Salus herbal blood Floradix with iron, 500ml (green/pharmacy product), medicine

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Herbal blood Floradix for the prevention of iron deficiency, in case of increased need for iron

Herbal special tonic with organically bound iron, fruit juices and medicinal herbs

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Salus Floradix Herbal Blood with Iron Special Herbal Tonic

Fresh blood and new strength!

Millions of people lack blood-forming iron. If the organism is to perform at its best, it needs sufficient iron. Since the body does not produce iron itself, a sufficient supply of this vital element is necessary.

Herbal Blood Floradix is especially indicated in the following situations:

  • Paleness and fatigue - the cause is often iron deficiency
    Since our food usually does not contain sufficient amounts of iron, it is easy to develop deficiency symptoms, which can manifest themselves in fatigue, reduced performance, lack of stamina, headaches, numbness of hands and feet, rough skin, pale appearance, nail grooves and brittle hair. In order to properly replenish the body's iron depot, a course of treatment with a good iron supplement such as Floradix® with iron should be carried out from time to time.

  • Particularly at risk: 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 as well as breastfeeding periods, which reduce the existing iron depot.

  • Schoolchildren and adolescents need a lot of iron
    At growing age, a particularly large amount of iron is needed for the build-up of blood pigment and the growth of the body's cells.

  • Diet cures
    Here too, Floradix® with iron has proven its worth as a natural supplement to the iron requirement in diet diets.

  • Vitality in old age
    In people in the second half of life, the normal absorption of iron through the intestines may be reduced. One then often feels listless and tired.

The bivalent iron of Floradix® with iron promotes blood formation. The natural remedy Floradix® with iron with 750 mg iron per 1000 g was developed through intensive research. With Floradix® with iron you receive a drug that meets the latest scientific requirements and has been tested many times. Fruit juices complement the proven formula and contribute additionally to the digestibility.

Recommendation: so that Floradix® with iron can achieve the desired positive effect, it should be taken at least 2 ½ months.

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Füllmenge (Volumen): 500 ml
drug: Yes
health: Minerals & Vitamins, Products for her, Products for him, Products for mothers
country of origin: Germany
age group: from age of 6
Shipping weight: 0,991 kg
Manufacturer: Salus
Made in: EU (Germany)
product group: Nutritional supplement / over-the-counter medicines
brand: Floradix, Kräuterblut, Salus
further properties: gluten free, non-alcoholic, non dairy, over-the-counter medicines, without preservative substances
Target group: Adults, Families, Mothers, Pregnant, Women
Manufacturer address: SALUS Haus Dr. med Otto Greither Nachf. GmbH & Co. KG, Bahnhofstraße 24, 83052 Bruckmühl, Deutschland

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.

Composition: 100 ml (corresponding to approximately 109 g) of solution contains as... mehr

Floradix with iron gets you going again The iron tonic with valuable herbs


100 ml (corresponding to approximately 109 g) of solution contains as active ingredient:
703.3 - 773.9 mg ferrous gluconate (Ph. Eur) corresponding to 81.75 mg ferrous ions.

Other ingredients:

Ascorbic acid, aqueous extract (1:28.2) of a mixture of hibiscus flowers, bitter fennel, carrot, couch grass, yarrow herb, angelica root, horsetail herb, ribwort 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 flavor, orange flavor, water.

Floradix® with iron contains:

  1. 735 mg of ferrous gluconate in 100 ml corresponding to 81.75 mg of bivalent iron.

  2. Extract of digestibility-supporting and mineral-containing drugs:
    Hibiscus flowers, bitter fennel, carrot, couch grass, yarrow herb, angelica root, horsetail herb, ribwort leaves, juniper berries, chicory root, bitter orange peel.

  3. 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, rosehip thick extract.
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Floradix®  for women

Women are more likely to have increased iron requirements.

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. This is because blood loss means iron loss. This must be compensated for by iron-rich food or an iron supplement . 

Floradix Salus herbal blood for women

Women need more iron

Women of childbearing age are considered the main risk group for iron deficiency. The focus is on pregnant and breastfeeding women. But even without pregnancy, women's iron balance is at risk.

The body needs iron for cell and blood formation and for numerous metabolic processes, including energy production. The doctor can tell how the trace element is doing in the body from the blood values. The "serum ferritin" shows how full the stores are. From puberty onward, these values in women fall below those of male comparison persons. Menstruation, i.e. the cyclical loss of blood, 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 averages 30 ml (= 15 mg iron) and remains constant for many years.

