What Is The Recommended Daily Intake For Iron?


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jerome penn Profile
jerome penn answered
It is recommended that the average daily intake of iron is able to provide a sufficient amount of the substance to help meet the nutrient requirements of all health individuals in all age and gender groups. The required amount that is sufficient is based on the amount of iron that is lost in excrement, urine and sweat. This amounts to around 1mg every day. For women, however, more iron is lost during pregnancy and growth, and hence women require a larger amount of iron than men.

For young people, it is recommended that between 10 and 15 mg of iron is consumed, as not all iron in the body is available for the body’s use. Hence, taking in another 1 mg is simply not enough. For children it is between 8 and 10 mg, and for pregnant and breastfeeding women it is between 20 and 30 mg per day.

Iron is an abundant metal found on earth, and perhaps is surprisingly one of the most important parts to biology and human life. It’s incredibly important, too, for many proteins and enzymes in the body that allow for good health. It helps with oxygen transportation, and is also important for the regulation of cell growth. Having too little iron in the body can limit the delivery of oxygen to cells, which can result in fatigue and a poor immunity.

Nearly two-thirds of the iron found in the body is within hemoglobin. This is the protein that is found in red blood cells. Without it, the body generally functions poorly. Hence, there is a recommended daily intake for iron that everybody should try and stick to.
Kath Senior Profile
Kath Senior answered
Governments recommend a normal daily intake of iron for people of different ages and also a maximum intake level so that the dangers of iron toxicity do not arise.

Children between 7 and 12 months old need 11 milligrams of iron per day, males and females needed this same amount. After the age of 1, the requirement drops to 7 milligrams per day and then rises up to 10 milligrams per day for children up to 8. After the age of 14, the requirements for girls and boys diverge because girls begin menstruating and need to take in extra supplies of iron to replenish their stores. Girls require 15 milligrams of iron per day in their diet as opposed to boys who need take in 11 milligrams per day.

In the normal adult, women need 18 milligrams of iron per day, men only 8 milligrams per day. After the age of 50 the daily intake of iron in both sexes can be reduced to about 8 milligrams per day.

Pregnant women have the highest requirements for iron of all ~ they require 27 milligrams per day for their bodies to cope with the iron demands of the growing embryo and placenta.
Bill Burns Profile
Bill Burns answered
It varies depending on your age and sex.  

Women 18-51 require 18mg per day, while men of the same age group require 8mg per day.
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Anonymous answered
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