Hematogen works to correct metabolic processes and possesses valuable protein, fats, carbohydrates and minerals in proportions analogous to the composition of human blood. In addition Hematogen contains all the amino acids in a proportion optimal for the human body and promotes healing. This product stimulates the production of blood cells, contributes to the absorption of iron in the intestines, increases hemoglobin content in the blood, improves the morphologic characteristics of the red blood cells and raises the content of the iron storage protein "ferritin" in blood plasma. Use in cases of iron deficiency, anemia, traumatic injury of soft tissues and bones, hemorrhage, slowly healing wounds (post-operational, post-infections and other sicknesses). Recommended dosage: Internal use 1 to 2 plates 2 to 3 times daily. Do not use in cases of non-iron deficient anemia. Side effects include nausea and diarrhea.