Many people struggle with an iron deficiency that makes them feel sluggish, weak and may affect their immune function.
When you have low iron, it can often be slow to correct.
Taking an Iron supplement like Opurity Iron plus Vitamin C can help. The addition of vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, can significantly enhance the absorption of iron in the body.
Here's why taking vitamin C with iron can be helpful:
- Improves Iron Absorption from Plant Sources: (non-heme iron) is not as easily absorbed by the body as iron from animal sources (heme iron). Vitamin C can convert non-heme iron into a more absorbable form, which helps increase its uptake in the intestines. This is especially important for vegetarians and anyone following a plant-based diet.
- Reduces Iron Deficiency Risk: By improving iron absorption, vitamin C helps to prevent and manage iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia. Iron deficiency is a common nutritional concern that can lead to fatigue, weakness, decreased immunity, and impaired cognitive function.
- Supports Overall Health: Vitamin C is an essential nutrient with its own health benefits. It supports the immune system, aids in collagen production (important for skin health), acts as an antioxidant, and helps with wound healing.
Good sources of Iron
Shellfish (clams, oysters, and muscles), organ meat(liver, kidneys), red meat, tuna, legumes (beans, lentils, chickpeas, and soybeans), pumpkin seeds, and quinoa.
Good sources of Vitamin C
You’ll get vitamin C in citrus fruits (like oranges, grapefruits, and lemons), bell peppers, strawberries, kiwi, and tomatoes.
Some plant-based iron sources are naturally enhanced by vitamin C
Spinach, broccoli, and other leafy greens.
If you take iron supplements, be sure you choose a brand that is trusted for high-quality ingredients, and check the label to see that it includes vitamin C for better absorption.
UNJURY® Protein and Opurity® Vitamins are trusted by medical professionals for choosing the highest quality ingredients available.
Remember that excessive iron intake can be harmful. If you have concerns about your iron levels or are considering an iron supplement, it's best to talk with your healthcare provider before making any changes to your vitamin or supplement routine.