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Herbal blood Floradix for the prevention of iron deficiency, for increased iron requirements
Vegetable special tonic with organically bound iron, fruit juices and medicinal herbs
Fresh blood and new strength!
Millions of people lack hematopoietic iron. If the organism is to produce its full performance, it needs sufficient iron. Since the body itself does not produce iron, a sufficient supply of this vital element is required.
Especially indicated is herbal Floradix in the following situations:
- Paleness and fatigue - often caused by iron
deficiency As our food usually does not contain sufficient amounts of iron, deficiency symptoms can easily occur, which can result in fatigue, reduced performance, lack of endurance, headaches, numbness of hands and feet, rough skin, pale appearance, nail ridges and brittle hair. In order to replenish the body's iron depot properly, a cure with a good iron preparation such as Floradix® with iron should be taken from time to time.
- Particularly vulnerable: Women and girls
Almost every second girl and every second woman today have too little iron in their blood. The reasons for this are menstrual bleeding, pregnancy and breastfeeding periods, which reduce the existing iron depot.
- Schoolchildren and adolescents need a lot of iro
n During growth age, a lot of iron is needed to build up blood pigment and the growth of body cells.
- Diet cures
Here too, Floradix® with iron has proven its worth as a natural supplement to the iron requirements of diet foods.
- Vitality in old
age In people in the second half of life, the normal absorption of iron through the intestine can be reduced. It often makes you feel listless and tired.
The bivalent iron of Floradix® with iron promotes blood formation. The natural drug Floradix® with iron with 750 mg iron per 1000 g was developed through intensive research. With Floradix® with iron, you get a drug that meets the latest scientific requirements and has been tried and tested many times. Fruit juices supplement the proven recipe and also contribute to digestibility.
Recommendation: in order for Floradix® to achieve the desired positive effect with iron, it should be taken for at least 2 ½ months.
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|Füllmenge (Volumen):||700 ml|
|Gesundheit:||Mineralstoffe & Vitamine, Produkte für Ihn, Produkte für Mütter, Produkte für Sie|
|country of origin:||Germany|
|Altersgruppe:||ab 6 Jahren|
|Shipping weight:||1,346 kg|
|Made in:||EU (Germany)|
|brand:||Floradix, Kräuterblut, Salus|
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Manufacturer contact: Herbaria Kräuterparadies GmbH, Hagnbergstraße 12, 83730 Fischbachau, Germany / SALUS Haus Dr. med. med. Otto Greither Nachf. GmbH & Co. KG, Bahnhofstr. 24, 83052 Bruckmuehl, Germany
The Herbaria herbal paradise GmbH is one of the first suppliers of the health food scene and active founding members of the first federal association Naturkost Naturwaren e. V. (BNN). Even today, natural food stores and organic markets are among our main customers, but also the delicatessen, ecological re-processors and the gastronomy appreciate the high-quality Herbaria products for many years. Since February 2006, we have been one of the few providers of gourmet products in the organic sector that combine high-quality nutrition and high culinary demands with the "Organic Gourmet" spice line.
Well over 200 Herbaria products can be found nationwide in over 4,000 health food stores and health food stores. The medium-sized company currently has 27 employees, the management of Herbaria is in the hands of owner Otto Greither and Erwin Winkler (CEO).
It is very important for us to make consumers aware that the organic market is an individual rather than a mass market. We maintain relationships with smallholder producers in Germany, Europe and the rest of the world.
Herbaria: herbal knowledge since 1919
The company Herbaria was founded in 1919 as a herbal company for the production of remedies. Herbaria branded products in the field of remedies such as Eva Aschenbrenner's 6 tea, a wide range of herbal teas and Herbasana natural products are based on a long tradition and a great deal of experience, and can be found in all organic stores.
From 1981, the Herbaria supplies the first health food stores as a specialist for organic teas, herbs and spices. In 1987, the company became active as a founding member of the first federal association Naturkost Naturwaren e. V. (BNN) and continues to develop it to this day. The common concern is: "Healthy, wholesome and natural foods". The extremely strict guidelines of the association take into account not only the ecological cultivation, but also an environmentally friendly, careful and as little as possible processing of the raw materials.
Due to a steadily growing demand for the well-known and proven organic products from Herbaria, the Upper Bavarian company on Lake Schliersee needs more and more space. The move to Fischbachau at the foot of the Wendelstein in the larger premises of a former bread factory finally took place in 2000.
