FERROPRO is a highly efficient iron supplement; it is manufactured with the finest raw materials which are carefully selected by Real Promise. FERROPRO is also perfect for vegetarians. The main ingredient is sourced from US Albion® Ferrochel® (Ferrous Bisglycinate Chelate) – an innovative patented Amino Acid chelate technology (U.S. Patent 6518240). The patented TRAACS (U.S. Patent 7144737) identification process ensures the quality of Ferrochel®; it is stable, safe, and highly absorbable in addition to good bioavailability and no side effects. The excellent nutritional efficiency of Ferrochel® has also been proven by more than 20 published clinical studies in the U.S., and it is widely trusted and recommended by physicians and health care practitioners. In fact, the bioavailability of Ferrochel® is proven to be 3.7 ~ 6 times better than the ordinary iron supplements on the market, and it has an extra advantage of preventing the discomfort that may occur after the general iron supplements are consumed.
In order to improve the potency, activity, stability, solubility and bioavailability to the next level, Real Promise added patented active form of Folate – Quatrefolic® into FERROPRO. Quatrefolic® is a natural reduced folate, it has been shown higher bioavailability compared to 5-MTHF calcium salt and synthetic folic acid. Meanwhile, Quatrefolic® is 100 times more soluble in water than 5-MTHF calcium salt and its absorption rate is 10 times higher than the general synthetic Folic Acid. Quatrefolic® is the fourth generation folate, which has long lasting stability, super high water solubility, enhanced bioavailability as well as good safety.
FERROPRO also includes the high-efficiency, high-absorbency top-grade vitamin B12 – Methylcobalamin. Cyanocobalamin is the most commonly used form of vitamin B12, it is stable and cheap; however, it is a synthetic form of vitamin B12 that is not found in natural food. Unlike Cyanocobalamin, Methylcobalamin is the most bio-available form of Vitamin B12. It is a naturally occurring form of vitamin B12. Further researches have shown Methylcobalamin remains in the body for a longer period of time and at higher levels than Cyanocobalamin, which means that your body is supplied with vitamin B12 for longer if you use Methylcobalamin. Some studies comparing the two forms reported that about 3 times as much Cyanocobalamin was excreted through urine, indicating that Methylcobalamin is retained better within human body. Vitamin B12 could benefit your body in many ways, such as supporting the normal function of your nerve cells.
Another important ingredient in FERROPRO is vitamin C. It has been well documented that vitamin C can assist with iron absorption and utilization; it also plays an essential role in collagen synthesis and antioxidant protection.
In addition, as the commitment we have made to our customers, there is no artificial colors, artificial flavors, preservatives, and harmful chemicals added in FERROPRO. Quality-wise, FERROPRO chose ultra-pure plant-based capsule form instead of the common tablet form. Tablets are known to have more shelf life and also retain its potential for a longer period than the capsules due to the film coatings. However, the materials used for the coatings often include some chemical additives, such as Titanium Dioxide and Talcum powder, which are potentially hazardous to human health.
At REAL PROMISE, we consciously and purposefully choose to work with independent labs and certifiers because they have no vested interest in the outcome, no commercial bias, function as consumer advocates, and are our industry’s gatekeepers. Working with independent labs and certifiers not only provides us with objective evidence of the sustainability and overall quality of our ingredients, finished products, packaging materials, and our processes, it helps assure consumers that what’s on the label is actually in the product and empowers them to make purchasing decisions with confidence. Most importantly, working with independent organizations allows us to express our uncompromising commitment to people and planet in the strongest way possible. We tested more than 490 items, including Raw Materials, Vegetarian Food, Heavy Metal, Microbiological Analysis and Pesticide Residues.