Many people are intolerant of current market iron supplements which cause gastrointestinal side effects in at least 50% of patients. Current iron replacement options are inadequate and new strategies are desperately needed for people with iron deficiency. BioFe's superior uptake and release mechanism provides a better iron deficiency solution.

Iron Deficiency

Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional disorder, affecting up to 2 billion people worldwide. Iron is one of life’s most important substances, playing major roles in oxygen transport and energy generation. Iron equilibrium is highly regulated to ensure our bodies absorb sufficient iron to compensate for normal iron losses. Losing too much iron or not absorbing enough iron can result in iron deficiency.

Iron Deficiency Symptoms

  • Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA)

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Sensitivity to Cold

  • Shortness of breath doing simple tasks

  • ​Depression

Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA) can be a result of Iron Deficiency.  Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA) is the most common type of anemia. When body stores of iron drop too low to support normal red blood cell production, IDA develops. 

Iron Deficiency Anemia Symptoms

  • ​Fatigue and diminished capability to perform hard labor

  • Leg cramps climbing stairs

  • Craving ice (in some cases, cold celery or other cold vegetables) to suck or chew

  • Poor scholastic performance

  • Cold intolerance

  • Reduced resistance to infection

  •  Altered behavior (eg, attention deficit disorder)

  • Dysphagia or trouble swallowing solid foods (from esophageal webbing)

  • Worsened symptoms of existing cardiac or pulmonary disease

IDA can be an easily treated with excellent outcomes, however, many current therapeutic options are not well tolerated or are expensive to implement. A significant number of patients are dissatisfied with currently available treatment. BioFe, however, is affordable, effective, and prevents iron deficiency and anemia.

Iron Deficiency and Iron Deficiency Anemia Causes

Iron has 2 main functions: circulating oxygen and maintaining energy. Red blood cells need iron to bring oxygen to the body's tissues. Iron also maintains energy in muscle systems. Without enough iron, red blood cells fail to deliver adequate oxygen to body tissues and muscles lack energy to function properly. This can lead to ID and IDA symptoms.

ID and IDA can develop due to:

  • Losing more blood cells and iron than your body can replace
  • A deficiency in absorbing iron
  • Inadequate dietary iron
  • Needing more iron than normal (eg.  pregnant or breastfeeding)

The body may not absorb enough iron in your diet due to:

  • Gluten Intolerance (Celiac disease)
  • Crohn's disease
  • Lactose Intolerence
  • Gastric bypass surgery
  • Antacids that contain calcium

Crohn's, Gluten Intolerance and Lactose Intolerance can cause inflammation in your body that prevents iron from being absorbed through its typical pathways. BioFe is uptaken through pathways that bypass the ones hindered by inflammation, so Iron Deficiency associated with these conditions can be treated effectively.

Iron Deficiency