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Femme Iron Complex
Femme Iron Complex
Femme Iron Complex
Femme Iron Complex
Femme Iron Complex
Femme Iron Complex
Femme Iron Complex
Femme Iron Complex
Femme Iron Complex
Femme Iron Complex
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Femme Iron Complex
Femme Iron Complex
Femme Iron Complex
Femme Iron Complex
Femme Iron Complex
Femme Iron Complex
Femme Iron Complex
Femme Iron Complex
Femme Iron Complex
Femme Iron Complex
Femme Iron Complex

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Active ingredients per 1 capsule: 

Iron (as ferric pyrophosphate, from SunActive® Endosomal Fe) 15mg, Dietary Fiber (from beetroot) < 1g, Vitamin C(as ascorbic acid) 81mg, Vitamin B2(as riboflavin) 1.8mg, Vitamin B6(as pyridoxine HCI) 1.5mg, Folate(as folic acid) 1167mcg (700mcg folic acid), Vitamin B12(as cyanocobalamin) 2.7mcg


  • Health maintenance: 1 capsule daily
  • Menstruating adult women & adolescent girls: 2 – 3 capsules daily (taken separately) for 3 consecutive months in a year
  • Pregnant women: 2 capsules daily (taken separately) from week 12 of gestation
  • Vegetarians: 2 capsules daily, taken separately
  • Frequent blood donors: 2 capsules daily (taken separately) for 60 days after each blood donation

Please consult a medical professional or healthcare provider if you wish to increase the dosage to more than 1 capsule daily.

Q: How does Femme Iron Complex differ from typical iron supplements?

A: Most iron supplements are associated with poor absorption and bioavailability, gastrointestinal discomforts, and unpleasant metallic taste. Formulated with SunActive® Fe-P230, Femme Iron Complex is not associated with these problems. SunActive® Fe-230 is a micronised and microencapsulated iron in the form of ferric pyrophosphate, causing it to be readily dispersible in the water, thereby increasing its absorption, bioavailability, and stability. Attributed to its superior absorption and gentle on the gut, SunActive® Fe-P230 is not associated with gastrointestinal discomforts, such as constipation, nausea, and bloating, which are commonly associated with most iron supplements. Employing a special technology, SunActive® iron is free of unpleasant metallic taste, as well as stable to oxidation and pH change. This self-affirmed GRAS SunActive® Fe-P230 delivers more than 23% iron content, which effectively helps restore healthy iron stores in the body. In addition to SunActive® Fe-P230, Femme Iron Complex is fortified with beetroot fiber and water-soluble vitamins B2, B6, B9, B12 and C, which are crucial for healthy body functions.


Q: What is so unique about ferric pyrophosphate?

A: Ferric pyrophosphate is a water-soluble, highly bioavailable form of iron compound that is commonly used as an iron replacement product. Unlike typical iron supplements, this iron compound is milder on the gastrointestinal tract. The highly bioavailable iron would be used effectively in the bone marrow to produce hemoglobin in the red blood cells. The pyrophosphate aids iron removal from transferrin and delivery into circulation, as well as incorporation into haemoglobin. 


Q: What is the recommended daily dosage for Femme Iron Complex?

A: According to the National Health Service (NHS), the daily iron dosage for men over 18 years is 8.7 mg, women aged 19 to 50 years is 14.8 mg and women over 50 years is 8.7 mg. Formulated with SunActive® Fe-P230, one capsule of Femme Iron Complex provides 15 mg of iron, which is the functional dosage for women of reproductive age. In addition, this formula also provides beetroot fiber, water soluble vitamins B2 (riboflavin), B6, B9 (folate), B12 and Vitamin C (ascorbic acid), which are important for overall body wellness. The recommended daily dosage for Femme Iron Complex is one capsule, which is sufficient to restore iron store in the body, as well as maintain healthy body functions. 

Q: Does Femme Iron Complex cause constipation or other gastrointestinal discomforts?

