- Needed for function of hemoglobin in red blood cells and myoglobin in muscle cells ferry oxygen throughout the body
- Prevents anemia
- Needed for chemical reactions in body and for making amino acids, collagen, neurotransmitters, and hormones
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Dariush Mozaffarian, Cardiology, answeredThe following are health benefits of iron:
Lindsey Duncan, Nutrition & Dietetics, answeredIron is important in the formation of hemoglobin, which transports and stores oxygen in red blood cells and nourishes the entire body. It's important in preventing anemia and stimulating immune system function.