Iron is responsible for carrying oxygen to the cells around the body and is an essential helper molecule for many enzymes. A deficiency can result in anemia, a condition in which people do not have enough healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen to the body’s tissues. Pregnant women, menstruating women and blood donors are especially vulnerable to Iron deficiency.
Iron deficiency is the only reason to consider iron supplementation. For people who already have enough iron, taking an iron supplement has no proven benefit; on the contrary, it can lead to iron overdose.
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Iron is an essential dietary mineral present in both meat and vegetables, but the type found in plants (notably grains and legumes) is less bioavailable than the kind found in meat. As a result, people who are vegetarian or vegan may have a greater chance of becoming deficient.
Research Score: Strong
1. Peña-Rosas JP, De-Regil LM, Dowswell T, Viteri FE. Daily oral iron supplementation during pregnancy. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews. 2012;12:CD004736. doi:10.1002/14651858.
3. ‘Who is at risk of iron deficiency?’, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, 2014
4. Fernández-Gaxiola AC, De-Regil LM. Intermittent iron supplementation for reducing anaemia and its associated impairments in menstruating women. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. (2011)