A: No, it does not. Most iron supplements cause gastrointestinal discomforts, such as constipation, bloating, and diarrhoea. This is caused by poor iron absorption in the small intestines, which then travels to the large intestines and feeds the bad pathogenic bacteria, leading to imbalance gut flora. Hence, these gastrointestinal discomforts could a sign of predominant bad bacteria present in the large intestines.

However, Femme Iron Complex is different. Formulated with SunActive® Fe-P230, this microionised and microencapsulated iron in the form of ferric pyrophosphate has superior absorption in the small intestines. This proprietary iron ingredient is gentle on the gastrointestinal system and does not irritate stomach lining. As a result, Femme Iron Complex does not cause gastrointestinal discomforts, including constipation and is highly recommended for anyone who cannot tolerate the side effects of conventional iron supplements.


Q: When is the best time to consume Femme Iron Complex?

A: Femme Iron Complex can be consumed anytime with water or fruit juice. The presence of vitamin C in fruit juice could help further enhance iron absorption.


Q: Who should take Femme Iron Complex?

A: Femme Iron Complex is highly recommended for those who are deficient of iron stores. Menstruating women, pregnant women, young children, vegetarian and heavy exercisers are more prone to have lower iron levels and hence, iron supplementation is crucial to maintain optimal iron stores in the body. In addition, Femme Iron Complex is beneficial to frequent blood donors, as it helps replenish the iron lost through blood donations. 


Q: Is Femme Iron Complex suitable for vegetarians?

A: Yes, it is suitable. In fact, vegetarians have a high prevalence of iron deficiency anemia, compared to non-vegetarian. This is likely because the human body can absorb heme iron found in meat and animal products more easily than non-heme iron found in plants. Hence, Femme Iron Complex, which provides super absorbable and bioavailable iron, would effectively help restore healthy iron levels among vegetarians.


Q: Does Femme Iron Complex require a prescription?

A: No, Femme Iron Complex is a natural supplement. It is not a medicine and hence, no prescription is required.


Q: Can I take Femme Iron Complex while I am on medication?

A: Yes, you can. As iron may interfere with the absorption of many different medication, do keep at least a 2-hour gap between Femme Iron Complex and medicines to obtain the full benefit from medication and iron supplement.


Q: My children cannot swallow pills, can Femme Iron Complex be opened and mixed with water for consumption?

A: Yes. Unlike typical iron supplements, Femme Iron Complex does not have unpleasant metallic taste. Hence, it is easy tasting when taken together with water. 


Q: Can I take Femme Iron Complex together with other supplements?

A: Yes, you can. SunActive® endosomal Fe particles are absorbed like liposomes by M cells (a unique intestinal epithelial cell) via endocytosis instead of competing with other mineral ions to bind to DMT1 (divalent metal transporter 1). With iron absorbed via endocytosis, SunActive® offers great advantage over regular iron particles which are absorbed via DMT1. With absorption via DMT1, the iron ions will be competing with other divalent ions, such as calcium, zinc, copper etc, thereby reducing the absorption of irons, as well as affecting constant iron absorption. However, steady and optimal absorption of iron is assured for SunActive® endosomal® Fe, which is absorbed via endocytosis and does not compete with other mineral ions. 


Research Proven Benefits of Femme Iron Complex 


The following are extracted from published clinical studies, in-house studies, and/or case studies and are for reference purposes only. This does not imply that the product from Lifestream Group Pte Ltd is claimed to replicate the same results produced in the studies. This information is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any questions about a medical condition, please consult your physician or other qualified healthcare providers. Any statements or claims made have not been evaluated by the relevant regulatory bodies and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Increase haemoglobin levels

In this double-blind study, 34 anemic school children were orally administered 10 mg ferrous sulfate per kilogram body weight daily for 3 months. Their blood profile and learning achievement data were collected before and after the treatment period. The results showed that iron supplementation resulted in remarkable improvement to the levels of haemoglobin (protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen), hemocrit (proportion of red blood cells in blood) and transferrin saturation. Transferrin is a type of protein that binds and transports iron throughout the body. Normal transferrin saturation is 15% to 50%, with transferrin saturation less than 15% indicates iron deficiency, while more than 50% suggests iron overload. In addition, iron supplementation increases the learning achievement scores of the school children. These findings suggest the beneficial effects of iron supplementation on hemoglobin levels and learning ability of school children. 




