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EBMfer Iron 30’s Caps

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30 Capsules | 90 Capsules

  • Ferrous Ascorbate (providing 100 mg elemental iron) offering the “built-in vitamin C advantage” that helps increase iron absorption in convenient once-daily dosing with food.
  • Generally gentle on stomach.
  • Approved by Health Canada for use during pregnancy too.
  • Vegan
  • Does not contain dairy, lactose, gluten, gelatin, sugar, dye and common allergens.
CD$25.05

NPN 80042242

Medicinal Ingredients: Each vegetable capsule contains elemental iron 100mg from Ferrous Ascorbate.

Non - medicinal ingredients: Hypromellose, Vegetable Magnesium Stearate, Silica.

Recommended dose: Adults and pregnant women: Take 1 capsule daily with food. Take a few hours before or after taking other medications.

Recommendation duration of use: Prolonged use beyond the correction of iron deficiency is not recommended and may result in iron overload.

Recommended use or purpose: Helps in prevention and treatment of iron deficiency anemia.

Cautions and warnings: Keep out of reach of children. There is enough drugs in this package to seriously harm a child. Use with caution if you are also taking a prenatal supplement as it will also likely contain significant amounts of iron. Do not use unless under the care of a physician, pharmacist, nurse practitioner or naturopathic doctor.

Known adverse reactions: Some people may experience constipation, diarrhea, vomiting or abdominal cramping. Discontinue use and consult healthcare practitioner if you experience abdominal pain or soreness or the presence of blood in the stool as iron may aggravate existing peptic ulcer or other inflammatory conditions of the gastrointestinal tract.

Packaging: Bottle of 30 capsules and 90 capsules in child - resistant packaging.

Storage conditions : Store under normal storage conditions (dry, well - ventilated premises at 15 - 25 degree C)..

Safety Seal: This package is protected by a safety seal. If the seal is broken, do not use the product and contact the company.

What EBMfer is used for?

EBMfer helps in prevention and treatment of iron deficiency anemia.


How do I know if EBMfer is approved by Health Canada?

As per Health Canada, to be licensed in Canada, natural health products must be safe, effective, of high quality and carry detailed label information to let people make safe and informed choices. EBMfer has been approved and hence, assigned a Natural Product Number (NPN) 80042242.


What is EBMfer?

EBMfer is an oral iron supplement providing 100mg elemental iron from Ferrous Ascorbate.


What are the advantages of EBMfer?

The main advantages of EBMfer are:

  • Approved for PREVENTION AND TREATMENT of iron deficiency anemia (IDA)

  • The ascorbate in EBMfer aids the absorption of iron so you don’t have to take orange juice or vitamin C separately to aid iron absorption

  • Generally gentle on stomach 

  • Cost effective, one capsule daily with food- offers good patient compliance

  • Approved by Health Canada for use during pregnancy too

  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans

  • Does not contain animal product, dairy, sugar, gelatin, lactose, gluten or common allergens


Does EBMfer contain any animal product or gelatin?

No. EBMfer is free from gelatin and animal products.


How EBMfer should be taken? Is vitamin C or orange juice required with it?

You take EBMfer capsule by mouth with food. Some other iron supplements are recommended to be taken with orange juice to increase their absorption but as EBMfer is Ascorbate form of iron, you don’t need to take it with orange juice or vitamin C. You can simply take it with a glass of water. This benefit may offer good patient compliance as sometimes orange juice or vitamin C may not be available or patient may not like orange juice.


What is the dose of EBMfer?

Usual dose is one capsule once daily with food.


Can pregnant women take EBMfer?

Yes, EBMfer has been approved by Health Canada for use in adults including pregnancy too.


Can I take EBMfer more than once a day?

The usual dose of EBMfer is once a day with food. In any case, if your doctor recommends EBMfer more than once daily or any other way, follow your doctor’s recommendation.


How is constipation or other stomach related side effects with EBMfer?

EBMfer is well tolerated and generally gentle on stomach. However, just like any other iron supplement, EBMfer may cause some stomach related side effects and these side effects should disappear when you continue taking the medication. Talk to your healthcare provider if side effects are bothersome and you can't continue the medication.  


How is EBMfer supplied?

EBMfer is available in a bottle of 30 capsules and 90 capsules. You could initially buy bottle of 30’s but eventually buy bottle of Value Pack 90’s to save money.


Where can I find/ buy EBMfer?

