CytoMatrix Bio-Ferra

Liquid iron that is highly bioavailable, non-constipating and extremely safe. 20mg of elemental iron per teaspoon with a green apple flavour for increased compliance.
  • A liquid iron delivered in a polysaccharide-iron complex (PIC), a form that is extremely well-tolerated, safe and highly bioavailable
  • Indicated for those with iron-deficient anemia, low ferritin and associated symptoms of fatigue, hair loss, poor cognition, low mood, weakened immunity and hormonal imbalances
  • 20mg of elemental iron per teaspoon, allowing for gradual and targeted dosing
  • Natural green apple flavoured
Vegan. GMO, gluten, soy and dairy free.
300ml bottle
SKU: 193162
NPN: 80051180
UPC Code: 871740000496

This is a professional line item. If you are unsure of the suitability of this supplement,

Book an appointment with one of our Naturopathic Doctors or consult with a  qualified healthcare practitioner.

 

Iron continues to be the most common nutrient deficiency in the developed world, with an especially high prevalence in women and during pregnancy. In fact, 1 out of every 2 women will be iron-deficient at one point in their lives and even more suffer from symptoms associated with suboptimal iron levels. Although fatigue, weakness, hair loss and pallor are classic symptoms of irondeficiency anemia, low iron levels affect many other body systems.

For example, iron deficiency has been found to be a common cause of restless syndrome in approximately 1 out of every 4 cases and supplemental iron can improve symptoms. This is thought to be achieved by iron’s upregulation of dopamine synthesis from tyrosine. It is also welldocumented that children and adults perform poorer on mental function tests in states of iron deficiency, with areas such as attention, memory and concentration being affected.

Iron also plays a critical role in many hormonal pathways. Iron is required for thyroid conversion from thyroxine (T4) to triiodothyronine (T3) and, in cases of hypothyroidism with concomitant iron deficiency, combination treatment with iron and levothyroxine has been shown to be superior over each therapy alone. In women with heavy menstrual bleeding, iron deficiency can cause a recurring state of heavy menstrual bleeding through weakened uterine muscles, thereby exacerbating the condition. Evidence also shows that woman with unexplained infertility and suboptimal iron status may benefit from iron restoration therapy.

Finally, iron is needed for proper immune function through cytokine production in macrophages and an iron-deficient state may lead to an insufficient immune response. For example, research in individuals with oral candidiasis has shown that iron restoration can lower salivary candida counts and reduce oral lesions.

Despite all of the health benefits that come with targeted supplemental iron, many women and iron-deficient individuals are hesitant to supplement with iron or they become noncompliant due to digestive side effects such as constipation, nausea and stomach upset.

Cyto-Matrix’s Bio-Ferra is a highly bioavailable liquid iron supplement containing a polysaccharide iron complex (PIC). PIC is unique in that it is non-ionic, it does not require vitamin C for absorption and it is extremely safe with a LD50 (Lethal Dose 50) of 5,000mg/kg, compared to the toxicity potential of iron salts with a LD50 of only 230mg/kg. Each teaspoon of Bio-Ferra provides 20mg of elemental iron that is flavoured with natural green apple and is suitable for vegans and vegetarians.

Ingredient Amount
Iron (polysaccharide-iron complex) 20mg

Unit of Measure above: Each teaspoon (5ml)

Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Purified water, xylitol, natural green apple flavour, xanthan gum, potassium sorbate, citric acid, ascorbic acid, stevia.

Directions: Adults – Take 1-2 teaspoons per day with food or as directed by a healthcare professional. Take a few hours before or after taking other medications. Shake before use. Refrigerate after opening.

Indications: A factor in the maintenance of good health. Helps in the formation and proper function of red blood cells.

Warnings: Do not use if safety seal is broken. Keep out of reach of children. There is enough drug in this package to seriously harm a child.

Known Adverse Reactions: Some people may experience constipation, diarrhea and/or vomiting.

Brand

Cyto Matix

Why Choose Cyto-Matrix? We are 100% committed to helping you improve lives. Cyto-Matrix's products The excellent clinical results that are achieved with our products, combined with our honest and ethical approach, has earned Cyto-Matrix the trust of many of the most scrutinizing Canadian health care practitioners. We are appreciative and honoured that new clients of Cyto-Matrix quickly become loyal clients and are open to building a lasting relationship with us. Our philosophy is simple; purity, integrity, innovation: Purity Products are developed using the highest grade possible raw materials with vegetable capsules while minimizing the use of excipients. All products are manufactured in state-of-the-art, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)-compliant Canadian facilities, meeting or exceeding pharmaceutical and Health Canada standards. Third-Party tested with rigorous QA/QC. Integrity All formulations are researched and designed by Naturopathic Doctors based on Health Canada-approved, evidence based science. Products are fully licensed with approved Health Canada label claims. All associates are required to adhere to the high ethical standards of the organization. Customer Service Representatives will refer technical questions to staff doctors, with accurate, fast-as-possible turn around. Innovation Cyto-Matrix is continually researching and adding cutting-edge formulas to meet the unique and changing needs of your patients. Expertise and innovation are shared through seminars, blog articles and Practice Pearls to aid in professional development and continuing education. Regular feedback from practiticing professionals and our National Advisory Board is an integral part of our innovation. Do share your feedback and ideas! Quality Manufacturing Cyto-Matrix products are manufactured in state-of-the-art Canadian facilities in Quebec and Ontario. Cyto-Matrix's manufacturing facility These facilities hold valid Site Licenses as per the requirements of Health Canada's Natural Health Product Directorate. In accordance with these guidelines, sites must have procedures in place for distribution records and product recalls and for the handling, storage and delivery of their products. They must also demonstrate that they meet Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) requirements. The Quality Assurance Department This department is responsible for the development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's). The main goal here is to ensure the integrity of the result of the finished product. All SOP's ensure compliance with GMP requirements. Other responsibilities include: Editing of protocols and installation, operation and performance qualification implementation Validation of HVAC, purified water and other systems Validation of production of lab equipment Validation of process including manufacturing/cleaning/sterilizing The Quality Control Department Quality Control is done throughout the manufacturing process to ensure that the finished product meets the pre-determined specifications for micro-biological and physiological criteria. Raw materials are specifically tested to ensure the highest level of quality. The Validation Department Working closely with the QA and QC departments, the Validation department ensures compliance with all regulations and industry standards. In particular, the main responsibilities of this department are: Editing of protocols and installation, operation and performance qualification implementation Validation of HVAC, purified water and other systems Validation of production of lab equipment Validation of process including manufacturing/cleaning/sterilizing Cyto-Matrix Inc. is dedicated to sourcing the highest quality of raw materials available on the global market. It is the combination of high quality raw materials and strictly adhered to GMP practices, which make Cyto-Matrix products of a superior class in the natural health products market.

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