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Blackmores Bio Iron (80)

Blackmores Bio Iron (80)
Blackmores Bio Iron

Iron deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency in the world. Women have higher iron requirements than men. Blackmores Bio Iron is specially formulated to provide a variety of vitamins and nutrients to meet women's special needs, and when used as directed, should not cause gastric irritation or constipation.


Features and benefits

  • Specifically formulated for women's needs - combines iron with co-factors for improved absorption and utilisation
  • Contains Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) which when taken at the same time as iron achieves a significantly higher absorption of nonheme iron
  • Gentle on the stomach formula - when used as directed should not cause gastric irritation or constipation

How it works

Without proper iron levels, cell oxygenation and energy production suffer, resulting in generalised fatigue, a decline in the body's detoxification mechanisms, and a reduction in resistance to infection. Iron is at the core of haemoglobin, binding oxygen to red blood cells, and is essential for muscle oxygen uptake and the activity of certain enzymes. Blackmores Bio Iron contains ferrous fumarate, a gentle form of iron which when used as directed should not cause gastric irritation or constipation.

Vitamin C is included to facilitate uptake of iron. Vitamin B12 is essential for the functioning of enzymes in amino acid, fatty acid, and nucleic acid metabolism, and is also required for the metabolism of folic acid. Foetal formation increases the mother's need for folic acid and deficiency is common during pregnancy. Supplementation of folic acid is recommended for at least one month prior to conception and for the duration of the pregnancy, and may reduce the incidence of neural tube defect in the child. Additionally, deficiency of folic acid (along with vitamin B6), is associated with elevated plasma levels of homocysteine.


Adults - Take one tablet daily with meals, or as professionally prescribed


  • None noted in the literature at the recommended dosage
  • Always read the label. Use only as directed.

Side Effects

None noted in the literature at the recommended dosage

Active Ingredients Per Tablet

Ferrous fumarate
15.3 mg
      equivalent to elemental iron
5 mg
Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid)
100 mg
Folic acid
166.5 mcg
Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)
50 mcg
Urtica dioica (Nettle) herb powder
100 mg

Medicine interactions

  • If taking methyldopa, carbidopa, levodopa, thyroid hormones, penicillamine, tetracycline or quinolone antibiotics or bisphosphonates (osteoporosis drugs) separate doses by at least 2 hours. Iron may decrease the absorption and efficacy of these medications.

Physical description

A grey, biconvex tablet with and embossed B and a break bar. Film-coated reddish brown.

code: 1612