Are You Getting Enough Iron?

Iron (Fe) is the main mineral found in the oxygen transport molecule haemoglobin (Hb). Hb is found in your red blood cells and carries oxygen to the organs and muscles that need it via the blood, making Hb integral to our everyday bodily functions, and training!

Ensuring oxygen is delivered to the brain is key to sustaining focus and concentration, whilst adequate oxygen to the muscles maintains normal pH (acidity) in the muscle tissue during training, allowing you to train more effectively, and for longer (Medline Plus, 2012).

If you are feeling lethargic, drained, short of breath, irritable, dizzy, have noticed unplanned weight loss, or suffer with persistent headaches, then you might not be getting enough iron from your diet!

Consider an iron supplement such as Floradix Iron Formula to avoid deficiency!

About the Author

Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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