Iron is an essential trace element which plays a critical role in the transport of oxygen in the blood as well as in cellular respiration, the maintenance of the immune system and normal cognitive performance. Iron is found in relatively large quantities in meat, legumes and cereals, although plant-based iron is typically less bioavailable.
High Bioavailability with Cofactor Vitamin C
The iron occurring naturally in curry leaves is highly bioavailable, although not as high as that normally found in animal products; plant-based iron is typically less easily absorbed by the human body than iron from meat because the phytic acid produced by iron-rich plants inhibits mineral absorption. We increased the bioavailablity of our plant-based iron through the extraction process, which breaks down the phytic acid in the curry leaves, and by combining the extract with vitamin C. The end result is a 100% plant-based iron supplement with very high bioavailability.
Health Benefits of Iron According to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
Iron contributes to:
- Normal cognitive function
- Normal energy metabolism
- Normal haemoglobin and red blood cell production
- Normal oxygen transport
- Normal immune system functioning
- Reducing tiredness and fatigue
and iron has a function in cell division.