Ortho Iron Vegan is a vegan and lactoferrin-free version of Ortho Iron, AOR’s award winning iron formula. It includes synergistic nutrients that are necessary for proper iron absorption, and is useful for treating iron-deficiency anemia. Ortho Iron Vegan is well tolerated, and doesn’t tend to cause the side effects common to iron supplements such as nausea or constipation.
Anemia is the most common blood disorder in the world and is characterized by a reduced number of red blood cells. There are several different types of anemia, including iron deficiency anemia which is a result of low iron levels, and pernicious anemia which is caused by vitamin B12 and folate deficiency. Regardless of cause, symptoms of anemia include debilitating fatigue, weakness and difficulty concentrating, all of which improve with treatment. Ortho Iron Vegan provides iron, vitamin B12 and folate, and promotes proper red blood cell formation, and is therefore effective for the treatment and prevention of both iron deficiency and pernicious anemia.
Ortho Iron Vegan is formulated with supporting nutrients such as vitamins B6, vitamin C, zinc and copper, which help improve iron absorption while reducing the risk of side effects. Vegans and vegetarians will benefit from Ortho Iron Vegan because they are at a higher risk of anemia, as well as iron and B12 deficiency, simply because their diets do not provide the more absorbable, heme form of iron found in meat, and are lower in vitamin B12.
- Provides nutrients that prevent and treat iron deficiency anemia
- Contains a highly absorbable source of iron
- Includes minerals and vitamins that support the proper absorption of iron
- Non-constipating formula that is easy on the stomach
Iron (SunActive®Fe - ferric pyrophosphate) - 30 mg
Vitamin C (from ascorbic acid) - 200 mg
Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin) - 647 mcg
Folic acid (as calcium L-5-MTHF) - 800 mcg
Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxal-5’-phosphate) - 25 mg
Copper (from copper citrate) - 900 mcg
Zinc (from zinc citrate) - 6.75 mg
microcrystalline cellulose, lecithin (sunflower), maltodextrin (sweet potato), sodium stearyl fumarate. Capsule: hypromellose.
Take one capsule daily with food, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner. Take a few hours before or after taking other medications.
Taking a daily prenatal multi-vitamin-mineral supplement along with this product may result in constipation, diarrhea, and/or vomiting due to the high intake of iron.