GlobiFer Forte® is the only iron supplement (food supplement) in the UK & Ireland to offer both haem iron (protein-based iron) and non-haem iron (plant-based iron). Unlike other iron supplements, GlobiFer Forte® provides two types of iron in one tablet for maximum absorption with virtually no gastric side effects.



Globifer Forte® is a dual acting iron supplement which contains:

  • Haem iron for minimal gastro-intestinal side effects and highly bioavailable iron (animal source)
  • Non-haem iron

Globifer Forte® is very suitable for people who have difficulty tolerating oral iron tablets due to GI side effects and constipation. The ratio of haem iron to non-haem iron, in Globifer Forte®, is 1:8 which is comparable to dietary intake. Each tablet contains 520mg of  haemoglobin powder and 80mg of ferrous sulphate which collectively amounts to 18mg of iron. Globifer Forte® is manufactured to meet the  Food Standards Agency (FSA) requirements, and the more rigorous standards that apply to the manufacture of pharmaceuticals.

Production of a proprietary haem & non-haem iron product is inevitably much more costly than a traditional iron salt.

Iron deficiency

Iron deficiency is a common mineral deficiency which can progress to iron deficiency anaemia if left untreated. The majority of iron within the body is to be found in red blood cells,  so a reduced oxygen carrying capacity can result  in symptoms such as fatigue and shortage of breath.

Common causes of iron deficiency are:

  • Low dietary intake of iron
  • On-going blood loss e.g. menstrual blood loss
  • Impaired iron absorption e.g. inflammatory bowel disease
  • Increased iron demand e.g. pregnancy
  • The UK Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of iron is 14mg which can be met by a single tablet of Globifer Forte®.

Directions for use:

Tablet contains:    Iron 18 mg (129 % RDA)
Dose:    one tablet a day or as directed by healthcare professional
Box contents:    40 tablets

Food supplements should not be used as an alternative to a balanced diet

Warning: not suitable for children under 12 years: in case of overdose (6 or more tablets) seek medical attention.
Always read the product directions before use. Do not exceed the recommended intake. As with other food supplements seek professional advice before using if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or suffer from food allergies, and consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have an underlying medical condition e.g. diabetes, epilepsy, hyperthyroidism. Food supplements are not intended to treat or prevent any disease and should not replace a balanced and varied diet or healthy lifestyle.

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“GlobiFer Forte® contains haem iron, which offers greater iron absorption without the unwanted side effects of traditional iron supplements.”
Dr T Iqbal . Consultant Gastroenrologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

“ I would recommend GlobiFer Forte® as a more natural way than high dose ferrous iron tablets to get the iron that you need.”
Dr Ivor Cavill, Department of Haematology, University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff.