Iron

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.

Deficiency

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

Symptoms of iron-deficiency include:

  • Anemia
  • Pallor
  • Breathlessness
  • Insomnia
  • Tiredness
  • Palpitations
  • Feeling cold
  • Brittle hair
  • Dizziness
  • 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

Natural food sources of Iron include:

  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Parsley
  • Spinach
  • Watercress
  • Almonds
  • Beets
  • Avocados
  • Dates
  • Kidney
  • Lima beans
  • Lentils
  • Millet
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Pumpkin
  • Dried prunes
  • Blackstrap molasses
  • Raisins
  • 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
  • Alfalfa
  • Nettle
  • Chickweed
  • Horsetail
  • Eyebright

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 Solutions

DHerbs.com products and compounds that contain natural and organic Iron include:

Dherbs.com also offers a Children’s Iron Extract a liquid form of Iron that is safe for all ages.

Thank you for reading!

2015-08-27T12:13:14+00:00

Related Questions

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    Q: I would like to know if it's ok to take a Multi-vitamin pill? I am only asking because it has iron in it. I have heard it's not good to take iron, because your body already has iron. Can I take a Multi-vitamin pill without iron, or just take a small dosage, or one pill of a Multi-vitamin supplement with iron?

    A:

    I'd recommend to stay away from iron supplements on the market. Only take organic iron supplements (herbal-based) e.g. Dherbs.com Iron Phosphate Formula. Our Electric Greens Cell Food would supply both minerals and iron.

    Product Links:
    Iron Phosphate
    Electric Greens Cell Food

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    Q: Thanks once again for your prompt response. Also, what about the iron extract? When I read your article on sickle cell, I ask the "doctor" some questions regarding iron and to my amazement, she could not answer properly and tried to make me think I was crazy and uninformed. But it backfired on her due to your educational articles. I LOVE YOU!! KEEP DOING WHAT YOU'RE DOING. EDUCATING THE WORLD!!!!! Peace & love for sure!!

    A:

    The Iron Extract is good too, Beloved! Herbs are noble and will help your child - guaranteed! And THANK YOU so much for showing so much love! I love you too, Beloved, and am thankful for your support and patronage of Dherbs.Com! God bless you, Beloved!

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    Q: I recently received my order for several vitamin supplements suggested. I am taking all of them except the IRON PHOSPHATE FORMULA. I had a concern about it causing constipation. After two days I stopped taking it. Either it was a coincidence or maybe not but I had trouble having a bowel movement. 2) After I stopped that second day, I heard from Dr. Oz on Oprah that post-menopausal women should not take iron.

    A:

    Our IRON PHOSPHATE FORMULA could never cause constipation. It is 100% natural! It appears you have created constipation through your mind. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE read our MENTAL SCIENCE MANUAL! so you can use your mind to heal and not make yourself sick!

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    Q: I would like to know more about anemic and low iron. I viewed all the other herbs and couldn’t seem to find anything relating to that field. Please send me some more info on this topic.

    A:

    Read the article â€SICKLE CELL ANEMIA CRISIS†on our website under "articles."

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    Q: I have been diagnosed with neutropenia and been seeing a hematologist for the last 6 years. He wants to avoid doing a bone marrow biopsy on me if he can. I am also anemic and received a iron infusion about a year ago. I go weekly for a CBC count and Monday I was told that my iron count is low again. The lowest my white blood count has been is in the 700's. I am Afro-American and I know that it's common for our white blood count to run low. I rarely eat red meat. I was a vegetarian until I got pregnant with my son he is now 2 1/2 yrs old. I eat red meat about once a month now. Is there anything that I can take to build up my white blood cells count?

    A: Check out our Blood & Lymphatic Formula to cleanse your blood, and Vitamin C to build up the white blood cell count.

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    Q: Will the IRON PHOSPHATE FORMULA cause me to be constipated? Also should I do the TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE while taking the iron?

