The subject of the present invention is a ferric complex of succinylated casein
(hereinafter referred to as "ferro-succinylcasein") obtained from food-grade casein
used for food purposes.
Moreover described herein is a process for the preparation of ferro-succinylcasein
in high yields and without the formation of insoluble residue, starting from food-grade
In addition, the present invention regards pharmaceutical compositions comprising
a therapeutically efficacious quantity of ferro-succinylcasein, in association with
appropriate excipients, diluents and preservatives for pharmaceutical use.
The ferric complex according to the present invention is advantageously used in
treatment of pathological conditions linked to iron deficiency. The said complex is,
in fact, characterized by the absence of side effects and by a high tolerability.