Max Biocare Iron Up


Max Biocare’s IronUp® provides a clinically proven, absorbable and well-tolerated form of iron (iron bisglycinate, as the patented Ferrochel® form*), with key support nutrients including an advanced form of folic acid (folinic acid) to assist healthy red blood cell production and iron levels. It has also been tested in a clinical trial in Thailand involving 120 pregnant women with iron deficiency.  

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Iron Supplement & Blood Health

Max Biocare’s IronUp® provides an absorbable form of iron (Ferrochel®), with key support nutrients, assisting healthy red blood cell production and iron levels.  

With a patented form of iron, clinically proven [1] to improve iron status in pregnant women, IronUp® is gentle on the stomach for a low-constipation, low-nausea formulation. Containing folic acid, together with a unique, readily metabolized form of folate (folinic acid), IronUp® helps to maintain folates in the body, towards preventing neural tube defects when taken prior to conceiving. IronUp® also contains vitamin C, plus vitamins B1, B2, B6 and B12, to assist iron absorption and help the body produce red blood cells and hemoglobin. 

Max Biocare’s IronUp® has been tested in a clinical trial for iron status in pregnancy, in a group of 120 pregnant women in Thailand with iron deficiency. 

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Pack size: 30 soft capsules 

Dosage: Pregnant women: 1 capsule daily, with or after a meal, or as professionally prescribed. 



I am not pregnant, can I take IronUp®? 

IronUp® is a gentle formula containing 24mg of elemental iron. It is suitable for anyone who has been recommended to have iron supplementation at this level.  

Is IronUp® safe to take during pregnancy? 

Pregnant women are a well recognized group who have higher iron demands. IronUpâ contains a patented form of iron Ferrochel®, that has been clinically trialed* in pregnant women and shown to be 3-4 times more absorbable than ferrous sulfate [1]IronUp® is suitable for pregnant women with moderately low iron levels. 

Will IronUpâ  cause constipation or other problems related to iron supplements 

Unlike other forms of iron, the Ferrochel® in IronUp®, does not cause common side effects that are associated with iron supplements, such as metallic taste, nausea, constipation and dark stools. This is because other forms of iron break down in the digestive tract, rather than being completely absorbed in the body. The Ferrochel® in IronUp® passes through the intestine more efficiently, while being less likely to be broken down, therefore having fewer digestive side effects [2,3]. 


There is already iron in my prenatal multivitamin, do I need to take IronUp® as well?  

Before taking iron supplementsit’s a good idea to have your iron levels checked by your doctor, to avoid overloading your system. Depending on your levels and the amount contained in your prenatal multivitamin, you may not need to take an additional source. But if you do, it is worthwhile noting that the level in IronUp® is equivalent to the effects of 48mg of iron sulfate, with fewer digestive issues [4]. So, both the dose and the form iron ingredient are important to consider. 



*Ferrochel® is a registered trademark of Albion Laboratories, Inc. 

Research references  

  1. Milman et al. J. Perinat. Med. 2014; 42(2):197-206 
  1. Pereira et al. BMC Gastroenterol 2014;14:103. 
  1. Fairweather-Tait et al. Mech Ageing Dev 2014;136-137(100):22-28. 
  1. Abbas et al. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2019 Dec;32(24):4139-4145. 


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