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Iron Deficiency and Athletes

August 3, 2021
Iron Deficiency and Athletes Iron deficiency is an all-too-common nutrient deficiency that is more likely to affect certain groups and populations than others. Athletes of all types - professional, amateur and “weekend warrior” enthusiasts – are more at risk of iron deficiency than other groups of people. Iron deficiency can result in fatigue, shortness of breath, difficulty concentrating and poor circulation. As you can imagine, none of these symptoms are good news for athletes! Iron is used to make hemoglobin...

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Iron & Men’s Health

June 15, 2021
Iron and Men’s Health Iron is an essential mineral that supports everything from growth and development, cognitive health, cardiovascular health, energy and metabolism. It’s often referred to as the “Goldilocks mineral” because you don’t want too much and you don’t want too little – “just right” is what’s needed. Iron deficiency in men is not usually as common an issue as with women but a lot of times it flies under the radar as some men may not be as...

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Iron Needs During Pregnancy

May 4, 2021
Congratulations on your pregnancy! There are so many things you need now: maternity clothes, a car seat, diapers, new wallpaper for the nursery, a billion cute little onesies... Well, maybe some of those are wants and not needs. But there’s one thing you definitely need now more than ever, and it may not have crossed your mind while you’re all baby on the brain: iron! Why do you need more iron when pregnant? Pregnant women need a lot of iron....

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Let’s Talk About Periods

April 20, 2021
It wasn’t too long ago that mentioning the word “period” could clear a room in ten seconds flat. Luckily, we’ve come a long way in a few decades. And yet, there’s still stigma around menstruation. Which is kinda ridiculous, considering it’s a totally natural process that happens to half the population and is essential for the continuance of the human race. So let’s bust those tabooed doors open and talk about periods! Women have a lot of periods. On average,...

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Get Your Energy Back

April 8, 2021
Get Your Energy Back, with Iron + Herb™ Spring is a perfect time to get more active, after a pandemic winter of binging Netflix on the couch. But if the idea of starting your garden or taking the kids for a bike ride in the park feels overwhelming, there may be something wrong. It’s normal to have a few days of low energy. But we’re talking about the kind of ongoing fatigue that makes simple things feel like a chore....

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Meet Your New Iron Supplement: Ferritin+™

March 16, 2021
It’s happening! Our revolutionary (well, we think so anyway, but we’re excited for you to try it and see for yourselves!) new iron product Ferritin+™ is here* and ready to change how you feel about iron supplements. Ferritin+™ is a clinically proven, slow release, plant-based iron supplement that is readily absorbed without causing irritation to the gastro-intestinal tract. Ferritin is an iron-storage protein that our bodies know and use in order to store iron safely. Ferritin+™ is made with organic...

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Low Iron can be Stubborn!

July 7, 2020

 It’s happening all over again. You’re feeling bone-dragging tired, you feel out of breath after running up a few stairs, and there’s so much more hair in the drain. You’ve seen the signs before, and your doctor confirms it – your iron is low. Iron is the most common mineral deficiency in the world, and it will affect 1 in 3 menstruating women. This common deficiency is literally sucking the energy out of a huge percentage of people every day….

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Don’t Ignore the Signs of Low Iron

January 21, 2020

You might be thinking that you’ve been feeling a little tired lately. Or that you’re missing some get-up-and-go. These are common symptoms of low iron. Tiredness and exhaustion have become so common in our culture that we frequently ignore these symptoms. What might feel like a normal symptom of a restless night (or nights) of sleep might actually be a sign of a very common nutrient deficiency. Without enough iron, our body can’t produce hemoglobin in our blood and hemoglobin’s…

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Pregnancy & Iron’s Importance in Every Stage

August 13, 2019

  Having sufficient iron is very important during pregnancy. You need one gram of iron to grow a baby. That’s the iron equivalent of 177 steaks! [1] When it comes to pre-pregnancy planning, our primary focus is usually making sure we’re getting enough folic acid to prevent complications… but it looks like we need to add iron to the list. Iron plays a very important role in pregnancy. A low-grade or undetected deficiency can interfere with a healthy pregnancy and…

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4 Reasons You Are Still Tired

January 17, 2019
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Iron deficiency is the leading cause of female fatigue. It’s the world’s most common nutrient deficiency. These four things make it hard to absorb iron. Do you recognize some bad habits? Washing your meals down Water dilutes stomach acid, (more on this later!), so drinking during meals is never great. However, the real culprits here are tea, chocolate drinks, and coffee. Compounds like polyphenols, oxalates, tannins, and chlorogenic acids in black and green teas, coffee (including green coffee extracts), and…

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