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Contains herbal extracts and fruit juice concentrates. Iron, vitamin B2, B6, B12 and C contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue
FORM (e.g. capsules): Liquid
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Floradix contains organic iron (II) from ferrous gluconate, vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12 and C. Iron, vitamins B2, B6, B12 and C contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and to normal energy-yielding metabolism. In addition, iron contributes to normal red blood cell (supported by vitamins B6 and B12) and haemoglobin formation. Furthermore, vitamin C increases iron absorption.
Floradix liquid contains iron from ferrous gluconate which is a particularly absorbable form.
Floradix is easy to take and helps safeguard the balance of iron and vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12 and C.
As these nutrients are already dissolved, they are absorbed more quickly by the digestive system compared to tablets.
Floradix contains selected herbs and several fruit juice concentrates for a pleasant taste.
Floradix contains no alcohol, preservatives, colourings or artificial flavourings. It is lactose free and suitable for vegetarians.
Floradix is particularly beneficial for women, including expectant and lactating mothers, children, adolescents, the elderly, convalescents, vegetarians and those with an active lifestyle.
To maximise the iron absorption, take Floradix Liquid Iron on an empty stomach, approx. 30 minutes before a meal or 2 hours after.
Adults and children over 12 years: 10ml twice daily
Children aged 6-12 years: 10ml once daily
Children aged 3-5 years: 5ml once daily
Aqueous herbal extract (54 %) from:
carrot root (Daucus carota), nettle leaf (Urtica dioica), spinach leaf(Spinacia oleracea), couch grass root, (Agropyron repens), fennel fruit, (Foeniculum vulgare), kelp thallus, (Macrocystis pyrifera),roselle flower(Hibiscus sabdariffa).
Mixture of fruit juice concentrates (29.4 %) of:
pear, grape, blackcurrant juice, blackberry, cherry, orange, red beet, carob extract, water, lemon, apple.
Aqueous yeast extract, honey, aqueous rosehip soft extract (Rosa canina), containing 4 % vitamin C, iron (as ferrous gluconate), wheat germ extract, vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid), natural flavours, thiamin, (as thiamin hydrochloride), riboflavin, (as riboflavin sodium phosphate), vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine hydrochloride), vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamine).
|Typically ||Per 100ml ||Per 20ml |
|Energy ||416kj/98kcal ||83kj/20kcal |
of which saturates
of which sugars
|Protein ||0.6g ||<0.5g |
(the salt content is exclusively due to the presence of naturally occurring sodium),
|0.06g ||0.01g |
| ||Per 20ml ||%NRV* |
|Vitamin C ||16mg ||20 |
|Thiamin ||1.6mg ||145 |
|Riboflavin ||1.8mg ||129 |
|Vitamin B6 ||0.8mg ||57 |
|Vitamin B12 ||1.2µg ||48 |
|Iron ||15.0mg ||107 |
*NRV EU Nutrient Reference value
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
- 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:
- 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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