While iron is an essential mineral, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute has reported that as many as one in five women of childbearing age have iron deficiency anemia, and other health groups have highlighted that many more men and women have less than optimal levels of iron. People who exercise intensively have as much as a 30 percent greater need for iron, in part because iron and zinc helps the body produce erythropoietin (EPO), which is important for red blood cell production that helps fuel muscle tissue. Yet supplementing with traditional iron products can cause upset stomach and constipation.
Clinical Iron™ from the Terry Naturally® brand of products was formulated to provide easily absorbed, non-constipating iron for oxygen-rich red blood cells plus mineral co-factors that help restore energy and stamina. The formula combines Ferrochel® Iron, along with chelated forms of magnesium, zinc and copper for optimal performance.
“We chose Ferrochel because it is a vegetarian iron chelated to bisglycinate, which is an amino acid-based organic molecule. The body easily grabs the amino acid molecule, and pulls the mineral in after it. This means it is much gentler on digestion, and you have higher levels of mineral absorption. All the minerals in this formula are certified as TRAACS® amino acid chelates, which are more effective, premium forms,” states Terry Lemerond, president and founder of EuroPharma Inc.® “It’s perfect for anyone needing more energy, and especially good for people whose health care provider has recommended they take an iron supplement.”
The additional minerals in Clinical Iron include:
- Magnesium: Works in partnership with iron and supports the muscles in the body by helping fuel cellular activity.
- Zinc: Aside from assisting iron in EPO production, zinc also promotes the body’s own natural antioxidant, glutathione, to help reduce oxidative stress—especially important for muscle tissue during and after exercise.
- Copper: Often a forgotten cofactor for iron, copper also helps create energy-rich red blood cells.
Clinical Iron is now available nationwide at quality health food retailers and integrative pharmacies.