Compensation is only possible through food. The body cannot produce iron itself. To ensure a balanced iron intake, menstruating women must take in about 15 mg of iron daily with meals. Even normal cyclical bleeding can  often lead to a slight iron deficiency in women over the years.

High iron requirements in certain phases of life

Pregnant women also have an increased requirement due to the formation of new cells and blood for the child, blood losses during childbirth, and subsequent iron losses via breast milk during breastfeeding. In many cases, it is hardly possible to compensate for this with food alone.

It can also become critical shortly before menopause, when menstruation is prolonged and particularly heavy due to hormonal changes. The hormonal ups and downs of puberty also often cause heavy bleeding. Because growth spurts with the formation of new cells and blood also drain iron reserves, young girls are at risk of developing an iron deficiency, especially if an unbalanced and reduced diet ensures little replenishment.


  • Nielsen, P.: Diagnostics and therapy of iron deficiency with and without anemia (Bremen 2016).
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ernährung e.V.: Referenzwerte Eisen (2017).
  • Hallberg, L. et al: Constancy of individual menstrual blood loss, in: Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand (1964).

Floradix® for fertility

Ideally, women replenish their iron reserves already at the beginning of family planning.

Particularly increased demand for iron arises, for example, from increased menstruation or during pregnancy and lactation. Thus, it can make sense to pay attention to iron reserves even before pregnancy. In addition, folic acid is particularly important during pregnancy, as folic acid (folate) contributes to the growth of maternal tissue. 

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Folic acid even before pregnancy

Folic acid and growth are closely linked. Therefore, women who want to have children and pregnant women should pay attention to the sufficient supply of the vitamin.

In the body, the central task of folic acid is the formation of new cells and blood. Millions of cells are produced with its help every second: Cells for keeping the skin healthy and for hair growth, red blood cells for oxygen transport, white blood cells for defense against pathogens. Thus, the vitamin is also an integral part of the growth process, which is why an undersupply is especially critical during pregnancy. Folic acid deficiency increases the risk of malformations of the central nervous system and 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 the vitamin in food is called folate. The body cannot produce folic acid; it must absorb it through food. Sources include green vegetables such as leaf lettuce, spinach, chard, broccoli and other cabbage, parsley, legumes, bran, whole grains, nuts and egg yolks. Folic acid is extremely sensitive to heat as well as UV light and degrades rapidly as foods are stored, processed and cooked. Only what is very fresh, raw or gently cooked with little water and low heat will yield a good yield. Alcohol and also some drugs inhibit the absorption of folic acid in the intestine.

Need and dietary supplementation

Many people do not manage to cover the daily requirement of 300 micrograms of folic acid (pregnant women 400 micrograms) through their diet. If the supply is not assured, 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" security. Both folic acid and iron are important for the formation of new cells and blood.


  • Crider, K.: Population red blood cell folate concentrations for prevention of neural tube defects -bayesian model, in: BMJ (2014).
  • WHO Guideline: Daily iron and folic acid supplementation in pregnant women (2012).

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 fetus and brain development of the unborn child. In addition, an iron depot is simultaneously created in the child for the first weeks of life. Ideally, women who wish to have children should replenish their iron reserves at the beginning of family planning. If an iron deficiency is diagnosed during pregnancy, the attending physician usually recommends taking an iron supplement. 

Salus herbal blood Floradix in pregnancy

Pregnant women need twice as much iron

Iron deficiency during pregnancy can severely disrupt the mother's well-being and the healthy development of the unborn child. Doctors advise replenishing iron stores early on, ideally as soon as a child is wanted.

During pregnancy, a woman's  iron requirement increases by 100 percent to up to 30 mg daily. The developing child draws on the mother's iron stores with blood formation and growth, as does the large "placenta" to supply the child. In addition, the unborn child now builds up its own  iron stores for the first weeks of life. Replenishment comes only from food, but iron-rich foods alone are often no longer enough.

Almost every second pregnant woman in Europe develops an iron deficiency, especially in the second and last trimester. 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 performance can be reduced, in some cases well into their school years, with learning and concentration deficits.

Iron right from the start

Doctors recommend targeting the trace element  as early as the childbearing years. A diet rich in iron fills the stores. The best source is red muscle meat. Green leafy vegetables, legumes,  whole grains and seeds also contain iron. However, the body is much less able to utilize plant-based iron.

