PPI’s & Iron Deficiency

“Iron Deficient? “Have GERD or frequent Indigestion?” Then you’re probably taking a Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) like Prilosec, Prevacid, Dexilent, Aciphex, or Protonix.  If so, you should be taking Proferrin® because PPI’s can and do impair absorption of non-heme iron. Your “typical” iron supplement won’t help if you’re taking a PPI,  according to Dr. SharmaContinue reading “PPI’s & Iron Deficiency”

Athletes and Iron

Why Do Athletes Need Iron? Adequate levels of iron in the blood are critical for athletes because of the role iron plays in binding oxygen, which must circulate throughout the lungs and muscles in the body.  Vigorous training stimulates an increase in the number of red blood cells and small blood vessels, increasing the physiologicalContinue reading “Athletes and Iron”

Fighting Iron Deficiency during Pregnancy

Fighting Iron Deficiency During Pregnancy with Proferrin® ES and Forte Iron Supplements Taking good care of your health and the health of your baby is crucial during pregnancy. One condition that affects some women is low iron during pregnancy; iron deficiency occurs when there is not enough iron in your blood. Without adequate iron supplementation,Continue reading “Fighting Iron Deficiency during Pregnancy”