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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on 16 September 2011
Good for boosting iron levels and pleasant to take. Recommend for anyone with constant tiredness and general lethargy. Keep in fridge.
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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful
on 3 October 2011
What a great product, it absolutely changed my life. Since I started using it I am energetic and not as lethargic as I used to be. I feel alive! And I really don't know why some people are moaning about the taste. It is medicine at the end of the day and to be honest I find it quite sweet and tasty. Especially when you drink it cold!!!! Highly recommended!
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70 of 75 people found the following review helpful
I'm a veteran of 5 months of treatment for iron deficient anaemia. I should have been diagnosed 2.5 years before that, but the GP failed to contact me after a blood test. So after I insisted on another test to check the underlying condition for another health issue I crashed pretty badly and am only JUST coming out of severe lethargy and muscle pains and memory impairment. Being female, menstruating heavily with fibroids and a vegetarian from the mid 70s, I really should have been dosing myself with this stuff from the start. I didn't. So an extreme body shutdown occurred. But I did search the web an awful lot, but even then the information is bitty and I've only just put together the full picture.

Conventional Treatment for anaemia is through a enormously high dose of iron tablets (600mg of compound =70mg elemental iron) in the hope that some of it will be absorbed to give a RDA of 8-15mg plus the extra to make you recover. Technically the Floradix adult dose provides 15mg daily, so this is a maintenance dose for women. It takes 4 months to completely replace all your red blood cells. Iron absorption is helped by vitamin C which weakly grabs hold of the iron until it gets safely to your duodenum. However pretty much everything else will tightly bind to the iron so it never gets absorbed....tea, coffee, calcium (cheese, milk, egg white, tofu), polyphenols (red wine, vanilla), phytates (durum wheat especially...found in chapatis). To make red blood cells you also need vitamin B12 and that needs the other B vitamins and calcium to be absorbed. Vitamin D helps the absorption of Calcium (UK sunshine April to Oct, 45 minutes per week). I wasn't told to take B12 and ended up with crippling leg pains which sometimes stopped me from walking. Thankfully I seem to have nearly reversed this with slow release tablets. There's not quite enough in the Floradix if you have completely drained your stores. Floradix contains iron, vit c and all the b vitamins.

So I'd been taking the Floradix for 6 weeks and getting a gently gradual increase in wellbeing, when I saw an article on how vitamins are better absorbed in spray form just under the tongue and in the cheeks. But as Floradix is liquid if you sip and hold a little of your dose under your tongue at a time, this should have the same effect. I've had a few goes and it seems to be perking me up faster (I can assure you that after all this time the placebo effect is nil).

To answer the cons. Deal with constipation by eating a handful of dried apricots and prunes daily, which are also high in iron. You don't know constipation until you've taken conventional iron tablets, but I got over that and restored my fibre heavy gut in 3 days.
If you find the taste odd, which it is, rather like a sweet vegetable stock cube, well iron tablets are tasteless going down, but the acid reflux coming up is rather fouler. I couldn't stand Spatone, a water naturally high in iron sulphate. Make a choice.
I reduced the heavy periods by taking raspberry leaf tea daily (tightens up the womb). I wanted to dodge having progesterone forced down my throat by the suddenly attentive GP.

Ultimately iron and B12 are very necessary and very difficult to assimilate when you suddenly need it (you can potentially overdose on iron however if you aren't losing it through some form of bleeding)...and that could also apply to you meaties out there if you have acid reflux or gut absorption issues. I wish I had been taking Floradix as a therapeutic dose for years, and it looks like a necessity for the immediate future. Despite still feeling a bit wrung out, my stamina has increased dramatically ....I just thought I was unfit.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 27 May 2014
....the best Iron supp on the market methinks.

Dont forget to take it on an empty belly and not within half hour of any food OR a cup of tea which buggers the absorption of Iron!!
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77 of 87 people found the following review helpful
Unlike a previous reviewer who hates the taste, I love this. Although I have come across people who hate the taste, for those of you holding off from getting it because you think it tastes disgusting, I find that MOST people are on the tastes OK to love the taste continuum - I'm a comp health practitioner and have recommended this to many, over the years.

Floradix is my immediate remedy if I have a VIRAL infection eg flu which takes longer than a day or so to shift. Flu particularly depletes vitamin and minerals, which is partly responsible for the post flu depression which is so common. This herb, fruit and vegetable extraction, sweetened with honey, and with no preservatives (not even alcohol) needs to be kept in the fridge. It's full of naturally occurring, easily assimilated vitamins and minerals, and the bottle will give you the 5 week supply (a capful night and morning) which is what you really need, post flu.

There are two downsides - like all iron rich compounds, it does have a tendency to make you constipated, so whilst taking it, you will help yourself by upping your fibre intake. Secondly, be aware that many BACTERIA just LOVE iron, so if you have an active bacterial infection, lay off this, as you may be feeding the bacteria (Floradix do do a magnesium rich version, which may be preferable)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 31 January 2014
Wonderful formula. With 3 days I've always come from the lowest state of health into a brand new person. There is nothing like it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 28 December 2013
Much prefer to take this than tablets as definitely get faster and better absorption. A bit more expensive than tablets but worth every penny as a tonic of quick pick me up.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 28 October 2013
Very good, seems to give us more energy! Will continue to use it. Very good price from Amazon on a monthly basis.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 27 July 2013
I have all ready experience great product works very well natural product ! Fast delivery recommend anyone ! Using this time to time and it helps
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 22 May 2013
Great product! I enjoy the taste (better than the slightly metallic taste of other iron supplements). I also feel more awake. The only challenge is to remember to take it 1/2 hour before eating.
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