Frequently asked Questions
Iron is an important mineral that contributes to the normal formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin, as well as normal oxygen transport in the body.
Iron is best known for its contribution to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue, but it also contributes to normal immune system function, normal cognitive function and energy release.
Iron also contributes to normal cognitive development of children. Feroglobin Baby Drops is a unique liquid iron formula with vitamin C and zinc, specially formulated for your baby in one balanced, gentle formula.
You can read more in our guide What Does Iron Do For The Body?.
Good food sources of iron include liver (avoid during pregnancy), red meat, beans, nuts, dried fruit, fortified breakfast cereals and soy bean flour. Read more about in our guide to Foods Rich In Iron.
The recommended daily amount of iron is 14.8mg a day for women (19 to 49 years), and 8.7mg a day for men (aged 19 years and over)and women over 50 years (source: NHS.uk) For more information read our guide: How Much Iron Per Day Do You Need?
For babies and infants, please see the daily recommended nutrition levels for iron:
4 - 6 months: 4.3 mg
7 - 9 months: 7.8 mg
10 - 12 months: 7.8 mg
1.5 years – 3.5 years: 6.9 mg
(Source: 51 Scientific Review of the Welfare Food Scheme: Report on Health and Social Subjects by the Department of Health. 2002. Published by The Stationery Office)
Iron tablets are supplements that contain iron, in forms such as ferrous sulphate or ferrous fumarate. Feroglobin Capsules are a gentle iron supplement with zinc and B vitamins, formulated to deliver an ideal amount of iron to the body while remaining gentle on the stomach.
Feroglobin Capsules should be swallowed with water or a cold drink and taken with a main meal. They should not be chewed and are only to be taken on a full stomach.
Most people should be able to obtain all of the iron they need by eating a varied and balanced diet. If you feel that you are not getting from your diet, then an iron supplement can be a convenient way to round out any nutritional gaps.