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Vitabiotics Feroglobin B12 Liquid Iron
Member Name: Candyperfumegirl
Date: 16/02/13, updated on 16/02/13 (730 review reads)
Advantages: Suitable for all. Vegetarian. Gentle on the stomach
Disadvantages: Some might not like the taste.
I like to think that I provide my family with a well balanced healthy diet. We are all Vegetarians and am only too aware that I need to think carefully about the different food my family and I consume to be sure that we are all getting all the vitamins and minerals we need. I do include lots of Iron rich foods into my diet such as Tofu, greens, seeds, lentils etc but I do supplement our diet with vitamins. Vitabiotics Feroglobin B12 Liquid Iron is a supplement I have been buying for my children for a few years.
Vitabiotics is a brand that has been producing health care products for over 40 years. They produce a wide variety of different supplements. I actually first Heard about the company whilst I was pregnant with my first daughter and began taking their "Pregnacare" tablets.
Feroglobin B12 is a liquid Iron supplement with the additional benefits of added zinc, vitamin C and Vitamin B complex. Iron is an extremely important mineral and is needed to by our body for various reasons. It helps in the production of red blood cells and it also helps deliver oxygen through the body. Iron also plays an important role in ensuring the immune system works efficiently. It also contributes to normal cognitive functioning. Those with low levels of Iron may feel symptoms of fatigue, tiredness and may find it more difficult to concentrate. Vitabiotics claim that Feroglobin B12 has been "formulated to be gentle on the stomach".
An additional Iron / vitamin supplement may be of a particular benefit to young children, those with restricted diets (eg Vegetarians), athletes, over 50's and pregnant or menstruating women.
The product comes packaged in a card box with the brand and product name clearly displayed on the front along with a picture of a happy smiling family of four. The product claims to have a "delicious Taste", the bottle I currently have is honey, malt and orange flavour.
The back of of the box gives plenty of information and warnings and of course should be read thoroughly before taking. Vitabiotics Feroglobin B12 is suitable for children (over one year) and adults, a dosage list is given which lets you know how much to give depending on age. Care should be taken not to exceed the recommended intake. It Is Suitable for Vegetarians and contains no artificial colours, alcohol, fat or yeast. It has not been tested on animals.
A table of nutritional information gives a list of all the vitamins and minerals in the supplement along with the RDA.
Warnings, storage advice and the best before date are given on the side / bottom of the box.
The 200ml glass bottle is brown in colour and has a child proof safety lid. The label on the front of the bottle gives similar information to the box.
The liquid itself is dark brown in colour and is of a thick sticky consistency, it can be a little on the messy side so I would suggest keeping some wipes handy whilst using. It has quite a strong sweet Orange fragrance. I give this product to my children but I have taken it occasionally too. Vitabiotics claim that Feroglobin B12 tastes " Delicious", which I'm not sure I completely agree with. It does have an Orangey taste but with a hint of honey. Personally I don't think it tastes unpleasant, but its not great either. My partner has also tried this and thinks its disgusting, he thinks it has a metallic taste to it but in all honesty its not something I have ever noticed. My children say it tastes "OK", but they do prefer the taste of other chewable vitamins they have taken in the past, presumably because they tend to be full of sugar and added flavours. That being said they have never refuse to take the Feroglobin B 12, they take a spoonful each morning as part of their daily routine. I have never noticed any unwanted side effects whilst we have been using this product. My children do not have regular blood tests so I cannot be 100% about how effective this product is. In general they do seem in good health and are rarely poorly. My eldest daughter has learning difficulties which means her concentration is pretty poor, I like to think an additional supplement helps a little with this but if I am completely honest I have never noticed a huge difference. My youngest daughter is currently going through a fussy eating phase, so I feel giving her a iron / vitamin supplement is quite important at the moment.
Of course nothing substitutes a healthy varied diet but I do feel that taking a supplement can be beneficial to some. I will continue to give Vitabiotic Feroglobin B12 to my children and would certainly recommend it to others.
Vitabiotics Feroglobin B12 is available in most supermarkets and chemists.
(delivery charges may apply)
* As with all supplements, the instructions must be well read before taking. Those in doubt should check woth their doctor / pharmacist.
Summary: Great supplement.
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