For pregnant women, supplemental  early iron therapy is recommended. Simply taking iron "blindly" is not advisable. An overload can also put a strain on the pregnant woman and her child. The doctor uses the blood values to see how the stores are doing. The "ferritin value"  (normal = 30-112 micrograms per liter) is informative. If necessary, iron supplements  are recommended with the first pregnancy examination, but at the latest from the 13th week of pregnancy. This includes the breastfeeding period: Blood loss during childbirth depletes stores vigorously, and  with milk production, the infant's iron needs must also be met.


  • Bührer, C. et al: Nutrition of healthy infants. Recommendations of the Nutrition Commission of the German Society for Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, in:  Monatsschrift Kinderheilkunde (2014).
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ernährung e.V.: Reference values iron (2017).
  • Fretham, S. et al: The Role of Iron in Learning and Memory, in: Advances in Nutrition (2011).
  • Kirschner, W. et al: Iron deficiency in pregnancy (Berlin 2011).
  • Nielsen, P.: Diagnostics and therapy of iron deficiency with and without anemia (Bremen 2016).

Floradix® during breastfeeding

For regeneration and breastfeeding, the body needs sufficient iron after birth.

For wound healing, milk and new blood formation, the body needs sufficient iron during breastfeeding. With 20 instead of 15 milligrams per day, the requirement is still increased. Sometimes a healthy diet alone is not enough to cover such deficiencies. Doctors therefore recommend checking iron levels even after birth and, if necessary, taking countermeasures at an early stage with an iron supplement. 

Salus herbal blood Floradix in the breastfeeding period

Iron supply during breastfeeding

The increased need for iron during pregnancy does not end with the birth. The body needs sufficient iron for regeneration and breastfeeding.

Childbirth is accompanied by considerable blood loss, and blood loss means iron loss. With the average 500 milliliters that a normal birth costs the mother, she loses about 200 mg of iron.  Depending on the birth, even more.  In addition, there are losses due to postpartum hemorrhage. Since pregnancy takes a considerable toll on the mother's iron reserves, the need can be great, especially after delivery.

The body now needs sufficient iron for wound healing, milk and new blood formation. At 20 instead of 15 milligrams per day, the requirement is still increased. Sometimes a healthy diet alone is not enough to cover such deficits. Doctors therefore recommend checking iron levels even after birth and, if necessary, taking countermeasures early on with a high-quality iron supplement. Once the stores are exhausted, there is a risk of anemia, which is known as "postpartum anemia" - anemia after childbirth.

Fit for the offspring with extra iron

Mothers with iron deficiency are tired and pale, sometimes short of breath. They have an increased risk of infections and puerperal fever and appear exhausted and depressed. Iron deficiency is considered a possible cause of "postpartum depression."

The first weeks are not only very stressful for the mother, but also very important for early childhood development. A close mother-child bond with strength for closeness and security are important for healthy psychosocial development. This is an achievement that can be difficult for a weakened and depressed mother. 

Breastfeeding mothers also need a good supply of iron, because the newborn covers its needs through the mother's milk. An undersupply of iron to the child's brain risks developmental deficits with learning and concentration deficits until puberty.


  • Nielsen, P.: Diagnosis and therapy of iron deficiency with and without anemia (Bremen 2016).
  • Fretham, S. et al: The Role of Iron in Learning and Memory, in Advances in Nutrition (2011).
  • Bergmann, R. et al: Diagnosis and treatment of anemia and iron deficiency in pregnancy and the puerperium (Stuttgart 2009).
  • Körner, U. et al: Nutritional counseling in pregnancy and lactation (Stuttgart 2014).
  • Moehler, E. et al: Archieves of Women's Mental Health - Maternal depressive symptoms in the postnatal period are associated with long-term impairment of mother-child bonding (Vienna 2006).
  • Stiefel, A. et al: Midwifery (Stuttgart 2013).

Floradix® for children

Iron supports the mental development of children.

Children and adolescents may have increased iron requirements during their growth. Accompanying symptoms of growth can be fatigue, lower attention and less drive. In girls in particular, the need for iron can increase after the onset of menstruation. A figure-conscious diet additionally reinforces this. Iron also supports normal cognitive development and memory performance during times of high mental challenge. 

Salus herbal blood Floradix for children

When do children need more iron?

Anyone who wants to grow big and strong needs iron. This is because the body needs plenty of vital substances and especially the trace element for growth as well as social and mental development.

