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Optimal Iron - 90 Capsules

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Key Benefits and Actions

Key Benefits and Actions

  • Gentle iron complex supports optimal absorption
  • Well-tolerated form of iron; Easy on the stomach
  • Cofactor nutrients support healthy iron metabolism and utilization
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Who Needs Optimal Iron

Iron can be a difficult mineral to absorb. For this reason, it is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies in the world.

Many people are deficient in the specific nutrients required for iron to be absorbed and utilized. This is why standalone iron supplementation may not be effective at rebuilding or sustaining healthy iron levels.

Optimal Iron provides a well-tolerated form of iron along with targeted nutrients that help to absorb and utilize the iron.

Optimal Iron is an ideal choice for individuals with stubborn low iron levels. It contains 29 mg of elemental iron per capsule serving as Ferrochel® Ferrous Bisglycinate Chelate. This form of iron is gentle on the stomach and well-tolerated by those sensitive to iron supplementation.

Iron supplements frequently cause side effects such as stomach upset, nausea, or constipation. This can be due to the form of iron or poor iron metabolism.

Optimal Iron is designed for those who need effective iron support, but are sensitive to most iron supplements. This gentle iron complex contains targeted nutrients that facilitate the absorption of iron.

Many people struggle to absorb iron from whole foods and supplements. Iron requires supporting cofactor nutrients for its efficient absorption, transport, and utilization in the body. Low levels of these make it challenging to increase iron levels even with supplementation.

Unlike many standalone iron supplements, Optimal Iron includes these essential cofactors: vitamin A, vitamin C, copper, biotin, and riboflavin. Betaine HCl and lipase are included to support optimal digestion of iron and these supporting cofactors.

Dr. Ben Lynch ND designed Optimal Iron to provide powerful iron support in a well-tolerated form. This unique formula is gluten-free and dairy-free. It contains no fillers or GMO markers. It’s the perfect companion to our iron-free Prenatal Vitamins for those who require iron supplementation during pregnancy.

For a smaller serving of iron, consider Iron Chewable. When it comes to iron supplements, bioavailability is key. Feel good supporting healthy iron levels in your body with Optimal Iron by Seeking Health.

Customer Review

Highly Recommend

Capsules are easy to take. This iron is really helping my iron numbers to return to normal! I didn't experience any problems with constipation like most iron. ~Jadhemama

Key Ingredients In Optimal Iron

  • Iron (Ferrochel® Ferrous Bisglycinate Chelate): Supports healthy blood cells, muscle function, energy production, and metabolism.
  • Vitamin C: Supports iron absorption.
  • Vitamin A: May help to transport and distribute iron throughout the body. Low plasma vitamin A is associated with low plasma iron.
  • Riboflavin (B2): Riboflavin deficiency may alter iron metabolism and impair iron absorption.
  • Biotin: Supports heme production, and therefore the production of hemoglobin, which is essential for carrying oxygen to cells.
  • Copper: Support the movement of iron out of its ferritin stores.
  • Betaine HCL: Supports stomach acid levels. Low stomach acid may reduce iron absorption.
  • Lipase: Enzyme which aids in the healthy absorption of fat-soluble vitamin A.

Why Optimal Iron Works

Iron is considered an essential mineral needed for healthy growth and development. Iron is a part of many proteins (e.g., hemoglobin, myoglobin, DNA synthesis proteins, etc.). It serves as a cofactor for several enzymes (e.g., cytochromes, electron transport proteins, P450 detoxification enzymes, etc.). Iron also facilitates the normal synthesis of certain hormones (e.g., thyroid hormones) and maintains healthy muscles and connective tissues.

Iron requires certain supporting nutrients for efficient absorption and utilization. Low levels of these nutrients can make it difficult to increase iron levels even with supplementation of iron pills. These supportive nutrients are included in Optimal Iron.

  • Vitamin C is known to help with the absorption of ferrous iron. Vitamin C reacts with iron in the intestinal tract to form a compound that is easier for the body to absorb.
  • Vitamin A: Iron deficiency and vitamin A deficiency often run concurrently. The combination of vitamin A and iron is thought to reduce iron deficiencies faster than supplemental iron alone. Vitamin A may help to transport and distribute iron throughout the body. It may also facilitate the mobilization of iron from storage to make hemoglobin.
  • Riboflavin: Deficiency in this essential B vitamin may impair iron absorption, increase intestinal loss of iron, and impair iron utilization for the synthesis of hemoglobin (Hb).
  • Copper: Ceruloplasmin is a copper-containing enzyme that plays a role in iron metabolism. Ceruloplasmin, and thus copper, may be necessary for proper iron transport to the bone marrow for red blood cell production. Copper deficiency can lead to secondary ceruloplasmin deficiency and hepatic iron overload. Copper supplementation may help to restore normal levels of ceruloplasmin and ferroxidase activity.
  • Biotin: This essential B vitamin is a cofactor for the pyruvate carboxylase and methylcrotonyl-CoA carboxylase enzymes. Both of these enzymes are involved in heme synthesis. Biotin deficiency appears to lower heme levels in cells.
  • Betaine HCl: Healthy levels of stomach acidity are crucial for iron absorption. Betaine HCl may help to support absorption, which is particularly important for poorly-absorbed nonheme iron.
  • Lipase: This digestive enzyme aids in the absorption of fat-soluble vitamin A. Healthy vitamin A levels may help to support iron absorption.

Unlike many standalone iron supplements, Optimal Iron includes the nutrients your body needs to efficiently absorb, transport, and utilize iron. It is an ideal choice if you have stubborn low iron levels.

