BoostIron™ - Research Brief
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Indication: iron deficiency anemia prevention.
Main Actions: prevents iron deficiency anemia, a source of carbonyl iron and vitamins for better absorption, strengthens body’s immune system, essential for the growing organism, during pregnancy, in postoperative period.
Ingredients (per 1 tablet): iron (as carbonyl iron) - 10 mg, vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) – 70 mg, folate (as folic acid) – 200 mcg, vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin) – 3 mcg.
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BoostIron™ - Research Brief:
Iron is essential for oxygen transport in the blood. Iron is the central atom of the heme group, a metal complex that binds molecular oxygen in the lungs and carries it to all of the other cells in the body (e.g., the muscles) that need oxygen to perform their activities.
What is the physiological function of iron in the body?
In the stomach iron molecules are transformed from ferric iron into easy absorbable ferrous iron, which is later absorbed in the upper part of intestine. If the blood has too little iron the absorption increases, if iron is in abundance, the absorption decreases.
Transferrin, the principal iron transporter in the blood and other body fluids, distributes iron throughout the body, principally to the red blood cell precursors in the bone marrow for hemoglobin synthesis. Although the body can store some iron, if the need for iron is higher than the reserve, the level of hemoglobin drops and the iron deficiency is developing.
Women usually lose about 2-3 mg of iron, men about 1-2 a day in feces and sweat. If, for some reason, the iron loss exceeds the intake, the iron stores can be depleted and an absolute iron deficiency develops.
There is a high-risk group, which needs to check their hemoglobin level regularly: pregnant or lactating women who have an increased requirement for iron; infants, children, and adolescents in rapid growth phases; women of child-bearing age who have blood loss through menstruation; persons, who have lost a lot of blood in accidents or during operations.