The dark side of iron supplements

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Iron: A Double-Edged Sword

Iron is crucial for red blood cell production and carrying oxygen throughout the body. However, an excess of iron can cause metabolic imbalances and lead to various health issues. It's important to find the right balance when it comes to iron levels.

The Danger of Free Radicals

Excess iron generates an abundance of free radicals, which can have detrimental effects on health. These unstable molecules can damage cells and contribute to inflammation, hormonal dysregulation, and various diseases. Managing iron levels is essential to prevent the negative impacts of free radicals.

Lower Ferritin Levels and Health

Studies have shown that lower serum ferritin levels are associated with significantly lower mortality rates, particularly from cancer, metabolic disease, and cardiovascular disease. Maintaining optimal iron levels is crucial in reducing the risk of these serious health conditions.

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