Iron BlendBlood Fuel
Iron is an essential mineral required by the body to make healthy red blood cells which carry oxygen around the body, including to our cells, muscles and our brain. Our Iron Blend is formulated with vitamin C for better absorbtion.
Research suggests that iron:
Is an important mineral for cognitive function
Regulates energy and focus
Supports immune system and energy
Contributes to normal formation of red blood cells and hemoglobin
No Artificial Additives
A unique formula
Our vegan supplement is formulated with iron bisglycinate, which offers enhanced absorption, while being gentle on your stomach.
Vitamins C & B12
We've added vitamin C and vitamin B12 to our formulation for enhanced absorption and for a wider range of health benefits.
Benefits backed by science
Heart & veins
If you don’t have enough iron, your body can’t make enough healthy oxygen carrying red blood cells. A lack of red blood cells is called iron deficiency anemia. Iron is important for making hemoglobin in red blood cells and myoglobin in muscle cells, which stores oxygen for later use.
Fitness & figure
Iron helps the body convert carbohydrates into energy during exercise. It ensures that our muscles are working properly by providing them with energy.
Iron plays a huge role in generating energy from nutrients. Most of it is found in red blood cells, which transport oxygen throughout your body, thus killing lethargy and making you feel energetic.
Prenatal & postnatal
Iron is required to make extra blood (hemoglobin) for you and your baby during pregnancy. It also moves oxygen from the lungs to the rest of you and your baby’s body.
Iron helps to synthesise hemoglobin, a vital protein that provides oxygen to damaged cells and organs and supports the normal function of your immune system.
Why take our Iron Blend
Iron is a mighty mineral that works to preserve many vital functions in your body including energy, focus, gastrointestinal processes, immune strength and body temperature regulation. Iron supplementation is ideal for those who do not get enough of the mineral from their diet – especially those who follow a plant-based diet.
We add vitamin C to our vegan capsules to ensure proper iron absorption, as non-heme (plant based) iron bioavailability increases when paired with ascorbic acid. We also add vitamin B12 to aid absorption and for the wide range of additional health benefits they both offer.
Iron is key for both mental and physical energy. Low iron levels can be spotted from a lack of focus, increased irritability and fatigue. Iron supplements are recommended for vegans, vegetarians, women with heavy periods and those with a deficiency.
Iron supplementation is ideal for those who do not get enough of the mineral from their diet – especially those who follow a plant-based diet. Dietary iron comes in two forms: heme (found in animal products) and non-heme (found in plant-based foods like nuts and fortified grains). Heme iron is more easily absorbed by the body because non-heme iron needs multiple steps to be absorbed, so vegans and vegetarians represent groups at risk.
Symptoms can include:
Bruising quickly or easily
Tiredness and lack of energy
Shortness of breath
Noticeable heartbeats (heart palpitations)
Getting too much iron (iron overload) can be dangerous, so it is advised that you speak to your doctor or other healthcare professional before using iron supplements.
Iron is best absorbed when taken on an empty stomach, with water or fruit juice about 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals. However, to lessen the possibility of stomach upset, iron may be taken with food or immediately after meals. Minerals such as calcium, and zinc appear to interfere with iron absorption. We recommend taking your iron supplement a couple of hours before or after other minerals to maximize absorption.