This is an angstrom size mineral and vitamin supplement of iron and vitamin C. An angstrom or nanoparticle size mineral supplement does not require digestion. Angstrom size minerals are absorbed immediately into the bloodstream due to their minute size, hence the body also requires much less of them to have the same effect on the body. With a traditional powdered mineral, actual absorption ranges from only 5 - 15 percent. With angstrom or nano-sized minerals, absorption is 100 percent, so much less is needed to reach the same daily supplementation level.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Angstrom Iron has the potential to stain teeth and the taste can be very off putting to some people. Unlike some of the other mineral products we carry, We do NOT recommend swishing it around your mouth.
If you find the taste to be a little too harsh, you may want to do one of the two things below:
1. Shoot the liquid to the back of your mouth and swallow, then chase with water.
2. Dilute the Angstrom Minerals with a little water and pour into the back of your mouth.
Serving Size: 1 teaspoon
Servings per Bottle: 192
Ingredients (Amount per serving): 10 mg iron, 6.5 mg vitamin C
Concentration: Iron - 2000 mg/litre, vitamin C - 600 mg/litre
Other ingredients: Purified water
No artificial flavors, colors, preservatives or additives are used.
I just wanted to say THANK YOU once again for this angstrom Iron product. I had blood work done in November and was told that I was borderline anemic. I had been taking an iron tablet for about a year, obviously without success. My physician was concerned about the diagnosis so she ordered more tests. I am happy to report that two months later I m no longer listed as being anemic. I could have never managed such great feedback without this product. It has made such a difference in my health. I would happily recommend it to anyone with iron deficiencies! - Angela R., WA
To prevent constipation, be sure to take this nanoparticle iron supplement with a full glass of water or other liquid.
For maintenance, 1 tsp every other day (or just twice a week) should be sufficient.
For mild anemia, take 1 tsp per day.
For moderate anemia, take 1 tsp in the morning and 1 tsp in the evening.
For severe anemia (hemoglobin less than 7 or 70), take 1 tsp, 3 to 4 times per day.
Get your hemoglobin tested (to track your progress) within 30 to 45 days, since this product builds hemoglobin very quickly.
For best results make sure you are also getting adequate B12 and folic acid - which the body needs to absorb and use iron properly.
Iron Deficiency Symptoms:
- Ice Eating/Craving
- Brittle Nails
- Growth Retardation
- Fragile Bones
- GI Upset
Iron is responsible for attracting oxygen to the body and carrying oxygen to all systems, tissues and organs. The three to five grams of iron in the body are found primarily as a component of hemoglobin and myoglobin, which are oxygen carrying and releasing substances."(52) Iron combines with other nutrients to produce vital blood proteins and is involved in food metabolism.
Without sufficient iron (hematin), the body can't manufacture enough new blood cells packed with hemoglobin, the red-cell protein that transports oxygen in the blood. Oxidation could not occur without iron in the hemoglobin of the red cells. Oxygen is drawn to the body when iron is supplied in the diet and stored in the body (ferritin). Oxygen burns waste materials to prevent them from building up in the body. As iron promotes oxygen in the body it increases its free use, it enhances motor function, mental vitality, liver, kidney and heart function as well as arterial elasticity. Iron helps to raise blood pressure, improve circulation, digestion and elimination. Lack of iron in the body leaves it susceptible to colds, throat and chest troubles.
Iron is beneficial for conditions of anemia, nose bleeds, tendencies to hemorrhage, chronic nephritis and many other conditions. In addition to its predominance in the red corpuscles, iron is found in gastric juices, lymph fluid, bile, eye pigment, hair and skin. Sixty to seventy percent of tissue iron is classed as essential or functional and only forty percent is storage iron. Essential iron is an integral part of hemoglobin and respiratory enzymes involved with the intracellular oxidation reduction process. "When iron is in short supply, so is oxygen... Oxygen shortage leads to disturbing pulmonary circulation; lungs feel uncomfortable and stiff."(53)
Worn-out iron is excreted through the serous and mucus surfaces, the bile, urine and bowel. Organic iron is essential to the body. Overdoses of iron produce violent reactions in the body such as upsets in the digestive process and changes in blood chemistry, and can lead to anorexia. When too much iron is ingested it can cause hearing difficulty, absentmindedness, dulled senses and cranial pressure from within.
52. Robert Garrison, Jr., M.A., R.Ph. & Elizabeth Somer, M.A., R.D., The Nutrition Desk Reference, Third Edition, (Keats Publishing, Inc., 1995), pg. 197.
