For some women, this results in gradual hair loss - the end result to the sufferer being a ‘thinner’ ponytail or less hair to clip back. In others, the hair loss is very obvious with more hair in the brush and in the sink after shampooing. Low serum ferritin in women is now a widespread problem due, to reduced red meat consumption and menstrual blood loss in women of reproductive age. A low serum ferritin does not necessarily mean that the patient is anaemic (i.e. reduced haemoglobin level), CTE may occur without changes to haemoglobin concentration. Research has shown that if the serum ferritin is raised above the individual’s ‘trigger point’, then normal hair growth re-establishes. The studies that have supported this fact have also identified the importance of using a specific combination of nutrients which are present in Florisene®. Florisene® is a clinically-relevant iron supplementation programme, consisting of a highly absorbable form of iron, a significant level of the essential amino acid, L-lysine, plus 2 other known iron-synergists. Research indicates that low L-Lysine intakes may exacerbate a reduced ferritin level and clinical studies show that for some women ferritin levels will not improve without supplementary L-Lysine.
Florisene® is a patented formula available only from pharmacists and practitioners. Lamberts® Healthcare has produced a support package for the Health Professional to help their client in obtaining the right treatment. This includes staff training sessions, a diagnostic chart, a technical helpline for the Health Professional as well as a hair helpline for the consumer. There is also a FREE 16 page comprehensive booklet entitled “Understanding Hair Loss in Women” and a website: www.florisene.com.
Performance & Ingredients
Each tablet delivers:
Iron (as ferrous fumarate)
Tableted with: Calcium Carbonate, Cellulose, Tablet Coating (Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Acetylated Mono and Diglycerides, Colours: Titanium Dioxide & Iron Oxide), Crosslinked Cellulose Gum, Silicon Dioxide, Stearic Acid, Magnesium Stearate.
Disintegration time: Less than 1 hour. Suitable for vegetarians
Usage and administration: Take 1 tablet 3 times daily for the first 6 months. Thereafter, for maintenance purposes, take 1 to 2 tablets daily. However, for those who have heavy periods or who eat little or no red meat, then 2 tablets may be required. Florisene® should be taken with water half to one hour before food or on an empty stomach. It is best to avoid drinks containing milk, or tea and coffee within an hour of taking Florisene® as these drinks affect absorption of the nutrients.
Storage instructions: To be stored in a cool, dry place and protected from light.
Precautions and effects
Allergen advice: None
Cautions: Other iron containing supplements should not be taken whilst taking Florisene®. Use in pregnancy, during breastfeeding, or if planning to become pregnant: Consult a doctor before taking Florisene®. Florisene® should not be taken whilst taking oral antibiotics. Florisene® should not be taken within 2 hours of taking any medication, including indigestion remedies. This amount of iron may cause mild stomach upset in sensitive individuals. This product contains iron, which if taken in excess, may be harmful to young children. Keep out of sight and reach. Florisene® is safe at the recommended intake. In cases of overdosage, seek medical help.