Nowadays, food fortification is a common food proposition. Its a major marketing strategy. From noodles, canned goods, breakfast cereals and infant formulas are nutrient fortified.
One of the common nutrient added to food is IRON. I bet IRONMAN has lot of this!
Iron, one of the most abundant metals on Earth, is essential to most life forms and to normal human physiology. Iron is an integral part of many proteins and enzymes that maintain good health. In humans, iron is an essential component of proteins involved in oxygen transport. It is also essential for the regulation of cell growth and differentiation. A deficiency of iron limits oxygen delivery to cells, resulting in fatigue, poor work performance, and decreased immunity.
This Dholphin Plus Special Pancit Bihon is enriched with iron. Consider it as on of your choice.
But BEWARE! To much iron is not good.
Iron intake of more than 45 milligrams a day may cause stomach upset. Intake must be regulated as they are not readily lost out of the body. Large amounts of ingested iron can cause excessive levels of iron in the blood. High blood levels of free ferrous iron react with peroxides to produce free radicals, which are highly reactive and can damage DNA, proteins, lipids, and other cellular components.
Marvin is the lead chocolate maker of Ben and Lyn Chocolate Inc. Has strong background in food research and development. Occasionally conducts training and lectures. Lecturer of Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines. Do coaching and consultancy services on his free time.