    A:

    OUR IRON PHOSPHATE FORMULA IS ALL-NATURAL DERIVED FROM HERBS SO IT WON'T CAUSE CONSTIPATION, BUT THE DRUG VERSION WILL. YOU WON'T NEED THE IRON PHOSPHATE WHILE PERFORMING THE TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE.

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    Q: My 2-year-old child’s iron was 11, and I was told that it was low in 2007. Just checked it last week it's 9.2 please let me know how I can take it up and keep it up? As a parent it's important that my kids are in good health, and I'm open to any good health suggestions you may have.

    A:

    I suggest Dherbs.Com IRON EXTRACT and KHEMETIAN GOLD. Give to the child everyday!

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    Q: Please reply to this (I will not buy from you unless you reply to my email; I want to check some things with you before I buy): 1- Please tell me if the following products in your website can be taken by pregnant women: folic acid, iron phosphate, bioflavonoid formula, iodine phosphate, multi vitamins and minerals, vitamin c formula, b-vitamin complex, iron phosphate tea? 2- I want to buy all the nutrients (vitamins, minerals, etc.) that I need for my baby (I'm 3 months pregnant). If I buy the multi vitamins and minerals, do I need to supplement any additional products that I mentioned above (esp. folic acid, vitamin c, iron, b-vitamin complex)? 3- I also want to buy Eklampein formula, prenatal laxative, prenatal formula, healthy pregnancy, and prenatal tea. Since I can't buy all the products that I mentioned in this email; I need your help to buy less. Because the ones that I will buy; I will buy enough to last me about 5/6 months (so I will still be buying so many from you even if I buy 3 or 4 different products). I don't have enough money; please work with me and tell me which ones I need for complete prenatal care and since I will be buying too many; please give me discount (so I can afford it and take good care of myself and my baby in the same time).

    A:

    Folic acid, iron phosphate, bioflavonoid formula, iodine phosphate, multi vitamins and minerals, vitamin c formula, b-vitamin complex, iron phosphate tea can all be taken by a pregnant woman. You could delete bioflavonoid and B-vitamin complex though and still get necessary nutrition for your pregnancy. And yes, Dherbs.Com will give you a nice discount on a large order. Now here's what I would personally suggest for a great pre-natal regimen: PRE-NATAL FORMULA ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD VITAMIN C FORMULA IODINE PHOSPHATE FOLIC ACID IRON PHOSPHATE FORMULA PRE-NATAL TEA PRENATAL LAXATIVE (optional)

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    Q: My doctor prescripts for my condition DILTIAZEM CD 180MG twice a day; I check my pressure 3 times a day normal reading are 141/80. I don't want to take a pill rest the rest of my life. I read this drug is very dangerous over long use of time. What can I take naturally for this high blood pressure issue. My diet consist of mostly whole foods and organics from the local farms. This has also brought a new condition of low iron. I am trying to eat more foods which contain natural iron, and the doctors are trying to write a new script for me but I turned that down for now. PLEASE HELP!

    A:

    Perform our Full Body Detox first and foremost. After you finish the 20 day regimen, take 3 capsules daily of the following formulas: Cardiovascular Formula and Circulation Aid.

    For low iron, we recommend our Iron Formula, Electric Greens, and Vitamin C formula.

    Read some of our articles too on our site under ARTICLES, i.e. Herbs vs. Pharmaceutical drugs.

