Holland & Barrett stocks a range of iron tablets, including iron supplements that combine the mineral with other beneficial vitamins such as vitamin c. Iron is an essential mineral needed by the body for a number of functions. It helps to make haemoglobin and red-blood cells and is necessary for the transport of oxygen in the body. The mineral also has an important role in the healthy function of the immune system and is vital for cognitive development.
Natural sources of Iron
There are a number of healthy foods that naturally contain iron, such as eggs, fish, liver, whole grain and green leafy vegetables. Iron tablets can be taken as a supplement for those struggling to get their recommended daily allowance through diet. Certain groups such as pregnant or menstruating women are more at risk of iron deficiency than others due to a higher requirement of the mineral and high blood losses respectively.