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Amino-Iron, provided by Douglas Laboratories®, is a patented, nutritionally functional iron amino acid chelate (iron bis-glycinate) with documented high bioavailability, excellent tolerability, and low toxicity. Each 18 mg tablet of Amino-Iron supplies 100% of the daily requirement (US RDA) of iron for adults and children 4 or more years of age.
Iron accomplishes its major function of oxygen transport as a component of two different transport molecules: hemoglobin in red blood cells and myoglobin in muscle. As a cofactor for a large number of enzymes and enzyme systems, iron is essential for energy metabolism. Iron is the cofactor of most of the enzymes of the Krebs cycle, and it is an electron carrier in the cytochromes.
Healthy subjects with adequate iron status absorb between 5 and 10 % of dietary iron from foods. Iron absorption is regulated by the body, increasing during iron deficiency. Dietary factors also influence iron absorption efficiency. For example, ascorbic acid (vitamin C) increases and phytic acid (found in whole grains) decreases its absorption. Most of the absorbed iron is used for hemoglobin synthesis.
Amino-Iron may be a useful nutritional adjunct for individuals who wish to increase their intake of iron.
Each tablet contains:
- Iron (bis-glycinate) – 18 mg
One tablet daily as a dietary supplement, or as directed by one of our health coach professionals. Take with food.
No adverse side effects have been reported.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children.