Iron Deficiency Facts

Iron deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency and the leading cause of anemia in the United States. Iron deficiency occurs when there is an increased need for iron in your body, or there is a decrease of iron absorption or the amount of iron taken in. But why do you need iron? The answer is simple. Iron is a pat of all cells in your body and it does many things. For example, iron (as a part of hemoglobin) carries oxygen from our lungs to the rest of our body. Also iron is apart of many enzymes which help our body digest food.

So what does iron deficiency look like. Signs of iron deficiency include: fatigue, deceased work performance, difficulty maintaining body temperature, decreased immune function, and inflamed tongue. So get yourself tested with a simple blood test if you are worried are exhibit any of these symptoms if you think you might not be getting enough iron.