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Iron: This Life-Saving Mineral Found to Actually Increase Senility in Many

Iron: This Life-Saving Mineral Found to Actually Increase Senility in Many

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  • Iron is an essential metal for your health, but too much can lead to the production of free radicals that can damage neurons in your brain, along with other tissues and organs
  • Excess iron accumulation in the brain is a consistent observation in Alzheimer's disease; a new animal study revealed that reducing iron levels in the blood triggered levels of beta-amyloid, which are associated with Alzheimer’s, to return to normal
  • Separate research also showed that reducing excess iron in the brain can alleviate Alzheimer's-like symptoms in mice
  • A serum ferritin blood test is a simple way to determine if your iron levels are too high; if they are, donating blood or getting a prescription for therapeutic phlebotomy is a simple solution

By Dr. Mercola

Iron is essential for virtually every life form, including humans, where it is a key part of various proteins and enzymes, involved in the transport of oxygen and the regulation of cell growth and differentiation, among other uses.

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