What is Higher Nature Gentle Iron Complex?
Formulated with iron bisglycinate for maximum absorption and digestive comfort, Higher Nature gentle iron complex is the perfect for restoring low levels of energy. Gentle Iron Complex has copper and vitamin B2 which are both needed for iron metabolism and natural vitamin C from acerola fruit which helps iron absorption in the gut.
Low Iron levels
Low iron levels can be due to low levels of iron in your diet, which might be because you are vegetarian or vegan, or because the body has increased need for example during pregnancy. Pre-menopausal women often have a greater need for iron as it is lost during the monthly cycle. More iron is lost if periods are heavy, which in turn can lead to further depletion, leaving you feeling tired.
Iron is needed for red blood cells to be able to deliver oxygen to your cells, as well as a healthy immune system and brain function. If your skin is pale, you feel more tired than normal or breathless after light exercise you may be low in iron.
Formulated with well tolerated iron bisglycinate (iron chelate). The iron is bound to amino acids so it is well absorbed and gentle on the gut, unlike the sulphate form for example which can cause side-effects such as constipation. This form of iron is less likely to be blocked by other nutrients like calcium, or elements of the diet like tea or wholegrains which can impede absorption.
Who is this for?
Great for pre-menopausal women especially if they have heavy periods. Suitable for pregnancy and breast-feeding. Also suitable for men, especially if vegetarian or vegan. Can also be taken by children over 12 years, but especially girls as they hit puberty. Perfect for vegetarians and vegans who may have low dietary intake. Good for those who do lots of endurance exercise.
- Iron bisglycinate
- Chelate form
- Well absorbed and tolerated
- Preferred form of iron for less constipation and maximum absorption
- Added natural vitamin C from acerola fruit needed for iron absorption in the gut
- Copper is necessary for normal iron metabolism and red blood cell formation Added B2
- Vitamin B2 deficiency may impair iron absorption and metabolism
- Small capsule size makes it easy to swallow
- Best taken on an empty stomach to maximise absorption