53. Bernard Jensen, Ph.D., The Chemistry of Man, (Bernard Jensen, 1983) page 213.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
This nanoparticle iron is especially exciting for people with gut disorders, since normal iron is quite irritating to the gut and can trigger intestinal bleeding, or result in constipation. This lead to quite a multi-step process in my book, Listen To Your Gut, mapping out a way for readers to take iron in order to boost absorption, yet guard against these adverse effects. All of that becomes unnecessary with angstrom or nanoparticle-sized iron, since it does not require digestion and therefore does not irritate the GI tract. I even tested it by taking 8x and then 16x the dose on one day – but there were no adverse effects.
I used this iron myself to raise both my hemoglobin and my ferritin (iron stores), taking 1 tablespoon once or twice per day (Note: see dosage instructions - it's best to take in divided doses if you can). It works really fast and there are no intestinal effects as it does not require digestion. For this reason, it should be safe to use whilst bleeding – but go slowly and test it to be sure. The iron particles are angstrom-sized (.10 nm), very tiny nanoparticles, which are absorbed instantly into the blood and cells. To prevent constipation, be sure to take the dosage with lots of water or other liquid. Take your iron dosage, then drink a glass of water. It tastes only faintly of iron, but mostly just like metallic water. Kids can take it with no problem.
This was sent in by a reader of mine who is a nutritionist and her husband is a Pediatrician - so they track data, yay! Her husband is now carrying the iron in his clinic for his patients, as she continued to improve.
"We drew my ferritin today and it looks promising for the angstrom iron! I started the angstrom iron on 12/29/12, so its been about 7 weeks.
"Here's my last SEVERAL ferritin results (yup, I'm a dork). This seems statistically significant to us, which is exciting. Mostly exciting too because I can tolerate it, no problem!"
I have UC and am on a super strict vegan diet. I'm presently bleeding with proctitis and my iron stores are plummeting. I had an iron infusion in October and my iron stores are down to nothing again. I'm so incredibly thankful I came across this iron supplement. I took my first dose tonight, and I'm praying that it boosts my iron, helps me feel better/look better, as I'm looking quite pale these days with little energy, and that it doesn't affect my UC healing. THANK YOU for this product! I will write back after my next iron check up!
The first time I took this I literally gagged and heaved. It's like eating a used Brillo pad. Not sure how anyone can make iron taste good, though. I've found that if I hold my nose, swallow it down, and chase it with something sweet before breathing again, it's better.
I need to get regular iron infusions, so I'm hoping this does the trick. Had gastric bypass many years ago and haven't yet found an oral iron that I absorb.
As long as I juice and take my Chlorella I'm good on iron---but as soon as I am not able to do my daily juicing (on vacation, etc...) I have to get my iron with Angstrom Iron w/vit C. There is nothing like it. it will quickly get your iron up where it needs to be:)
I can honestly say that this stuff is amazing. I could not believe how quickly it got my iron levels up to par. I have recommended it to others and they were equally amazed!!
I have started with Angstrom Minerals a week ago, so it is still early days, but not too early to say that as yet it has not aggravated my digestive system, which all other irons, no matter what form or shape, did, mostly already after a couple of days. So yippie yea, very happy! I don't eat meat and have been anaemic for decades, and although I tried my best to start eating meat I just can't, I stopped when I was 11 years old and the barrier is too big for me. On top of that I menstruate very strongly...plus leaky guts, food allergies and what not...so along with my healing diet this is a life saver! Thank you for inventing such an amazing health gift!
I had a port for five years due to severe anemia. At any rate, the mediport is gone now. This iron is even better than carbonyl iron. IT IS SIMPLY MIRACULOUS. I gluten intolerant and had a gastric bypass 14 years ago. I have had Crohn's for almost seven years. It is a relief to have an iron supplement that is not only gentle on the stomach but can be taken with or without food. Angstrom Iron does not have to be separated from other meds or supplements.
Was super excited to receive this cannot tolerate any form of iron (chewable slow release, childrens chew with iron...) this does not cause the stomach malaise that traditional iron causes which is a BIG plus and so far so good time will tell if it helps. The taste is straight up iron kind of icky and it lingers a bit but its better than having to take hours out of schedule for iron infusions and the cost is far better as well if it does the job. Considering the alternatives I think this is worth a shot for anyone who has the intolerance to oral iron.