Category Archives: Iron

Ayurvedic Mandur Bhasma: Hepatoprotective Effects

Ayurvedic medicine is an Indian form of medicine that dates back many thousands of years. In ayurvedic medicine, a bhasma is a metallic or mineral preparation, which is treated with herbal juices or within a decoction and exposed to heat. … Continue reading

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Mandur Bhasma: Hepatoprotective Agent

mandur bhasma (also called mandoor bhasma) is an Ayurvedic formula made from the ferric oxide form of iron. This iron is processed to improve its bioavailability. This processing involves calcination (heating) the iron oxide in order to purify it. Mandur … Continue reading

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Zinc Absorption: Don’t Overdo the Iron

Zinc and iron are the two most abundant trace minerals in the human body. The importance of these minerals is reflected in the relatively large intake of each that is required for health. Adults require somewhere between 10 to 20 … Continue reading

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Iron Deficiency: Is It Affecting Your Mental Performance?

Iron is an important trace mineral required for the correct function of the haemoglobin molecule. However, as well as this important function, iron is also required as a cofactor in a number of enzymes including the hydroxylase enzymes used by … Continue reading

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Picky Eaters: Watch Your Zinc and Iron Intakes

It s difficult to define picky eating, because all individuals show rejection behaviour for certain foods. However, if the rejection is consistent and over a broad category of foods, that person may be described as a picky eater. Picky eating … Continue reading

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Organic Versus Inorganic Minerals: Which is Best?

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How Long Does it Take To Restore Iron Levels?

Iron is an essential trace mineral required for human health. Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency Worldwide. The most well known role for iron in humans is that of a component of the haemoglobin molecule found in red … Continue reading

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Any Old Iron? – Correcting an Iron Deficiency

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Could Western Iron Status be Poorer Than Thought?

Experimental methods for measuring the intakes of, and plasma levels of, most micronutrients do exist, however these are not practical to apply to large populations. Instead such small scale measurements are often confined to the research setting. The current intakes … Continue reading

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How Long To Restore Iron Levels?

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