Absorb the strength of Chromagen®
What is iron?
Iron is a mineral in the human body and is essential for good health. Iron is necessary in the production of hemoglobin, the substance in red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout the body. If you do not have enough iron, you may develop iron deficiency which may prevent your body from making enough hemoglobin. This is the most common nutritional problem worldwide.1 Iron deficiency is often undiagnosed and left untreated.
Why use Chromagen®
Chromagen® has two forms of iron, ferrous fumarate and ferrous asparto glycinate. Ferrous fumarate gets absorbed proximally in the duodenum.2,3 Sumalate® (ferrous asparto glycinate) gets absorbed proximally and distally in the small intestine.2,4 These two forms work synergistically to provide optimal iron absorption.
Trust Chromagen® to deliver not only the most absorbable and tolerable iron forms, but also bioavailable folate as Quatrefolic®. Chromagen® utilizes the bioavailable and soluble form of folate, known as Quatrefolic®. Quatrefolic® is more readily absorbed, despite genetic predispositions which may impair folate metabolism. Maintaining adequate levels of folate is important, as folate and vitamin B12 are needed for proper red blood cell synthesis. To aid in vitamin B12 absorption, Chromagen® contains 100 mcg of dessicated stomach substance. Chromagen® supports this with iron deficiency, while providing other beneficial nutrients needed for proper red blood cell development.
Oral iron supplements, like Chromagen®, are the tried and true way to supplement iron. Apart from eating iron-rich foods, oral supplements like Chromagen® are the most common way to reach optimal iron levels. If not corrected, low iron levels can become severe and lead to health problems, including:
- Rapid or irregular heartbeat5
- Poor performance on mental and psychomotor tests6
- Premature births5
- Low birth weight babies5
What can lower the body’s supply of iron?
Factors that can lower your body’s supply of iron include:
- Blood loss (caused by ulcers, some cancers, monthly periods, or other conditions)7
- A diet that doesn’t have enough iron in it
- An increase in the body’s need for iron (for instance, in women during pregnancy)7
- Body destroys RBCs8
What are the symptoms of anemia?
There are several symptoms that may occur in all types of anemia. They are:
- Difficulty breathing
- Rapid heartbeat
- Feeling cold (including the sensation that your hands or feet are colder than usual)
- Infections (caused by weakened immune system)
Who is most likely to develop iron deficiency anemia?
Anyone can develop iron deficiency, although the following groups have a higher risk:
- Women: Blood loss during monthly periods and childbirth can lead to anemia5
- People over 65, who are more likely to have iron-poor diets7
- People who are on blood thinners such as aspirin, Plavix®, Coumadin®, or heparin7
- People who have kidney failure (especially if they are on dialysis), because they have trouble making red blood cells7
- People with intestinal disorders8