Thorne Research Iron Bisglycinate 60 vcaps
For enhanced iron absorption without GI side effects*
- non-constipating well-absorbed form of iron*
- essential mineral for red blood cell formation*
- without preservatives magnesium stearate or other lubricants and diluents
Most of the body's iron is found in hemoglobin the oxygen-carrying molecule in red blood cells. Smaller amounts are found in the tissues as myoglobin and as cofactors for many enzymes. Because of its central role in the hemoglobin molecule iron is essential for formation of red blood cells.*
To determine the iron status of persons in the United States the Centers for Disease Control calculated the prevalence of iron deficiency and iron-deficient anemia from data collected from physical exams and household interviews within a sample of the U.S. civilian non-institutionalized population. The prevalence of iron deficiency was greatest among toddlers ages 1-2 years (7%) and menstruating adolescent and adult females ages 12-49 (9-16%).
An iron deficiency can manifest as weakness fatigue shortness of breath on exertion dizziness tinnitus spots before the eyes drowsiness irritability infrequent menstruation and loss of libido.*
Conventional iron supplementation including forms such as ferrous sulfate can cause GI side effects - including nausea vomiting constipation diarrhea and dark-colored stools - because these conventional forms are poorly absorbed.
Thorne Research's Iron Bisglycinate provides 25 mg of elemental iron per capsule reacted with glycine for superior absorption in the GI tract thus preventing the typical GI side effects.*