Iron is an extremely important mineral used to carry oxygen in the blood to different organs. This is very simple as iron has a very complex job. Iron makes the protein in red blood cells called hemoglobin.

Many people, particularly women can relate to what an iron deficiency feels like. Exhaustion, fatigue and a feeling of being unwell are very common when your body lacks iron. Luckily iron is widely available in a variety of meat and plant food sources.

Taking excess iron can be fatal, particularly in children. Although iron supplements are widely available, care must be taken so that children do not have access to them.

Food sources of Iron

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Supplemental sources of Iron

Warning: Iron can be fatal to children. Please keep out of reach of children.