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.
High Bioavailability: Iron Combined with Vitamin C
Iron from plant-based sources is typically less biovailable to humans than that from animal products. This is due to the phytic acid produced by iron-rich plants, a compound that inhibits mineral absorption. The combination of an organic iron chelate, bound to the amino acid L-glycine, with vitamin C results in a non-animal-derived source of iron with 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.