Approximately 3-4g of Iron is stored in our bodies. The Iron stores are spread throughout, from the muscles and tissues to proteins in the blood and bone marrow. The mineral is available in two sources: haem and non-haem. Haem sources are easier to absorb into our bodies and originate from animal products, such as red meat, fish and poultry. Roughly 90% of the UK's dietary Iron is acquired by a non-haem source. These derive from pulses and legumes such as beans, peas and lentils, as well as dark green leafy vegetables, tofu, nuts and seeds.
Non-haem Iron should be consumed with Vitamin C to help with absorption, however tannins, phytate, fibre and Calcium can interfere with Iron absorption and should attempt to be avoided when consuming Iron sources. This includes tea, coffee and red wine. Due to the nature of the most readily available sources of Iron, vegetarians and vegans are at a higher risk of deficiency. Iron requirements: Iron requirements vary throughout our lives, with teenage males requiring 11.3mg and teenage girls needing 14.8mg per day. This increases to 8.7mg per day for adult men and 14.8mg for adult women. Females naturally need more Iron due to menstruation.
Benefits of Iron
Iron plays an important role in our physiological functions. Its most important role is to contribute to the normal formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin, which helps oxygen transportation in the body. This contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue as a result, helping with energy metabolism.
Our Iron tablets
Our Iron tablets are suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Please note - we recommend that both the 500 and 1,000 tablet options are more suitable for use by more than one person. This is to ensure that you are receiving full use of the product before its expiry date. For one person's use, we recommend the 120 or 240 tablet options.
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