Iron is one of the essential minerals we probably all hear about and know the importance of having the right amount in our system. It is usually checked when we have blood work done to ensure we're not anemic. So although it is a trace mineral, it is an essential mineral to our bodies.
The body uses iron to produce hemoglobin in red blood cells that helps carry oxygen to our tissues. It also helps keep hair, skin and nails healthy; regulate body temperature; and, play a key role in the digestive and immune systems.
The body uses iron in gene regulation, detoxification, DNA production, energy production, and fighting free radicals that can cause aging and disease.