Iron is essential for good health, and it is a key part of the hemoglobin in blood that carries oxygen round the body. It is also part of myoglobin which is involved in oxygen transport in the heart muscles.
Iron is required for carrying oxygen, for production of muscle protein, and is stored in the liver, spleen and blood and bone marrow.
Deficiency of Iron will result in tiredness, pallor of skin, breathlessness, insomnia and heart palpitations.
At a Glance...
Iron is needed for production of red blood cells.
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