Therapy with natural heme iron efficacy and tolerance

Developed in Sweden, natural heme iron therapy has been widely used for more than thirty years.

There are only two forms of bio-available iron

Natural heme iron from meat products is iron bound to natural hemoglobin or myoglobin. The OptiFer® series of supplements are made with natural bovine hemoglobin.

So-called non-heme iron is otherwise chemically bonded iron, and is found in plants, dairy and the usual synthetic iron supplements. Non-heme iron has to disintegrate before uptake in the stomach can happen. Uptake is only a fraction of heme iron uptake and tolerance is notoriously low for non-heme iron.

The uptake of non-heme iron is also positively or negatively affected by other foods consumed simultaneously. This is not the case for heme iron.

Heme iron is absorbed in the gut as a whole unit
Well-tolerated and efficient

The natural form of iron

Heme iron is natural for man and still is the best and most efficient way of absorbing the iron we all need to live and for our bodies to function properly. In a normal diet heme iron from meat products plays a large role.

Natural bovine hemoglobin is not only well-tolerated and an efficient source of iron. It means also a wealth of micronutrients and for example amino acids and signal substances that together make the formation of blood naturally more efficient.

The uptake and tolerance of heme iron will not change even over a longer time period. This is good news for chronics, since non-heme iron will usually give problems with uptake sooner or later. This means another form of life-saving therapy must be considered.

Bovine and porcine hemoglobin in food supplement tablets have been in use in Scandinavia since the 1970-ies with no serious side effects ever reported and no cases of poisoning in literally millions of users. Efficacy is good and there is an extremely good record of tolerance.

Heme iron will work in any clinical situation without side-effects. Other simultaneously ingested food or drink will not affect uptake.

Heme iron is safe

Heme iron supplementation has been in massive use in Scandinavia for over thirty years. There are no reported case of serious side-effects or poisonings.

In clinical studies the side-effects of heme iron is at placebo level and efficacy is good. No therapies with heme iron are abandoned.

Heme iron is the most efficient form of oral supplementation. Administration is easy and the price is reasonable.

The NutriCare Division of MediTec Group produces and markets the OptiFer® line of heme iron supplements.
Created By
Michael Collan, NutriCare Division, MediTec Group


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