- Helps overcome the effects of iron deficiency, such as lethargy, tiredness, and dizziness.
- Helps with all cellular functions, such as carrying oxygen to the tissues from the lungs
Facts and Functions
Iron is one of the most abundant metals in the universe. It is also one of the most useful in biochemical functions. In the human body, iron is present in all cells and has several vital functions as a carrier of oxygen to the tissues from the lungs in the form of hemoglobin (Hb), as a facilitator of oxygen use and storage in the muscles as myoglobin, as a transport medium for electrons within the cells in the form of cytochromes, and as an integral part of enzyme reactions in various tissues. Too little iron can interfere with these vital functions and lead to morbidity and mortality.
Low iron levels in the blood are the most common and most prevalent mineral deficiency. Iron deficiency canbe a very difficult diagnosis, since the symptoms such as lethargy, tiredness and dizziness, are non-specific can be found in a variety of ailments. However, people who are most at risk include menstruating and pregnant women and athletes. Vegetarians are also at risk because they may have difficulty getting adequate iron supplies from their food sources alone.
This product is specifically designed to provide 30 mg of carbonyl iron per serving. It is easily absorbed and has a low toxicity.