Iron

minerals

All about Iron

  • it is considered an essential mineral because it is needed to make part of blood cells
  • iron is found in every cell in your body
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Major Sources

  • Eggs
  • Dried Beans
  • Liver
  • Oysters
  • Tuna
  • Salmon
  • Dark red meat
  • Whole grains
  • Poultry

How does iron function??

Iron makes up part of various proteins needed and found in the body. Our bodies need iron in order to make hemoglobin and myoglobin (which are oxygen-carrying proteins).

Too much iron??

When the body supplies too much iron, Hemochrosis, an iron disorder may occur. This disorder can lead to damage to major organs, joints, and can possibly prove to be fatal. Other things that may be affected in a person due to Hemochrosis is:


  • infertility
  • diabetes
  • depression
  • gall bladder disease

Too little iron???

When the human body has too little iron, it is suffering from iron deficiency. Iron deficiency can lead to anemia, and it overall happens in the body when ones body has an increased need for iron, or it has a decreased rate of absorbing iron. Iron deficiency can cause someone to experience:


  • Fatigue
  • Poor immune system
  • decreased activity in the workplace or school

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Iron makes proteins needed for our bodies.

Regulated levels of iron create a healthy balance and body.

Oysters, salmon, and red meats are examples of good sources of iron.

Not having enough iron, or having too much can result in issues in the body.