Collection: Iron

Popular for: correcting iron deficiencies, supporting additional needs during pregnancy

Iron is responsible for several crucial functions within the body such as oxygen transport, energy production, cellular metabolism and protection against oxidative stress. If taken in excess, however, iron can become harmful and oxidative itself, therefore regular monitoring of levels is required to maintain the delicate homeostatic balance.

Those who consume a predominantly plant-based diet may need to boost their iron levels as non-haem iron (the form predominantly found in plants) can be difficult to absorb. Absorption of iron through diet relies on the proper functioning of the digestive system and stimulation of gastric juices and may be hindered in those taking antacids or PPIs (protein pump inhibitors), or simply those experiencing stress and who frequently eat on the run. Women of pre-menopausal age also have increased iron requirements due to menstruation.

Igennus uses iron bisglycinate, a gentle chelated form that helps to reduce occurrences of nausea and constipation usually associated with iron supplementation. Iron bisglycinate offers 4x better absorption than ferrous sulphate and has up to 90% better bioavailability than other traditional and more poorly absorbed iron forms.  Therefore, iron bisglycinate can be supplemented at lower doses and still effectively raise iron levels. Vitamin C helps aid absorption further by supporting the transport of iron by binding iron to transferrin, a protein that delivers iron to cells where it is required. This gentle form is included in both our Pure & Essential Advanced Daily Multivitamin and Minerals for Women and Iron Bisglycinate 20mg with Vitamin C with targeted release, which delivers iron to the site of maximum absorption in the duodenum for intensive iron support.

2 products
  • Pure & Essential Advanced Multivitamin and Minerals with Iron for Women, Sustained Release, plus Folate, Vitamins D3 1000iu & Zinc
    Pure & Essential Advanced Multivitamin and Minerals with Iron for Women, Sustained Release, plus Folate, Vitamins D3 1000iu & Zinc
    Regular price
    £13.99
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    £13.99
  • Iron Bisglycinate 20mg with Vitamin C, High Absorption & Gentle Iron, Targeted Release, One-a-day, Vegan, 180 Tablets
    Iron Bisglycinate 20mg with Vitamin C, High Absorption & Gentle Iron, Targeted Release, One-a-day, Vegan, 180 Tablets
    Regular price
    £19.99
    Sale price
    £19.99