Iron and your body

Iron should be part of a complex supplement program--such as that provided by Whole Food Multi Complete.

Iron should be part of a complex supplement program–such as that found in Whole Food Multi Complete.

Iron and your body have a very close and important relationship.

And if you don’t have enough of that essential mineral you may get winded easily, feel tired all the time—and just downright lack energy.

Iron deficiency is just one of the nutritional deficits we are suffering because of depleted soil and depleted processed food.

Scientists have determined that there are 16 basic elements crucial to healthy plants and, thus, are just as crucial to healthy humans and animals.

You are what you eat.

The relationship of iron and your body is as basic as it gets.

Without iron, plants can’t produce chlorophyll, they won’t get oxygen and won’t be green.

The reason that iron and your body are so closely related is that iron in plants is much like iron in humans’ blood stream: It is necessary to carry important elements through the circulatory system— and necessary for your oxygen supply!

Only a tiny amount of iron is needed, but that tiny amount is crucial.

Why is iron so important? It is an essential mineral that enables oxygen from the lungs to carry it through the bloodstream and throughout the body.

Two-thirds of the body’s iron is in hemoglobin production for your red blood cells. Without that production, naturally you lack energy because your red blood cell count is down and your body can’t make enough healthy oxygen.

According to Authority Nutrition.com, about 25 percent of the world’s population is iron deficient. But almost half of preschool age children are deficient, as well as 30 percent of menstruating women and 42 percent of pregnant women.

Iron deficiency can result in anemia, chronic anemia, weakened immune functioning, developmental problems in babies and young children and a host of other health problems.

The best food sources of iron easily absorbed by the body include red meat, organ meat, shellfish and egg yolks.

Good vegetable sources are beans, seeds, kale, spinach, broccoli and Blackstrap molasses, all good, but not as easily absorbed by the human body as animal products.

Informed vegans and vegetarians are aware of this and usually take good whole food supplements, including plenty of vitamin C, which enhances absorption of iron (as well as many other essential nutrients).

Today, even government agencies throughout the world are concerned about the nutrient deficiencies in soil and therefore, human health.

Iron and your body is just one relationship that has been harmed by the Standard American Diet and the corporate agriculture system that has spread around the world, leaving in its wake multiple nutrient deficiencies that inhibit the natural workings of the body.

That is why informed people take whole (real) food supplements and shun the cheaper chemical copies.

Sources include: GardeningKnowhow.com, WebMD and Authority Nutrition.