BioCeuticals Liquid Iron 200mL
Dose: BioCeuticals Liquid Iron
Mix 10mL in 50-100mL of water or juice. Consume twice daily or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Children 6-12 years:
Mix 5mL in 50-100mL of water or juice. Consume twice daily or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Children 2-5 years:
Mix 2.5mL in 50-100mL of water or juice. Consume twice daily or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Features: BioCeuticals Liquid Iron
- Contains SunActive Fe, a micronised, dispersible iron containing ferric pyrophosphate coated in natural emulsifiers for enhanced absorption and bioavailability.
- Iron supplementation helps to maintain iron levels in the body.
- Iron supports healthy red blood cell production, normal cognitive function and the transport of oxygen in the body.
- In children, iron contributes to healthy growth and development and supports cognitive development when dietary intake is inadequate.
- Iron and vitamin C contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue when dietary intake is inadequate.
- Vitamin C helps support the absorption of dietary iron.
- Lactoferrin is an iron-binding glycoprotein. The lactoferrin in Liquid Iron is naturally saturated with 10-20% iron.
- Iron, lactoferrin and vitamin C are involved in maintaining normal immune system function.
- Iron may be of assistance to people with an increased demand for iron or whose dietary intake of iron is inadequate, such as children, pregnant or lactating women, vegetarians, athletes and the elderly.
- Great tasting, natural blackcurrant flavour, naturally sweetened with honey.
- Vegetarian friendly formula which can be added to water or juice. Alternative dosage form for those who cannot take tablets or capsules.
Ingredients: BioCeuticals Liquid Iron
|Each 10mL dose contains:|
|equiv. ferric pyrophosphate||33.25mg|
|equiv. ascorbic acid (vitamin C)||125mg|
|Lactoferrin - bovine||100mg|
Ingredient Summary: BioCeuticals Liquid Iron
Liquid Iron contains SunActive Fe, a micronised, dispersible iron containing ferric pyrophosphate coated in natural emulsifiers (polyglycerol esters of fatty acids).1 Ferric pyrophosphate is an inorganic iron complex in which iron is bound to diphosphate.2
In comparison to regular ferric pyrophosphate, micronised, emulsified ferric pyrophosphate has been shown in laboratory studies to have significantly enhanced bioavailability, comparable to that of ferrous sulphate. Due to its slow and incomplete dissolution in the gastric juice, regular ferric pyrophosphate has only low to medium bioavailability.1
Iron can help with maintaining healthy iron levels,3 supporting immune system function and reducing feelings of tiredness and fatigue.4,5 It may be of assistance to people with an increased demand for iron or whose dietary intake of iron is inadequate, such as children, pregnant and lactating women, vegetarians, athletes and the elderly.3,4
Vitamin C is an important antioxidant that reduces the amount of free radicals formed in the body.3,4 It also helps the absorption of dietary iron.5,6
Vitamin C can help overcome the effects of all dietary inhibitors when consumed as part of a diet that is high with non-haeme iron availability (such as a meal heavy in vegetables).7
Through acting as a reducing agent, vitamin C forms a chelate with non-haeme ferric iron (Fe3+) in a low pH (acidic) environment,2 such as the stomach, and turns it into the absorbable, ferrous iron (Fe2+) form.7 This allows the molecule to persist and remain soluble in the alkaline environment of the duodenum where, alongside the proximal jejunum, most of the absorption of dietary iron occurs.7
Vitamin C has also been shown to negate the inhibiting effects of phytates, phosphates and oxalates on iron absorption.8
Lactoferrin is an iron-binding glycoprotein naturally found in human and bovine milk that plays a role in supporting immune system function.4,9 It appears that lactoferrin binds with epithelial cells at the site of infection and thus inhibits inflammatory cytokine production.6
Bega Bio Lactoferrin is produced from premium quality, fresh Australian milk from pasture fed cows. The lactoferrin in Liquid Iron is naturally saturated with 10-20% iron.10
Warnings: BioCeuticals Liquid Iron
- Vitamin and mineral supplements should not replace a balanced diet.
- If symptoms persist talk to your health professional.
- Contains lactoferrin derived from cow’s milk.
- Not for the treatment of iron deficiency conditions.
- Not suitable for infants under the age of 12 months.
- Contains honey, potassium sorbate and lactose.
- Iron is contraindicated in haemochromatosis.
- Iron can negatively impact zinc absorption when taken on an empty stomach.
- Calcium may reduce the absorption of iron; however, little effect has been observed with calcium supplementation at doses of 1000-1500mg daily.
- Concurrent use of iron with ACE inhibitors, levodopa, carbidopa, quinolone or tetracycline antibiotics, and L-thyroxine may result in reduced medication efficacy. Take medication two hours before or four to six hours after iron intake.[12,13]
- Concomitant use of iron with antacids, cholestyramine, H2-receptor antagonists, haloperidol or proton-pump inhibitors may reduce iron efficacy.[12,13]
- Concurrent use of iron with cimetidine, penicillamine or sulfasalazine may reduce both iron and drug efficacy. Separate doses by at least two hours.[12,13]
- Do not exceed a daily intake of 200mg of vitamin C in patients with haemochromatosis.
Companion Products: BioCeuticals Liquid Iron
References: BioCeuticals Liquid Iron
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 Giansanti F, Panella G, Leboffe L, et al. Lactoferrin from milk: nutraceutical and pharmacological properties. Pharmaceuticals (Basel) 2016;9(4):61.
 What is lactoferrin. Bega Bionutrients 2016. Viewed 12 Feb 2019, https://begabio.com/consumer-information/what-is-lactoferrin/?agree=1
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