Iron is an essential nutrient often lacking in the diet, especially for infants, women of childbearing age and pregnant women. When we lack iron in the body, hemoglobin decreases and we experience inefficiency, constipation, gastric disorders, and diarrhea. Iron is an essential nutrient that transports oxygen to the brain and muscles. Iron deficiency affects men and women, every nationality and all economic groups and is especially lacking in infants, children, child-bearing and pregnant women. Disease resistance, learning ability, work capacity, and mental concentration are all reduced by iron deficiency. Many iron sources that exhibit the best bioavailability, however, adversely affect product quality by accelerating lipid oxidation, producing unfavourable colour or flavour and causing severe irritation of the gastrointestinal system.
Active Fe disperses insoluble iron (ferric pyrophosphate) in liquid formulations without precipitation, iron flavour or change in colour. It is stable against heat, salt, pH and oxidation. Active Fe is mild on the gastrointestinal system, providing a no irritating iron fortification with superior properties and bioavailability.