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Iron (supplements)

Iron is a mineral and what of the most common metals found on Earth. It is a vital part of most life and the enzymes and proteins necessary for humans to maintain their health. Iron as a dietary supplement has a wide range of health benefits and is therefore often used as a home remedy, herbal dietary supplement, homeopathic holistic medicine, naturopathic medicine, natural remedy, and alternative medicine. Iron is found in the hemoglobin of red blood cells and can also be found in the myoglobin of muscle cells. Iron is a vital component of proteins in the body for the transportation of carbon dioxide and oxygen.

Red meat, beans, poultry, beans, vegetables, peas, and certain breakfast cereals are high in dietary iron. Ferric orthophosphate and Iron glycerophosphate are other names for the mineral fiber.  Heme and nonheme are the two forms of iron that can be found in the human diet. Heme is often found in meat and animal products such as fish and red meat. Iron found in plants such as beans and vegetables are nonheme irons.

 

Health Benefits of Iron (supplements)

 

People are known to take iron supplements most commonly as a home remedy or naturopathic medicine for iron deficiency and related health problems such as anemia. Iron is also taken as a vitamin dietary supplement to boost athletic performance and endurance. It is said to be a kind of alternative or natural medicine for fatigue, depression, Crohn’s disease, and infertility. People who suffer from cancker sores or ADHD have also been said to have some positive health benefits when taking iron supplements.

Iron supplements have also been taken by women as a home remedy or homeopathic medicine during menstrual periods (when dietary fiber is lost).

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