Plant-based Ferritin Iron
Many healthcare providers recommend taking an iron supplement if you’re low on this essential mineral. But form matters. Some iron capsules aren’t very bioavailable, so you don’t absorb and utilize much of what you take. And most forms of iron are hard on the digestive tract, causing constipation and GI upset.
Sea Moss Sports plant-based-iron occurs naturally from our organic yellow pea protein in the form of ferritin iron.
Ferritin is a naturally protein-coated form of iron found in legumes that allows for controlled release and efficient absorption, which helps to minimize digestive upset.
Ferritin is a protein that stores iron, releasing it when your body needs it.
Ferritin usually lives in your body's cells, with very little actually circulating in your blood.
The presence of ferritin as a main source of iron in the grain and seeds proves that it is a long-term iron storage protein. Due to this reutilization of nodule iron, legume seeds (chick peas, lentils, lupine) are especially rich in ferritin, in contrast to cereal grain, such as wheat or rice.
The key to maximizing ferritin is to get an adequate amount of iron on a regular basis. Men need 8 milligrams of iron daily. Women need 18 milligrams a day until they reach menopause, when their RDA drops to 8 milligrams.
However, if you have an iron deficiency, your doctor might recommend temporarily increasing your iron intake until your raise your iron levels.
Plant-based sources of iron include pulses and legumes (such as beans, peas, and lentils), dark green leafy vegetables (such as spinach, cabbage, and broccoli), tofu, nuts and seeds.
Other sources of iron (Grains: Such as whole wheat, oats, and rice. Legumes: Such as black beans, pinto beans, kidney beans, soy beans, peanuts, and lentils. Nuts and seeds: Such as walnuts, pine nuts, almonds, and sesame seeds. Tubers: Such as potatoes, turnips, beets, and carrots) but these foods contain phytic acid, which reduces absorption of nonheme iron by as much as 50 percent. Some fortified cereals are also good sources of iron, do not include milk, dairy products, coffee or tea with your meal because they inhibit nonheme absorption.
Enhance Iron Absorption with Vitamin C:
Vitamin C significantly enhances absorption of nonheme iron, so you’ll have a bigger impact on ferritin if you include both nutrients at the same product Sea Moss Sports. For vitamin C, we added the highest fruit containing vitamin C the Camu Camu.
Camu camu is estimated to contain up to 3 grams of vitamin C per 3.5 ounces (100 grams) of fruit.
However, due to its strong sour taste, it’s rarely eaten fresh and typically sold in powder form. Since the powder has had all water removed, it contains more vitamin C per gram compared to the fresh berries.
According to product nutrition labels, camu camu powder can deliver up to 750% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) of vitamin C per teaspoon (5 grams).
Keep in mind that the level of vitamin C in camu camu products can vary depending on, for example, where the fruit was grown.
Vitamin C plays many important roles in your body. For example, it helps strengthen your immune system and is needed for the formation of collagen, a protein that supports your skin, bones, and muscles.
What’s more, vitamin C acts as a powerful antioxidant, protecting your cells from unstable molecules called free radicals.
What are the symptoms of iron deficiency?
People with mild iron deficiency often feel tired, lacking in energy and tend to be more susceptible to infections. With more severe iron deficiency (called iron deficiency anaemia) symptoms such as heart palpitations, brittle nails, thinning hair, itchy skin (pruritus) and mouth sores or ulcers can develop.
Plant-based ferritin iron can effectively increase and maintain healthy iron levels.* Support your energy levels and red blood cell production with Sea Moss Sports.
Supports energy & mental clarity*
Helps prevent iron deficiency anemia and associated tiredness and fatigue, while supporting the formation of healthy red blood cells.*
Naturally iron is gentle on the gut: safe, non-irritating, and non-constipating
Gluten-Free + Vegan
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.