Iron

Iron is a powerhouse mineral. It can make a big difference in how well you work, play, and learn. Iron is a part of the hemoglobin

molecule in your blood that carries oxygen to your body’s cells. Iron works in each cell to help produce energy.

When your blood level of iron is low, your energy level seems low and you may feel tired or irritable. You may not be able to concentrate and may have  trouble learning.  Iron needs to be replaced daily through your diet.

Iron: Boost Up Your Energy

How much do I need daily?

Females

Males

Age

Amount (mg)

Age

Amount (mg)

14-18

15 mg

14-18

11 mg

19-50+

18 mg

19-51+

8 mg

Female, pregnant

27 mg