What is Iron
Iron is an essential trace mineral in the body, found in all human cells. It's required as a cofactor in hundreds of biochemical processes and is vital for oxygen transportation around the body.
For optimal health, iron needs to be consumed daily from diet and/or supplementation. The most bioavailable form of iron is found in animal products and is known as heme iron.
Benefits of Iron
- Produces hemoglobin needed for healthy red blood cells
- Transports oxygen around the body
- Enhances energy and performance
- Supports cognitive function
How it Works
Iron is vital for producing a protein called hemoglobin, which is needed for the formation of red blood cells. Hemoglobin is responsible for binding to and transporting oxygen throughout the body and transferring it from the lungs to all of your living cells. A portion of iron is also found in myoglobin in muscle cells, allowing muscles to store and use oxygen.
Life can't exist without oxygen. Optimizing your iron levels ensures efficient oxygen transportation to every cell in the body, supporting the production of cellular energy (ATP) by the mitochondria. Oxygen and energy demands are particularly high in muscle tissue and the brain, making iron a critical nutrient for optimal physical performance, neurological health, and cognitive function.
Without sufficient iron the oxygen-carrying capacity of red blood cells drops, resulting in anemia, confusion, fatigue, and weakness.
It's recommended that women of child-bearing age consume 18mg of iron daily, while men need just 8mg. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), iron deficiency is one of the most common micronutrient deficiencies worldwide. Factors like aging, pregnancy, vegan and vegetarian diets, intense exercise, heavy menstrual periods, and poor digestive function all impact your ability to get enough iron. This makes a daily iron supplement a convenient and useful way to meet your daily requirements.
VitaRx Iron contains an optimal 18mg daily dose of highly absorbable Iron Bisglycinate to support energy and well-being. This chelated form of iron is well tolerated by the body and is unlikely to result in digestive symptoms.
Not manufactured with wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.
Caution: For adults only. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking medication (especially anti-coagulant drugs such as warfarin, Coumadin®, heparin), or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children.