October 19, 2023
I am seeing more and more patients asking for supplements to help with tiredness and fatigue. I recommend that they rule out metabolic conditions like hypothyroidism by getting blood work done, but it is not uncommon to find out that the cause is an iron deficiency.
I like to think of iron as a courier, and oxygen (fuel for our cells) like the packages we order online. If there are not enough couriers working to keep up with the demand for deliveries, we will not receive our packages on time. If our cells do not receive enough fuel for our bodies to function at full capacity, we will feel tired. Low iron can also cause wounds to heal slowly, muscle weakness, difficulty with concentration and memory, depression, headaches, hair loss, and weakening of our immune system. Iron deficiency is also associated with poor cognitive development, behavioral concerns, and ADHD in children.
Some groups of people that are more likely to have low iron, include:
- Vegans and vegetarians
- Women with heavy periods
- Women during pregnancy and breastfeeding
- People lacking a nutrient-rich diet
- Children with behavioural concerns or ADHD
- People experiencing fatigue, depression, or brain fog
- People taking acid blocking medications for heartburn
- People with digestive conditions such as Celiac disease, colitis, Crohn’s disease, and SIBO
Floradix contains a readily absorbable form of organic iron (II) from ferrous gluconate, vitamins B2, B6, B12, and C which contribute to normal red blood cell and hemoglobin formation. Floradix is easy to take and helps safeguard the balance of iron and vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12 and C. As these nutrients are already dissolved, they are absorbed more quickly by the digestive system than tablets. It contains selected herbs and several fruit juice concentrates for a pleasant taste with no alcohol, preservatives, colorings, or artificial flavorings. It is lactose-free and suitable for vegetarians, expectant and lactating mothers, children, adolescents, the elderly, convalescents, vegetarians, and those with an active lifestyle.
What sets Floradix apart is its distinctive formulation, carefully crafted to prioritize both efficacy and tolerability. Its natural ingredients, including herbal extracts such as nettle and fennel, work synergistically to support digestion and enhance the body’s ability to absorb nutrients. Moreover, the incorporation of vitamins in its composition further boosts its nutritional profile, contributing to improved energy levels and a strengthened immune system.
The liquid form of Floradix not only ensures rapid absorption but also facilitates flexibility in dosing, catering to individuals with varying needs and preferences. Its versatility extends to its suitability for diverse dietary requirements, including vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, making it an inclusive choice for a broad spectrum of users who prioritize natural, plant-based solutions for their health needs. If you are low in iron, consider trying Floradix, clinically proven to increase ferritin levels.
Lyle Sunada is a compounding pharmacist and NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner specializing in hormone balancing and alternative medicine at Cloverdale Pharmasave. He specializes in natural remedies and compounding for both human and veterinarian use.
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