Iron Deficiency Anemia Information

If you, or your doctor suspect that you’re not getting enough iron, or suffering from iron deficiency anemia, know you are not alone. Insufficient iron is the most common dietary deficiency, not only for Canadians, but worldwide. There are a range of factors (many of them highly treatable) that make this so. Find out Who Needs Iron, or learn more about dietary iron in our FAQs.

Common and Curable

According to research by the World Health Organization (WHO), as many as 80% of people (globally) aren’t getting enough dietary iron. As many as 30% of all people have anemia due to prolonged iron deficiency.

Fortunately, treatment options for the many unpleasant symptoms associated with low iron are more effective and affordable than ever. Supplementing your diet with iron works better than it did in the past, because the experts behind IronOne™ have made breakthroughs in pharmaceutical science that allow your body to more readily absorb iron, minus the unpleasant side effects that were an issue with traditional iron formulas. We call this new advancement Liposomal Iron Technology.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find some of our most frequently asked questions about IronOne™. Please be sure to read the product package and accompanying instructions before using. Always speak with your physician or pharmacist first to determine whether IronOne™ is right for you.


  • What is IronOne™?

    IronOne is an innovative, physician recommended formula that uses advanced technology and Elemental Iron to treat iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia, without side effects. To learn more, watch the video.

  • What are the advantages of using IronOne™?

    Using innovative microencapsulated technology, IronOne delivers Elemental Iron to your body efficiently, and effectively. Our innovative, doctor-recommended formula works, without the gastrointestinal side effects commonly associated with traditional iron replacement therapies. IronOne is tasteless, odourless, and now more convenient as it can be taken anytime, with or without food.

  • Should I ask a doctor before I start using IronOne™?

    Yes. Consult with your physician to confirm that IronOne is right for your prevention or treatment of iron deficiency anemia or low iron. To learn more, use our Adult or Child Symptom Checker Tool, and share the results with your healthcare professional.

  • Are there any allergens in IronOne™ that I should be aware of?

    IronOne is free of common allergens, such as gluten, lactose, and sugar. Before taking IronOne, please discuss allergy concerns with your doctor or pharmacist, and determine whether IronOne is suitable for your health needs.

  • Should IronOne™ be taken with or without food?

    IronOne can be taken with or without food, making it much more convenient than conventional iron formulas which must be taken with food.

  • Can’t I get iron from food?

    Yes, you can get iron from both animal based, and plant based foods. Depending on your overall health, and whether you have any underlying medical conditions, it may be difficult to meet the daily recommended amount of iron you need through food alone, especially if you follow a plant-based diet.

  • Is IronOne™ safe for children?

    Yes, IronOne is safe for children. Please consult with your doctor first to verify that IronOne is right for your child’s needs. Iron is an important nutritional need, and meeting sufficient levels contributes to healthy childhood development. To learn more, use our Adult or Child Symptom Checker Tool, and share the results with your healthcare professional.

  • How is IronOne™ dosed?

    A standard dosage of IronOne is one 30 mg tablet per day, taken orally, at any time of day, consumed with or without food. IronOne tablets come in an easy to swallow, soft-capsule form.

  • How much Elemental Iron is in each dose of IronOne™?

    Each dose of IronOne contains 30 mg of Elemental Iron (Iron pyrophosphate).

  • Does IronOne™ have a taste?

    No. Unlike traditional formulas, IronOne does not have an unpleasant taste or smell (some patients report that competitor brands have a ‘metallic’ taste/odour).

  • Where can I purchase IronOne™?

    IronOne is available for purchase behind the counter at all major pharmacies in North America, or purchased conveniently online. Buy Online

  • What are the ingredients in IronOne™?

    IronOne’s patented formula is made from 100% pharmaceutical grade ingredients, and is gluten-free, lactose-free and sugar-free. Each dose delivers 30 mg Elemental Iron (Iron pyrophosphate) which are protected by enzymes and pH3 for maximum efficacy.

  • How long does it take for IronOne™ to work?

    Most people start to feel better within a few days of beginning treatment. Even though you feel better, you will need to keep taking the pills for several months to build up your iron stores. Sometimes it takes up to 6 months of treatment with iron supplements before iron levels return to normal.

  • How much IronOne™ can I take in one day?

    The standard daily dose of IronOne is one 30 mg capsule. Please consult with your physician or pharmacist first to determine the dosage that’s right for your needs. Do not exceed this amount, unless otherwise instructed by a healthcare professional.

  • Can I take IronOne™ while pregnant/breastfeeding?

    Yes, IronOne is safe to take in the preconception period, during your pregnancy, and while lactating.

  • Is the iron in IronOne™ heme or non-heme?

    Being Lipofer pyrophospate, it is a non-heme iron.

  • Is IronOne™ gluten free?

    Yes, our cutting-edge IronOne formula is gluten, lactose and sugar-free.

  • How do I take IronOne™?

    Adults should take 1 soft-capsule daily, at any time of the day, or as recommended by your doctor. IronOne should be swallowed whole with water or juice, and can be consumed with or without food. Do not take more than directed by your doctor.

  • What happens if I miss a dose?

    If you miss a dose of IronOne, take the next dose as directed. Do not take two doses at once.

  • Can I crush IronOne™ if I have trouble swallowing pills?

    IronOne comes in soft-gel capsule form, making it easier to swallow than conventional iron supplements. Our tablets are protected by enzymes and pH3 for improved bioavailability and slow release. We recommend keeping the tablet intact for maximum effectiveness. Do not crush or cut the tablet.

  • How should IronOne™ be stored?

    IronOne should be stored in a dry place away from excessive heat/cold, and be kept safely out of reach of children. Iron intake exceeding the physician recommended amount can lead to fatal overdose.

  • What causes iron deficiency?

    The primary causes of iron deficiency include: a diet poor in iron intake, various health conditions associated with bleeding (such as heavy menstrual bleeding) and absorption problems. Learn more.

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