Its estimated that as many as 62% of women over the age of 20 are not meeting the RDA for iron. Iron is a vital nutrients that plays an essential role in, forming healthy red blood cells, transporting oxygen, energy utilization, muscle function Iron loss in women is a result of, Habitually low intakes of iron-rich foods, Iron loss through menstruation, Loss of iron through perspiration. Fortified with 50 mg of Vitamin C to help enhance the absorption of iron. DIRECTIONS: For adults, take one (1) capsule daily, preferably with a meal. Iron and other minerals can affect the absorption of many medications. Do not take this product within 2 hours of taking medications.