Meeting the iron requirements of children and adolescents is often not easy. The little ones refuse varied, healthy food until the parents capitulate and cook pasta with tomato sauce again. The older ones prefer fast food anyway. Those who have poor eaters at home should take a look at their 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 have to be formed, developed and networked in the first few years. Metabolism runs at full speed and messenger substances ensure coordination - all this is iron-dependent, even the provision of energy for it.  The situation is similar with growth: The cell division necessary for this is iron-dependent, and iron, as a central building block of red blood cells, supplies the oxygen with which the body's cells produce their energy for this purpose.

The trace element also quickly becomes a scarce commodity in young people. This can be due to strong growth,  to the increase in blood volume or to the loss due to the onset of menstruation in girls. In addition, there is an unbalanced diet (fast food, sweets) or eating disorders. Not to be neglected are excessive amounts of "iron robbers" such as cola. The phosphates and tannic acids (tannins) in the soft drink form compounds with iron that are difficult to dissolve in the digestive tract - the organism excretes the trace element unused.

When teenagers are tired, listless and irritable, hormonal changes are not always to blame. In some cases, their iron requirements are several times higher than those of adults. Many a "puberty symptom" turns out to be an iron deficiency symptom, with effects on school performance. Iron deficiency in children can show developmental deficits even years later, with delayed speech development and fine motor skills, difficulties with learning tasks, poorer social skills and attention deficits.

Sometimes healthy food alone is not enough

The basis for filled iron stores is a healthy diet. In the first months, this is the iron-rich breast milk. From the 6th month, the child's needs increase due to growth and mobility, and the iron content of breast milk decreases. Now meat containing food is recommended as a supplement  .  After that, a varied mixed diet is ideal:  Lots of fruits and vegetables, meat, whole grains (bread, muesli), nuts, dairy products, sea fish and plenty of fluids. Meat is the best source of iron. The body can utilize the bivalent iron it contains well. The "trivalent iron" of plant foods, on the other hand, less so. A glass of orange juice (vitamin C) with the meal increases the yield. Teenagers, children and adolescents who are growing rapidly, who eat too little or not a balanced diet, or who are conspicuous by fatigue and declining performance, should have their iron levels checked by a doctor.


  • Eliot L.: What's going on inside? (Berlin 2002).
  • Nielsen, P.: Diagnosis and therapy of iron deficiency with and without anemia (2016).
  • Sanes, D.: Development of the Nervous System (Cambridge 2012).
  • Fretham, S. et al: The Role of Iron in Learning and Memory, in Advances in Nutrition (2011).
  • Marques, R. et al: Breastfeeding exclusively and iron deficiency anemia during the first 6 months of age, in: Scielo (2014).
  • Domellöf, M. et al: Iron absorption in breast-fed infants: effects of age, iron status, iron supplements, and complementary foods, in: The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2002).

Floradix® for athletes

The increased need for iron during sporting activities should not be underestimated.

Those who often push their personal limits during sports also reach the limit of their iron reserves. In sports medicine, iron deficiency is a commonly diagnosed nutrient deficiency. Possible causes: Loss in particular due to microhemorrhages and an unbalanced diet. Female athletes are particularly frequently affected by the additional loss of iron during menstruation. 

Salus herbal blood Floradix for athletes

Athletes need more iron

Although the body meticulously recycles iron, 1-2 mg is lost daily. In athletes, iron loss may even increase.

As the "vehicle" for oxygen transport in the body, iron is the linchpin of our performance. Iron not only gives cells their red color, but also the ability to bind oxygen and transport it from the lungs to the body's cells. With the oxygen supplied, iron-containing enzymes tirelessly build universally usable energy carriers on site - similar to a battery supply. The entire body uses this energy.

The strain placed on 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 lacking, the muscles can perform less. Muscle growth is also only triggered by myoglobin formation. Even carnitine, which transports fatty acids for energy production, can only be formed with iron as a cofactor.

Particularly in endurance athletes, the increased formation of blood and myoglobin, as well as losses via sweat and micro-bleeding due to minute muscle tears, deplete supplies. The risk of slipping into deficit is high. The only source of replacement: food. However, special diet plans for athletes are not always rich in iron - for example, frequent pasta dishes or  one-sided, low-calorie food for weight control. Those who forgo meat and opt for a purely vegan diet, for example, also reduce their iron intake as a result.

