Iron is an important mineral in the body. It is important in the production of hemoglobin and myoglobin and in the formation of red blood cells and in their oxygenation. Iron is also essential for many enzymatic functions and is important for growth.
Iron is found in multiple food sources including, meat, eggs, vegetables, grains, fruits, as well as many herbs and spices. The medical profession believes however that only about 10% of the iron we ingest from food is actually absorbed, so many physicians recommend an iron containing dietary supplement.
Iron in dietary supplements can also be poorly absorbed depending on the source of the iron. Iron supplements can also be irritating to the digestive tract, so the correct choice of an iron supplement is important for both absorption and gastrointestinal tolerance.
The source of iron in Kirkman's Liquid Iron Supplement is Iron Choline Citrate, a gentle and well absorbed form. Its solubility in water makes for enhanced absorption throughout the digestive system. The product is sweetened only with vegetable sourced glycerine and is flavored with natural mango peach flavor.