Iron deficiency is very common especially in women of childbearing age. In North America, inadequate iron levels affect 20% of women in general, 50% of pregnant women and 3% of men. Iron is a key nutrient needed for production of hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body.
Some common symptoms of iron deficiency are:
- fatigue/lack of energy
- cold hands and feet
- difficulty concentrating
Who can benefit from iron supplementation?
- Menstruating women and teenagers
- Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers
- Endurance athletes
Better Living in Toronto carries Easy Iron from Platinum Naturals that provides superior absorption and key cofactors for iron uptake in a formula that is gentle and non-constipating.
Platinum Naturals Easy Iron products are created in Omega Suspension Technology that maximizes the absorption of nutrients. EasyIron® is available in 60 and 120 vegetarian liquid capsules and EasyIron® Extra Gentle is available in 60 vegetarian liquid capsules.
In addition to Platinum Naturals award winning OST, Easy Iron also differs from competing iron supplements in that it contains all essential nutritional cofactors. Folic acid, vitamin B12, vitamin B6 and vitamin C increase iron uptake, regulate the formation of red blood cells and support the absorption and function of iron in the body.
Easy Iron contains ferrous bisglycinate, a highly bioavailable form of iron that is shown to be very well tolerated with a low incidence of constipation and stomach upset. In one of his articles, Dr. James Meschino recommends this form of iron as the best for increasing low iron levels.