During pregnancy, maternal blood volume increases by approximately 50 percent. Anemia is common in pregnant women because additional hemoglobin is required for the additional blood volume. Iron plays a large role in the production of hemoglobin and more is required to keep up with production. Additionally, the developing baby and the placenta use iron, which further taxes your body for iron. Floradix is an over-the-counter iron supplement often recommended to treat iron deficiency anemia in pregnant women.
According to the Cleveland Clinic, pregnant women need 30 mg of iron per day. Iron can be consumed in iron rich foods including beef, chicken, eggs, peas, lentils, spinach, liver, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and molasses. If you have difficulty eating these foods due to morning sickness or food intolerances, supplementation with Floradix can help supply the iron necessary for a healthy pregnancy.
Floradix is particularly beneficial for women, including expectant and lactating mothers, children, adolescents, the elderly, convalescents, vegetarians and those with active lifestyles.