Interesting facts "Food" Interesting facts about hematogen
- The name of the product, translated from Greek as “giving birth to blood, ” speaks for itself. Hematogen is prepared from dry defibrinated cattle blood (the blood is processed to exclude infections) with the addition of condensed milk, honey, ascorbic acid and other substances that improve its taste. Externally, hematogen tiles resemble small chocolates with a peculiar taste.
- Hematogen helps to restore metabolic processes, stimulates hematopoiesis. In addition, hematogen is a source of essential amino acids, carbohydrates, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. The most valuable thing is that all these substances are in the hematogen in a state close to the composition of our blood.
- The first drug released under the name "hematogen" was Hommel's hematogen, released in Switzerland in 1890, which was a mixture of bovine blood. This drug has also been actively sold in Russia since the beginning of the 20th century.
Hematogen has been specially formulated to make iron intake enjoyable, which is especially important for children, as the taste of food matters much more to them than to adults.
- During the Great Patriotic War, hematogen was not only widely used in hospitals to normalize the blood composition of the wounded, but also served as a valuable nutritional supplement to the diet of active troops.
- Interestingly, by 1920, hematogen and its analogs had disappeared everywhere except in the Soviet Union. Even now, it is popular with us and you can buy it at any pharmacy in the post-Soviet space.
- Often, hematogen packages warn against consuming more than 0.5-1 bars per day, depending on age. What happens if you overeat hematogen? It's okay, the maximum that will happen is stomach ache and constipation.