iron before, via a blood test, consider an iron supplement like Superior Iron" - Leanne James
Adults Take 1 capsule at breakfast. If iron levels are low, you can take another 1 capsule at lunch. Take with Vitamin C rich liquid, for maximum absorption (although this is not vital, as the product already contains Vitamin C).
Please be aware that legally, Superior Iron can only contain 25mg of elemental iron, as an over the counter product.
Iron is found in the largest amounts in our blood and is involved in respiration, by being the main carrier for getting oxygen to all the cells in the body.
Low iron is a common problem these days. This can be due to many reasons, but the most common reasons for having low iron levels is not eating enough iron rich foods in the diet, consuming tannin and caffeine containing foods or beverages within 1 hour after meals and having an absorption problem such as with coeliac disease.
Also, women commonly have low iron, due to menstrual bleeding.
Too much iron, accumulating over the years, can occur in older men. This is often due to poor liver function. If this is the case, iron supplements must not be taken.
Most women however will need to take an iron supplement at some time in their life, due to menstrual bleeding.
Each capsule provides: Iron (bisglycinate) 25mg, Folic acid 200mcg, Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) 50mcg, Vitamin C (calcium ascorbate) 100mg. Contains encapsulating aid. Made in New Zealand.
Keep out of reach of Children. Iron supplements should not be taken unless a blood test has revealed a deficiency. In all cases, seek professional advice before self prescribing.
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