Iron with vitamin C - Information

Iron deficiency – The world's most common nutritional deficiency

Iron deficiency the most common micronutrient deficiency worldwide. The only nutritional deficiency that is more common is protein deficiency, which is unfortunately common in poor countries. Iron deficiency mainly affects women of childbearing age as they lose iron in connection with menstruation every month. Pregnancy also causes increased iron losses. Men can also suffer from a lack of iron, but then it is often related to poor iron absorption in the body or alternatively to eating an iron-poor diet.

Iron – Reduces fatigue and exhaustion

Iron is mostly stored in the blood's red blood cells as part of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin has the task of transporting oxygen from the lungs out to all parts of the body, as well as picking up carbon dioxide on its way back to the lungs, which we can then exhale. When you have low levels of iron, this oxygen transport does not take place as efficiently, which makes us tired and exhausted. Iron is also included in enzymes that are needed for the body's energy production. It is therefore important to keep track of your iron levels, especially as a fertile woman as deficiency is very common.

Iron – Important for the immune system

Iron is an important mineral for a healthy immune system. Iron deficiency is linked to increased susceptibility to infection, reduced amounts of white blood cells and reduced antibody production.

Iron bisglycinate – Gentle on the stomach

Unfortunately, many iron supplements cause stomach problems such as constipation. Mainly iron sulfate in high doses can have this effect. Iron in the form of iron bisglycinate is a gentle organic form of iron with high bioavailability and which does not cause constipation or other discomfort. Elexir Järn comes in a depot tablet that is slowly excreted in the body, which further increases absorption.