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Ferrochel Iron Chelate Caps by Designs For Health (DFH)

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Ferrochel® Iron Chelate is a potent iron supplement that is extremely well tolerated by the gastrointestinal system. Ferrochel® is a premier chelate from Albion Advanced Nutrition. It is safe for use by pregnant and lactating women, teenagers, and adults. Please keep out of the reach of children. 

Ferrochel® is a wonderful addition to Designs for Healthâ€â„¢s line of superior absorption "true chelate" mineral supplements, utilizing Albion Advanced Nutrition starting material. This potent iron supplement is chelated to two glycine molecules.

Patients often complain of poor tolerance to their iron supplements resulting in gastric distress and/or occasional constipation. This is not an issue with Ferrochel® -as it is extremely well tolerated by the gastrointestinal system.

Highlights of Ferrochel®:
  • A true iron chelate from Albion Advanced Nutrition
  • Absorbable and bioavailable with less gastrointestinal side-effects
  • Less potential for iron toxicity
  • Does not block absorption of other nutrients
  • Provides iron replenishment for a multitude of clinical applications, such as:
    • Dietary inadequacy
    • G.I. malabsorption 
    • Occasional Fatigue 

For more information on Ferrochel, please consult with our nutritionist (see Contact Us) or your health practitioner.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 capsule

Amount per Serving:
Iron (Ferrochel Bis-Glycinate Chelate) 27 mg

Other ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable stearate

Recommended Use: As a dietary supplement, take one capsule per day with a meal, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.

Not recommended for patients with high ferritin levels. 

Store In A Cool, Dry Place. Keep Out Of Reach Of Children.

WARNING: Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control center immediately.

Ferrochel is a patented iron in the form of iron bis-glycinate, providing 27 mg of elemental iron (150% of RDA). Unlike common forms of supplemental iron, this form of iron carries no electrical charge, making it easier to absorb and less likely to block the absorption of other nutrients, such as vitamin E, ascorbic acid, and calcium. Because Ferrochel is a neutral, fully-reacted molecule, it doesn't break down in stomach acid and is delivered intact to the intestine, where it is easily absorbed. Inorganic iron supplements, such as ferrous sulfate, have low bioavailability and often produce unpleasant gastrointestinal side effects. The form of iron in Ferrochel gives clinicians a better alternative.

Iron is an essential nutrient in human health. It plays an important role in tissue oxygenation, immune function, connective tissue integrity, cardiovascular health, and cognitive development. Iron is a constituent of hemoglobin, myoglobin, ferritin, and a number of endogenous enzymes. While iron can be found in fresh green leafy vegetables, corn and in beans (soybeans, kidney beans), its bioavailability is poor from plant sources. Iron from meat is much more bioavailable, but many people have such poor digestive health that they avoid meat due to poor tolerance. For these, as well as other metabolic reasons, the World Health Organization estimates that 1.3 billion people are suffering from iron deficiency world-wide. It is more common in females, particularly those with heavy menses.

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  2. Ashmead, H.D. & Jeppsen (1993) Enhanced tissue metabolism of minerals chelated to amino acids. In: Bioavailability 93, Nutritional, Chemical and Food Processing Implications of Nutrient Availability. (Schlemmer U., ed) part 2 pp.63-67 Bundesforschungsanstalt fur Ernahrung, Ettlingen, Germany.
  3. Ashmead.H.D. (1991) Comparative intestinal absorption and consequent metabolism of metal amino acid chelate and organic metal salts.l In: Bioogical Trace Element Research (Subramanian, K.S., Iyengar, G.V. and Okamoto, K, eds.) American Chemical Society Symposium Series 445. Washington DC.
  4. Christensen, J.M: Effects of Divalent Amino Acids on Iron Absorption. J. Pharm Sci. 1984;73 (9) 1245-7.
  5. Kirchoff, H.W. : Treatment of Iron Deficiency Anemia with Iron Chelate Tablets. Therapiewoche (Germany) 1983;33/37;4833-42.
  6. Schruffer, H., Stein, W.: Iron Chelate Tablets in Iron Deficiency Anemia. Therapiewoche (Germany) 1983:33/15; 2121-23.
  7. Ashmead, H.D., Graff, D.J., Ashmead, H.H.: Intestinal Absorption of Metal Ions and Chelates. Charles C. Thomas, Springfield, Illinois, 1985.

UPC 87945200139
Manufacturer: DFH

Customer Reviews
Average Rating on 5 Reviews
(05 stars in 5 rating(s))
5 star rating amazing iron!!! 5/14/2012 Ferrochel Iron Chelate Caps by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by filek from new york city.
I'm pregnant now and my doctor asked me to supplement iron in my diet so I was looking for a healthy, plant derived iron and I found this! Before I was taking liquid folic acid (the same company- excellent thing!) and Design for Health is a wonderful choice to make! My blood test results came out fantastic!!!

5 star rating Works well! 3/14/2012 Ferrochel Iron Chelate Caps by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by Lorie from .
This iron supplement is effective and does not cause me to be occasionally constipated.

5 star rating Good iron supplement 10/30/2011 Ferrochel Iron Chelate Caps by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by Christine from Fraser, MI.
This supplement is so much better than the ferrous sulfate he was originally put on. This doesn't cause the typical GI side effects that iron usually causes and is gentle on his stomach. Our ND recommended this and I'm very happy she did.

5 star rating Great! 7/15/2011 Ferrochel Iron Chelate Caps by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by F. M. from OH.
Designs For Health Ferrochel is a great iron supplement!

5 star rating good iron suppliment 1/12/2009 Ferrochel Iron Chelate Caps by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by Fleur from Fort Worth, TX.
I find this suppliment to be a great iron suppliment.

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