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Iron

Slide1“Tired blood”… what is tired blood? It is blood which does not transport sufficient oxygen to the cells to keep physical functions process at optimal efficiency – iron intake does correct this deficiency.

Iron is the main component of hemoglobin, which is the part of the red blood cell that carries oxygen from the lungs to the cells and carbon dioxide from cells to the lungs. This mineral (iron) is also an essential component of myoglobin, which is a receptor and storage point for some of the oxygen in the muscles. Iron is also essential for the energy production system in our bodies.

Iron losses occur in sweat, hair, lost skin, bleeding and excretion. An average adult man loses about 1 mg. of iron a day; however a woman can lose from 1 to 2 mg. daily. Since iron is mainly stored in blood, during menstruation, injuries and bleeding, meaningful greater amounts are lost.

Iron and Anemia

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