Iron Vitamins, Supplements & Tablets

For Energy & Immune System Health

All About Iron

All About Iron

Iron is an essential mineral that plays a central role in transporting oxygen throughout the body by binding to haemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells. This oxygen-carrying capacity is necessary for providing energy to cells and maintaining overall health. Iron also supports various metabolic processes and immune system function

The Benefits of Iron

Iron provides numerous benefits for our health and wellbeing. Incorporating more iron into your routine may help support: 

Energy Production

Relieve Tiredness & Fatigue *

Red Blood Cell Production

Oxygen Transport

Dietary Iron Deficiency

*When dietary intake is inadequate

3 Ways to Ensure You Get Enough Iron

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Eat Iron

Incorporate iron-rich foods into your meals, including lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, lentils, tofu, fortified cereals, and dark leafy greens like spinach. 

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Pair with Vitamin C

Consume iron-rich foods with sources of vitamin C, such as citrus fruits. Vitamin C enhances iron absorption in the body. 

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Supplements & Fortified Foods

If your dietary iron intake is inadequate, consider iron supplements in high absorption forms or with ascorbic acid (vitamin C), or consume fortified foods like iron-fortified breakfast cereals to meet your iron requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is iron?

    Iron is an essential mineral that is vital for human health. It is best known for its fundamental role in transporting oxygen throughout the bloodstream. 
  • What does iron do?

    Iron binds with haemoglobin, a protein found in red blood cells, allowing them to carry oxygen from the lungs throughout the body. This oxygen delivery system is vital for energy production and overall health. Iron also contributes to various metabolic processes and supports healthy immune system function. 
  • How much iron supplement should I take?

    Adults whose dietary iron intake is inadequate or are susceptible to dietary iron deficiency (i.e., females of menstruating age) can take one tablet daily of a high-quality iron supplement such as Nature’s Way High Strength Iron. Each tablet contains 24mg of iron glycinate, as well as 25mg of vitamin C and 50mcg vitamin B12. Always read the label and follow the directions for use.  
  • How to take iron supplements for best absorption?

    To optimise the absorption of iron supplements, it's recommended to take them with vitamin C-rich foods or drinks, like orange juice, as vitamin C enhances iron absorption. Avoid consuming iron supplements with calcium-rich foods or dairy products, as calcium can inhibit iron absorption. 
  • How long do iron tablets take to work?

    The time it takes for iron supplements to work can vary depending on several factors, including the type of supplement taken, and asorbic acid intake (vitamin C). In some cases, individuals may start feeling better within a week or two, experiencing increased energy levels and reduced fatigue due to the increased dietary iron intake. If symptoms persist, please see your healthcare provider. 
  • When to take iron tablets?

    The ideal time of day to take iron supplements is typically in the morning, on an empty stomach, or with a light meal if you experience stomach discomfort. Taking iron in the morning may lessen the likely impact of other nutrients in your diet. 
  • Are there any things to consider when taking iron supplements?

    It’s important to follow the recommended label dosage to avoid exceeding the daily intake limit. Iron supplements may have interactions with certain medications, so it's essential to inform your healthcare provider of all medications you are taking. To enhance absorption, take iron supplements with vitamin C-rich foods or drinks and avoid consuming them with calcium-rich products, as calcium can inhibit iron absorption. 
  • Can iron supplements interact with other medications?

    Please see your healthcare professional for further information.