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Looking for an easier way to raise your iron levels? I’d love the chance to introduce you to one of our newest products: Easy Iron. But, I don’t think that can really start without a deep dive on the subject of iron, in general. A general understanding of how it works in your body can help you find the best ways to raise your iron levels.
But, let’s pull back for a second. Maybe you’re new here and need to be brought up to speed. My name’s Dr. C, and we’re rolling out a whole new line of thyroid-specific supplements for you to enjoy. You can find out more here (Click Here: Discover our new line of products!)
What Is Easy Iron?
Iron is a big deal. After all, the vast majority of women with thyroid disease happen to be low in it. And, when they are, they feel more tired, have thinning hair, and don’t sleep well at all.
Subsequently, it is far too often that women try to raise their iron, but it doesn’t work. Diets don’t help, and pills either don’t work or bother their stomachs too much.
But, strong new evidence suggests that oral iron can work for most! It turns out that there’s a combination at play here that can lead to huge benefits, which includes:
- The form of iron
- The specific dosage
- What is combined with it
Each can make a huge difference. And, when you get all three right, it can be a massive gamechanger! The best part? I was able to formulate one that will work as a single pill taken every day. One pill, each day, made easy for you.
But, what’s in it and how does it work? I want to share with you all the details, so that you can have full confidence that Easy Iron is exactly what you need (and what you can trust).
What Is The Formulation For Easy Iron?
Easy Iron is made up of:
- 200 mg of ferrous fumarate
- 125 mg of vitamin C
- 25 mg of citric acid
- 5 mg of bioperine
The Benefits of Easy Iron
The ingredients found in Easy Iron have been clinically proven to:
- Improve ferritin levels with once-daily dosing.
- Absorb more easily than other forms of oral iron.
- Be tolerable by many individuals otherwise sensitive to oral iron.
How Do You Use Easy Iron?
All you have to do is take one pill daily, with food, or as recommended by a health care practitioner! It’s that simple.
Anemia & Latent Iron Depletion
Anemia and latent iron depletion are conditions in which the body’s iron supplies are below iron levels. When it comes to anemia, iron depletion is significant enough to impair the production of red blood cells.
Latent iron depletion, on the other hand, involves red blood cell status being normal, but your iron stores being low enough to contribute to relevant symptoms.
What are some of the most common symptoms of iron depletion? They include:
- Hair thinning
- Muscle pain and poor exercising recovery
- Compromised cognitive function
- Suboptimal thyroid function
The fact is that iron depletion is common amongst those with thyroid disease. By some estimates, as many as 84% of adults with chronic thyroid disease may experience symptoms because of it1.
How Do You Treat Iron Depletion?
The first, and potentially the most critical, step is identifying the cause. Important to note, though, is that this step must be taken with your health care practitioner.
Iron supplements are often the first line of approach when treating anemias. Dietary iron may help prevent the recurrence of anemia, but most find it insufficient to correct it.
Additionally, oral iron therapy can be ineffective if not used correctly, or if not tolerated. Many do not take a high enough dose of iron for it to have a therapeutic effect.
Key Insight: Of those who do, many do not tolerate iron well enough to remain compliant.
Here’s the thing: the formulation that went into Easy Iron is designed specifically to address both of these issues. The form of iron involved is highly concentrated, which allows for a lower dose of the iron complex.
Easy Iron also has cofactors that have been clinically proven to improve iron absorption and lower gastrointestinal side effects. So, it corrects for both issues while providing the best of both worlds!
How Do You Select Thyroid Specific Formulation Ingredients?
I’m glad you asked. In this case, every single ingredient considered must share the following properties to warrant inclusion…
All considered ingredients must be natural compounds that have been safely consumed by humans for centuries. They must be generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by toxicologists. Finally, they must not contain unsafe levels of iodine.
Evidence & Efficacy
All considered ingredients must have high-quality evidence proving their efficacy. The best quality evidence is that which demonstrates significant positive outcomes, on human subjects, in multiple, double-blinded controlled studies.
Ultimately, these human subjects and the outcomes should be clinically relevant to the product’s end-users. It needs to mean something for them.
Deep Dive: Easy Iron Ingredients
So, what ingredients make up Easy Iron? Allow me to break down each, including their relevance to thyroid disease, mechanisms of action, and a review of supporting research.
