SSS Tonic - Liquid High Potency Iron and B Vitamins
SSS Tonic gives you more than the minimum daily requirements of iron and certain important B-complex vitamins considered essential to good health.
Anemia is a condition that occurs when there is insufficient hemoglobin in red blood cells to carry oxygen to cells and tissues. Common signs and symptoms of anemia include fatigue and weakness.
Anemia can result from a variety of medical problems, including heavy menstrual bleeding, and deficiencies of iron, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, and folic acid. Other causes can be from a low dietary intake of iron and poor absorption.
Your doctor can tell if you have anemia by a blood test called a CBC (complete blood count). Your doctor can also do a physical exam and talk to you about your diet, the medicines you are taking, and your family health history.
Iron, one of the most abundant metals on earth, is essential to most life forms and to normal human physiology. This metal is an essential component of proteins involved in oxygen transport, among many other things.
Almost two-thirds of iron in the body is found in hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to tissues. Iron is also found in proteins that store iron for future needs and that transport iron in blood. Iron stores are regulated by intestinal iron absorption.
- An essential mineral
- A carrier of oxygen in the body
- Necessary to make hemoglobin
- Found in every cell of the body
Iron deficiency, as the name implies, is a condition resulting from too little iron in the body. Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency and the leading cause of anemia in the United States.1
According to the Mayo Clinic, one in five women and half of all pregnant women are iron deficient. Lack of iron in your diet is one cause of iron deficiency anemia, but there are other causes as well. You can usually correct iron deficiency anemia with iron supplementation.2
Beginning signs of iron deficiency:
- Loss of appetite
- Difficulty concentrating
Established Signs of iron deficiency:
- Coldness of extremities
- Overall pallor
- Pale, brittle nails
- Pale lips/eyelids
- Mouth soreness
- Cessation of menstruation
- Loss of libido
Types and Causes of Anemia
There are many different types and causes of anemia - a condition in which there are not enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to your tissues. Anemia:
- Is a common blood disorder
- Affects 3.5 million Americans
- Can range from mild to severe
- Can be temporary or long term
The most common cause of anemia is not having enough iron. Your body needs iron to make hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is an iron-rich protein that gives blood its red color. It carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. Women who suffer from prolonged heavy bleeding due to hormone imbalances and/or uterine fibroid tumors are at a greater risk for developing anemia.
There are other types of anemia that can develop due to a deficiency of B Vitamins, primarily Vitamins B12, B6, and folic acid. These vitamins are necessary in the formation of red blood cells. Therefore, taking an iron supplement, such as SSS Tonic along with a B-12 MC Spray that contains B12, B6, and folic acid can be very helpful.
You can read about the various types of Anemia and their causes here: What is Anemia?.
Anemia and B Vitamins
Many people with anemia also take a B-vitamin supplement along with their iron supplement. The B vitamins in Sublingual B-Total can help build iron stores in those whose blood is iron poor and/or deficient in Vitamins B12, B6, and folic acid. A deficiency in these nutrients can lead to anemic conditions. For example:
|Vitamin B12 deficiency - Vitamin B12 Fact Sheet
Megaloblastic anemia - Vitamin B12 deficiency is a cause of megaloblastic anemia. In this type of anemia, red blood cells are larger than normal and the ratio of nucleus size to cell cytoplasm is increased. There are other potential causes of megaloblastic anemia, including folate deficiency.
Pernicious anemia - is a form of megaloblastic anemia that occurs when there is an absence of intrinsic factor, a substance normally present in the stomach. Vitamin B12 binds with intrinsic factor before it is absorbed and used by the body. An absence of intrinsic factor prevents normal absorption of B12 and may result in pernicious anemia.
Vitamin B6 deficiency - Vitamin B6 Fact Sheet
Your body needs Vitamin B6 to make hemoglobin, which carries oxygen to the tissues. Vitamin B6 also helps increase the amount of oxygen carried by hemoglobin. A Vitamin B6 deficiency can result in a form of anemia that is similar to iron deficiency anemia.
Folic Acid deficiency - Folic Acid Fact Sheet
Folic acid deficiency anemia happens when your body does not get enough folic acid. Folic acid is one of the B vitamins, and it helps your body make new cells, including new red blood cells. Most people get enough folic acid in the food they eat. But some people either don't get enough in their diet or have trouble absorbing it from the foods they eat.