The absorption of heme iron is several times higher and the side-effects rate significantly lower than for non-heme oral iron.
Heme iron is absorbed through a separate pathway and does not have to be discontinued when intravenous treatment is started. This can allow for longer intervals between resource-heavy, inconvenient and painful injections. Oxidative stress is also avoided. Heme iron does not need to be discontinued during injection or EPO therapy like non-heme oral iron.
The OptiFer® series of iron food supplements are safe, efficient and very well tolerated, which is crucial for therapy success.
They give an optimal dose and can be used over longer periods with no change in efficacy or tolerance.
OptiFer® products compete favorably with the regular synthetic supplements.