Iron is one of the essential, i.e. vital nutrients. It is required for blood formation and oxygen transport. The human body contains around 2.5g to 4g of iron (1). Around 60% of it is in hemoglobin, the oxygen carrier of the red blood cells.
Iron – the source of energy
The red blood cells carry oxygen from the lungs to the organs and tissues. If there is too little iron, this process no longer runs smoothly. The consequences are physical inefficiency, tiredness, loss of appetite, gastrointestinal complaints, paleness and shortness of breath during exertion. Iron deficiency is one of the most common mineral deficiency states. There are various causes of iron deficiency: the most important ones include reduced dietary intake and chronic blood loss. Bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract also leads to iron deficiency. The absorption of iron can also be inhibited by taking certain medicines. Vitamin C, on the other hand, can promote the absorption of iron (1).
Iron - the most important tasks in brief
- Iron contributes to normal cognitive function.
- Iron helps reduce tiredness and fatigue.
- Iron contributes to normal energy metabolism.
- Iron contributes to the normal formation of red blood cells and hemoglobin.
- Iron contributes to normal oxygen transport in the body.
Your daily iron requirement
The German Society for Nutrition recommends a daily intake of 10 mg iron. Women under the age of 51 should even take 15 mg daily. Pregnant and breastfeeding women have a significantly higher iron requirement.
Which AgilNature® products contain iron?
|RelaxAgil tag||4.2 mg per capsule||30%|
|FemAgil||2.8 mg per capsule||20%|
*Nutrient Reference Value = Percentage of the reference value according to Appendix XIII of the Food Information Regulation (EC) No. 1169/2011.
- ERNA (2011), The European Responsible Nutrition Alliance: Facts about vitamins, minerals and other food components with health effects, Seiten 36-39