Active environmental protection
With the production of food and the purchase of organically produced products, we and our customers assume long-term responsibility for the nature and climate of our earth. We support sustainable forms of cultivation and processing that conserve natural cycles, conserve the resources of soil, water and energy and promote biodiversity.
Our products bear the organic seal of the European Union. A proven, transparent and verifiable quality is thus the characteristic of our ecologically produced products. This includes, for example, the principal exclusion of irradiated or genetically modified raw materials and the complete abandonment of chemical preservatives. As co-founder and committed member of the Federal Association of Natural Food Natural Products e. V. (BNN), however, our company's strict quality criteria are far above the legal standards.
100 ml (corresponding to approx. 109 g) of solution contain as active ingredient
:703.3 - 773.9 mg iron(II) gluconate (Ph. Eur) corresponding to 81.75 mg iron(II) ions.
Ascorbic acid, aqueous extract (1:28,2) from a mixture of hibiscus flowers, bitter fennel, carrot, couch grass root, yarrow, angelica root, horsetail, ribwort plantain leaves, juniper berries, chicory root, bitter orange peel (3:2,3:2,3:2,3:1,15):1,15:1,15:1,15:1:0,64), extractant water, yeast autolysate, grape juice concentrate red, cherry juice concentrate, pear juice concentrate, blackberry juice concentrate, black currant juice concentrate, honey, rose hip thick extract, fructose syrup 70%, orange aroma, orange aroma, water.
- 735 mg iron(II) gluconate in 100 ml corresponding to 81,75 mg divalent iron.
- Excerpt from digestibility supporting and mineral-rich drugs
: hibiscus blossoms, bitter fennel, carrot, couch grass root, yarrow, angelica root, horsetail herb, ribwort plantain leaves, juniper berries, chicory root, bitter orange peel.
- Vitamin C-containing fruit juice concentrates and extracts
: grape juice concentrate red, cherry juice concentrate, pear juice concentrate, blackberry juice concentrate, black currant juice concentrate, rose hip thick extract.
Who needs Floradix
Floradix® for women
Women are more likely to have an increased need for iron.
Women of childbearing age are considered the main risk group for iron deficiency. Even in girls, the need for iron can increase after the onset of menstruation. A woman loses valuable iron month after month due to menstruation. Because blood loss means iron loss. This must be balanced by iron-rich food or an iron preparation.
Women need more iron
Women of childbearing age are considered the main risk group for iron deficiency. The focus is on pregnant women and nursing mothers. But even without pregnancy, the iron balance of women is at risk.
The body needs iron for the formation of new cells and blood and for numerous metabolic processes, including energy production. The doctor can read the state of the trace element in the body from the blood values. The serum ferritin shows how full the memory is. From puberty onwards, these values fall below those of male comparables for women. Menstruation, i.e. cyclic blood loss, takes its toll. About two thirds of the body's iron is bound to the red blood cells and the blood loss of a normal period is on average 30 ml (= 15 mg iron) and remains constant over many years.
Compensation is only possible through food. The body cannot produce iron itself. In order to ensure a balanced iron balance, menstruating women must consume about 15 mg iron daily with their meals. Even normal cyclic bleeding can often lead to a slight iron deficiency in women over the years.
High iron demand in certain life phases
In pregnant women, the increased need is added by the formation of new cells and blood for the child, the loss of blood during childbirth and subsequently the loss of iron through breast milk during breastfeeding. In many cases, compensation through food alone is hardly possible.
It can also become critical shortly before the menopause if the menstruation is prolonged by the hormonal change and can be particularly massive. Hormonal ups and downs during puberty also often cause heavy bleeding. Because additional growth spurts with new cell and blood formation in the iron reserves are required here, young girls are at risk of developing an iron deficiency, especially if one-sided and reduced diet ensures little replenishment.
Floradix® for the desire to have children
Ideally, women should replenish their iron reserves right from the start of family planning.
Particularly increased iron requirements arise, for example, from increased menstruation or during pregnancy and breastfeeding. In addition, folic acid is particularly important in the desire to have children and during pregnancy, since folic acid (folate) contributes to the growth of maternal tissue.
Folic acid even before pregnancy
Folic acid and growth are closely linked. For this reason, women who wish to have children and pregnant women should ensure that they have an adequate supply of the vitamin.
The central task of folic acid in the body is the formation of new cells and blood. Millions of cells are produced per second with their help: Cells for keeping the skin healthy and for hair growth, red blood cells for oxygen transport, white blood cells for defence against pathogens. Thus the vitamin is also an integral part of the growth process, which is why undersupply is critical, especially during pregnancy. Folic acid deficiency increases the risk of malformations of the central nervous system and the open back for the unborn child.
