EBMfer Value- Pack 90’s

Regular price $79.95
  • Boosts energy, hemoglobin and Red Blood Cells (RBCs).
  • High potency 100 mg elemental iron per capsule with high absorption rate, little left unabsorbed to cause any stomach related side effects, hence easy on stomach.
  • Ferrous Ascorbate provides iron and vitamin C in single molecule so no need to take vitamin C or orange juice separately to increase iron absorption.
  • Take once-a-day with food, hence, convenient and low per day cost of therapy.
  • Approved by Health Canada - Safe, effective and high quality iron pills for everyone including pregnant women. Recognized by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC)
  • NOT made from the BLOOD of cow and pig like heme iron supplements. EBMfer is Vegan with high absorption.
  • Free from animal cruelty, dairy, lactose, gluten, gelatin, sugar, dye and common allergens.


  HemeBoost Optifer Proferrin EBMfer
Made from BLOOD of cow BLOOD of cow BLOOD of cow Vegan
Max recommended dose 3 times a day 3 times a day 3 times a day 1 a day
Elemental iron per dose 11.6 mg 11 mg 11 mg  100 mg
Cost per day at max dose $1.78 $3.40 $3.59 $0.96


  Feramax EBMfer
Contains Vitamin C (Vitamin C increases iron absorption) No Yes
Ferrous/ Ferric form (Ferric needs conversion to Ferrous for absorption) Ferric Ferrous
Label suggests "use in pregnancy" No Yes

*HemeBoost, Optifer, Proferrin and Feramax are the Trademarks of respective companies.

EBMfer is a vegan iron supplement that increases iron levels in the body in people with iron deficiency anemia. People with low hemoglobin levels get tired easily and EBMfer, being an iron supplement with vitamin C, helps increase energy levels in these people. As iron requirement in pregnancy is higher than normal, EBMfer could be a suitable prenatal iron supplement in women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Iron deficiency in menstruating women is also common due to regular blood loss and hence, EBMfer can help increase iron levels in these women. If you are looking for a vegan, vegetarian or plant-based iron supplement, EBMfer may be considered as all the ingredients including capsule shell are gelatin-free. EBMfer is also a sugar-free and dye-free iron supplement. EBMfer is a gentle iron supplement that most of the patients should be able to continue taking, making it an iron supplement that will give results you or your healthcare provider are looking for.


What EBMfer is used for?

EBMfer is an iron supplement 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 iron supplement is Health Canada approved hence, assigned a Natural Product Number (NPN) 80042242.


What is EBMfer?

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


What are the advantages of EBMfer? Why should I choose EBMfer over other iron supplements?

The main advantages or the reasons you should choose EBMfer for are:

· EBMfer is approved for PREVENTION AND TREATMENT of iron deficiency anemia (IDA)

· EBMfer is iron supplement with vitamin C so so you do not have to take orange juice or vitamin C separately to aid iron absorption, making it an high absorption iron supplement

· EBMfer is generally gentle on stomach

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

· EBMfer is approved by Health Canada for use during pregnancy too

· Suitable for vegetarians and vegans

· EBMfer 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 making it suitable for people who are looking for plant-based or vegetarian or vegan iron supplements.


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 do not 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 making it a suitable prenatal iron supplement.


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. Taking EBMfer with food further reduces the incidence of stomach related side effects. Talk to your healthcare provider if side effects are bothersome and you cannot 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.


Is EBMfer covered by my insurance plan?

All oral iron supplements are non- prescription/ OTC 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 first 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 on 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 (EBMfer) with Polysaccharide Iron Complex. More elemental iron does not necessarily mean a better iron. EBMfer has iron with “built-in” vitamin C advantage and hence, iron absorption is enhanced without taking vitamin C or orange juice separately. 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 (EBMfer) with heme-iron. However, some apparent differences could be:

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

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 up to 3 times daily that may pose patient compliance challenge. When taken 3 times a day, heme-iron could be much 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 I cannot 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 that quality is not compromised. If you have any concern with any of our product, please call us at 1 855 200 6668 or email at info@ethicalremedies.com


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

The staining of the teeth from iron supplements is common and 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 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 inhibitors. 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?


· 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


· Iron containing supplements

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

Allergen report

Possible Allergens

Does the Product Potentialy contain any of the following




Tree nuts










Shellfish: Crustaceans, Mollusks and their Derivatives








Artificial Sweeteners


Artificial Coloring


Artificial Flavor


Added Starch


Added Sugar


Animal Derivatives


Diet Requirements Suitable For?





Ovo-Lacto Vegetarians (dairy. egg permitted)





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.

Patient information sheet

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.

a. Do not use except under the care of a physician.

b. Do not use for prolonged time unless instructed by physician.

c. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

d. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have peptic ulcer, regional enteritis and ulcerative colitis.

e. Discontinue use and consult a healthcare practitioner if you experience symptoms of iron toxicity such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, hematemesis (vomiting of blood), and diarrhea.


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.