Improve endurance

In this double-blind study, 42 iron-depleted, nonanemic women aged 18 to 33 years old were orally administered 100 mg ferrous sulfate or placebo daily for 6 weeks. For the final 4 weeks of the study, subjects were trained for 30 minutes daily and 5 days per week at 75-85% of the maximum heart rate. 

Compared to placebo group, iron supplementation increased serum ferritin levels. Ferritin is a blood protein that contains iron and ferritin test reveals the amounts of iron stores in the body. In addition, iron supplementation resulted in significant decrease in 15-km cycle ergometer time trial after 4 weeks of exercise training, which could be partially attributed to increase in serum ferritin and haemoglobin levels. These results suggest iron supplementation improves physical performance and endurance in iron-depleted women. 

Fight fatigue

In this study, 198 nonanemic iron-deficient women (aged 18 – 53 years) with unexplained fatigue with low ferritin were orally administered ferrous sulfate (80 mg of elemental iron daily) or placebo for 12 weeks. Their fatigue condition was assessed using the Current ad Past Psychological Scale and biological markers were measured at 6 and 12 weeks. Compared to placebo, iron supplementation significantly decreased the mean score on the Current and Past Psychological Scale for fatigue, and increased hemoglobin and ferritin levels. These findings suggest the beneficial effects of iron supplementation in relieving fatigue in nonanemic iron-deficient women. 



Improve cognitive function

In this study, adolescent girls with non-anaemic iron deficiency were orally administered iron supplementation, which is 650 mg ferrous sulfate twice daily or placebo for 8 weeks. The effects of iron supplementation were assessed by questionnaires, haematological and cognitive test before and after supplementation. Iron supplementation significantly improved the iron status, as well as verbal learning and memory, which were assessed using The Hopkins Verbal Learning Test (HVLT). These findings suggest the beneficial effects of iron supplementation on adolescent girls. 



Improve work performance

In this study, 80 iron-deficient, nonpregnant women were orally administered ferrous sulfate (60 or 120 mg Fe per day) or placebo for 12 weeks. Their energy expenditure was estimated during 3 days by heart rate (HR) recording, while production efficiency (PE) was calculated as the ratio of productivity to energy expenditure. 
Iron supplementation significantly increased hemoglobin and serum ferritin levels. In addition, the heart rate at work decreased significantly in iron-treated group, which implies a higher degree of physical fitness and energy expenditure. Furthermore, production efficiency and productivity increased significantly in the iron-treated group. These findings suggest that iron supplementation improved work performance by allowing the same amount of work to be done at a lower energy cost.


Improve mood

In this study, 70 non-anemc women with postpartum depression (PPD) were orally administered 50 mg elemental iron daily or placebo for 6 weeks, started from one week after delivery, and their improvement of PPD symptoms were compared. Compared to placebo group, ferritin was significantly higher and rate of iron deficiency was significantly lower in the iron-treated group. The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) was used to identify possible postpartum depression. The EPDS score was significantly decreased in the iron-treated group (p < 0.001), but not in the placebo group (p = 0.13). The improvement rate for PPD was significantly higher in the iron-treated group than placebo. These findings suggest that early iron supplementation in women with PPD significantly improves iron stores and depression symptoms. 

Poor Complexion

-Pale skin


Low Energy & Productivity

-Shortness of breath
-Fast heartbeat
-Headaches or dizziness


Just not Yourself

-Hair loss
-Brittle nails
-Cold hands & feet
-Craving for ice

Upset Stomach

The most common complain about oral intake of an iron supplement is gastrointestinal discomforts, such as constipation, stomach cramps, nausea, diarrhoea and darkening of stools.

