An iron deficiency can manifest as weakness, fatigue, shortness of breath on exertion, dizziness, tinnitus, spots before the eyes, drowsiness, irritability, infrequent menstruation, and loss of libido. The problem is that conventional and popular iron supplementation, including from standard forms such as ferrous sulfate, can cause serious GI side effects – including nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, and dark-colored stools. That’s because these conventional forms of iron are poorly absorbed.
But a special new form of iron called iron bisglycinate is a form of iron that allows for enhanced iron absorption without any of these GI side effects. It is a non-constipating, well-absorbed form of iron, without preservatives, magnesium stearate, or other lubricants and other harmful diluents.
Why is iron so important, and why do you feel so bad if you have an iron deficiency? Most of your body’s iron is found in hemoglobin, the important oxygen-carrying molecule in red blood cells. Smaller amounts of iron are also found in the tissues as myoglobin and as cofactors for many enzymes. Because of its central role in the hemoglobin molecule, iron is essential for formation of red blood cells. So low iron means less oxygen and nutrient deliver throughout your entire body, along with poor gut health!
Thorne iron bisglycinate provides 25 mg of elemental iron per capsule, and the iron is reacted with glycine for superior absorption in your GI tract, thus preventing the typical GI side effects, and allowing you to fix iron deficiencies or enhance endurance performance without nasty side effects.
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