IronIron, one of the most abundant metals on Earth, and an integral part of many proteins and enzymes that maintain good health. About 90% of the iron in our body is conserved and reused every day; the rest is excreted. Almost two-thirds of iron in the body is found in hemoglobin. Extra iron is stored in the liver, bone marrow, spleen, and muscles. It functions primarily as a carrier of oxygen in the body, both as a part of hemoglobin in the blood and of myoglobin in the muscles.

Main role of Iron in our body:

Iron deficiency:

Good dietary sources of iron:

Recommended Daily Intake: RDA

Do not give iron supplements to infants or children under 18 unless under the supervision of a doctor.


As per UMM


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