When To Supplement With Additional Iron
The Bari Life Ferro C Iron Supplement is designed for patients who have iron deficiencies and for patients who experience iron deficiency symptoms. Patients with iron deficiencies often need additional iron supplementation along with a regimented multivitamin formula to obtain adequate iron levels. Once the iron levels are regulated one should be able to safely stop the additional iron supplementation and remain taking the recommended dose of Bari Life multivitamins.
Why you may need additional Iron even without a deficiency
If you are not taking Bari Life multivitamins then you will likely need to supplement with additional iron even if you are not iron deficient. Thousands of patients are told to take additional iron supplements along with a multivitamin regimen even if they do not have an iron deficiency. The typical reason why patients are told to take additional iron supplements is because most bariatric multivitamin formulas do not contain adequate levels of iron to prevent deficiencies.
The Bari Life multivitamin line is unique in that our regimented multivitamin formulas contain more than enough iron to prevent patients from becoming iron deficient.
If you are not deficient in iron AND you are on a Bari Life multivitamin regimen formula then you do not need an additional Iron Supplement. Bari Life has performed the largest clinical study with over 300 patients that shows 77% of patients had lower deficiency rates in Iron when taking Bari Life MultiVitamins compared to other bariatric multivitamins.
Iron deficiencies usually develop slowly and are the most common mineral deficiency worldwide. In the absence of anemia, there may be vague or no complaints. Fatigue, leg cramping, restless legs and easy muscular fatigue are seen in sub-clinical deficiencies. As a deficiency progresses to anemia, fatigue will progress. Irritability and physical fatigue, in response to minimal work is often reported, as is shortness of breath.
More About Iron
Iron is one of the most abundant metals in the universe. It is also one of the most useful in biochemical functions. In the human body, iron is present in all cells and has several vital functions as a carrier of oxygen to the tissues from the lungs in the form of hemoglobin (Hb), as a facilitator of oxygen use and storage in the muscles as myoglobin, as a transport medium for electrons within the cells in the form of cytochromes, and as an integral part of enzyme reactions in various tissues. Too little iron can interfere with these vital functions and lead to morbidity and mortality.
Side Effects & Warnings
Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under the age of six. Keep this product out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control center immediately.