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Minerals - Chelated Iron 29 mg Veg Tabs (180 count)

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Stock Number :MRL-108-VT-180
  • General Health and Wellness
  • Heart Health – Cardiovascular Support
  • Healthy Aging
  • Bone, Joint, and Musculoskeletal
  • Liver Support
  • Quick Notes:

    • Important constituent of red blood cells (hemoglobin)!
    • Promotes red blood cell formation!
    • Essential for transporting oxygen throughout the body!
    • Important for preventing iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia!
    • Additional iron may be needed for menstruating women, individuals consuming limited animal protein, and vegetarians!
    • Involved in energy utilization!
    • Superior chelated form is more efficiently absorbed by the body!
    • More gentle than other forms of iron!
    • Vegetarian

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    Quick Notes:

    • Important constituent of red blood cells (hemoglobin)!
    • Promotes red blood cell formation!
    • Essential for transporting oxygen throughout the body!
    • Important for preventing iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia!
    • Additional iron may be needed for menstruating women, individuals consuming limited animal protein, and vegetarians!
    • Involved in energy utilization!
    • Superior chelated form is more efficiently absorbed by the body!
    • More gentle than other forms of iron!
    • Vegetarian
       

    Overview:

    Our chelated gentle iron is derived from amino acid chelate and is available in a vegetarian tablet.

    Iron is an essential mineral for the human body. It plays a vital role in the proteins involved in oxygen transport and metabolism. About 65-70% of iron in the body exists in hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the protein in red blood cells responsible for the transport of oxygen to tissues. Iron is also found in myoglobin, a protein which supplies oxygen to muscle. Myoglobin also plays an important role with cellular enzymes responsible for energy metabolism. 

    The body usually keeps approximately 15% of iron stored for future requirements in the event dietary iron intake become inadequate. The balance of iron in the body is utilized by a number of proteins for various functions. Iron has many important roles such as transportation of oxygen via red cells and conversion of blood sugar to energy. It also functions as a building block for enzyme production. These enzymes are required for creating new cells, amino acids, hormones, and neurotransmitters.

    Other important functions of iron in body include liver detoxification and the metabolism of fatty acids. Iron is also involved in the synthesis of carnitine, neurotransmitters such as serotonin, and dopamine. Iron is essential for the production of collagen and elastin, which provide structural integrity and elasticity for organs and tissues.

    Liver is the richest dietary source of iron; other important dietary sources include meats, fish, and poultry. Its plant sources include dried beans, vegetables, dried fruits, nuts, whole grain breads, and cereals. Fortification of cereals, flours, and bread with iron has contributed significantly to daily dietary iron consumption. The best food sources of iron, namely red meat and other meat or poultry products are often inaccessible to vegetarians. Additionally, menstruating females lose blood and therefore require more iron, on a monthly basis. Though some popular foods and beverages are fortified with iron, it is rarely enough to satisfy the recommended daily requirements, especially for women or vegetarians. Our Chelated Iron supplies 161% of the Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) of iron when taken as directed.
     

    Research Indicates:

    • Supplementation helps prevent anemia, deficiency from excessive menstrual flow, and deficiency from pregnancy
    • Has been used to treat restless legs syndrome

    Ingredients

    chelated

    Easy to absorb

    Iron

    Minerals

    Women's health

    Suggested Use: Take 1 tablet daily with food.

    Storage: Keep in a cool, dry place.

    Allergy Warnings: This product is contraindicated for individuals with hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.

    Interactions:

    • Everyone has unique body chemistry. All patients should be aware of potential drug and supplement interaction. You are encouraged to consult with your primary health care professional before taking any supplement product.

    • To avoid the potential for iron overload, individuals should not consume iron supplements unless their physician has determined that iron supplementation is necessary. Iron overload is associated with several genetic diseases including hemochromatosis.

    • Iron poisoning only occurs in cases of extreme overdose. For this reason, keep iron supplements out of reach of children. Accidental overdose of iron containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6.

    • Excessive iron intake may cause nausea, vomiting, constipation and black stools.

    • Iron-containing liquids may temporarily stain the teeth.

    Pregnancy Warning:

    If you are pregnant, nursing, have any health condition, or are taking any medications please consult with your health care practitioner before using this product.

    Keep out of reach of children.

    Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under six. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control center immediately.

    Disclaimer:

    • The following scientific literature references, articles, and statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
    • This product is not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease.
    • Information about this product is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment.
    THANKS!
    1.     Murray-Kolb LE, Beard JL. Iron treatment normalizes cognitive functioning in young women. Am J Clin Nutr . 2007;85:778-787.

    2.     Brutsaert TD, Hernandez-Cordero S, Rivera J, et al. Iron supplementation improves progressive fatigue resistance during dynamic knee extensor exercise in iron-depleted, nonanemic women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2003;77:441-448.

