|OptiFerin is a nutrition supplement made by Pure Encapsulations, manufacturers of hypo allergenic nutrition supplements. Every batch of finished products are tested and certified by independent laboratories. All products are manufactured under conditions similar to those employed in making pharmaceutical grade drugs and complies with the FDA GMP guidelines. More Information on the Manufacturing and Quality Control of this supplement.
*Iron is an important component of hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that delivers oxygen to tissues throughout the body. It is also a part of myoglobin, a protein that helps muscle cells store oxygen, and ferritin, the body's main iron storage protein found in the intestines, liver and spleen. Iron bound to ferritin is readily mobilized to meet the body's demands.
Ferrochel® brand iron bis-glycinate was developed using unique patented chemistry, allowing it to be absorbed rapidly from the lumen of the intestines into mucosal cells and then released for transport throughout the body. The intestinal mucosal tissue tightly controls the release of Ferrochel, supporting the safety profile of this iron amino acid chelate.
In a double blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial, iron supplementation supported healthy ferritin levels and enhanced energy and well-being in female subjects. A recent report emphasizes the importance of maintaining healthy serum ferritin for optimal performance in elite female athletes. In another randomized trial, iron supplementation or a high iron diet supported mental health and moderated fatigue in women of childbearing age.
Combined iron and folic acid supplementation supported healthy hemoglobin levels better than iron alone in another double blind randomized study involving women. Vitamin B12 is also essential for and intricately connected to the crucial roles of iron and folic acid in erythropoiesis, or red blood cell formation.
OptiFerin contains Ferrochel® iron bis-glycinate, a highly specialized iron amino acid chelate, combined with folic acid and vitamin B12 as cofactors to support hemoglobin and red blood cell function as well as ferritin for healthy iron stores.
Patterson AJ, Brown WJ, Roberts DC. Dietary and supplement treatment of iron deficiency results in improvements in general health and fatigue in Australian women of childbearing age. J Am Coll Nutr. 2001 Aug;20(4):337-42.
Ingredients and Dosage:
each vegetable capsule contains:
iron (bis-glycinate) 28 mg.
folic acid 400 mcg.
methylcobalamin (B12) 400 mcg.
(hypo-allergenic plant fiber added to complete capsule volume requirement)
1–3 capsules per day, in divided doses, with meals.
WARNING: Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. Keep this product out of the reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control center immediately.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. See Disclaimer
Ferrochel® amino acid chelate is a registered trademark of Albion Laboratories, Inc. U.S. Patents 4,830,716; 4,599,152.
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1 bottle contains: 60 capsules
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