Tired? Tired? Tired? You may be Iron Deficient!
Why do so many of us constantly feel tired or fatigued? Perhaps we are one of many suffering from iron deficiency – the single most prevalent nutrient deficiency worldwide. In fact, iron deficiency is the leading cause of fatigue among women between the time of menstruation and menopause (it is estimated that up to 26% of reproductive aged women are iron deficient). Adolescents and women of childbearing age need to regularly replace the iron that is eliminated through monthly blood loss. Demand during pregnancy also increases as iron is needed for proper placenta development and prevention of pre-term and low birth weight babies. In children and teenagers, a lack of iron is common due to poor eating habits, stress and growth spurts, and could influence behavior, learning ability and overall health. Endurance athletes and those who exercise regularly lose iron through sweat and the digestive tract, putting them at risk for deficiency and decreased stamina.
As the bestselling natural liquid iron supplement in North America, Floravital by Floradix® Iron + herbs is a safe, low dose, organic liquid iron supplement that is gluten free. It contains highly soluble iron gluconate as well as herbal extracts, whole food concentrates and co-factors vitamins B and C. Best of all, Floravital by Floradix® Iron + herbs is easy on the stomach and non-constipating and is recommended for pregnant and lactating women, athletes, the elderly and vegetarians.
* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.
Liquid: Adults (12 and over): Take two teaspoons of Floradix® Iron + Herbs twice daily before meals.
Children (4 – 11 years old): Take two teaspoons (half of measuring cap), once daily before a meal.
Each dose contains 10 mg of elemental iron from 87 mg of ferrous gluconate. This form of iron, being chelated with an organic acid, has a higher absorption rate than most other forms of iron.
Shake bottle well before using. Take before meals. Refrigerate after opening.
This product must be used within 4 weeks of opening.
Pear juice*, water, grape juice*, black currant juice, honey, orange juice*, blackberry juice*, cherry juice*, red beet juice*, ascorbic acid (as antioxidant) and natural flavor.
Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. Keep this product out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose call a doctor or poison control center immediately. Liquid iron may in some instances cause surface staining to teeth. Rinse mouth with water, or brush teeth immediately after consuming. This product does come with child safety bottle if the measuring cap is replaced.
I used this product while pregnant to try to increase my iron levels. It worked perfect. Within three weeks my iron levels had increased and I was cleared of any thoughts of needing a blood transfusion or prescribed liquid iron. The taste was also very tolerable. Not something that would turn your queasy, uneasy, pregnant belly.
This product has helped me to increase my iron level and it continues to be easy on my digestive system. As someone who suffers from IBD, I have been pleased with the results and happy that I can easily absorb this without complications.
My (pregnant) wife and I chose this to replace our prenatal tabs (in addition to folic acid and vitamin D). Some of the prenatal tabs made her sick, but she hasn't had much stomach trouble with this. No trouble with teeth yellowing either. She brushes her teeth after taking it at night. We also like the herbs and fruit juice extracts in this supplement. Our OBGYN told us that our vitamin regimen, including Floradix, is getting my wife the vitamins she needs. It has been one nice organic option we have been able to avail ourselves of.
Moderator's Note: Floradix is an iron supplement and is not designed to supply the full range of nutrients that is crucial in pregnancy; it should not be used as a substitute for prenatal supplements. During pregnancy, we recommend a well-rounded multivitamin to fill in any nutritional gaps, along with extra minerals and fat-soluble vitamins (SuperMom, Mineral Blast, and one of our many fish oil supplements are great options), adding in Floradix if there is a history of anemia or other need for extra iron.
I noticed this product contains yeast extract. Isn't it true that yeast can contribute to urinary tract infection? Would this be a problem for pregnancy?
Question by: Caleb Landis on Jul 23, 2014 11:21:30 AM
Great question! The yeast in Floradix is a Nutritional Yeast and used specifically for its B Vitamin benefits, and is very different from the Candida which causes what is usually known as yeast infections! So this should be safe in general for pregnancy. We do suggest with all supplements visiting with your midwife or healthcare practitioner before starting any new regimen!
As a sidenote: several of our current and previous staff members have used Floradix under their midwives' care with great success!
Answer by: Matt Johnson (Admin) on Jul 23, 2014 11:21:30 AM