It’s very simple to buy. Please ask your patients to do one of the following:

  • Please ask your pharmacist for EBMfer. EBMfer is kept behind the counter in the pharmacy, although you don't need a prescription for it. EBMfer is most likely available in your pharmacy or your pharmacist may order through the distributor- just ask your pharmacist with the brand name EBMfer or the item numbers given below in the table.

  • You can call us with your city name or postal code and we will let you know the pharmacies where the product is available in your area. For any availability issue, please call us at 1 855 200 6668 or call/ text at 647 786 3601 or email at info@ethicalremedies.com.

  • If due to any reason your pharmacist can't get it for you, you can buy online at our website.


Ordering Info for Pharmacies
Having any difficulty? Email info@ethicalremedies.com, call 1-855-200-6668 or call/ text 647 786 3601

Products

EBMfer 30’s Veggie Capsules (100 mg elemental iron from Ferrous Ascorbate)

EBMfer Value Pack 90’s Veggie Capsules (100 mg elemental iron from Ferrous Ascorbate)

EBMmoms 30’s Veggie Capsules (Prenatal Supplement)

EBMfer Liquid 178ml (Ferrous Ascorbate)

Description

30 capsules in 75cc bottle with child resistant cap

90 capsules in 150cc bottle with child resistant cap

3 blisters of 10 capsules each in a carton

Round amber plastic bottle containing elemental iron 5mg/ml liquid

UPC Number for each unit

859133001015

859133001022

859133001046

859133001053

McKesson Item # (Shoppers, Loblaw, Rexall, IDA, Guardian etc.)

67586

67588

96971

115929

K&F Item # (Costco, Walmart etc.)

148915

148916

156261

157753

McMahon Item # (Metro etc.)

30968301

n/a

n/a

n/a

Imperial Item # (BC)

300101

300102

133001

131053



I am a Costco member and would like to buy from Costco. How do I buy it there?

Our products are available throughout the city. If you prefer Costco, please call Costco of your choice and tell them that you would like to place a “special order” for the item number (choose the right product you want to order as given below in the table):


Ordering Info for Costco pharmacies
Having any difficulty? Email info@ethicalremedies.com, call 1-855-200-6668 or call/ text 647 786 3601

Products

EBMfer 30’s Veggie Capsules (100 mg elemental iron from Ferrous Ascorbate)

EBMfer Value Pack 90’s Veggie Capsules (100 mg elemental iron from Ferrous Ascorbate)

EBMmoms (New and Improved) 30’s Veggie Capsules (Prenatal Supplement)

EBMfer Liquid 178ml (Ferrous Ascorbate)

Description

30 capsules in 75cc bottle with child resistant cap

90 capsules in 150cc bottle with child resistant cap

3 blisters of 10 capsules each in a carton

Round amber plastic bottle containing elemental iron 5mg/ml liquid

K&F (Costco's distributor) Item #

148915

148916

156261

157753


Costco will take your name and phone number and will call you (usually in couple of days) as soon as the product arrives in the pharmacy. You can then go and pick up within next 5 days. You need to be a member to buy OTC products from Costco.


Is EBMfer covered by my insurance plan?

Oral iron supplements are non- prescription products and very few insurance plans would pay for them. Call your insurance plan provider and ask about EBMfer if they would pay for it. Other option is to buy EBMfer from your pharmacy and then send-in the receipt to your insurance company to see if they would pay for it. 


Why the name EBMfer?

EBM stands for Evidence Based Medicine and fer means iron. So, EBMfer stands for Evidence Based Iron Therapy. The name has been given because there are many clinical studies available Ferrous Ascorbate based products establishing efficacy and safety of Ferrous Ascorbate in humans at 100 mg dose.


After taking EBMfer my stool gets black/ dark. Is there any issue with that?

No, It’s quite common after taking oral iron supplements.


Why is EBMfer a Natural Health Product?

As per Health Canada regulations, all oral iron supplements are now registered as Natural Heath Products and are no more assigned Drug Identification Number (DIN). Hence, like other oral iron supplements, EBMfer is considered a Natural Health Product and has been assigned Natural Product Number (NPN) 80042242


Polysaccharide Iron Complex preparations provide 150mg elemental iron as compared to EBMfer providing 100mg elemental iron. Are those better than EBMfer?

