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Iron deficiency is more widespread than we think.
According to sundhed.dk, around 20% of women of childbearing age are deficient in iron, and pregnant women are recommended to supplement their diet with 40-50 mg of iron supplements daily.
If you eat a predominantly plant-based diet, the risk of being iron deficient is also high.
Iron is a part of hemoglobin in the red blood cells and myoglobin in the muscles. Hemoglobin binds oxygen and carries it around the body through our blood streams. You could therefore argue that the most important function of iron is to transport oxygen around the body, so we don't get tired and our muscles can function normally. Iron also constitutes a central part of the enzymes that transport oxygen to the metabolic pathways (converting water, food etc. to the nutrients our body needs) in the liver, brain and endocrine organs.
Iron exists in two versions; an easily absorbed version called heme iron, and a little more hard-to-get version called non-heme iron. The easily absorbed version only exists in animal produce such as red meat and shellfish. The non-heme version is typically found i leafy greens (e.g. spinach, broccoli, cale), nuts, beans and dried fruit.
Men and women who doesn't menstruate should get at least 9 mg iron per day. Women who menstruate should get 15 mg iron per dat. Pregnant women should supplement with 30 mg iron per day (from pregnancy week 10)
We cannot stress the importance of a balanced diet. To ensure a recommended intake of iron, then you should focus on the readily available type (heme iron), found in animal products. If that isn't an option, then you would want to ensure a steady intake of leafy greens, beans and legumes - preferably eaten with sources of vitamin C for an increased uptake.
Spinach contains more iron than red meat
At least per 100 g. It is of course easier to eat 100 g of steak than 100 g of spinach, but we still think it's a bit of a fun fact. So Skipper Dread wasn't totally crazy about it.
No. The common understanding from many medical doctors is that a balanced diet should contain a sufficient amount of vitamins and minerals. And we’re not here to argue with that. But what is a balanced diet? And what about the exceptions to that rule? Like if you’re menstruating and losing a lot of iron once a month? Or trying to get pregnant? Or living in a country with limited sunshine for more than 6 months of the year? Those are among the questions we’d like to help you navigate.
The short answer is no. Most supplements rarely make a noticeable difference, but that doesn't mean they don't do something good. Vitamins and minerals are important elements for our health. In fact, the word vitamin means: "organic substance which is vital for an organism".
Since dietary supplements are a proactive product and we live a life of endless possibilities and variables, it can be difficult to determine whether you are better off than if you hadn't taken it - and if you are, it can be difficult to say why. Maybe you also drank more water during that period, got more exercise and ate healthier. But it is actually the core of our philosophy. We cannot promise that the actual nutrients will make you feel differently, but we strongly believe that their derived effects will.
If stored in their air tight pouch, at room temperature, in a dry and dark environment, then both the multivitamin, algae oil and iron+C supplement will have a best before date at two years after their respective date of manufacturing.
Once opened, we recommend to consume the capsules within six months.
Given the chance that your multivitamin will contain fat soluble nutrients (K1, K2, E, D and A), then we recommend to eat your capules with a meal. If you eat breakfast - great! If not, maybe you should start? Or keep your vitamins close to the olive oil so you remember them at dinner.
We’d further recommend to eat the multivitamin and the algae oil together, but take the iron+C supplement at another time during the day.
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