Iron

What are Iron Supplements?

Animals and plants require iron. Plants use iron in chlorophyll, the pigment used in photosynthesis. Humans use iron in haemoglobin molecules in blood to allow for the transport of oxygen to tissues throughout the body.

Although iron is an essential mineral, too much of it is extremely toxic. You should get your iron levels checked at the doctors every year. Free iron in the blood reacts with peroxides to form free radicals that damage DNA, protein, lipids and other cellular components, leading to illness and sometimes death. 20 milligrams of iron per kilogram of body weight is toxic, while 60 milligrams per kilogram is lethal. The symptoms of too much iron in the blood are very similar to not enough iron in the blood.

 

Foods that contain Iron: 

Liver, lean red meats, including beef, pork, chicken and turkey,  lamb seafood, such as oysters, clams, tuna, salmon, and shrimp, etc.
Beans, including kidney, lima, navy, black, pinto, soy beans, and lentils, iron fortified whole grains, including cereals, breads, rice, and pasta.
Greens, including collard greens, kale, mustard greens, spinach, and turnip greens.
Tofu.
Vegetables, including broccoli, swiss chard, asparagus, parsley, watercress, brussel sprouts.  
Blackstrap molasses. 
Nuts.
Egg yolks.
Dried fruits, such as raisins, prunes, dates and apricots.

Iron Suplements  

You can also source your Iron from a supplement. Some examples of iron supplements are below:

 
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Chia Bia Whole 200g

We love Chia seeds, they are packed full of nutrients.  One of the best benefit of eating Chia ..

€4.99

Quest Synergistic Iron 15mg

This great product provides Iron with different vitamins and minerals. This form of iron is gentle a..

€5.40

Salus Floradix Liquid Formula

A fatigue-fighting tonic of organic iron together with Vits B2, B6, B12 and Vit C to boost absorptio..

€10.95

Salus Floradix Tablets

An iron-rich pick-me-up for those with an active lifestyle or higher energy requirements, Floradix t..

€10.95

Salus Floravital Liquid Formula

This lovely fruit and herb tonic with iron in the form of readily-absorbable ferrous gluconate, with..

€10.95

Terra Nova Easy Iron 20mg Complex Veg Caps

This complex is ideal for those looking to increase their iron levels. Iron is helping body to ..

€7.65

BeetActive® Concentrate

100% premium quality beetroot concentrate.  BeetActive Concentrate is chosen by health-consciou..

€9.25