Particularly in the case of an iron-poor diet, athletes should pay attention to their iron supply at an early stage and consider taking a dietary supplement if necessary. Regular monitoring of iron levels by a 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 develops.


  • Baron, D.; Berg, A.: Optimal nutrition for the athlete (Stuttgart 2005).
  • Nielsen, P.: Diagnostics and therapy of iron deficiency with and without anemia (Bremen 2016).
  • Schrezenmeier, H.: Eisenmangelanämie (Stuttgart 2011).

Floradix® for vegetarians and vegans

For vegetarians and vegans, it can be difficult to meet iron requirements.

There are plant foods that contain iron, such as legumes, green vegetables, whole grains and nuts. However, the trace element contained in these foods (trivalent iron) is much more poorly utilized 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 need for iron can not be met, Floradix® iron plus B12 vegan is recommended. Because especially with a vegan diet, a supplementary supply of vitamin B12 is necessary, because it can not be available due to the renunciation of animal foods in the diet. 

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Vegetable food with much iron

An iron-rich diet is also possible without meat. However, since the body absorbs iron from plant foods more poorly, special attention must be paid to the preparation.

In particular, nuts and seeds, legumes 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 heme-bound iron found in meat. This means that the body cannot absorb the trivalent iron as well.

This makes it all the more important to specifically promote the absorption of iron in a vegetarian or vegan diet. This can be done, for example, with vitamin C, fruit acid or lactic acid, which, when taken together with iron, can increase bioavailability. Substances that hinder absorption should not be consumed together with iron-rich foods. These include calcium, e.g. in dairy products, and tannins from coffee and black and green tea.

There are also inhibitory substances in the plants themselves. For example, the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) recommends soaking or sprouting grains and legumes to reduce the content of phytates, which inhibit iron absorption.

Preparation is also important. For example, cooking can result in losses. for example, 100 g of raw salsify contains an average of 3.3 mg of iron. After it has been cooked and drained, the value is only 2.9 mg on average.

When switching to a purely plant-based 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 supplementation with an iron supplement is necessary.

Good plant sources of iron

The figures are the mean value for the edible portion per 100 g.             

  • Sesame seeds               10 mg
  • Amaranth, seed          9.0 mg
  • Pistachio                   7.3 mg
  • Sunflower seeds        6.3 mg
  • Rolled oats              5.8 mg
  • Apricot, dried        4.4 mg
  • Almond, sweet               4.1 mg
  • Hazelnut                3.8 mg
  • Parsley                 3.6 mg
  • Dandelion leaves           3.4 mg
  • Fig, dried            3.3 mg
  • Cashew nut               2.8 mg
  • Plum, dried          2.3 mg
  • Lentils, cooked            2.1 mg
  • White beans, cooked       2.1 mg
  • Lamb's lettuce                  2.0 mg
  • Pickled cucumbers, pickled cucumbers (lactic acid) 1.6 mg
  • Endive                  1.4 mg
  • Peas, green, cooked and drained  1.3 mg
  • Currants, black       1.3 mg
  • Raspberry                 1.0 mg

Source for all information on iron content in foods: Souci, Fachmann, Kraut: [The composition of foods, nutrition tables] Food composition and nutrition tables. Stuttgart, 2008 (7th, rev. and supplemented ed.).


  • Federal Institute for Risk Assessment: Questions and answers on iron in food (2017).
  • Nielsen, P.: Diagnostics and therapy of iron deficiency with and without anemia (Bremen 2016).
  • Souci, S. et al: The composition of food, nutrition tables (Stuttgart 2008).

Floradix® for the age group 50 plus

With increasing age, it makes sense to keep an eye on the iron supply.

Iron deficiency becomes an issue especially in the second half of life, as symptoms such as fatigue and listlessness can aggravate existing complaints. In addition, the ability of the intestine to absorb iron decreases with age. It therefore makes sense to keep an eye on the iron supply. 

Salus herbal blood Floradix for the age group 50 plus

Iron is particularly important from the age of 50

When fatigue creeps in, concentration wanes or the heart doesn't want to go on, it's not always just age that's to blame. It could also be an iron deficiency.

Iron is important for performance and maintaining health. This applies first and foremost to the supply of oxygen. About two-thirds of the body's iron is responsible for transporting oxygen as a building block of the red blood pigment hemoglobin on the red blood cells. All organs, especially the heart and brain, depend on an adequate supply. With the oxygen supplied, they produce the energy for their performance, including the pumping function of the heart, the endurance and strength of the muscles, brain performance and the production of body heat.

