Iron

What is it?

Iron is an essential element for oxygen transport in the body. Certain periods of life require increased intakes, such as during growth or pregnancy. Iron exists in two forms (heme or non-heme). The heme form is only found in foods of animal origin.

What are the health benefits?

  • Contributes to the normal formation of red blood cells and hemoglobin
  • Contributes to the normal transport of oxygen in the body
  • Contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system
  • Contributes to the reduction of fatigue

In which foods?

– Cooked black pudding (16,1 mg/100g)

– Clam (9,67 mg/100g)

– Heifer liver (5,8 mg/100g)

– Oysters (2,07 mg/100g)

Things to know!

In the form of iron bisglycinate, iron is better absorbed by the body. It is a chelated form that allows a better protection of the iron atom once in the body. The absorption is 1 to 3.5 times better than for other forms of iron such as trisglycinate iron.  

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