Cognitive functioning has been related to nutritional and physical factors. One study, by Penn State, focused on iron status and aerobic fitness in young-adult female students, given the high rate of iron deficiency and declines in fitness reported in this population.
In the study evidence suggested female college students who were fit and had normal iron levels achieved higher grade point averages than unfit women who were iron deficient. The difference in grade-point average was as much as 0.34 – enough to drop or increase a letter grade. The study analysed 105 women, all enrolled at Penn State, who had an average GPA of 3.68. Data showed that women with the highest levels of stored iron had the highest grades. In addition, those who were fittest and had adequate iron stores had higher grades than less-fit women with lower iron stores.
-Iron is a mineral needed for hemoglobin (the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen). Iron is also used for energy, as well as muscle and organ function.
-The source of all the body’s iron is food, such meat, eggs, fish, and leafy green vegetables. The body needs more iron at times of growth (adolescence), for pregnancy, during breastfeeding, or at times when there are low levels of iron in the body (such as after bleeding). Men, rarely, develop iron deficiency due to diet and the bodies ability to store iron for amounts of time. Women, however, can lose large amounts of iron because of menstrual bleeding, during pregnancy, or while breastfeeding. So women are more likely than men to develop an iron deficiency and may need to take an iron supplement.
-Symptoms of iron deficiency include: fatigue, weakness, chest pain, rapid heartbeat or shortness of breath, headache, dizziness, cold hands and feet Inflammation or soreness of your tongue, brittle nails, and poor appetite.
IronPro Complex™ is a dietary supplement that provides iron in a highly absorbable form. Our IronPRO Complex™ formula provides superior bioavailability: The form of iron in this vitamin supplement is highly absorbable, and does not induce iron-related digestive distress or free-radical problems. Iron is an essential micronutrient that the body does not produce on its own. The most important function of iron in the body is the production of hemoglobin and myoglobin (the form of hemoglobin found in muscle tissue) and the oxygenation of red blood cells.
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