How Much Iron Per Day Do You Need?

Do You Know How Much Iron Per Day Is Needed For Good Health? We Reveal...

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It’s essential we get our fill of iron, as this mineral contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

Iron helps support the formation of haemoglobin for red blood cells and also helps oxygen being carried around the body.

Iron also contributes to normal immune system function and normal cognitive function.

How Much Iron Per Day For A Woman?

Some women may require an iron supplement to safeguard their intake of iron. This includes menstruating women who lose blood during their monthly period and pregnant women.

How Much Iron Do Children Need Per Day?

Iron contributes to the cognitive development of children. The NHS recommends that babies aged 0 to 3 months should be given 1.7mg of iron per day, babies aged 4 to 6 months get 4.3mg of iron per day and babies aged 7 to 12 months should get 7.8mg of iron per day.

As babies grow their recommended iron intake fluctuates. Children aged 1 to 3 years old should be given 6.9mg a day whilst children aged 4 to 6 years should have 6.1mg a day. Children 7 to 10 years need 8.7mg a day.

As children enter the teen years, the amount of iron required each day varies depending on gender. Girls aged 11 to 18 years old are recommended to get 14.8mg a day, on account of the menstrual cycle, whereas boys aged 11 to 18 years old should have 11.3mg a day.

If you want to safeguard your child’s iron intake, Vitabiotics Feroglobin Liquid can help. It contains an organic form of iron citrate complex for improved absorption. Each 10ml of honey and orange flavour liquid provides 14mg of iron and is suitable for children over 3.

Do Some People Need More Iron Per Day Than Others?

Yes, there are some groups of people who could benefit from safeguarding their daily iron intake with a supplement.

Athletes may benefit from taking an iron supplement, as could women during menstruation and pregnancy, and the over 50s.

The Different Types Of Iron Supplements

Vitabiotics Feroglobin, the UK’s number one iron supplement brand, is a complete range of iron supplements, including liquids and capsules, which also contain nutrients such as folic acid and vitamin B12 which contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

Vitabiotics Feroglobin Capsules provide 17mg of iron per capsule. These slow capsules ensure that the release of iron is gradual and even, and also contain zinc and B vitamins, both of which contribute to normal blood formation.

Vitabiotics Feroglobin Fizz also provides 17mg of iron per tablet. Feroglobin Fizz provides nutrients such as vitamins B6, B12 and vitamin C, which contribute to normal energy release, and help contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. These effervescents dissolve in water and are a refreshing alternative to iron tablets or capsules.

The vitamin C in Feroglobin Fizz also increases iron absorption, while copper in these effervescents supports normal iron transport in the body.

Vitabiotics Feroglobin Liquid Plus is another option. It contains 14mg of iron per 10ml of liquid, plus it contains folate. This advanced formula also contains vitamin D, which contributes to the normal function of the immune system, as well as Green Tea, Beetroot extract, Siberian Ginseng, CoQ10 and L-carnitine.

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