Ferrous Ascorbate 100 mg + Folic Acid 1.5 mg + Zinc 22.5 mg
FERROUS ASCORBATE DESCRIPTION:
For nearly 4 decades, studies on iron preparations have been benchmarked against Ferrous Ascorbate.
Properties of Ferrous Ascorbate are thus considered the Gold Standard in Iron therapy. Ferrous Ascorbate is
the worlds most widely recognized reference Iron.
Ferrous Ascorbate is a synthetic molecule of ascorbic acid and iron. Ascorbic acid enhances absorption of iron.
Ascorbic acid reduces ferric iron to ferrous iron which remains soluble even at neutral pH. Ferrous form is
absorbed thrice as much as ferric form of iron – the discrepancy becomes even more, when treated at higher
dosage of ferric salts.
100 mg elemental iron is used for the treatment of Iron Deficiency Anemia in pregnancy and 30 to 60 mg is
used as a prophylaxis for iron deficiency anemia in pregnancy, and also for treatment of iron deficiency
anemia in children.
There is no dissociation of Ferrous Ascorbate on entering GI Tract due to the stable chelate of Iron with
Ascorbate. Also there is no action of food inhibitors as the complex does not dissociate. Ascorbate is a
reducing agent and prevents Oxidation. Thus maintains Iron in highly soluble ferrous form.