Discover why you should take this natural iron supplement

Sunday 14 Sep, 2014 

How are you feeling right now?

Interestingly I’ll bet a lot of you answered “Ok just a bit tired that’s all.”

It seems like everyone is tired these days...

...Society is becoming ever more prey to fatigue, thanks to our heavy, irregular diets... our late-night television
watching... and our over-prescribed drugs...

I know I can often sound like a broken record but these are significant contributors to a general malaise, but maybe not the chief culprit.

There are also lots of health conditions that can lead to feeling tired and low including various types of anaemia.

The shortage of haemoglobin or red blood cells in our bodies.
Several causes of anaemia exist, but the most common often goes undetected, because the only symptom is to feel low in energy.

A slight lack of iron means that we don’t make haemoglobin which is how oxygen is carried in our blood.

Any slight deficiency can drastically affect us – and it can occur at any age.

Strange to think that our bodies need this ferrous mineral to work properly – especially when we normally encounter iron in things like bike frames, cars and gates.

Doctors estimate that one in five of us don’t have enough iron in our blood and this is the major cause of lowered energy.

So, what can you do about it?

Grab the totally Welsh ‘solution’ to anaemia and avoid common side effects

How to put a bit more iron into your life

So as I said we commonly encounter iron in metal products around us but having a suck on an old bike frame doesn’t really offer much of a boost to your intake...

...and quite possibly will lead to unwanted interest from the authorities!

No, happily several natural foods are full of good iron – things like shellfish (clams/mussels), liver (pig better than beef) and dark leafy veg (spinach and kale).

From this list you’ll notice that there are animal and vegetable sources which means a good balanced diet should see us through.

We lose iron in small amounts in our urine, faeces and from small wounds.

Greater loss occurs in menstruating women, those with gastric problems such as Crohn's, cancer sufferers and cardiovascular issues.

Also as we age our ability to utilise the iron we eat and store what we need becomes less effective, and as a result most people over the age of 65 will experience some degree of deficiency even if they have a fantastic diet.

This problem with utilising the iron is known as malabsorbtion and health experts are fast becoming aware that it is a growing problem, and can identify greater health threats.

According to Dr. Andrew Artz, a haematologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago, “Anaemia is an important sign in the elderly that can point to a serious underlying and possibly treatable medical condition.”

In his research Dr Artz found that one third of cases of anaemia in the older age group was due to nutritional deficiency, a third due to chronic disease and another third completely without explanation.

Perhaps more worrying is the findings of a study published by the British Journal of Gastroenterology which found that the diagnosis and management of iron deficiency anaemia in the UK is ‘sub-optimal with most patients being incompletely investigated if at all.’

Doesn’t fill you with confidence does it?

What is clear from all of this research is that as we age we stop being able to get the iron we need from our food, and the effect of regular medication such as NSAIDs (anti-inflammatories like aspirin and ibuprofen) and proton pump inhibitors (anti-acid drugs like Omeprazole and Lansoprazole) make the situation worse.

One interesting fact I saw in the research was that even those who try to stay fit through long distance running can be at risk of anaemia due to the pounding their feet suffer leading to greater blood loss – it's something known as March Anaemia.

So even when we are trying to be as fit as possible we are not out of the woods!

Choose the ‘rehydrating’ way to a proper iron balance

Getting a boost... a truly Welsh perspective!

If you suspect that you are at risk of anaemia, get yourself checked out. As pointed out earlier it can be an indicator of other health concerns, but if you are sure that all you need is a tonic, a good supplement would seem to be the answer.

I say ‘would seem’ because it’s not quite that simple.

Grabbing a pack of iron tablets and munching them down often doesn’t help, and more is definitely not the merrier.

It is not actually how much iron we consume that matters but the amount of iron that our body is able to absorb. The absorption of iron is a very complex process and iron is generally recognised as a mineral that is difficult for our system to absorb.

Once again this absorption problem gets worse with age...

...annoying isn’t it!

Which is where The Land of My Fathers comes to the rescue.

No, really!

The best selling iron supplement in the UK is actually a naturally occurring iron-rich mineral water which is collected and packed straight from the source in the heart of Snowdonia, North Wales.

A pure and entirely natural spring water which means that not only is it highly bio-available but it is also free from any additives which would interact with other medications.

Iron rich foods contain around 5-20% bio-available iron, commonly used iron tablets about 3-10%, but this water has 40% freely absorbable iron in it.

This means you only need to take a small quantity to get your entire recommended daily allowance (RDA) of absorbed iron and not risk the common side effects often associated with conventional iron supplements such as constipation, stomach irritation or headaches.

So if you have been feeling a bit tired of late maybe a true Welsh tonic is all that you need – WARNING... BAD JOKE ALERT!

You’ll only need a couple of ‘tenners’ to take advantage of this one!

Discover why you’ll soon be singing in the valleys

Sorry, couldn’t resist that one! I’ll be back next Friday, until then enjoy our Indian Summer.

Yours, as always





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