Heme Iron SAP by Nutritional Fundamentals for Health helps to form red blood cells and helps in their proper function. It is a highly bioavailable form of iron, isolated from animal sources with maximal human intestinal absorption.
Heme iron is not associated with common side effects of elemental (nonheme) iron supplementation such as constipation, nausea, and gastrointestinal upset.
Heme Iron SAP Ingredients in 3 capsules:
Vitamin C 270 mg
Methylfolate (from calcium L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate) 1 mg
Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) 1 mg
Iron (heme iron polypeptide from porcine hemoglobin) 33 mg
Other ingredients: Vegetable magnesium stearate, Dicalcium phosphate, Microcrystalline cellulose, Silicon dioxide, Non GMO vegetable capsule composed of vegetable carbohydrate gum and purified water, carbohydrate gum, purified water.
This product does not contain artificial flavour or colour, sugar, salt, sweetener, yeast, starch, soy, wheat, gluten, barley, dairy, citrus, eggs, or fish.
Adults: Take 3 capsules once daily with a full glass of water, with or without food or as directed by your healthcare practitioner. Do not lie down for 30 minutes after taking this product. If you are taking other medications, take this product a few hours before or after them.
Consult your healthcare practitioner for use beyond 7 weeks and to monitor blood iron content.
Consult your healthcare practitioner prior to using this product if you have a peptic ulcer, regional enteritis, or ulcerative colitis.
Constipation, diarrhea, nausea, upset stomach and abdominal cramping may occur.
Iron may cause stools to turn black, an effect that is not harmful.
A very serious allergic reaction to this product is rare, do not use if you have an allergy to pork products.
Before using heme iron polypeptide, tell your pharmacist or healthcare practitioner if you are using methyldopa or other iron-containing products.
Iron supplements can decrease the absorption of drugs such as tetracycline antibiotics, penicillamine, cefdinir, chloramphenicol, levothyroxine, levodopa, and quinolone antibiotics; therefore, doses of these medications should be spaced as far as possible. This product may interfere with certain laboratory tests (including testing for blood in stool), possibly causing false test results; make sure laboratory personnel and all doctors know you are taking this product. This product should not be used if you have certain medical conditions.
Individuals that are pregnant, nursing, or have hemochromatosis, other types of anemia, repeated blood transfusions, or stomach/intestinal problems should tell their pharmacist or healthcare practitioner before using this product.
Warning: Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. Keep this product out of the reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call your physician or Poison Control Center immediately.
Keep out of reach of children.