Iron is a mineral used in the human body. If you do not have enough, your body cannot make hemoglobin, and you may develop anemia.

We use this is a mineral to produce red blood cells. When the body does not get enough, it cannot produce the number of normal red blood cells needed to keep you in good health. This condition is called anemia.

Deficiency may lead to unusual tiredness, shortness of breath, a decrease in physical performance, and learning problems in children and adults, and may increase your chance of getting an infection.

For good health, it is important that you eat a balanced and varied diet. Follow carefully any diet program your health care professional may recommend. For your specific dietary vitamin and/or mineral needs, ask your health care professional for a list of appropriate foods. If you think that you are not getting enough vitamins and/or minerals in your diet, you may choose to take a dietary supplement.