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Blood Donors

Iron helps with red blood cell production and haemoglobin formation, which are essential to life and wellbeing. The main adverse effect of blood donation is iron loss, so blood donors need to maintain a healthy balanced diet to maintain their Iron levels. Blood donors may benefit from taking an iron supplement if they are unable to replenish their iron stores through diet alone.
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Report shows significant difference in iron requirements for men and women

November 27, 2018

Dr Dawn Harper has released an iron report sponsored by Active Iron. The report has revealed a significant difference in iron requirements for men and for women. Many of us don’t even know how much iron we need, or how to get it. The essential mineral is explained in Dr…

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Exercise is vital to your health but if you need more iron this can be a challenge

October 16, 2018

Exercise is vital to your health, both physical and mental. Hitting the gym – despite often being the last thing on your mind if you’re feeling tired or low – is actually a stress-reliever. Working out releases endorphins in the brain, which are the body’s natural feel-good hormones. When you’re…

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5 tips if you’re afraid to give blood

December 5, 2017

Giving blood is nothing to be afraid of. You’re in the hands of trained professionals who have done this thousands (if not millions) of times. If you really want to donate, but you’re shaking just thinking about it (ugh needles!), consider these top ten tips.
1. Bring a pal
Bring a friend with you – the more the merrier. It’s great to have a hand to squeeze or someone to chat…

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