AOR Ortho Iron 358mg 30vcaps
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Iron is a fundamentally essential trace mineral in human nutrition. Atomic number 26 on the Periodic Table, it is involved in the entire process of respiration, particularly oxygen and electron transport, as well as possessing immune system and cognition-enhancing capabilities. Iron deficiency, which can lead to anemia, is the most common nutritional disorder in the world, with approximately 25% of the world’s population being iron-deficient. Even iron-deficiency states that do not lead to anemia may have sweepingly detrimental effects on human health, including compromised cognitive function, overall weakness and fatigue, and a weakening of the immune system.
Ortho•Iron for Maximum Absorption
The best dietary sources of iron are spinach, chard, thyme and turmeric. However, not all forms of dietary or supplementary iron are equally beneficial. One form, namely Ferric pyrophosphate, has been shown in animal studies to be more bioavailable than other more common forms of iron such as ferrous sulphate and sodium ferrous citrate. It is also more stable and is less prone to oxidation. Other nutrients have been shown to improve blood iron and hemoglobin levels as well. These include lactoferrin – an iron carrying protein – and vitamin C, a well-known antioxidant that also improves iron absorption. Other nutrients such as vitamin B12, folate, vitamin B6 and copper can also ensure that other anemias related to the aforementioned nutrients do not go untreated. Ortho•Iron combines all of these important nutrients in a true orthomolecular formula to ensure maximal iron absorption and usage.
Ortho•Iron™ contains SunActive®Fe iron, a registered form of iron that animal studies have shown to be more bioavailable than other more common forms of iron such as ferrous sulphate and sodium ferrouscitrate. SunActive®Fe has 84-94% absorbability, is much easier on the stomach than other forms of iron and is non-constipating.