Iron is needed to convert T4 to T3, and it’s needed to create serotonin and dopamine, which your brain needs to function. It is also a part of the energy production pathway, so when iron is too low, energy and stamina are greatly affected.
Serotonin, a neurotransmitter, supports energy pathways, the TCA cycle for energy production in the cell. In order to have enough serotonin and dopamine, you need enough iron to help create it. This means that all kinds of neurological functions are dependent on iron. As an example, mood and sleep disorders are greatly affected by serotonin and dopamine levels.
In other words, iron is great for a lot more than red blood cell production, as important as that is. It ultimately affects the brain, energy levels, and other systems in the body.
Iron supplements often get a bad rap because of their side effects, such as gastrointestinal disturbances and cramping. Thankfully, this can be avoided when it’s in an absorbable form.
Iron: In a highly absorbable, low-dose form.
Yellow dock: Shown to help increase the absorption of iron.
Always be sure to speak with your healthcare provider before starting any new nutritional supplement when pregnant or nursing. For children, we recommend speaking with your child's pediatrician regarding proper dosing. Store away from children.
If loose stools occur, stop use and notify your healthcare practitioner.