Why Is Iron So Important?
Iron is a mineral that is naturally present in many foods and available as a dietary supplement. It is an essential component of hemoglobin, a protein that transfers oxygen to various parts of the body.
It also supports:
- normal cellular functioning
- synthesis of some hormones and connective tissue
The amount of iron that your body needs will depend on several factors including age, gender, body type and genetics. Consult your medical professional on what is best for you.
Vitamin C helps the body absorb iron, which is why we recommend eating foods high in vitamin C. Foods such as tomatoes, oranges and other citrus fruits, and bell peppers have high levels of vitamin C.
Download the guide on which foods contain the most iron and which ones assist in the absorption.
Disclaimer: This information should not take the place of medical advice. We encourage you to talk to your healthcare provider about any questions regarding your health or iron levels. Food alone might not be enough to increase your iron, supplements might be required.