Iron is an essential mineral that is necessary for life; it is also the most common nutritional deficiency in the world. Iron plays an important role in making red blood cells that carry oxygen. The need for extra iron may be caused by several conditions including the loss of blood, diets low in iron, pregnancy, heavy menstrual periods, weight loss surgery (bariatric), gastrointestinal abnormalities, normal body changes (growth spurts in children), and kidney disease.
Studies indicate there may be a correlation with ADHD and iron deficiency. Iron supplements are commonly recommended for infants and toddlers, teenage girls, and women who are pregnant or of childbearing age to help prevent anemia. Ask your health care provider before taking an iron supplement.
Unlike other kinds of iron supplements, Ferretts Supplements are gentle on the stomach and well absorbed.