Why Managing Your Iron Level Is Crucial to Your Health


By Dr. Mercola Iron is essential for human life, as it:1 Forms hemoglobin (the protein in red blood cells), as iron binds to oxygen and provides it to tissues for their metabolic needs Is a key component of various proteins, as well as enzymes that catalyze cellular oxidation reactions Helps regulate cell growth and differentiation Helps maintain your brain function, metabolism and endocrine function Is involved in energy production and immune function Having either too much or too little iron can have serious health consequences and, while iron-deficiency anemia is commonly checked for, many doctors are still seriously misinformed about the dangers of iron overload, which is actually a far more common problem. In fact, most men and postmenopausal women are at risk for iron overload due to inefficient iron excretion, since they do not bleed on a regular basis and blood loss is the primary way to lower excess iron, as the body has no active excretion mechanisms. There’s also an inherit
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