BoostIron™ - prevents iron deficiency anemia

BoostIron™ - Clinical Trials

I Product Info I Ingredients I Recommended Use I Clinical Trials I Research Brief I References

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™ - Clinical Trials:

In a trial of carbonyl iron supplementation for blood donors with a randomized, double-blind design, women 18-40 years of age were given placebo or low-dose carbonyl iron, 100 mg for 56 days after blood donation. Side effects with placebo and carbonyl iron were almost indistinguishable; capsule counts indicated that compliance with both regimens was similar. On the average, more iron was absorbed by donors who initially had no iron reserves (serum ferritin < 12 µg/L) than by those with some stores. Overall, enough iron was absorbed to replace that lost at donation in 85% of the carbonyl iron group but in only 29% of the placebo group (p < 0.001). (9)

Research has shown iron deficiency to be associated with impaired brain function, and iron deficiency in children can result in impaired learning ability and behavioral problems. Supplementation of iron has been shown to prevent iron-deficiency anemia and to reduce the decline in mental development.

Some researchers have reported that up to 25% of adolescent girls in the United States are iron deficient. In one study, the effects of iron supplements were tested in adolescent girls with non-anemia iron deficiency to see if they might improve cognition. This was a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Subjects were randomized to receive iron supplements or placebo for eight weeks. Those with iron supplementation were reported to perform significantly better than those in the placebo group on tests related to verbal learning and memory.
Claims that iron boosts energy and enhances exercise performance may be true – provided the claim is limited to those who are iron deficient. Muscle weakness and decreased exercise tolerance can occur in those who are iron deficient but not necessarily suffering from iron-deficiency anemia. Iron deficiency without anemia is not uncommon among some endurance athletes (e.g., long-distance runners), more among women than men.