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Iron Supplements & Tooth Staining – Protect Your Smile

4th Jul, 2017  |  Claire O'Brien  |  Lifestyle

Worried that your iron supplement will stain your teeth? With Active Iron, you won’t have to compromise on your smile to stay healthy.

They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression – and studies have shown we can make our major decisions about a person within seven seconds of meeting them.

Most of the thousands of tiny, instant decisions we make about a stranger are based on non-verbal cues. How you look and act, your body language and the many silent signals you send, can be as much as four times more powerful when making an initial impression as anything you say.

And your smile is, of course, a big part of that.

Traditional oral Iron supplements have always caused problems for those who value their smiles.

Iron is a metal, and along with certain other metals, such as silver and manganese, it can stain your teeth on contact.

The distinctive dark brown (or black, tinged with brown) discolouration caused by iron was first noticed in the teeth of men who worked in the great iron foundries of the industrial revolution.

Being exposed to heavy concentrations of iron led to the iron-workers quickly developing a very noticeable dark brown stain on their teeth.

Not many of us will work in heavy industry or iron smelting in this day and age. But we do value and protect our smiles (often at significant expense and effort) as never before. If we use oral iron supplements, we can expose our teeth to the staining effects of this metal.

Iron can adhere to pits and fissures in your teeth, making it particularly difficult to clean. Dentists class iron staining as “tenacious” or hard to remove.

Stained teeth have long been one of the many side-effects of traditional iron tonics. Those who take oral supplements have had to use methods such as diluting them with fruit or tomato juice, or using straws and droppers to try and keep the oral iron away from their teeth.

However, oral iron will mix with the saliva in your mouth and can find a way to come into contact with your teeth.

In some cases, even iron supplements in tablet form can cause staining, if those taking (or given them) chew the iron pills or keep them in their mouth just long enough for the coating (which is often sugar-based) to dissolve.

However, with Active Iron, tooth-staining is not an issue.

This next-generation iron supplement makes use of a new formulation and delivery system developed by scientists at Trinity College in Dublin which greatly reduces side-effects including teeth-staining.

The ferrous sulphate – the active iron our bodies need – is encased in whey-protein microspheres which do not begin to break down (and release the iron) until they are in the small intestine – well away from your teeth!

The whey proteins themselves are encased in a capsule – providing a double-barrier against early release of the iron.

with Active Iron, tooth-staining is not an issue

This targeted delivery system means the active ingredient is released where it can be absorbed most effectively. Iron is notoriously difficult for the body to absorb but clinical trials have shown that Active Iron has double the absorption rates of traditional supplements.

This revolutionary new formula also eliminates the gastro-intestinal side-effects which can trouble three-in-four people who take traditional iron supplements. Active Iron is gentle enough to be taken on an empty stomach.

We value a bright smile, in ourselves and others. Many of us go to significant expense and effort to keep our teeth in tip-top condition.

An iron supplement should not compromise your smile. With Active Iron, you can be confident it won’t.

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