Iron and Sports Nutrition
Iron is an essential part of hemoglobin (oxygen-carrying component of the blood) and therefore very important for oxidative energy production. The harder you work out, the more oxygen needs to be transported from your lungs to your muscles and if you don't consume enough iron, performance will lack. The more oxygen you can supply to your working muscles, the better. Iron is even more important for female athletes because they lose some iron in their menstrual flow every month. Find more sports nutrition related topics at nutrition main.