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Iron Phosphate (Pot Of 90 Capsules)

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Iron Phosphate Supplements

There are 2 types of dietary iron, haem and non-haem. Haem comes from meat, fish and poultry and non-haem comes in small amounts from beans, lentils, cereals, grains, green leafy vegetables and nuts. This form of iron is not absorbed as well as haem iron. Iron metabolism differs from that of other minerals in that there is no body excretion mechanism for iron excretion. 90% of the body’s iron is obtained from the normal breakdown of circulating red blood cells.

Iron deficiency is measured from serum ferritin levels in the blood and according to the World Health Organisation is the most prevalent mineral deficiency affectingmore than 2 billion people globally.

Between 5-10% non-haem iron is absorbed and iron absorption is optimised with Vitamin C. Several factors influence iron absorption

  • Body stores of iron – iron absorption increases when body stores of iron are low. When body stores are high, absorption decreases to prevent the body having a toxic overload of iron. This body iron regulation is faulty in people who have the metabolic disorder, hemochromatosis.
  • Tannins found in tea, calcium, polyphenols and phytates (substances that bind to certain minerals, found in cereals and legumes) all decrease absorption of iron.

    Iron supplementation is given when the diet alone cannot restore blood iron levels fast enough, especially if clinical symptoms of deficiency are evident.

    Iron supplements should only be given when there is iron deficiency, which should be monitored with blood ferritin levels as unnecessary iron supplementation can lead to oxidative stress.

    Post-menopausal women are less likely to need iron supplements and iron should always be kept out of reach of children.

    Bioavailability of Iron compounds

    The bioavailability of an iron compound is determined by its solubility in the hydrochloric acid of the stomach. The most commonly used preparation of iron for supplements is iron sulphate. However common side effects of this are constipation. For this reason Metabolics supplies Ionic Iron from iron sulphate already in its dissociated form for ease of absorption.

    The iron phosphate compound is less well absorbed than the ferrous sulphate but absorption is enhanced significantly if taken with Vitamin C. It is believed to reduce the ferric iron to its ferrous state, chelating the iron into its absorbable form increasing absorption between 2-4x

    This form of iron is best taken away from grains and legumes that contain phytates.

    This product is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

  • Iron Phosphate

    Iron Phosphate Food Supplement 90 Capsules


    Iron Pyrophosphate, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (capsule), Cellulose. Vegetarian Society Approved.

    Directions: Recommended dose 1 capsule per day with food*. Do not exceed this recommended dose. Consume within 3 months of opening.

    Warning: If pregnant or breast feeding, consult your health care practitioner before using. This product should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet.

    Storage: Store in a cool, dry place out of the reach of children. 


    *The stated recommended dose can be changed as directed by your healthcare practitioner.


    Product information

    Serving Size: 1 capsule

    Each capsule contains:                           %NRV*

    Iron …22.5 mcg ...........................................161%



    † Nutrient Reference Value (NRV*) not established

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