Your body may not be getting as much iron as you think. Did you know that many dietary fibers limit the absorption of essential minerals? But Sunfiber promotes absorption. This helps you reap the most benefit from your healthy diet, so you may be able to avoid becoming iron deficient.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that one in ten women between the ages of 12 and 49 is iron deficient. In addition to possible poor iron absorption, many of us simply aren’t getting enough of this important mineral in our diets to begin with. An alarming 75 percent of teen girls do not meet the Recommended Dietary Allowance for iron.
Symptoms of iron deficiency
Symptoms of an iron shortfall can be very mild at first, but may increase as the condition worsens. Many people don’t realize they have a deficiency until it’s found in a routine blood test.
Some symptoms to look for:
Cold hands and feet
You may need more iron if …
- You have heavy menstrual bleeding. Teenage girls are especially at risk. Studies have shown that more than half of adolescent girls have limited iron stores.
- You eat little or no meat. Because meat and fish are some of the best sources of iron, vegetarians and vegans should include beans and iron-fortified foods in their diet. Other iron-rich foods include dark green leafy vegetables, dried fruits and peas.
- You work out a lot. Intense exercise may damage red blood cells.
Get more benefit from mineral-rich foods
Unlike most dietary fibers, Sunfiber promotes the absorption of important minerals. Studies have shown meals which include Sunfiber may increase intestinal absorption of iron. Sunfiber also helps increase absorption of calcium and magnesium, minerals essential for strong bones and teeth as well as energy production. Sunfiber is tasteless, odorless and mixes invisibly into water, juice or coffee. You can even sprinkle Sunfiber onto your favorite foods for a healthy fiber boost.
Sunfiber is a good choice if you are also taking an iron supplement
If your doctor suggests a supplement, choose carefully. Some may be constipating. Your doctor may suggest drinking plenty of water with your supplement or boosting your fiber intake. Sunfiber is a smart, side effect-free option. It helps food move through your digestive system at just the right pace.