BY Jennifer Hopper November 11, 2019
Did you know some probiotic strains can influence iron absorption?
Why iron is important
Iron is an essential nutrient which plays a vital role in energy production and the transportation of oxygen from the lungs to all of the cells in the body. Maintaining optimal levels of iron is critical for health and well-being, but did you know that iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency worldwide?
Iron deficiency can cause fatigue, poor concentration, and impair immunity; low iron levels can leave you feeling sick, tired, and unproductive.
Many factors can contribute to low iron levels, but it can mostly be attributed to insufficient dietary intake, blood loss (including heavy periods or frequent blood donations), and impaired absorption due to poor gut health.
High-dose iron supplements can sometimes be necessary, and can cause unpleasant side effects, such as nausea and constipation.
Today, working to improve the absorption of iron from supplements and dietary intake, rather than just increasing the dose, is a new approach to optimising iron levels in the body.
Biome Iron+™ Probiotic can support iron absorption
That’s the idea behind Biome Iron+™ Probiotic, an innovative probiotic product that has been clinically proven to increase the amount of iron absorbed from food, which may help to maintain healthy iron levels in the body.
This product contains a specific probiotic strain that is thought to increase the activity of an enzyme responsible for keeping iron in a more bioavailable form as it moves through the digestive system, allowing it to be more readily absorbed into the bloodstream.
So if you’re struggling with your iron levels, speak to your pharmacist about Biome Iron+™ Probiotic today.
To help increase absorption of dietary iron
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