Iron as ferrous bisglycinate has higher bioavailability and better gastrointestinal toleration. Ferrous bisglycinate is highly absorbed from GI, without common iron supplements side effects.
Vitamin C is best known as the most effective compound for increasing iron absorption and concomitant use of vitamin C and iron facilitates more efficient iron absorption.
Folic acid is essential for production of red and white blood cells in the bone marrow and also for synthesis of hemoglobin. Folic acid role in normal cell division makes it particularly important in embryogenesis, and supplementation with folic acid is recommended for women who decide to become pregnant and also in pregnancy.
Folate-responsive homocystinemia is related to the role of Folate in regeneration of methionine from homocysteine, which is a condition associated with elevated risk for occlusive vascular disease. Other studies suggest a role for homocysteine in Alzheimer disease, Parkinson disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and other neuropsychiatric disorders. This suggests that subclinical Folate deficiencies may be more common than previously thought.
Vitamin B₁₂ deficiency causes defects in cell division and is common in vegetarians and geriatrics. In addition, gastric bypass surgeries may exacerbate B₁₂ deficiency or is a factor of developing itself
Indications of use
- Iron, Folic acid and vitamin B₁₂ deficiency anemia
- Poor diet in iron
- Women in childbirth ages
- Children and adolescents
- Before pregnancy for prevention of neural tube defects in fetus
- Pregnancy and lactation
- Vegetarians and vegans
- Improvement of thinking, learning and memory in children with low levels of iron
- Folate-responsive homocystinemia
- Hair loss caused by iron deficiency