Vegan Iron Complex contains iron and vitamin B12 which contributes to a reduction in tiredness and fatigue and the normal function of the immune system.
Iron is the basis for all processes in the body because without it, the transportation of oxygen is not possible. Iron is an important ingredient in haemoglobin and haemoglobin transports oxygen in the body. Iron is also a constituent of myoglobin, a protein found in muscles, and iron deficiency prevents the body from synthesizing ATP, the body´s energy source.
According to the World Health Organisation, iron deficiency is the most common mineral deficiency nowadays. People of all ages and both genders are part of the risk group but the most common risk group is women in reproductive age.
Iron deficiency may cause tiredness and fatigue, difficulties in focusing, depression, headaches, breathing difficulties, palpitations, dizziness, decline of the immune system as well as hair and mucous membrane problems.
Iron contributes to: normal cognitive function; energy-yielding metabolism; normal formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin; oxygen transport in the body; normal function of the immune system; reduction of tiredness and fatigue and it also has a role in the process of cell division.
Iron, as bisglycinate, a form of iron which is tolerated well by sensitive stomachs and B12 as methylcobalamin, is well absorbed. Combined with USP grade Lysine, an amino acid most abundant in animal-based foodstuffs, making the perfect addition, especially for those following a vegetarian/vegan diet.
Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin needed for normal nerve cell activity, DNA replication, and also for the production of the mood-affecting substance SAMe (S-adenosyl-L-methionine). Vitamin B12 acts with folic acid and vitamin B6 to control homocysteine levels. An excess of homocysteine is associated with an increased risk of stroke, heart disease and potentially other diseases such as osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s disease.
Vitamin B12 is found mainly in animal based foodstuffs such as meat. Consequently, practitioners frequently recommend this particular B vitamin to vegetarians and vegans. It is also often recommended as a supplement for the elderly, who may have a compromised diet.
It is essential for normal red blood cell formation and contributes to the normal function of the immune system. It also contributes to normal energy metabolism, the processes that release energy from foods.
Lysine is an essential amino acid and is therefore one of the eight amino acids that our bodies can not make, so we are completely reliant on our diets to provide sufficient lysine. It is used by the body in a number of ways and, particularly in the formation of collagen, the most abundant protein in the body.
We require 2-3g a day of lysine and it is most abundant in animal based foodstuffs such as meat. Vegetables and vegetable proteins are not particularly high in lysine, and so some experts believe that vegetarian and vegan diets may provide rather low levels of lysine.
Who should use Lamberts Vegan Iron Complex:
- people with iron deficiency;
- women with heavy menstrual flow;
- people who experience fatigue and tiredness;;
- people suffering hair loss due to iron deficiency;
- people who wish to contribute to the normal function of the immune system;
- people who wish to contribute to normal formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin;
- people who wish to contribute to normal oxygen transport in the body;
- pregnant and lactating women who need to raise their haemoglobin level;
- elderly people to correct iron deficiency.