Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is a common medical problem. In fact, 9% of women and up to 5% of men in the US have IDA.2,3 It results when the body doesn’t have enough healthy red blood cells. Iron is a building block of red blood cells, and when there isn’t enough, red blood cells cannot carry oxygen to the tissues and cells of the body as they should.4
A person develops IDA when iron stores in the body run low. This can happen for many reasons:5
Many oral iron supplements are available by prescription from your doctor or over-the-counter on pharmacy shelves. What makes Ferralet 90 different? The answer is Biocomplementary Transformation®. Ferralet 90 contains Ferr-Ease®* dual-iron delivery, a biocomplementary iron formulation with 1 rapidly absorbed and 1 slowly absorbed iron.7 And because it is extremely well tolerated, unlike some other iron formulations, Ferralet 90 transforms iron therapy into a gentle experience. Read more about Biocomplementary Transformation® throughout the Ferralet 90 site.
1 Donovan A, Roy CN, Andrews NC. The ins and outs of iron homeostasis. Physiol (Bethesda). 2006;21:115-123.
2 Cogswell ME, Looker AC, Pfeiffer CM, et al. Assessment of iron deficiency in US preschool children and nonpregnant females of childbearing age: National Heart and Nutrition Examination Survey 2003-2006. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009;89(5):1334-1342.
3 Clark SF. Iron deficiency anemia. Nutr Clin Pract. 2008;23(2):128-141. doi:10.1177/0884533608314536.
4 Gordeuk VR, Brittenham GM, McLaren CE, Hughes MA, Keating LJ. Carbonyl iron therapy for iron deficiency anemia. Blood. 1986;67(3):745-752.
5 Iron deficiency anemia. A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia Web site. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000584.htm. Updated March 22, 2013. Accessed April 5, 2013.
6 Bodnar LM, Scanlon KS, Freedman DS, Siega-Riz AM, Cogswell ME. High prevalence of postpartum anemia among low-income women in the United States. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2001;185(2):438-443.
7 Andrews NC. Forging a field: the golden age of iron biology. Blood. 2008;112(2):219-230. doi:10.1182/blood-2007-12-07738.
Ferralet 90 is available by prescription only. Please see the full Prescribing Information. * US Patent no. 6,521,247.