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The preparation contains the optimal dose of iron, so 1 capsule a day is enough for obtaining the desired effects. Take the recommended dosage with a meal.
Iron is absorbed best in the presence of vitamin C. Its absorption is inhibited by dairy products, coffee, tea, and phytates found in legumes. It is worth considering when composing the meal the supplement is supposed to be taken with.
During supplementation there might occur dark stool; it is natural and goes back to normal when you stop taking the supplement.
Supplementation with iron preparations should not last for too long. Excess iron can be dangerous for health, so the level of iron in the organism should be monitored and the recommended levels not exceeded.
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The iron part of the dye in the form of the heme (hemoglobin and myoglobin in meat), a non-haem (in plant), and enzymes responsible for transport and storage of oxygen in the body. It occurs in enzymes responsible for: the metabolism of fatty acids, prostaglandin biosynthesis, catabolism of tryptophan. The absorption of iron in plant is lower than in animal products. In plant foods, it is reduced by contained chemicals: phytates and oxalates, also calcium and high acidity (pH factor). Only 8% of the intake of iron is absorbed by the body and transported to the blood. For tts absorption is needed sufficient amount of: cobalt, manganese, copper and vitamin C. Iron itself is essential for the metabolism of B vitamins. Source of acquisition of iron are animal products (meat, organ meats, egg yolks) and plant products (whole grain bread, beans , cocoa, parsley, nuts, soy). Iron is also present in synthetic form as a component of vitamin-mineral and mineral and mono-preparation supplements, often enriched with vitamin C. Supplements containing iron compounds are recommended for athletes during intense training and those on a meatless diet (vegetarians and vegans).
Iron deficiency causes anaemia. Using a large amount of strong coffee or tea hinders the absorption of iron. Symptoms of iron deficiency are: insomnia, diarrhea, impaired body temperature, loss of papillae on the tongue, reduced exercise capacity, and reduced intellectual and psychological efficiency.
Excess iron reduces the absorption of other elements (e.g. zinc, copper), reduced immunity, causing tissue damage of some organs (kidney, liver, heart), increased risk of cancer.
Dosage: 3-12 mg per day.
Proteins (proteins, polypeptides) is a polymer, of which the basic units (monomers) are amino acids. Protein is composed of carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen and sulfur, and is an elementary nutrient necessary for the proper functioning of the body, an ingredient and a component of tissues, part of the hormones and enzymes and other bioactive substances. Protein determines the proper metabolism and energy processes, as well as all other life processes. The sources of natural proteins are foods of animal origin (including meat, fish, eggs, dairy products) and plant origin (legumes, soy). Deficiency of protein leads to protein malnutrition and a significant weakening of the body. It can lead to anaemia, reduced immunity, muscle relaxation, disorders of the digestive system. Also, overdose protein is undesirable because it can lead to acidification of the body, and interfere with the digestive system and an increase in the concentration of homocysteine in the blood. It is a component of many supplements and nutrients necessary for the proper functioning of the body, both showing a low physical activity, or training the strength and endurance competitions.
Dosage: strength athletes: approx. 1.7 - 2.5 g / 1 kg of body weight; endurance athletes and strength -endurance athletes approx. 1.3 - 2 g / 1 kg of body weight, people with low activity approx. 0.8 - 1.1 g / 1 kg of body weight / 24h. In estimating the amount of protein, you should take into account the intake of other nutrients (carbohydrates and fats)
Lactoferrin - a protein classified to the group of transferrins, naturally occurring in glandular secretions, such as saliva or milk. Its especially high concentration is noted in colostrum and mother’s milk. It takes part in shaping non-specific immunity. It demonstrates a wide scope of immune functions, has antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, anti-parasitic and anti-inflammatory properties.
The properties of lactoferrin are noticed not only in relation to body fluids, but also in case of its supplementation. Therefore, supplements with lactoferrin are used in order to improve immune functions of the organism. This protein is especially effective in the fight with viral infections.
Moreover, lactoferrin demonstrates the ability to chelate iron ions, which also demonstrates positive influence on the immune functions. It also stimulates phagocytosis and has immunotropic effect.
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