The Myth of the Nutrition Facts Label – Iron Absorption Debunked

    Iron is a trace mineral that is required by our body. It plays an important role in the formation of healthy red blood cells, helps transport oxygen in blood and deliver it to muscles, and makes up a crucial component of our muscle tissue.1 Iron-deficiency is also the most common nutritional deficiency worldwide, and can result in a variety of health concerns, such as fatigue and anemia, if left untreated.2 Because iron is vital to our body, fitness, and overall well-being, the InsideTracker ...

    Why Iron is So Crucial to Your Body

      Why is iron important to the body? The human body requires iron to perform many vital physiological functions. For instance, iron is the key component of hemoglobin that allows red blood cells to transport oxygen throughout the body, and it plays a key role in cell growth and differentiation. According to the World Health Organization, up to 80% of the people in the world may be iron deficient. Premenopausal women, particularly those who exercise regularly, face a great risk of iron ...

    Got fatigue? Increase Your Ferritin!

    Ferritin levels are important for everyone. Whether you’re male or female, an avid exerciser or a couch potato. If your ferritin levels are too low, you may feel fatigued and run down. Fatigue can often be linked to inadequate iron in the blood. And since ferritin is a marker of long-term iron intake, it's perfect for determining whether that worn-down feeling can be linked to your diet. Here's how analyzing the ferritin levels in your blood can help increase your energy levels. 
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