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Iron is called the anti-anemia mineral. Calcium and copper needed for effective iron absorption, and combines with protein forms hemoglobin, improves, protein metabolism, needed to bring oxygen to the lungs and to all the body's muscular cells, improves circulation, intensifies mental vitality, liver, kidney and heart function, digestion and elimination. Iron and oxygen promote youthfulness.
Iron is necessary for the body to absorb and us B Vitamins. Vitamin C and copper, colbalt and manganese must be present for the body to use iron.
Iron is sometimes caned the second-most important mineral in the body (calcium is first). That doesn't mean it's the second most prevalent, only the second most important, we need only a sixth of an ounce in the whole body. We lose just a tiny bit of iron each day which shouldn't be hard to replace if we eat a healthy diet.
Iron deficiency is a common problem in America. "Tired blood" is a common term for anemia, which is often caused by a shortage of iron. This in turn cuts the body's production of red blood cells. These cells are used to pick up oxygen in the lungs and transport it to every cell, where it is then used for burning glucose in order to obtain energy. So if you feel tired, it's time to look at your gums-if they're rosy-red, perhaps your iron is sufficient. But if they're light pink or white, you may be low in red blood cells.
Symptoms of an iron shortage include falling hair, chronic fatigue, heart problems, dark circles under the eyes, slow healing, depression and an inability to concentrate or remember things. You also might notice a difficulty in breathing at higher altitudes. Many of the symptoms of old age are also connected with low iron levels.
Therapeutic Uses: Dizziness, depression, headaches, anemia, heartburn, breathing difficulty, heart palpitations, alcoholism, constipation, colitis, menstruation, colds, sore throat, wound healing, diabetes, peptic ulcer, nephritis.
How it Works: Iron is a mineral used by the body in the production of red blood cells. It helps the blood transport oxygen from the lungs throughout the body. Without sufficient iron, the tissues, muscles and other systems do not receive adequate oxygen and thus they cannot perform properly. This product provides iron (ferrous gluconate) that is gentle on the bowel and contains vitamin C to promote iron absorption by the body.
Ingredients: 25 mg iron (139% of Daily Value), 50 mg vitamin C (83% DV), calcium, phosphorus, rose hips extract, yellow dock root, thyme leaves, mullein leaves and chickweed aerial parts.
Recommendation: Take 1 tablet daily with a meal.
Iron, Chelated (180 tablets)