This product contains Iron in the form of ferrous bisglycinate chelate and Vitamin C.
Ferrous bisglycinate chelate is a true iron chelate, which is more absorbable and bioavailable with less gastrointestinal side-effects. Also, this form of iron carries no electrical charge, making it easier to absorb and less likely to block the absorption of other nutrients, such as vitamin E, ascorbic acid, and calcium. On the other hand, inorganic iron supplements, such as ferrous sulfate, have low bioavailability and often produce unpleasant gastrointestinal side effects, such as nausea, constipation and gastric upset.
Vitamin C in the form of ascorbyl palmitate provides antioxidant protection that helps to improve overall health. Derived from a mix of palm oil and corn dextrose sources, ascorbyl palmitate contains most of the benefits of vitamin C. While most forms of ascorbic acid and vitamin C are water-soluble, ascorbyl palmitate is fat-soluble, meaning that it stores itself in the human body’s cell membranes for future use. Ascorbyl palmitate, according to medical experts, supports vascular and joint health as well as protects cell membranes. The ascorbic acid derivative also fights free radicals and protects the skin from damage that may have been caused by the sun. This vitamin C equivalent is also known to protect the body’s immune system. Side effects of this ester product appear to be rare.
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