Reflex Albion® Ferrochel Iron Bisglycinate is a chelated and highly bioavailable iron supplement, formulated by Albion Laboratories, Inc. for Reflex Nutrition. Ferrous bisglycinate is said to have a 40% bioavailability, compared with other forms like ferrous sulphate (often seen in cheap iron supplements), with an estimated 20% bioavailability. Iron oxide (another form) has been shown to have essentially, zero bioavailability, with the additional risk of potential toxicity, making ferrous bisglycinate superior in quality.
Iron is an essential nutrient in human health, playing a role in immune function, cardiovascular health, cognitive development and red blood cell production.
Iron supplementation maybe vital for females of childbearing age; due to the menstrual cycle, their required daily intake is likely to be higher.
Properties of Iron:
- Required for normal energy-yielding metabolism; reduction of fatigue.
- Necessary for normal cognitive function.
- Red blood cell and haemoglobin formation and oxygen transport in the body.
- Healthy functionality of the immune system.