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    Q: My question is regarding fibroids. I have been told I have had fibroids about the size of someone 3 months pregnant. I have been told there are two in clusters. They gave me the diameters, but I don't have that information at this time. My OB/GYN has told me he believes it is causing me to be slightly anemic. I have been trying some remedies on my own like more exercise and a change in diet. My primary physician does not recommend surgery she has me taking iron ferrous sulfate supplements twice per day to help with my iron count. It seems to be helping. The only problem I have with taking the iron supplements is that it sometimes causes constipation and I am normally pretty regular. I usually eliminate 2 times per day sometimes 3. My OB/GYN on the other hand keeps pushing for me to having surgery.& amp; nbsp; They had me take BC pills, however I took myself off of them because they made me sick. I took them only for 6 months. I'm 45 and have never taken BC pills ever and I don't want to start now. I've never been pregnant. I flow heavy on my 2nd and 3rd day heavy and after that it is manageable. My cycle has improved however I want to reduce the flow on those days if possible and of course dissolve the fibroid if at all possible. Doctors tell me they won't go away unless removed. I used to be on my cycle for 7 days and 4 of those days were heavy. Now I'm normally on for 4 days and only the 2nd and 3rd day are heavy. I know that as I reach menopause they may shrink in size, however I'm still aways off from that. I eat no red meat however I do eat fish and poultry. I eat a pretty good balance of vegetables and fruits, mostly raw and steamed. I drink lactaid milk. I don't eat much dairy except cheese and eggs occasionally. I do have a weakness, I love potato chips. I know this is not good. I can feel the fibroid get bigger when I eat them. When I stop for a period of time it decreases in size. At least I feel like it does. I'm not a sugar craver, however during the week before my cycle I'll crave sweets. I usually resist. I feel it's my diet that has caused the fibroids as well as every female in my family has had a hysterectomy due to fibroids. I think it is also hereditary as well. Whatever the case I'd like to know what regimen can you put me on that will help me? The goal is to reduce or dissolve the size of the fibroid so it is not affecting my iron level. I'm also starting to see my abdomen get bigger when I've always had a flat stomach. Perhaps this is me just getting older, however I think it's the fibroids. Constant low levels over time can't be good. I hope I have provided you enough information to give me your recommendation. If not please feel free to e-mail me for any additional information you need. I'm looking for a natural cure. Outside of this condition I'm in very good health. No problem with weight, high blood pressure or high cholesterol. I'm pretty athletic and active as well. Please advise. I look forward to your recommendation.

    A:

    I remember just recently e-mailing you on this inquiry. Your diet MUST CHANGE! Consider full fledged RAW FOODS and VEGAN diet during your healing transition. Lactaid milk is HORRIBLE for you. Did you read our â€FIBROID TUMORS†article?????? You need to keep on performing FULL BODY DETOX followed by Fibroid Buster kit and regimen, back to back! Continuously! Detoxing must become a lifestyle for you! For iron, consider Dherbs.Com IRON PHOSPHATE FORMULA and MOON CYCLE FORMULA. Also, consider a telephone consultation because time is greatly limited in writing back in response to inquiries. There is much healing for you, Beloved!

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    Q: Hi Dherbs.com, My question is regarding fibroids. I have been told I have had fibroids about the size of someone 3 months pregnant. I have been told there are two in clusters. They gave me the diameters, but I don't have that information at this time. My OB/GYN has told me he believes it is causing me to be slightly anemic. I have been trying some remedies on my own like more exercise and a change in diet. My primary physician does not recommend surgery she has me taking iron ferrous sulfate supplements twice per day to help with my iron count. It seems to be helping. The only problem I have with taking the iron supplements is that it sometimes causes constipation and I am normally pretty regular. I usually eliminate 2 times per day sometimes 3. My OB/GYN on the other hand keeps pushing for me to having surgery. They had me take BC pills, however I took myself off of them because they made me sick. I took them only for 6 months. I'm 45 and have never taken BC pills ever and I don't want to start now. I've never been pregnant. I flow heavy on my 2nd and 3rd day heavy and after that it is manageable. My cycle has improved however I want to reduce the flow on those days if possible and of course dissolve the fibroid if at all possible. Doctors tell me they won't go away unless removed. I used to be on my cycle for 7 days and 4 of those days were heavy. Now I'm normally on for 4 days and only the 2nd and 3rd day are heavy. I know that as I reach menopause they may shrink in size, however I'm still always off from that. I eat no red meat however I do eat fish and poultry. I eat a pretty good balance of vegetables and fruits, mostly raw and steamed. I drink lactaid milk. I don't eat much dairy except cheese and eggs occasionally. I do have a weakness, I love potato chips. I know this is not good. I can feel the fibroid get bigger when I eat them. When I stop for a period of time it decreases in size. At least I feel like it does. I'm not a sugar craver, however during the week before my cycle I'll crave sweets. I usually resist. I feel it's my diet that has caused the fibroids as well as every female in my family has had a hysterectomy due to fibroids. I think it is also hereditary as well. Whatever the case I'd like to know what regimen can you put me on that will help me? The goal is to reduce or dissolve the size of the fibroid so it is not affecting my iron level. I'm also starting to see my abdomen get bigger when I've always had a flat stomach. Perhaps this is me just getting older, however I think it's the fibroids. Constant low levels over time can't be good. I hope I have provided you enough information to give me your recommendation. If not please feel free to e-mail me for any additional information you need. I'm looking for a natural cure. Outside of this condition I'm in very good health. No problem with weight, high blood pressure or high cholesterol. I'm pretty athletic and active as well. Please advise. I look forward to your recommendation. Also, how much per month will these products cost and how many months do the kits last? How do you recommend I buy them? By kit or individual? Thank you for your time!

