About 20% of women, 50% of pregnant women, and 3% of men do not have enough iron in their body. India has the highest prevalence of iron deficiency. The incidence is even higher among Indian women, with around 50% of women having low haemoglobin levels: GlobalData Healthcare 2018.
Because the solution seems quite simple - to have more iron - the statistics are alarming.
What is Iron Deficiency
Iron deficiency occurs when our body does not have sufficient iron to produce haemoglobin it needs. Haemoglobin is the part of the red blood cells that binds with oxygen. Without enough haemoglobin, oxygen is not delivered to all parts of the body. This results in tissues and organs failing to function efficiently.
Signs of iron deficiency
What is even more worrisome is that some of the symptoms can be misleading. Low concentration, high mood swings and depleted energy levels are mistaken to be regular events. It is a fact that iron deficiency is an endemic event in our society. The numbers are higher amongst women and children. Without adequate iron in our systems, we are unable to generate sufficient levels of oxygen for the production of energy.
Understand the signs and realise what it means.
- Unusual Tiredness
- Shortness of breath
- Headaches & dizziness
- Heart palpitations
- Dry skin and hair
- Swelling and soreness of mouth and tongue
- Restless legs
- Brittle nails
Do not underestimate any of these signs. At first, they might seem mild and even tolerable. As the days go by, these symptoms will worsen as the iron deficiency becomes more severe.
It is vital to understand the reasons behind the low levels of iron. Each individual is built differently, and it is vital to understand our needs before trying to resolve the iron deficiency.
1. Poor iron absorption
When the food has a sufficient amount of iron but it is hard to digest, low stomach acidity could be one of the reasons. Poor gut functions and bacterial imbalances are also other reasons for poor iron absorption. Certain medications reduce acidity levels, causing iron deficiency.
2. Insufficient intake of iron
Improper diet or a diet lacking necessary iron quantities combined with iron supplements could cause side effects such as liver and heart diseases. Understand your body’s requirements. Too much iron in the body is also harmful.
3. The inability of the system to use iron
High levels of heavy metals in the body, such as mercury and lead block iron absorption. Mineral imbalances lead to copper, calcium etc. to compete with iron absorption.
The complications that arise out of iron deficiency could be severe. It could mean slow growth with development delays in children. Adults face heart problems including enlarged heart or heart failure due to the lack of oxygen.
Since iron deficiency does not present visible symptoms, a blood test would be required to confirm the same. While the test results might vary depending on the individual, one thing is very clear. The iron levels in the system are dependant on two variables.
- A healthy and balanced diet
- A strong body to appreciate the iron in the body and absorb it
The next step: Maharishi’s Raktda
Understanding the symptoms of iron deficiency and the reasons for the low levels of iron in the system is but the first step. A holistic solution must be adopted.
Raktda works on a very simple but brilliant underlying principle: it works with your body’s intelligence and helps it draw the required amount of iron from your diet naturally. It is an infallible strategy. It manages the daily iron requirements of the body so that the blood is strengthened with the power of iron. This gives you the ability to do whatever you want and draw the most from your life. It also provides calcium & Vitamin C in addition to iron that synergistically maintains iron levels in the blood naturally without any side effects.
Benefits of Raktda
If the body doesn't absorb its needed amount of iron, it becomes iron deficient. RAKTDA enables you to get the iron you need and through that improve the functioning of your blood vessels. It is vital to eat a balanced diet, and at the same time ensure that your body is empowered to absorb the vital nutrients naturally.
Too much iron in your body can cause harmful side effects such as constipation and heart issues. Too little iron brings fatigue and weakness. Raktda enhances your system to maintain haemoglobin levels naturally and have a healthy life balance.
With no unwanted intake of chemicals and inorganic matter, your body will be automatically attuned to a healthier and natural way of life. Believe in the natural ayurvedic power to unlock a better existence.
Maharishi’s journey is based on the confluence of authentic ayurveda with modern science. Take care of yourselves with natural solutions that provide holistic care for your body, mind and soul. Unlock experiences empowered by Raktda.