IronUp® Liquid Iron Supplement
IronUp liquid iron supplement tastes good and is concentrated.
IronUp® Liquid Iron Supplement is a great-tasting, concentrated, and bioavailable source of iron, formulated to help improve iron status in infants, children, and adults who need or prefer a liquid iron supplement that tastes good.
|My son really likes the flavor of IronUp
and looks forward to taking it!
IronUp Supplement Facts
|Serving Size: 0.3 ml
Servings per container: 200
|Amount per 0.3 ml||%DV Infants† - 12 mo||%DV Children 1-3yrs†||%DV Children ≥4yrs†|
|Iron (elemental, from polysaccharide iron complex)||10 mg||91%||143%||56%|
Other ingredients: water, xylitol, natural flavors, d-alpha-tocopheryl polyethylene glycol 1000 succinate, citric acid, sodium benzoate (preservative), potassium sorbate (preservative).
Please consult your physician or healthcare professional when starting this or any supplement. Infants & Children: 0.3 ml daily (1/3 of 1 ml) or as directed by a health care professional. Do not exceed amounts recommended by a health care professional.
WARNING: Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. Keep this product out of reach of children. In case of overdose, call a doctor or poison control center immediately.
Iron is an essential constituent of hemoglobin which carries oxygen to the blood. Iron absorption occurs in the upper intestines, but the bioavailability of iron for absorption is affected by many factors. Polysaccharide iron is a complex of ferric iron and carbohydrates. IronUp is formulated to increase bioavailability and decrease adverse symptoms.
According to the clinical report, “Diagnosis and Prevention of Iron Deficiency and Iron-Deficiency Anemia in Infants and Young Children (0-3 Years of Age)” published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in November 2010, iron deficiency is the most common single-nutrient deficiency in the world and iron deficiency anemia continues to be a common cause of anemia in young children.¹
At the National Conference & Exhibition of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Frank Greer, MD, FAAP, former chair of the AAP Committee on Nutrition and co-author of the clinical report mentioned above, was quoted as saying “Iron deficiency remains common in the United States, and now we know more about the long-term, irreversible effects it can have on children’s cognitive and behavioral development. It’s critical to children’s health that we improve their iron status starting in infancy.”
Despite the increased use of iron-fortified formulas and iron-fortified infant foods since the 1970’s, recent studies have shown the following¹:
- Iron deficiency occurs in 4% of 6-month-olds and 12% of 12-month-olds.
- Iron deficiency occurs in 6.6% to 15.2% of toddlers, ages 1 to 3 years old, depending on ethnicity and socioeconomic status.
- There is a higher risk for iron deficiency in preterm infants, breastfed infants, and infants at risk of developmental disabilities.
Additional information and iron supplementation guidelines for infants and children can be found on the American Academy of Pediatrics website.
¹Baker, RD, Greer FR, American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Nutrition. Diagnosis and prevention of iron deficiency and iron-deficiency anemia in infants and young children (0-3 years of age). Pediatrics. 2010;126(5):1040-1050.
²American Academy of Pediatrics. News Release: AAP offers guidance to boost iron levels in children. San Francisco, CA; October 5, 2010.
Additional Information on IronUp
IronUp™ Liquid Iron Supplement is dosed in milliliters (ml) and contains 15 mg of elemental iron per 0.5 ml. Please consult your physician or healthcare professional when starting this or any supplement for specific dosing recommendations. Please talk to a pediatrician for recommendations to treat iron deficiency anemia in infants and children.
Certain minerals such as calcium and zinc may decrease the absorption of iron. Therefore, it is recommended that you not take IronUp™ within 2 hours of the use of these minerals or a multivitamin containing them. Vitamin C may increase the absorption of iron.
Consult your physician or healthcare professional to determine if your child is on medication that may interact with iron.
Potential Side Effects: Nausea, constipation, dark-colored stools, abdominal discomfort, and temporary discoloration of teeth. Temporary tooth discoloration may be minimized through brushing.
Safety sealed for your protection. Do not use if inner seal is broken or missing.
Contraindications: Do not take this product if you have a known sensitivity or allergy to any of the components.
Supplied in a 60 ml bottle with a graduated dropper included inside the carton. Store securely closed with child resistant cap at room temperature away from direct light.