Solgar Gentle Iron (Iron bisglycinate) Non constipating. A unique form of chelated iron formulated for maximum absorption without gastrointestinal irritation or the constipating effects that often accompany iron supplementation. Of special value in cases of increased demand, such as pregnancy, athletes & vegetarians. Research has shown that supplementing with Iron Bisglycinate raises haemoglobin levels as efficiently as 4 times the dose of some of the forms of supplemental iron (ferrous sulphate). Suitable for vegans. Sugar, salt and Starch Free. 90 Vcaps.
Iron deficiency symptoms can include, Headache, Vertigo, Light-headedness, Faintness, Tinnitus, Cramps, Cold sensitivity, Haemorrhages in the retina, Loss of appetite, Nausea, Constipation, diarrhoea, Fatigue, Pallor, Exercise intolerance, Irritability, Learning and behavioural disorders in children, Irregularities in skin and nails, Abdominal pains and abnormal bowel flora, Shortness of breath on exertion, Tachycardia, Palpitations, Angina or claudication, Night cramps, Arterial or capillary pulsation, Cardiac bruits. An adequate amount of iron is also essential during pregnancy.
Adults take 1 capsule daily, preferably at mealtimes, or as directed by a health care professional
Up to 80% of women have been shown to be iron deficient, especially those involved in strenuous regular exercise. Women lose Iron every month while menstruating and many diets are often low in Iron. Iron is a mineral that is found in the largest amounts in the blood. It is involved in respiration by being the main carrier vehicle for getting oxygen to all the cells in the body. The most common deficiency is anaemia, in which the amount of haemoglobin in the red blood cells is reduced. Symptoms of a deficiency as well as anaemia may include constipation, lustreless or brittle nails, spoon shaped nails, nail ridges that run lengthwise, difficult breathing, lethargy, tiredness, apathy, reduced brain function, pale complexion, headache and heart enlargement. Unusual food craving such as for ice, starch, clay and other non food items have been attributed to a deficiency. Iron is the most important mineral for the prevention of anaemia during menstruation. Leukaemia and colitis may benefit. Muscle weakness and exercise endurance are improved with Iron. Control of candida and the herpes virus can be helped by having sufficient levels of Iron in the blood. Of special value in cases of increased demand, such as in pregnancy and lactation, in growing children, the elderly, athletes and vegetarians.
Each Vegicap provides: Bulking agent: Microcrystalline cellulose, Iron (as bisglycinate) 20mg, vegetable capsule shell (hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose), Anti caking agent: vegetable magnesium stearate.
Keep out of reach of children. Accidental overdose of iron containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control centre immediately.