Ecological Formulas’ Ferritin Bioavailable Iron Capsules contain a powerful formula that delivers 5 milligrams of ferritin‚ the key protein responsible for iron storage in your body. This supplement also provides iron‚ the essential mineral‚ in its most bioavailable form for easier absorption. The ferritin in this exclusive formula is a natural derivative of bovine spleen. Unlike many other iron supplements‚ Ferritin Bioavailable Iron doesn’t cause negative side effects‚ such as nausea and GI tract upset.
Ferritin is a protein that is found inside every cell‚ and effectively stores iron for your body so it can be used at a later time. By administering a ferritin test‚ the amount of iron in the blood is indirectly measured. In other words‚ your blood or serum ferritin level is directly linked to the amount of available iron stored in your body.
Lower-than-normal levels of ferritin may be the result of the following:
- Intestinal conditions that cause poor absorption of iron
- Iron deficiency (anemia)
- Long-term digestive tract bleeding
- Heavy menstrual bleeding