Hello. This is Jinny, the pharmacist.
Today, I would like to introduce you to iron, a mineral essential for the synthesis of hemoglobin, which carries oxygen in the body. If you feel dizzy and tired, and you feel like your complexion is becoming pale, the first disease you suspect is 'anemia'. Since 'iron deficiency anemia' is the most common anemia, most patients diagnosed with anemia are prescribed iron supplements.
Therefore, when it comes to iron, it is easy to think of it as a necessary ingredient only for anemic patients. However, even if it is not for the purpose of treating anemia, there is a life cycle where supplementation is recommended due to increased need. These are growing children and adolescents, adult women, and pregnant women .
Today, we will look at the importance of iron supplementation at each period through a research paper.