Low Iron Absorption

Research indicates that the absorption of iron from supplements can be limited, particularly when they contain calcium or magnesium. (Clin. Ther. 10: 429 – 435 (1988)).


Unpleasant Metallic Taste

After taking iron supplements, the metallic taste may persist in the mouth for an extended period of time.

SunActive® Fe-230 is a microsomal iron fortifier that is colourless, odourless and tasteless. Without metallic iron taste, this microencapsulated ferric pyrophosphate has superior absorption and bioavailability, which effectively helps replenish iron stores in the body.


Ferric pyrophosphate is a poorly water-soluble iron compound, resulting in suboptimal absorption and low efficacy. However, this changes when used with the SunActive® endosomal Nutrient Delivery System (NDS). This patented technology incorporates micronization and microencapsulation of the iron compound, enabling it to disperse readily in water, thus improving its absorption and bioavailability.

SunActive® transforms iron particles into micronized salt particles, which are then encapsulated in an emulsifier layer with a particle size of 0.3 μm. This process results in a stable dispersion with enhanced bioavailability.

SunActive® iron particles are absorbed like liposomes by M cells, a unique type of intestinal epithelial cell, via endocytosis. This bypasses the need to compete with other mineral ions for binding to the DMT1 transporter.


SunActive® Endosomal Fe is a unique type of iron that gets absorbed by your body through a process called endocytosis. In this process, the cell membrane surrounds the iron particles and forms a small pouch, or vesicle, that carries them into the cell. This unique way of absorption gives SunActive® a significant advantage over typical iron particles.

Most iron particles get absorbed through a method involving Divalent Metal Transporter 1 (DMT1). This transporter helps move iron into the cells lining your intestines. But when iron gets absorbed this way, it has to compete with other ions like calcium, zinc, and copper. This competition can slow down and interrupt the absorption of iron.

However, SunActive® Endosomal Fe doesn't have to compete in this way. By being absorbed through endocytosis, it ensures a steady and optimal intake of iron into your body.

What's more, SunActive® Endosomal NDS has the added benefit of not having a metallic taste and not reacting as much with other substances. SunActive® Endosomal iron also doesn't contain any added flavors, colors, or preservatives. Plus, it remains stable when exposed to heat, salt, changes in pH, and oxidation.

Most minerals are absorbed in the small intestines through channels that transport ions, which can make it hard for different minerals to be absorbed at the same time. However, SunActive® Fe-P230 is unique because it has a special coating that allows the iron particles to be absorbed in a different way through specialized cells in the intestines called M cells.

Choose the right form - Regular iron supplements can cause discomfort in the stomach and gut, leading to issues like constipation, pain, and nausea. However, SunActive® Fe-P230 is a gentler alternative that is formulated with ferric pyrophosphate. This makes it suitable for people who have trouble with regular iron supplements.

Additionally, ferric pyrophosphate is a highly bioavailable form of iron, with an absorption rate of 83-94%. This means that SunActive® Fe-P230 is an effective solution for replenishing iron levels in the body.

Beetroot fibers aids in the intestinal absorption of iron, thereby improving iron-deficiency anemia. In addition, fiber helps promote the feelings of fullness and decrease appetite, thereby supporting healthy weight management by reducing calorie intake.

Although beetroots can be grown in other prefectures in Northern Japan, beetroots grown in Hokkaido are generally ranked the best.

Numerous studies have demonstrated that vitamin C can enhance the absorption of iron in a dose- dependent manner.
1. reducing ferric (Fe3+) to ferrous iron (Fe2+), which is a more bioavailable form of iron
2. counteract substances like phytate, polyphenols, calcium, and milk proteins, which can block iron absorption.

Vitamin B2 is important for energy production, breakdown of fats, steroid hormones, and medication, as well as conversion of vitamin B6 into coenzyme.

Vitamin B6 contribute to immune function and hemoglobin formation, as well as neuro health.

Vitamins B9 and B12 collaborate to form new red blood cells. Vitamin B9 is especially important during infancy, adolescence and pregnancy, which the growth of cells and tissues take place rapidly



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