The Real Benefits of Taking Iron Supplements Every Day!
Finding enough energy to get everything done that is expected of us in this fast-paced world we live in is hard enough, throw in the challenge of dealing with low iron levels and you are likely to hit a wall sooner rather than later. Today we are discussing all things IRON, and why it’s important to make sure you are getting the benefits from your daily intake of Iron to avoid a dip in your energy stores. Iron levels are one of those things that it’s definitely best to address before it starts to really affect your everyday activities, being tired or lethargic all the time quickly impacts your mood, and it’s definitely a good mood we are looking for!
Why Do You Need Iron Every Day?
Your body needs iron to create a substance called haemoglobin, which is found in your red blood cells. Without sufficient iron in your diet, you will struggle to produce haemoglobin, which enables your blood cells to carry oxygen around your body. As a result, you can start to feel tired, unfocused, and unmotivated. We have all had those moments where you wonder what the heck is going on, where work, study, or childcare suddenly feel like insurmountable tasks. You may feel like things that you normally find quite easy suddenly feel beyond difficult, whereas simple tasks take on a dimension of difficulty which can actually feel quite upsetting.
Vitamin C and Iron - Perfect Partners
You need Iron every day, and ultimately you need to be getting your Iron in conjunction with Vitamin C. Vitamin C is great for immunity support and taking it with your Iron supplement is actually something that is fairly widely discussed, however, you may not realise why it may be beneficial to support your Iron supplement with Vitamin C. Ever heard of the duodenum? Or the upper jejunum? That second one sounds kind of glamorous - it’s really not! These two special words describe the top part of your small intestine. The small intestine is kind of like the lobby for your stomach, it’s the first place things you eat go to begin the breakdown and absorption process. When your Iron supplement hits your small intestine it needs an acidic environment in order to be best absorbed and give you all its great benefits - this is where Vitamin C is the perfect partner - it creates the acid that your Iron supplement needs to work most effectively.
The Good Vitamin Co. is all about keeping things as natural as possible, and that’s why our Iron Plus Vitamin C Gummy Supplements come at you with 12 mgs of Blood Orange Powder. Blood Orange contains Vitamin C, and it contains Anthocyanins. In fact, you get 360 mcg’s of Anthocyanins every time you pop one of our yummy Gummies. That’s another big word, one you may never have heard. Anthocyanins are found in plants, predominantly fruits and flowers, it’s very ‘anti’ - anticancer, antidiabetic, antimicrobial, and anti-obesity, it’s anti-inflammatory - plus it’s thought to have a positive effect on your cardiovascular system! So your Blood Orange Powder has a three-pronged effect, it supports your immunity, it works in the intestine to create acidity - and it’s full of all those great ‘anti’s’!
Avoiding The Dreaded Iron Gut
Good Vitamin Co. Iron Plus Vitamin C Gummy Supplements come with another special ingredient to ensure that when you are supplementing your diet with Iron, your gut is able to make the most of it. We add a little magic powder to offset a widely talked about the side effect of Iron - yes folks - it’s constipation. We have solved this uncomfortable possibility in a gentle and natural way by adding 10 mg of Kiwifruit Powder to every Gummy. Our thoughtful combination of Blood Orange Powder, Kiwifruit Powder, and natural Blackcurrant Flavour make your Iron Supplement a gentle addition to your day.
What Are Iron Supplements Good For?
So we know that Iron supplements are great for supporting natural energy-boosting for any kind of lifestyle, especially if you don’t get a lot of Iron from your regular diet. It’s also common knowledge that Iron is fairly available in meat. You can get Iron from shellfish, liver - and other organ meats - and a good source is lean red meat. We already talked about absorption, and sometimes even those people who regularly eat shellfish and meat struggle to absorb the Iron they need. We are busy people, we eat on the run and sometimes you just can’t find the energy to prepare the balanced meal that is going to get you across the line with your intake. This is where the Good Vitamin Co. Iron Plus Vitamin C Gummy Supplement shines, pop one a day and you can rest assured you are getting the Iron you need.
Plants Based Booster
Anyone enjoying a plant-based diet can find their Iron levels dip and struggle to find Iron-rich food alternatives to keep their energy levels high. You can get some Iron in a vegetarian or vegan diet by adding legumes, seeds (pumpkin are good), quinoa, broccoli, tofu, dried fruit, and iron-fortified cereals. Again it often comes down to time and effort spent, even if you are really focused on a broad and varied veggie diet you may struggle to include everything you need every day. It’s a point of pride at the Good Vitamin Co. to provide our customers with an Iron supplement that covers all the important bases, and our Iron Plus Vitamin C Gummy Supplement is gluten-free, halal-certified, vegan and contains no nuts, soy, eggs, or dairy.
Support An Active Lifestyle
An Iron supplement is a great way to support an active lifestyle, and for women who menstruate Iron is a great way to offset the tiring effects of your monthly period. Oftentimes you may feel like the life has drained out of you - and this may be down to a lack of Iron. Pop an Iron Plus Vitamin C Gummy Supplement every day before, during, and after, and you may just find that these trying times could begin to feel a little easier.
Good For Mum
Iron can be a great energy booster for pregnant women, pregnancy redirects your vitamin intake into supporting your baby’s development, and this can leave you feeling more tired than you ever thought possible! Once baby arrives you will definitely need all the help you can get, and the Good Vitamin Co. provides an Iron supplement that you can trust to be gentle and natural, of course, you must always check in with your health care professional before taking any supplement while pregnant, nursing, or on other medications.
How To Easily Support Your Iron Levels - Naturally
So searching through the recipe books and mulling over your dietary intake isn’t the only option to find the iron support you need. The Good Vitamin Co makes it their goal to supply a range of allergy-friendly, vegan-friendly, and culturally sensitive supplements made for the natural support of your immune system and energy levels to keep you living your best life - it’s easy!
To feel the benefits for yourself - head over and check out our delicious Good Iron + Vit C supplements here!