ARE YOU AT RISK OF
Iron deficiency is very common and affects
1 in 2 healthy South African women. 1,2
Iron is an essential nutrient for your body, which you get from your food. 3 It is needed for your mental and physical health and to keep your energy levels up. 3,4 Sometimes your body’s demand for iron can exceed supply, and this can lead to iron deficiency. 3
Causes of iron deficiency include:
- Lack of iron in the diet e.g. vegetarian diets 3,5
- Blood loss e.g. heavy menstrual bleeding 3,5
- Malabsorption e.g. coeliac disease 3,5
- Increased needs e.g. pregnancy 3,5
Iron deficiency causes many symptoms including fatigue, irritability, lack of concentration, lowered exercise performance, unusual cravings for non-food items like dust or chalk. 5-7 Avoid feeling fatigued with the NEW iron supplement range.
Ferrimed®, SA’s #1 prescribed iron treatment, 8 brings you a NEW iron supplement range with added vitamins and minerals.
FerriFEM with added folic acid and B Vitamins for increased energy and mental sharpness in women 9
FerriGO with added B vitamins and magnesium to increase energy and enhance physical performance 6,9
FerriFIZZ with added B vitamins, Vitamin C & D, and Zinc to increase energy and boost immune function 6,9
References: 1. Miller JL. Iron Defi ciency Anemia: A Common and Curable Disease. Cold Spring Harbour Perspect Med 2013;3:a011866. 2. Phatlhane DV, Zemlin AE, Matsha TE, Hoff man M, Naidoo N, Ichihara K, et al. The iron status of a healthy South African adult populati on. Clinica Chimica Acta 2016;460:240-245. 3. Abbaspour N, Hurrell R, Kelishadi R. Review on iron and its importance for human health. J Res Med Sci 2014;19(2):164-174. 4. Haas JD, Brownlie T. Iron Deficiency and Reduced Work Capacity: A Criti cal Review of the Research to Determine a Causal Relationship. J Nutr 2001;131(2S-2):676S-688S. 5. Mayo Clinic. Iron Defi ciency Anaemia. Symptoms and Causes. [online] [cited 2017 July 25]. Available from: URL: htt p://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-onditi ons/iron-defi ciency-anemia/symptoms-causes/dxc-20266514. 6. Beard JL. Iron biology in Immune Functi on, Muscle Metabolism and Neuronal Functi oning. J Nutr 2001;131(2):568S-80S. 7. Radlowski EC, Johnson RW. Perinatal iron defi ciency and neurocogniti ve development. Front Hum Neurosci 2013;7:585. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00585. 8. Takeda. IMS Data. Sept 2017.
S0 FerriFem Capsules. Each capsule contains 24 mg elemental iron as iron (III)-hydroxide polymaltose complex, 2 mg vitamin B1, 2 mg vitamin B6, 15 μg vitamin B12, 60 mg vitamin C and 450 μg folic acid. S0 FerriGo Capsules. Each capsule contains 24 mg elemental iron as iron (III)-hydroxide polymaltose complex, 5 mg vitamin B1, 5 mg vitamin B6, 5 μg vitamin B12, 50 mg vitamin C, 40 mg magnesium, 9,5 mg zinc and 75 mg calcium. S0 FerriFizz Eff ervescent Tablets. Each tablet contains 24 mg elemental iron as iron (III)-hydroxide polymaltose complex, 10 mg vitamin B1, 15 mg vitamin B6, 10 μg vitamin B12, 200 mg vitamin C, 250 IU vitamin D3, 50 mg magnesium and 9,5 mg zinc.