If fatigue, sensitivity to cold, brittle nails or even occasional feelings of lightheadedness are bothering you, iron deficiency might be the culprit. It’s very common, especially in women of reproductive age and those who embrace vegetarian or vegan diets. Floradix, a unique blend of easily absorbed iron and beneficial botanicals, is a great way to help boost your iron levels. Here’s why it works so well.
Why we need iron
Iron is an essential mineral for our body. Together with copper and protein, iron makes hemoglobin, a major component of red blood cells that carry oxygen throughout our body. Iron also produces adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is an organic compound that provides energy to drive many processes in living cells. When iron is low, ATP production drops and energy levels and metabolism decrease.
We get iron from two types of dietary sources: heme from meat, poultry, seafood and fish, and non-heme from plant-based foods including grains, vegetables and nuts. Non-heme iron sources are less easily absorbed by our bodies, so iron supplements can be especially helpful for those who eat a primarily plant-based diet.
What causes a dip in our iron levels?
It turns out there are many reasons we might have an iron deficiency, according to doctors at the University of Michigan Health Center. For women, monthly menstrual cycles can take a toll, and during pregnancy, women’s bodies require the extra iron needed for proper placenta development and prevention of pre-term and low birth-weight babies.
An iron-poor diet or even vegetarian or vegan diets can be another cause. Iron deficiency is also more common in those over age 65, and in teens (due to growth spurts or inconsistent eating habits). Some medications, like blood thinners can reduce iron levels, and those on dialysis are also susceptible.
How Floradix helps
Floradix Iron + Herbs combines one of the most easily absorbed forms of iron, ferrous gluconate, with a proprietary blend of foods like spinach, carrot root, kelp, stinging nettle and rosehips—all rich sources of iron or vitamin C that can help increase absorption. Natural fruit juices give an extra boost of nutrients and make this liquid tonic taste great. Since average daily iron needs range from 8 mg for children to 18 mg for adult women (and 27 mg for pregnant women!), a 10 ml dose of Floradix is a great way to get a safe dose of 10 mg to supplement our diets.
The Floradix advantage
For more than 60 years, Floradix has been produced in Germany, where natural solutions and rich herbal traditions are a part of life. Floradix comes in three forms: liquid tonic, tablets or yeast and gluten-free.
Floradix Iron + Herbs
Floradix Iron + Herbs liquid supplement contains ferrous gluconate that’s chelated with an organic acid, making it highly absorbable, gentle on the digestive tract and non-constipating. This proprietary blend of herbs and vegetables is sourced from organic farms, including Flora’s own farm in Chile, and all raw herbs are tested for pesticides, heavy metals and other residues.
Floradix is also free of additives, GMO ingredients, alcohol, dairy and preservatives—just remember to refrigerate after opening. It’s also packaged in environmentally friendly glass bottles.
Floradix Iron Tablets
Floradix Iron Tablets contain the same easily absorbed, highly soluble formula, but come in easy-to-carry tablets packaged in child-proof blister packs, making it ideal for keeping your iron levels up when you travel.