What is food mineral?

Minerals are inorganic elements that originate in the earth and cannot be made in the body. They play important roles in various bodily functions and are necessary to sustain life and maintain optimal health, and thus are essential nutrients.

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Problems with high iron intake

Excessive iron intake can also cause problems. In healthy people, taking high doses of iron supplements (especially on an empty stomach) can cause an upset stomach, constipation, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, and fainting.

Too much iron in the tissues and organs leads to the production of free radicals and increases the need for vitamin E.

Acute high doses of iron can damage the intestinal mucosa and cause systemic shock and death. Continuous exposure to lower amounts may interfere with the metabolism of copper and zinc

Extremely high doses of iron (in the hundreds or thousands of mg) can cause organ failure, coma, convulsions, and death. High levels of iron have also been found in association with heart disease and cancer.

The buildup or iron in the tissues has been associated with a rare disease known as hemochromatosis, a hereditary disorder of iron metabolism that is found mostly in men and that causes excessive absorption of iron from both foods and supplements, leading to bronze skin pigmentation, arthritis, cirrhosis of the over, diabetes and heart disorders. People with this disorder should avoid using iron supplements and vitamin C supplements.
Problems with high iron intake

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