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Iron

Iron is essential for health; it is present in every living cell of the human body. The body needs iron for energy metabolism, red blood cell development and healthy teeth, skin, nails and bones.* Iron is especially important for the health of pregnant women and those of childbearing age.

The body only absorbs about 10% of the iron in food.

Food Sources:
When supplementing, look for products with:
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