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Floradix Iron Tablets (84)

Floradix Iron Tablets (84)
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Contain iron, vitamins B1, B2, niacin, B6, B12, C, folic acid and herbal extracts.


Code:  SAL5901
Brand:  Floradix
FORM (e.g. capsules):  Tablets

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DESCRIPTION

Floradix Tablets contain organic iron (II) from ferrous gluconate, vitamins B2, B6, B12 and C which contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and to normal energy-yielding metabolism. Iron contributes to normal red blood cell formation (supported by the vitamins B6 and B12) and haemoglobin formation. In addition, folate (folic acid) contributes to normal maternal tissue growth during pregnancy. Furthermore, vitamin C increases iron absorption.

Floradix Tablets contain iron from ferrous gluconate which is a particularly absorbable form.

Floradix Tablets are easy to take and help safeguard the balance of iron, vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12, C and folic acid.

Floradix Tablets contain extracts of selected herbs and rosehip.

Floradix Tablets are gluten free and suitable for vegetarians.

Floradix Tablets are suitable for women including those planning to conceive, expectant and lactating mothers, children, adolescents, the elderly, convalescents, vegetarians and those with an active lifestyle.

DIRECTIONS

To maximise the iron absorption, take Floradix tablets on an empty stomach, approx. 30 minutes or more before a meal or 2 hours after.

Adults and children over 12 years: 1 tablet, twice daily. 30 mins before a meal, with liquid.

Children 3–12 years: 1 tablet daily

INGREDIENTS

Yeast extract, bulking agent: talc, herbal dried mixed extract 13.6 % from: maltodextrin, spinach leaf (Spinacia oleracea), nettle leaf (Urtica dioica), fennel fruit (Foeniculum vulgare), carrot root (Daucus carota), centaury herb (Centaurium erythraea), separating agent silicon dioxide. Ferrous gluconate, sugar, maize starch, rose hip dry extract (3.6%) (Rosa canina) containing 4 % vitamin C (rosehip peel, maltodextrin), vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid), stabilizer (croscarmellose sodium, gum arabic, polyvinylpyrrolidone), nicotinamide (niacin), colour (titanium dioxide), glazing agent (shellac), anti-caking agent (calcium carbonate), bulking agent (silicon dioxide), stabilizer (cellulose), glazing agent (calcium stearate), colours (iron oxides), vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin), vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride), vitamin B1 (thiamin hydrochloride), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), emulsifier (polysorbate 80), glazing agents (bees wax, carnauba wax), folic acid. Contains yeast and maize.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Typically Per tablet Per 100g
Energy 6 kJ / 1 kcal 936 kJ / 221 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
<0.1g
<0.1g
1.1g
0.9g
Carbohydrates
of which sugars
0.2g
0.1g
33g
12g
Protein 0.1g 16g
Salt <0.01g 0.76g
 
Typically Per tablet Per daily adult dosage (2 tablets) RDA* per daily dosage (2 tabs)
Iron II 7mg 14mg 100%
Thiamin 0.55mg 1.1mg 100%
Riboflavin 0.7mg 1.4mg 100%
Nicotinamide 8 mg NE 16mg NE 100%
Vitamin B6 0.7mg 1.4mg 100%
Folic Acid 100µg 200µg 100%
Vitamin B12 1.25µg 2.5µg 100%
Vitamin C 15mg 30mg 38%

Food supplements are not intended to treat or prevent any disease. We recommend that you should seek medical advice from a qualified health care professional before you start taking any dietary supplements, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, have a medical condition or are currently taking medication of any kind. Always read the product directions before use and do not exceed the recommended intake. Food supplements should not be taken as an alternative to a balanced diet. Keep out of reach of children.


How much iron do you need?

It depends on your current iron levels (determined by blood tests), the form of iron supplement you take and your eating habits while taking iron.

There are several forms of iron with different dosages, comparing iron supplements is not like comparing apples to apples.

Each form of iron is absorbed differently by your body. Ferrous sulfate, the most common form of iron, is commonly recommended by doctors at a dose of 325 mg, which is equal to 65 mg of elemental iron, but for some people its absorption is accompanied by upset stomach.

Iron with food

Many people find that iron upsets their stomachs, so they take iron with meals to try and offset side effects such as nausea. Your doctor might also recommend that you take your iron supplement You might take it with a glass of orange juice because vitamin C improves the absorption of iron.

Factors that Affect Iron Absorption

Items that can decrease the body’s absorption of iron include:

  • dietary or supplemental calcium
  • caffeine
  • some of the proteins found in soybeans
  • dietary fibre
  • phytates, found in legumes and whole grains
  • plant-based compounds called polyphenols, including tannins (found in tea, wine, fruits, vegetables, nuts)

Items that can increase the body’s absorption of non-heme iron include:

  • heme iron (found in meat, poultry and fish)
  • vitamin C (orange juice, citrus fruits).

Should you take an iron supplement with water?

It’s hard to swallow any supplement without water! Iron supplements are best absorbed when taken with an 8-ounce glass of water on an empty stomach.

Orange juice can be substituted for water (or a squeeze of lemon in your water) for enhanced iron absorption. However, certain beverages should be avoided because they can inhibit iron absorption, including:

  • tea
  • coffee
  • milk or other calcium-rich drinks
  • beverages high in caffeine

Why should you drink orange juice with an iron supplement?

Vitamin C and citric acid are often touted by nutrition experts as “iron boosters.” That’s why orange juice, vitamin C and lemonade are suggested with iron supplements.

One of the simplest ways to improve the body’s absorption of non-heme iron is the addition of Vitamin C: simply adding a squeeze of lemon to your water or taking a vitamin C supplement can help you get the most out of your iron-rich foods or iron supplements.

Some foods and supplements you consume that could be iron inhibitors, such as coffee, tea, antacid tablets and dairy products.

Where is the iron absorbed?

The majority of the iron absorbed from digested food sources or supplements is absorbed in the small intestine, specifically the duodenum. Iron enters the stomach where it is exposed to stomach acid and changed into a form that allows it to be easily absorbed. From there it enters the mucosal sites of the duodenum (the first section of the small intestine) where most of the iron absorption takes place.

How long does it take for iron to dissolve in the stomach?

Most iron supplements dissolve in the stomach in approximately 20-30 minutes.

Some supplements claim to have a slow release mechanism. These vitamins and pills usually rely on a chemical coating to slow down the absorption. For example, a probiotic supplement may use an enteric coating to help it survive the acidic environment of your stomach.

Can I take more than the recommended dose of iron?

Do not take more than the recommended dose of iron. It is important that you take an iron supplement according to the directions on the packaging, unless otherwise directed by your doctor or healthcare provider.

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