New Reasearch on Iron Supplementation

New Reasearch on Iron Supplementation

New research reveals iron supplementation helps women maximise exercise performance and health benefits

Get the most out of your exercise with FAB IRON Liquid Iron
Finding energy to incorporate the recommended 60 minutes of daily exercise into your day can be a struggle for most[1], but this can be even more difficult when suffering low iron levels – which leaves you feeling tired, fatigued and generally lacking in stamina. New research from the Journal Of Nutrition[2] has found daily iron supplementation significantly improved the exercise performance in women experiencing low iron levels, iron deficiency and anemia.

The diets of over 70% of Australian women aged between 25 – 55 years are deficient in iron[3]; with low iron levels now considered the single most common cause of fatigue in women. Australian women require up to 18mg of iron per day, but most consume less than 10mg within their daily diet. Initial symptoms of iron deficiency include:

  • Tiredness and fatigue
  • Lack of energy
  • Poor work and intellectual performance
  • Decreased immune function
  • Heightened sensitivity to the cold
  • Headaches
  • Loss of appetite
  • Feeling weak
  • Dark circles under eyes
  • Pale skin
  • Dizziness
  • Poor sleep
  • Hair loss
  • Brittle and thin nails

Factors which can contribute to low iron levels include overconsumption of alcohol and caffeinated drinks, stress, regular exercise, menstruation, vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, pregnancy and breast feeding.

The new study revealed iron deficiency impairs physical exercise performance and recommends women of reproductive age include some form of daily iron supplementation into their diet.

“The first thing I ask my clients if they come to see me with low energy levels is ‘what is your iron status and when did you have your iron levels checked last?’. In the majority of cases, their iron levels will be low and it doesn’t matter what I prescribe, if I don’t treat their underlying low iron levels first, you won’t be able to get their energy levels and health back to normal again” said nutritionist and naturopath Lisa Guy.

FAB IRON Liquid Iron is the ideal daily iron supplement, as its daily 10ml dose contains just 10mg of iron – not too much, not too little.


FAB IRON Liquid Iron contains an organic form of iron called ferrous gluconate, which is easily absorbed, leaving little unabsorbed iron to enter the intestinal tract. Unabsorbed iron can lead to constipation, nausea and bloating – a common side effect of excessive iron intake. Iron is more readily digested when it is in liquid form, and FAB IRON Liquid Iron’s energy boosting B group vitamins and Vitamin C also assist in the maximum absorption of iron.

Unlike other iron supplements, FAB IRON Liquid Iron not only helps restore energy and overall health; it tastes great. As well as a delicious blend of apple, beetroot and cherry juices, FAB IRON Liquid Iron includes a mix of rose hip, chamomile and other herbal extracts. FAB IRON Liquid Iron is also free of preservatives, lactose, gluten, artificial colours or sweeteners.


FAB IRON Liquid Iron’s 10ml sachets are great to pop in your bag for a quick pick-me-up when on the go. The FAB IRON range also includes FAB IRON + Vitamin B Complex 30 and 60 tablets, and FAB IRON + Vitamin B Complex and Zinc capsules.


FAB IRON Liquid Iron 250ml bottle RRP $18.95
FAB IRON Liquid Iron 10ml sachets (box of 20) RRP $18.95
FAB IRON + Vitamin B Complex 30 tablets RRP $12.95, 60 tablets RRP $18.95
FAB IRON + Vitamin B Complex and Zinc 60 capsules RRP $18.95
Available from pharmacies nationally                 


About low iron levels and iron deficiency
As our lifestyles get busier, low iron levels in women is becoming more common. Other factors which contribute to low iron levels include overconsumption of alcohol and caffeinated drinks, stress, regular exercise, menstruation, vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, pregnancy and breast feeding. Low iron levels can result in feeling of tiredness, fatigued and a general lack of energy. The World Health Organisation (WHO) lists iron deficiency as the most common nutrition deficiency in the world, with women, teenage girls and children being the most susceptible.

Australian women require up to 18mg of iron per day, but most consume less than 10mg within their daily diet. Daily iron supplementation is especially important for vegetarians, vegans, teenage girls, women, for those planning to become pregnant, during pregnancy and whilst breast feeding; as healthy iron levels are generally not met.

To help cover this dietary shortfall, FAB IRON has developed a range of iron supplements which deliver just the right amount of iron, are easily digested and are gentle on the stomach. The inclusion of daily iron supplements can assist when diet alone does not deliver adequate iron and can be effective in preventing iron deficiencies.

For more information about FAB IRON supplements or iron deficiencies, please visit

About Lisa Guy, Naturopath and Author
Lisa is an experienced naturopath and author, and passionate foodie, who runs a Sydney based clinic called ‘Art of Healing’. Lisa has a real love for helping people achieve true health and happiness, through good wholesome food, healing herbs and homeopathic remedies. Lisa is an avid health writer and regular contributor to leading newspapers and magazines. She is the author of three internationally sold books, ‘Pregnancy Essentials’ ‘My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition’, and ‘Heal Yourself’. Lisa has an advanced diploma in naturopathy, nutrition, herbal medicine and classical homeopathy, as well as a health science degree.
For more information about Lisa Guy, please visit 

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[1] Australian Department of Health, Australia’s Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines, February 2014 –

[2] American Society for Nutrition, Journal Of Nutrition, 9 April 2014: Iron Supplementation Benefits Physical Performance in Women of Reproductive Age: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis –

[3] Nutritional status and health: Iron intakes –

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