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Le fer en quelques mots :
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Pourquoi le fer est-il important ?

Le fer est essentiel à la vie. Il contribue à réduire la sensation de fatigue et d’épuisement, et joue un rôle important dans le métabolisme énergétique, le transport d’oxygène, la fonction cognitive, le système immunitaire et la formation des globules rouges et de l’hémoglobine.

Est-il toujours possible d'absorber suffisamment de fer via mon alimentation ?

Il y a du fer dans la nourriture mais, en fonction du type, il peut ne pas être bien absorbé et ne pas être suffisant pour couvrir vos besoins. Deux types de fer se retrouvent dans l'alimentation : le fer non héminique et le fer héminique. Le fer non héminique se retrouve dans les légumes, les fruits à coques et les légumineuses. Ce type de fer est absorbé à un taux beaucoup plus faible et limité que le fer héminique, que l’on retrouve dans les produits d’origine animale tels que la viande, en particulier la viande rouge. Il est important de rappeler que, même en faisant un effort conscient pour ingérer davantage de fer héminique en mangeant plus de viande, les habitudes quotidiennes telles que boire du thé ou du café après les repas peut réduire l'absorption et l’apport en fer.

Who might need to supplement their diet with iron?

Monthly periods are the commonest cause of iron loss worldwide and research shows that women of childbearing age need 2-3 times more iron than men. Amongst women who experience heavier periods, especially in their 30’s and 40’s, adequate daily iron intake is particularly important and may be difficult to achieve with diet alone.

Although a vegetarian diet will be high in iron rich foods, these plant-based (non-haem) sources of iron are poorly absorbed in the diet. This may be coupled with other potential absorption obstacles such as phytates in whole-grains and legumes or tannins in tea and coffee, which can bind iron and further reduce absorption.Iron is used by the body’s muscles to help produce energy and this explains why active exercisers, especially adults who enjoy endurance exercise (e.g. running, rowing, cycling) to maintain and support energy and normal immunity.

The main adverse effect of blood donation is iron loss. Blood donation experts often recommend a course of at least 30mg of daily iron for up to 6 months post donation. This also helps with red-blood cell production and haemoglobin.

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  • ActiveIron for Periods
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How does pregnancy impact iron levels?

The amount of blood in your body when you are pregnant increases by about 30-50%. Iron needs are increased during pregnancy because the body uses iron to make extra blood to transport oxygen for the mother and her baby during this time.

Dietary iron requirements can increase to as much as 30mg of iron during pregnancy, especially in the second and third trimesters. This may mean supporting a healthy diet with iron supplements. This may mean supplementing a healthy diet with iron supplements, when daily iron needs cannot be met through diet alone.

However, food supplements are not a substitute for a varied diet and a healthy lifestyle. Also, you should not exceed the recommended daily supplement dose of iron without consulting your doctor or pharmacist.

Why Is Iron Important For Active Exercisers?

Iron is used by the body’s muscles to help produce energy. Therefore, active exercisers who enjoy endurance exercise (e.g. running, rowing, cycling) need iron to maintain and support energy.

Iron contributes to oxygen transport in the blood. Therefore, maintaining optimal iron levels may result in increased aerobic capacity and all-round performance.

Iron also contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue, cognitive function, normal immune function and the formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin.

Why Choose Active Iron?

Active Iron is the first commercially available denatured whey protein (WP) Iron formulation. Clinical evaluation of this formulation shows significantly higher absorption of iron than the gold standard, ferrous sulfate. Active Iron targets the natural site of iron absorption in the intestine, increasing the amount of iron absorbed and making more iron available to your body. Active Iron’s advanced protein formulation is clinically proven to help reduce gut-irritation which may cause less inflammation and fewer side-effects including stomach pain, cramp, sickness, constipation and flatulence.

Active Iron is better absorbed and better tolerated than other iron products.

Active Iron works in tune with your body, targeting the natural site of absorption and delivering just the right amount of iron when you need it, without any of the nasty side effects.

Kind and strong, Active Iron is gentle enough to take on an empty stomach, and gives you strong absorption when you need it.

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