However, iron also has its "fingers in the pie" almost everywhere in metabolism. It is indispensable for  the networking and communication of nerve cells in the brain,  cell division to maintain health and contributes to hormone production. The body replaces damaged cells by dividing healthy ones from the neighborhood. This is how wounds are closed, how skin and mucous membranes keep their stressed surfaces healthy, how the heart recovers at night. If the trace element is lacking, the body has a harder time recovering and damage accumulates. The risk of infection also increases. The organization of defense against bacteria, viruses and fungi requires rapid division of immune cells.

Less well tolerated in old age

Iron deficiency becomes a particular issue in the second half of life because symptoms can exacerbate existing conditions. These include

  • Tiredness and fatigue
  • reduced cardiac output
  • Listlessness
  • poorer immune function
  • Decline in mental performance, confusion, dizziness
  • less muscle strength
  • Hair loss
  • restless legs (restless legs)
  • disturbed heat regulation
  • dry skin and dry mouth

Iron deficiency can additionally limit mobility and independence. The risk of infection increases, as does the risk of falling. Wound healing is poorer and  eating is more difficult. Lack of drive makes it difficult to maintain social contacts. Dejection can turn into depression, and concentration and memory problems exacerbate dementia. It is particularly critical for weak hearts (cardiac insufficiency). Iron deficiency can increase the risk of complications.

It therefore makes sense to keep an eye on the iron supply. In the event of a suspected deficiency, a family doctor can determine the iron levels in the blood count and, if necessary, recommend that take an iron supplement .


  • Nielsen, P.: Diagnosis and treatment of iron deficiency with and without anemia (2016).
  • Carlson, E. et al: Iron Is Essential for Neuron Development and Memory Function in Mouse Hippocampus, in: The Journal of Nutrition (2009).
  • Sharma, R. et al.: Haemoglobin predicts survival in patients with chronic heart failure - a substudy of the ELITE II trial, in: The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2004).
  • Latado, A. et al.: Comparison of the effect of anemia on in-hospital mortality in patients with versus without preserved left ventricular ejection fraction, in: The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2006).

Floradix® for seniors

Eating iron-rich foods is often not so easy in old age.

Changes in dietary habits and lack of appetite may be the reason for poor iron intake in old age. In addition, the normal absorption of iron by the intestines decreases with age. Last but not least, iron requirements also increase during the recovery period after illness or when taking certain medications. It is therefore essential to ensure an adequate supply of iron in the diet. If iron levels are poor, your family doctor can help. 

Salus herbal blood Floradix for seniors

Rich in vital substances through the best years

Age often puts obstacles in the way of a healthy diet. For example, a lack of appetite or dental problems can make it difficult to absorb healthy substances through the diet. A varied and wholesome diet is particularly important at this time.

As the years go by, the body needs fewer and fewer calories because the basal metabolic rate decreases and the energy-consuming muscle mass declines. The need for vital substances, on the other hand, increases because the organism finds it increasingly difficult to utilize them and many metabolic processes no longer run "smoothly" on their own. The diet should contain plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, supplemented by whole grains, lean meat, fish, dairy products (little butter), legumes, nuts, seeds and vegetable oils.

But how to eat enough healthy food when the appetite decreases?  The trick is to concentrate the nutrients without losing the pleasure. Whole grain porridge and finely flaked products with milk, yogurt and fruit are ideal as breakfast or snack, easy to swallow and digest. A  "smoothie" contains two or three parts fruit and vegetables and can also be enhanced with mineral-rich herbs, valuable vegetable oils, whole grain flakes and a little honey. Where deficiencies in the diet threaten, for example selected nutrient preparations provide a balance.

The metabolism is dependent on sufficient liquid - at least 1.5 liters daily. Because the feeling of thirst also diminishes in old age, it is helpful to set aside the amount in the form of water bottles in the morning. If you have impaired heart or kidney function, you should ask your doctor. Here, too much fluid can be harmful.

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. Fatty and sugary foods should be enjoyed in moderation. Due to the lower calorie requirement, it increases the risk of obesity and, as a consequence, diabetes and high blood pressure.


  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ernährung e.V.: Vollwertig essen und trinken nach den 10 Regeln der DGE (2017).
  • Meyer, J. et al: Rational diagnostics and therapy in internal medicine (Munich 2017).

Floradix® for iron deficiency anemia due to inflammation

Not every body can absorb iron equally well.

