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Floradix Liquid Iron
Floradix Liquid Iron
Floradix Liquid Iron
Floradix Liquid Iron

Floradix Liquid Iron

Regular price $29.99

Iron is a nutrient that is essential for the delivery of oxygen to every cell in the body.

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Description

Think of iron like a courier, and oxygen like the packages we order online. The courier picks up packages from a distribution centre, loads it onto trucks, and transports it to our homes. If there are not enough couriers working to keep up with the demand for deliveries, we do not receive our packages on time.

In the same way, iron picks up oxygen from the lungs, loads it onto red blood cells, and transports it to every cell in the body. Once our cells receive oxygen, they use it to make the fuel that allows our bodies to function. If we do not have enough iron to carry oxygen to our cells, we are not able to make energy, and we feel tired.

Low iron can cause more than just fatigue. When our cells are deprived of oxygen, every action in the body is affected, from our brain to our toes. This is why low iron can cause wounds to heal slowly, muscle weakness, difficulty with concentration and memory, depression, headaches, hair loss, and weaken our immune system1. Iron deficiency also results in poor cognitive development, behavioural concerns, and ADHD in children2.

The best way to understand your iron status is by having a blood test to measure something called ferritin, which is our iron storage. The tricky part about this test is that in Canada, “normal” ferritin in adults is defined as falling within the range of 5-272 ug/L. Since this is a wide range, you can imagine that someone with a ferritin of 7 ug/L would feel very different from someone with a ferritin level of 200 ug/L.

In fact, research shows that iron supplementation can be beneficial for people experiencing fatigue, even in cases where ferritin is not low enough to cause anemia3. Dr. Hilary suggests aiming for a ferritin of 70-100 ug/L so that the body has enough iron to function in an optimal way.

Some groups of people are likely to have low iron, including:

  • Vegans and vegetarians1
  • Women with heavy periods4
  • During pregnancy and breastfeeding1
  • People lacking a nutrient-rich diet1
  • Children with behavioural concerns or ADHD2
  • People experiencing fatigue, depression, or brain fog3
  • People taking acid blocking medications for heartburn1
  • People with digestive conditions such as Celiac disease, colitis, Crohn’s disease, and SIBO5

 

How it Works

Our daily iron requirements are increased during pregnancy and lactation to support the healthy growth and development of baby in utero2, and to support mom’s energy levels and mood during breastfeeding8.

It is important to have our iron tested during pregnancy and six to eight weeks postpartum so that we can adjust our diet and supplements to achieve and maintain healthy levels. Since iron deficiency is common in pregnancy3, and it can increase the risk of complications for mom and baby4, Health Canada recommends daily iron supplementation of 16-20mg during pregnancy2.

Floravit provides the daily recommended dose of iron with a synergistic blend of B vitamins and nutrient-rich food extracts to enhance the absorption, digestion, and effects of iron in the body. Floravit is safe in pregnancy and breastfeeding, gentle on digestion, free from alcohol, artificial colours and flavours, yeast, dairy, and gluten, and it is vegan-friendly.

Floravit is formulated to support the health of both mom and baby during pregnancy and throughout breastfeeding.

Elemental Iron II (Ferrous gluconate) 

  • Easily absorbed, gentle on the digestive system, and non-constipating11.
  • Provides the daily recommended dose of iron during pregnancy to support the healthy growth and development of baby and reduce the risk of complications at birth2.
  • Replenishes and maintains stores of iron during breastfeeding to reduce fatigue, early cessation of breastfeeding, and postpartum depression8.

Vitamin B1 (Thiamine hydrochloride)  

  • Essential for the conversion of food and oxygen into energy12.

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin 5-phosphate sodium)

  • Required to activate vitamin B6 and folic acid12.
  • Essential for the conversion of food and oxygen into energy.

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine hydrochloride)

  • Required for the production of haemoglobin in the red blood cells12.
  • Essential for the conversion of food and oxygen into energy.

Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)      

  • Required for the production of red blood cells. Low vitamin B12 can result in anemia12.
  • Essential for the conversion of food and oxygen into energy.
  • Whole-food sources of beta carotene and vitamin C improve the absorption of iron1.
  • Fennel and chamomile soothe the stomach and improve digestion.
  • Source of healthy antioxidants.
Ingredients

Each 10 ml Contains

Elemental Iron II (Ferrous gluconate)  10mg

Vitamin B1 (Thiamine hydrochloride)    2.5mg

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin 5-phosphate sodium) 4mg

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine hydrochloride)    2mg

Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)  7.5 mcg

Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Aqueous extracts of rosehip, chamomile, fennel, spinach; juice concentrates of black grape, pear, black currant, cherry, blackberry, and carrot; rosehip extract, purified water, and ascorbic acid (antioxidant).

Vegan | Gluten Free | Yeast Free | Dairy Free | Kosher

Dosage & Cautions

Adults & adolescents 14+: 10ml twice daily before meals
Children 10-14yrs: 10ml once daily before a meal
Children 5-9yrs: 5ml once daily before a meal
Children 2-4yrs: 4ml once daily before a meal

Do not use if you are allergic to anethole or plants of the Apiaceae/Carrot family, or if you are sensitive to Matricaria or plants of the Compositae family. Taking a daily multivitamin mineral supplement along with this product may result in constipation, diarrhea, or vomiting due to the high intake of iron.

