Iron and Hair Testing
Iron and Anemia
- A low iron to copper ratio indicates a trend toward anemia.
- Copper in excess amounts can contribute to iron deficiency anemia. This is because it by interferes with iron absorption and decreased the metabolic activity of iron.
Iron and Depression
- A link has been associated between iron deficiency and emotional disturbances; such as depression and anxiety states.
- Iron is important for amino acid metabolism and is involved in the formation of monoamine oxidase (MAO), dopamine, serotonin, and other neurotransmitters.