A follow up to my previous post on anaemia, if you still remembered, I do have mild anaemia. Many of my friends were surprised by the fact that I have anaemia despite my active and healthy lifestyle. Well, the truth is anaemia occurs when one does not have enough healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout the body. The causes of anaemiaincludes iron deficiency, abnormal menstrual bleeding, deficiencies of essential vitamins and minerals for the production of red blood cells, chronic illness such as inflammatory gastrointestinal diseases, kidney failure and acute and chronic infections. Did you know women actually face a higher risk of anaemia due to iron loss during menstruation and pregnancy?
Last year, I was introduced to Sangobion, an iron supplement by Merck, which is the world's oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company for innovative, top quality high tech products in healthcare, life science and performance materials. Sangobion helps to replenish iron stores and increase red blood cell in the body and consists of the full range of vitamins and minerals for the production of red blood cells and Vitamin C to help increase absorption of iron. It is also specially formulated with sorbitol to reduce incidence of constipation commonly caused by iron supplement. Besides taking Sangobion, I've also incorporated iron rich foods into my daily diet such as :
1. Blackstrap Molasses
It is full of important nutrients, including iron, manganese, and others which help to restore the natural nutrient composition in the body to help boost red blood cell supply.
Chlorophyll is almost an exact match of the red blood cells in the human body, thus chlorophyll can serve as a substitute for red blood cells in the body.
Beetroot helps to cleanse the body while supplying oxygen and increasing the blood count in the body, making it an ideal treatment for the condition.
Raisins are a rich source of iron that plays an important role in the body’s absorption of iron. Plus, it is also advisable to reduce the intake of coffee & tea, which reduce iron absorption, meal skipping habit and low meat consumption.
Thank you Sangobion for the healthy hamper which is packed with iron rich foods to help me combat anaemia.
Find out if you are at risk of anemia now by trying out the 'Anemia Meter' questionnaire at www.sangobion.com.my