Hematogen - a preventive drug that stimulates the formation of red blood cells( erythrocytes).The proteins, fats, carbohydrates and vitamins that enter into it make a positive impact on the body during exhaustion, and also successfully fight diseases caused by iron deficiency.
- What is
- made of
- Types Uses
- Indications for use
- How to take
- For pregnancy and breastfeeding
- For children
- When losing weight
What is made of
The hematogen consists of the following components:
- Albumin black food4-5% per 100 grams of product) is an insoluble powder obtained from stabilized or defibrinated blood of cattle( most often bovine).Contains a large number of red blood cells( erythrocytes) and performs the function of hematopoiesis.
- Powdered hemoglobin( used by some manufacturers instead of albumin) - the process of obtaining the substance passes without prolonged heat treatment, which allows to keep the iron in a more accessible form.
- Milk whole, condensed with sugar( 30-33%) - is a source of calcium, providing growth of teeth, hair, bones.
- Starch syrup( 18-23%) - increases the emotional mood.
- Vanillin( 0.01-0.015%) for flavoring the product.
- Sugar( the remaining amount of interest) - is a source of energy for the body.
The most common form of hematogen release is the relief tiles or bars of brown color, divided into segments( 5 grams of the drug in each segment).Some manufacturers add ingredients to its composition, designed to improve the taste:
- Hazelnut( 5-10%) - eliminates the bitterness of the finished product.
- Dried fruits( raisins, dried apricots, prunes).
- Coconut shaving.
- Vitamin C( ascorbic acid).
The presence of these additives causes the name of the products:
- Hematogen honey.
- Hematogen S.
- Hematogen chocolate.
- Hematogen for children.
Another form of release is liquid hematogen - a drug produced in the form of syrups( Pantogematogen syrup).to table of contents ^
The use of
The action of the hematogen is aimed at improving metabolic processes and brings invaluable benefits to the body:
- Is a source of high-grade protein, which contains an optimally balanced amount of amino acids, the drug is rich in fats, carbohydrates, minerals in proportions close to the composition of human blood.
- Stimulates hemopoiesis - the process of formation, development and maturation of blood cells.
- Increases the amount of red blood cells in the blood of people suffering from iron deficiency anemia.
- Promotes better absorption of iron in the organs of the gastrointestinal tract.
- Increases the hemoglobin content in the blood, and ferritin - in the plasma.
- Improves the structure of red blood cells, increases their size.
- Contains vitamin A in large quantities, which has a beneficial effect on the condition of the skin, hair, nails, eyesight.
Hematogen is a medicine, not a treat, so do not consume it uncontrollably:
- Overdose of the drug may cause vomiting or diarrhea, as well as cause allergic reactions( hives).
- Black food albumin is composed of animal blood cells, therefore it is an allergen.
- Some manufacturers to improve the quality of animal meat give them hormones and antibiotics, these substances enter the blood, and there is a possibility of their residual presence in the hematogen.
- When preparing the drug for the stabilization of dried blood, polyphosphates are often used - substances that bind calcium and remove it from the body.
- Balm oil can be added to the bar, which is a source of saturated fats and increases the level of "bad" cholesterol.
- Because of the high content of easily assimilated carbohydrates can cause an increase in body weight.
- Increases the viscosity of blood, provoking the formation of blood clots.
Indications for use
The need for the appointment of a hematogen occurs in the following situations:
- With malnutrition, reduced appetite.
- During recovery from illness.
- For the treatment of iron deficiency anemia( a decrease in the blood level of hemoglobin).
- In chronic diseases of internal organs( especially the gastrointestinal tract), when concealed bleeding is possible.
- In case of visual impairment, skin, hair, nail problems caused by vitamin deficiency.
- During a period of increased mental and physical exertion.
- During puberty.
Hematogen is not recommended for the following diseases:
- Potential risk of bleeding( history of peptic ulcer disease, decreased blood clotting, ischemic circulatory disorders of the brain).
- Thrombophlebitis( inflammation of the vein wall and occlusion of its lumen by a thrombus).
- Severe liver disease.
- Diabetes mellitus.
- Anemia caused by non-iron deficiency.
- Performing repeated neurological or ophthalmic operations.
- Pregnancy. Epidural or spinal anesthesia.
- Disruption of iron utilization( accumulation of iron in the body).
- Allergy to drug components.
- Age under 2 years.
How to take
Hematogen is a medicinal product and should be used in accordance with certain rules:
- The daily dose should not exceed 15 grams for children 3-6 years, 25 grams for children under 12 years, 35 grams for weakened, postoperative patients, 50 grams - for athletes and employees of heavy physical labor, as well as pregnant women.
- Drink the drug preferably before meals or in between meals.
- Cereals( white bread, rice porridge, semolina), beans, nuts and some other products contain phytic acid, binding iron in the gastrointestinal tract and preventing its absorption. It is advisable not to use these foods shortly before taking the hematogen.
- Calcium contained in food( especially dairy products) also makes it difficult to digest iron in the body.
- The use of hematogen with certain medications can cause side effects, so you should inform your doctor about taking any medications, including vitamin and mineral complexes.
When pregnant and breastfeeding
Iron plays an important role in the process of placenta formation, fetal development, mother's well-being. During this period, a woman may develop iron deficiency anemia, which is associated with the following factors:
- In the second trimester, the body's blood volume increases significantly, which automatically leads to an increase in the need for iron.
- Blood loss occurs during labor.
- Leaching of the gland is observed during lactation.
The risk of allergic reactions, as well as the effect on the increase in blood viscosity, make the hematogen not the most useful drug for pregnant and lactating women.to table of contents ^
Reminiscent of the appearance and taste of chocolate or iris tiles, hematogen is often prescribed to children with a slight drop in hemoglobin in the blood. Give the drug to a child under 2 years of age is not recommended. Its purpose is possible in the following situations:
- Regular body overloads( both physical and emotional).Epidemics of infectious diseases.
- Deficiency in the diet of iron-containing products.
When losing weight
The properties of the hematogen to restore the balance of nutrients in the body allow you to consume it during a diet. However, one should not forget about the high nutritional value of the drug( 340 kilocalories per 100 grams of product) and the fact that it is not a full vitamin and mineral complex and, therefore, does not contain all the elements necessary for the body.