Iron is one of the most important minerals; in general the healthy human body contains 2.5 to 5 gr. iron.  Some 75% is retained in our red blood cells (haemoglobin) and in myoglobin, the oxygen depot in our muscles.  A daily intake of 10 to 30 mg of iron is recommended.  Iron functions mainly in the red blood cells, where it is responsible for the transport of oxygen through the whole organism.

The iron level of the body in many people is often at a minimum.  Most of the deficiency symptoms are only discovered by the time all reserves are exhausted.  In many cases, iron deficiency arises through an unbalanced diet, during menstruation or pregnancy, or as a result of disturbed iron absorption, especially in elderly people with a low level of gastric juices.

Anaemia caused by iron deficiency leads to a whole series of complains, such as:

Supplementing your food intake with iron helps to balance iron levels in your body. 






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