Information - Iron Melts
Pleasant tasting Iron and Folic acid supplement that melts in your mouth. Provides extra iron for people whose diet is low in natural iron and is gentle on the system.
One tablet daily.
Each tablet contains: Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) 50mg, Folic Acid 250mcg, Ferrous Fumerate 5.4mg, Equiv. Iron 5mg, Cyanocobalamin(vitamin B12) 10mcg.
Gluten and lactose free. Contains aspartame.
Iron is an essential mineral that contributes to many important physiologic functions in the body. Much of the iron in the body is attached to hemoglobin molecules in red blood cells, thereby delivering oxygen to all of the tissues. Extra iron is stored in the liver, bone marrow, spleen, and muscles.
Significant deficiency in iron leads to anemia. The most common symptoms of anemia are weakness and fatigue. Pregnant women, young women during their reproductive years, and children tend to be at the highest risk of becoming deficient in iron. Anemia may be mild, moderate, or severe and may be caused by significant and/or prolonged blood loss such as that from a bleeding ulcer, menstruation, severe trauma, surgery, or a malignant tumor. It can also be caused by an iron-poor diet, inefficient absorption of dietary iron, pregnancy, and the rapid growth that takes place during infancy, early childhood, and adolescence.
On the other hand, excessive iron in the body can lead to a condition known as hemochromatosis, which can cause diabetes, liver damage, and discoloration of the skin.