Function

Iron contributes to

  • normal energy-yielding metabolism
  • the normal function of the immune system
  • the reduction of tiredness and fatigue
  • the formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin
  • normal oxygen transport in the body
  • normal cognitive function
  • normal cognitive development of children
  • and has a role in the process of cell division

Facts

NRV*: 14 mg

Quantity**: approx. 700 g meat (2 – 3 portions),  88 g wheat bran or  100 g soy flour.

Info: Iron from animal products is better absorbed. Vitamin C increases iron absorption. Women and adolescents have a higher need of iron than men;  the recommended daily amount of iron for men is 10 mg.

*NRV (Nutrient Reference Value) according to Regulation (EU) 1169/2011
**Food quantity based on the NRV per day