The body's iron metabolism is a fine set of rules. Iron therapy with drugs kicks in when not enough iron is absorbed or available in the diet to ensure iron needs are met 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 dietary iron. The protein lactoferrin can help to activate the biophysiological utilization of iron - especially when there is an inflammation-related iron deficiency. 

Salus herbal blood Floradix for iron deficiency anemia due to inflammation

What is Lactoferrin?

Not everyone's body can absorb iron equally well. The protein lactoferrin can help activate iron utilization - especially when there is an inflammation-related iron deficiency.

Swallow once and the iron begins its journey through the body. But whether it reaches where it is needed depends on many factors. Iron metabolism, which includes the transfer of ingested iron into the blood, is a finely tuned 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 favorable, because it ensures that only the required amount of the trace element from the food mush in the intestine also enters the blood. It becomes more difficult when inflammation occurs. This can happen, for example, if a high dose of iron is taken over a long period of time. In this case, and also in the case of an already existing inflammation, the transfer of iron 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 restore iron utilization:

1. Iron transfer from the intestine to the blood

Ingested iron (labeled "Fe" in the graphic) enters the intestine through the normal digestive pathway. There, the iron transfer protein ferroportin ensures that dietary iron passes from the cells of the small intestine into the bloodstream.

Salus herbal blood Floradix iron transfer from intestine to blood

2. Effect of inflammation

As soon as we ingest iron, the liver begins to produce a peptide containing 25 amino acids. This small protein is called hepcidin. It regulates the level of iron in the blood, according to current knowledge. If the iron level in the bloodstream is high, the liver produces more hepcidin, which breaks down the iron transfer protein ferroportin. Thus, less iron enters the blood. Hepcidin is also secreted during inflammatory reactions. Thus, pre-existing inflammation can increase hepcidin levels and block transfer into the blood - even when iron is needed.

Salus herbal blood Floradix effect of inflammation

3. Lactoferrin promotes iron absorption

The protein lactoferrin reduces inflammatory factors and thus promotes iron uptake into the blood and delivery to the body. Blockages of iron transfer caused by hepcidin as a result of the inflammatory signal are minimized. This positive effect on iron metabolism can stabilize blood values and Hb levels.

Salus herbal blood Floradix Lactoferrin promotes iron absorption

The protein lactoferrin

For therapeutic use, lactoferrin is gently extracted from skimmed cow's milk while preserving its physiological activity. Incidentally, it is also a component of breast milk, where it inhibits inflammatory processes. The protein has an inconspicuous taste and can be taken as a capsule. After consultation with the doctor, it can be used for the dietary treatment of iron deficiency anemia in the long term. It is important that a normal iron supply with food or a medicinal iron supply continues to be given. The use of lactoferrin can also be useful in the treatment of iron deficiency due to inflammation and anemia.


  • Paesano, R. et al: Body iron delocalization - the serious drawback in iron disorders in both developing and developed countries, in: Pathogens and Global Health (2012).
  • Schümann, K. et al: Risks and benefits of iron supplementation: recommendations on iron intake critically reviewed, in: Perspectives in Medicine (2014). 
Mandatory information: Floradix® with iron Active substance: ferrous gluconate.... mehr

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Floradix® with iron

Active substance: ferrous gluconate. Indications: In case of increased need for iron, if a risk of developing an iron deficiency is evident. An increased iron requirement exists in particular in the case of increased iron loss, e.g. during menstruation. Furthermore, there is an increased need for iron during pregnancy and lactation as well as during the recovery period after illness.
Contains invert sugar and fructose. Please see package insert.
For risks and side effects, read the package leaflet and ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Direction for use:

Please follow the dosage instructions, otherwise FLORADIX® WITH IRON may not work properly.


Unless otherwise prescribed, Adults and adolescents 10 years of age and older take 15 ml 3 times per day using the enclosed measuring cup.
45 ml FLORADIX® WITH IRON contains 36.8 mg of usable iron(II).

Children from 6 to 10 years: 2 times 15 ml.
30 ml of FLORADIX® WITH IRON corresponds to 24.5 mg of iron(II).

Use is not intended for children under 6 years of age .

Method of administration:

Shake before use. It is best taken chilled ½ hour before meals.

Duration of use:

If you have any questions regarding clarification of duration of use, please consult a physician or pharmacist.

Note for diabetics:

15 ml corresponds to 0.3 BE.

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