SERVING SIZE 1 TABLET
AMOUNT PER 1 TABLET
FE(AS FERROUS GLUCONATE )
IRON + TABLET
Iron is necessary for the production of hemoglobin, which is the main protein used for oxygen transfer to body tissues, and boosts the immune system as well. Vitamin B12 helps to increase the production of red blood cells and is effective for the health of the nervous system. Folic acid is effective in the cell production and growth, especially the red blood cells, and is essential for the health of various tissues and skin. Vitamin C increases iron absorption and plays an important role in strengthening the immune system. This vitamin helps the production of collagen and contributes to mucosal and skin health.
This product is a dietary - food supplement and is not intended for diagnosis, prevention and treatment of disease.
The benefits of iron tablet:
- Free of iron sulfate salt and thus, better digestive tolerance.
- Contains Vitamin C which causes better absorption of iron.
- Contains folic acid and B12.
The role of iron:
Iron is responsible for five important processes in the body:
- Helps growth.
- Increases the body’s resistance against diseases.
- Prevents fatigue.
- Treats and prevents anemia resulting from iron deficiency.
- Smoothens the skin color.
The role of iron in the body:
Iron is one of the required elements in the body. Iron deficiency in the body has a direct relationship with depression. Iron plays some important roles in the body and makes red blood cells that carry oxygen around the body. The role of iron for carrying oxygen particularly during exercise is important. Without iron, the body is unable to make healthy red blood cells and transport adequate oxygen to muscles, brain and other organs. It helps in the conversion of food to energy and also helps to fight infections. It also helps growth, prevents fatigue, smoothens skin color. Iron is stored in the liver and bone marrow.
The required amount of iron:
The required amount of iron is different according to age, sex and physiological status of individuals. For example, pregnant women, due to the increase in the volume of blood, growth of fetus and placenta and other tissues need more iron. In suckling - if the mother is healthy - the amount of iron present in the mother’s milk is sufficient for the first 4 - 6 months of life, but in the case of neonates that are born with a low weight, iron reserves is low and after 3 months, additional iron must be administered in the form of oral drops.
Generally, women have a greater need for iron than men to compensate for the iron loss during menstruation. Most men do not need extra iron intake. Thus, only two servings of red meat per week is sufficient to supply the needs of the body of an adult man (and women in menopause period). Women need 15mg per day, and men need 10mg per day. In women who have a low - calorie diet, iron supply is often insufficient. However, very high iron intake can damage the body. Numerous studies have proven that when the amount of iron available in the blood is high, it may cause heart attacks and cancer risk, including esophageal and gallbladder cancer. Iron creates free radicals, interactive molecules that attack the cell wall and DNA. Also, iron element inhibits immune system, increases cancer cell growth and stimulates the creation of blood coagulation platelets and thus, increases the probability of cardiac disease and brain stroke.
Transferrin is the protein that carries iron in the blood. If the amount of iron in your blood is high, you can ask your physician for a blood test called TIBS (transferrin saturation level) prescription. If the TIBS level is more than 60 percent, the likelihood of having heart attacks and types of cancer will increase. Otherwise, for the reduction of iron in the blood you should reduce the consumption of different types of red meat, fish, poultry and foods enriched with iron and donate blood once or more times a year.
Anemia due to iron deficiency:
Anemia is a situation wherein the number or size of red blood cells or the amount of hemoglobin existing in the blood is decreased and exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between the blood and the cells is impaired. Some of the causes of anemia can be nutritional deficiency, hemorrhage, genetic abnormalities, chronic diseases or drug poisoning. Nutritional deficiency is a type of anemia caused by low nutrient intake.
Iron, vitamin B12 and folic acid are the most important food nutrients for blood making in the body, that among them, anemia caused by iron deficiency is one of the most common type of nutritional anemia. Iron deficiency is the most common cause of anemia but it is not the only cause. It is possible that anemia occurs because of lack of intake of vitamin B12 and folic acid, large blood loss, or some specific illness or hereditary disorders, such as sickle - cell anemia. The anemia treatment depends on the cause of anemia and consumption of iron is not the treatment of all types of anemia.
Reasons for iron deficiency:
1 - Low iron intake due to inadequate diet that lacks iron, like some of vegetarian diets.
2 - Inadequate absorption of iron because of diarrhea, reduction of gastric acid secretion, digestive problems or drug interactions in case of cimetidine, pancreatin, tetracycline and ranitidine.
3 - Increased need for iron to enhance the blood volume during infancy, adolescence, pregnancy and breastfeeding.
4 - Too much bleeding in menstruation, injuries, hemorrhoid, malignant diseases or parasites.
Symptoms of iron deficiency anemia:
Pallor of the tongue and the mucous inside lips and lining of the eyelids, vertigo, fatigue, dizziness and headaches, numbness and tingling of hands and legs, nausea.
The role of vitamin C: Antioxidant and anti - cancer, protection of the skin against the damaging ultraviolet rays of the sunlight, increase in the body’s immune capacity, strengthening gums and teeth, making collagen, prevention of the rise of blood cholesterol and blood clots in the veins, helps to increase iron absorption, reduces the risk of brain stroke.
The role of vitamin B12: It plays an important role in the production of body cells, contributes to genes replication in cell nucleus (DNA), and the health of bone marrow and nervous system.
The role of folic acid : It helps digestion and the body’s use of protein and protein production, making red blood cells and DNA, an important factor in the construction and maintenance of the cells during cell division and growth ( especially during pregnancy and neonatal period ), contributes to the growth of tissues and sound performance of cells, production of food digestion acids, treatment of irregularities related to deficiency of folic acid, treatment of leg ulcers and menstrual problems.
Prior to consuming this supplement consult with your physician or pharmacist in the following cases:
- A history of allergy to vitamins and other substances, like food, preservatives, and colors.
- High red blood cell count.
- Allergy to cobalt or cobalamin.
- Taking large quantities of vitamin C may cause a false negative test result of urine glucose and blood cell detection in the stool.
- Avoid consumption of tea, coffee and chocolate simultaneously and up to 2 hours after iron consumption.
- To reduce gastrointestinal side effects of iron, it is better to take it at night before bedtime. The presence of gluconate salt in this supplement will result in better digestive tolerance.
- It is better to take iron supplements on an empty stomach with orange juice. In the case of digestive problems, it is better to consume it after meals. The presence of vitamin C in this supplement increases the absorption of iron.
- Absorption of mineral salts such as iron, if consumed together with bran, fibrous foodstuffs, and phosphate - containing food like milk, will be defective and these foods must be consumed two hours after iron intake.
Anemia caused by iron deficiency, elimination of extreme fatigue and drowsiness, and increasing resistance against diseases, and anemia caused by folic acid and B12 deficiency.
Consumption in pregnancy and lactation:
Consumption of this supplement during pregnancy and breastfeeding should be under the supervision of a physician.
Side effects: Possible gastrointestinal irritation.
Hemosiderosis, hemolytic anemia, high red blood cell count, allergy to cobalt or cobalamin, Thalassemia major.
Interactions: A 3 - hour interval must be observed between iron intake and tetracycline, calcium and ciprofloxacin.
Dosage : 1 - 2 tablets a day.
Toxicity: In the case of overdose, immediately transfer the patient to medical centers.
Storage conditions: Keep out of reach of children. Store in a dry place away from light, at a temperature of less than 30 degrees Centigrade.