by Kevin Lamberg
“Iron deficiency is the most common and widespread nutritional disorder in the world. As well as affecting a large number of children and women in developing countries, it is the only nutrient deficiency which is also significantly prevalent in industrialized countries.”
In addition to its vital role in the formation of red blood cells, iron is an essential micronutrient that allows the body to produce enzymes, hormones and other substances essential for proper growth and development. Many patients do not get enough from their diet and vegetarians may be especially challenged because, except some fortified foods, beef is one of the best natural sources of both iron and zinc. For those who choose to supplement their diet, a common side effect with traditional forms of the mineral is digestive upset, which can be intolerable. Additionally, conventional iron supplements may not be well absorbed making compliance to a supplement regimen of dubious value.
INNATE Response™ has a better solution to the traditional form of iron found in most supplements because it is delivered as a FoodState Nutrient™ in the food Saccharomyces cerevisiae. FoodState Nutrients are designed to be nutrient-rich food complexes with enhanced digestibility and nutritional value. Paired with vitamin C, vitamin B12, folate, beetroot and phenolics the formula offers optimal absorption.*
A long-standing study conducted in 1989 demonstrated that a higher bioavailability of the dietary iron can be achieved by increasing the content of food components enhancing iron absorption (ascorbic acid, meat/fish) or by decreasing the content of inhibitors (e.g., phytates, tannins). Moreover, a 2009 study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology that included eight participants for six consecutive days, found that dietary nitrate supplementation in the form of beet juice reduced oxygen cost of submaximal exercise and enhanced tolerance to high-intensity exercise. Additionally, we know folate works with vitamin B12 to help form red blood cells and beets naturally contain folate.
Iron Response™ provides an easy to digest, non-constipating form of iron with vitamin C, folate, vitamin B12 and phenolics in a new easy to swallow tablet. FoodState Nutrient™ iron is delivered in the food Saccharomyces cerevisiae and distinguishes the product as being different from any other iron supplements on the market. Combined with the synergistic cofactors it is easy to understand why Iron Response is a top selling product for INNATE Response™.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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 Stephen J. Bailey, Paul Winyard, et. al. Dietary nitrate supplementation reduces the O2 cost of low-intensity exercise and enhances tolerance to high-intensity exercise in humans. Journal of Applied Physiology Published 1 October 2009 Vol. 107 no. 4, 1144-1155 DOI: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00722.2009
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