Tips on Essential Vitamins – Iron

Iron – Vital to the production of hemoglobin.

Iron is important for making red blood cells that carry oxygen from the lungs around the body. A lack of iron can lead to iron deficiency (anaemia). Iron supplements should be taken on an empty stomach because food can decrease the amount of iron your body absorbs. Vitamin C is beneficial in helping the body absorb iron whereas coffee and tea can reduce iron absorption.

Follow these tips to maintain a good level of Iron:

Tip 1


Red meat, tofu, baked potato, spinach, silverbeet, broccoli, lentils and beans, nuts and seeds, grains, brown rice and dried fruit.

Tip 2


Iron supplements are available in pills, liquid, or as part of a multivitamin. For men 19+ 8mg/day  For women 19-50 18mg/day, 51+ 8mg/day.

Tip 3


If you are on medication or have symptoms of anemia talk to your doctor before taking any supplements.


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