• An innovative liquid polysaccharide-iron complex
• Bio-Ferra can rapidly replete iron deficiencies and is an ideal supplement to a vegan/vegetarian diet
• With a pleasant-tasting natural green apple flavor, Bio-FerraTM is well tolerated and easily incorporated into daily routine
Each teaspoon (5 mls) contains:
Iron (polysaccharide complex) ... 20 mg
Bio-Ferra is Cyto-Matrix's innovative liquid iron supplement. Similar to the body's own Ferritin molecule, this polysaccharide-iron complex provides optimal delivery of iron to the body while significantly reducing negative side effects and safety concerns commonly associated with iron supplements. This advanced liquid formulation is pleasant-tasting, well tolerated and easily incorporated into daily routine. Bio-Ferra can rapidly replete iron deficiencies and is an ideal supplement to a vegan/vegetarian diet.
300 mls per bottle
Dosage (adult): Take 1 teaspoon twice daily or as recommended by practitioner.
Iron can be toxic when levels exceed normal limits in the body; therefore, supplementation should be appropriate to need. Toxicity is of particular risk to infants and children due to accidental overdoses. Studies evaluating lethal dose of iron have revealed doses exceeding 5,000 mg/kg have not caused a lethal response whereas doses of around 230 mg/kg have demonstrated lethality in 50% of test subjects with iron salts.
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