File This Under Mineral I, For Reference From RLEI

I-i-i-i-i-i for iron minerals are your blood friends! 

Iron plays a key role in the making of red blood cells, which carry oxygen.

The food sources of your Iron include: meat, fish, and poultry, vegetables, like spinach, kale, and broccoli, dried fruits and nuts, and beans, lentils, and peas.

The superstar Iron: Iron supplements are commonly recommended for infants and toddlers, teenage girls, and women who are pregnant or of childbearing age to help prevent anemia. 

The elusive Iron: take iron supplements with a full glass of water or food. Strict vegetarians may need to take in higher levels of iron.

Deficiency can result in: anemia, which can cause fatigue and other symptoms.

Interesting facts: Iron supplements have also been studied for treatment of ADHD. While early data suggested a benefit, more study is needed before iron can be recommended for ADHD.

We recommend: Shaklee’s “Iron Plus C Complex” which contains high-potency iron and vitamin C for better absorption.

Remember: men and women who have been through menopause should NOT take extra iron supplements!

Brought to you by RLEI for National Nutrition Month

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