We are not aware of any study directly comparing ferrous ascorbate with Polysaccharide Iron Complex. More elemental iron does not necessarily mean a better iron. Ascorbate in EBMfer aids the absorption of iron. EBMfer is free from animal product, dairy, sugar, gelatin, lactose, gluten or common allergens and suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Talk to your doctor about your condition to get the option that is right for you. Always follow your healthcare practitioner's recommendation.


How does EBMfer compare with heme- iron?

We are not aware of any study directly comparing ferrous ascorbate with heme-iron. However, some apparent differences could be:

1. Heme-iron is sourced from an animal source (usually from the blood of cows and pigs) while EBMfer is ferrous ascorbate and NOT sourced from animals and hence, no cows and pigs were affected. Even people who love meat may not be interested in orally consuming a blood product.

2. Heme-iron usually contain much smaller amount of elemental iron (usually 11-12mg elemental iron) while EBMfer contains 100mg elemental iron from ferrous ascorbate.

3. Heme-iron is usually recommended 3 times daily that may pose patient compliance challenge.  When taken 3 times a day, heme-iron could be more expensive option. EBMfer is taken one daily.

5. EBMfer does not contain animal product, dairy, sugar, gelatin, lactose, gluten or common allergens and hence, suitable for people with restricted diets, vegetarians and vegans too.

Talk to your doctor about your condition to get the option that is right for you. Always follow your healthcare practitioner's recommendation.

 

Can EBMfer capsule be opened if can’t swallow?

Yes, you can and mix it with a small quantity of juice and drink with straw to avoid staining of the teeth. Alternatively, you can buy great tasting, raspberry flavoured EBMfer Liquid.


I find change in the colour of EBMfer capsules. Is there any issue with that?

EBMfer capsule shell is clear and has no dye/ colour so what you see is the colour of the powder/ fills inside. The colour of the powder inside may vary from off white to beige or gray due to variations in the sources of the raw materials and manufacturing conditions. Before releasing for sale, each batch is tested as per Health Canada standards to ensure quality is not compromised.   


How can we avoid staining of the teeth with iron supplements?

The staining of the teeth from iron supplements may be avoided or minimized by brushing the teeth. Existing iron stains can usually be removed by brushing with baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) or hydrogen peroxide 3%.

What EBMfer is used for?

EBMfer helps in prevention and treatment of iron deficiency anemia.


How do I know if EBMfer is approved by Health Canada?

As per Health Canada, to be licensed in Canada, natural health products must be safe, effective, of high quality and carry detailed label information to let people make safe and informed choices. EBMfer has been approved and hence, assigned a Natural Product Number (NPN) 80042242.


What is EBMfer?

EBMfer is an oral iron supplement providing 100mg elemental iron from Ferrous Ascorbate.


What are the advantages of EBMfer?

The main advantages of EBMfer are:

  • Approved for PREVENTION AND TREATMENT of iron deficiency anemia (IDA)

  • The ascorbate in EBMfer aids the absorption of iron so you don’t have to take orange juice or vitamin C separately to aid iron absorption

  • Generally gentle on stomach 

  • Cost effective, one capsule daily with food- offers good patient compliance

  • Approved by Health Canada for use during pregnancy too

  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans

  • Does not contain animal product, dairy, sugar, gelatin, lactose, gluten or common allergens


Does EBMfer contain any animal product or gelatin?

No. EBMfer is free from gelatin and animal products. No animals were harmed in making this product.


How EBMfer should be taken? Is vitamin C or orange juice required with it?

You take EBMfer capsule by mouth with food. Some other iron supplements are recommended to be taken with orange juice to increase their absorption but as EBMfer is Ascorbate form of iron, you don’t need to take it with orange juice or vitamin C. You can simply take it with a glass of water. This benefit may offer good patient compliance as sometimes orange juice or vitamin C may not be available or patient may not like orange juice.


What is the dose of EBMfer?

Usual dose is one capsule once daily with food.


Can pregnant women take EBMfer?

Yes, EBMfer has been approved by Health Canada for use in adults including pregnancy too.


How is EBMfer supplied?

EBMfer is available in a bottle of 30 capsules and 90 capsules. You could initially buy bottle of 30’s but eventually buy bottle of Value Pack 90’s to save money.


What are the interactions with iron?

As EBMfer is recommended once a day and few hours before or after taking other medications, it should be possible to safely adjust the dosage schedules and thereby minimizing possible interaction in the GI tract.

