What is the difference between Heme Iron and Non Heme Iron?
|Heme Iron||Non-Heme Iron|
|High Absorption(10-24 times greater absorption than non-heme iron).||Poor Absorption rates(2-20% absorption).|
|Can be taken with or without food.||Absorption is impacted by vitamin c, calcium, coffee, tea, and PPI’s.|
|Gentle on the stomach due to lack of “free iron” in the GI tract.||“Free iron” in the gut caues GI side effects.|
|Does not need to be taken with Vitamin C.||Normally taken with Vitamin C to help with absorption.|