Vitamin B12 Methylcobalamin is essential for cell growth and replication. The liver may not convert cyanocobalamin, the common supplemental form of vitamin B12, into adequate amounts of methylcobalamin which the body needs for proper nerve cell and other functioning.
Iron is a structural component of hemoglobin which carries oxygen to every cell in your body. About 70% of your total body iron is present as hemoglobin, 3% is present in your muscles as myoglobin, & the rest is found in ferritin which, together with hemosiderin, forms the major storage sources of iron.
Iron deficiency is the most prevalent nutritional deficiency world-wide & is seen commonly in Dr. Slagle's practice. Those at highest risk for iron deficiency are vegetarians, teenagers, children, junk food eaters, pre-menopausal women, the elderly, those with recurrent infections, those chronically using aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory pain medicines, and those with chronic gastrointestinal disorders.
Chronically low iron causes numerous adverse changes in your immune system, resulting in recurrent colds, flus, & other infections. Many children with repeated infections are suffering from low iron levels.
SYMPTOMS OF DEFICIENCY :
- Impaired learning
- Poor memory
- Decreased attention span
- Appetite loss
- Difficulty swallowing
- Joint soreness
- Sores on skin
- Hair loss
- Sore or burning tongue
- Brittle, flat, or spoon shaped nails
- Longitudinal ridges on nails
- Heart palpitations on exertion
- Shortness of breath
- Cold extremities
- Decreased resistance to infection
- Anemia (hypochromic, microcytic)
- Numbness & tingling
- Night sweats
- Fragile bones
- Growth impairment
- Eye soreness
For more information see Dr Slagle's "IRON DEFICIENCY / IRON EXCESS / HEMOCHROMATOSIS" newsletter
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