Ascorbic acid, or vitamin C, strongly enhances iron absorption. It releases non-heme iron bound to inhibitor. The effect is strongest when vitamin C containing foods are eaten with foods containing high levels of inhibitors. For instance, a glass of orange juice can help minimize the effect of phytate in breakfast cereal and calcium in milk.


Inhibitors of iron absorption

Enhancers of iron absorption

Phytates: Whole grains e.g. rice, cereal bran, nuts, soybeans, nuts, seeds

Vitamin C/ ascorbic acid: fruits and veggies e.g. peppers, broccoli, grapefruit, supplements

Polyphenols e.g. tannins: lentils/ legumes, green leafy veggies like spinach, tea, coffee, cocoa, eggplant

Animal products: meat, seafood, fish, poultry

Calcium: dairy products e.g. milk, yogourt, cheese, calcium containing antacids

Citric acid

Oxalates: Chocolate, beet, rhubarb

 

Phosvitin: egg yolk

 

Medications: Tetracyclines, antacids, cholesterol lowering drugs called bile acid sequestrants e.g. cholestyramine and cholestipol, anti-ulcer medications like proton pump inhibitors e.g. omeprazole, lansoprazole, rabeprazole and H2 receptor blockers e.g. ranitidine and famotidine, thyroid medicine called levothyroxine, quinolone antibiotics like ciprofloxacin, Levodopa and methyldopa, Mycophenolate Mofetil (CellCept), Penicillamine, Bisphosphonates (Alendronate, etidronate)

 



Ferrous Ascorbate in EBMfer (providing 100 mg elemental iron) offering the “built-in vitamin C advantage” that helps increase iron absorption in convenient once-daily dosing with food.


What are the contraindications of iron?

Conditions:

  • Iron Metabolism Disorder causing Increased Iron Storage

  • Increased Bodily Iron from High Red Blood Cell Destruction

  • Hemolytic Anemia

  • Ulcer from Stomach Acid

  • Burning Stomach

  • Ulcerated Colon

  • Several Blood Transfusions

  • Diverticular Disease

  • Problems with Food Passing Through the Esophagus

Allergies:

  • Iron containing supplements

  • Any component of the iron supplements (other/ non-medicinal ingredients)


Where can my patients find/ buy EBMfer?

It’s very simple to buy. Please ask your patients to do one of the following:

  • Please ask your pharmacist for EBMfer. EBMfer is kept behind the counter in the pharmacy, although you don't need a prescription for it. EBMfer is most likely available in your pharmacy or your pharmacist may order through the distributor- just ask your pharmacist with the brand name EBMfer or the item numbers given below in the table.

  • You can call us with your city name or postal code and we will let you know the pharmacies where the product is available in your area. For any availability issue, please call us at 1 855 200 6668 or call/ text at 647 786 3601 or email at info@ethicalremedies.com.

  • If due to any reason your pharmacist can't get it for you, you can buy online at our website.


Ordering Info for Pharmacies
Having any difficulty? Email info@ethicalremedies.com, call 1-855-200-6668 or call/ text 647 786 3601

Products

EBMfer 30’s Veggie Capsules (100 mg elemental iron from Ferrous Ascorbate)

EBMfer Value Pack 90’s Veggie Capsules (100 mg elemental iron from Ferrous Ascorbate)

EBMmoms (New and Improved) 30’s Veggie Capsules (Prenatal Supplement)

EBMfer Liquid 178ml (Ferrous Ascorbate)

Description

30 capsules in 75cc bottle with child resistant cap

90 capsules in 150cc bottle with child resistant cap

3 blisters of 10 capsules each in a carton

Round amber plastic bottle containing elemental iron 5mg/ml liquid

UPC Number for each unit

859133001015

859133001022

859133001046

859133001053

McKesson Item # (Shoppers, Loblaw, Rexall, IDA, Guardian etc.)

67586

67588

96971

115929

K&F Item # (Costco, Walmart etc.)

148915

148916

156261

157753

McMahon Item # (Metro etc.)

30968301

n/a

n/a

n/a

Imperial Item # (BC)

300101

300102

133001

131053


Some patients prefer to buy from Costco. Can they buy it there?

