FERRO-GFERRO-G is a gentle liquid iron supplement, providing a organic form of iron, citrate complex, for improved absorption. It provides a gentle, excellent tasting source of iron and other nutrients for the normal formation of red blood cells, to help maintain energy levels, health and vitality.
Haemoglobin for oxygen transport
The formation of haemoglobin for red blood cells requires an adequate supply of iron and other co-factors in the diet. Haemoglobin carries oxygen to the brain, heart, muscles and to tissues throughout the body where it is used for energy release from food. An adequate supply of iron and other nutrients is therefore essential to help ‘feed’ tissues, an important factor in maintaining normal energy levels as well as physical and normal cognitive functions and overall health.
Iron for general health
Besides its role in oxygen transport and utilisation, iron is also essential for many enzymes. It is important for normal growth in children, and the maintenance of the immune system and energy production from food. Since FERRO-G® is a liquid supplement, it is suitable for all ages including children from 1 year old on wards.
Who may need an iron supplement?
Growing Children – to help maintain appetite and a normal cognitive function.
Menstruating Women – to help maintain formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin, to replace blood lost during the monthly cycle.
During Pregnancy – to help maintain formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin, to support the increased demand for blood as the baby grows.
Vegetarians – who may need to safeguard their levels of iron and B vitamins.
Athletes – iron may be important for endurance athletes, to help maintain vitality and energy release.
No artificial colours
• No salt or yeast
• Not tested on animals
• Suitable for vegetarians
Nutritional Information Average Per 100 ml Dayly dose(5 ml)(% RDA)
Vitamin B1 20.0 mg 1.00mg(90)
Vitamin B2 20.0 mg 1.00mg(71)
Vitamin B6 20.0 mg 1.00mg(71)
Vitamin B12 37.5 µg 1.87 µg(75)
Folic Acid 2.00 mg 100µg(50)
Vitamin C 1.60 g 80.0mg(100)
Pantothenic Acid(vit B5) 60.0 mg 3.0mg(50)
Niacin (Vitamin B3) 200 mg 10.0mg(62)
Iron 140 mg 7.00mg(50)
Zinc 100 mg 5.00mg(50)
Copper 10.0 mg 0.50mg(50)
Manganese 10.0 mg 0.50mg(25)
Lysine 400 mg 20.0mg
Watercress extract 400 mg 20.0mg
Honey 13.0 g 650mg
Asparagus extract 400 mg 20.0mg
mg – milligram, µg – microgram, RDA – Recommended Daily Allowance (EC)
A good intake of iron is important to help maintain the normal formation of blood cells and haemoglobin. Healthy blood may help maintain energy levels as well as cognitive function and overall health. The following advice can help maintain optimal absorption of iron and help to support energy levels.
Meat and animal products tend to contain the haem form of iron which is more readily absorbed by the body. Try to get your iron from these food sources.
Plants usually contain non-haem iron which is more difficult to absorb. Vegetarians and vegans do become more efficient at absorbing this type of iron with time.
Vitamin C aids in the absorption of iron, so have a glass of pure orange juice with meals. Alternatively, combine foods rich in vitamin C with meals. Citrus fruits, berries, green vegetables, peaches, apples, bananas and tomatoes are all good sources.
Vitamin B2 also aids in the absorption of iron, so try combining foods containing vitamin B2 and iron. Goods sources of vitamin B2 include liver, breakfast cereals, bananas, poultry, legumes, cod, egg, spinach and yeast extract.
Drinking tea and coffee tends to decrease iron absorption, so avoid having these drinks at mealtimes. Drink water instead, or diluted fruit juice.
Exercise can help boost your circulation and give you more energy. Exercise should be regular and vigorous enough to make you slightly out of breath. Aim for 20-30 minutes of exercise three times a week.
Relax! Stress can have a negative impact on your energy levels. Laughing, meditation, tai chi and exercise are all excellent ways to help manage stress.
Make sure you get enough sleep – for most people, an average of 8 hours per night. A lack of sleep can leave you feeling fatigued and make it difficult to concentrate.
Please note that any health tips or advice provided on this site are not intended as, and should not be regarded as a substitute for medical advice from your doctor or health professional.