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Iron deficiency is a common nutritional disorder, affecting a large number of women and children in both developing and industrialized countries. According to the World Health Organization, over 30% of the world’s population – approximately 2 billion people, are anemic due to iron deficiency.


Iron deficiency is dangerous and is easily diagnosed by a simple blood test. If you are deficient in iron and have trouble obtaining enough iron through dietary sources, iron supplementation may be a good alternative. For more information about iron, please visit:

  1. Iron Deficiency Anemia: A Common and Curable Disease

    Jeffery L. Miller, Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine, 2013

  2. iron - Health Professional Fact Sheet

    Office of dietary supplements, National Institutes of Health, 2016


People who are vegan may have a greater chance of being iron deficient because high-fat meat products are the best source of iron.

  1. Who is at risk of iron deficiency?

    National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, 2014