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ESS 3 notes - Micro Minerals Most problematic minerals:...

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Micro Minerals Most problematic minerals: calcium (macro) and iron (micro Micro= less than 100 mg needed a day IRON Hemoglobin- is a protein molecule that has four irons in the red blood cells that binds oxygen and moves it around Myoglobin: is a protein in the muscles that binds oxygen and carries it to the mitochondria you need iron for both of these factors increasing iron absorption: 1. increased need 2. adequate digestive tract and stomach acidity (hydrochloric acids) don’t take antacids unless directed 3. adequate vitamin c 4. ferrous form of iron (from animals) a. aka heme form b. easier to absorb because it is chemically similar and use 5. MFP Factor a. Meat , fish and poultry factor b. There appears to be something in meat products that increases the absorption of both heme and non heme iron 6. Smaller doses a. Esp with supplementation 7. High altitudes a. Creates higher need for 02 8. Contamination iron a. Less important than it used to be b. Iron in foods leached from cast iron cooking ware
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