Iron Tablets - 1 a Day Ferrous Fumarate (Anaemia, Anaemic, Tiredness, Fatigue)
Iron Tablets - 1 a Day Ferrous Fumarate
Supports Reduction of Tiredness and Fatigue
Each Tablet Provides 100% of Recommended Daily Intake
Manufactured in the UK
Iron tablets comprise of elemental iron which is consumed to supplement iron levels within the body. They are either consumed in capsule, powder, tablet or solution form. Some of the common names used to refer to the tablets include ferrous salts, ferric salts, iron pills and iron salts. When bought over the counter, they are referred to using such terms as feratab, feosol, and feostat, among others. Some of the best food sources of iron include nuts, red meat, liver, seafood, pork, chick peas, poultry and dried beans. Dark green leafy vegetables e.g. kales and spinach, and dried fruits e.g. raisins also contain high amounts of iron. The food sources are classified as either heme or non-heme. Heme food sources include non-plant sources i.e. pork, chicken meat, goat meat etc. On the other hand, non-heme food sources comprise plant sources e.g. leafy vegetables, fortified breakfast cereals, nuts etc. Due to the differences in chemical structure between the two, heme iron is readily absorbable while non-heme is not. Non-heme iron has a more complex structure hence making it not readily absorbable.
Iron tablets have a large shelf life that spans over 2 years. Ideally, they ought to be placed at temperatures of below 25°C, in a cool dry place. Some of the most common iron salts in the market include ferrous fumarate, ferrous sulfate, ferrous gluconate, ferric sulfate, ferric citrate etc. The salts contain different rates of absorption, bioavailability, solubility, ease of release of iron etc. Among the many functions of iron tablets is they support reduction of tiredness and fatigue. In some cases, the latter is associated with low iron levels in the blood. Taking iron tablets supplements more iron to the blood hence providing more energy and oxygen to every body part.
Use of iron supplements has a rich history that spans over a couple of centuries. The earliest recorded consumption of iron supplements dates back to the 17th century, precisely in 1632. Several historical figures are responsible for introducing iron supplements to the greater world. In some points of the world, iron tablets are referred to as Blaud’s pills. They are named after a renowned physician, Jean Pierre Blaud (1773-1859). In 1832, the lead physician in the Hospital of Beaucaire prescribed iron pills to most of the anaemic patients who visited him. The patients gave positive feedback on the pills and passed the message around. With time, the message spread beyond France and other specialists were now prescribing the same to their patients. Gustan von Bunge (1844-1920), a renowned professor at the University of Basle, played a key role in spreading of knowledge on importance of iron in the human body. He highlighted the need to constantly consume iron from different iron-rich food sources; this would aid in averting iron deficiency in the body. In his numerous works, he discovered that new-borns had the highest amounts of iron in their body, precisely in the kidneys and liver. Toddlers, teenagers and adults have lesser amounts; the amount lessens with age, hence the need for supplementation.
- Please note it is against MHRA guidelines for us to talk about any potential health benefits for this supplement however a quick google search on the potential benefits and you may be surprised.