• Ingredient Information for Ferrous Fumarate

    or iron, iron sulfate, Used in the food industry as a carrier for iron. Iron in the body works with proteins that release energy in metabolism such as hemoglobin, which carries oxygen in the blood stream. Also involved in the making of ammino acids, hormones, and neurotransmitters. Iron can be found in meats, poultry, and fish and many fortified foods. Fruits, vegetables and juices also provide some iron. Iron deficiency symptoms include; anemia, inability to concentrate, weakness, fatigue, pallor, being out of breath after small exertion, cold hands and feet. Some people may develop a smooth round tongue, and have difficulty swallowing. Symptoms of overload include: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, rapid heartbeat, dizziness, shock and even death. ***Parents should be warned that iron supplements and multivitamins containing iron are the second most common cause of poisoning in young children in the U.S. (Aspirin is the first) The lethal dose of ferrous sulfate for a 2-year-old is only 3g.***