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Iron Plus Formula Packaging

Iron Plus™

For iron-deficiency anaemia and healthy red blood cells.

WHY SOLAL IRON PLUS

Contains patented and clinically tested Ferrochel®

Better absorbed Less gastric upset Does not interfere with other nutrient absorption

30 CAPSULES: 1 MONTH SUPPLY

R200.00

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Product Indications

Iron Plus™ contains patented Ferrochel® chelated iron combined with supportive bioidentical forms of vitamin B12 and folate, for healthy red blood cell formation and function. Ferrochel® is a small and stable molecule with no ionic charge. This means that it does not react with other nutrients, thereby supporting better absorption.

Product Composition

Each capsule contains:

Iron bisglycinate chelate (patented Ferrochel® form, supplying 20 mg iron) 100 mg
Activated folate (L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate) 400 µg
Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) 100 µg

Inactive ingredients: Hypromellose (cellulose) vegetarian capsule shell (gelatin free), microcrystalline cellulose and magnesium stearate (vegetarian flow agent).

Storage Instructions

Store in a cool dry place below 25°C. Keep out of the reach of children.

Pharmacological Action

Iron is a trace mineral that is found mostly in the heamoglobin of the red blood cells and in the myoglobin of muscle cells where it is required for oxygen and carbon dioxide transport. Iron also functions in the electron transport chain as an electron carrier in cytochromes. It is also found in the functional groups of most enzymes in the Krebs cycle. Vitamin B12 is essential in the manufacture of healthy red blood cells and preventing anaemia. Folic acid is essential in the proper cell division and production of red blood cells.

Dosage Directions

Adults and children over 14 years of age: Take 1 capsule in the morning after breakfast.

Product Warnings

Avoid if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. Don’t exceed the indicated dose, nor combine with other medication or pre-existing illness without medical advice.

Side Effects

Side effects may include gastrointestinal irritation, abdominal pain, constipation or diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting.

Contraindications

There are no known contraindications.

Product Interactions

Biphosphonates: Iron can decrease absorption of bisphosphonates by forming insoluble complexes. Doses of biphosphanates should be separated by at least 2 hours from other medications.

Levodopa: There is some evidence that iron chelates with levodopa leading to reduced absorption. Doses should be separated by at least 2 hours.

Levothyroxine: Iron can decrease absorption of levothyroxine by forming insoluble complexes in the GI tract. Doses should be separated by at least 2 hours.

Methyldopa: Concomitant doses could lead to decreased absorption of methyldopa. Doses should be separated by at least 2 hours.

Quinolone antibiotics: Iron decreases the absorption of quinolones due to formation of insoluble complexes. Take these antibiotics at least 2 hours before or 2 hours after iron-containing supplements. Quinolones include ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, ofloxacin and others.

Tetracycline antibiotics: Concomitant use can decrease absorption of tetracyclines by 50-90%. Take tetracyclines at least two hours before or after iron-containing supplements. Some of these medicines include doxycycline, minocycline, tetracycline and others.

Special Precautions

Do not take coffee, tea, or dairy products at the same time as iron supplements as these reduce iron absorption.

Antacids, cholesyramine, H2 blockers and proton pump inhibitors could lead to depleted iron levels in the body.

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

Safe for use during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.

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