Folic acid in food
As vitamin B9, folic acid belongs to the group of B vitamins and is water-soluble. The natural form of vitamin in food is called folate. The body cannot produce folic acid, it must absorb it through food. Sources are green vegetables such as leaf salads, spinach, chard, broccoli and other cabbage, parsley, pulses, bran, whole grain, nuts and egg yolk. Folic acid is extremely sensitive to heat and UV light and degrades rapidly as food is stored, processed and cooked. A good yield only yields what is very fresh, raw or gentle, cooked with little water and low heat. Alcohol and also some drugs inhibit the absorption of folic acid in the intestine.
Need and dietary supplements
Many people do not manage to cover the daily requirement of 300 micrograms of folic acid (pregnant women 400 micrograms) with their diet. If the supply is not ensured, folic acid tablets are recommended as a supplement. Women who wish to have children are strongly advised to take folic acid. The combination with iron provides "double" safety. Both folic acid and iron are important for the formation of new cells and blood.
Floradix® in pregnancy
During pregnancy, the need for iron increases by 100%.
The trace element iron is important for blood formation, oxygen transport between mother and foetus and brain development in the unborn child. In addition, an iron depot for the first weeks of life is created for the child at the same time. Ideally, women who wish to have children should replenish their iron reserves at the beginning of their family planning. In the case of a diagnosed iron deficiency during pregnancy, the attending physician usually recommends taking an iron preparation.
Pregnant women need twice as much iron
Iron deficiency during pregnancy can severely disturb the mother's well-being and the healthy development of the unborn child. Doctors advise you to fill the memory early on, preferably when you want to have children.
Almost every second pregnant woman in Europe develops an iron deficiency, especially in the second and last trimester of pregnancy. This entails risks for mother and child. The pregnant woman feels exhausted, pale and listless. The heart is more stressed and the risk of infection increases. The children grow more slowly and are born with too little birth weight. The children's ability to perform can sometimes be diminished well into their school years, with learning and concentration deficits.
Iron from the beginning
Doctors already advise to take the trace element into focus when you want to have children. An iron-rich diet fills the stores. The best source is red muscle meat. Green leafy vegetables, legumes, whole grain products and seeds also contain iron. However, the body can use vegetable iron much less efficiently.
For pregnant women, early iron therapy is also recommended. Simply "blindly" taking iron is not advisable. Overcharging can also put a strain on the pregnant woman and her child. The doctor can see the status of the memory from the blood values. The "ferritin value" is meaningful (normal = 30-112 micrograms per liter). If necessary, iron preparations are recommended with the first pregnancy examination, but at the latest after the 13th week of pregnancy. This includes the nursing period: Blood losses at birth are a heavy drain on the stores and with milk production, the infant's iron requirements must also be covered.
Floradix® in the nursing period
For regeneration and breastfeeding, the body needs sufficient iron after birth.
For wound healing, new milk and blood formation, the body needs sufficient iron when breastfeeding. With 20 instead of 15 milligrams per day, the demand continues to increase. Sometimes a healthy diet alone is not enough to cover such deficits. Doctors therefore recommend checking the iron levels after birth and, if necessary, counteracting them with an iron preparation at an early stage.
Iron supply during the lactation period
The increased iron requirement during pregnancy does not stop at birth. The body needs sufficient iron for regeneration and breastfeeding.
Fit for the next generation with extra iron
Mothers with iron deficiency are tired and pale, sometimes breathless. They have an increased risk of infection and childbed fever and show themselves exhausted and dejected. Iron deficiency is considered a possible cause of "postpartum depression".
The first few weeks are not only very exhausting for the mother, but also very important for early childhood development. A close mother-child bond with strength for closeness and security is important for healthy psychosocial development. An achievement that can be difficult for a weakened and depressed mother.
Breast-feeding babies also need a good iron supply, because the newborn baby covers its needs through breast milk. An undersupply of the child's brain with iron risks developmental deficits with learning and concentration weaknesses until puberty.
Floradix® for children
Iron supports the mental development of children.
Children and adolescents may have an increased need for iron during their growth. Accompanying symptoms of growth can be fatigue, less attention and less drive. Especially in girls, the need for iron can increase after menstruation. A figure-conscious diet additionally reinforces this. Even in times of high mental challenge, iron supports normal cognitive development and memory performance.
When do children need more iron?
If you want to grow big and strong, you need iron. The body needs plenty of vital substances and in particular trace elements for growth and social and mental development.