Keep out of reach of children.

Dr. Hilary’s Lifestyle Tips To Improve

Dr. Hilary’s Lifestyle Changes To Support Healthy Iron Levels

  • Focus on iron-rich foods, including meat, fish, dark leafy greens, brown rice, beans, nuts and seeds and iron-fortified grains.
  • Avoid consuming foods that block iron absorption within two hours of an iron supplement or eating iron-rich foods1. These include black tea, coffee, cocoa, and calcium-rich foods such as dairy, almonds, and broccoli.
  • Increase foods that boost iron absorption1, including foods high in vitamin C and beta carotene. These vitamins are found in yellow, orange and red fruits and vegetables, such as grapefruit, oranges, bell peppers, beets, carrots, squash, and tomatoes.
  • Talk to your doctor if you are taking acid blocking medications (proton pump inhibitors, antacids), as they impair iron absorption.
  • Heal the gut lining to improve absorption of iron in the small intestine.
  • Blood work should be done in each trimester, as well as six to eight weeks postpartum to test your ferritin level. Aim for an optimal ferritin level of 70-100 ug/L.
References
  1. National Institutes of Health: Office of Dietary Supplements. Dietary supplement fact sheet: iron. 24 August 2007. Accessed 25 January 2021.
  2. Health Canada. Prenatal nutrition guidelines for health professionals – Iron contributes to a healthy pregnancy. 2009. Accessed 26 January 2021.
  3. Mei Z, Cogswell ME, Looker AC et al. Assessment of iron status in US pregnant women from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), 1999-2006. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 Jun;93(6):1312-20.
  4. World Health Organization. Iron Deficiency Anaemia: Assessment, Prevention, and Control. World Health Organization, 2001.
  5. Scholl TO. Maternal iron status Nutr Rev. 2011;69 Suppl 1.
  6. Cogswell ME, Parvanta I, Ickes L et al. Iron supplementation during pregnancy, anemia, and birth weight: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Clin Nutr.2003;78:773-81.
  7. Rusia U. Mother’s iron status, breastmilk iron and lactoferrin-are they related? Eur J Clin Nutr. 2006 Jul;60(7):903–8.
  8. Rioux FM, Savoie N, Allard J. Is there a link between postpartum anemia and discontinuation of breastfeeding? Can J Diet Pract Res. 2006 Jan;67(2):72–6.
  9. Konofal E, Lecendreux M, Arnulf I, Mouren M. Iron Deficiency in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med.2004;158(12):1113–1115.
  10. Houston BL, Hurrie D, Graham J, et al. Efficacy of iron supplementation on fatigue and physical capacity in non-anaemic iron-deficient adults: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials. BMJ Open. 2018;8(4):e019240.
  11. Briase H, Hallberg L. Absorbability of different iron compounds. Acta Med Scand Suppl. 1962;376:23-37.
  12. Kennedy DO. B Vitamins and the Brain: Mechanisms, Dose and Efficacy--A Review. Nutrients. 2016;8(2):68.

SYMPTOMS

Some groups of people are more likely to benefit from Floradix:

  • Women with heavy periods
  • Vegans and vegetarians
  • During pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • People lacking a nutrient-rich diet
  • Children with behavioural concerns or ADHD
  • People experiencing fatigue, depression, or brain fog
  • People taking acid blocking medications for heartburn
  • People with digestive conditions such as Celiac disease, colitis, Crohn’s disease, and SIBO

Iron picks up oxygen from the lungs, loads it onto red blood cells, and transports it to every cell in the body. Once our cells receive oxygen, they use it to make the fuel that allows our bodies to function. If we do not have enough iron to carry oxygen to our cells, we are not able to make energy, and we feel tired.

Low iron can cause:

  • Fatigue
  • Wounds to heal slowly
  • Muscle weakness
  • Difficulty with concentration and memory
  • Depression
  • Headaches
  • Hair loss
  • Weaken our immune system

Iron deficiency also results in poor cognitive development, behavioural concerns, and ADHD in children.

SOLUTION

It is important to have our iron tested regularly so that we can adjust our diet and supplements to achieve and maintain healthy levels.

Floradix provides:

  • Easily absorbed, gentle combination of iron
  • B vitamins
  • Nutrient-rich food extracts to enhance the absorption, digestion, and effects of iron in the body.
  • Gentle, won’t cause stomach upset

Floradix provides a well-rounded solution for optimizing iron levels to im-prove energy and overall health.

GLUTEN FREE

VEGAN

NON GMO

CANADIAN

Dr. Hilary’s Lifestyle Tips

Focus on iron-rich foods, including meat, fish, dark leafy greens, brown rice, beans, nuts and seeds and iron-fortified grains.

Avoid consuming foods that block iron absorption within two hours of an iron supplement or eating iron-rich foods 1. These include black tea, coffee, cocoa, and calcium-rich foods such as dairy, almonds, and broccoli.

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