    A:

    I recommend you perform the FULL BODY DETOX kit followed by the FIBRIOD BUSTER CLEANSE AND REGIME. Perform them back to back. Take a break for about a month and perform both of them again. Six weeks on and six weeks off. While your off of these 2 kits, take individual formulas of IRON PHOSPHATE FORMULA, FIBRIOD BUSTER, and MOON CYCLE FORMULA. In re iron, you are taking POISON! The kind of iron you are taking is poisonous and mixes with sulfur in your body which creates constipation. I suggest Dherbs IRON PHOSPHATE FORMULA which is 100% all-natural with absolutely no adverse side effects! Also, you have to improve your diet. Nothing greatly causes fibroids than DAIRY PRODUCTS! The meat, potato chips, dairy, etc. is filling up your trashbags (tumors). Go VEGAN and RAW FOODS! Start reading some of our free health articles, i.e. â€FIBROID TUMORSâ€, â€WHAT IS RAW FOODSâ€, etc. Dherbs products can greatly help you and you'll see and/or feel the difference (as long as you don't cheat on your diet). There is much help for you!

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    Q: I have a sensitivity to wheat, mushrooms, spinach etc. However, I am interested in your VITAMIN C FORMULA, IRON PHOSPHATE FORMULA and MALE HORMONAL FORMULA. Are these products safe for me. I also have a gluten intolerance.

    A:

    All of our products are wheat free and none of your food sensitivities should be triggered by our formulas.

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    Q: Do you have anything to rid my blood of excess IRON?

    A:

    Give our ACTIVATED CHARCOAL a try. The excess iron must be oxide or unnatural iron!

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    Q: I had undiagnosed iron overload for the past 4 yrs. Possibly brain damage has taken place. Can it be reversed?

    A:

    It sure can be reversed!

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    Q: I have been suffering with fibroids for 3 yrs, with anemic or low iron. Can you help me?

    A:

    RESPONSE: Look into: FULL BODY DETOX FIBRIOD BUSTER CLEANSE AND REGIME IRON PHOSPHATE FORMULA Please read our health article on fibriods â€FIBROID TUMORS†(for educational purposes).

