Argalys Essentiels

Iron + Vitamin C, B9 and Carrot

60 capsules rich in Calcium, certified by The Vegetarian Society in pillbox with low carbon footprint, 100% recyclable and without endocrine disruptors

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For Efficiency: natural absorption enhancers

To compensate for the poor absorption of non-heme iron (from plants) and to avoid iron deficiencies, we have combined it with 3 boosters, in moderate doses to improve its action.

  • Natural organic* vitamin C (acerola) up to 25% of the NRV. With 25 mg of vitamin C, there is no risk linked to free radicals but a proven positive impact on the absorption of iron by the body.
  • Vitamin B9 (33% of NRVs)
  • Organic* carrot extract (root), source of provitamin A, another factor improving absorption efficiency. *Vitamin C and carrot extract are organically grown.

For comfort: a delayed-release capsule to prevent nausea

Our Argalys Essentiels Vegan Iron dietary food supplement is protected by a capsule that is resistant to stomach acidity to avoid nausea reactions.

It is an important element for comfort during intake. The release of iron in the stomach can cause unpleasant reactions in some people, including nausea. The gastro-resistant capsule is designed to open in the upper part of the intestine and prevents this risk.

Iron is a trace element that plays an essential role in the oxygenation of the body: it is the transporter of oxygen in the blood to all organs. Any lack of iron results in a reduced capacity of effort by limiting the supply of oxygen to the organs under stress.

Iron needs :

Our bodies contain about 4 grams of iron in men and 2.5 grams in women.

Most of the iron present in our body is permanently recycled, which explains why the need for external iron intake is low: 1 to 2 mg actually absorbed is sufficient, except in the event of blood loss (including menstruation). Taking into account the very low absorption of iron*, the recommendations for daily ingestion* are :

  • adults and adolescents: 9 to 10 mg/day
  • except for regulated women: 14 to 16 mg /day

*intake = the quantity swallowed, not to be confused with the quantity absorbed. Only part of the iron absorbed from the intestine will pass into the bloodstream. The difference is excreted in the stool. For iron, absorption (in relation to ingested iron) is of the order of 20% for heme iron (iron contained in animal products), and of the order of 3 to 10% for iron contained in plants.

Iron deficiency :

In practice, iron deficiency can be observed (note: iron deficiency is called anaemia).

  • In menstruating women
  • In women during pregnancy
  • Vegetarians and vegans and or as a result of poorly balanced weight loss diets (since vegetable iron is very poorly absorbed, this can happen even by consuming plants reputed to be rich: soya, sesame, etc.).
  • Possibly in athletes after long-lasting efforts.
  • The SUVIMAX-Epifer study shows that 23% of women of childbearing age, all diets combined, have iron reserves that are too low. There is no doubt that this statistic is much higher in those who consume little or no animal protein (flexitarians, vegetarians, vegans).

Iron excess :

Iron excess is as harmful as iron deficiency (it increases free radicals and oxidation), but there is no risk with a supplementation of 15 mg per day corresponding to the Recommended Intakes (see below “for more information”).

When should you take your iron dietary supplement??

We advise you to take your capsules, preferably more than two hours apart from taking other vitamins and minerals.

How to take your capsules and tablets?

It is very simple, you should take your capsules with a large glass of water.

How many capsules?

We advise 1 capsule per day from the age of 8 years.

For one capsule of our dietary supplement Iron Vegan, Vitamin C, B9 and Carrot:

Iron Bisglycinate : 70 mg Extract of acerola Bio titrated at 17% vitamin C: 118 mg Folic Acid: 0.066 mg 3/1 dry extract of carrot root Bio: 50 mg Additives: acacia gum - rice fibre: 310 mg Capsule: HPM Cellulose - Gellan gum

Iron in the body

 

Iron plays an essential role in the oxygenation of the body: it is the transporter of oxygen in the blood to all organs. Any lack of iron results in a deficiency that can cause a lower capacity of effort by limiting the supply of oxygen to the organs under stress.

 

Iron needs

 

Our bodies contain about 4 grams of iron in men and 2.5 grams in women.

Most of the iron present in our body is permanently recycled, which explains why the need for external iron intake is low: 1 to 2 mg actually absorbed is sufficient, except in the event of blood loss (including menstruation). Taking into account the very low absorption of iron*, the recommendations for daily ingestion* are :

  • adults and adolescents: 9 to 10 mg/day
  • except for regulated women: 14 to 16 mg /day

*intake = the quantity swallowed, not to be confused with the quantity absorbed. Only part of the iron absorbed from the intestine will pass into the bloodstream. The difference is excreted in the stool. For iron, absorption (in relation to ingested iron) is of the order of 20% for heme iron (iron contained in animal products), and of the order of 3 to 10% for iron contained in plants.

In practice, iron deficiency can be observed (note: iron deficiency is called anaemia).

  • In menstruating women
  • In women during pregnancy
  • Vegetarians and vegans and or as a result of poorly balanced weight loss diets (since vegetable iron is very poorly absorbed, this can happen even by consuming plants reputed to be rich: soya, sesame, etc.).
  • Possibly in athletes after long-lasting efforts.
  • The SUVIMAX-Epifer study shows that 23% of women of childbearing age, all diets combined, have iron reserves that are too low. There is no doubt that this statistic is much higher in those who consume little or no animal protein (flexitarians, vegetarians, vegans).

Iron excess is as harmful as iron deficiency (it increases free radicals and oxidation), but there is no risk with a supplementation of 15 mg per day corresponding to the Recommended Intakes (see below ‘Fenton reaction’ **).

Iron… interferes

 

For reasons related to its chemical structure, iron interacts enormously with other micro-nutrients: positively or negatively, which requires certain conditions to be met.

  • It notably decreases the absorption of calcium
  • iron absorption is decreased by tannins (tea, coffee, wine), spices and phytates (bran from cereals)
  • Iron absorption is improved in the presence of Vitamin C **, with a satisfactory level of vitamins B9 and B12 and carotene or other sources of provitamin A.

**Fenton reaction refers to the production of free radicals resulting from the combination of iron and vitamin C. When iron is taken in great excess (on the order of 100 to 400 mg /day, i.e. 7 to 30 times more than the recommended daily dose) for long periods of time, the effects on health and longevity are negative (Iowa Women Health study). Iron excesses are as negative as iron deficiencies, but these risks do not exist in practice if the recommended daily dose and therefore the dosage of our Iron food supplement is respected.

Extract from the Afssa saisine report N° 2008 SA 0212: “…No pro-oxidant effect of vitamin C in the presence of iron was observed on the LDL of subjects after consumption of 14 mg.d-1 of iron associated with 60 mg.d-1 or 260 mg.d-1 of vitamin C for 12 weeks. On the contrary, the high dose of vitamin C would rather have an antioxidant effect on LDL (Yang et al., 1999). »

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