IRON

 

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IRON

DESCRIPTION

Iron is found in two different forms in food. “Heme” iron is exclusive to animal, fish and fowl. “Non-heme” iron is found in fruits and vegetables.

The world’s most common vitamin/mineral deficiency is of iron (World Health Organization). Although iron is plentiful in the planet and vital for humans, it exists in very small amounts in our bodies, only about 4-5 grams.

Iron is a vital ingredient of the blood pigment, hemoglobin. It is important in the production and release of energy, helps to keep our immune systems working properly, and helps young children to grow.

DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS

With iron deficiency anemia, individuals may feel fatigue, have a pale face, and have white rather than a more normal pink color to the membranes of the eyes and fingernails. If allowed to progress, later symptoms such as dizziness, abnormally fast heart rate, loss of appetite, and insomnia may develop.  Sometimes, inadequate iron may cause pruritis (generalized itching all over the body).

In early childhood, iron deficiency may cause stunted growth and impaired mental abilities.

Therapeutic Uses

•     iron deficiency anemia

•     pruritis (itching)

•     mental disability in young children

those Who may need to supplement

•     women of childbearing age because of menstrual blood loss

•     vegetarians

•     the elderly

•     pregnant women and lactating women

•     adolescents

•     athletes

•     alcoholics

REquired NUTRITIONAL INTAKE

Age                                                    Iron (mg/day)

0-3 months…………………………………………………….. 1.7

4-6 months…………………………………………………….. 4.3

7-12 months………………………………………………….. 7.8

1-3 years………………………………………………………… 6.9

4-6 years………………………………………………………… 6.1

7-10 years………………………………………………………. 8.7

11-18 years (males)…………………………………….. 11.3

11-50 years (females)………………………………….. 14.8

19-50 years (males)………………………………………. 8.7

50+ years……………………………………………………….. 8.7

Best food sources

Food                                                Iron (mg/100g)

curry powder………………………………………………. 29.6

fortified breakfast cereal…………………………….. 16.7

lamb’s liver…………………………………………………..   7.5

pig’s kidney………………………………………………….   6.4

apricots, dried………………………………………………   4.1

bread, whole-meal……………………………………….   2.7

corned beef……………………………………………………   2.4

chocolate, plain……………………………………………   2.4

eggs……………………………………………………………….   2.0

beef………………………………………………………………..   1.9

watercress…………………………………………………….   1.6

bread, white………………………………………………….   1.6

cabbage…………………………………………………………   0.6

red wine………………………………………………………..   0.5

fish, white…………………………………………………….   0.5

potatoes………………………………………………………..   0.4

SAFETY

Some people cannot tolerate large amounts of supplemental iron. Large doses of supplemental iron should not be given to children. However, toxicity is not commonly found.

INTERACTIONS & CONTRAINDICATIONS

Vitamin C improves absorption of heme iron (animal, fish or fowl origin). Copper is needed to turn iron into hemoglobin (used in the production of red blood cells).

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