New Roots Heme Iron is a premium source of iron to combat iron deficiency and help in the formation of red blood cells. Heme Iron contains a bioavailable polypeptide form of iron that does not cause constipation, cramping, or upset stomach, is easily absorbed by the body, and safe to use during pregnancy.
Medicinal Ingredients: each non-GMO vegetable capsule contains:
Iron (heme iron polypeptide from porcine hemoglobin)
Folate (from calcium l-methyltetrahydrofolate)
Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin)
Non-medicinal ingredients: Vegetable magnesium stearate, dicalcium phosphate, microcrystalline cellulose, and silicon dioxide in a non-GMO vegetable capsule composed of vegetable carbohydrate gum and purified water.
Adults: Take 1 capsule one to three times daily with a full glass of water, with or without food, or as directed by your health-care practitioner. If you are taking other medications, take this product a few hours before or after them. Do not lie down for 30 minutes after taking this product. Iron may cause stools to turn black, an effect that is not harmful.
Consult a health-care practitioner for use beyond 7 weeks. Consult a health-care practitioner to monitor blood iron content.
Caution: Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you have peptic ulcer, regional enteritis, or ulcerative colitis. Constipation, diarrhoea, nausea, upset stomach and abdominal cramping may occur. 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 doctor 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 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, breast-feeding, or have hemochromatosis, other types of anemia, repeated blood transfusions, or stomach/intestinal problems should tell their pharmacist or doctor before using this product.
Keep out of reach of children. Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children younger than 6 years. If accidental overdose occurs, call a doctor or poison centre immediately.
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