Iron is an essential mineral needed for all body cells.
Main function: To carry oxygen around the body. This is achieved by combining the proteins haemoglobin and myoglobin. The majority of the body's iron makes up the protein haemoglobin in red blood cells, which carries oxygen from the lungs to the tissues. It also manufactures, the protein myoglobin whereby it delivers oxygen to the muscles.
Other important functions: Immune function, healthy thyroid function, growth, reproduction, DNA synthesis & healthy nerve communication