List and Names of Popular Blood Tonics in Nigeria + Cost, blood tonics for weight gain in Nigeria.

What is a blood tonic?

A blood tonic is a supplementin liquid form that is usually consumed in order to produce more and new blood cells within the body. Blood tonics are taken mainly for the purpose of treating or preventing iron deficiency anaemia or any other forms of nutritional anemia.

Active Ingredients in Blood Tonics.

The exact recipe for such tonics may vary widely, but frequently contain iron, plus a variety of vitamins like folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin), nicotinamide, Thiamine, Riboflavine, Pyridoxine and (B Vitamins). Blood tonics are also prescribe by doctors to promote general well being and for weight gain. In Nigeria, almost all blood tonics I know are over-the-counter medications.

List and Names of Popular Blood Tonics in Nigeria + Cost

1. Chemiron Blood Tonic

Believed to be Nigeria’s number one blood nourishing formula. Chemiron Blood Tonic contains Ferrous Gluconate, Vitamin B12, folic acid, Vitamin B1 and Vitamin B6 as active ingredients. The Blood Tonic is used during pregnancy, to treat anemia, to treat thiamine deficiency, prevent neurological disorders, heart problem, neurological disturbances, mental problems, convulsions, pregnancy complications, homocystinuria and other conditions such as preventing neural tube defects in unborn babies.

Chemiron Blood Tonic is also taken to stimulate appetite for weight gain. Blood tonics are also given to persons recovering from surgery or a major ailment.

The cost of Chemiron Blood Tonic in Nigeria is around #1,000 Naira per bottle.

2. Bunto Blood Tonic

Bunto Blood Tonic contains Ferric Ammonium Citrate, Folic Acid, Nicotinamide, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2 and Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) as active ingredients.

Bunto Blood Tonic is used for eyesight problems, treatment of megaloblastic anemias due to a deficiency of folic acid and Vitamin B12, diarrhea, increased requirement of folate in the body during pregnancy, high cholesterol, iron deficiency anemia, treatment of anemias of nutritional origin, pregnancy, infancy, or childhood, vitamin b12 deficiency, Pernicious anemia, Thiamine deficiency and other conditions.

COST: A bottle of Bunto blood tonic syrup cost about #2,500 Naira.

3. Astyfer

Astyfer is gentle iron supplement with amino acids and vitamin B complex, formulated to deliver an ideal amount of iron to the body while remaining gentle on the stomach.

It provides an ideal source of iron and other nutrients for the normal production of red blood cells, to help maintain energy levels, health and vitality. Astyfer stimulates appetite and helps in weight gain. ASTYFER helps treat anemia in pregnancy and even in children.

List and Names of Popular Blood Tonics in Nigeria + Cost
Astyfer blood tonic is popularly used in Nigeria for the treatment of anemia and for weight gain

COST: A bottle containing 200ml of Astyfer blood tonic costs about #2,000 Naira in Nigeria.


The ingredients in astymin blood tonic includes essential vitamins such as A, C, & E and folic acid which play a number of key roles in the body and help maintain all round health and vitality especially as regards preventing nutritional anemia. Plus B-complex vitamins may help to maintain healthy growth, immune system defense and energy release. Astymin blood tonic is good for both children and pregnant women. It is also taken for weight gain as astymin is rich in amino acids and helps stimulate appetite for food.

PRICE OF ASTYFER IN NIGERIA: Astyfer is sold for #1,500 Naira per bottle.

5. Vitabiotics

A tonic containing organic iron and Vitamin B12, which is essential for the formation of haemoglobin, and folic acid, another B vitamin, which aids the absorption of iron.

6. Liquid Iron Blood Tonic

Liquid iron is Nigerian blood tonic which is indicated in the treatment or prophylaxis of iron deficiency and megaloblastic anaemia due to the deficiencies of iron and Vitamin B12 and/or folate respectively. It sells for #1,000 in Nigeria.

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Other brands of good blood tonics in Nigeria + Prices

7. Orofer Syrup 400ml – #800

8. Ferbelan Blood Tonic – #500

9. Thiocal blood tonic – #600

10. Mim Blood tonic 100ml – #500

11. Vitaglobin blood tonic – #1600

12. HS 12 BLOOD TONIC – Rich in vitamin B12 and used to treat megaloblastic anemia. Price of HS 12 blood tonic in Nigeria is about #900 in medicine stores.

13. Tothema



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