No, Feosol® Natural Release iron supplements are not time-released caplets.
Supplements and vitamins that claim to have a slow-release mechanism usually rely on a chemical coating to slow down the absorption in your stomach and digestive track. For example, many probiotic supplements have an enteric coating to protect them from dissolving in your stomach acid.
On the other hand, Feosol® Natural Release with carbonyl iron requires no special coating or additives to achieve a gradual and gentle absorption of iron. That’s because the type of iron itself – carbonyl – is naturally regulated by your body, which must produce gastric acid to facilitate absorption.
Because of this prolonged, gradual absorption, many people find that it is a well-tolerated iron alternative with milder GI side effects when compared to other non-heme forms of iron.