There’s a good chance you, your friend or your teenage daughter is iron deficient. Regular Girl helps you reap the most benefit from your healthy, mineral-rich diet. Its fiber source promotes absorption of essential minerals such as iron and calcium.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that one in ten women between the ages of 12 and 49 may be iron deficient. And we’re not exactly loading up on this important nutrient. Studies show 75 percent of teen girls do not meet the Recommended Dietary Allowance for iron.
Symptoms of iron deficiency
Symptoms of an iron shortfall can be very mild at first, but may increase as the condition worsens. Many people don’t realize they have a deficiency until it’s found in a routine blood test.
Some symptoms to look for:
Cold hands and feet
You may need more iron if …
- You have heavy menstrual bleeding. Teenage girls are especially at risk. Studies have shown that more than half of adolescent girls have limited iron stores.
- You eat little or no meat. Because meat and fish are some of the best sources of iron, vegetarians and vegans should include beans and iron-fortified foods in their diet. Other iron-rich foods include dark green leafy vegetables, dried fruits and peas.
- You work out a lot. Intense exercise may damage red blood cells.
Get more benefit from mineral-rich foods
Unlike most dietary fibers, Regular Girl promotes the absorption of important minerals. Studies have shown meals which include Regular Girl’s fiber source, Sunfiber, may increase your body’s absorption of iron. Sunfiber also increases absorption of calcium and magnesium, minerals essential for strong bones and teeth as well as energy production. Regular Girl is tasteless, odorless and mixes invisibly into water or juice. You can even sprinkle Regular Girl onto your favorite foods for a healthy fiber boost.
Regular Girl is a smart choice if you are also taking an iron supplement
If your doctor suggests a supplement, choose carefully. Some may be constipating. Your doctor may suggest drinking plenty of water with your supplement or boosting your fiber intake. Regular Girl is a savvy, side effect-free option. It helps food move through your digestive system at just the right pace and delivers helpful probiotics, too.