Iron (as amino acid chelate)

Iron is a trace mineral that is found primarily in the hemoglobin of red blood cells. It is also found in relative abundance within the myoglobin of muscle cells, where it is required for oxygen and carbon dioxide transport. Iron is also used in several enzymes and energy-producing systems in the body; it is also essential in the production of the neurotransmitters dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin. Most often, a deficiency of iron leads to a particular form of anemia known as microcytic/ hypochromic anemia. Iron deficiency can have serious, and often times, damaging consequences; even resulting in death. Conversely, it is also one of the most frequent causes of poisoning-related deaths in small children.

Iron supplementation is quite controversial; typically menstruating women are the only group of people that need iron replacement on a continual basis because of regular blood loss. Men rarely require iron supplementation and interestingly, men with higher intakes of iron have an increased risk of heart disease. If you are unsure about your need for iron supplementation it is recommended that you first consult with your physician.

Products Containing Iron (as amino acid chelate)
Name Price Rating Serving Price # of Servings Manufacturer Health Condition
Balance Point for Women $35.95
$1.20 30 Progressive Health
Opti-Women $22.39
$0.37 60 Optimum Nutrition
Sedorum $25.95
$0.86 30 Progressive Health
Super Vitamin Pak $12.67
$12.67 1 ISS


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