YOU MAY NEED MORE IRON!
We are not trying to talk about civil constructions, but about the construction of our immune system, that is clear. 😊
Worldwide, no less than one in three people suffer from a lack of iron in the body. And not treating this deficiency leads to anemia and other consequences that can be serious.
From fatigue, irritability and dizziness to dry skin and brittle nails, the recommendation is to see a doctor if you notice these symptoms.
Half of all cases of anemia are due to iron deficiency. Why? Because it is the most frequent state of malnutrition in any region of the globe.
Iron is a vital component of many body functions, mainly the synthesis of hemoglobin and the transport of oxygen in the body. We know, it sounds a little difficult to understand, but it’s not.
A normal diet contains 6 mg/1000 calories. On average, a normal daily diet contains 10-20 mg of iron. Only 5-10% of dietary iron – approximately 1 mg – is absorbed in the intestine and used by the body to counterbalance daily losses. However, the amount of absorbed iron can increase to values 5 times higher than normal, in situations where iron stores are exhausted.
Who are the risk groups?
We are talking about teenagers, women of childbearing age, pregnant women, menopausal ladies, people with certain chronic diseases and people who are vegetarians. A whole diversity of people, then, as we well observe.
Therefore, to prevent iron deficiency, the World Health Organization recommends that all women of childbearing age take 30-60 mg of iron per day. And in general, the therapeutic intervention aims at prophylaxis as much as curative treatment.