Iron is a mineral that is absolutely vital for our health and wellbeing. Primarily, iron plays a crucial role in the proper function of hemoglobin, a protein that is needed to transport oxygen around our body in our blood. This helps with our growth and development when we are young, as well as continuing to support our body systems once we reach adulthood. However, it also assists in a range of other important body functions and processes including pregnancy. If we don’t have enough iron in our bodies, we can experience a range of serious and debilitating symptoms. This condition is known as anemia.
Cold hands and feet
Rapid heart rate and/or shortness of breath
Headache, dizziness or feeling light-headed
Sore or swollen tongue
Sores inside your mouth
Food tasting strange
Pica (wanting to eat dirt and other non-food items)
The majority of the iron in our diets comes from the animal protein in red meat, fish and poultry. This means that people who don’t eat meat are at greater risk of suffering an iron deficiency. Iron is also much more easily absorbed from meat sources than any others. However, other potentially good sources of iron include fruit, green leafy vegetables, chocolate, quinoa, mushrooms, legumes and pumpkin seeds.
Current daily intake guidelines recommended by the National Academy of Sciences is as follows:
8mg for men over the age of 18
18mg for women aged 19 to 50
27mg for pregnant women
8mg for women over the age of 50
However, there are some instances where higher levels of iron may be required. These include when someone does regular intense levels of physical activity (such as athletes and people who regularly participate in sports), those women who have very heavy menstruation, and those who follow a vegetarian or vegan diet.
Although in theory, we should be able to get sufficient amounts of iron through our diets, iron deficiency is, according to the National Academy of Sciences, the most common nutritional deficiency in the world. As a result, many people are turning to iron supplements to help boost their iron intake and their overall health and in particular, liquid iron.
Unsurprisingly, the biggest benefit of iron supplements is their ability to increase your iron levels and alleviate any of the unpleasant symptoms that you have been experiencing as a result. In addition, you should start sleeping better and have more energy in the day, giving you a greater opportunity to live your life to the fullest. However, many people are turning to liquid iron supplements over conventional tablets. There are a number of distinct benefits to choosing our liquid iron supplement:
Full absorption of solid forms is questionable
Studies suggest that liquid iron is absorbed more easily than tablet versions
You can reap the full benefit of iron supplements even if you can't swallow tablets
It is easily administered and can be taken in water or juice, whatever you prefer
Our liquid iron supplements contain no colors, artificial flavors, preservatives or by-products in comparison to solid alternatives
Our liquid iron supplements are vegan-friendly and gluten-free
Eidon’s liquid iron supplements are not tested on animals
They are suitable for all ages
If you would like more information on the benefits of liquid iron supplements, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team who will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.