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!