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Maintaining healthy iron levels in the body is essential for transporting oxygen throughout the body and vital for red blood cell formation. Nature Made Iron 65 mg may serve as an iron supplement option for those with iron-deficiency.†*
Iron is an important component of hemoglobin, the protein substance that allows red blood cells to carry oxygen through the body.1 Very low levels of iron may result in iron-deficiency anemia, a condition in which red blood cells are not able to carry enough oxygen to meet the body’s needs.†
- Vital for red blood cell formation†
- May help with iron-deficiency* anemia†
What is the recommended intake of iron?
The recommended intake of iron varies between men and women of child-bearing age due to the iron losses which occur during menstruation. The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for iron is 8 mg/day for men while the RDA is 18 mg/day for premenopausal women.2 In addition, the lower absorption of plant-based iron leads to greater challenges in those who follow a vegetarian diet.
What affects iron absorption?
Absorption of plant-based sources of iron can be affected by different foods that are present in the same meal. Foods high in vitamin C, such as oranges, enhance absorption, while phytic acid present in beans, grains, and rice inhibit absorption.
When can iron deficiency* occur?
Deficiency may result from poor diet, impaired absorption, blood loss, or repeated pregnancies. Iron is better absorbed when consumed with a vitamin C source (oranges, etc.).
There are two forms of dietary iron, heme and non-heme. Fish and animal sources contain heme iron, while plant-based sources and dietary supplements contain non-heme iron.
Liver, oysters, shellfish, kidney, heart, lean meat, poultry and fish are the best absorbed sources of heme iron. Dried beans, dried fruits, black-strap molasses, dark green leafy vegetables, prune juice, iron fortified cereals and lima beans are good sources of non-heme iron. Combine non-heme sources of iron with vitamin C for best absorption.
‡ Each tablet contains 65 mg elemental iron equivalent to 325 mg ferrous sulfate heptahydrate.
* 7% of Americans have inadequate dietary intake of iron.3
Suggested Use: Adults, for iron deficiency, take one tablet daily. Taking with a meal may minimize the possibility of stomach upset.
Other Ingredients: Cellulose Gel, Dibasic Calcium Phosphate, Croscarmellose Sodium, Hypromellose, Color Added, Magnesium Stearate, Polyethylene Glycol, Polysorbate 80, Triethyl Citrate.
Caution: Iron supplements may interact with certain medications. If you are taking prescription medications, or are pregnant or nursing, consult your healthcare provider before taking this product.
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