Flora has been manufacturing and supplying quality herbal remedies for distribution in Canada since 1965, but their roots stretch back to Germany in the early 1900's, where Dr. Otto Greither, grandfather of the current owner Thomas Greither, dedicated his life to the discovery, production and distribution of natural health care products. The company has preserved his original dedication to perfect European herbal remedies that ensure maximum purity, quality and potency with a holistic approach to health and to provide quality, pure, organic products wherever possible.
Flora Floravital Iron & Herbs Yeast Free - 8.5 oz.
Flora Floravital Iron & Herbs has all the same benefits as the classic iron tonic Floradix, but it's free of the brewer's yeast, gluten and honey. Floravital Iron & Herbs is rich in iron and B-vitamins, is non-constipating and easily absorbed.
This formula was specially designed as an alternative to Floradix for people who suffer from allergies, yeast-sensitivities and liver conditions. Floravital and Floradix Herbal Iron Extracts have the highest rate of iron absorption at 25%, compared to the average absorption rate of iron tablets at 2-10%. Only Floravital and Floradix do not cause constipation, the biggest concern about most iron supplements, especially tablets. This tonic is vegetarian, suitable for children and alcohol-free. Vitamin C is included in these supplements, along with other herbs and B-vitamins, to maximize the absorption rate of iron and assist digestion. Floravital does the math for you and is specially formulated to meet daily iron needs with a user-friendly measuring cap included in the package.
Iron deficiency is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies worldwide, because iron is difficult to get and absorb in the proper amount from the diet alone (Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary). Iron is essential for hemoglobin formation and for the effective circulation of oxygen throughout the body. Without adequate levels of iron in the blood one will be left feeling tired. Women are more likely to suffer from anemia and low blood-iron because menstruation, pregnancy and breastfeeding tax their iron stores.
Vegetarians are at risk and so are those who eat little red meat because red meat is the highest dietary source of iron. Seniors often require an iron supplement due to decreased nutrient absorption.
Are you low in iron? Iron is one of the most common dietary deficiencies, affecting as many as 4-5 billion people or 66-80% of the world's population, according to the World Health Organization.
Some of the symptoms of iron deficiency are:
Fatigue and general lack of energy
Decreased ability to concentrate
Decreased endurance during exercise
Increased frequency of infection
Paleness and/or dark circles under the eyes
Brittle hair and nails
Cold hands and feet
Iron deficiency (pre-anemia) and anemia have also been linked to PMS, depression, decreased fertility and complications in pregnancy. An early diagnosis of pre-anemia can be achieved with a simple blood test called serum ferritin, allowing for easy correction and prevention of the progression of symptoms.
The average person's body will only dissolve and absorb 20% of most solid supplements and will eliminate the remaining 80%, possibly causing side effects such as constipation, gas and bloating. Because Floravital is a liquid solution and does not need to dissolve, 98% of the iron is available for quick potential absorption. As a matter of fact, Floradix was found in a recent study to be faster and more effective at bringing iron stores back to normal than iron from food, and can help women boost the average diet, which contains only 8-10mg/day, in order to meet the recommended daily iron intake of 18mg.
About Flora At Flora, they have been manufacturing and supplying premium herbal products since 1965, but their roots stretch back to Germany in the early 1900s, where Dr. Otto Greither, grandfather of the current owner Thomas Greither, dedicated his life to the discovery, production and distribution of natural health care products. Flora has preserved his original dedication to perfect and make available herbal remedies that ensure maximum purity, quality and potency with a holistic approach to health.
In God We Trust The mission of Flora is to participate in the continuing evolution of the people on Earth toward universal harmony, peace and perfection by providing products and services for the purification and upliftment of the body and spirit, and by providing to each person who derives a livelihood with Flora, an opportunity for personal growth and advancement of these goals in life.
History In 1965, Flora began its North American operations in Burnaby, British Columbia, and is currently owned by natural health visionary Thomas Greither. Originally, Thomas ran a natural foods store in Burlington, Vermont, and it was his dream to produce and provide consumers with the finest health products available.
In its early stages, Flora served primarily as a centre for distributing and marketing European herbal remedies. At that time, alternative health products were virtually unknown in Canada. As interest grew, Flora began manufacturing natural bulk laxatives and its own line of herbal therapeutic teas. These teas were the first of their kind to be prepared in Canada and their popularity soon blossomed.
In 1986, Flora resumed its role as a pioneer when it produced the first truly cold-pressed, unrefined oils for medicinal use or food preparation. A unique manufacturing method eliminates any light or oxygen and allows the enzymes in the seed matter to be processed at body temperature and the essential fatty acids to remain active.
In 1988, Flora expanded into the U.S., opening a manufacturing facility in Lynden, Washington. The company also acquired several acres of farmland in order to grow its own organic herbs. All stages of production are done in-house in Burnaby and Lynden, from selecting and lab testing all raw materials to herb extraction, encapsulation and final packaging.
