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Ferrasorb provides 36 mg of elemental iron per capsule, plus the active forms of folate and vitamins B6 and B12, which are essential for blood-building. Vitamin C optimizes iron absorption.
Hematinic formulas provide the nutrients needed to help create new red blood cells. Studies indicate a hematinic formula that uses a combination of essential B vitamins and vitamin C in addition to iron is superior to a formula using these nutrients individually. Each nutrient is reliant on the others for proper red blood cell formation. Ferrasorb® combines the active forms of vitamin B6 (pyridoxal 5’-phosphate), vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin), and folate (L-5-methyltetra-hydrofolate) with well-absorbed iron bisglycinate – for an optimal hematinic product. Vitamin C is added to enhance iron absorption.
Individuals who can benefit from a hematinic formula include those with a greater need for iron, those who tend to chronically lose iron, and those who do not absorb iron well. Such individuals include teenage girls, pregnant women, women of childbearing age (particularly if they have heavy menses), individuals with malabsorption syndromes (Crohn's disease or Celiac disease), individuals on chemotherapy, elderly patients with low hydrochloric acid secretion, and individuals with poor kidney function.
Iron deficiency can manifest as weakness, fatigue, shortness of breath on exertion, dizziness, tinnitus, spots before the eyes, drowsiness, irritability, infrequent menses, and loss of libido.
Take 1 capsule one to three times daily or as recommended by a health-care practitioner.
- Serving Size: One Capsule
- Servings Per Container: 60
- One Capsule Contains:
- Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) 15 mg
- Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxal 5'-Phosphate) 5 mg
- Folate 667 mcg DFE
- -(400 mcg as L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolate from L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolic Acid, Glucosamine Salt)
- Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin) 300 mcg
- Iron (as Ferrochel Ferrous Bisglycinate Chelate) 36 mg
Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Leucine, Silicon Dioxide.
Non-GMO. This product does not contain gluten, egg, artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.
This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.
If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.
5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF) supplementation is not recommended concurrent with methotrexate cancer therapy, as it can interfere with methotrexate's anti-neoplastic activity; however, this folate source has not been shown to interfere with the anti-inflammatory activity of methotrexate. An individual taking methotrexate for psoriasis or rheumatoid arthritis can safely take a supplement containing folate.
Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under six. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control center immediately.
Use only if bottle is sealed.
Keep this product out of reach of children.
Store tightly sealed in a cool, dry place.