Pumping Iron:

Most of us are used to that phrase while working out in the gym, but how about in the rest of our normal everyday routine? Is our heart pumping enough iron? Is our blood filled with the right amount of iron we need on a daily basis? How would we even know? And why should we know?

Well, if you are like me and workout and take supplements – it’s good to be on top of your iron intake. Otherwise, especially for us males, you are running a risk of possibly taking too much. And as they say, too much of a good thing can be bad. In this case, too much Iron can possibly lead to heart damage and atherosclerosis. And for some people, their body’s genetic makeup does not even allow them to lose any excess Iron – which is called Haemochromatosis.

On the flip side, low amounts of Iron (anemia), is characterized by fatigue, shortness of breath and energy loss. Here you may think you are just out of shape, and in actuality your body could just be low on Iron. And if you are a woman, your risk is even higher for developing an Iron deficiency due to pregnancies, breast feeding and menstrual cycles.

If you are even a bit concerned about the supplements you’ve been taking or have experienced some of the symptoms above – getting your Iron checked is just a click away. Then you can hit the gym again with confidence knowing, that at least internally, your body is right on track!