    3.     Friedmann B, Weller E, Mairbaurl H, et al. Effects of iron repletion on blood volume and performance capacity in young athletes. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2001;33:741-746.

    4.     Hinton PS, Giordano C, Brownlie T, et al. Iron supplementation improves endurance after training in iron-depleted, nonanemic women. J Appl Physiol. 2000;88:1103-1111.

    5.     Verdon F, Burnand B, Fallab-Stubi CL, et al. Iron supplementation for unexplained fatigue in non-anaemic women: double blind randomised placebo controlled trial. BMJ. 2003;326:1124.

    6.     Shils ME, Olson JA, Shike M, eds. Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease. 9th ed. Baltimore, MD: Williams & Wilkins; 1999: 1772.

    7.     Rowland TW, Deisroth MB, Green GM, Kelleher JF. The effect of iron therapy on the exercise capacity of nonanemic iron-deficient adolescent runners. Am J Dis Child. 1988;142:165-169.

    8.     Taymor ML, Sturgis SH, Yahia C. The etiological role of chronic iron deficiency in production of menorrhagia. JAMA. 1964;187:323-327.

    FAQ

    Frequently Asked Questions - Minerals

    • What are minerals?

      A mineral is a class of naturally occurring compounds that do not have a carbon basis. Minerals make up 60-80% of all the inorganic or non-carbon-containing material in the body. Dietary minerals help ensure the body works properly. Minerals not only build skeletal and soft tissues, they also regulate processes such as heartbeat, blood clotting, fluid pressure, nerves, muscle contractions, oxygen transport, pH balance, enzyme, and hormone systems.

       

      Minerals fall into two categories: macro minerals and micro minerals.  There are seven macro minerals: calcium, chloride, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and sulfur.  They are present in virtually every cell in the body. The body requires a minimum of 100 milligrams (mg) of each per day for normal functioning and well-being.  

       

      Micro minerals are also described as trace minerals. They are required in smaller quantities; typically less than 100 mg per day. A few examples of micro minerals include chromium, copper, fluoride, iodine, iron, manganese, molybdenum, selenium and zinc.  

    • What is an Amino Acid Chelate?

      In 1999, the Nobel Prize for Medicine was awarded to Günter Blobel. Dr. Blobel’s dissertation stated that minerals require protein chaperones for optimal bioavailability and assimilation. Amino acid chelates are minerals that are bound to amino acids for improved bioavailability. The chelate molecules effectively push the mineral into the blood stream similar to food.

      Amino acids cross the intestinal wall with relative ease. By connecting the mineral to an amino acid it improves bioavailability. The amino acid is able to transport the mineral across the intestinal lining into the body, so it can be effectively utilized. 

    • What is Calcium and What Does it Do?

      Calcium is a mineral that is necessary for life. In addition to building bones and keeping them healthy, calcium helps muscles contractions, nerve signaling, and blood clotting. About 99 percent of the calcium in our bodies is in our bones and teeth. Each day, we lose calcium through our bodies that we can only replace with dietary sources. When we do not consume enough calcium for our body’s needs, it is taken from our bones.

       

      Many Americans do not get the proper amount of calcium they require daily which can lead to bone loss, low bone density, and even broken bones.

       

    • How Much Calcium Do You Need?

      The amount of calcium you need every day depends on your age and sex.

       

      Women

      Age 50 & younger

      1,000 mg* daily

      Age 51 & older

      1,200 mg* daily

       

      Men

      Age 70 & younger

      1,000 mg* daily

      Age 71 & older

      1,200 mg* daily

      *This includes the total amount of calcium you get from food and supplements

    • Why are vitamin D, betaine and glutamic acid in Cal-Mag-Zinc?

      Vitamin D increases calcium absorption. Betaine and glutamic acid provide assistance for proper breakdown and utilization of calcium

    • What is the Calcium and Vitamin D relationship?

      Vitamin D helps with the absorption of calcium. Most calcium supplements contain some vitamin D.

    • What is betaine HCl?

      Betaine is a metabolite of choline. It donates methyl groups, which can be important for vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) absorption and DNA and homocysteine metabolism. Betaine HCl is betaine with hydrochloride added to help ionize calcium for absorption.

    • What are the vegetable sources of the stearates in the Cal-Mag-Zinc Tabs?

      The calcium stearate is from limestone and the stearic acid is from palm kernel oil.

    • What citrus fruit flavors the Chewable Calcium?

      The citrus flavor is derived from oranges and pomelo (a type of citrus fruit)?

    • What are the sources of Cal-Mag Citrate Complex?

      As listed on the label, the calcium sources are the following: citrate is from citrus fruit and ascorbate is from calcium ascorbate.

