PRODUCT INFORMATION

First heme iron brand in Canada that offers:

Elemental
Heme Iron

One Capsule
Daily

Affordable
Cost

Gluten
Free

Non-GMO+

Free
of HVO

Halal
Certified••

+Genetically Modified Organism
Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil
••Certified Halal by Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)
Recognized by Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada

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Non-Heme Iron Sources
Heme Iron Sources

Dried Beans

Peas

Eggs

Vegetables

Fruits

Dairy

Derived from plant based foods:

Beans, peas, lentils, some vegetables, fruits, eggs and milk/dairy

Beef

Pork

Fish

Poultry

Shrimp

Sardines

Derived from hemoglobin and myoglobin of animal food sources:

Present in meat, poultry, seafood and fish

Non-heme iron needs to be converted to a soluble ferrous  form before uptake. Due to low absorption, reactive free iron ions remain in the gut which cause gastrointestinal side-effects (nausea, vomiting, gastric pain, diarrhea and constipation).

Absorption is influenced by meal composition and gastric acid.1

Heme iron is absorbed as a whole unit.
No free iron ions are present in the gut.
Unabsorbed heme will not cause side-effects.

Absorption NOT influenced by meal composition and gastric acid.1

1 Monsen ER. Iron nutrition and absorption: dietary factors which impact iron bioavailability. J Am Diet Assoc. 1988 Jul;88(7):786-90. PMID: 3290310.

WHERE TO PURCHASE

Find HEMAFORTE 1™ at pharmacies behind the counter without a prescription. HEMAFORTE 1™ is
available across Canada. If your pharmacy does not have HEMAFORTE 1™ please ask your pharmacist to
order through a pharmacy wholesaler with the product codes.

Wholesaler HEMAFORTE 130s HEMAFORTE 1 60s
McKesson 146492 146497
Kohl & Frisch 162324 162325
Jean Coutu 753627 753630
Familiprix 126720 126721

Non-Heme Iron

VS.

Heme Iron

Dried Beans

Peas

Eggs

Vegetables

Fruits

Dairy

Derived from plant-based foods and animal products:

Dried beans, peas, lentils, some vegetables,
fruits and eggs, milk/dairy

Beef

Pork

Fish

Poultry

Shrimp

Sardines

Natural component of hemoglobin:

Present in meat, poultry, seafood and fish

Non-Heme Iron1

VS.

Heme Iron1

Non-heme iron needs to be converted to a soluble ferrous  form before uptake. Due to low absorption, reactive free iron ions remain in the gut which cause gastrointestinal side-effects (nausea, vomiting, gastric pain, diarrhea and constipation).

Absorption is influenced by
meal composition and gastric acid.

Heme iron is absorbed as a whole unit.
No free iron ions are present in the gut.
Unabsorbed heme will not cause side-effects.

Absorption NOT influenced by
meal composition and gastric acid.

Non-Heme Iron Sources

Dried Beans

Peas

Eggs

Vegetables

Fruits

Dairy

Derived from plant-based foods and animal products:

Dried beans, peas, lentils, some vegetables,
fruits and eggs, milk/dairy

Non-heme iron needs to be converted to a soluble ferrous  form before uptake. Due to low absorption, reactive free iron ions remain in the gut which cause gastrointestinal side-effects (nausea, vomiting, gastric pain, diarrhea and constipation).

Absorption is influenced by
meal composition and gastric acid. 1

1 Monsen ER. Iron nutrition and absorption: dietary factors which impact iron bioavailability. J Am Diet Assoc. 1988 Jul;88(7):786-90. PMID: 3290310.
Heme Iron Sources

Beef

Pork

Fish

Poultry

Shrimp

Sardines

Natural component of hemoglobin:

Present in meat, poultry, seafood and fish

Heme iron is absorbed as a whole unit.
No free iron ions are present in the gut.
Unabsorbed heme will not cause side-effects.

Absorption NOT influenced by
meal composition and gastric acid. 1

1 Monsen ER. Iron nutrition and absorption: dietary factors which impact iron bioavailability. J Am Diet Assoc. 1988 Jul;88(7):786-90. PMID: 3290310.

WHERE TO PURCHASE

Find HEMAFORTE 1™ at pharmacies behind the counter without a prescription. HEMAFORTE 1™ is
available across Canada. If your pharmacy does not have HEMAFORTE 1™ please ask your pharmacist to
order through a pharmacy wholesaler with the product codes.

Wholesaler HEMAFORTE 130s HEMAFORTE 1 60s
McKesson 146492 146497
Kohl & Frisch 162324 162325
Jean Coutu 753627 753630
Familiprix 126720 126721
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