Iron Chelate

gluten free iron chelate

Iron chelate, also known as iron bisglycinate, is a highly absorbable iron salt. Iron is an essential body element.

Iron is utilized in the hemoglobin of red blood cells, in order to transport oxygen from the lungs to the tissues and to transport carbon dioxide back to the lungs. Iron is also a key component of myoglobin to store and diffuse oxygen in muscle cells.


Iron deficiency results in anemia, fatigue, muscle weakness as well as diffuse hair loss.


Potential side effects:

  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Diarrhea
  • Bloating
  • Metallic taste

Potential drug interactions:

  • Tetracycline antibiotics
  • Quinolone antibiotics
  • Penicillamine
  • Methyldopa
  • Levodopa
  • Bisphosphonates
  • Calcium salts
  • Antacids

Relative contraindications:

  • Acute infections

Complementary natural products:

  • Vitamin C/Rose Hip Blend


Contents: 120 VCaps


Dosage information:

The recommended dose of iron chelate is 18 mg taken 1 or 2 times a day with or after meals.


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Selected references:

Ashmead SD. The chemistry of ferrous bis-glycinate chelate. Arch Latinoam Nutr. 2001 Mar;51(1 Suppl 1):7-12.


Hertrampf E, Olivares M. Iron amino acid chelates. Int J Vitam Nutr Res. 2004 Nov;74(6):435-43.


Mimura EC, Breganó JW, Dichi JB, Gregório EP, Dichi I. Comparison of ferrous sulfate and ferrous glycinate chelate for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia in gastrectomized patients. Nutrition. 2008 Jul-Aug;24(7-8):663-8.




These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

All information contained on this website is intended for informational and educational purposes only, and is not intended nor suited to be a replacement or substitute for professional medical treatment or for professional medical advice relative to a specific medical question or condition.

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