BioCeuticals Iron Sustain 30 tabs
Dose: BioCeuticals Iron Sustain
Adults: Take 1 tablet once daily or as directed by your health professional.
Features: BioCeuticals Iron Sustain
- Uses easily absorbed ferrous bisglycinate chelate (Ferrochel®).
- Provides 24mg of elemental iron.
- Includes activated B6, B9 and B12 vitamins.
- Iron, folic acid and vitamin B12 help maintain healthy blood.
- Assists normal red blood cell formation.
- Helps support dietary iron intake.
- Contains vitamin C to assist with non-haem iron absorption.
- Beneficial during pregnancy when iron need is greater.
- Gentle on the stomach.
- Vegetarian and vegan friendly.
Ingredients: BioCeuticals Iron Sustain
|Each tablet contains:|
|Iron (II) glycinate (bisglycinate) (Ferrochel)||88.8mg|
|Ascorbic acid (vitamin C)||200mg|
|Pyridoxal-5-phosphate monohydrate (P5P) (active vitamin B6)||24.4mg|
|equiv. pyridoxine (vitamin B6)||15mg|
|equiv. levomefolic acid (5-MTHF) (active folate)||115.44mcg|
|equiv. folinic acid (activated vitamin B9)||125mcg|
|Mecobalamin (co-methylcobalamin) (active vitamin B12)||125mcg|
|Cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12)||125mcg|
Ingredient Summary: BioCeuticals Iron Sustain
Absorption and bioavailability
- BioCeuticals Iron Sustain uses Ferrochel, an amino acid iron chelate, which is composed of two glycine molecules bound to a ferrous cation to form a double heterocyclic ring compound. This configuration is thought to be responsible for its high bioavailability as it protects the iron from dietary inhibitors such as phytates and polyphenols.
- This form of iron can survive the pH of the stomach. This pH resistance allows the chelate to maintain iron in a soluble form and further protects it from dietary inhibitors.
- Iron absorption from chelates is well regulated, and absorption of iron from ferrous bisglycinate has been shown to correlate inversely with body iron stores. This means
- that individuals with lower iron status may absorb greater amounts of iron.
- Studies have shown that iron bisglycine chelate has better iron bioavailability and tolerability compared to inorganic iron salts such as ferrous sulphate.
Activated B vitamins
- Activated forms of B vitamins bypass the metabolic pathways that are necessary in the conversion of standard B vitamins into their metabolically active forms for improved utilisation in the body.
- The metabolically active form of vitamin B6, pyridoxal-5-phosphate (P5P) is involved in the formation of haem. Both pyridoxal and P5P are able to bind haemoglobin and affect its ability to pick up and release oxygen.
- Folinic acid is the metabolically active form of folic acid. Folic acid is involved in the formation and healthy maturation of red blood cells. 5-MTHF is the active metabolite of folic acid and helps maintain normal red blood cell formation.
- Vitamin B12 is required for the production of red blood cells (erythropoiesis) as well as other haematological cells.
- Additionally, the bioavailability of iron from the bisglycine chelate is enhanced by ascorbic acid. Vitamin C acts as a reducing agent and forms a chelate with non-haem ferric iron at an acid pH.
Warnings: BioCeuticals Iron Sustain
- If symptoms persist talk to your health professional.
- Not for the treatment of iron deficiency conditions.
- Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet.
- Always read the label. Use only as directed.
- If you have any pre-existing conditions, are on any medications, always talk to your health professional before use.
- Some products should be ceased at least two weeks before any elective surgery, please confirm with your health professional.
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References: BioCeuticals Iron Sustain
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