New Roots Super Iron 15 mg 90 Capsules
Super Iron contains iron ascorbate, a buffered and absorbable form that is gentle on the digestive tract and does not cause stomach upset.
Dietary iron is essential to our bodies. Iron is an essential mineral and an important component of proteins involved in oxygen transport and metabolism. Iron is a mineral that the body needs to produce red blood cells. 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. About 15% of your body’s iron is stored for future dietary needs, while the rest stores in your tissues and helps with body function.
When the body lacks iron, it cannot produce the number of red blood cells needed to keep you in good health; this condition is called iron deficiency (iron shortage) or iron-deficiency anemia. Correct iron levels are essential for energy production and manufacturing of B vitamins within the body.
Lack of iron may lead to unusual tiredness, shortness of breath, a decrease in physical performance, and learning problems in children and adults, and may increase your chance of frequent infection.
Some conditions may increase your need for iron; these include bleeding problems, burns, hemodialysis, intestinal diseases, stomach problems, stomach removal, and use of medicines to increase your red blood-cell count.
Inorganic iron is frequently associated with stomach upsets. However, complexing iron to an organic molecule such as ascorbic acid (vitamin C) makes it a highly bioavailable form of iron complex suitable for people who are generally sensitive to iron supplementation. Most mineral ascorbates have an extremely high absorption rate, and therefore need lower amounts for effectiveness.
In addition, infants, especially those receiving breast milk or low-iron formulas, may need additional iron. Increased need for iron supplements should be determined by your health-care practitioner.