Optifer® Alpha 

Heme Iron Supplement

to help prevent iron deficiency
and iron deficiency anemia.

Optifer® is a heme based iron supplement which is the preferred type of iron for your body.
Heme is naturally sourced and is easily absorbed up to 20% more the non-heme based supplements.

The world is for the energetic.
Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Iron Deficiency Anemia

  • Iron deficiency is a leading cause of anemia, affecting over  30 percent of people in the world making it the most common and widespread nutritional disorder in the world.
  • A large part of the 30% are women
  • Iron deficiency is often missed and the subtle symptoms dismissed which can lead to heaviest overall toll in terms of ill-health, premature death and lost earnings
  • Iron deficiency Anemia contributes to 20% of all maternal deaths.

For more information on Iron Deficiency and Iron deficiency anemia.

Quick Iron Facts

  • There are 2 types of iron supplements
    • Heme iron which is derived from meat and poultry
    • Non-heme iron from vegetables, dairy and chemically bonded
  • Your body prefers Heme Iron
    • Heme iron is the preferred iron source which is absorbed more efficiently
    • Non-heme iron needs to be broken down and converted to a usable form of iron. This process tends to leave free iron ions causing gastrointestinal side effects such as constipation, diarrhea and stomach cramps
  • Heme iron has been used for more than 20 years
    • No serious side effects or iron poisoning have ever been reported from over millions of users
  • Heme iron will be absorbed in almost any situation
    • Non-heme iron absorption is often effected by food, drinks such as coffee, tea and other medications
    • Absorption of heme iron starts at the beginning of the intestine. This is especially beneficial for people with short gut
  • There is no substitute for Iron
    • Iron is used by your body to form red blood cells
    • Red blood cells help transport oxygen throughout the body
  • It takes time to replenish your iron stores takes
    • This process can take a few months
    • People with ongoing blood loss which cannot be corrected (such as heavy menstrual periods) may need to continue taking iron supplements indefinitely.

For more information on the importance of iron.