Iron Gummies for Adults

Iron Gummies for Adults

Not everyone has enough iron in their bodies. Therefore, for some, taking an iron supplement is necessary.

In this post, we explore what iron gummies for adults are and how they can potentially help you boost iron levels and have more energy.

What are Iron Gummy Vitamins?

Iron gummies are small sweets that have supplemental iron added to them (usually in the form of ferric sodium EDTA). Instead of simply swallowing them, like a conventional iron tablet, iron gummies are chewable – something that makes them delicious.

Iron gummies often take the form of gummy bears. They get their gumminess from the pectin they contain – a natural gelatin-like substance found in fruit. Pectin is 100 per cent vegan and has a slightly different texture from conventional gelatin from animals. Most gummies also have fruit flavourings added to them to make them more appealing.

Sometimes, vendors include additional vitamin C in iron gummies. This essential nutrient helps iron absorb better into the system and is perfect for individuals who may not get sufficient vitamin C from their diets.

Children’s Multivitamins with Iron

Children can get enough iron to meet their daily requirements from eating a balanced diet. However, many kids do not like to eat their greens and other foods high in iron, such as liver.

As such, parents may find it easier to ensure that they get all the iron they need by giving them a multivitamin that contains the mineral. Multivitamin plus iron supplements cover all bases and help kids avoid problems associated with iron deficiency, such as low energy levels and anaemia.

Are Iron Gummies safe for pregnancy?

Women’s iron requirements are higher than men’s as a general rule of thumb because of the menstrual cycle. However, iron requirements rise even more during pregnancy. Breastfeeding mums over the age of 18 require at least 9 mg of iron per day, while those under the age of 18 require about 10 mg. Pregnant women need at least 27 mg of iron per day with some experts recommending as much as 45 mg per day, just to be on the safe side.

As such, many professionals recommend that women take an extra iron supplement, particularly if their iron levels are low. If you are pregnant, you can go up to 45 mg per day, but do not go over this threshold. While recommended iron intakes have been increased recently, women should not take on board too much iron to avoid gastrointestinal upset.

Iron Gummies vs Iron Tablets

Iron gummies and tablets both contain mineral forms of iron that the body can easily absorb. However, the vehicle they use to deliver the essential nutrient is different.

Iron tablets usually contain fillers to bulk out the tablet. These include bulking agents such as microcrystalline cellulose and hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, calcium carbonate and maltodextrin. Some tablets may also have glazing agents, such as hydroxypropyl methylcellulose and glycerine.

The ingredients list for iron gummies, however, is similar to traditional sweets. These include glucose syrup, pectin, vegetable oils and carrot juice from concentrate.

Both iron gummies and iron tablets deliver iron to your system but, generally speaking, iron gummies are a more enjoyable way to get it.

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