IronSorb 60 capsules - chelated iron complex (Iron Protein Succinylate) | Jarrow Formulas
Jarrow Formulas IronSorb contains Iron Protein Succinylate (IPS), a chelated iron complex that is specially prepared to reduce irritation of the stomach in comparison to other forms of iron. IPS is gentle to the stomach because it dissolves in the intestines.
Iron is an essential trace mineral required as a component of hemoglobin and myoglobin for transport of oxygen to tissues. Supplementing with iron can become essential during pregnancy or during times of frenetic growth for teenage males and females
• indicated as a complimentary treatment for anemia
• used by many endurance athletes
• causes no constipation
IronSorb™ contains iron protein succinylate (IPS), an iron complex that is specially prepared to reduce irritation of the stomach in comparison to other forms of iron.
Iron is an essential trace mineral required as a component of hemoglobin and myoglobin for transport of oxygen to tissues.
Supplemental iron is essential during pregnancy and for many teenage males and females.
There are a number of circumstances in which the body’s need for iron may increase beyond normal. For instance, endurance athletics places special demands upon the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood and, at the same time, may damage blood cells due to excessive strike force on the feet in the case of long distance running.
Many athletes, including most female athletes, exhibit low to mid-range hemoglobin values. Depending on the sport and other factors, 8 - 58% of male athletes and 40 – 80% of female athletes exhibit anemia, numbers far higher than in the populace at large. Hence, the name “sports anemia.” Exercise performance, especially aerobic / endurance performance, can be significantly impaired by iron deficiency.
Moreover, it has been shown that tissue iron deficiency without anemia as normally measured can be important and corrected leading to improved performance with iron supplementation. It is suspected that iron deficiency may play a role in some attention, mood and behavioral issues as well as in some gastrointestinal disorders and in other areas.
Blood loss can be a source of iron deficiency. Menstrual blood loss accounts for the primary reason for iron deficiency among women.
Gastrointestinal bleeding is the primary cause of iron deficiency among adult males. Volunteer blood donors also may experience iron deficiency if blood is given three or more times per year.
Iron deficiency in the general populace in the US is estimated as follows:
Ages 1 – 2: 9% (males & females)
Ages 3 – 10: 6% (males & females)
Ages 11 – 14: 4-12% (males) & 6% (females)
Ages 15 – 44: 2% (males) & 3-14% (females
Special cases of risk of deficiency include those consuming diets low in both meat and vitamin C, donation of blood more than three times per year, adolescents, male and female athletes (especially teenage endurance athletes), the elderly and those who taken aspirin regularly.
Mechanisms of Action
Most of the iron in the body is found in the hemoglobin of red blood cells and in the myoglobin of muscle cells; it is required for oxygen and carbon dioxide transport. The functional groups of several enzymes in the Krebs cycle contain iron. Many neurotransmitters, such as dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin, require iron for their synthesis. Iron deficiency anemia in early life seems to negatively affect behavioral and neural development.
Iron protein succinylate (IPS) offers a special case of both improved absorption and fewer gastrointestinal issues. With most iron supplements, absorption is variable and better on an empty stomach than with food, however GI-tract issues are considerably more common when iron is taken on an empty stomach. In contrast, IPS dissolves in the small intestine to yield ferric iron for rapid absorption.
IPS is less irritating because it does not dissolve in the low pH (acid conditions) of the stomach and its uptake is not affected significantly by food consumption.
Safety, Adverse Reactions and Interactions
Safe when used as directed, but iron can cause gastrointestinal issues in sensitive individuals. There are drug interactions. On the one hand, iron decreases the absorption of a number of drugs if these are ingested at the same time. These drugs include bisphosphonates, levodopa, levothyroxine, Mycophenolate Mofetil (CellCept) and a large number of antibiotics. On the other hand, some common drugs interfere with iron. These include aminosalicylic acid, antacids, cholestyramine, H2 blockers and pancreatic enzymes. Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under the age of six.
Some supplements are suitable for both men and women of all ages as well as children. But other supplements are specifically targeted to the aging woman or man. Another supplement is especially suitable for athletes, regardless of gender.
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- keep out of reach of young children
- a dietary supplement is not a subsitute for a healthy diet ; do not exceed recommended dose
- if you have a medical condition, are pregnant, lactating or trying to conceive, are under age of 18, or are taking medications, consult your health care practitioner before using this product.
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Timing of supplementsWe frequently receive the question whether it really matters when to use a particular supplement.
Most supplements come with instructions to ingest them with a meal. This is in the assumption that meal contain fat, as fat will aid with absorption through the gut wall. Whether or not this can be your first meal of the day, depends on how much fat it contains. Especially fat-soluble vitamins, such as A,D, E and K need fat for proper absorption.
A work-around is to ingest them together with a larger amount of fish or krill oil softgels if your first meal doesn't contain enough fat.
Another reason take supplements with a meal, is that taking it by itself, can cause nausea or discomfort.
Feeling exhausted? Perhaps you suffer from anemia!
You probably experienced restlessness coming out of the long winter period and were rearing to go out and about on your road bike or run on your favourite trail. However now you have taken up your favourite outdoor sports again, your energy levels aren't quite what they used to be. It is taking you longer and more hours of sleep to recuperate from a ride or run.
take 1 capsule once a day with a meal or as directed by a qualified physician
take 1 capsule once a day with a meal or as directed by a qualified physician
take 1 capsule once a day with a meal for the duration of the menstrual period or as directed by a qualified physician
contains per daily serving (1 capsule)
iron (as 360mg iron protein succinylate) elementary 18 mg (100 %RDI)
RDI = Recommended Daily Intake
active ingredient (iron from Iron Protein Succinylate), filler (cellulose, magnesium stearate (vegetable source)), anticoagulant (silicon dioxide), capsule (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose)
keep dry and closed at normal room temperature between 15 - 22°C.
keep out of reach of young children
Do not supplement without checking for both iron status as well as ferretin levels: in case of infections, iron status may be low, but ferretin remains high. If ferretin levels are high despite low iron status, do not use supplemental iron.
If pregnant, nursing, using any medication or if you have a medical condition, please consult a qualified health care consultant before using this product. Adult males and post-menopausal females should consult their physician before taking supplemental iron.
Special warning for parents to keep out of reach of children as accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under the age of six. In case of an accidental overdose call a doctor or First Aid.
contains milk (casein)
contains no other familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, soy, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks)