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Salus Floravit



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Salus Floravit Details

  • Yeast and Gluten-free liquid iron formula with vitamins.
  • Helps to prevent iron deficiency.
  • Non-medicinal base of herbs and juice concentrates.
  • Non-constipating
  • Easy to take, & pleasant tasting.
Containing all the benefits of Best Selling Floradix formula without the yeast. Specially designed without brewer's yeast, gluten and honey, Floravit is ideal for those who suffer from allergies, yeast-sensitivities and liver conditions. Easily digested, non-constipating and highly soluble, Floravit is important for those concerned with iron deficiency and related symptoms. Ideal for vegetarians. 

How can I get enough Iron?

Iron intake - diet vs. supplementation

Iron is essential for hemoglobin formation and for the effective circulation of oxygen throughout the body. Without adequate levels of iron in the blood, one will be left feeling lethargic and tired. Women are more likely to suffer from anemia and low blood-iron because menstruation, pregnancy and breastfeeding tax their iron stores. Vegetarians are at higher risk of developing iron deficiency and so are those who eat little red meat. 
 
However, many people are eating less meat due to the high fat content and fear of mad cow disease. In the case of iron, even dietary intake often is insufficient to supply the body's daily requirements. Iron is not easily absorbed, and there is even less available for absorption if digestion and food breakdown is reduced through stress, poor enzyme production or age. Older people often require a supplement, as their bodies less efficiently absorb nutrients. This makes the need for a high quality iron supplement clear.

Iron absorption -solids vs. liquids

Solid iron tablets first need to be broken down by the body before their iron becomes available for absorption. Tablets are held together with binders and coated with substances to help them keep their shape. Due to the binders, fillers and coating, the body cannot easily get to the nutrients in a tablet. As well, tablets usually use forms of iron that are not well absorbed by the body. Liquid supplements, on the other hand, do not need to be broken down by the body before the active ingredients can be released and absorbed. They are right there for the body to pick out and absorb through the gastric mucous lining, since liquid supplements provide the body with a much larger surface area to volume ratio for easy absorption.
 
Liquid iron gluconate (Floradix) is one of the most reliable and trusted forms of liquid iron world wide.

Floradix Iron Liquid

The absorption rate of Floradix (liquid iron gluconate) is twenty-five per cent compared solid iron tablets that have an absorption rate of two to ten per cent. Floradix provides maximum absorption by using the most highly absorbable form of iron, iron gluconate. Floradix also contains B vitamins and vitamin C to enhance absorption, herbal extracts to increase digestion, and fruit juices to ensure proper stomach acidity. A twenty milligram dose of Floradix satisfies the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of fifteen milligrams of iron for women of child-bearing age.

Do Calcium and Iron really interfere with the absorption of the other?

Yes. The reason is that they are competing for the same absorption sites in the small intestine. This can be confusing, since both are present in spinach, and other vegetables; however, it must be remembered that they are not present in high amounts in food, so there are probably enough absorption sites to absorb both.
 
In a supplement however, the doses are high and so the maximum absorption sites are needed by each nutrient. These two minerals can be taken 2 hours apart from each other. If it is calcium carbonate, it needs to be taken with food to increase its absorption.
 
However, our calcium tonic does not require that, because it already has good absorption rates. Calcium actually interferes with absorption of many nutrients so it is best taken alone away from other supplements. Best taken at bedtime, because it helps induce sleep.

Floradix/Floravit is non-constipating for 2 main reasons:

Ferrous gluconate in liquid form is very well-absorbed.
The dose contains 10mg of elemental iron – a safe amount that can easily be all absorbed.

Pharmacy iron tablets often cause constipation because they contain far too much iron to be absorbed at once (for example 60mg elemental iron) and forms like ferrous sulphate are not absorbed as well as ferrous gluconate.

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Product Rating: 6.2/10


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  • 6.2/10  Floravit

    By Tanya on Thursday, April 10, 2014 10:00 AM

    Effectiveness: 6/10
    Value:8/10


    (+) Convenient,Easy To Take
    (-)  Tastes Bad,I don't like the iron/metal aftertaste.

    How did you use it?:Everyday

    "A good product, but I am still not sure if I am having any benefits from taking this."


    Would you buy this product again? No
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Suggested Use

Shake bottle gently before use. Take a few hours before or after taking other medications. A measuring cup is provided.

Adults (including pregnant and breastfeeding women) and adolescents (age 15 +): Take 10 ml of Salus Floravit  twice daily before meals.

Children (age 10 – 14): Take 10 ml of Salus Floravit once daily before a meal.

Children (age 5 – 9): Take 5 ml of Salus Floravit once daily before a meal.

Children (age 2 – 4): Take 4 ml of Salus Floravit once daily before a meal.   



Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 4-10 ml
Servings per Container: 25-62
Each 10 ml:
Each 1 ml:
Elemental Iron (Ferrous gluconate)
10.0 mg
 1.0 mg
Vitamin B1 (thiamine hydrochloride)
2.5 mg
0.25 mg
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin 5-phosphate sodium) 4.0 mg 0.4 mg
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride) 2.0 mg 0.2 mg
Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) 7.5 mcg 0.75 mcg
* Percent daily values are based on a 2000 calorie diet
  † Daily Value not established
Note: Serving Sizes are rounded to the nearest whole serving

Additional Ingredients: Aqueous extracts of rosehip, camomile, fennel, spinach; juice concentrates of black grape, pear, black currant, cherry, blackberry and carrot; rosehip extract, purified water and ascorbic acid (antioxidant).

Allergy Information: Do not use if you are allergic to Anethole or plants of the Apiaceae/carrot family, or if you are sensitive to Matricaria or plants of the Compositae.

Warning: Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have a medical condition. Do not contaminate the formula by drinking directly from the bottle. To preserve the product and prevent its fermentation, keep refrigerated at all times after opening and consume within 4 weeks after opening. For package size 250ml: Keep out of reach of children. For package size 500 ml: There is enough iron in this package to seriously harm a child. Keep out of reach of children and keep sealed with childproof cap supplied.


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