Natural supplements for anemia, what they are and when to take them

 , Naturopath

L'anemia it is a pathological condition that requires special attention from the attending physician. When not in severe form, however, gods can be used natural supplements. Let's find out better.

> 1. What is anemia

> 2. The causes of anemia

> 3. Food supplements for anemia

> 4. Phytotherapeutic supplements


Brewer's yeast among food supplements against anemia


What is anemia

Anemia is a condition of the body characterized by a decrease in the number of red blood cells present in the blood and / or the amount of hemoglobin, an iron-containing pigment in red blood cells, which carries oxygen from the lungs to the tissues.


The causes of anemia

In most cases anemia occurs due to loss of blood, hemoglobin and iron, for example as a result of peptic ulcer, hemorrhoids and in women suffering from menorrhagia and metrorrhagia.

People women of childbearing age are most at risk of anemia, pregnant women, breastfeeding women, athletes, children and adolescents.


A metal against anemia: iron!


Food supplements for anemia

Among the food supplements for anemia are:

  • Folic acid: enters the formation of red blood cells. It is present in brewer's yeast, in ox liver, in many legumes (beans, chickpeas, lentils), in dark green leafy vegetables (such as spinach), in orange juice, in milk, in salmon, in dried fruit (walnuts, peanuts, almonds , dates).
  • Vitamin B12: allows the use of folic acid and the formation of red blood cells. It is found mainly in foods of animal origin, liver, fish, eggs, cheese and meat, but also in cereals and brewer's yeast.
  • Vitamin C is an antioxidant that fights free radical damage, promotes iron absorption and strengthens blood vessels. It is found in numerous foods such as citrus fruits, tomatoes, strawberries, kiwis, spinach, etc.


Phytotherapeutic supplements

  • Corylus avellana (hazelnut): the bud extract has the property of stimulating erythropoiesis.
  • Angelica sinensis (Chinese angelica): it is an excellent blood tonic.
  • Medicago sativa (alfalfa): the mother tincture is indicated in the manifestations of iron deficiency anemia.
  • Trigonella foenum graecum (Fenugreek): fenugreek seeds have an anti-anemic action.
  • Tamarix gallica (tamarice): young tamarisk shoots stimulate the bone marrow in the production of red blood cells.


Discover the importance of vitamin B12 and folic acid


Other articles on anemia:
> Foods for anemia in pregnancy
> The role of iron in the treatment of Mediterranean anemia


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