Many forms of iron lead to adverse reactions such as nausea, upset stomach, or constipation. Optimal Iron is a gentle iron complex ideal for those sensitive to most iron supplements. Iron in the form of Ferrochel® Ferrous Bisglycinate Chelate is well-absorbed and well-tolerated.

If you are struggling with iron deficiency or anemia, you may need more than just iron. Talk to your healthcare team about Optimal Iron. For a smaller serving of iron, consider our Iron Chewable. As with all iron dietary supplements, we recommend consulting with your healthcare professional to test your iron levels prior to use. Continue monitoring your iron levels and intake when taking iron dietary supplements.

Optimal Iron
Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 90

AMT %DV
Vitamin A (as beta-carotene and retinyl palmitate) 300 mcg RAE 33%
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 113 mg 126%
Riboflavin (as riboflavin 5'-phosphate sodium) 5 mg 385%
Biotin 500 mcg 1,667%
Iron (as Ferrochel® Ferrous Bisglycinate Chelate) 29 mg 161%
Copper (as TRAACS® Copper Bisglycinate Chelate) 0.5 mg 56%
Betaine HCl 75 mg **
Lipase (from Aspergillus niger or Candida rugosa)(10 LU/mg) 5 mg **
**Daily Value (DV) not established.

Other Ingredients: Vegetarian capsule (hypromellose and water), ascorbyl palmitate, L-leucine, and silica.

  • Suitable For: Vegetarians and Vegans
  • Age Suitability: Adults
  • Delivery Method: Capsules
  • How To Store: Keep closed in a cool, dry place out of reach of children.

Free Of: Eggs, Fish, Gluten, GMO, Milk, Peanuts, Shellfish, Soy, Tree Nuts, Wheat, Artificial Colors, Artificial Flavors, and Artificial Preservatives

How to Use Optimal Iron

Suggested Use

Take 1 capsule in the morning with breakfast or as directed by your healthcare professional.

Warnings

Children and pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their healthcare practitioner prior to use. Do not use if tamper seal is damaged.

WARNING: Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. Keep this product out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control center immediately.

How to Enhance Optimal Iron

1

Consider Pulsing

Dr. Ben Lynch recommends using certain dietary supplements based on your need for them. Start with a partial serving and increase slowly over time to the full serving, only if needed. When you start feeling good, consider reducing the serving size, skipping days, or pausing supplementation. Then take again when you feel you need it (stressful day, traveling, chemical exposure, etc.), hence "pulsing." Work with your qualified healthcare practitioner to determine what's best for you.

2

Pairs Well With

SulfiteX Drops, as molybdenum plays a role in iron utilization and cellular metabolism of iron. Optimal Liposomal Vitamin C, for additional vitamin C to further support iron absorption. PQQ Lozenge, to support a healthy response to oxidative stress during iron supplementation.

3

Clean Your Genes

After years of suffering from unexplainable health issues, Dr. Ben Lynch, ND discovered the root cause - "dirty" genes. In his best-selling book, Dirty Genes, Dr. Ben Lynch describes the steps you can take to promote optimal epigenetic health. Ready to get started? Click here to take the Dirty Genes Quiz to find which of your genes are dirty!

Why Choose Seeking Health

Here at Seeking Health, we are committed to providing you the best in bioavailable supplements, methylation support, prenatal vitamins, genetic analysis tools, and more.

We strive to go above and beyond the average supplement company, which is why we allocate significant resources to testing all of our supplements for purity, potency, and label claims.

  • Third-party tested for heavy
    metals, microbials, and potency
  • Scientifically formulated by Dr. Ben Lynch, ND
  • Manufactured in the USA from globally
    sourced ingredients
  • Nutrients in their bioavailable
    forms for optimal absorption
  • cGMP facility registered by NSF International
Purity & Potency Tested & Assured
Scientifically Formulated by Dr. Ben Lynch
Manufactured in the USA from globally sourced ingredients third-party independently tested
Bioavailable Nutrients

FAQs for Optimal Iron

What is the purpose of each ingredient in Optimal Iron?

Ingredients Purpose
Vitamin A (as retinyl palmitate and beta carotene) May help to transport and distribute iron throughout the body; Low plasma vitamin A is associated with low plasma iron
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) Supports iron absorption
Riboflavin (as R-5-P) Riboflavin deficiency may alter iron metabolism and impair iron absorption
Biotin Supports heme production, and therefore the production of hemoglobin, which is essential for carrying oxygen to cells; Iron-deficient individuals have reduced hemoglobin production
Iron (as Ferrochel® Ferrous Bisglycinate Chelate) A well-absorbed and well-tolerated form of iron; Iron supports healthy blood cells, muscle function, and metabolism
Copper (as Copper Bisglycinate Chelate) May support movement of iron out of ferritin stores
Betaine HCl Supports stomach acid levels as low stomach acid may reduce iron absorption
Lipase Enzyme which aids in the healthy absorption of fat-soluble vitamin A

Who is Optimal Iron intended for?

Optimal Iron is intended for those seeking to support optimal iron utilization in a well-tolerated, well-absorbed iron as Ferrochel® Ferrous Bisglycinate Chelate. Unlike many standalone iron supplements, Optimal Iron includes important cofactors for optimal iron utilization: vitamin A, vitamin C, copper, biotin, and riboflavin. The iron in this product is gentle on the stomach.

How to use Optimal Iron?

Take 1 capsule in the morning with breakfast or as directed by your healthcare professional. If nausea or an upset stomach is experienced, take with food and avoid taking on an empty stomach.

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Love this product! Easy on the tummy and has the necessary Vitamin C right in it!

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Love that these are easy to swallow capsules that also contain vitamin and biotin. Great value! Will be purchasing more when I run out.

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