Iron is an essential component of proteins involved in oxygen transport. It helps prevent iron-deficiency anemia, a condition in which red blood cells are not able to carry enough oxygen to meet the body’s needs. Unfortunately, iron deficiency is the most common deficiency in the U.S. and the most common cause of anemia, especially among children and women during their childbearing years. Which is why iron supplementation is often beneficial for women from adolescence through the reproductive years.
Not only that, but iron helps strengthen the immune system and aids in the manufacturing of collagen, a protein that builds connective tissues. And without adequate amounts of iron, our bodies couldn’t generate enough enzymes necessary to regulate the production of serotonin and dopamine – brain chemicals that influence mood and behavior.
Iron requirements do decrease with age, and additional iron may do more harm than good for our body at a certain point. Therefore, iron supplements are not recommended for adults over age 50 unless otherwise suggested by a doctor or medical professional.
For some people, iron supplements may help support your body’s immune health. Nature Made’s Iron Supplement, along with our family of other vitamins and supplements, will go a long way towards maintaining your entire family’s health and well-being.