Low Iron Levels
Lack of energy, fatigue and low mood is a state of being that many women just put up with.
It seems that we are always out of gas and running on empty. By the time we look after everyone else in our life, our needs tend to be left on the back burner and by the time we actually seek help, the effort can almost feel futile, and a nanna nap is the best we can hope for.
It doesn’t have to be that way. What if you could give your body the nutrients it needs to balance your sense of wellbeing while restoring energy as well as a sense of calm? Sounds too good to be true, but there are some key nutrients women’s bodies need to function at their best.
WHY IS MY IRON ALWAYS LOW?
Did you know that at least 15% of women of reproductive age in Australia have low iron levels?
Iron deficiency is a common health complaint from women as early as their 20’s, contributed by heavy menstrual cycles, yo-yo dieting and stress, all contributing to the perfect storm of chronic deficiency. Unfortunately, quite consistently women are prescribed the incorrect iron supplement which results in constipation and doesn’t resolve the issue.
It’s important to remember that not all supplements are the same. There is a reason formulations are created the way they are, and that is because nutrients need other nutrients to perform their best. Treating one symptom in isolation is never the answer, so it makes sense that supplements are also not prescribed in isolation. The best solution is to find the cause, work at restoring homeostasis by using synergistic treatment protocols for the best outcomes.
SHOULD I EAT MORE RED MEAT?
A common misconception is that the simple solution would be to eat more red meat, and for some that might offer short term improvement. However, if the underlying cause is not addressed and you don’t look beyond your absorption and possible liver and/or digestive issues, then you may never fully recover or restore your energy needs.
Good gut health is critical when it comes to utilisation of nutrients from food or supplements. If your digestion is not breaking down nutrients, then what you eat can be stored as fat instead of being used as energy. Remember, everything is connected, so getting the foundation right and addressing the cause will reward you with better health and better habits long term.
CAN I JUST TAKE A PILL?
Supplements are fantastic to help restore homeostasis when your body is deficient, but it does need to be the right form of supplement and in the right combinations. Taking the wrong form of any supplement will not ease your symptoms and could even make things worse. This is where a lot of people just give up and think supplements are a waste of time and money. Confusing advertising doesn’t help either and it’s really hard to know who to trust.
Asking questions and doing a bit of research into the supplement ingredients and their quality as well as the company selling it is paramount if you don’t want to flush tablets and money down the toilet.
At Nature’s Help we make sure that every ingredient in every complete product is of the highest quality and does exactly what it says it does on the bottle.
WHAT’S IN THE BOTTLE?
Meno Iron supports blood health and energy production due to the synergistic blend of ingredients, a selection of absorbable vitamins and minerals that compliment each other in harmony.
Iron bisglycinate – is an essential mineral for growth and development and an optimal way to supplement iron. It transports oxygen into the bloodstream and promotes healthy red blood cell formation essential for fighting fatigue. This form of iron is gentle on the stomach too and is not associated with constipation or nausea often reported with other iron supplements.
Folate – this is the natural form of B9, water soluble and found in many foods. Folate is required by the body to perform many functions including cell division, growth, and generation of healthy red blood cells. Folate also supports brain and cardiovascular health and has an important role in DNA methylation. Deficiency in folate can present as fatigue, weakness, irritability, headaches, palpitations, and constipation.
B12 Mecobalamin – this is the activated form of B12, required for healthy brain and nervous system function and to produce red blood cells. This form of B12 is often used in people with pernicious anaemia, diabetes, and peripheral neuropathy. It supports energy production and maintains cardiovascular, brain and immune health.
Magnesium Ascorbate – is a non-acidic buffered form of vitamin C and a source of the essential mineral magnesium. It’s gentle on the stomach and offers good bioavailability which means it helps with the absorption of both magnesium and vitamin C as well as the other nutrients in this blend.
Copper gluconate – together with iron, copper gluconate enables the body to form red blood cells. It helps maintain healthy bones, blood vessels, nerves, and immune function, and it contributes to iron absorption. Sufficient copper in the diet contributes to melanin formation, the pigment that determines skin colour and may prevent premature greying hair.
Zinc citrate dihydrate – is the highest absorption rate of zinc options. This form is water soluble which makes it an easily absorbed mineral when used without food. Zinc is essential in the formation of collagen, supporting energy levels, the immune system and in the maintenance of healthy hair and nail growth.
Together, these ingredients make Meno Iron an essential supplement for women of all ages who are sick and tired of being sick and tired! The combination of key ingredients is the reason why you will feel better, sleep better, and enjoy a more vital sense of wellbeing, and that’s worth every cent!
Written by Mona Hecke
Mona Hecke is a degree qualified Naturopath, nutrition specialist and health and wellness writer.
With over 20 years in the health industry, beginning with a focus on children and families, and a bestselling book ‘The Lunchbox Revolution’, Mona is now empowering women through education and conversation to take action and embrace change. Gut health, mindfulness, nutrition, hormones, and menopause are the topics that women want and need to know to create their healthy future.
Mona holds certifications in Lifestyle Coaching, Kinesiology, holistic herbal medicine, and nutrition.
A recognised leader in the health industry, Mona’s strong social media presence and passion for influencing change will continue to be a catalyst for health reform for the benefit of every Australian.