In June of 1992, in cooperation with Elaine Alexander, the company began preparing and distributing the remarkable herbal formula known as Flor•Essence™. Its popular effect in exerting a positive influence on a host of chronic conditions has rapidly spread throughout the health community and is revered by people everywhere for its life-rejuvenating benefits. Flora also launched a foundational line of health products under the Udo's Choice™ label including the first age-specific probiotics and vegetarian DHA.
Today, Flora continues its innovation in product development and environmentally friendly manufacturing practices.
Premium Quality Flora has evolved into one of North America's premier natural health products companies. The U.S. and Canadian production plants include sophisticated semi-automatic and fully automatic equipment for processing quality herbal teas and liquid tonics, encapsulating herbal extracts and cold-pressing certified organic seeds into health-benefitting oils. Flora's ongoing research and development has resulted in a number of production methods which are the finest in the world.
All of Flora's products are manufactured in accordance with GMP standards and the facilities and manufacturing procedures are in compliance with all regulatory agencies in Canada and the United States, including Health Canada and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In addition, Flora is a certified organic producer and processor overseen by the third-party certifying agency, Quality Assurance International, (QAI). This means that the organic herbal remedies prepared and distributed by Flora are guaranteed top quality and chemical free, right from the seed that is planted to the harvest and from the post-harvest facilities to the final production and packing.
Thomas Greither is dedicated to preserving the environment and in utilizing production and packaging practices that are ecologically sound, including vegetarian capsules for all the dry herbal extracts and environmentally friendly amber glass bottles for the herbal tonics and organic oils.
Flora has been honoured with numerous awards and continually strives to remain a leader in the field of natural health by remaining committed to its mandate of offering only supreme quality formulas.
Flora Farms Flora grows most of its own herbs on farms in Washington and Chile and purchases the rest through fair trade practices from organic farmers. "We are one of the very few companies who actually grow our own herbs," says Thomas Greither. "If we buy from another farm, we know what seed they used, and we always receive the herbs in the whole form. You can tell if it was dried properly and handled properly. Most companies buy them powdered. We have a whole grinding department. Each herb needs a different cutting mechanism, and we cut them just before manufacturing. With essential herbs, if I grind them a half a year before manufacturing, that would not be as effective. Sometimes the industry gets a bad name because of the use of these dried herbs. Essential oils oxidize out of the product. For example, in our teas, we have a special vapour moisture barrier so the essential oils from the product can't evaporate; it preserves freshness."
The certified organic farm in Chile lies on 1500 acres of land that has never been intensively farmed, and was thoroughly tested before cultivation began to ensure it was free of pollutants such as chemical fertilizers. The farm is set in a pristine paradise cut off by the deserts in the north, the waters of the Antarctic in the south, the Andes (with a height of 5,500 metres) in the east and the Pacific Ocean in the west. This natural enclosing wall protects from plant diseases and insects, and there are no city exhaust fumes or sources of industrial pollution for many kilometres.
Today, approximately 100 different raw materials are supplied here, from more than 80 plant species. Once harvested, the plants are dried using the world's most advanced eco-friendly solar dryers.
DOSAGE: Adults (12 and over): Take two teaspoons (measuring cap), twice daily before meals.
Children (4 – 11 years old): Take two teaspoons (measuring cap), once daily before a meal.
Directions: Shake bottle well before using. Take before meals.
This product contains no alcohol, preservatives or added colorings. Do not contaminate formula by drinking directly from the bottle. To preserve the product and prevent its fermentation, keep refrigerated at all times after opening and consume within 4 weeks.
Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. Keep this product out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or posion control center immediately.
Flora Floradix Floravital Iron + Herbs 8.5 oz
Serving Size: 2 tsp (10 mL)
Servings Per Container: 25
Amount Per Serving
Thiamin (as thiamin hydrochloride)
Riboflavin (as riboflavin sodium phosphate)
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine hydrochloride)
Vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin)
Iron (as ferrous gluconate)
*Daily Value Not Established. †Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Other Ingredients: Proprietary blend: aqueous extracts from High Mallow Blossoms, Chamomile Flowers, Fennel Fruit, and Spinach Leaves. Rosehips extract. Juice concentrates: grape, pear, black currant, cherry, blackberry, carrot. Water and ascorbic acid as antioxidant.
Flora has been manufacturing and supplying quality herbal remedies for distribution in Canada since 1965, but their roots stretch back to Germany in the early 1900's, where Dr. Otto Greither, grandfather of the current owner Thomas Greither, dedicated his life to the discovery, production and distribution of natural health care products. The company has preserved his original dedication to perfect European herbal remedies that ensure maximum purity, quality and potency with a holistic approach to health and to provide quality, pure, organic products wherever possible. 805 East Badger Road Lynden,
98264 Phone: 1-888-258-8337 Fax: 1-888-354-8138 http://www.florahealth.com
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10/1/2009 12:00:00 AM
I recommend this product!
This was great during and after pregnancy. It definitely gives you energy. It kept my iron levels really good and strong during pregnancy. The yeast free version was much better for me than the non-yeast free product.
8/24/2012 12:39:26 PM
I recommend this product!
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