Do you ever feel severely fatigued, weak or have other health issues? A lack of iron prevents your body from performing at optimal levels. Also, children and women need more iron, and a deficiency strikes them harder than men. Skin ailments may develop or worsen if you don't get the recommended amounts of iron. Brittle nails and smooth areas on your tongue point to a deficiency. If the enzymatic processes requiring iron and protein do not occur, your body metabolism can slow or shut down. Unfortunately, iron deficiency is the most frequent nutritional deficiency around the world.
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