Iron is so essential to our health that our bodies never evolved a means of excreting it, yet confusion reigns when it comes to effective iron supplementation. Read on to learn the difference between ferrous and ferric, polymaltose and chelated.

When iron is paired with two electrons it will form a ferrous state, and when paired with three electrons it forms the ferric state. When dietary iron is absorbed in the duodenum it happens in the ferrous state and not in ferric state.

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