Blood Donors

Iron helps with red blood cell production and haemoglobin formation, which are essential to life and wellbeing. The main adverse effect of blood donation is iron loss, so blood donors need to maintain a healthy balanced diet to maintain their Iron levels. Blood donors may benefit from taking an iron supplement if they are unable to replenish their iron stores through diet alone.
5 tips if you’re afraid to give blood

5 tips if you’re afraid to give blood

Giving blood is nothing to be afraid of. You’re in the hands of trained professionals who have done this thousands (if not millions) of times. If you really want to donate, but you’re shaking just thinking about it (ugh needles!), consider these top ten tips.
1. Bring a pal
Bring a friend with you – the more the merrier. It’s great to have a hand to squeeze or someone to chat…

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Why choose Active Iron?

Why choose Active Iron?

Iron food fortification and oral iron supplements are limited by either poor absorption or poor tolerability. Very frequently, both occur together.
The reason for poor absorption is that only ferrous iron is absorbed using a highly regulated divalent metal transporter system (DMT-1), which works in tandem with the iron export protein ferroportin, which in turn is controlled by iron stores and haemoglobin levels…

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