Comparison of NovaFerrum® vs Ferrous Sulfate Treatment in Young Children With Nutritional Iron Deficiency Anemia (BESTIRON)
This trial is available for viewing at ClinicalTrials.gov.
NovaFerrum is an iron supplement created by Gensavis Pharmaceuticals, LLC, and is available without a prescription. NovaFerrum comes in both liquid and capsule form.
NovaFerrum Iron Supplements are specially formulated to help meet the nutritional needs of age groups ranging from pediatric through geriatric. NovaFerrum’s main ingredient is of a polysaccharide-iron complex and unlike iron salts, it does not ionize, reducing those side effects commonly associated with most iron supplements.
Nutritional Iron Deficiency Anemia
Iron Deficiency Anemia is the most common nutritional deficiency and the leading cause of anemia in America. (1) Anemia occurs when a body’s supply of iron is too low to produce hemoglobin, necessary for the transport of oxygen by the red blood cells. (2)
Red blood cells not only carry oxygen, but they also remove carbon dioxide, a waste product in the body. When the body does not have enough iron, and the red blood cells do not have enough hemoglobin, the body may become anemic due to there not being enough iron to build healthy red blood cells.
Iron Deficiency Anemia may also prevent blood from flowing to organs and muscles. Some symptoms may include unusual levels of exhaustion and dizziness as well as pale or yellow-colored skin. (3)
The clinical study will help provide insight into how efficacious NovaFerrum is in treating nutritional iron deficiency anemia in infants and young children.
Please refer to ClinicalTrials.gov for more information on the study.
- “Recommendations to Prevent and Control Iron Deficiency in the US”, MMWR 1998. http://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/everyone/basics/vitamins/iron.html
- “Anemia”, American Society of Hematology http://www.hematology.org/patients/blood-disorders/anemia/5225.aspx
- “Iron-Deficiency Anemia” American Society of Hematology http://www.hematology.org/Patients/Blood-Disorders/Anemia/5263.aspx
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