Although, hair fall is very common, depending on many factors, but still many people suffer from hair loss and this can be traumatizing. Many times, the hair thinning and loss happens due to deficiency of iron.

However, a big mistake for any consumer would be to take iron supplement on their own, as excessive iron intake via supplements can lead to dangerous conditions. Iron Supplements should be taken only under the supervision of doctor or nutritionist.

Unlike vitamin C, the body does not eliminate too-high dose of iron intake. The iron uptake into our body is very strictly regulated and the body can quickly absorb iron, but our body has no way to get rid of excessive iron quickly. If our body is not iron deficient, an excessive iron intake can cause an iron overload, which can be dangerous. The normal range for iron levels has a very wide range as women require 10-120 ng/ml of iron and men require of iron 30-250 ng/ml per day. Therefore, iron values and iron deficiency should be analyzed, then diagnosed and discussed with a doctor.

SunActive® Fe as safe and gentle iron source

SunActive® Fe products are safe and gentle to the gut. That is why problems such as constipation, bleeding or colics cannot occur by taking Taiyo’s endosomal iron. SunActive® Fe does not release iron ions which cause the GI problems because it is not an iron salt. The iron pyrophosphate in SunActive® Fe is absorbed as insoluble iron particle via endocytosis (like liposomes). This means that SunActive® Fe causes much less negative side effects than any other soluble iron salt used in dietary supplements. It is also highly bioavailable because of being absorbed independently from other minerals like calcium or kalium. Therefore SunActive® Fe can easily be taken and consumed together with dairy or tea polyphenols.

FGI is the exclusive distributor of Taiyo products in the Middle East. For more information about SunActive® Fe, please feel free to contact us.


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