contains chelated iron in a particularly highly bioavailable form. FerrochelÂ® iron is well tolerated by the gastrointestinal tract. Unlike other iron preparations, it therefore does not lead to occasional constipation or stomach upsets. Iron is one of the essential trace elements that our body cannot produce on its own. It is involved in many processes in the human organism, including oxygen transport as a component of haemoglobin and the storage of oxygen in the muscles. Iron is also necessary for blood formation and for the functioning of various enzymes and many metabolic processes. It helps to release energy from fat, carbohydrates and protein, to reduce energy deficiency and also contributes to normal cell division. Children need iron for brain development. An undersupply of iron can be caused by blood loss (menstruation) or phases of increased need, e.g. during pregnancy or with children in the growth phase.Iron is found in particular in animal products such as meat and fish. Animal foods contain bivalent iron, which can be better utilised by the body than plant-based, trivalent iron. Nevertheless, plant foods such as legumes, whole grains, spinach, peas and salsify also contribute to meeting iron requirements. Vitamin C
can promote the absorption of iron. Therefore, the simultaneous intake of foods rich in vitamin C such as orange juice, peppers or broccoli is recommended.Note:
Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet.