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Ironcyclen: Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose Ironcyclen?

Inadequate intakes of blood building minerals, iron, copper and cobalt, can result in anemia, fatigue, reduced stamina and poor performance. Ironcyclen® liquid contains iron together with blood building co-factors, copper and cobalt, which are essential for red blood cell and hemoglobin production. 

Can Ironcyclen be used as a pre or post race boost?

Studies in human sprinting athletes suggest that oral supplements of iron given about 15-24 hours prior to a race may help to ensure maximum oxygen use by loading iron-containing muscle enzymes in the pre-race period. Iron is utilised in the aerobic muscle energy pathways to aid utilisation of oxygen in metabolism. This may be of benefit in longer distance greyhounds where aerobic energy production provides up to 50% of the energy supply during a race. Obviously, any benefit to oxygen use in muscles in a sprint greyhound may help ensure maximum performance.

Add 6mL of Ironcyclen® liquid to the evening meal on each of the two nights leading up to a race. Also provide 2 Rebound® tablets (to provide B Complex and Vitamin C) to supplement other beneficial metabolic compounds for energy production and post-race recovery.

A Ironcyclen® and Neutradex® tonic can be used to aid recovery after a hard race. Add 6mL Ironcyclen® and 6mL Neutradex® over the tongue for two mornings after each hard race.

Do greyhounds fed chicken or fish based diets need Ironcyclen?

Chicken meats are low in iron, copper and Vitamin B12. A daily "foundation" supplement of Feramo® Greyhound will provide extra iron and minerals to help correct most of this low dietary intake. However, as a booster, give 6mL of Ironcyclen liquid every second day when the greyhound is racing at irregular intervals greater than 7-10 days.

Note: The pre-race dosage of Ironcyclen® and Rebound®, and post-race tonic of Ironcyclen® and Neutradex® will effectively take the place of this twice weekly iron boost if the greyhound is racing regularly once per week.