Some liquid irons use sugars, dyes, alcohol, gluten, and other ingredients to improve the taste of their iron, which has a reputation for having an unpleasant taste. Other iron supplements like NovaFerrum are sugar free and taste great!
The Problem With the Taste of Many Iron Supplements
If you have ever taken or administered a iron supplement like liquid iron, you know how it can be unpalatable. Not only can it be disgusting as you take it, many iron supplements leave a bitter, metallic aftertaste. It is easy to understand how all iron supplements are loaded with sugar because how else can the flavor be masked?
NovaFerrum is a sugar free alternative to the iron supplements that may be loaded down with harmful chemicals and additives. Because sugar can increase cholesterol and contributes to diabetes, osteoporosis, eczema, cardiovascular disease, and weakened eyesight, we manufacture a sugar free iron supplement. Sugar also can inhibit the absorption of protein and causes food allergies (4).
Many moms are looking for a sugar free iron supplement because they know the dangers of giving their children too much sugar.
A Sugar Free Iron Supplement that tastes great
NovaFerrum’s liquid iron is naturally sweetened and does not contain the extras you see in many liquid iron supplements. Our product is free of sugar, alcohol, dye, lactose, and gluten. It has a delicious raspberry grape taste and fewer side effects than some iron supplements.
Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional disorder in the world, according to the World Health Organization (1). Our bodies must have iron to function properly. Iron is necessary for the production of hemoglobin, which carries oxygen to and from the lungs via red blood cells. Without enough iron, the red blood cells are depleted of the rich oxygen they need to function. As a result, you feel tired and weak and are at risk for developing iron-deficiency anemia (IDA) (2).
According to the Mayo Clinic (2), iron is also vital for your immune system and helps your body fight disease and infection. Iron can be found in lean red meat, poultry, salmon, dark green leafy vegetables, whole grains, beans, and fortified cereals. (3)
Insufficient iron intake causes you to feel constantly tired, to have shortness of breath, difficulty concentrating, or even chest pains. Children and infants may suffer problems with growth and development. (2)
If you suffer any of these symptoms, consult your doctor before going on any medication or iron supplements. There are many solutions to iron deficiency, including eating an iron-rich balanced diet. A simple blood test will determine if you are anemic or suffering from iron deficiency and a qualified physician will be able to provide a safe and effective course of action.
If your doctor determines you do indeed need an iron supplement, you might feel overwhelmed by the amount of over-the-counter and prescription options available. In some cases, a sugar free iron supplement may be the solution.
NovaFerrum is not intended to treat a disease and should be administered under a doctor’s recommendation. If you are suffering from symptoms associated with IDA, see your doctor for more detailed information regarding the benefits of a sugar free iron supplement, such as NovaFerrum.
- “Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Iron‚” – Office of Dietary Supplements; National Institutes of Health. http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Iron-HealthProfessional/
- “Iron Deficiency Anemia” – Mayo Clinic http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/iron-deficiency-anemia/DS00323
- “Vitamins and Supplements Lifestyle Guide” – WebMD http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/lifestyle-guide-11/supplement-guide-iron
- Skae, Teya.‚”The Harmful Effects of Sugar and Choosing Healthy Alternatives‚” http://www.naturalnews.com/022692_sugar_xylitol_stevia.html, 2-21-08
This educational material is designed to assist you in your discussion with health care professionals. It is not intended for use as the primary basis for medical judgments or decisions and does not replace personal consultation with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or any other medical professional.