Iron deficiency makes you fatigued and dizzy from low brain oxygen.
Symptom Quiz & Video
For detailed Iron help watch the video above and/or read below. Here is the link for additional help.
How to Correct An Iron Deficiency
You are More Likely
to be Low if You:
- drink three or more cups of black or green tea daily
- are taking antacids daily
- are taking aspirin daily
- are taking other anti-inflammatory drugs daily
- If you do not eat meat, fish or eggs there is a greater likelihood that you will be deficient.
Q u i z !
Which of These 13 Iron Warning Symptoms Do You Actually Have?
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Difficult to Absorb
Its molecules are some of the largest of the minerals, which makes them difficult to absorb.
The Effects of this Deficiency
- lack of stamina
- inability to concentrate (because your brain cells are not getting enough oxygen)
It's in Prunes too
See Your Doctor
This deficiency is best determined by a blood test and if your chart indicates the possibility of low levels you should discuss it with your doctor.
Poisoning Very Common
Iron poisoning is the second most common accidental poisoning in children. NOTE: Excess intake can be fatal.
If you have symptoms of this deficiency, do NOT go out and buy supplements. Ask your doctor for a blood test, if you haven't had one recently.
Foods Containing Iron
- egg yolks
- rice bran
- dark green leafy vegetables
- wheat bran
- wheat germ
- Liver is one of the best sources but I recommend only organic liver.
Too Much is Also Serious
Too much in the system is just as serious as too little. The symptoms of iron deficiency are vague and so closely resemble those of other conditions that only a blood test can confirm it.
Vitamin C Helps with Absorption
If your doctor does recommends a supplement, take a vitamin C supplement too, or eat foods containing vitamin C with your supplement -- for better absorption.
Only 10% of the Iron
in Food is Absorbed
One way to increase your absorption from food is to eat foods that are rich in vitamin C in the same meal.
Causes Low Red
Blood Cells & Fatigue
Iron is an important part of hemoglobin, the red coloring in your blood. Hemoglobin acts as an oxygen carrier. When it is low, hemoglobin production suffers and so do your red blood cells. The result is that less oxygen is carried from your lungs to your body's cells, and the cells work much less efficiently.
Only Doctor-Prescribed Supplements
Since many people do not tolerate this supplement well, they should be taken ONLY on the advice of a professional.