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    Q: I have been anemic since my cycle started age 11. In the year 2001 I had the first tranfusion and found out that I had fibroids. At that time they were small. It took three years later to find out that you can shrink them and disolve them from a book called healing fibroids a natural cure. I have always been a heavy bleeder but in 2004 the bleeding got worse where i had to leave work to go to the emergency room. I got IV fliud and was told this is my normal period. I never had to go to the hospital because of bleeding too much. Any way in 2001 I was on the pill and taking iron 3* a day 325ml. Got off the pill because of the weight gain and was still bleeding hard due to everyday stress. 2006 I had two more transfusions with in 5 months of each other. All the doctors want to do is cut me. I refuse. After the last transfusion, I decided to get iron through IV. What a dissaster. The hospital gave me too many things at once. I was fine when I got home but, at 11pm I could not sleep too well. I began having heart palpitations. Rushed to the ER in such pain, I was in pain to stand up, in pain to sit down. I had to pace the floor and sit down and get back up again several times. The intense pain did not stop until I stood bent over my mother's lap for 10 mins. It stopped at 4:30am. Well they kept me for four days. Every test and xray done on me and they found nothing wrong with my heart. Good. But what on earth caused the pain. I have not been able to work for the past 3 years. Every time my cycle starts I lose a lot of blood, I am weak, I can't walk like a normal person and my heart is always pounding hard at every little movement I make. I blacked out in the shower in 2007. I am currently taking cold pressed wheat germ oil to put oxygen in my blood and to stop the pain in my chest. I look worn, my skin from head to toe is covered in scars, and I have no finger nails and my hair is greying all over. I am 36 and I am literally half dead. Can any of your products help me get me up off the couch and walking like a normal person again.

    A:

    Beloved, I recommend that you first perform the FULL BODY DETOX. After this kit, I recommend that you perform the FIBRIOD BUSTER CLEANSE AND REGIME. After this kit I recommend that you perform the 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE. After this kit, I recommend that you perform the TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE followed by the WEIGHT RELEASE CLEANSE AND REGIMEN. While performing all these cleanses above, when drinking water make sure you add KHEMETIAN GOLD and OXY-DROPS to every glass of water you drink. In addition to performing these kits, please read our FREE articles and begin to properly educate yourself. There is healing from all that you suffer from!

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    Q: WHAT SHOULD COME FIRST, A DETOX A CLEANSER OR THE FEMALE PACKAGE I HAVE A BOWEL MOVEMENT ONCE OR TWICE A WEEK. I HAVE ENLARGED INTESTINES. MY BLOOD IS VERY VERY LOW, CAN'T TAKE IRON PILLS BECAUSE I CAN'T DO #2 DAILY.I'M OVER WEIGHT BECAUSE OF THIS AND I HAVE FIBROIDS. CAN YOU HELP THIS 40 YEAR OLD.

    A:

    Perform the FULL BODY DETOX first and then the TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE. You're constipated! After your cleanses, take daily 3 capsules of BOWEL MOVER, 1 cup BOWEL MOVER TEA, and 3 capsules of INTESTINAL JANITOR. These herbs will help you to naturally release unnecessary weight (waste). Cheer up! There is much healing in store for you!

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    Q: I started taking iron supplements and for some reason I get dizzy... is that normal?

    A:

    THIS IS NOT NATURAL! Check out our natural and plant-based IRON PHOSPHATE FORMULA!

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    Q: Hi, I have two large bumps in my pubic area that my doctor said it's from an infection of my hair follicles caused by my squeezing and picking of ingrown hairs. The bumps sometimes get swollen and irritated and sometimes allow puss to be extracted. I had the problem 3 months prior to seeing a doctor. He wants me to take antibiotics and I don't want too but the problem is not healing by itself. What do you suggest? (I've recently used your FULL BODY DETOX and ANTI-VIRAL CLEANSE AND REGIMENand currently uses your IRON PHOSPHATE FORMULAand THYROID FORMULA). Thank you for your help!

    A:

    You could simply stop picking at the hairs and also stop worrying about it. It's a prime case of cause and effect! It's ready to heal. Just stop doing the action that leads to the result! You might want to read my article on "DANGERS OF ANTI-BIOTICS". Those things are useless.

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    Q: I have a kidney disease. Will any of the following products have an affect on my kidneys? IRON PHOSPHATE FORMULA, KIDNEYS AND BLADDER, & MOON CYCLE TEA.

    A:

    YES, THEY'LL HAVE A POSITIVE EFFECT ON YOUR KIDNEYS. HOWEVER, YOU SHOULD CONSIDER PERFORMING THE FULL BODY DETOX BEFORE TAKING THE FORMULAS.