Covering the iron needs of children and young people is often not easy. The little ones refuse varied, healthy food until their parents surrender and cook pasta with tomato sauce again. The big ones prefer fast food anyway. Who has bad eaters at home should have a look at the iron supply. Children and adolescents in particular have an increased need for iron.
The child's brain is developing rapidly. Around 86 billion nerve cells need to be formed, expanded and networked in the first few years. The metabolism is running at full speed and messenger substances provide the coordination - all this is iron-dependent, even the provision of the energy for it. The situation is similar with growth: The cell division required for this is iron-dependent and iron is the central building block of the red blood cells and provides the oxygen with which the body cells produce their energy.
The trace element also quickly becomes a scarce commodity among adolescents. This can be due to the strong growth, the increase in blood volume or the loss due to the onset of menstruation in girls. In addition, there is unbalanced nutrition (fast food, sweets) or eating disorders. Not to be neglected are excessive amounts of "iron robbers" such as cola. The phosphates and tannins of the soft drink enter the digestive tract in a hardly soluble compound with iron - the organism excretes the trace element unused.
When teenagers are tired, listless and irritable, hormonal changes are not always to blame. Their iron requirement is sometimes several times higher than that of adults. Many a "puberty symptom" turns out to be an iron deficiency symptom with an effect on school performance. Iron deficiency in children can still show developmental deficits years later, with delayed speech development and fine motor skills, with difficulties in learning tasks, poorer social competence and attention disorders.
Sometimes healthy food alone is not enough
The basis for filled iron stores is a healthy diet. In the first few months, that's iron-rich breast milk. From the 6th month onwards, the child's need increases due to growth and mobility and the iron content of breast milk decreases. Now meaty supplement is recommended. Then a varied mixed diet is ideal: lots of fruit and vegetables, meat, whole grains (bread, muesli), nuts, dairy products, sea fish and lots of liquid. Meat is the best source of iron. The body can make good use of the bivalent iron it contains. The "trivalent iron" of plant foods, on the other hand, is less. A glass of orange juice (vitamin C) with food increases the yield. Strongly growing teenagers, children and adolescents who eat too little or not balanced or who stand out due to fatigue and declining performance should have their iron levels checked by a doctor.
Floradix® for athletes
The increased need for iron during sporting activities should not be underestimated.
Those who often go to their personal limits in sport also reach the limit of their iron reserves. In sports medicine, iron deficiency is a frequently diagnosed nutrient deficiency. Possible causes: Loss particularly due to microbleeding and unbalanced nutrition. Athletes are particularly often affected by the additional iron loss during menstruation.
Athletes need more iron
Although the body meticulously recycles the iron, 1-2 mg are lost daily. For athletes, the loss of iron can even increase.
The strain of the body by sport demands more oxygen and energy. More red blood cells and more myoglobin, the iron-containing oxygen suppliers of the muscle cells, are needed. If iron is missing, the muscles can produce less power. Muscle growth is also triggered by myoglobin formation. Even carnitine, which transports fatty acids for energy production, can only be produced with iron as a cofactor.
In endurance athletes in particular, increased blood and myoglobin formation as well as losses due to sweat and micro-bleeding are consumed by the finest muscle tears in the reserves. The danger of slipping into deficit is high. The only source of replacement is food. However, special diet plans for athletes are not always rich in iron - e.g. frequent pasta dishes or one-sided, low-calorie foods for weight control. Who does without meat and decides for example for a purely vegane nutrition, reduces thereby likewise the iron admission.
Especially with a diet low in iron, athletes should pay attention to the iron supply at an early stage and consider a dietary supplement if necessary. A regular check of the iron values by the doctor is particularly recommended for endurance athletes. This allows a poor iron balance to be detected early and the intake of iron can be adjusted before an iron deficiency occurs.
Floradix® for Vegetarians and Vegans
It can be difficult for vegetarians and vegans to cover their iron needs.
There are plant foods that contain iron, such as legumes, green vegetables, whole grain products and nuts. However, the trace element contained in it (trivalent iron) is much less well utilised by the body, as it is difficult to dissolve in trivalent form and cannot be absorbed by the intestines in undissolved form. Our body can best utilize bivalent iron, since the bivalent form is water-soluble and can thus be absorbed by the intestine. If the daily iron requirement cannot be met, Floradix® Iron plus B12 vegan is recommended. Especially with vegan nutrition, a supplementary supply of vitamin B12 is necessary, because it cannot be available in the diet due to the renunciation of animal food.
