Overview

Iron is a mineral. Most of the iron in the body is found in the hemoglobin of red blood cells and in the myoglobin of muscle cells. Iron is needed for transporting oxygen and carbon dioxide. It also has other important roles in the body. Iron can be found in foods like meat, fish, tofu, beans, spinach, cereal and other foods.

Iron is most commonly used for preventing and treating anemia caused by low iron levels. It is also used for anemia caused by chronic disease, pregnancy, or kidney problems.

How does it work ?

Iron helps red blood cells carry oxygen from the lungs to cells all over the body. Iron also plays a role in many important functions in the body.

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