We have a huge iron deficiency clear across the globe. It has been estimated that as many as 1 billion people are iron deficient. As much as 60% of Americans aren’t getting enough, especially teenagers, the elderly, and people with liver concerns. You know this might be you if you experience fatigue, dizziness, decreased alertness, diminished endurance, and even rapid heartbeat.
It’s an essential mineral that binds oxygen to cells and transports to tissue. Without iron, your immune system becomes impaired because white blood cells are dependent on iron. Your nervous system needs iron to function properly and produce transmitters.
Iron is a trace mineral that is essential for health. Optimal™ Iron contains the only patented form of iron, Ferrochel®, in a blend proven to be assimilated 400% more than other iron supplements. Ferrochel® has also demonstrated increased bioavailability since it does not enter into other chemical reactions that are associated with iron salts.
Many people shy away from iron supplementation due to horror stories promulgated by the media. New European research suggests that two common compounds found in iron supplements could increase the growth of a known biomarker for cancer.
“We can conclude that ferric citrate and ferric EDTA might be carcinogenic, as they both increase the formation of amphiregulin, a known cancer marker most often associated with long-term cancer with poor prognosis,” said Nathalie Scheers, lead author on the study.
However, these stories fail to reveal the whole truth. The studies that show the intake of large doses of iron can be harmful, reveal that the form of iron in these cases is ferrous sulfate. It’s a synthetic version that’s poorly absorbed by the human body. Because of that, it causes these toxic problems, but if you get it organically, like from spinach, then it’s chelated and absorbed up to 400% better. That’s what OHS uses.
Supplementing iron is necessary, and is perfectly safe when taken in a form that is absorbed and utilized, rather than stored in the tissues.