RESULTS OF CONSUMERLAB.COM TESTING OF IRON SUPPLEMENTS
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Product Name, Amount Listed of Iron per Unit, Serving Size, and Suggested Daily Serving on Label

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Claimed Amount Iron Per Labeled Daily Serving

(Form of Iron)
--TEST RESULTS--

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Cost For Daily Suggested Serving On Label

[Cost Per 25 mg Iron]

Other Notable Features2

Price Paid
OVERALL RESULTS:

APPROVED or NOT
APPROVED
Contained Labeled Amount of Iron Did Not Exceed Contamination Limit for Lead, Cadmium and Arsenic1 Disintegrated Properly

(NA = Not Applicable)
Country Life® Easy Iron (25 mg per vegan capsule; 1 vegan capsule, once daily)

Mfd. by Country Life, LLC
Ingredients
25 mg

(Ferrochel® ferrous bisglycinate)  

Large vegan capsule
APPROVED NA NA $0.10

[$0.10]

Kosher, suitable for vegans, no wheat and yeast, gluten free

$9.35/90 vegan capsules
Feosol® Bifera® HIP & PIC Iron (28 mg per caplet; 1 caplet, once daily)

Dist. by Meda Consumer Healthcare Inc.
Ingredients
28 mg

(PIC - polysaccharide iron complex, HIP - heme iron polypeptide as Proferrin®)  

Medium/large caplet
APPROVED NA $0.49

[$0.43]
Lowest cost Approved iron PIC/HIP

$14.57/30 caplets
Fergon® (27 mg per tablet; 1 tablet; once daily)

Dist. by Strides Pharma Inc.
Ingredients
27 mg

(ferrous gluconate)

Medium circular tablet
APPROVED NA $0.10

[$0.10]
Lowest cost Approved iron gluconate (moderate dose)

$10.37/100 tablets
Ferro-Sequels® (65 mg per caplet; 1 caplet, once daily)

Dist. by International Vitamin Corporation
Ingredients
65 mg3

(ferrous fumarate)

Medium/large caplet
APPROVED NA NA $0.26

[$0.10]
Lowest cost Approved iron fumarate (moderate dose)

Vitamin C (25 mg)

Timed Release

Gluten free

$25.99/100 caplets
Floradix® Iron Tablets (10 mg per tablet; 1 tablet, twice daily)

Dist. by Flora Inc.
Ingredients
20 mg

(ferrous gluconate)

Medium circular tablet
NOT APPROVED NA Did not fully disintegrate in 30 minutes
(Required 60 minutes)
$0.52

[$0.64]

Vitamin C (18 mg), thiamine (1.26 mg), riboflavin (1.44 mg), niacin (9 mg), vitamin B6 (1.35 mg), folic acid (360 mcg), vitamin B12 (1.7 mcg), proprietary blend (dried mixed extract of spinach leaf, carrot root, fennel seed, centaury, rosehip extract) (110 mg)

Kosher

$20.63/80 tablets
Garden of Life® mykind Organic Plant Iron & Organic Herbs (10 mg per 10 mL; 10 mL, once daily) 

Dist. by Garden of Life LLC
Ingredients
10 mg

(from organic food blend)

Liquid from bottle
APPROVED NA $0.90

[$2.26]

Vitamin C (15 mg), vitamin B6 (2 mg), vitamin B12 (100 mcg), certified organic food blend (curry Murraya koenigii, strawberry, tart cherry, beet, broccoli, carrot, spinach, blackberry, tomato, amaranth, buckwheat, millet, quinoa, adzuki bean, chia seed, flax seed, garbanzo bean, lentil, pumpkin seed, sesame seed, sunflower seed, blueberry, raspberry, cabbage, brussels sprout, garlic, onion, ginger, cauliflower, parsley, green bell pepper, celery, cucumber, kale, asparagus) (353 mg), certified organic ayurvedic herbal blend (amla berry, ashwagandha) (128 mg); USDA Organic Seal; Non GMO Project Verified Seal; Certified Vegan Vegan.com Seal

Kosher, suitable for vegans, non-GMO, organic, gluten free

$21.69/8 fl. oz. [240 mL] bottle (approx. 24 servings)
GNC Gentlesorb Iron™ (18 mg per vegetarian capsule; 1 vegetarian capsule, once daily) 

Dist. by General Nutrition Corporation
Ingredients
18 mg

(hydrolyzed protein chelate)

Large vegetarian capsule
APPROVED NA NA $0.11

[$0.15]
Lowest cost Approved iron protein chelate

No wheat, gluten free

$9.99/90 vegetarian capsules
Jamieson™ Iron 50 mg (50 mg per caplet; 1 caplet, once daily)

Dist. by Jamieson Laboratories
Ingredients
50 mg3

(ferrous gluconate)

Large caplet
APPROVED NA NA $0.16

[$0.08]
Lowest cost Approved iron gluconate (very high dose)

Timed Release

No gluten

$9.60/60 caplets
Life Extension® Iron Protein Plus (15 mg per capsule; 1 capsule, once daily) 

Dist. by Quality Supplements and Vitamins, Inc.
Ingredients
15 mg

(IronAid® iron protein succinylate)  

Large capsule
APPROVED NA NA $0.20

[$0.33]
Lowest cost Approved iron protein succinylate

$19.50/100 capsules
Member's Mark® [Sam's Club] Iron (65 mg per tablet; 1 tablet, once daily) 

Dist. by Sam's West, Inc.
Ingredients
65 mg3

(ferrous sulfate)

Medium circular tablet
APPROVED NA $0.03

[$0.01]
Overall lowest cost Approved iron (sulfate form)

