Iron supplements to combat anemia

The list of natural supplements to fight anemia

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IRON SUPPLEMENTS- Anemia is a very frequent problem that it affects people of all ages but very often it concerns women of childbearing age. There different forms of anemia some are temporary, others of the chronic type.

Those on which we can act better are undoubtedly anemias due to food shortages: low intake of iron, vitamin B12 and folic acid or those due to an increase in demand from the body: (pregnancy, breastfeeding, menstruation and more).

Ma how to recognize an anemia situation? Here you can find a list of very common symptoms. But be careful to avoid doing it yourself, it is in fact always necessary to make sure of an analysis in hand of the condition in which you are and always refer to your doctor for the best advice on how to act.

We have selected some for you useful supplements to cope with anemia which can be useful in case you realize you have low iron levels or to be taken in particular periods such as the premenstrual phase.
However, we always remind you that, as reported on the packaging:

"Supplements are not intended as a substitute for a varied, balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle".

Always read the leaflet to know all the characteristics of the product and take it under the directions and following the instructions advice from your doctor to avoid contraindications and obtain the desired results.



This anemia supplement is from completely natural origin and makes use of the presence of ferrous gluconate, iron complexed with another molecule which increases its bioavailability. Also enriched with Vitamin C, B2, B1, B6 and B12, this product offers high absorption iron. Particularly also indicated in pregnancy and lactation. It is sold in liquid form in a 250 ml pack.

INGREDIENTS: Aqueous extract (54%) of: carrot (Daucus carota) root, nettle (Urtica dioica) whole plant, spinach (Spinacia oleracea) leaves, grass (Agropyron repens) rhizome, fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) fruit, brown alga (Macrocystis pyrifera) thallus, hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa) flower.
- Mixture (29,4%) of concentrated fruit juices in variable proportions of: pear (Pyrus communis), grapes (Vitis vinifera), currant juice (Ribes nigrum), water, blackberry (Rubus fruticosus), cherry (Prunus cerasus) ), orange (Citrus sinensis) beetroot (Beta vulgaris), lemon (Citrus limon), carob extract (Ceratonia siliqua), apple (Malus domestica).
- Aqueous yeast extract (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), honey, aqueous extract of dog rose (Rosa canina) fruit with 4% vitamin C, ferrous gluconate (II) wheat germ extract (Triticum aestivum), vitamin C, natural flavors, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin B12.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: (per 20 ml) 15 mg of Iron, 26 mg of Vitamin C, 1,8 mg of Vitamin B2, 1,6 mg of Vitamin B1, 0,8 mg of Vitamin B6, 1,3 mcg of Vitamin B12


Adults: 10 ml twice a day.
From 6 to 12 years: 5 ml twice a day.
Take 30 minutes before meals, away from coffee or tea. Shake the bottle well before use. Use the measuring cup provided. Store in the refrigerator once opened.

WARNINGS: Do not exceed the recommended daily dose. Keep out of the reach of children under three years of age.


The Legren Laboratories offer a food supplement based on bisglycinate Iron together with Vitamin C, Vitamin B12 and Folic Acid useful in the most common iron deficiencies as it is particularly bioavailable. They call it the "gentle iron" because it is well tolerated and does not irritate the gastrointestinal mucous membranes. It is sold in packs of 30 tablets and is gluten-free.

INGREDIENTS: iron bisglycinate 99,7 mg corresponding to 21 mg of Fe ion (150% RDA), vitamin C 80 mg, spirulina maxima eg 108,3 mg (15% phycocyanins), folic acid 400 mg, vitamin b12 2,5 mg.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: (1 tablet) iron bisglycinate 99,7 mg, vitamin C 80 mg,, spirulina maxima es 108,3, mg folic acid 400 mg, vitamin b12 2,5 mg

USE: 1 tablet 2-3 times a day, 15-30 minutes before main meals for at least three months.

WARNINGS: Do not exceed the recommended dose. The product should be kept out of the reach of children under three years of age


The one proposed by Homeopiacenza is a very interesting iron supplement as the tablets have a scheduled release of this mineral at 4 hours. This allows to limit gastric disorders often linked to iron intake and promotes its absorption. Also in this case the iron is not found alone but in combination with vitamin C and vitamin A. This supplement is free of gluten, lactose and GMOs.

INGREDIENTS: Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid); iron gluconate; microcrystalline cellulose; calcium phosphate; hydroxypropylmeticellulose; anti-caking agents: silicon dioxide; magnesium stearate; polyvinylpyrrolidone; vitamin A (retinyl acetate supported by sucrose and modified starch); glazing agents: corn starch; shellac; talc; glycerol; titanium; dioxide; E202; E405.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: 21 mg IRON gluconate, 1,2 mg Vitamin A, 240 mg Vitamin C.

USE: 1 to 3 tablets per day to be swallowed with water

WARNINGS: Do not take other products (drugs or dietetic) containing vitamin A


This iron supplement is suitable for the sweet tooth, compress they are indeed covered with dark chocolate! But the peculiarity does not end there, it is in fact liposomal iron, that is the mineral is combined with liposomes, microspheres made up of water and fat, able to encapsulate the mineral and transport it inside the body. It does not contain gluten or lactose. The package has 20 chocolate dragees.

