Compared to inorganic iron, Ferrochel® (Ferrous Bisglycinate Chelate) is more bioavailable and causes less gastric upset. The many unique attributes of Ferrochel support its superior role as an iron supplement in humans.*
- Less gastric upset
- Safer than typical iron salts
- Bioavailable (easily absorbed)
- Does not react with other nutrients
- Small, stable molecule with no ionic charge
Ferrochel is a unique, fully chelated iron product formed by binding iron to two organic glycine molecules. Most iron carries a positive electrical charge, but the patented chelation process leaves Ferrochel ionically neutral, so it does not deactivate or block the absorption of other nutrients. This is especially important in multivitamins for gestating mothers and growing children. Ferrochel’s small molecular size allows it to remain intact throughout the G.I. tract for optimal absorption. In clinical research comparing inorganic iron to Ferrochel, study participants reported fewer instances of gastrointestinal upset with Ferrochel than with ferrous sulfate.
- Infant formula
- Powdered drinks
Ferrochel® and Iron Taste Free™ – The Solutions!
Prenatal vitamin/mineral supplements are routinely prescribed or selected to be taken over the course of a pregnancy. During pregnancy, a women’s need for additional micronutrients are increased due to the increased metabolic needs of an expectant mother, as well as the need to supply nutrition to the fetus for healthy development.
*Milman N, Jønsson L, Dyre P, Pedersen PL, Larsen LG. Ferrous bisglycinate 25 mg iron is as effective as ferrous sulfate 50 mg iron in the prophylaxis of iron deficiency and anemia during pregnancy in a randomized trial. J Perinat Med. 2014;42(2):197-206. doi:10.1515/jpm-2013-0153