DEALS/ Limited time specials/ offers:

1. Shipping free over $55 orders (before taxes and other discounts, if any) 
2. Buy 4 items (EBMfer capsules and liquid- same or assorted items) and the 5th item free + free shipping. Please increase the quantity of items to 5 in the shopping cart and automatically the 5th unit will be charged $0. 
If any issue or question related to free product, please place the order and send an email to info@ethicalremedies.com to rectify the problem.


Ethical Remedies is excited to offer customers who place orders through Ethical Remedies the option of Home Delivery.

Ethical Remedies offers free shipping on qualifying orders of $50 or more after discounts and coupons and before taxes to most locations in Canada (See “Remote Locations” Section Below). Canceling or returning items may affect your order's eligibility for free shipping.

Note: Shipping charges are subject to change without notice.

Processing Times

We do our best to have your order packaged and shipped from our distribution centre within one business day (on the very same day if we can!). However customers may experience a delay of 1-3 business days for any of the following reasons:

1.       The billing address submitted on the order does not match the customer's payment information

2.       The name submitted on the order does not match the customer's payment information.

3.       The shipping address on the order is invalid.

Estimated Time for Delivery

Once your order is shipped and en route to you, tracking information will be emailed to you from Canada Post. Estimated delivery times below are based on Canada Post Delivery Standards from the date that the order is done processing and leaves our distribution centre in the Greater Toronto Area (not the date that an order is placed). Delivery times listed here are measured in business days, excluding weekends and statutory holidays:

Canada Post Delivery Standards


Regular Parcel


Up to 2 Days


3 to 5 Days


4 to 9 Days


Note: Actual delivery time may vary from these estimates.      

Delayed, Missing, or Damaged Shipments

In the event where the delivery date of your order falls behind the expected delivery date put forth by the courier, please contact us at info@Ethical Remedies.com and we will recover any shipping charges paid on the order.

All Ethical Remedies home delivery orders include $100 in insurance coverage in the event your parcel arrives damaged or is determined to be lost by the shipping courier. Please contact us at info@Ethical Remedies.com and we will file a claim with the courier on your behalf to recover the value of the damaged or missing goods as well as any shipping charges paid on the order.

Winter Shipping Policy

Cold Canadian winters and liquids can be a bad mix. Liquids can freeze and containers can burst.

We place “Keep From Freezing” labels on parcels containing items with a freezing risk. Unfortunately this does not guarantee your order will not be exposed to subzero temperatures at some point en route to its destination. Canada Post does not assume responsibility for associated damages, and nor can we. During the winter months from November to March, ordering products with a freezing risk is not recommended unless you are willing to accept responsibility for temperature related damages.

Re-Shipment Policy

In the event your order is returned to us without any delivery attempts being made, you may be eligible to have the parcel re-shipped free of charge so long as the address entered originally is determined to be a valid and complete address. If it is determined that the address had been entered incorrectly when placing the order, such as a missing apartment number or an incorrect street address, re-shipped orders are subject to additional shipping charges. In the event customers would like to return orders due to an invalid shipping address on the original order, orders must still meet the criteria outlined in our returns policy as well as a $5 restocking fee.

Remote Locations

Remote locations are all locations that Canada Post refers to as Air Stage Locations where all mail must be airlifted for more than six months of every year as a viable surface transportation alternative is not available.

Ethical Remedies does not currently offer free shipping or free return shipping from remote locations.


Ethical Remedies offers refund on returns. If you are not completely satisfied with a purchase made on Ethical Remedies, most unopened items can be returned up to 30 days after the date of purchase. All returned products must be accompanied by an original sales receipt and in saleable condition. Please include all original packing material with each product. Once the items have been received and deemed eligible for return.  We will refund the price and tax paid on those items after deducting the shipping cost. Returns requested as a result of an invalid or incomplete shipping address are only eligible for a full refund less a $5 restocking fee plus shipping cost.

We cannot generally accept the return of products that are opened and/or are returned more than 30 days after the date of purchase.
Note: Ethical Remedies does not currently offer free return shipping to remote locations.

Non-Returnable Items

The following products are generally not returnable or refundable:

·         Items that are opened, damaged, or otherwise not in saleable condition;

·         Items sold at a discounted price via a promotion, clearance, or coupon code;

·         Items returned more than 30 days after the date of purchase;


Returns Process

1.      Within 30 days of purchase email info@ethicalremedies.com with subject line "ETHICAL REMEDIES RETURN" outlining the items that you would like to return and the reason for the return.

2.      Pack the items to be returned in a box (preferably the box it came in). Write “ETHICAL REMEDIES RETURN” visibly in permanent ink on the box;

3.      Once the return is received at the Ethical Remedies warehouse it will be examined by our staff to determine whether the returned items are in saleable condition or otherwise returnable;

4.      After the return has been examined by our staff, the customer will be sent an email authorizing or rejecting the return;

5.      If the return is accepted, Ethical Remedies will issue the customer a refund within a couple of weeks in the same tender as the original purchase (i.e. if you used a credit card a refund will be issued to the card).

USA delivery orders

Please take into account the time taken by Canada Post and USPS (United States Parcel Service) for delivery and the customs clearance, if required. You may have to pay additional charges for the customs clearance and/or customs duty. Ethical Remedies can not take the responsibility of the payments for customs clearance and customs duty.  

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