what it does:

haemoglobin production, stress and disease resistance, growth in children.

bodily parts affected:

blood, bones, nails, skin, teeth.

deficiency symptoms:

breathing difficulties, brittle nails, iron deficiency anaemia (pale skin, fatigue), headache, depression, poor memory, mental confusion, constipation, lack of stomach acid.
In children: lack of appetite, reduced growth, poor immunity, learning and behavioural difficulties.


coffee, tea, excess phosphorus, zinc (excessive intake), manganese.

food sources:

molasses, brewer’s yeast, wheat germ, whole grains, kelp (tablets or powder), eggs, fish, organ meats, peas, beans, pulses, parsley, vegetables, muscle meats, poultry, nuts

Health information is not a substitute for good diagnosis,
and a doctor should be consulted when illness is present