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A - Z of Vitamins & Supplements

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Iron Vitamin

Iron is an important component of hemoglobin, the substance in red blood cells that carries oxygen from your lungs to transport it throughout your body. Hemoglobin represents about two-thirds of the body's iron. If you don't have enough iron, your body can't make enough healthy oxygen-carrying red blood cells.
Iron Deficiency: Iron-Deficiency Anemia is the most common deficiency disease in the world. Children require adequate level for cell growth and healthy development. Senior citizens may lack the ability to absorp Iron. Sportspeople carefully watch their iron level. Studies reveal that iron absorption is reduced by coffee consumption.
Sources of Iron: Red meat, Liver, Kidney, Almonds, Dried Fruits, All Bran, Spinach, Watercress.
Herb Sources: All Seaweeds, Burdock, Devil's Claw, Couch grass Root, Meadowsweet, Mullein, rest harrow, Nettles, Toadflax, Wild Strawberry Leaves, Yellow Dock, Gotu Kola, Parsley, Silverweed.


Iron - Vitamin for Alopecia: A review of 40 years of research shows that iron deficiency has a much closer link to hair loss than most doctors realize. It may be the key to restoring hair growth, Cleveland Clinic dermatologists found that iron deficiency may be the key to restoring hair growth. "We believe that treatment for hair loss is enhanced when iron deficiency, with or without anemia, is treated," Leonid Benjamin Trost, MD; Wilma Fowler Bergfeld, MD; and Ellen Calogeras, RD, MPH, write in the May issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. So take 50 milligrams of iron once daily for one month if you are losing your hair and think it is caused by iron deficiency.

Health Warning: See a doctor first and have some blood tests to check your iron level.

Iron – Vitamin for Bulimia: Take one tablet of 18 milligrams of iron supplement once daily as well as a multi vitamins/multi mineral supplement containing the daily values of all essential vitamins and minerals.

Iron – Vitamin for Restless Legs Syndrome:  Iron can alleviate some or even most of the symptoms. Iron supplements are available in tablet form. Take one tablet of 100 milligrams of iron supplement once daily.

Iron - Vitamin for Rickets: An adequate intake of iron is necessary. Take one tablet of 200 milligrams daily.
Health Warning: Consult your doctor before giving these supplements to your child.

Iron - Vitamin for Uterine Bleeding: Take one tablet of 50 milligrams of iron once a day.
Health Warning: Too much iron can damage your liver. So never take iron for longer than 15-days. Stop for two weeks, then start again. Consult your doctor before giving iron to your child as iron mentioned here is only for adults.

Always seek professional medical advice before taking herbal medications
     

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