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)
- It does not react with other nutrients
- A small, stable molecule with no ionic charge
Excercise and Iron Consumption
Iron deficiency is one of the most common nutritional gaps in the world. Many health-conscious consumers practice two behaviors that can increase daily iron requirements making it that much more challenging to meet your needs – engaging in regular physical activity and consuming a plant-based diet.
- Infant formula
- Prenatal Formulas
- Powdered drinks
As a leader in specialty mineral nutrition, we are proud to offer a line of iron chelates which have been clinically demonstrated to show better bioavailability than traditional iron salt forms and have shown to possess high tolerability.
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.
Chewable tablets, lozenges, or any sort of beverage that contains iron will tend to have an unpleasant metallic aftertaste. In response to this need, Balchem developed Taste-Free™ Fe.
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*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