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Optimal Iron 60 Count
Optimal Iron


 
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Specially formulated for the Center for Optimal Health, the chelated form of Optimal Iron allows for greater absorption resulting in less constipation.

Suggested Use: 1 capsule per day or as recommended by your health care professional



What is iron and what does it do?

Iron is a mineral that the body needs for growth and development. Your body uses iron to make hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to all parts of the body, and myoglobin, a protein that provides oxygen to muscles. Your body also needs iron to make some hormones and connective tissue.

How much iron do I need?

The amount of iron you need each day depends on your age, your sex, and whether you consume a mostly plant-based diet. Average daily recommended amounts are listed below in milligrams (mg). Vegetarians who do not eat meat, poultry, or seafood need almost twice as much iron as listed in the table because the body doesn’t absorb nonheme iron in plant foods as well as heme iron in animal foods.

Life Stage

Recommended Amount

Birth to 6 months

0.27 mg

Infants 7–12 months

11 mg

Children 1–3 years

7 mg

Children 4–8 years

10 mg

Children 9–13 years

8 mg

Teens boys 14–18 years

11 mg

Teens girls 14–18 years

15 mg

Adult men 19–50 years

8 mg

Adult women 19–50 years

18 mg

Adults 51 years and older

8 mg

Pregnant teens

27 mg

Pregnant women

27 mg

Breastfeeding teens

10 mg

Breastfeeding women

9 mg


Source: National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements
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