Why does my body need iron?



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    Iron is vital for good health both mentally and physically. Iron helps carry oxygen through our bodies, ensures a healthy immune system, and is essential in the chemical reaction that creates energy.

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    Iron is an essential component of healthy hemoglobin, which is the protein in your red blood cells that takes up oxygen in your lungs and transfers it to your cells.  Without sufficient iron, heme biosynthesis would be impaired and you may experience reduction in endurance.

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    Iron is an essential mineral and an important component of proteins involved in oxygen transport and metabolism. It is an essential factor in the synthesis of neurotransmitters such as dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin. 15% of the body’s iron is stored for future needs and mobilized when dietary intake is inadequate. Iron deficiency is the largest international nutritional disorder according to the World Health Organization, so iron is definitely vital for people in order to survive. 

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    Iron is an essential mineral for our body, vital for many important processes. First, it helps transport oxygen through our blood stream and helps deliver it throughout our body. Iron also helps with the regulation of our metabolism, and is necessary to synthesize important substances such as DNA and white blood cells. Not having enough oxygen in your system can greatly affect your health and can damage the functioning of your body.

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