Do you suffer from weakness, fatigue, dizziness, or headaches? Are you short of breath? Cold hands and feet? If so, it could be due to an iron deficiency. Iron deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency in women, and clinical anemia impacts 42% of pregnant women and more than 10% of other women.
Iron is a mineral that is needed to make hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that transports oxygen from your lungs to the organs and tissues throughout your body. Optimal oxygen flow is critical to feel energized, stable and alert. Iron is also necessary for physical growth, neurological development, cellular functioning, and synthesis of certain hormones. Benefits of iron include: increased hemoglobin, reduced risk of anemia, reduction of fatigue, improved immunity, and improved concentration.
During pregnancy, due to the expansion of red cell mass due to the fetus, the amount of iron a woman needs dramatically increases. Women at reproductive age are the most common group to develop IDA, or iron-deficiency anemia, whether they are pregnant or not. Studies have shown that women lose iron during menstruation and that 10% of women lose over 1.4 mg of iron daily through menstrual bleeding. IDA is a condition in which the blood lacks a healthy amount of red blood cells. This causes oxygen to not be properly delivered to the body’s tissues, causing extreme fatigue, weakness, pale skin, chest pains, shortness of breath, headaches, or dizziness.
As women age, their bodies start creating red blood cells at a slower rate, and losing this red blood becomes more detrimental to your health. Additionally, iron deficiency becomes more common. This is one reason why women in their 30’s and 40’s often complain of increasing fatigue, inability to concentrate, poor circulation and inability to concentrate. Iron supplementation can have an immediate and very positive impact on these symptoms. But iron is only one of the many nutrients that women need, and accessing them all on a daily basis isn’t easy, especially in one easy supplemental dose. Luckily, Ages is a daily supplement that includes iron and other vitamins and minerals that women in their 30’s and 40’s need. So take control of your health and get Ages.