Tuesday, July 15, 2014

3 Signs When You Need An Iron Boost

Do you need an Iron boost? If someone told you recently that you’re looking pale – take that as a warning, not as a compliment! (Unless, that’s because of your make-up) We are all guilty of misinterpreting the signs. Often times, we brush off the symptoms of Iron deficiency believing that these are just effects of sleepless nights or a long day at work. Don’t go blaming the wrong things. Know what you need to watch out for.
  • Fatigue
    • Ranting constantly because you’re just too tired lately? “Accept it, you’re getting old!” is the dismissive reply we often get. But take note, tiredness is not always just a ‘sign of aging’, it can be a sign of iron deficiency too.
  • Lack of Focus
    • Can’t concentrate? Yes, your annoying officemate can be a factor or there’s just so much going on you can’t think clearly. But don’t forget that too little iron affects the blood circulation in the brain. This may be the reason why you’re having a hard time to focus.
  • Paleness
    • Sporting a new look? Nude make-up may be the latest trend, but if you’re looking pale even with a bit of blush on – that’s not the look you’re aiming for. Check your iron level. It may be the key to bringing back your glow!

We are often unaware of what our body really needs. But if you know what to check and take time to look closely, you won’t miss the signs. Remember, Iron deficiency not only affects your looks and performance, it may also put your overall health and well-being at risk. So the next time you’re feeling tired, consider giving yourself a boost – an iron boost that is.