TransMins 2 Iron 27+ 90 tablets
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Iron 27+

180 Tablets

$ 28.95

How do subscriptions work?

    To maximize bioavailability, we chelate, or bind, ferrous sulfate with amino acids. For a slow release, we then bind our iron chelates in a fiber tablet - the Controlled Delivery System. The tablet dissolves over a longer period and prevents gastrointestinal distress.*  The iron ascorbate, or Vitamin C, is buffered to also ensure that it is gentle on your digestive system.*
    • 27 mg Iron (from aminoate, citrate, aspartate chelates, and ascorbates)
    • 120 mg Vitamin C (from iron ascorbate)
    • 75 mcg Vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin) from yeast
    No dairy, soy, gluten, iodine, sugar, artificial colors, preservatives or animal products.

    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 accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison center immediately.


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      People at risk of iron deficiency and anemia:
      • Women. A study of healthy women with normal menses lost 1 milligram of iron per menstrual cycle, and women with excessive menstrual bleeding lost 4 to 5 times more per cycle. [1]
      • Pregnant and nursing women. According to the World Health Organization, the prevalence of anemia among pregnant women is 20 percent, and the prevalence of iron-deficiency is 30 to 40 percent in industrialized countries. [2]
      • Adults who have internal bleeding [read "An Aspirin-a-Day May Cause Anemia"]
      • Adults who get kidney dialysis treatments [read "Link between Kidney Disease, Iron, and Lance Armstrong" ]

       Risk factors for iron deficiency and anemia:

      • Inadequate iron intake (i.e., diets lacking meat or plant sources of iron)
      • Illnesses which limit mineral intake or absorption such as Whipple’s diseases or tropical sprue or blood disorders such as cancer, sickle cell anemia, thalassemia
      • Foods that inhibit absorption such as tea, coffee, eggs (see FAQs below)
      • Medicines that interfere with iron absorption such as Cholestyramine and Colestipol, cholesterol-lowering medications that impact bile acid, or anti-ulcer medications that change the pH of the stomach
      • Blood loss caused by menstruation, frequent blood donation or drawing of blood samples for laboratory tests


      1. Napolitano M, Dolce A, Celenz G, et al, "Iron-dependent erythropoiesis in women with excessive menstrual blood losses and women with normal menses", Annals of Hematology, April 2014

      2. World Health Organization, "Iron Deficiency Anaemia, Assessment, Prevention and Control, A Guide for Programme Managers", 2001


        Symptoms of iron deficiency

        • Brittle nails
        • Swelling or soreness of the tongue
        • Cracks in the sides of the mouth
        • Enlarged spleen
        • Frequent infections

        Symptoms of anemia

        • Pica - craving for non-food items such as clay, laundry soap, paint, etc.
        • Poor appetite
        • Tiredness
        • Weakness
        • Heart beats rapidly in an attempt to provide more oxygen to cells
        • Restless leg syndrome

        Source: National Institute of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, <>, accessed April 15, 2015


        An Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) is the average daily dietary intake level sufficient to meet the nutrient requirements of nearly all (97-98 percent) healthy individuals in a group.

        Ages Males Females Pregnancy
        9-13 years 8 mg 8 mg
        14-18 years 11 mg 15 mg 27 mg
        19-30 years 8 mg 18 mg 27 mg
        31-50 years 8 mg 18 mg 27 mg
        51-70 years 8 mg 8 mg
        >70 years 8 mg 8 mg
        Source: Dietary Reference Intakes: Recommended Dietary Allowances and Adequate Intakes, Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine, National Academies

        Food Facts

        Food Sources of Iron:

        Meat Grains
        Liver 3 oz 7.5 mg Fortified oatmeal 1 cup 8 mg
        Round steak 3 oz 3 mg Fortified cereal 1 cup 8 mg
        Lean hamburger 3 oz 3 mg Bagel 1.7 mg
        Fruit Vegetables
        Prune juice 6 oz 7 mg Cooked Spinach 1/2 cup 2.3 mg
        Dried apricots 1/2 cup 2.5 mg Peas 1/2 cup 1.6 mg
        Prunes (5) 2 mg Asparagus 1/2 cup 1.5 mg
        Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. 2014. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 27. Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page, < data>

        A 3 oz hamburger and a cup of asparagus each contains 3 mg of iron. Heme (animal) iron is more absorbable than non-heme (plant) iron. Due to the difference in the bioavailability of iron, 20 times as much iron can be absorbed from the hamburger as from asparagus. Source: Brown J, The Science of Human Nutrition, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1990

        Latest Research


        Why are TransMins2 Iron 27+ tablets better than liquid iron?
        The Mayo Clinic notes that liquid iron can stain your teeth. [1]  Since our tablets dissolve gently in your gastrointestinal tract, TransMins2 Iron 27+ are less likely to harm your "pearly whites".*

        How does TransMins2 Iron 27+ prevent constipation?
        The iron is bound in a fiber tablet. The fiber helps to counteract the constipation that many women get when taking iron supplements.*

        What is the source of iron?
        The iron source for TransMins2 Iron 27+ is ferrous sulfate. Approximately, 83 mg of ferrous sulfate is reacted with amino acids in each Iron 27+ tablet.

        My doctor recommended that I take 325 milligrams (mg) of iron daily. How many tablets of Iron 27+ should I take to get 325 mg?
        Your doctor probably meant 325 mg of ferrous sulfate, ferrous fumerate or ferrous gluconate – common iron supplement preparations. Each Iron 27+ tablet has 83 mg of ferrous sulfate, of which 27 mg is elemental iron. To get your doctor’s recommended dosage, you would need to take 4 tablets daily. Since Iron 27+ is more bioavailable than other iron supplements, you do not need to take 325 mg daily.*  But if you or your doctor still think that a large dose is critical to overcoming your anemia, take up to four Iron 27+ tablets daily for 1 to 4 weeks, then cut back to only one tablet daily to maintain your optimal levels.*

        What inhibits iron absorption?
        Phytates (e.g. grains and beans), polyphenols (e.g., teas, coffee, wine, fruits), calcium and some proteins (i.e., eggs, milk, and soy) can inhibit iron absorption. [2]  If you consume any of these foods, herbs or minerals, then take your Iron 27+ several hours before or after their consumption to increase iron bioavailability.*

        Can iron cure canker sores?
        Yes. While the cause of canker sores is not clear (e.g., a minor injury, acidic foods, stress, etc.), the National Institute of Health suggests that certain immunity-boosting vitamins (Vitamin B12 and folate) and iron) might be a long-term solution. [3]

        More FAQs>>


        [1] Mayo Clinic, "Iron Supplement, Proper Use", <>, accessed April 16, 2015

        [2] Hurrell R and Egli I, "Iron bioavailability and dietary reference values", The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, March 3, 2010

        [3] Medline Plus,  "Canker Sores", < >, accessed April 16, 2015

        *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
        This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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