Our Story

It is the only nutrition deficiency common in both developed and developing countries. It is the most common cause of anaemia and is prevalent in women of childbearing age, children and older people. The current world market is dominated by a range of poorly absorbed and poorly tolerated products. Active Iron was developed in a response to global need to produce an iron product that was both tolerable and easy to absorb.

Solvotrin Therapeutics is an Irish healthcare and medicine development company focused on optimising established therapies, vitamins and minerals using innovative science for significant unmet clinic needs. Active Iron was launched to the market in 2016 and is available without prescription from Leading Pharmacies throughout the UK and Ireland and online here.

*Date on file, user
reported tolerability survey, average
age 43 +/- 10 years,
83% female, n=101

Our Technology

Together with Scientists at Trinity College Dublin we have developed a groundbreaking new method of delivering iron which improves absorption and eliminates gastrointestinal side-effects. The new technology uses iron-whey protein microspheres to ensure iron is released in the small intestine (at the DMT-1, the body’s normal iron gateway), where it is most readily absorbed, instead of the stomach where it causes oxidative stress and triggers gastric side-effects. Clinical trials confirm the new Active Iron formulation doubles the amount of iron absorbed while being so gentle on the gastric system it can be taken on an empty stomach. Active Iron is tough on tiredness because its advanced formulation improves iron absorption. It is also kind on you because it helps to protect the gut from inflammation and damage. As Active Iron only uses denatured whey-protein and encapsulated ferrous sulphate – this means that it is suitable for vegetarians. Women can rest assure that they are achieving dietary targets and taking a form of iron that is well absorbed.

How it works ?

How Active iron is better

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Active iron targets the right place for absorption, the DMT -1...
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...protects the gut from inflammation and reactive oxygen species...
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...and is well absorbed.
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By targeting the "iron absorber" (DMT-1), most of the 14mg Iron in 215mg Active Iron daily dose absorbed.

 

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Other iron products dissolve in the stomach or lower intestines...
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...cause inflammation and reactive oxygen species in the gut...
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...and are poorly absorbed.
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200mg of dried ferrous sulfate contains 65mg iron and 135mg sulfate. 10% is typically absorbed (<7 mg).**** The rest may cause side effects in the gut***