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how much iron should you take

Posted: 2015-03-09

Iron is an essential nutrient.  It is required to transport oxygen throughout the body because it is main component of hemoglobin.  It is also required for healthy skin, hairs and nails. Iron can be obtained from  Dry fruits  Whole grains  Meat products  Dark green leafy vegetables Recommended amount of iron for males and females is given below.  Men should take 8.7mg/day  Women should take 14.8mg/day Iron deficiency  Its deficiency slows down the normal functioning of the body.  It can cause anemia.  It causes weakness and muscle fatigue.  It also affects the immune system. Excess amount of iron also creates problems like  Vomiting  Constipation  Nausea  Stomach pain

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