       

      The calcium source in ascorbate is carbonate, which is derived from highly purified limestone. The starting material of ascorbate is dextrose, which is isolated from corn. Dextrose is converted to ascorbic acid through many steps. One important purifying step called crystallization removes all possible impurities and antigens. The carbonate is then bound to ascorbic acid to form calcium ascorbate. It is a highly absorbable form of calcium that provides vitamin C as a carrier.

       

      Note: For all our products that contain carbonate as a source of calcium, the carbonate is derived from highly purified limestone.

    • Is calcium carbonate well absorbed?

      Both the carbonate and citrate forms are similarly well absorbed, but individuals with reduced levels of stomach acid can absorb calcium citrate more easily. The body absorbs calcium carbonate most efficiently when the supplement is consumed with food. The percentage of calcium absorbed depends on the total amount of elemental calcium consumed at one time; as the amount increases, the percentage absorption decreases. Absorption is highest in doses ≤500 mg

    • Is it normal for the Cal-Mag-Zinc tabs to have a bad smell sometimes?

      The unpleasant odor is normal and does not imply an inferior product. Some of the more natural ingredients naturally are odorous. Nevertheless, our quality group takes substantial measures to ensure your materials are within specification for yeast, mold, and several other microbiological contaminants.

       

    • Can large doses of magnesium cause intestinal discomfort?

      Yes. Magnesium in large doses may cause intestinal discomfort. We suggest taking smaller, more frequent doses of the magnesium product.

    • Why are there scuffing marks on the Cal-Mag Chelate Tabs and other mineral tablets?

      From time to time scuffing is observed in products that contain minerals. Whenever the tablet ejects from the manufacturing equipment, the contact/rubbing of the powder with the die can causes a grayish streak. All vitamin manufactures have this issue, but most cover it up with a synthetic coating. We prefer natural tablets over synthetic coatings.

    • Why are there only 99 mg of potassium in the Potassium Tabs, 99 mg?

      Because potassium is readily available in common foods, too much supplemental potassium could cause a person to become hyperkalemic, which just means a blood potassium level that is too high. This stresses the kidneys because they are trying to excrete the potassium to keep the body in homeostasis (balance); and because potassium is an electrolyte, hyperkalemia can cause dangerously low blood pressure and irregular heartbeat. So because the side effects of too much potassium can be dangerous and life threatening, the FDA regulates how much can be consumed in supplements as 99 mg/serving, and higher doses require a doctor’s supervision by prescription.

    • Is Chromium GTF more readily absorbed than Chromium Picolinate? Is there any reason to take one form over the other? What is the difference in the two?

      Just a little history first: in the 1950’s a form of chromium was found in brewer’s yeast called GTF (Glucose Tolerance Factor) chromium and had been shown to lower plasma glucose levels in diabetic mice. This chromium form is also known as trivalent chromium, which has three chemical bonds formed by the atoms and according to studies, may provide better bioavailability although regular chromium picolinate has also been shown to be highly absorbed in the body and effective. Trivalent chromium is naturally found in egg yolks, whole grain products, brewer’s yeast, high-bran breakfast cereals, coffee, nuts, green beans, broccoli, meat, wine and beer. Chromium Picolinate is a salt of picolinic acid. Picolinic acid is made up of 6 carbons and niacin and acts as a “chelating” agent that bonds with the mineral chromium so it is absorbed properly in the body. It is important that they are paired together so good absorption takes place.

                                 

    • Was there a recent change to the tablet size of the Chelated Magnesium Tabs?

      There was a change recently. The tablets used to look scuffed and appear gray and now we added a natural colorant and increased the cellulose so the tablets are larger with no scuffed or grey appearance.

       

    • Where is the potassium in Potassium Tabs, 99 mg derived? Does it come from seaweed?

      It is derived from earth mining, not seaweed. The raw potassium chloride is dissolved and the resulting brine is purified

    • Is there a link between high calcium intake and kidney stones?

      At one time it was thought that a high calcium intake contributed to the development of kidney stones. However, recent studies show that a high dietary calcium intake actually decreases the risk for kidney stones. One of the main factors of kidney stones is eating foods high in oxalic acid such as spinach, collard greens, sweet potatoes, rhubarb and beans. Another factor is reduced fluid consumption. A high dietary calcium intake does not reduce calcium absorption. What may nutritionally help prevent kidney stones is to take one of our calcium supplements with magnesium. Magnesium helps keep the calcium flowing in solution inside the kidneys, so it does not form deposits.

    • What is the source of the Chelated Iron?

      Iron chelate is the rice protein based generation of mineral chelates. Enzymatically digested rice protein is selected because of its favorable bio-sensitive properties and high ratio of essential amino acids. Other beneficial nutrients are also included in balanced ratios to improve reaction affinity and enhance nutritional applications, such as citric acid, aspartic acid and glycine. The iron sources are ferrous fumarate and ferrous sulfate.

       

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