The following is a blend is an excellent source of iron, because it is also rich in vitamin C.
Of all the minerals required by the human body, iron is the most suggestive of strength. Indeed, without sufficient iron the body becomes frail, tired, and cold. Iron deficiency weakens the immune system, leaving the body vulnerable to disease and infection.
Iron plays an important role in many bodily processes. But our bodies use most of it to make the blood protein hemoglobin, which distributes oxygen from our lungs to our cells.
Daily iron requirements vary from person to person—from 8 milligrams to 30 milligrams a day. In general, women need more (they lose iron with menstruation), and children need more to support their growth. Pregnant women require the most, grown men the least.
Severe iron deficiency leads to anemia—a lack of hemoglobin characterized by weakness, fatigue, and a rapid heartbeat. Yet, anemia may also be due to a lack of vitamin B12, lead poisoning, or a low functioning thyroid. In these cases, if iron levels are adequate, taking more won’t help.
Too much iron can also cause problems. According to the Iron Disorders Institute, iron overload can increase the risk for liver cancer, heart attack, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s disease. Symptoms of excess iron include hair loss, chronic fatigue, joint pain, and endocrine disorders.
The following is a blend is an excellent source of iron, because it is also rich in vitamin C. With the main ingredient nettle and rosehip enjoy daily 1-3 drinks (depending on your needs). Other iron-rich herbs are sesame, celery, cumin, thyme, turmeric, the dandelion, parsley, red clover.
Ingridients: Dandelion leaves, beet root pieces, nettle leaves, red raspberry leaves & yellow dock root.
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