One capsule of Active Iron typically contains 14mg of elemental iron (ferrous sulfate). Other ingredients include denatured whey protein, capsule shell, acidity regulators, vitamin C (ascorbic acid), emulsifier and capsule colourants.
Active Iron is free from:
- – Gluten
- – Carbohydrates
- – Sugar
- – Artificial Colours
- – Yeast
- – Lactose
- – Preservatives
Active Iron is gentle enough to be taken on an empty stomach. It can be taken with water (or orange juice if you want to improve absorption).
You can take 1-2 capsules of Active Iron during pregnancy, depending on your iron needs.
If pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult your doctor or health care professional before taking any food supplements or medicine.
Iron supplements can cause unwanted side effects such as stomach irritation and constipation. These side effects are related to the amount of iron not absorbed.
Active Iron has a high absorption rate due to our advanced technology and unique formulation. As a result, we can afford to use a lower dose of elemental iron. We use 14mg of elemental iron which is equal to the NRV.
If you are using any medication or have a pre-existing condition, you should consult your doctor before taking any food supplements.
Active Iron should be taken in accordance with the pack directions. The stated amount should not be exceeded. If you accidentally take more, you should consult your doctor or pharmacist.
The body’s daily need for iron is about 2mg for women and 1.5mg for men. However, the Nutrient Reference Value (NRV) for iron intake is approximately 14mg. This is because the NRV is based on the relatively poor absorption rates of iron in food. Typically, only 5-15% of the iron in foods is actually absorbed.
Active Iron does not contain sugars or glucose. If you are taking medication for diabetes you should consult your doctor or pharmacist before using the product.
As Active Iron only uses low allergenic denatured whey-protein and encapsulated ferrous sulfate it is suitable for vegetarians
Active Iron contains a whey protein capsule shell so it is not suitable for vegans.
No, Active Iron is a capsule and not a liquid iron supplement so it will not stain your teeth.
Yes, calcium inhibits the absorption of iron.
Yes. It is suggested to take one capsule per day. If you are breastfeeding and are concerned about your iron requirements, please contact your doctor.
Yes, as long as the multivitamin does not contain iron.
Do not take Active Iron and a multivitamin containing iron.
You may take Active Iron any time throughout the day as long as it is taken 30-45 minutes away from food, tea, coffee or alcohol.
Yes, Active Iron is best taken on an empty stomach.
Calcium inhibits iron absorption so it’s best not to take calcium and iron supplements together. It is best to space the doses of the two supplements 1-2 hours apart.
Black tea or coffee will inhibit the absorption of the iron content, thus reducing the efficacy of the product. However, herbal teas containing vitamin C can help in iron absorption so they can be taken at the same time as Active Iron.