Official and suggested daily intake levels:
The Government’s RDA level for is 14mg (elemental weight). However we feel there are definitely two distinct optimum levels for iron; for males we would recommend 5mg daily and for women 10mg daily, with a high requirement for women in their reproductive years. However, in specific cases where one is trying to support the body’s haem iron levels, I.e. in pregnancy you may need higher levels than this. To obtain the very best out of any we recommend that you take an antioxidant with it, normally vitamin C. We recommend our Oxycell.
Many of the key biological functions of iron depend on its high redox potential and the ability to switch rapidly between the ferrous and ferric forms. The majority of functional iron in the body is bound to the haem proteins, such as haemoglobin, myoglobin and cytochromes, which are involved in oxygen transport or mitochondrial electron transport. Many other enzymes also contain or require iron for their biological function.
Iron as ferrous gluconate 15mg
Vitamins C as ascorbic acid 60mg
Vitamin A as retinyl acetate 75mcg