Ferrous fumarate is an iron salt formed by the addition of iron to fumaric acid.
Fumaric acid is a naturally occurring acid found in mushrooms, and it is used in the mitochondrial Krebs cycle in the production of ATP.
Ferrous fumarate has the advantage of being 33% elemental iron by weight. It is considered the form of oral iron closest to IV iron in efficacy2.
Iron absorption and its side effects most often relate to iron that is oxidized in the intestinal tract. So, when vitamin C is combined with iron, oxidation is reduced and oral iron is more effective.
Key Insight: The benefits of vitamin C are most pronounced when it is combined with iron directly in the product itself, as opposed to vitamin C from foods or from separate supplements.
And, when ferrous fumarate is combined with Vitamin C, its absorption may improve from 3% to as high as 27%3.
This specific combination of ferrous fumarate and vitamin C have been shown to help female hair loss due to iron depletion4.
Organic acids such as citric acid have been clinically proven to improve iron absorption 2-4 fold5. This improvement can allow for lower doses to be more effective and therefore can help those prone to the side effects from high-dose iron.
Bioperine is a patented extract from black pepper. It has been clinically proven to enhance the absorption of several nutrients including iron.
In a human clinical trial, the addition of bioperine allowed for a low dose of iron to be clinically effective at reversing anemia.
In the study, iron was given at a dosage 20 times lower than average. Yet, the addition of bioperine allowed the low-dose iron to reverse low hemoglobin levels in 56 days and reverse fatigue severity scores overall6.
How Do You Take Easy Iron?
All you have to do is take one capsule daily with food.
What Doesn’t Easy Iron Contain?
Easy Iron does not contain any the following:
- Thyroid hormones
Easy Iron Cautions
The ingredients listed have not been studied in pregnant or lactating women and should be avoided.
Those on thyroid medication may need a reduction in their dosage due to the usage of this product. Please work with your prescriber to monitor your thyroid levels regularly and report any new symptoms or changes to existing symptoms.
Try Easy Iron Today
Now that you know a bit more about it, how about trying it for yourself? If you’re interested in raising your iron levels to where they need to be, then Easy Iron may be the solution for you.
Don’t forget the first step, though: You need to determine if Easy Iron is the ideal solution in conversation with your respective health care practitioner!
1 – Wopereis DM, Du Puy RS, van Heemst D, et al. The Relation Between Thyroid Function and Anemia: A Pooled Analysis of Individual Participant Data. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2018;103(10):3658-3667. doi:10.1210/jc.2018-00481
2 – Bhavi SB, Jaju PB. Intravenous iron sucrose v/s oral ferrous fumarate for treatment of anemia in pregnancy. A randomized controlled trial. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2017 May 8;17(1):137. doi: 10.1186/s12884-017-1313-9. PMID: 28482869; PMCID: PMC5422878.
3 – Fidler, M. C., Davidsson, L., Zeder, C., Walczyk, T., & Hurrell, R. F. (2003). Iron absorption from ferrous fumarate in adult women is influenced by ascorbic acid but not by Na2EDTA. British Journal of Nutrition, 90(06), 1081. doi:10.1079/bjn2003995
4 – Loo, N. M., Arthur, A. K., & Lee, M. C. (2013). 31-Year-Old Woman With Alopecia. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 88(10), 1147–1150. doi:10.1016/j.mayocp.2013.01.010
5 – Teucher, Olivares, & Cori. (2004). Enhancers of Iron Absorption: Ascorbic Acid and other Organic Acids. International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research, 74(6), 403–419. doi:10.1024/0300-98220.127.116.113
6 – Majeed M, Vaidyanathan P, Kiradi P, Lad PS, Kumar Vuppala K. A CLINICAL STUDY ON IRON DEFICIENCY ANAEMIA WITH BIOIRON. Vol 4.; 2016. http://ijapr.in. Accessed May 28, 2021.
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Dr. Alan Glen Christianson (Dr. C) is a Naturopathic Endocrinologist and the author of The NY Times bestselling Adrenal Reset Diet, The Metabolism Reset Diet and The Thyroid Reset Diet.
Dr. C’s gift for figuring out what really works has helped hundreds of thousands of people reverse thyroid disease, lose weight, diabetes, and regain energy. Learn more about the surprising story that started his quest.