Iron is an essential microelement for our body and performs important functions such as the transport of oxygen in the tissues, the transfer of electrons in the respiratory chain. Iron contributes to the normal formation of red blood cells and hemoglobin and to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
Copper contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system and the immune system and to the normal transport of iron in the body.
Vitamin C increases the absorption of iron and protects cells from oxidative stress.
Iron supplementation through the patented Sferafer® Kids technology boasts excellent palatability (vanilla flavor), gastric tolerance and bioavailability, allowing reducing the side effects commonly associated with the intake of other types of iron.
Food supplement based on divalent iron (ferrous fumarate), copper and vitamin C microencapsulated in a patented gastro-resistant and slow-release formulation.
20 stick packs with gastro-resistant granules and controlled release
HOW TO USE
It is recommended to take 1 stick pack per day to be introduced into the mouth and swallowed without chewing.
|Components||For daily intake (1 stick pack)||%NRV*/dose|
|Microencapsulated iron, copper, vitamin C of which:|
|– Fe2+||15 mg||107%|
|– Cu2+||0.5 mg||50%|
|– Vitamin C||40 mg||50%|
*NRV=Nutrient Reference Values under Regulation (EU) No. 1169/2011
Dietary food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Keep out of reach of children under the age of three years. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose. Excessive consumption can have laxative effects.
Iron deficiency anemia (IDA)
Iron deficiency anemia is the most frequent form of anemia in children and is characterized by a reduction in hemoglobin and hematocrit levels compared to the mean values for age and sex. It is a form of anemia characterized by a reduced production of red blood cells due to iron deficiency, an essential element for life.
During growth, the body’s need for iron is very high.
Iron deficiency can have several causes. What happens most frequently in children is a poor intake of iron in the diet, which is not enough to meet the body’s needs.
Iron deficiency anemia generally develops slowly, as the body’s iron stores run out. Sometimes the symptoms of anemia may be not very evident, even with very low hemoglobin values, as the body gradually adapts.
The signs that can alarm parents are a less lively child, who appears more easily tired and irritable, a poor appetite, a frequent headache, difficulty concentrating in school-age children and adolescents. A slowdown in growth may also occur.
Therefore, a lot of attention must be paid, in order to identify any problems in time and avoid possible complications. In case of any doubt, the pediatrician will be at our disposal for a consultation.
Iron deficiency anemia? The smart tasty solution
Bivalent iron, present in Sferafer® Kids, is the only form of inorganic iron that is absorbed at the level of the cells of the intestinal tract (enterocytes); it has a bioavailability greater than 3-4 times that of trivalent iron.
Copper is the cofactor of the efestine enzyme, which, with its action, allows iron to bind to transferrin and to be transported in the blood.
Vitamin C prevents the oxidation of iron from the bivalent to the trivalent form. The synergistic action of these components, together with the gastro-resistant and slow-release pharmaceutical form, guarantee:
- High bioavailability of iron,
- Controlled and prolonged release that allows the resolution of common gastrointestinal side effects in oral iron treatments,
- Total coverage of the unpleasant aftertaste and excellent palatability of the formulation,
- Practical and convenient pharmaceutical form, to carry always with you and to take without water,
- High patient adherence to therapy.
At the table, choose a diet rich in iron
Low iron absorption is the main cause of iron deficiency anemia in children. The body absorbs this mineral through food and from old red blood cells. Some factors related to the disease are:
- A diet low in this nutrient
- Inability of the body to absorb iron
- Slow and prolonged blood loss
- Excessive consumption of cow’s milk (especially when it replaces breast milk)
- Food allergy
Therapy varies according to the type of anemia. It is useful and recommended to carry out diagnostic tests before carrying out any therapy. With regard to iron deficiency anemia, following a balanced and varied diet is the first step to take to obtain the correct iron values.
Heme iron, more easily absorbed by the intestine, is found in foods of animal origin such as:
- Lean red meats
- Turkey meat
- Chicken meat
- Tuna fish
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