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Lamberts Iron 14mg (As Citrate) (100)

Lamberts Iron 14mg (As Citrate) (100)
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Lamberts Iron 14mg (as citrate) acts with protein and copper to make haemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying component of red blood cells.  Good for women of childbearing age.

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Code:  L8243100
Brand:  Lamberts
FORM (e.g. capsules):  Tablets

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Lamberts Iron 14mg

(Iron health supplement as Citrate)

  • Supplied in the form of citrate as this is known to be easily absorbed
  • Some nutritionists consider this form to be less likely to cause constipation than the more common ferrous sulphate
  • Low iron intakes are surprisingly common in the UK
  • Iron is known to contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue
  • We highly recommend that any adult, particularly women of menstruating age, who eat a vegetarian diet, or very little red meat, should consider adding an iron supplement to their daily regime
  • Suitable for vegetarians

Iron

  • Iron acts with protein and copper to make haemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying component of red blood cells
  • Dietary deficiency of Iron is the most prevalent mineral deficiency in the world today according to World Health Organisation sources
  • All ages and both sexes are at risk of deficiency, but especially women of child-bearing age
  • Iron citrate allows maximum absorption and utilisation
  • This iron formulation should not lead to constipation, as is the case with some other iron supplement

Lamberts Iron 14mg (As Citrate) Information

Iron is basic to all life processes, since without it oxygen cannot be transported round our bodies. It is also a component of enzymes and proteins and is needed for the metabolism of B vitamins.

Yet scarily, dietary deficiency of iron is the most prevalent mineral deficiency in the world today according to World Health Organisation sources. All ages and both sexes are at risk, but especially women of child-bearing age. In the UK official data shows that 89% of young women have a daily intake of iron which is less than the RNI of 14.8mg. This reflects the move towards vegetarian diets and declining intakes of red meat.

This product presents iron as a citrate to aid its absorption and utilisation and there have been very few reports of the constipation problems that can be caused by ferrous sulphate supplements. This is important as patient compliance is essential when supplementing with iron since replenishing depleted iron stores can take several months.

Each tablet provides a full 14mg of iron (as citrate) which is the recommended daily amount. This iron product is suitable for vegetarians and is produced in premises that operate to stringent pharmaceutical standards of GMP.

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.

Lamberts Iron 14mg (As Citrate) Ingredients

A beige speckled clear coated round tablet.

Each tablet delivers:
Iron (as Citrate) 14mg

Tableted With:
DiCalcium Phosphate Cellulose Modified Starch Tablet Coating (Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose Glycerin) Stearic Acid Silicon Dioxide Magnesium Stearate.

Disintegration Time
Less than 1 hour.

Suitable for vegetarians.

Lamberts Iron 14mg (As Citrate) Dosage

1 to 2 tablets daily.

Lamberts Iron 14mg (As Citrate) Allergens and Warnings

Allergen advice
See also ingredients section.
The following list of allergens are excluded: Wheat, Barley, Soya, Eggs, Milk (and milk products), Lactose, Nuts, Sulphites, Celery, Fish, Shellfish, Yeast and Gluten containing ingredients.

Cautions
This product contains iron which if taken in excess may be harmful to very young children. Keep out of sight and reach. Over 20mg of iron may cause mild stomach upset in sensitive individuals.

Storage instructions
To be stored in a cool dry place and protected from light.

Legal Category
Food supplement.

 

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Lamberts product range is unique in that it is made to full GMP standards. The products are formulated to offer relevant potencies and are supported by a valid scientific rationale.

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Lamberts believe that every single raw ingredient in a Lamberts product is as important as the finished product itself. So they are meticulous in the tests they carry out and ensure that every product that is manufactured is subjected to a series of rigorous tests to ensure they meet the specifications given on the label.

Firstly, the raw materials are tested for quality, purity and potency, then samples of products are taken and tested even while the product is still being made and then a final check is carried out on the finished product.

This commitment has enabled them to produce products of a quality that others can only aspire to and are much appreciated by health professionals, who appreciate the detail they pay to recommended amounts and the sources of vitamins they use in formulation.

The supplements are much valued for the immune system and strong bones. Their product such as folic acid, Vitamin B12, vitamin B6, and other essential nutrients are highly recommended as part of a healthy diet.

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Premium quality healthcare supplements need to provide the correct potency since dosage is the key to success when using nutrition and herbs in clinical practice. You can have selected the right nutrients but get the levels wrong and you won’t get the results you hoped.

And whilst you’d be right in thinking that getting the dosage right is a fundamental requirement in practice, it is surprisingly difficult to achieve this by using many of the supplements on the market. This is why we pay such careful attention to our selection of brands.

At Lamberts they start with dosage. Lamberts philosophy of healthcare is all about ‘sound’ science - they only develop products that are at the right potency and supported by a valid scientific rationale. Indeed it is the potency of their products that truly sets them apart from most other brands and enables you to be able to put your trust in Lamberts products.

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Great products need to be perfectly labeled and Lamberts has pioneered the accurate labeling of dietary healthcare supplements.

Lamberts takes considerable care to use the correct terms for all the ingredients in their products and they do not hesitate to declare everything that is used. What they say on the label is an honest representation of what is in the product.

To be sure that their tablets or capsules contain the active ingredients specified, they know that certain inactive ingredients need to be used. It is very difficult, if not impossible, to produce food supplements without using some inactive ingredients, and products whose labels do not show any are in our opinion either inaccurately made or inaccurately labeled.


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