Iron and You

Iron is an essential mineral that is required for human life to exist. It is found in red blood cells and carries oxygen to every cell in the body. Iron is also involved in making ATP. Extra iron is stored in the liver, bone marrow, spleen, and muscles.

Not getting enough iron can lead to anemia. The most common symptom is weakness and fatigue. This makes sense because if you don’t have enough iron to carry oxygen to your cells it would make you tired.

Too much iron in the body is called hemochromatosis. This can lead to the following:

-Diabetes
-Liver damage
-Discoloration of the skin.

So try and balance your diet with just enough iron to keep your body healthy.