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Supplement information: IRON
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General description Essential element required for normal formation of blodd cells.
Found - liver and organ meats
- shellfish
- dried beans, whole grains
- fruit
- nuts
- leafy grain vegetables
Anti-aging role - essential for the formation of hemoglobin
- stimulate immune system
- improve muscular and athletic performance
- prevent fatigue
Deficiency symptoms - anemia
Therapeutic doses RDA for men 10 mg
RDA for womwn 18 mg
Maximum safe level 15 mg long term usage
80 mg short term usage
Side effects - abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting
- elevated iron or ferritin blood level is thought to increse free radical damage and also been linked to an incresed risk of cancer, diabetes, heart attack, SLE, Huntington disease.
-high doses worsen symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
Other remarks - insoluble in water
- do not use inorganic iron (sulfate), because as a supplement it destroys vitamin E. Use organic iron (fumarat, citrate, gluconate)