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Iron Levels Related to Healthy Brain Functioning

In the Proceedings of the Academy of Sciences, the following article related the level of circulating iron to optimal brain structure. This is a very complex article but the bottom line is that YOU NEED ADEQUATE IRON FOR A HEALTHY BRAIN, whether or not you have ADHD. Iron is essential for the production of “myelin” in certain brain cells. Myelin allows brain impulses to be carried at at very high  speeds. Without it, our brains do not function normally. This is one more piece of evidence affirming how important it is to check iron levels in children with ADHD, and supplement when they are not adequate.

transferrin levels & brain structure

 

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