No wheat and yeast, gluten free

$8.98/300 tablets
Nature Made® Iron (65 mg per tablet; 1 tablet, once daily)

Dist. by Nature Made Nutritional Products
Ingredients
65 mg3

(ferrous sulfate)

Medium circular tablet
APPROVED NA $0.03

[$0.01]
Overall lowest cost Approved iron (sulfate form)

Calcium (18 mg); USP Dietary Supplement Verified Seal

Gluten free, no yeast

$8.18/260 tablets
Nature's Bounty® Gentle Iron® (28 mg per capsule; 1 capsule, once daily) 

Mfd. by Nature's Bounty, Inc.
Ingredients
28 mg

(ferrous bis-glycinate)

Large capsule
APPROVED NA NA $0.08

[$0.07]
Lowest cost Approved iron bisglycinate

Vitamin C (60 mg), folic acid (400 mcg), vitamin B12 (8 mcg)

No wheat, gluten and yeast

$7.49/90 capsules
NovaFerrum® Pediatric Drops Liquid Iron - Raspberry Grape Flavor (15 mg per 1 dropperful [1 mL]; 1 dropperful, once daily)

Dist. by Gensavis® Pharmaceuticals LLC
Ingredients
15 mg

(polysaccharide iron complex)

Liquid from bottle
APPROVED NA NA $0.22

[$0.36]
Lowest cost Approved iron polysaccharide complex

Kosher, suitable for vegans

$25.99/4 fl. oz. [120 mL] bottle (approx. 120 servings)
NOW® Iron (18 mg per veg capsule; 1 veg capsule, once daily)

Dist. by Now Foods
Ingredients
18 mg

(Ferrochel® ferrous bisglycinate)  

Large veg capsule
APPROVED NA NA $0.06

[$0.08]

Not manufactured with wheat and gluten

$6.79/120 veg capsules
Rexall® [Dollar General] Iron 65 mg (65 mg per tablet; 1 tablet, once daily)  

Dist. by Dolgencorp, LLC
Ingredients
65 mg3

(ferrous sulfate)

Medium tablet
APPROVED NA $0.05

[$0.02]

No wheat, gluten and yeast

$4.50/100 tablets
Solaray® BioCitrate™ Iron (25 mg per vegetarian capsule; 1 vegetarian capsule, once daily)

Mfd. by Nutraceutical Corp.
Ingredients
25 mg

(ferrous citrate)

Large vegetarian capsule
APPROVED NA $0.11

[$0.11]
Lowest cost Approved iron citrate

$6.62/60 vegetarian capsules
Solgar® Gentle Iron® 25 mg (25 mg per vegetable capsule; 1 vegetable capsule, once daily) 

Mfd. by Solgar, Inc.
Ingredients
25 mg

(ferrous bisglycinate)

Large vegetable capsule
APPROVED NA NA $0.09

[$0.09]
Lowest cost Approved iron bisglycinate chelate

Kosher, free of wheat and yeast, gluten free

$15.68/180 vegetable capsules
Spring Valley™ [Walmart] Iron (65 mg per tablet; 1 tablet, once daily) 

Dist. by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Ingredients
65 mg3

(ferrous sulfate)

Medium circular tablet
APPROVED NA $0.07

[$0.03]

$14.16/200 tablets (2 pack of 100 tablets bottles)
VegLife® Vegan Iron Chewable - Berry Flavor (18 mg per chewable tablet; 1 chewable tablet, once daily)

Mfd. by Nutraceutical Corp.
Ingredients
18 mg

(ferrous glycinate)

Medium/large circular chewable tablet
APPROVED NA $0.11

[$0.15]
Lowest cost Approved iron glycinate

Vitamin C (60 mg), folate (100 mcg), vitamin B12 (20 mcg)

Suitable for vegans

$6.53/60 chewable tablet
Vitamin Friends® Iron (5 mg per gummy; 1 gummy, once daily)

Dist. by Vitamin Friends, LLC
Ingredients
15 mg

(ferrous fumarate)

Large character gummy
APPROVED NA NA $0.24

[$1.18]

Bata carotene (37 mcg), vitamin C (15 mg), niacin (2 mg), vitamin B6 (0.4 mg), folic acid (50 mcg), vitamin B12 (0.34 mcg), pantothenic acid (1 mg), zinc (0.17 mg); Certified Organic Oregon Tilth Seal; Certified Vegan Vegan.org Seal

Kosher, suitable for vegans, organic

$28.35/120 gummies (2 pack of 60 gummies bottles)
Well at Walgreens Slow Release Iron (45 mg per tablet; 1 tablet, once daily)

Dist. by Walgreen Co.
Ingredients
45 mg4

(ferrous sulfate)

Medium circular tablet
APPROVED NA NA $0.17

[$0.09]
Lowest cost Approved iron as slow release (sulfate form)

Slow release

$19.99/120 tablets
Wellesse® Liquid Iron - Berry Flavored (18 mg per tbsp. [15 mL]; 1 tablespoon, once daily)

Dist. by Nature's Way Brands, LLC
Ingredients
18 mg

(ferrous glycinate)

Liquid from bottle
APPROVED NA NA $0.25

[$0.35]

$8.05/16 fl. oz. [480 mL] bottle (approx. 32 servings)

Tested through CL's Quality Certification Program prior to, or after initial posting of this Product Review.

- Canadian product.

1 Products were only tested for lead, cadmium and arsenic if they contain any whole herbs and/or 250 mg or more minerals daily.
2 Not tested but claimed on label.
3 Over the tolerable upper intake level (UL) for all individuals for iron. The UL for ages 14 and up is 45 mg per day.
4 At tolerable upper intake level (UL) for ages 14 and up.
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