Here is where the fun begins! Maintaining adequate iron levels is like blood-doping without blood-doping. Athletes (especially endurance athletes; aka YOU) are often diagnosed with “sports anemia” due to their decreased hematocrit levels resulting from intensive training programs.
Average adults require a minimum of 8mg per day of iron, while athletes need about 1.5 times that! Iron is essential for the production of red blood cells. Red blood cells carry oxygen to the muscles and dispose of carbon dioxide through the lungs, basically regulating your work capacity and ability to perform aerobic exercise. Iron crucial when it comes to maximizing your training and performing at your highest potential.
Thorne has created a chelate form of iron, reacted with glycine, to optimize absorption and eliminate the GI side effects that accompany most traditional iron supplements.
Take 1 capsule daily or as recommended by your performance professional.