What is Iron Bis Glycinate?
Iron Bis-Glycinate contains a powerful blend of essential vitamins and nutrients with a highly absorbable form of iron. This professional grade nutraceutical with antioxidant properties has been expertly developed to support a variety of essential functions and processes in the body that contribute to whole body health, including blood sugar regulation and blood cell production.
Iron (as Iron Bisglycinate)
Iron bisglycinate is a chelated form of iron that can be absorbed and processed more efficiently than other types of this essential micronutrient. Unfortunately, standard iron is not always absorbed well from dietary sources, and the body does not produce it either. Iron is critical for a number of processes in the body, including healthy immune function, transporting oxygen throughout the body and the production of blood cells, energy and hemoglobin hemoglobin.
Vitamin B9 (Folate)
An essential vitamin, which means the body needs it to perform certain functions but cannot produce that nutrient on its own. This nutraceutical product contains a highly absorbable form of vitamin B9 known as L-methyltetrahydrofolate calcium, which the body needs in order to produce DNA, repair DNA and synthesize certain proteins.
Another essential vitamin from the B complex. Like vitamin B9, this essential B vitamin is critical for producing DNA. Like iron, vitamin B12 is needed by the body for the production of red blood cells. Vitamin B12 also has its own ways for contributing to whole body health, including the support of healthy mood, bone density and cardiovascular function.
An essential vitamin with antioxidant properties that contributes to optimal whole body health by supporting healthy cognitive and immune function while also helping with blood pressure regulation. As an added bonus, vitamin C also has been recognized for its ability to enhance the absorbability of iron in the body.
Why do you need Iron?
Iron deficiency anemia is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies in the world, affecting roughly one-third of the planet’s total population. While the typical diet in the US makes iron deficiency anemia much less common in this country, this condition still affects roughly 1 to 2 percent of US males and 2 to 5 percent of US females. A diagnosis of anemia is indicative of a lack of healthy red blood cells. While anemia can be attributed to a variety of possible sources, iron deficiency is the most common. Iron deficiency anemia can lead to a host of life-altering symptoms and even increase the risk of more serious health conditions if not addressed properly. Iron can fortunately be found in a wide array of food sources. However, the level of iron’s absorbability can be inconsistent, making it difficult for people to provide their body’s with enough iron to support optimal whole body health. Today, the nutraceutical industry offers products that have been expertly developed with chelated forms of iron that have been carefully selected for their enhanced absorbability or bioavailability.
Iron is a key component of hemoglobin, and it is responsible for carrying oxygen throughout the body to the brain and muscles. When iron levels are not adequate, fatigue can often be an early sign of iron deficiency anemia. If not addressed properly, iron deficiency can lead to a host of symptoms that include:
- Chest pain
- Rapid heartbeat
- Shortness of breath
- Pale skin
- Cold hands and feet
As difficult as these symptoms can make it to enjoy optimal whole body health and wellness, further extended periods of deficient iron levels can also lead to more serious health conditions. These more severe long-term issues can include:
- Reduced immune function
- Cardiovascular disease
Who is a Good Candidate for Iron?
In terms of different demographics, premenopausal women experience the highest risk of developing iron deficiency anemia. While this statistic can be attributed to the amount of blood lost during menstrual cycles, women still experience a higher risk as they age, even after their menstrual cycles stop for good. This does not mean that men are off the hook; their risk of developing iron deficiency anemia also increases drastically after reaching the age of 70. At the same time, not all younger people are safe from the risk of experiencing iron deficiency anemia either. In many cases, low iron levels can be the result of poor diet, which can affect all age levels. It is critical to understand that dietary iron can come in two forms: heme and non-heme iron. Heme iron is the more absorbable of the two and can be found in a variety of meats and seafood, including beef, poultry, clams, mussels, oysters, beef liver and chicken liver. Non-heme iron can be found in a range of sources that include spinach, nuts, seeds, lentils, beans and certain fortified cereals. Obviously, vegetarians and other people who do not eat meat or seafood can still supply their bodies with plenty of non-heme iron. The problem is that non-heme iron is not highly bioavailable and cannot be easily absorbed by the body, leading to an increased risk of developing iron deficiency anemia.
How can EVEXIAS Iron Bis Glycinate Help Me?
The good news is that low iron levels and even iron deficiency anemia can be addressed conveniently and effectively with either dietary iron or professional grade iron nutraceuticals like Iron Bis-Glycinate. This expertly developed nutraceutical product contains a chelated form of iron that has been carefully selected for its high level of bioavailability. In addition, Iron Bis-Glycinate is packed with essential vitamins that have a shared ability of enhancing the absorbability of dietary iron, such as vitamins B9 (folate), B12 (methylcobalamin) and C. With this enhanced level of bioavailability, Iron Bis-Glycinate has the potential to support healthy blood sugar regulation, blood cell production and other facets of optimal whole body health.