Benefits of iron
Iron is required for the synthesis of hemoglobin and myoglobin. The body uses it to transport and bind oxygen in hemoglobin. This helps to protect the human body from toxins that have entered the body. In addition, iron helps to ensure normal skin color and reduce fatigue.
Iron in food and sources
Iron is found in both plant and animal foods. The iron in plant foods helps absorb vitamin C. Animal foods such as the blood, liver and red muscle are also high in iron. Particularly good sources of plant iron are processed legumes such as peas, beans, and lentils.
In addition, iron can be found in rye bread, sesame seeds, nuts, raisins, beet juice, and soy products. Iron is in dried in plums, peaches, and apricots as well.
Uses of iron
As persistent iron deficiency is one of the main causes of anemia, iron should be consumed to prevent the disease. Iron is also used to reduce fatigue.
Iron deficiency is high in people with blood loss. This means that women need to consume more iron than usual during your period. Pregnant women, low birth weight or premature babies, and vegetarians should also receive increased iron intake.
Iron deficiency can lead to anemia. In addition, iron deficiency in children may inhibit central nervous system development. Without enough iron, the human brain and immune system cannot function normally.
Iron side effects and overdose
Hereditary or chronic diseases can occur in case of iron overdose. However, iron is absorbed throughout the body and there is no need to worry about side effects. If too much iron accumulates in the body, diabetes, hyperpigmentation of the skin or cirrhosis of the liver can occur. Older people may be at risk of stomach bleeding.
Where can buy iron in Estonia?
In Estonia, iron can be purchased from our e-shop fits.ee. Iron is also sold in FITS Tallinn stores located at Haabersti 1, Tallinn (E-R 10-20; L: 10-15) and Linnamäe tee 3, Tallinn (E-R 10-20; L: 10-15). The stores are located in shopping malls next to the checkouts.