INGREDIENTS: Coating agents: sucrose; dark chocolate; liposomal iron (iron pyrophosphate, corn starch, lecithin from sunflower seeds); Vitamin C (Calcium ascorbate); bulking agents: maltodextrin; cross-linked sodium carboxymethyl cellulose; acidity regulator: calcium carbonate; sliding agent: magnesium stearate; vitamin B1 hydrochloride (thiamine hydrochloride); vitamin B6 hydrochloride (pyridoxine hydrochloride); sweetener: rebaudioside A from stevia rebaudiana; folic acid.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: (for 1 candy) iron 30 mg, folic acid 400 mcg, Vitamin C 100 mg, vitamin B1 12, 5 mg, vitamin B6 9,5 mg.

USE: 1 sugared almond a day to chew and melt in your mouth like a chocolate.

WARNINGS: Keep out of the reach of children under 3 years of age. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose.


This supplement proposes iron in bisglycinate form: that is, bound to 2 molecules of glycine in such a way as to increase absorption in the intestine and avoid, among other things, typical digestive problems often found when taking iron. The package contains 90 capsules.

INGREDIENTS: Bulking agent: Microcrystalline cellulose. Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose. Bisglycinate iron. Anti-caking agent: Vegetable magnesium stearate.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: (for one capsule) Iron (bisglycinate) 20 mg

USE: Swallow 1 vegetarian capsule a day, with water, preferably with meals.

WARNINGS: Do not exceed the recommended dose. Keep out of the reach of children under 3 years of age.


+ iron also combines spirulina and chlorella microalgae, vitamin b12 and vitamin c from Acerola to the mineral. It is a less concentrated supplement than others that we have presented to you but which nonetheless offers the recommended daily dose of iron gluconate (RDA) or 14 mg plus a surplus given by the presence of algae that naturally contain it.

INGREDIENTS: Spirulina algae (Spirulina platensis L.) thallus powder, Chlorella wing (Chlorella pyrenoidosa Chick) thallus, Dog rose (Rosa canina L.) rosehips fruits dry extract * (70% vitamin C), Iron gluconate, thickeners: microcrystalline cellulose, gum arabic, tribasic calcium phosphate, anti-caking agent: silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin), * dry extract on corn maldostrine.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: (for 3 tablets) spirulina 750 mg, chlorella 300 mg, rosehip 171,6 mg, app. of vit. c 120 mg, iron 14 mg, vitamin b12 1 mcg.

USE: 2 tablets 20 minutes before lunch and 1 tablet 20 minutes before dinner with half a glass of water.

WARNINGS: Store in a cool and dry place, away from light.


Iron Complex is an iron based supplement ad high bioavailability with vitamin C, vitamin B12, folic acid and copper. Vitamin C, as is now known, promotes the absorption of iron. Long life recommends it in particular in case of intense physical activity and for women of childbearing age.

INGREDIENTS: bulking agent (dibasic calcium phosphate), l-ascorbic acid, iron fumarate. thickener (xanthan gum), anti-caking agents (stearic acid and vegetable magnesium stearate), iron bisglycinate, iron citrate, iron gluconate, copper gluconate, folic acid, cyanocobalmin, glazing agents (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose and polyethylene glycol).

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: (1 tablet) Iron (from ferroeme, iron fumarate, iron ascorbate, iron aspartate, iron amino acid chelate, iron citrate, iron gluconate and iron ketoglutarate) 21 mg, Copper (from copper gluconate) 1 mg, Vitamin C 75 mg, Folic acid 200 mcg, Vitamin B12 3 mcg

USE: 1 tablet a day with water during the meal

WARNINGS: Do not exceed the recommended dose. Keep out of the reach of children under 3 years of age.


It is a food supplement based on Iron, Manganese, Vitamin C, concentrated fruit and vegetable juices and plant extracts that is sold in different formats: syrup, tablets and single-dose vials with slightly different doses of iron but all without gluten, dyes or preservatives. The iron used is Con Ferro LipoCoated®, highly assimilable and well tolerated, microencapsulated (lipid "microsphere" of sunflower lecithin) which guarantees maximum absorption of the iron contained.

INGREDIENTS: (vials) In the measuring cap: LipoCoated® microencapsulated iron (iron pyrophosphate, rice starch, saccharide esters of fatty acids, sunflower lecithin), Rosehip fruit and titrated at 70% in vitamin C, folic acid, vitamin B12.

In the vial: concentrated Apple juice, Spinach leaves ef, Apricot juice concentrate, Watercress aerial part ef, Carrot root juice concentrate, Beetroot juice concentrate, Nettle leaves ef, Manganese.
(syrup): Concentrated Apple juice, Spinach leaves ef, Rosehip fruits titrated at 70% in vitamin C, Cress grass ef, concentrated juices of Apricot, Carrot and Beetroot, Iron gluconate, Nettle leaves ef, Manganese, folic acid, vitamin B12

(tablets): Spinach leaves pm, Beetroot juice concentrate dehydrated, LipoCoated® microencapsulated iron (iron pyrophosphate, rice starch, saccharide esters of fatty acids, sunflower lecithin), Apricot fruit dehydrated, Watercress aerial part es, Rosehip fruit es titrated at 70% in vitamin C, vitamin C, carrot root juice concentrate dehydrated, manganese, nettle leaves eg, folic acid, vitamin B12.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: (1 vial) 11 mg of Iron 82 (tablets) 10 mg of Iron (syrup) 15 ml provide 13 mg of Iron

USE: (vials) 1 per day, before the main meal
(syrup) 1 tablespoon (7,5 ml), 2 times a day before main meals.
(tablets) 2 tablets, before main meals.

WARNINGS: Do not exceed the recommended daily dose. Excessive consumption can have laxative effects. Keep out of the reach of children under three years of age. In the case of syrup, keep refrigerated after opening.

with the advice of Roberta Martinoli, surgeon and nutritionist biologist

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