Vegetable food with a lot of iron
An iron-rich diet is also possible without meat. Since the body does not absorb the iron from plant foods as well, it is important to pay special attention to the preparation.
In particular, nuts and kernels, pulses such as lentils and beans, and dried fruit are theoretically good sources of iron. However, it should be noted that the so-called trivalent iron from plant foods has a lower bioavailability than the divalent haem-bound iron found in meat. This means that the body cannot absorb the trivalent iron so well.
This makes it all the more important in a vegetarian or vegan diet to specifically promote the absorption of iron. This is possible, for example, through vitamin C, fruit acid or lactic acid, which can be taken together with iron to increase bioavailability. Substances that hinder absorption should not be consumed together with iron-rich food. These include calcium, e.g. in dairy products, and tannins from coffee as well as black and green teas.
There are also inhibiting substances in the plants themselves. For example, the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) recommends the soaking or germination of cereals and legumes in order to reduce the content of phytates that inhibit iron uptake.
Preparation is also important. For example, cooking can cause losses. For example, 100 g raw black salsify contains an average of 3.3 mg iron. After it has been cooked and drained, the average value is only 2.9 mg.
When switching to a purely vegetable diet, it is essential to ensure that the diet is sufficiently rich in iron. A doctor should regularly check the iron status so that it can be determined at an early stage whether a dietary supplement with an iron preparation is necessary.
Good vegetable iron sources
The figures are the average of the edible part per 100 grams.
Source for all data on iron content in food: Souci, expert, herb: [The composition of food, nutrition tables] Food composition and nutrition tables. Stuttgart, 2008 (7th, rev. and erg. edition).
Floradix® for the age group 50 plus
With increasing age it makes sense to keep an eye on the iron supply.
Iron deficiency becomes a topic especially in the second half of life, since symptoms such as tiredness and listlessness can intensify the existing complaints. In addition, the ability of the intestine to absorb iron decreases with increasing age. It therefore makes sense to keep an eye on the iron supply.
Iron is particularly important from 50 upwards
When fatigue creeps in, concentration decreases or the heart no longer wants it, it is not always age alone that is to blame. It could also be an iron deficiency.
But iron also has its "fingers with play" almost everywhere in the metabolism. It is indispensable for the networking and communication of nerve cells in the brain, cell division to maintain health and makes a contribution to hormone production. The body replaces damaged cells by dividing healthy ones from the neighborhood. Wounds are closed, skin and mucous membranes keep their stressed surfaces healthy, and the heart recovers at night. If the trace element is missing, the body can recover less well and damage accumulates. The risk of infection also increases. The organization of the defense against bacteria, viruses and fungi requires a rapid division of immune cells.
Worse tolerated in old age
Iron deficiency becomes an issue especially in the second half of life, because the symptoms can aggravate the existing complaints. This includes
Iron deficiency can additionally limit mobility and independence. The risk of infection increases and so does the risk of falling. Wound healing is worse and food is harder to eat. Lack of drive makes it difficult to maintain social contacts. Depression can turn into depression and concentration and memory disorders increase dementia. It is particularly critical for weak hearts (heart failure). Iron deficiency can increase the risk of complications.
It therefore makes sense to keep an eye on the iron supply. If there is a suspicion, your family doctor can determine the iron values in the blood count and recommend taking an iron supplement if necessary.
Floradix® for seniors
In old age it is often not so easy to eat iron-rich.
Changes in eating habits and a lack of appetite can be the reason for a poor supply of iron in old age. In addition, the normal absorption of iron through the intestines decreases over the years. Last but not least, the need for iron also increases during the recovery period after illness or through the intake of certain medications. For this reason, it is essential to ensure an adequate supply of iron in your diet. If iron levels are poor, the family doctor can help.
Rich in vital substances through the best years
Age often poses obstacles to a healthy diet. For example, a lack of appetite or dental problems can make it difficult to absorb healthy substances via the diet. A varied and complete menu is now particularly important.
But how can you eat enough healthy food if your appetite decreases? The art is to concentrate the nutrients without losing the pleasure. Wholemeal porridge and flaky products with milk, yoghurt and fruit are ideal as breakfast or snack, easy to swallow and digest. A smoothie contains two or three parts of fruit and vegetables and can also be refined with mineral herbs, valuable vegetable oils, wholemeal flakes and some honey. Where nutritional deficiencies threaten, selected nutrient preparations, for example, provide compensation.
