Ferrous Gluconate, CAS# 299-29-6, is a iron salt of gluconic acid manufactured through chemical synthesis, available as Gray-green or yellowish powder. Ferrous Gluconate is widely used as food additive. It is affirmed by US FDA as GRAS(generally recognized as safe) and widely accepted as safe food additive in many countries with E number E579.
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As Ferrous Gluconate is widely known as safe, there is no limit on dosage of intake. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of Ferrous Gluconate for long period.
Special groups refer to newborns, children, pregnant and any other applicable vulnerable groups.
Ferrous Gluconate may have some affect on pregnant or breast-feeding women. We recommend consumers to consult professionals before using Ferrous Gluconate in food of pregnant or breast-feeding women.
Generally recognized as safe(GRAS) is a FDA designation that a specific substance or ingredient is generally considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. Ferrous Gluconate is considered safe by FDA according to existing data and granted GRAS status.
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1. Bioavailability of stabilised ferrous gluconate with glycine in fresh cheese matrix: a novel iron compound for food fortification. [Biol Trace Elem Res. 2013 Mar]
Author: Pizarro F, Boccio J, Salgueiro M, Olivares M, Carmuega E, Weill R, Marque S, Frereux M, Noirt F.
2. Iron polymaltose versus ferrous gluconate in the prevention of iron deficiency anemia of infancy. [J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2010 Nov]
Author: Jaber L, Rigler S, Taya A, Tebi F, Baloum M, Yaniv I, Haj Yehia M, Tamary H.
3. Ferrous gluconate and ferrous sulfate added to a complementary food distributed by the Mexican nutrition program Oportunidades have a comparable efficacy to reduce iron deficiency in toddlers. [J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2008 Nov]
Author: Shamah-Levy T, Villalpando S, Rivera-Dommarco JA, Mundo-Rosas V, Cuevas-Nasu L, Jiménez-Aguilar A.
4. Fortifying milk with ferrous gluconate and zinc oxide in a public nutrition program reduced the prevalence of anemia in toddlers. [J Nutr. 2006 Oct]
Author: Villalpando S, Shamah T, Rivera JA, Lara Y, Monterrubio E.