Vegetarians and vegans often have greater difficulty meeting the body’s iron needs than non-vegetarians because the iron in plant foods is not absorbed as efficiently as the iron in meat. Because of the body’s inability to absorb plant-based iron effectively, vegetarians have a higher incidence of iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia than meat-eaters. Iron is an important nutrient for vegans to be aware of as iron deficiency is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies world-wide. Iron deficiency is an extremely common nutrition problem for both vegans and non-vegans.
For this reason , many doctors recommend iron supplementation for vegetarians – especially athletes and females ( both are naturally at a higher risk for iron deficiency ) .
When you’re not consuming red meat in your diet, you’re avoiding one of the most iron-rich foods there is, so taking a regular iron vitamin is a great way to replenish your iron levels and avoid iron deficiency .
For athletes, iron is also an essential mineral that helps carry oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. We need to transport enough oxygen to enable our muscles to function. Iron is very important for athletes because of the need to work hard on their muscles during training and competition.
The body receives iron through the food we eat. Lack of iron-rich foods in the diet can lead to iron deficiency anemia . Symptoms of iron deficiency anemia include fatigue, pale skin, decreased exercise capacity, and recurrent illness. Iron is a functional component of oxygen transport and energy production in humans and therefore is a critically important micronutrient for sport and exercise performance . Athletes , particularly female athletes participating in endurance sport, are at increased risk of compromised iron status due to heightened iron losses through menstruation and exercise-induced mechanisms associated with endurance activity .
“Nutritional Information Amount per capsule
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) 120 mg
Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCl) 2 mg
Folate (as L-Methyl folate acid Quatrefolic) 200 mg
Folic acid 300 mcg
Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin) 30 mcg
Iron (as ferrous Bisglycinate) 27 mg
VITAMIN C :
Supports normal functioning of the immune system and enhance and facilitate iron absorption
VITAMIN B6 & VITAMIN B12 :
Helping to reduce tired ness and fatigues.
Folate contributes to normal blood formation and the process of cell division, as well as maternal tissue growth during pregnancy, including placental growth. The placenta supplies your unborn baby with essential nutrients the baby needs.
FOLIC ACID :
A vitamin B that in the body is converted into folate to become biologically active. The human body needs folate, which contributes to normal blood formation, cell division and thus tissue growth. However, not all women are able to completely utilise folic acid.
During pregnancy, women’s iron needs go up to support increased blood volume and red blood cell formation, and healthy growth of baby Low levels have been associated with increased risk of low birth weight. Preterm de delivery and other adverse outcomes .
Quatrefolic® answers to all consumers’ and physicians’ concerns relating to potential harmful effects of folic acid administration. As Quatrefolic® provides the metabolic reduced folate form utilized and stored in the human body, the (6S)-5-methyltetrahydrofolate, it does not aid to the potential accumulation of UMFA in the blood, which has no biological function and whose effects are not yet known, also due to the potential uncontrolled assumption of folic acid by diet.
* pregnant women: one capsule should be taken daily after 13 weeks of pregnancy. (Fefol SpansuleCapsules are used to prevent iron and folic acid deficiency during pregnancy, after the first thirteen weeks).
* If you are pregnant or nursing, or have other medical conditions, or are taking prescription drugs, consult your healthcare professional before taking this product .
Dosage Form :
* To be taken by mouth . Swallow whole . Do not chew .
* The capsule may be opened and the pellets mixed with soft , cool food , but they must not be chewed .
Pack size :
30 capsule ( 3 BLISTER )