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- Produces energy in the body
- Strengthens the immune system
- Helps to break down fatty acids
- Transports and stores blood in the muscles
IN THE BODY
When in the body, Iron is absorbed by Vitamin C.
Iron ingested from eating vegetables is not as ample as when it
is done so with meats.
If you are lacking Iron in your body, you will probably experience
a loss in strength,
motivation and a depleted, weak immune system. This could also
result in anemia.
Natural forms of Iron can be found in whole grains, dark
veggies (leafy) and meat.
- Women 15 mg
- Men 10 mg
- Post menopause 10 mg
- During pregnancy 30 mg
The depletion of the lining in the gut as well as liver damage
is results of excessive Iron intake.
It may increase the chances of getting heart disease or
Iron has to fight with Copper, Calcium, Magnesium and Zinc
for absorption in the body.
If you are taking a Vitamin E supplement, you should not be
taking an Iron supplement.
If you are lacking essential minerals, otherwise knows as
"deficiency", you should be taking Iron supplements.
If you have arthritis, hepatitis, ulcers, IBD or hemochromatosis,
you should not be taking Iron
supplements. Also, if you have an acute infection or are about
to undergo a blood transfusion,
avoid all Iron supplements.
Go to Vitamins & Minerals Index Page