If you’re feeling drained, there’s a good chance you’re deficient in iron. 

Iron deficiency is extremely common. Yet half of the people suffering from anaemia are undiagnosed. Symptoms include brain fog, fatigue, irritability and poor performance overall. 

There are two types of iron: Heme and non-heme. Heme iron comes from eating animal products while non-heme iron comes from eating plants. Most supplements are made from heme iron.

There are several factors that can lead to iron deficiency, such as vitamin C deficiency, drinking excessive alcohol or tea, medication, frequent blood donation and excess calcium.

In developing countries, gut parasites can lead to blood loss and anaemia.

There’s a wide range of factors to consider when deciding whether you should take iron supplements. This article will explore different situations where iron supplements might be necessary.