Who needs iron supplements?
Children commonly need iron supplements, as do women who are pregnant, menstruating, or experiencing menopause. Vegetarians and athletes are other groups who may benefit from an iron supplement.
How do I know if I need an iron supplement?
Common symptoms of an iron deficiency include fatigue, lightheadedness, and headaches. If you are experiencing symptoms of low iron levels, talk with your doctor about Fergon® Iron Restore™.
Do iron supplements cause constipation?
Constipation is associated with many iron supplements, but Fergon® Iron Restore™ is specially formulated to be easy on the stomach and non-constipating.
What are the side effects of iron supplements?
Like with any medication, over-the-counter treatment, or nutritional supplement, iron supplements come with the risk of side effects. Possible side effects include gastrointestinal issues, a metallic taste, skin conditions, and pain in various parts of the body.
How do I get tested for an iron deficiency?
Talk to your doctor about taking a simple blood test to find out if you have an iron deficiency.
Why can't I just change my diet?
Introducing iron-rich foods into your diet is important, but you may need an iron supplement to help get back to healthy levels. Talk to your doctor about the best way to treat your iron deficiency.
How is iron deficiency treated and prevented?
Iron deficiency can be treated and prevented by eating iron-rich foods such as red meat, spinach, broccoli and egg yolks. Iron supplements may also be recommended by the doctor.
Is Fergon® suitable for vegans?
Should Fergon® Iron Restore be taken with or without food?
It can be taken either with or without food. Iron is best absorbed on an empty stomach one hour before meals or two hours after meals. However, it can also be taken with a full glass of water or juice.
What foods are rich in iron?
Iron-rich foods include lean meats, eggs, oysters, dark green leafy vegetables and legumes.
How does Fergon® Iron Restore™ taste?
Fergon® Iron Restore™ is chewable and has a great-tasting orange flavor.