Our products are available throughout the city in various pharmacies. If patients prefer Costco, they may call Costco of their choice and place a “special order” for the item number (choose the right product you want to order as given below in the table):


Ordering Info for Costco pharmacies
Having any difficulty? Email info@ethicalremedies.com, call 1-855-200-6668 or call/ text 647 786 3601

Products

EBMfer 30’s Veggie Capsules (100 mg elemental iron from Ferrous Ascorbate)

EBMfer Value Pack 90’s Veggie Capsules (100 mg elemental iron from Ferrous Ascorbate)

EBMmoms (New and Improved) 30’s Veggie Capsules (Prenatal Supplement)

EBMfer Liquid 178ml (Ferrous Ascorbate)

Description

30 capsules in 75cc bottle with child resistant cap

90 capsules in 150cc bottle with child resistant cap

3 blisters of 10 capsules each in a carton

Round amber plastic bottle containing elemental iron 5mg/ml liquid

K&F (Costco's distributor) Item #

148915

148916

156261

157753


Costco will take name and phone number and will call the patient (usually in couple of days) as soon as the product arrives in the pharmacy. Patient can then go and pick up within next 5 days.Patient needs to be a member to buy OTC products from Costco.

 

How can I order samples?

Please Email info@ethicalremedies.com, call 1-855-200-6668 or call/ text 647 786 3601.


Is EBMfer covered by insurance plans?

Oral iron supplements are non- prescription products and very few insurance plans would pay for them. Call your insurance plan provider and ask about EBMfer if they would pay for it. Other option is to buy EBMfer from your pharmacy and then send-in the receipt to your insurance company to see if they would pay for it. 


Can EBMfer capsule be opened if can’t swallow?

Yes, you can and mix it with a small quantity of juice and drink with straw to avoid staining of the teeth. Alternatively, you can buy great tasting, raspberry flavoured EBMfer Liquid.




I find change in the colour of EBMfer capsules. Is there any issue with that?

EBMfer capsule shell is clear and has no dye/ colour so what you see is the colour of the powder/ fills inside. The colour of the powder inside may vary from off white to beige or gray due to variations in the sources of the raw materials and manufacturing conditions. Before releasing for sale, each batch is tested as per Health Canada standards to ensure quality is not compromised.   


How can we avoid staining of the teeth with iron supplements?

The staining of the teeth from iron supplements may be avoided or minimized by brushing the teeth. Existing iron stains can usually be removed by brushing with baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) or hydrogen peroxide 3%.


Polysaccharide Iron Complex preparations provide 150mg elemental iron as compared to EBMfer providing 100mg elemental iron. Are those better than EBMfer?

We are not aware of any study directly comparing ferrous ascorbate with Polysaccharide Iron Complex. More elemental iron does not necessarily mean a better iron. Ascorbate in EBMfer aids the absorption of iron. EBMfer is free from animal product, dairy, sugar, gelatin, lactose, gluten or common allergens and suitable for vegetarians and vegans.


How does EBMfer compare with heme- iron?

We are not aware of any study directly comparing ferrous ascorbate with heme-iron. However, some apparent differences could be:

1. Heme-iron is sourced from an animal source (usually from the blood of cows and pigs) while EBMfer is ferrous ascorbate and NOT sourced from animals and hence, no cows and pigs were affected. Even people who love meat may not be interested in orally consuming a blood product.

2. Heme-iron usually contain much smaller amount of elemental iron (usually 11-12mg elemental iron) while EBMfer contains 100mg elemental iron from ferrous ascorbate.

3. Heme-iron is usually recommended 3 times daily that may pose patient compliance challenge.  When taken 3 times a day, heme-iron could be more expensive option. EBMfer is taken one daily.

5. EBMfer does not contain animal product, dairy, sugar, gelatin, lactose, gluten or common


Possible Allergens

Does the Product Potentialy contain any of the following

Comments

Peanuts

No

Tree nuts

No

Milk

No

Wheat

No

Soy

No

Fish

No

Shellfish: Crustaceans, Mollusks and their Derivatives

No

Gluten

No

Lactose

No

Preservatives

No

Artificial Sweeteners

No

Artificial Coloring

No

Artificial Flavor

No

Added Starch

No

Added Sugar

No

Ammal Dernatives

No

Diet Requirements Suitable For?

Yes/No

Comments

Vegetarians

Yes

Ovo-Lacto Vegetarians (dairy. egg permitted)

Yes

Vegans

Yes

Our manufacturing facilities don’t run any product on dedicated lines and is not an allergen-free facility. Our manufacturing facilities follow extremely rigorous cleaning routines designed to eliminate the risk of cross-contamination. These routines are part of their total commitment to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), all of which have been independently certified by leading quality organizations such as NSF. Our facilities are approved by Health Canada.

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