Summary of “Iron deficiency: 6 signs you’re low in iron”

Low iron is the most common and widespread nutritional disorder in the world, and is the only nutrient deficiency that is significantly prevalent in the western world, according to the World Health Organisation.
A staggering 2 billion people are thought to suffer from some degree of iron deficiency.
Do people keep kindly pointing out that you look like you need a holiday? Low iron could be the culprit.
If the inside of your lips, your gums, and the inside of your bottom eyelids are less red than usual, low iron may be the reason behind this.4.
You’re not absorbing iron properly: Digestive disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease and coeliac disease can impact on your body’s ability to absorb iron.
One study reported that adding a small amount of vitamin C to a meal rich in non-haeme iron yielded an almost 3-fold increase in iron absorption.
What about iron supplements? If you suspect you’re low in iron, it’s perfectly safe to increase your intake of iron-rich foods.
I don’t recommend taking an iron supplement until you have a blood test from your GP to measure your body’s iron stores, as too much iron can actually be harmful to the body.

The orginal article.