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What is in this Complex?

  • Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) - 50 mg
  • Folate - 200 mcg
  • Vitamin B-12 (as Cyanocobalamin) - 50 mcg
  • Iron (as 158 mg Ferrochel Iron Bisglycinate) - 27 mg
  • Dong Quai (Angelica sinensis) (root) - 100 mg
  • Red Raspberry (Rubus idaeus) (leaf) - 100 mg

Read Below: Full Description, Clinical Studies & Research on Iron.


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Iron Complex

100 Tabs

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Iron, a trace mineral, supplies energy to every cell in the body. It is a key component of hemoglobin, the bloods oxygen carrying pigment. Iron is also found in myoglobin, which supplies oxygen to muscles, and in compounds that keep the immune system strong. This mineral is critical to sharp mental functioning. Even slight deficiencies in iron can shorten attention span and make concentration difficult.*

What is in this Complex?

  • Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) - 50 mg
  • Folate - 200 mcg
  • Vitamin B-12 (as Cyanocobalamin) - 50 mcg
  • Iron (as 158 mg Ferrochel Iron Bisglycinate) - 27 mg
  • Dong Quai (Angelica sinensis) (root) - 100 mg
  • Red Raspberry (Rubus idaeus) (leaf) - 100 mg

Normally, the body gets sufficient amounts of iron from the foods you eat. It manages to self-regulate itself, storing amounts you will need by automatically absorbing more iron when the need is high, and less when levels are adequate. Nonetheless, iron deficiency is still a significant public health problem. It can occur during periods of rapid growth--infancy, adolescence, and pregnancy--which increase the body’s demand for this mineral. In addition, women who menstruate heavily tend to have lower iron levels.*

A chronically iron-poor diet or any condition characterized by prolonged bleeding (even of small amounts), such as ulcers, hemorrhoids, and rectal polyps, can lead to iron-deficiency anemia. Many people develop this type of anemia, for instance, as a consequence of an NSAID-related ulcer, or one caused by months or years of regularly taking aspirin, ibuprofen, or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).*

Government statistics indicate that 11% of women under age 50 and 9% of adolescents are iron-deficient. Dieters, some vegetarians, and endurance athletes may also develop iron deficiency due to the unique demands on their bodies.

Potential Health Benefits:

When iron stores are too low, the lack of oxygen produces debilitating fatigue, weakness, and shortness of breath. Iron supplementation can correct the condition. (The underlying causes of bleeding should be medically treated as well, of course.) Bear in mind that a wide range of other medical conditions and other nutritional deficiencies, such as a shortage of folic acid, might also cause these symptoms.*

Signs of iron deficiency anemia include:

  • Feeling tired and weak - PMS
  • Decreased work and school performance
  • Slow cognitive and social development during childhood
  • Difficulty maintaining body temperature
  • Decreased immune function, which increases susceptibility to infection
  • Glossitis (an inflamed tongue)

Who may need extra iron to prevent a deficiency?

Three groups of people are most likely to benefit from iron supplements: people with a greater need for iron, individuals who tend to lose more iron, and people who do not absorb iron normally. These individuals include:

  • Pregnant women
  • Preterm and low birth weight infants
  • Older infants and toddlers
  • Teenage girls
  • Women of childbearing age, especially those with heavy menstrual losses
  • People with renal failure, especially those undergoing routine dialysis
  • People with gastrointestinal disorders who do not absorb iron normally


LifeSource Vitamins Iron Complex utilizes the superior Albion Labs patented Ferrochel Iron chelates which research has demonstrated to be highly absorbed, well tolerated and non-constipating at recommended levels.

LifeSource Vitamins - Iron Complex, A chronically iron-poor diet or any condition characterized by prolonged bleeding such as ulcers, hemorrhoids, and rectal polyps, can lead to iron-deficiency. This product is highly absorbed and non-constipating.


Every LifeSource Vitamins product exceeds the standards and requirements set forth in the FDA's Code of Federal Regulation (21 CFR, 111) Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP).

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What foods provide iron?

There are two forms of dietary iron: heme and nonheme. Heme iron is derived from hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that delivers oxygen to cells. Heme iron is found in animal foods that originally contained hemoglobin, such as red meats, fish, and poultry. Iron in plant foods such as lentils and beans is arranged in a chemical structure called nonheme iron. This is the form of iron added to iron-enriched and iron-fortified foods. Heme iron is absorbed better than nonheme iron, but most dietary iron is nonheme iron. A variety of heme and nonheme sources of iron are listed in Tables 1 and 2.

Table 1: Selected Food Sources of Heme Iron
Food
Milligrams per serving
% DV*
Chicken liver, cooked, 3½ ounces
12.8
70
Oysters, breaded and fried, 6 pieces
4.5
25
Beef, chuck, lean only, braised, 3 ounces
3.2
20
Clams, breaded, fried, ¾ cup
3.0
15
Beef, tenderloin, roasted, 3 ounces
3.0
15
Turkey, dark meat, roasted, 3½ ounces
2.3
10
Beef, eye of round, roasted, 3 ounces
2.2
10
Turkey, light meat, roasted, 3½ ounces
1.6
8
Chicken, leg, meat only, roasted, 3½ ounces
1.3
6
Tuna, fresh bluefin, cooked, dry heat, 3 ounces
1.1
6
Chicken, breast, roasted, 3 ounces
1.1
6
Halibut, cooked, dry heat, 3 ounces
0.9
6
Crab, blue crab, cooked, moist heat, 3 ounces
0.8
4
Pork, loin, broiled, 3 ounces
0.8
4
Tuna, white, canned in water, 3 ounces
0.8
4
Shrimp, mixed species, cooked, moist heat, 4 large
0.7
4

Table 2: Selected Food Sources of Nonheme Iron
Food
Milligrams per serving
% DV*
Ready-to-eat cereal, 100% iron fortified, ¾ cup
18.0
100
Oatmeal, instant, fortified, prepared with water, 1 cup
10.0
60
Soybeans, mature, boiled, 1 cup
8.8
50
Lentils, boiled, 1 cup
6.6
35
Beans, kidney, mature, boiled, 1 cup
5.2
25
Beans, lima, large, mature, boiled, 1 cup
4.5
25
Beans, navy, mature, boiled, 1 cup
4.5
25
Ready-to-eat cereal, 25% iron fortified, ¾ cup
4.5
25
Beans, black, mature, boiled, 1 cup
3.6
20
Beans, pinto, mature, boiled, 1 cup
3.6
20
Molasses, blackstrap, 1 tablespoon
3.5
20
Tofu, raw, firm, ½ cup
3.4
20
Spinach, boiled, drained, ½ cup
3.2
20
Spinach, canned, drained solids ½ cup
2.5
10
Black-eyed peas (cowpeas), boiled, 1 cup
1.8
10
Spinach, frozen, chopped, boiled ½ cup
1.9
10
Grits, white, enriched, quick, prepared with water, 1 cup
1.5
8
Raisins, seedless, packed, ½ cup
1.5
8
Whole wheat bread, 1 slice
0.9
6
White bread, enriched, 1 slice
0.9
6

*DV = Daily Value.
DV are reference numbers developed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help consumers determine if a food contains a lot or a little of a specific nutrient. The FDA requires all food labels to include the percent DV (%DV) for iron. The percent DV tells you what percent of the DV is provided in one serving. The DV for iron is 18 milligrams (mg). A food providing 5% of the DV or less is a low source while a food that provides 10-19% of the DV is a good source. A food that provides 20% or more of the DV is high in that nutrient. It is important to remember that foods that provide lower percentages of the DV also contribute to a healthful diet.

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