Minerals - Iron cofactor for many enzymes in the body...

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Iron cofactor for many enzymes in the body involved in collegen synthesis along with water soluble vitamin A B C electron transport chain releases enzyme immunity huge part of red blood cells-->80% of iron in the body attaches to hemogloblin and binds oxygen and brings oxygen from the lungs to the tissues iron is absorbed in the intestines and is regulated in the intestes low iron-->intestines make more transport protein to absorb more iron high iron--> make less iron, absorbed less iron binds TRANSFERIN a transport protein in blood and that is how it gets to the tissue most of iron goes to the bone marrow to make hemogloblin and RBC some of the iron is put into storage in the liver//Ferin binds iron for storage urine/skin/intestine a LITTLe bit is excreted 90% is reused--> blood loss is the only way to lose iron (period in women) Heme-iron is found in the muscle, associtiated with hemoglobin only animal muscles Non-heme iron (the diet supplies most of the non-heme iron) plants meats increase absorbtion of NON-heme iron
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