Blackmores Bio Iron

Bio Iron

A specially formulated supplement that provides a variety of nutrients and vitamins to meet women’s needs and assist in the effective management of dietary iron deficiency.

Overview

Source of iron. Iron is necessary for the formation of haemoglobin which transports oxygen to the tissues.

Why use

  • Specifically formulated for women's needs - combines iron with co-factors to aid absorption
  • Contains vitamin C

The Blackmores difference

Vitamins C, B12 and folic acid (also included in this product) are needed for the normal formation of red blood cells. Folic acid and vitamin B12 both facilitate the body's production of haemoglobin. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) also increases the absorption of nonhaem iron.

Another included ingredient is nettle (Urtica dioica) - a nutritive herb that has traditionally been used to assist in iron deficiencies.

Active ingredients per tablet

Ferrous fumarate (iron 5 mg)

15.3 mg

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Iron is an essential mineral and an important component of proteins, such as haemoglobin, involved in oxygen transport and metabolism.

Iron containing foods include lean red meat, poultry, fish, oysters, dried fruit, legumes, beetroot, whole grains and tofu.

Ascorbic acid
(vitamin C)

100 mg

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Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is a water-soluble antioxidant nutrient involved in many biological processes in the body. Vitamin C is found in a number of fruits and vegetables, great sources are capsicums, blackcurrants, oranges and strawberries.

Folic acid

166.5 µg

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A water-soluble B group vitamin, folate is involved in the synthesis of DNA and RNA and the activation of vitamin B12 into it's active form.

Folic acid is found in fresh green leafy vegetables, broccoli, mushrooms, legumes, nuts and fortified cereals.

Cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12)

50 µg

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Cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12) is an essential water-soluble nutrient needed for protein and DNA synthesis, folate metabolism, and red blood cell production.

Food sources of vitamin B12 include egg yolk, fish, beef, milk and cheese.

Urtica dioica (nettle)

herb powder 100 mg

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Dosage

Adults – Take 1 tablet 3 times a day with meals, or as professionally prescribed

Children under 12 years – Only as professionally prescribed

Contraindications and cautions

  • Not recommended for use during pregnancy or breastfeeding

Medicine interactions

This product may interfere with other medications you may be taking. Click here to learn more.

Physical description

A grey, biconvex tablet with and embossed B and a break bar. Film-coated reddish brown
Always read the label. Use only as directed.