Garden of Life RAW Iron, 30 count
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Garden of Life RAW Iron combines this essential mineral, necessary to move oxygen through the body and into cells for energy production and so much more, with vitamin B12, Vitamin C, and folic acid for ultimate support of blood vessels, hemoglobin production, and energy. Made with RAW food-created nutrients, including a RAW organic fruit and vegetable blend plus a RAW probiotic and enzyme blend. 30 capsules
Garden of Life Vitamin Code RAW Iron
Iron is an essential mineral. It is a major componant in hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that transports oxygen to all parts of the body. Hemoglobin takes the air you breathe into your lungs and carries it to tissues throughout your body. Iron is also found in myoglobin, found in muscle cells. Myoglobin holds and stores oxygen for exercise use, and is important for aerobic muscle fibers. This necessary trace element also plays a critical role in oxygen utilization, enzymatic systems, cell function, and neural development. Iron is needed to make new cells, hormones, neurotransmitters, and amino acids.
What is Iron Deficiency ?
Iron deficiency, too little iron in the body, is one of the leading nutritional defiencies in the United States. Various factors can contribute to iron deficiencies, such as:
• Increased Iron needs - pregnant women, growing infants & toddlers, and those who have experienced blood loss
• Decreased Iron intake or absorption - Vegetarians and vegans tend to not get the same iron levels from their diet that meat eaters do. Many foods and beverages can also interfere with iron absorption, such as tea, coffee, whole grains, dairy, and chocolate. Antacids and other acid reflux medicines can also interfere with iron absorption.
Vegans, vegetarians, young children, adolescent girls and menstruating women, frequent blood donors, and those who may take medications or eat foods that interfere with iron aborption may be at the most risk of iron deficiency.
Iron and Children
Please Note: A health care provider can screen for iron deficiency. This is very important before giving iron supplements to children, as iron poisoning can be extremely dangerous or even fatal to children. While infants and toddlers are at risk for iron deficiency, it is always a good idea to speak to a health care professional before giving supplements to young children.
Why Vitamin Code RAW Iron?
Garden of Life’s RAW Iron is a comprehensive, whole-food, multi-nutrient formula made with RAW Food-Created Nutrients providing delivery of vitamins and minerals, particularly iron, vitamin B12, vitamin C and folic acid. Individually cultivated with their unique Code Factors intact, the RAW Food-Created Nutrients in Vitamin Code formulas enable natural recognition of nutrients by your body, just as nature intended. Code Factors are the known and yet to be discovered synergistic compounds found in food and are necessary for proper nutrient delivery. Providing these Code Factors infuses the essential elements of whole-foods that the body thrives upon. Supporting mental and physical energy; heart, blood, eye, skin and reproductive health, Vitamin Code RAW Iron also provides immune system support.
Vitamin Code RAW Iron is RAW, gluten-free, dairy-free and contains no binders or fillers. Taking this RAW iron formula to the next level, Vitamin Code RAW Iron also provides a RAW probiotic and enzyme blend along with a RAW organic fruit and vegetable blend for additional nutritional support.
The Benefits of Adding Vitamin B12, Folic Acid and Vitamin C to Vitamin Code RAW Iron
In nature, individual vitamins and minerals rarely work alone to accomplish their tasks. Instead they rely on the help of other vitamins, minerals and co-factors. Our Vitamin Code RAW Iron is formulated to include these additional nutrients to more efficiently perform its vital functions in the body.
Vitamin B12 and folic acid work together in the production of red blood cells and complement iron’s function in the formation of hemoglobin, all of which support healthy blood and a healthy heart.
Taking vitamin C along with iron enhances iron absorption. Additionally, vitamin C is integral to building and maintaining collagen, a protein that holds the body’s cells in place, including blood vessels, supporting healthy blood and a healthy heart.
Vitamin Code RAW Iron Nature-Intended Benefits:
• Healthy Heart & Blood
• Immune Support
• Reproductive System
• Healthy Skin & Eyes
• Mental & Physical Energy