Iron is essentially important in making red blood cells, which carry oxygen around the body. While most people will get all the iron they need from a balanced diet, some may be recommended supplements by a medical professional. The NHS website states: “Most people should be able to get all the iron they need by eating a varied and balanced diet. “If you take iron supplements, do not take too much as this could be harmful. “Taking 17mg or less a day of iron supplements is unlikely to cause any harm.”But continue taking a higher dose if advised to by a GP. “Some might also opt to take a Vitamin B (like Vitamin B12) or magnesium supplement to help improve energy levels. Foods rich in magnesium which can help improve energy levels include seeds, nuts, green leafy vegetables, whole grains and tofu.
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