Iron is an essential nutrient for your body, which you get from your food. It is needed for you mental and physical health and to keep your energy levels up.1,2 Sometimes your body’s demands for iron can outstrip supply, and this can lead to iron deficiency. Iron deficiency causes many symptoms including fatigue, dizziness, and shortness of breath.3,4
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