Lack of iron in the body can cause a whole range of problems, from fatigue to iron deficiency anemia. Blood hemoglobin production slows down, and tissues and organs get less oxygen. In severe cases, disorders of the cardiovascular, immune, digestive, and urinary systems can occur.
The risk of iron deficiency and anemia is higher in women of reproductive age compared to men. This is associated with regular blood loss during menstruation. The situation is aggravated if the discharge is profuse and prolonged. One should think about possible iron deficiency if the following symptoms occur:
Dry skin on the body;
deterioration of the condition of the nails and hair;
rapid fatigue, sleepiness;
a sore on the lips;
Unusual food preferences.
Fainting, tinnitus, and palpitations may occur if blood hemoglobin levels fall below normal.
According to the recommendations of Russian doctors, a woman’s daily requirement of iron is 15-20 mg. Norm for each woman is individual and depends on her age, the presence or absence of pregnancy, lifestyle and quality of diet.
The natural way to prevent iron deficiency in the body is a complete balanced diet. To make up for minor iron deficiency, experts recommend increasing the proportion of foods rich in this trace element in the diet. These include:
- meat (especially beef);
- Meat by-products (especially liver and kidneys);
- Seafood (fish, mussels, oysters);
- whole grains;
- leafy vegetables, etc.
A distinction is made between so-called hemic iron (in animal products) and nonheme iron (in plant foods). It is known that heme iron is absorbed much better than non heme iron. For this reason, it is recommended that vegetarians carefully monitor the intake of enough iron in the body.
You should also pay attention to the compatibility of iron with other trace elements. For example, vitamin C, folic acid, copper and pepsin contribute to the best absorption. Prevent – calcium, vitamin E, strong tea.
To determine the cause of iron deficiency, it is necessary to consult a doctor.
If there is a suspicion that your body is not getting the daily norm of iron, you can resort to the help of dietary supplements. As an additional source of iron, B vitamins, arbutin, flavonoids and tannins, it is recommended to use a natural vitaminized tonic Floradix Liquid Iron Formula. Floradix Liquid Iron Formula is produced by Salus-Haus company in Germany in the town of Bruckmühl at the foot of the Bavarian Alps.
It contains a combination of water extracts and juices of 16 kinds of plants, enriched with vitamins and divalent iron gluconate that is well assimilated and does not provoke constipation. It can be used by vegetarians.
Floradix Liquid Iron Formula tastes good and is economical to use. It is recommended to take orally 10 ml per day.