Our 9th nutrient mineral (in alphabetical
order). Chemical symbol, ‘Fe’.
Trace mineral (ie. Only a small amount is
required by our bodies). Essential for human
health. Present in our bodies as haemogoblin.
Iron-deficiency anemia is commonly associated
with severe shortage of this mineral in
Improves physical performance.
Prevents learning problems in children.
Treatment for anemia.
Protects against some infections.
Short of breath.
Meat (especially organ meats eg. Liver).
Poultry. Fish (especially shellfish). Cocoa
powder. Dried fruits. Cereals.
US RDA: 10-18 mg (adults)
EU RDA: 14 mg (adults)
Supplementation: 5-25 mg
Excess iron can cause abdominal pain, constipation