A nutritionally bio-active formula crafted from 100% whole food nutrients that are vital for the healthy production of red blood cells. Provides whole food iron. Iron present in whole food exists within a web of protective bio-carriers and other beneficial constituents that enhance the safety and utilization of iron in the body. Another benefit of iron from FoodState® is that it is gentle on the digestive system and is non-binding. This is organically grown.
A variety of laboratory tests are used to evaluate iron deficiency. The most sensitive clinical test for mild iron deficiency measures serum ferritin. Serum ferritin may decline to 12 mcg/liter without visible symptoms. With serious iron deficiencies, the level of the iron-transport protein in the blood, transferrin, is elevated, but it contains less iron than usual (less than 16% saturation). With severe deficiency hemoglobin levels decline and small red blood cells appear, a condition called microcytic anemia, and the packed volume of red blood cells, the HEMATOCRIT, declines.
Ferritin levels are an excellent marker to determine iron stores. We have found that ferritin levels between 40 and 60 ng/ml provide a the best balance between adequate and excessive levels of iron. You can check your levels of ferritin here with a Comprehensive Iron Profile.