Iron Factsheet

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What is iron and why do we need it?

Iron is a mineral found in every cell in the body. It is an essential part of haemoglobin in red blood cells, which carries oxygen around the body. If you don’t have sufficient levels of iron, your body can’t make enough healthy haemoglobin to carry the oxygen, meaning the cells all over your body will not get adequate levels of oxygen. This leads to fatigue which can affect everything from your brain function to your immune system’s ability to fight off infections.

Iron Factsheet
Dr Louise Newson

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