The human body needs fats, proteins, carbohydrates and vitamins to survive. Trace elements belong to the group of minerals. They are essential for the human organism and are responsible for many important tasks. Humans only need small amounts of these minerals. Strictly speaking, it is about 50mg per kilo of body mass.
The German Society for Nutrition (DGE) recommends a daily iron intake of 10 to 15 mg for an adult. Children should consume about 10 mg of iron per day. Pregnant and breastfeeding women are recommended to take in large amounts, as they have to provide the unborn child with iron. They should take in about 20 to 30 mg of iron a day.
When taking vitamins in the form of food supplements, you should pay particular attention to their correct intake. This includes not only the essential intake point, but also the right combination of vitamins. There are vitamins that can be taken together and should even be combined together to improve their effectiveness.
The daily requirement of vitamins, minerals and trace elements varies greatly. On the one hand, it is particularly important to consider factors such as gender, size and age. On the other hand, life circumstances such as pregnancy should be taken into account.
Iron is an important trace element that significantly regulates the transport of oxygen in the body. A chronic iron deficiency can lead to symptoms such as anaemia, fatigue, headaches and concentration problems. It is therefore all the more important to correctly determine a too low iron value.