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Navigating Iron Needs: Understanding Iron Supplementation for Women

Published On: May 22, 2024Categories: Personalized Medicine

by Yekta Dowlati, PhD

Iron is a vital nutrient that serves as a fundamental component of heme and various coenzymes, playing critical roles in essential biochemical pathways. It is integral to the transport of oxygen via hemoglobin, supports mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation for energy production, and is necessary for the synthesis of DNA.1

In female individuals, physiological changes during the menstrual, gestational, and lactational phases result in dynamic requirements for iron homeostasis. Sufficient iron consumption is essential for maintaining overall health and preventing conditions such as iron deficiency anemia (IDA), which impacts a considerable number of women globally.

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