Ferrous gluconate is a form of iron that is assimilated well by the body. The body requires iron to produce hemoglobin and myoglobin. Hemoglobin is the protein in red blood cells that transports and delivers oxygen to tissues. Myoglobin is a protein that supplies oxygen and fuel to muscles for contraction and exertion. Iron is also involved in the metabolism of energy into fuel for the body to use on a cellular level.
Iron is also important for strengthening the immune system, helping lower susceptibility to infections. The most common iron deficiency is iron deficiency anemia. This form of anemia is usually seen in pregnant women, infants and adolescent children. Symptoms related to iron deficiency anemia include fatigue, poor concentration, listlessness, dizziness and susceptibility to infections or colds .
Iron (Chelated) is a supplement enhanced with vitamin C and calcium in a base of rose hips, mullein leaves, chickweed herb, thyme herb and yellow dock root. Each Iron (Chelated) tablet contains 25 mg of iron (ferrous gluconate), 50 mg of vitamin C and 64 mg of calcium. Iron (Chelated) supplements are designed for adults only.