Ortho Iron


Superior absorption & gastric tolerability

  • Provides nutrients that prevent and treat iron deficiency anemia
  • Contains a highly absorbable form of iron
  • Includes nutrients and vitamins that aid in the body’s usage of iron
  • Non-constipating formula that is easier on the stomach than other iron formulas
Gluten Free
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Ortho Iron contains SunActive®, a superior form of iron shown to be better absorbed and much easier to tolerate than other iron products on the market. SunActive® contains ferric pyrophosphate, a type of iron that has been processed to reduce particle size for higher absorption, and is bound to a food grade emulsifier to prevent clustering. These two factors give it a bioavailability equal to that of pharmaceutical-grade iron prescriptions. Ortho Iron also contains several other nutrients that support iron absorption and prevent the oxidative effects associated with iron supplementation. These include Vitamin C, B6, B12, folate, lactoferrin, and copper; all of which are crucial for iron absorption and utilization.

Ortho Iron is a complete formula for the treatment of anemia, which can be caused not only by iron deficiency but also by deficiencies in vitamin B12 or folate. Iron deficiency, which can lead to anemia, is the most common nutritional disorder in the world with approximately 25% of the world’s population being iron-deficient. However, even iron-deficiency states that do not lead to anemia may have detrimental effects on human health, including compromised cognitive function, overall weakness and fatigue, and a weakening of the immune system.

Pregnant and menstruating women are often at risk of iron deficiency, as are adolescents, endurance athletes, and anyone undergoing a condition of growth and/or fatigue or who has experienced blood loss. Ortho Iron is the most advanced iron supplement for those with an iron deficiency, and is especially helpful for those who have experienced uncomfortable side effects such as constipation or nausea from conventional iron pills. Ortho Iron improves symptoms of iron-deficiency anemia such as fatigue and weakness, without the gastrointestinal side effects commonly associated with iron supplements.

AOR Advantage

AOR’s Ortho Iron improves symptoms of iron-deficiency anemia such as fatigue and weakness, without the gastrointestinal side effects commonly associated with iron supplements.





Helps prevent Iron deficiency, a common nutritional disorder which can cause anemia – leading to weakness, fatigue and gastrointestinal difficulties. Ortho Iron contains SunActive®Fe, an award-winning patented form of iron recognized for its superior bioavailability and gastric tolerability.


AOR™ guarantees that all ingredients have been declared on the label. Contains no wheat, gluten, nuts, peanuts, sesame seeds, sulphites, mustard, eggs, fish or shellfish.

Adult Dosage

Take one capsule daily with food, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner. Take a few hours before or after taking other medications.


Taking a daily prenatal multivitamin/mineral supplement along with this product may result in constipation, diarrhea, and/or vomiting due to the high intake of iron. This product contains cow’s milk/dairy products and soy, do not use if you have such allergies.

Main Application
  • Iron deficiency
  • Healthy red blood cell formation
  • Athletes with high iron requirements

The information and product descriptions appearing on this website are for information purposes only, and are not intended to provide or replace medical advice to individuals from a qualified health care professional. Consult with your physician if you have any health concerns, and before initiating any new diet, exercise, supplement, or other lifestyle changes.

Serving Size: One Capsule

SunActive®Fe is a registered trademark of Taiyo International, Inc.

Non-medicinal Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, sodium stearyl fumarate, maltodextrin (from sweet potato), lecithin (sunflower). Capsule: hypromellose.

Adolescent Girls

It has been reported that up to one-quarter of adolescent schoolgirls in North America are non-anemia iron-deficient. In one double-blind, placebo-controlled study, female adolescent subjects received either 650 milligrams of iron twice daily or a placebo for eight weeks in order to examine its effects on cognitive function. The subjects in the study group were reported to perform significantly better than those in the placebo group on learning and memory tests.

Infantile Breath Holding

Expiratory apnea or Breath Holding Spells (BHS) is a condition affecting infants that is characterized by   spells of involuntary breath-holding, usually during a stressful event that elicits crying on the part of the child. In one study, the frequency of (BHS) spells diminished significantly with iron supplementation. Children with this disorder who were given 5 mg of iron per kg of bodyweight each day for 16 weeks experienced 88% complete or partial improvement – compared with 6% in the placebo group.

Iron Deficiency Can Contribute to Length of Hospital Stay

While there are no concise figures on iron deficiency, it is now generally accepted that it is more widespread than initially believed. One study revealed that functional iron deficiency existed in 35% of a group of 51 adult patients at the general intensive care unit of a teaching hospital over a six-week period. This was in spite of the fact that in this study, patients with recent massive hemorrhage or exchange transfusion, those who were pregnant or lactating, those older than 80 years, those with hematological malignant disorders and those with bone marrow depression were excluded. Furthermore, patients with functional iron deficiencies had to endure hospital stays that were more than twice as long as those without functional iron deficiencies.