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March 8, 2022

Iron deficiency: Why is it the most common nutritional deficiency & why is it vital to human health?

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Iron is an essential mineral our bodies need for growth and development. It is the fuel our body uses to make hemoglobin, a red blood cell protein responsible for carrying oxygen from the lungs to all parts of the body, and myoglobin, a protein that provides oxygen to muscles. Additionally, it is crucial in order to make hormones and connective tissue. 

The majority of people absorb the iron they need without a supplement. However, specific groups of people are more prone to an iron deficiency, especially those who don’t get enough in their diet, like vegans and vegetarians. Teen girls and women with heavy periods, pregnant women and teens, infants (especially if they are premature or low-birthweight), frequent blood donors, and people with cancer, gastrointestinal disorders, or heart failure—are also more likely to be deficient.

Iron deficiency is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies in the world, affecting around two billion people.

Without adequate iron, a person may develop iron-deficiency anemia. While short-term iron deficiency can go unnoticed—due to the fact that the body will use up iron already stored—symptoms like fatigue, brittle nails, and lightheadedness can arise once iron is depleted from the body.

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What Is Iron Used For?

Treats Anemia

Iron is helpful for treating anemia, one of the most common nutritional deficiencies in the world. Anemia results when hemoglobin is below normal ranges. Symptoms of anemia include fatigue, dizziness, shortness of breath, fast heart rate, and an overall feeling of sickness and weakness. 

Boosts Hemoglobin 

The chief function of iron is to form hemoglobin, a red blood cell protein whose main purpose is to transport oxygen in the blood. Additional hemoglobin is important, because humans lose blood in many ways, especially from injuries. Women lose blood every month during their menstrual cycles, which is one of the reasons women may be more likely to suffer from anemia.

Reduces Fatigue 

Iron may help manage unexplained fatigue, which can affect both men and women. Even in someone who isn’t anemic, low iron can still reduce energy levels. This is especially common in women during their reproductive years.

Fatigue from iron deficiency involves more than just a normal level of sleepiness. It causes tiredness that interferes with a person’s daily routine, and activities may feel exhausting and less enjoyable.

People with low iron experience fatigue lasting several weeks or longer. Iron-rich foods and supplements can help raise iron levels and eliminate feelings of tiredness and exhaustion. Cooking on cast iron can also add to increased dietary intake.

Improves Muscle Endurance

Muscle metabolism and low iron are linked. Adequate levels of iron help provide the necessary oxygen for muscle contraction and endurance. (Muscle weakness is one of the most common signs of anemia.)

Low iron also makes muscles fatigue easier. A lack of iron will leave muscle tissues inflamed, causing pain. Iron-rich hemoglobin helps to reduce pain, because it repairs affected tissues.

Boosts Immunity 

Iron plays an important role in strengthening the immune system. It promotes hemoglobin, which provides oxygen to damaged cells, tissues, and organs and is necessary for the body’s ability to fight diseases and infections. Therefore, low iron status can impair immune function and the healing process.

Improves Concentration             

Research shows that cognitive levels drop with iron deficiency. When iron levels in the blood drop, concentration and attentiveness are affected almost immediately. Getting iron levels restored to a normal range can improve concentration and boost cognitive performance.

Reduces Bruising

People who bruise easily may be suffering from low iron or an actual iron deficiency. This is because hemoglobin affects the production and function of platelets, which control blood-clotting. Frequent bruising is an indication that internal clotting isn’t working as it should. If low iron is the cause of easy and frequent bruising, then iron supplementation can help.

Restores Sleep 

Research published in 2015 shows a connection between low iron stores and sleep issues, including restless sleep, sleep apnea, and insomnia.8 Research from 2007 found restless sleep in autistic children can be improved with iron therapy.

Iron is an essential mineral in the human body. Regulating iron levels is important for reducing fatigue, treating anemia, and boosting immunity, among many other health benefits.

Natural Red Iron – a liquid Iron supplement

Your daily dose of easily absorbed essential Iron, give your body the best chance of great health

This natural and pure high-strength Red Iron can help to restore your body’s iron levels back to normal levels in just 1 week and is ideal for reducing or eliminating Anaemia.

Natural Red Iron is a unique and special iron supplement that has been subtracted from natural plant deposits. There are no known side effects as are experienced with many other forms of iron supplements, the most uncomfortable one being constipation. You can look forward to taking Natural Red Iron with the assurance of energy being gained by your body.

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