What are iron deficiency supplements? And why are they so essential for our health?

Iron is an essential mineral naturally found within your body. It is a major component of haemoglobin and is hugely important, as previously mentioned because it helps transport oxygen to all of the parts of your body that needs it! When your body stops getting the essential oxygen that it needs, you are going to start slowing down as your muscles physically can’t keep up with the demand of day to day living. We know what happens when we can’t breathe, and it’s not pretty; the same thing starts happening to your starved muscles and tissues. Without iron, you will feel exhausted, everything will feel increasingly hard, and you may even be diagnosed with anemia. What are the signs of low iron levels and/or anemia? Tiredness or lethargy Difficulty breathing Heart racing Pale skin Headaches Dizziness Feeling colder than usual Infections due to low immune systems

Are there side effects of taking iron deficiency supplements?

Sometimes, like with all foods, you can experience some side effects while ingesting iron - either from foods or from supplements. They can include: Upset stomach Dark stools Constipation Heartburn Although these side effects are not common - if you experience any of them, it is a good idea to consult your healthcare provider for advice and stop taking the supplements immediately. Before starting any kind of iron supplements, we do recommend that you get the all-clear from your NZ doctor.

Can you eat iron-rich foods while taking iron deficiency supplements?

While we recommend everything in moderation, eating iron-rich foods while taking an Iron supplement is unlikely to cause any serious complications with your health. We always suggest that you get this kind of confirmation from your own healthcare provider, as individual dietary requirements and circumstances can greatly vary. What Foods Are High In Iron? Red Meat Poultry Pork Seafood Beans Dark leafy greens (Spinach) Peas Iron-fortified cereals While eating a pile of spinach won’t let you fight off people like Popeye, it may help support you by warding off conditions like anemia. Or you could just chew a delicious iron supplement instead!

Types of iron deficiency supplements in NZ

Depending on the supplier and manufacturer of iron supplements in NZ, you may find varying degrees or different compounds of the ingredient “ferrous” or “ferric”, which is the main compound of iron. Outside of chemistry, “ferrous” just means “containing iron”. So do not be surprised to see it appear on anything claiming to contain iron. The types of iron supplements available in NZ vary greatly, from prescribed to our available for purchase online gummy Iron supplements! If you aren’t sure what kind of iron supplements are right for you, then you definitely should seek advice from your healthcare professional and decide which route is best for you!

How to choose iron deficiency supplements in NZ

With so many suppliers in NZ of Iron supplements, we get that it can be confusing to choose where to get your iron sups from! All we can recommend is to go with what sounds like the best option for you (you can always change at a later date if it doesn’t work out!) We pride ourselves on supplying quality, delicious products that do what they say on the tin - so we know if you try our supplements, you’re going to love them.

Where to buy iron deficiency supplements in NZ?

You’re in the right place! If you’re after quality iron supplements available in NZ, then look no further! We offer secure orders of our supplements here, via our website, so that no matter where in the country you are - you can get your stock of supplements easily and without fuss. We offer chewable tablets (our tasty little gummies) in a variety of vitamins and flavours for all your supplementation needs - for both adult and children! Check out both our ranges today!

Can I take multiple gummies together?

Yes! Each product has a different benefit / function so it is safe to take different products together.

Can I take during pregnancy / breastfeeding?

Yes, our gummies use natural ingredients which are safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding. However as everyone is different, we recommend you ask your healthcare professional before use to be 100% safe.

Where can I buy The Good Vitamin Co. soft chews?

You can order your soft chews anywhere in the world through our online shop. Keep a lookout for our products at a pharmacy near you. Keep updated with our domestic and international stockists by following us on Facebook:

What is Pectin Fruit?

Pectin is a natural carbohydrate extracted from citrus fruits. Pectin is a natural, gelling and thickening agent, used to make our gummy base, as opposed to animal based gelatine. Pectin fruit also provides direct health benefits such as: aiding digestion, balancing glucose levels and the elimination of heavy metal production in the body.

What are the Halal Certified products?

Halal certified products are FREE from: gelatine, alcohol and non-Halal animal by- products. Thus Halal provides our customers with quality vitamins with better nutritional values. Many major supplement brands usually contain gelatine and animal based ingredients, we use pectin fruit base.

What does free from Gluten, Dairy, Egg, or Nuts mean?

Some children may be allergic to food such as: Gluten, Dairy, Egg, or Nuts. Those children whose allergic to above food may develop symptoms such as: hives, itching, swelling, vomiting, diarrhoea, nausea, trouble breathing, or a sudden low blood pressure. This can be due to an exaggerated immune system to a food protein, and the body triggers an allergic reaction. We want our children to stay healthy and happy, and be active at their ultimate best, which is why our soft chews contain No Gluten, Dairy, Egg, or Nuts.

Can I give soft chews to my child if he/she is under 2 years of age?

Each product is not intended for the consumption of children under 2 years old. Children under 2 years of age, are at greater health risk of choking and supplementation is not recommended. Our soft chews are safe for children 2+ years on wards. However, always read the label carefully before consumption.

How should I store my soft chews?

Store below 25 degrees. Do not refrigerate. Protect from moisture and do not store in direct sunlight. Please store in cool dry place

Is it vegan friendly?

Yes, our products are all vegan friendly