Looking for a Plant-Based Iron Supplement?
With so many different forms and options for iron on the market, you may be wondering why we are so excited to tell you about yet another. It is a good question and one whose answer can be wrapped up in one word… unique. Not to worry, we will not leave you with a one-word explanation but first, let’s have a quick recap on iron.
Iron is integral to our health and may be found in every cell of the body. Most importantly, iron is necessary for making red blood cells. About 60-70% of the body’s iron is contained in the haemoglobin molecule which is essential in carrying oxygen (among other things) around the body. As with most other minerals, iron does not stop with only one function. Iron is also essential for respiration and metabolism, a component of enzymes involved in the synthesis of collagen and some neurotransmitters, and a part of certain proteins. Seeing how important iron is, the next question may be… should everybody take it?
Not at all!
Iron is critical if you need it but not everyone should be supplementing with it. Fortunately, the body conserves iron very well but this increases the possibility of toxicity. It is a supplement that we only take when we need it. However, there are certain times and health situations that may increase your risk for low iron levels. They include being vegetarian or vegan, pregnancy, having a heavy menstrual flow, having certain digestive or intestinal conditions that interfere with absorption and situations of significant blood loss.
Signs and symptoms of low iron may include:
- Extreme fatigue
- Increased heart rate
- Shortness of breath
- Low blood pressure
- Headache, dizziness or light-headedness
- Cold hands and feet
- Pale Skin
We ask you to remember that even though you may be experiencing a sign or symptom, it does not diagnose a deficiency. The list is meant as a way to observe and keep track, to provide a possibility but check with your physician should you be concerned.
Iron absorption is a subtle process and one easily affected by antacids, caffeine and tannic acids in coffee and tea, low stomach acid or fast gastric motility. Finding an iron supplement that absorbs efficiently is important and this is where we get back to why mykind Organics Plant Iron is so unique.
Care has been given to develop a certified gluten free formula which provides the highest bioavailability possible in a liquid, whole food, plant-based iron. Each serving of mykind Organics Plant Iron provides 10mg of iron extracted from Organic Curry leaves and paired with 15 mg of whole food Vitamin C from Organic Amla berries to increase absorption. Whole food vitamins B6 (2mg) & B12 (100mcg methylcobalamin) have been thoughtfully included to assist in the formation of red blood cells.
Mykind Organics Plant Iron is:
- The FIRST and ONLY Vegan certified liquid whole food plant iron
- The FIRST and ONLY Certified USDA Organic and non-GMO Project Verified liquid iron.
- The FIRST and ONLY liquid iron to include Vitamin C (for absorption) plus Vitamins B6 and B12 (for blood support), combined with traditional Ayurvedic remedies such as Ashwagandha.
Keeping true to the mykind line of supplements, Garden of Life® has formulated an easily absorbed, non-constipating, clean, whole food plant-based supplement that is effective. Our stringent cultivation practices and patented extraction process ensures only high-quality, concentrated nutrients are included in our formulation. It comes in a delicious cranberry lime flavour with no sugar or chemical preservatives added. Being the first and only in so many ways is why mykind Organics Plant Iron & Organic Herbs is truly exciting.