- 100% plant-based iron extracted from organic curry leaf.
- Gentler than synthetic iron.*
- Supports healthy growth and development.*
- Supports healthy hemoglobin and red blood cells.*
- Serving Size - 4 Capsules
- Servings Per Container - 30
- Amount Per Serving
- Total Calories: 5
- Total Carbohydrate: 1 g
- Dietary Fiber: 1 g
- Iron: 18 mg
- Organic Curry Leaf (Murraya koenigii) Extract 468 mg***
- Organic MCT Oil Extract 117 mg***
Other Ingredients: Organic Rice Concentrate (Oryza sativa), Plant-Sourced Capsules (cellulose and water), and Organic Gum Acacia.
- Gluten Free
- Soy Free
- Non GMO
- Potency Verified
- Pesticide Free
- Adulterant Free
- Heavy Metal Free
- FDA-Monitored cGMP Facility
- Certificate of Analysis available
Is Plant-Based Iron a Good Source?
VitaHolistics™ VitaIron is a highly bioavailable form of non-heme iron that is plant-based as a concentrated form of non-GMO, organic certified curry leaf extract (Murraya koenigii) that contains 18 mg of iron per serving. Curry leaf extract has been scientifically demonstrated to be effectively absorbed, metabolized, and stored in the body due to the active iron phytocompounds.(1) This helps the body by supporting iron levels in the blood.
The phytochemical (plant chemical) structure of plant-sourced iron is well documented as being a part of the cytochrome B structure embedded in cell membranes. This is where iron protoporphyrin is found, and it also contains the bodily storage form of ferritin.
Synthetic forms of iron, such as ferrous sulfate, can cause nausea and constipation, while VitaIron is gentle on the digestive system. Standard iron supplements often contain fillers and binders, but with VitaIron you get only clean, natural, gluten-free, soy-free iron that is 100% synthetic free.
A study published in 2011 by Greilberger found that iron consumed from curry leaf extract offered a 20% higher rate of bioavailability when they looked at iron circulating in the blood compared to a traditional iron gluconate supplement. (1)
Additional studies (2, 3) proved that plant-sourced iron has the ability to structurally remain intact when it is absorbed. This is called protein nanocage, which is sometimes mimicked in synthetic drug delivery systems, yet found in nature it is the premier delivery system. The slower rate of absorption of plant-sourced iron from curry leaf allows for more effective use by the body.
The plant-sourced iron from organic curry leaf extract from VitaIron is precisely standardized and accurately processed to make certain that the iron remains in its most bioavailable. The complete ferritin molecule found in VitaIron allows the body to easily recognize the iron and then metabolize it and properly absorb it into the body as a whole.*
Some users of long-term iron supplements such as iron (ferrous) gluconate – a synthetic iron salt – may experience unwanted side effects and oxidative stress such as constipation or diarrhea, stomach pains with nausea and/or vomiting, a loss of appetite, and some users experience the staining of the teeth and even tongue. (4) Iron from curry leaf extract shows the ability for consumers to use this form of iron as a safe, long-term alternative.
The use of whole-plant supplementation not only allows or a much higher bioavailability rate, but also causes a significant reduction of premature oxidation that often happens with iron gluconate or ferric sulphate. Whole-plant supplements offer a synergistic broad-spectrum profile that is not obtained when you use their synthetic isolated counterpart.
Consider an apple. The apple has been studied to have over 400 phytonutrients (also known as phytochemical). Some of these nutrients are vitamin c, potassium, quercetin, catechin, phloridzin and chlorogenic acid, all of which are strong antioxidants. (5, 6) Apples contain around 8 mg of bioavailable synergistic vitamin C. This is about 14% of your daily needs.
Scientists have promoted in the idea that if vitamin C is beneficial for us, then why not isolate this vitamin and give it to us in patented and marketable high doses. When you consume an apple, you get the synergy of all the phytonutrients working together as a whole. When you consume isolated vitamins, your body does not know exactly what to do with them, so you need higher doses of which most get flushed down the toilet. Also, consider the simple fact that there is higher profitability in selling low-cost isolated vitamins over whole-plant based nutrition. Additionally, you cannot patent an apple.
VitaIron is the new standard in whole-plant-sourced iron supplementation!
- Greilberger, J. 2011. Curryblatt-Eisen günstiger als Eisensalze durch geringere pro-oxidative Effekte. Biogena Naturprodukte GmbH.
Translation: Curry leaf iron cheaper than iron salts due to lower pro-oxidative effects. Biogena Natural Products GmbH.
- Theil, E.C. et al. 2012. Absorption of Iron from Ferritin is Independent of Heme Iron and Ferrous Salts in Women and Rat Intestinal Segments. Journal of Nutrition.
- Martius, F. 2009. Eisenmangel ohne Anämie. Curriculum Schweiz. Med.9 (15-16): 294-299
Translation: Iron deficiency without anemia. Curriculum Switzerland. Med.9 (15-16): 294-299
- Multum, C. 2021. What is ferrous gluconate? Drugs.com Drugs A to Z. https://www.drugs.com/mtm/ferrous-gluconate.html
- Duke, J. 2017. Handbook of Phytochemical Constituents of Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS) Herbs and Other Economic Plants. (Book)
- Boyer, J. 2004. Apple phytocemicals and their health benefits. Nutritional Journal 2004; 3:5 (National Library of Medicine) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC442131/
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness.
** Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
*** Daily Value Not Established
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