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Wheatgrass and Immunity: Iron

Your body needs the right amount of iron to remain strong and resistant to infection. You probably know that iron is necessary to stay alert and energetic. It keeps your mind as well as your body working properly. Iron is helpful for endurance athletes, especially women, who lose iron through both excessive physical activity and menstruation. Most of the iron in your body is found in your muscle cells (myoglobin) and red blood cells (hemoglobin). 

Iron carries oxygen to your cells. If you don’t get enough enough of this mineral, you can develop anemia. This condition causes you to have smaller amounts of hemoglobin. Anemia leaves you vulnerable to infection and disease, including COVID-19. If you don’t get enough iron, you’ll feel tired all the time, and may even suffer cognitive decline. Iron also helps convert blood sugar into energy and helps your body make new cells, neurotransmitters, and amino acids.   

Why Iron is Important

To improve immunity and give yourself more protection against COVID-19, make sure you get  enough iron every day.  Adult men should get 8 milligrams of iron daily. Women need 18 milligrams, and pregnant women should get 27 mg daily. Women need more iron than men due to menstruation, breastfeeding and postpartum health concerns. According to the U.S. Department of Health, 91 percent of women may not get enough iron from their diet.

If you have an ulcer, gastrointestinal disease  or kidney disease, you’ll need to take more iron. Vegans and vegetarians will need to get more iron from supplements, as red meat is a primary source of iron.

High-quality wheatgrass contains iron, along with zinc, Vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, magnesium and potassium to strengthen your immune system. Since taking too much iron can be harmful, wheatgrass is a better choice than standalone iron supplements that may provide more iron than needed for a normal, healthy adult. You shouldn’t get more than 45 mgs of iron a day. 

Get more iron - and other immunity-boosting nutrients - everyday by taking a wheatgrass supplement. Wheatgrass is loaded with magnesium and potassium, which improve your infection-fighting capabilities. Magnesium and potassium are also vital to maintain heart health and stabilize blood pressure. Wheatgrass provides these vitamins naturally, and in amounts that aren’t too high or too low.  Some vitamin and mineral supplements contain three or more times the RDA of a particular nutrient, and in many cases these nutrients are produced synthetically. Excess iron levels may lead to Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease.  This study examines the relationship between increased ferritin (a protein used to store iron) and COVID-19, but results are inconclusive. It is important to make sure you get the right amount of iron daily, not too much or too little.  

Synthetic vitamins and minerals won’t give you the same quality of nutrients as wheatgrass. 

Including wheatgrass and other greens in your diet will kill some infections, even ones resistant to  antibiotics, according to a 2015 study published in the Journal of Dental Research and Review. Wheatgrass has been shown to fight infections in cancer patients, according to another study.

 

Symptoms of Iron Deficiency 

Low iron levels make  you more susceptible to infections. Red blood cells bring oxygen to your spleen to fight infections, and they also carry oxygen to lymph nodes. Your lymph nodes have white blood cells that fight infection. Without  proper iron intake, your red and white blood cells won’t be able to protect you from infection.   

If you have low iron, you won’t be able to fight off pathogens and prevent COVID-19 and other illnesses. Iron deficiency causes a decrease in red blood cells that carry hemoglobin throughout the body. This lack of hemoglobin causes fatigue, pale skin, headaches, dizziness, dry skin and heart palpitations.  

 If you have cracks on the sides of your lips or a swollen tongue, you may have an iron deficiency.  Angular cheilitis (lip inflammation) is also caused by a zinc deficiency, wearing a mask, or wearing dentures. Excessive hair loss (over 100 strands a day) is also a sign of iron deficiency.   

When you have low hemoglobin levels, your heart works overtime to  carry oxygen. This may  make you heat beat faster, or give you an irregular heart beat. Lesser-known symptoms of iron deficiency include cold hands and feet, anxiety and brittle fingernails. 

If you have one or more of these symptoms, take action to get healthy and build up your iron   reserves. Take a wheatgrass supplement daily and improve your lifestyle (more exercise, restful sleep, 10-15 minutes of direct sunlight a day) to improve your immune system and boost your chances of avoiding COVID-19.  

 Why Wheatgrass Instead of Multivitamins? 

Wheatgrass contains every vitamin or mineral you can think of, including Vitamins A,E,C,K, B-complex vitamins. Magnesium is the primary mineral in chlorophyll, the green pigment that comprises wheatgrass. Other minerals in wheatgrass include potassium, selenium, zinc, copper, calcium, phosphorus and manganese. Wheatgrass also contains amino acids and hundreds of enzymes - naturally. You can’t find all these nutrients in any popular multivitamin. 

Happy Girl and Other Wheatgrass Love Supplements Build Up Immunity 

Wheatgrass Love supplements contain high-value wheatgrass, and they are manufactured    following strict GMP (good manufacturing practice) guidelines. You can choose from three products - Happy Girl Mood Enhancing Supplement, REVV Natural Energy Supplement, and Zeal O2 Natural Weight Loss Supplement.

All Wheatgrass Love Supplements are made with the same pure, high-grade wheatgrass, but each product has its own unique blend of extra ingredients Happy Girl is made for mood support and energy. If you occasionally get the blues (mild to moderate depression), Happy Girl is a natural alternative to prescription medication. 

The ingredients in the proprietary blend include goldenseal, white willow bark, cayenne pepper, gingko biloba, and ginger. (Although it’s called Happy Girl, men can use it too). REVV is a chocolate mint wafer that combines wheatgrass, cocoa, caffeine, and choline bitartrate to give you more energy and clarity. Zeal O2 helps you control your metabolism naturally while improving your well-being with hundreds of nutrients in wheatgrass. The proprietary blend in this product includes  green tea extract and citrus aurantium to burn fat without side effects, urva ursi, cayenne pepper, ginger and ginkgo biloba. 

Learn more about Wheatgrass Love products and how they can boost your immunity here. 

 

 

 

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