Discover Your Inner “Iron Man” with Heme Iron
Whether it’s a comic character superhero or the finisher of a grueling triathlon, the name “Iron Man” resonates as iron is the element critical for both strength and stamina. Iron is within the matrix of hundreds of proteins and enzymes; yet, its most prominent role is with heme, the compound that serves as the structural scaffolding for the proteins haemoglobin and myoglobin. Haemoglobin assimilates oxygen from the lungs and delivers it to cells throughout the body as fuel for cellular respiration. On the return trip, it binds to CO2, the waste product of cellular metabolism, which it transports to the lungs for exhalation. Myoglobin, on the other hand, stores oxygen within muscle cells as a buffer to meet intense oxygen requirements when urgent circumstances arise.
Adequate iron intake is critical for general health, stamina, and endurance for people of all ages. Individual requirements depend upon many variables including age, gender, as well as menstrual and pregnancy status.
Iron supplementation is generally recommended to compensate for a recognized deficiency when dietary intake and absorption falls short.
Heme iron is the growing preference for naturopaths, as it’s the same polypeptide form found in red meat and poultry, which is easily recognized and absorbed within the small intestine.
Furthermore, heme iron does not lead to common side effects of constipation, cramping, and nausea associated with many iron supplements.
New Roots Herbal’s HemeIron is formulated with a full spectrum of complementary nutrients. It contains vitamin C to enhance intestinal iron absorption, with the biologically active forms of folic acid (calcium l‑5‑methyltetrahydrofolate) and vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) included as critical cofactors for haemoglobin and myoglobin synthesis. The best iron formula in the universe will energize every cell, tissue, and organ system throughout your body for better strength, stamina, and overall energy.
Whether you have a diagnosed iron deficiency or your diet lacks iron rich foods, it may be well worth exploring the many benefits of New Roots Herbal’s HemeIron.