Each Teaspoon (5mL) Contains:
Iron (Iron Pyrophosphate, LipoferTM) .....10 mg (Elemental)
Adults (12 and over): 1 - 3 teaspoons (5 - 15mL) daily with food.
Children: (4-11 years): 1 teaspoon (5mL) daily with food.
Adult Female > 19: 2 teaspoons
Adult Female > 50: 1 teaspoon
Breastfeeding: 1 teaspoon
Pregnancy: 3 teaspoons
What You Need to Know About Iron:
One in four women suffers from low iron. So important is iron to overall health that even mild deficiencies can affect your ability to perform everyday mental and physical tasks. And you do not have to be diagnosed as anemic to feel the effects of low iron. In a 2003 British Medical Journal clinical trial involving non-anemic women, iron supplementation dramatically improved fatigue that could not be explained.
Women are more susceptible to iron deficiency anemia due to blood loss during their monthly cycles. Yet over 57 percent of women do not get adequate levels of iron from their diet. Women require up to 20 mg of iron daily during the childbearing years, but most get less than 10 mg per day from food and often it is poorly absorbed. Simply taking 10 mg per day of elemental iron could provide us with that much-needed boost of energy.
Not all iron supplements are the same. Make sure the iron you are taking is elemental. Low-dose iron supplementation is preferable over the long term as it is less likely to create problems such as iron overload and gastric irritation. The body must work harder to access iron in coated tablets that contain binders and fillers. Liquids are easier to digest and absorb than solids due to their larger surface area - and liquid iron is no exception.
When iron is not well absorbed, any leftovers destined for eventual elimination can irritate the intestinal walls and cause pain, cramping, diarrhea, constipation and black stools. As any pregnant woman knows, constipation during this time can be debilitating. It is important to choose a supplement like Ironsmart with LipoferTM, which has a revolutionary that is highly absorbable, non-irritating to the digestive tract and superior to typical iron supplements in so many ways.
Ironsmart with LipoferTM delivers iron in a liposomal complex (picture the iron in a protective bubble). You can take it by itself or with food, which is unique as most iron supplements must be taken alone to avoid the other nutrients that significantly reduce iron absorbability. The liposomal iron in Ironsmart with LipoferTM travels through the high-acid stomach environment without interference from any compounds that it encounters along the way. Eventually, it reaches the duodenum and the jejunum (the middle gastrointestinal tract), where it is easily absorbed.
The liposomal delivery system in Ironsmart with LipoferTM is made up of sunflower lecithin. Because the liposome is similar in structure to cell membranes, it allows the iron to enter the cell easily and make the iron more readily absorbed. This has proven to be a superior delivery system. Results from a recent study showed that absorption of Ironsmart with LipoferTM liposomal iron, tested two hours after oral administration, is five times greater than using the standard iron salt (ferrous fumarate). And after 12 hours, the total absorption of Ironsmart was far higher than all other forms of iron.