A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO IRON SUPPLEMENTATION
FERAPRO ®, originally formulated by compounding pharmacist Bob Mehr in 1997 and formerly known as BOB’S IRON FORMULA, is a holistic blend of iron, vitamins, and cofactors to prevent and/or treat iron deficiency anemia. The absorption and tolerability of the iron in this blend is enhanced by vitamin C and glycine, while the active forms of vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin) and folate (5-MTHF) support the growth and function of healthy red blood cells.
- Iron + Vitamin C + Methylcobalmin + 5-MTHF+GLYCINE, all in one Capsule
- Available in 150mg Capsules, 75mg Capsules, and 30mg Capsules for Individualized dosing
- Enhanced Absorption with reduced side effects
- Vegan Formulation
- Free of Unnecessary Fillers, Binders, and Dyes
- Dairy, Gluten and Corn Free
- Available in Child-Resistant Packaging
- Formerly Known as BOB’S IRON FORMULA
- 20 Years of Proven Success in Over 30,000 Patients
- Available in 3 Strengths for Individualized Dosing (30mg, 75mg, and 150mg of Elemental Iron Per Capsule)
- Reduced Side Effects Such as Constipation and Upset Stomach
- Vegan Formulation, Corn-free, Dairy-free, Gluten-free
- Free of Dyes, Preservatives, and Unwanted Fillers
- Environmentally Friendly Glass Bottle Packaging
How is FERAPRO™ Different from Other Iron Supplements?
Unlike other iron supplement products on the market, which generally have a long list of fillers, binders, and coloring agents, FERAPRO® has only one non-medicinal ingredient which plays a crucial role in the delivery of the active ingredients.
FERAPRO® upholds a standard of being clean and sustainable and it is available in 3 strengths for individualized dosing.
WHY USE FERAPRO™?
Gentle and Effective
FERAPRO has been proven to gently and effectively increase serum ferritin levels faster than polysaccharide iron supplements. Patients report less constipation, nausea and upset stomach with FERAPRO when compared to other commonly prescribed brands of iron supplements in Canada.
Long History of Success
FERAPRO, formerly known as Bob’s Iron Formula, has been perfected over 20 years of research and patient and practitioner feedback to optimize oral iron therapy, and improve patient outcomes.
Highest Dose in the Market
FERAPRO is the only ferrous (Fe2+) iron supplement that offers 150mg elemental iron as a single dose once per day, which is the optimal regimen for maximum absorption. It is also available in 30mg and 75mg elemental iron per capsule dosages for individualized dosing.
Each veg-capsule contains:
Medicinal ingredients: Iron (from ferrous fumarate) 150mg, vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 350mg, vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) 1000mcg, folate (l-5-methyltetrahydrofolate) 80mcg and glycine 100mg.
- Elemental Iron (from Ferrous Fumarate)..........................150mg
Ferrous Fumarate provides ferrous (Fe2+) iron, which is more bioavailable than ferric (Fe3+) iron found in polysaccharide iron supplements. It also has the highest elemental iron content of available oral iron salts which allows for once a day dosing.
- Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid).................................................350mg
The enzyme ascorbate ferrireductase (DcytB) uses Vitamin C to enhance non-heme iron bioavailability by 1.5 to 10-fold. The addition of Vitamin C allows for optimal absorption without having to take additional tablets.
- Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin)....................................1000mcg
Methylcobalamin, the active form of vitamin B12, is required for the proper development of red blood cells. Methylcobalamin is used in the metabolic pathway for DNA synthesis, which is essential for the final maturation of the red blood cells.
- Folate (L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolate)................................80mcg
5-MTHF, the active form of folic acid, is required for proper development of red blood cells. 5-MTHF is used in the metabolic pathway for DNA synthesis, which is essential for the final maturation of the red blood cell.
*Note that a small but significant percentage of patients may be poor methylators due to the MTHFR gene mutation, and cannot efficiently convert folic acid to the biologically active 5-MTHF. Supplying folate already in its biologically active form is especially important, given the prevalence of the MTHFR gene mutation.
Glycine is an amino acid that forms a chelate complex with iron, increasing its tolerability without hindering absorption. This increases the likelihood of patient adherence, thereby reducing the need for more invasive parenteral iron therapy.
Non-medicinal ingredients: Hypromellose.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
, a holistic and proprietary blend of iron, vitamins, and cofactors, was designed to optimize oral iron replacement therapy, with every ingredient serving a specific purpose to improve patient outcomes.
IRON FROM FERROUS FUMARATE
Provides ferrous (Fe2+) iron, which is more bioavailable than ferric (Fe3+) iron found in polysaccharide iron supplements.
VITAMIN C AS ASCORBIC ACID
The enzyme ascorbate ferrireductase (DcytB) uses Vitamin C to enhance non-heme iron bioavailability by 1.5 to 10-fold.
FOLATE AS 5-MTHF
5-MTHF, the active form of folic acid, is required for proper development of red blood cells (i.e. erythropoiesis).
Glycine is an amino acid that forms a chelated complex with iron, increasing its tolerability without hindering absorption.
VITAMIN B12 AS METHYLCOBALAMIN
Methylcobalamin, the active form of vitamin B12, is required for proper development of red blood cells (i.e. erythropoiesis). Methylcobalamin is used in the metabolic pathway for DNA synthesis, which is essential for the final maturation of the red blood cells.
NOTE: As per the Pharmacy Operations and Drug Scheduling Act, this Iron Formula is a schedule II drug that requires professional intervention from the pharmacist at the point of sale. While a prescription is not required, this supplement is only available through a pharmacist. After placing your order online, you will receive a call from one of our licensed pharmacists for a quick teleconsultation. Your order will be shipped out after you have completed the teleconsultation.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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