Product Watch

April 2002 Issue

Multis Without Iron, for Men (and Older Women)

Once upon a time, supplements aimed at older women bragged about the amount of iron they contained, implying it could boost energy (remember Geritol ads?). No longer. More supplement manufacturers are finally offering a growing number of multis without iron (see chart) or with little iron—though usually marketed to men. Once past the teenage years, men don’t need much iron. Neither do postmenopausal women. Worse, excessive iron can contribute to hemochromatosis (iron overload), the most common inherited disease, affecting 1.5 million

To continue reading this entire article you must be a paid subscriber.

Subscribe to Environmental Nutrition

Get the next year of Environmental Nutrition for just $20. And access all of our online content - how to fight heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, osteoporosis, Alzheimer's, and dozens of other diseases - free of charge.

Already subscribe but haven't registered for all the benefits of the website? Click here.

Subscriber Log In

Forgot your password? Click Here.