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Iron: Iron is an essential trace mineral that is vital for the normal transport of oxygen to the cells of the body and healthy amounts of red blood cells and hemoglobin in the bloodstream. Iron is available in supplements and in foods such as meat, dark green leafy vegetables, beans and whole grain products.

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Beneficial For Conditions: Iron

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Adequate Amounts Claimed As Preventative For Conditions: Iron

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Toxicity/Overdose Risks For Supplement Or Excessive Intake: Iron

Excessive intake of Iron may involve the following risks:

Descriptions of Iron

Iron : metallic element found in certain minerals, in nearly all soils, and in mineral waters; atomic symbol Fe, atomic number 26, and atomic weight 55.85; it is an essential constituent of hemoglobin, cytochrome, and other components of respiratory enzyme systems; chief function is in the transport of oxygen to tissue (hemoglobin) and in cellular oxidation mechanisms.
Source: CRISP

Iron: Other Names

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