The metabolism is dependent on sufficient fluid - at least 1.5 liters daily. Because the feeling of thirst also decreases in old age, it is helpful to put the amount down in the morning in the form of water bottles. If your heart or kidney function is impaired, you should consult your doctor. Too much fluid can cause damage here.
In addition, the utilization in the body can be supported. For example, a glass of orange juice provides vitamin C and thus increases iron absorption. Fat and sugar is to be enjoyed in moderation. Due to the lower calorie requirement, it increases the risk of overweight and consequently diabetes and high blood pressure.
Floradix® for inflammatory iron deficiency anaemia
Not every body can absorb iron equally well.
The iron metabolism of the body is a fine set of rules. Drug iron therapy is used when there is not enough iron ingested or available in the diet to meet iron needs and to prevent iron deficiency. However, increasing iron intake as needed does not always work. In such cases it may be useful to focus on the metabolism and influence it to better utilize the iron from food. The protein lactoferrin can help to activate the biophysiological utilization of iron - especially when there is an inflammatory iron deficiency.
What is lactoferrin?
Not every body can absorb iron equally well. The protein lactoferrin can help to activate iron utilization - especially when there is an inflammatory iron deficiency.
One swallow and the iron starts its way through the body. But whether or not it arrives where it is needed depends on many factors. The iron metabolism, which also includes the transfer of the iron ingested into the blood, is a fine set of rules. Since the body has no possibility of excretion after absorption into the blood, it strictly controls the absorption. In principle, this process is favourable because it ensures that only the required amount of trace element from the food paste in the intestine reaches the blood. It becomes more difficult when inflammations develop. This can happen, for example, with a high dose of iron over a long period of time. In this case and also in the case of an existing inflammation, the iron transfer into the blood is increasingly blocked - even if there is actually a need for iron.
The following section explains how inflammation affects iron transfer and how lactoferrin can improve iron utilization:
1. iron transfer from the intestine into the blood
The ingested iron (marked as "Fe" in the diagram) enters the intestine via the normal digestive tract. There, the iron transfer protein ferroportin ensures that the food iron from the small intestine cells passes into the bloodstream.
2. effect of inflammations
As soon as we ingest iron, the liver starts producing a peptide with 25 amino acids. This small protein is called hepcidin. According to current knowledge, it regulates the iron level in the blood. If the iron level in the bloodstream is high, the liver produces more hepcidin, which breaks down the iron transfer protein ferroportin. This means less iron gets into the blood. Hepcidin is also released in inflammatory reactions. Thus already existing inflammations can increase the Hepcidinspiegel and block the transfer into the blood - even if an iron need exists.
3. lactoferrin promotes iron absorption
The protein lactoferrin reduces inflammation factors and thus promotes the absorption of iron into the blood and its availability in the body. Blockages of the iron transfer caused by hepcidin as a result of the inflammation signal are minimized. This positive effect on the iron metabolism can stabilize blood values and Hb value.
The protein lactoferrin
For therapeutic use, lactoferrin is gently extracted from skimmed cow's milk while maintaining physiological activity. By the way, it is also a component of breast milk, where it inhibits inflammatory processes. The protein is inconspicuous in taste and can be taken as a capsule. After consultation with the doctor, it can be used for long-term dietary treatment of iron deficiency anaemia. It is important that a normal iron intake with food or a medicinal iron intake is still given. The use of lactoferrin can also be useful for the treatment of inflammation-related iron deficiency up to anaemia.
Floradix® with iron
Active ingredient: iron(II) gluconate. Field of application: In case of increased iron demand, when a risk for the development of an iron deficiency is discernible. An increased iron requirement exists in particular with increased iron loss, e.g. during menstruation. There is also an increased need for iron during pregnancy and lactation as well as during recovery from illness.
Contains invert sugar and fructose. Please note the package insert.
For risks and side effects, read the package insert and ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Please follow the dosage instructions, otherwise FLORADIX® WITH IRON cannot work properly.
Unless otherwise prescribed, adults and adolescents over 10 years of age take 3 times 15 ml per day with the enclosed measuring cup.
45 ml FLORADIX® WITH IRON contain 36.8 mg usable iron (II).
Children from 6 to 10 years: 2 times 15 ml.
30 ml FLORADIX® WITH IRON correspond to 24.5 mg iron(II).
It is not intended for use in children under 6 years of age.
Type of application:
Shake before use. It is best to take it chilled ½ Hour before meals.
Duration of application:
If you have any questions about the duration of use, please ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Note for diabetics:
15 ml correspond to 0,3 BE.