Iron is responsible for several vital bodily functions, such as oxygen transportation. It is part of the hemoglobin molecule, which binds to oxygen, hence its distribution from the lungs to the rest of the body. Iron is also essential for red blood cell formation and is a part of enzymes, in particular cytochrome, where it serves as an electron carrier. Iron is therefore a carrier of energy within cells.
Iron contributes to:
- Normal cognitive function
- Energy-yielding metabolism
- Normal formation of red blood cells and hemoglobin
- Normal transfer of oxygen throughout the body
- Normal immune system function
- Reduction of tiredness and fatigue
- Cell division
Mana is nutritionally complete food. Enjoy it as part of a balanced and healthy lifestyle.
Vitamin and mineral requirements in human nutrition: report of a joint FAO/WHO expert consultation, Bangkok, Thailand, 21–30 September 1998.