IJzer 25mg 100 capsules - chelated iron bisglycinate with vitamin C | Vitals
Vitals Iron bisglycinate 25mg
This products contains iron in chelated form as iron bisglycinate, in which each iron molecule is bound to 2 (bis) molecules of the amino acid glycine. The generic name for such a compound is called an amino acid chelate or amino-chelated mineral
The reason for using a chelate is that this form passes the stomach more easily without causing discomfort. Another reason is because this has better biological availability.
The formula has been improved upon by adding ascorbic acid (vitamin C) which increases absorption rates.
The iron bisglycinate is from the registered brand Ferrochel® by Albion Minerals, a major specialist in aminochelated minerals.
Allowed health claims:
- improves normal creation of hemoglobin and red blood cells
- plays a major role in oxygen transport in the human body
- supports a normal cognitive function
- is important for energy metabolism
- can help to combat fatigue
- supports the immune system
- supports the cell replication process
Iron is an essential trace mineral required as a component of hemoglobin and myoglobin for transport of oxygen to tissues.
Supplemental iron is essential during pregnancy and for many teenage males and females.
There are a number of circumstances in which the body’s need for iron may increase beyond normal. For instance, endurance athletics places special demands upon the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood and, at the same time, may damage blood cells due to excessive strike force on the feet in the case of long distance running.
Many athletes, including most female athletes, exhibit low to mid-range hemoglobin values. Depending on the sport and other factors, 8 - 58% of male athletes and 40 – 80% of female athletes exhibit anemia, numbers far higher than in the populace at large. Hence, the name “sports anemia.” Exercise performance, especially aerobic / endurance performance, can be significantly impaired by iron deficiency.
Moreover, it has been shown that tissue iron deficiency without anemia as normally measured can be important and corrected leading to improved performance with iron supplementation. It is suspected that iron deficiency may play a role in some attention, mood and behavioral issues as well as in some gastrointestinal disorders and in other areas.
Blood loss can be a source of iron deficiency. Menstrual blood loss accounts for the primary reason for iron deficiency among women.
Gastrointestinal bleeding is the primary cause of iron deficiency among adult males. Volunteer blood donors also may experience iron deficiency if blood is given three or more times per year.
Iron deficiency in the general populace in the US is estimated as follows:
Ages 1 – 2: 9% (males & females)
Ages 3 – 10: 6% (males & females)
Ages 11 – 14: 4-12% (males) & 6% (females)
Ages 15 – 44: 2% (males) & 3-14% (females
Special cases of risk of deficiency include those consuming diets low in both meat and vitamin C, donation of blood more than three times per year, adolescents, male and female athletes (especially teenage endurance athletes), the elderly and those who taken aspirin regularly.
Mechanisms of Action
Most of the iron in the body is found in the hemoglobin of red blood cells and in the myoglobin of muscle cells; it is required for oxygen and carbon dioxide transport. The functional groups of several enzymes in the Krebs cycle contain iron. Many neurotransmitters, such as dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin, require iron for their synthesis. Iron deficiency anemia in early life seems to negatively affect behavioral and neural development.
Some supplements are suitable for both men and women of all ages as well as children. But other supplements are specifically targeted to the aging woman or man. Another supplement is especially suitable for athletes, regardless of gender.
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- a dietary supplement is not a subsitute for a healthy diet ; do not exceed recommended dose
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take 1 capsule a day with a glass of water in between meals or as directed by your qualified health care consultant
contains per daily serving (1 capsule)
iron (as bisglycinate) 25mg 179% RDI
vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 200mg 250% RDI
RDI = Recommended Daily Intake
† = RDI not established
active ingredients (iron bisglycinate , ascorbic acid), filler (rice concentrate Oryza sativa), v-capsule (pullulan from fermented cassava extract), anticoagulant (L-leucine)
keep dry and closed at normal room temperature between 15 - 22°C.
preferably use within 4 months after opening the bottle
keep out of reach of young children
contains no familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, soy, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks)
suitable for vegetarians and vegans