Iron is a trace element that is essential for human health, especially female health since so much of it is lost due to the monthly menstrual cycle that causes valuable nutrients to exit the female body.
Iron is present in our bodies as hemoglobin, the red pigment of blood. It is also present in myoglobin, the form of hemoglobin found in muscle tissue.
Iron is stored in the liver, spleen, bone-marrow and muscles.
For maximum absorption of Iron, the following nutrients are essential: Vitamin A and C, Copper, b-vitamins, Manganese and Molydenum.
Iron-deficiency anemia is an adverse condition most commonly associated with severe shortage of iron. Anemia has been a prominent condition for many years now. In fact, ancient Kemetic physicists studied anemia in 1,500 B.C.
Iron is required for the following:
- Muscle protein
- Improving physical performance
- Preventing learning problems in children
- Boosting energy levels
- Essential for enzymes
- Boosting the defense or immune system
Found in the human blood, iron is a mineral that is found in very large amounts. Deficiency of this mineral is caused by an insufficient diet. Females can become deficient in iron from excessive menstrual bleeding. If there is blood loss, there is loss of iron.
Strenuous exercise also depletes the body of iron. Females who perform rigorous and strenuous exercises damage the integrity of the female reproductive system. The glands and organs can create internal imbalances, especially regarding hormones.
Regular strenuous exercise may cause a decrease in the production of female hormones, progesterone and estrogen. On the other hand, it may also cause an increase in male hormones such as testosterone and androsterone.
Symptoms of iron-deficiency include:
- Feeling cold
- Brittle hair
- Inflammation of the tissues of the mouth
- Slowed mental reactions
- White spots on the fingernails
African and African-American women require more Iron than any other race or ethnicity of female. It is imperative that African women consume adequate amounts of iron.
Dietary Thiocyanate and Iron are the two nutrients that are most important for their overall health. These two nutrients are very important, especially if a person has sickle cell and/or anemia. Both of these adverse conditions are endemic to Africans in America and African-Americans. However, more than 90% of American females in general are reported to be anemic.
Organic vs. Inorganic Forms
It is best to avoid synthetic forms of Iron that are commonly found in pharmaceutical products. They have been shown to cause constipation, especially in females.
Pharmaceutical grades of Iron are derived from oxides such as metals and stones.
Organic or botanical Iron is the kind that the human body requires and can digest, absorb and use effectively.
Inorganic forms of Iron include: Ferrocholinate, Ferrous Fumerate, Ferrous Gluconate, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron-dextran and Iron Oxide.
Natural Sources of Iron
Natural food sources of Iron include:
- Green leafy vegetables
- Lima beans
- Dried prunes
- Blackstrap molasses
- Wheat bran
- Sesame seeds
Herbs that contain organic Iron include:
- Red Raspberry Leaves
- Moringa Seed
- Devil’s Claw
- Mullein Leaves
- Burdock Root
- Dandelion Root
- Yellow Dock Root
- Dong Quai
Seaweeds are also exceptional sources of organic, dietary Iron. Good seaweeds to consume for Iron purposes include: Kelp, Dulse, Spirulina, Irish Moss, Chlorella and Blue-Green Algae.
Other sources of Iron include gemstones of Hematite, Malachite and Iron Pyrite. Gemstones of Hematite, Androdite and Chlorite assist in the proper use of organic Iron in the body.
These gemstones can also be used to make elixirs of Iron. However, they should not be placed directly into the water, especially Malachite, but should be placed in a separate glass container and placed within a large container of water.
This is the indirect way to make elixirs. The crystal or gemstones does not touch the elixir water because they are toxic in their solid state, but they emit beneficial vibrations that are recorded into the water.
Dherbs.com products and compounds that contain natural and organic Iron include:
- Iron Formula
- Iron Extract
- Blood and Lymphatic
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin C Extract
- Electric Greens Combo
- Blood and Lymphatic Tea
- Iron Tea
- Menstrual Cycle Formula
Dherbs.com also offers a Children’s Iron Extract a liquid form of Iron that is safe for all ages.
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