Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules (Prickly Pear) Contains Iron (Fe)

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Our Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules contain iron, an essential element that plays a role in protein metabolism and the transportation of oxygen(1*). Iron is also vital for a healthy immune system and is found in bones, nails, skin, and teeth(2*).

Hemoglobin is a red protein found in the blood that contains iron(3*). The iron-binding oxygen we breathe in allows oxygen to circulate throughout our body. The human body possesses 3.5-4.5g of iron, two-thirds of which are found in hemoglobin(4*).

Iron is also found in bone marrow, the spleen, and the liver. There is also a tiny amount of iron in myoglobin, the hemoglobin of the muscles. Myoglobin is an oxygen and iron-binding protein responsible for depositing oxygen into muscle tissue(5*).

Iron deficiency is the most common mineral nutritional deficiency worldwide and leads to low hemoglobin levels(6*). When those levels are low enough, a person is classified as anemic. Indications of anemia include loss of appetite, tiredness, pallor, lack of stamina, insomnia, headaches, and breathlessness(7*). All of these symptoms are a result of poor oxygen transportation(8*).

Studies have associated deficiency in iron with reduced brain function(9*).  Infants who have iron deficiency may be at risk of developing behavioral problems and have reduced learning capabilities(10*).

Sources of Iron

Blackstrap Molasses, Leafy Green Vegetables, Legumes (lentils and kidney beans), Whole Grain Cereals, Flour, and our Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules (Prickly Pear).


      Source References
(1) Wikipedia: Iron
(2) WebMD: Iron
(3) Medline Plus: Iron
(4) Anemia
(5) Iron Disorders Institute: Iron Overload
(6) National Institutes of Health: Iron Deficiency Anemia
(7) National Library of Medicine: Genetics Home Reference: African iron overload

(8) National Library of Medicine: Long-Term Dietary Heme Iron And Red Meat Intake
(9) National Institutes of Health: Vitamin B12
(10) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Infants and Iron Deficiency