Iron deficiency, a condition associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and disrupted cognitive function, behavioral, and motor development, still presents a serious global public health issue. If not adequately treated, it often progresses to anemia.
Due to their wide availability, convenience, and effectiveness, oral iron supplements are the standard first line of defense. However, not all formulations are equally helpful.
Some supplements are poorly absorbable and are linked with unpleasant side effects like nausea, pain, and intestinal irritation.
To determine the effects of a novel liquid iron-containing dietary supplement under the name of >Your< Iron Syrup by PharmaLinea, a group of Slovenian researchers conducted research whose results they published in the journal Biology.
The study compared the effects of >Your< Iron Syrup with iron sulfate, a common iron deficiency remedy, on iron-deficient mice.
Results showed that a two-week-long oral liquid supplement treatment significantly improved blood iron concentration, transferrin saturation, and ferritin levels.
In other words, the iron-containing syrup containing elemental micronized microencapsulated iron lead was as effective, if not superior, to iron sulfate in terms of treating iron deficiency.
What’s more, the syrup was well tolerated and produced no inflammation, revealing the potential of liquid iron supplementation for treating diet-induced iron deficiency.