Chapped lips, brittle hair, constant fatigue and palpitations are not on a prospective mum’s wish list – they are however, some of the tell-tale signs of an iron deficiency, which is common amongst pregnant women. So whilst your pregnancy can be an exhilarating time, it can also be a very tiring experience as well. Therefore you need to keep your energy levels by boosting iron intake so you can enjoy this special time to the full.
Iron is needed to make haemoglobin, the chemical that transports oxygen in the blood. A range of stressful symptoms can indicate a deficiency, but severe cases can lead to anaemia, total exhaustion and a weakened immune system.
A healthy, balanced diet, with iron-rich foods will provide most of the iron you need during pregnancy. This should include lean meats; pulses such as peas, beans and lentils; fruits such as prunes, apricots and raisins; and dark leafy vegetables such as spinach.
Energy for the new arrival!
It can be difficult to absorb enough iron for you and your growing baby from a balanced diet alone, particularly if you already have an iron deficiency, as a lot of iron rich foods to correct it. This is where Floradix can really help.
Floradix contains organgluconate, and its easy absorption into the body is enhanced by vitamins C and B complex, herbal extracts and fruit concentrates. The special blend of ingredients in Floradix means that it’s easy to digest and the unpleasant side effects of many iron preparations, such as constipation are avoided. So it’s no wonder Floradix is recommended by numerous midwives and health care professionals. What’s more, it’s free from chemical preservatives, colourings and flavourings, and is also available in a yeast, wheat and gluten-free version called Floravital.
Floradix is suitable for vegetarians and Floravital is suitable for vegans.
Always consult your GP or midwife before taking a supplement. For more information visit www.salusuk.com