If you turn over your daily multivitamin bottle, you will likely notice that iron makes an appearance on the Supplement Facts label.
While the formulation of each multivitamin product may be a mystery, the inclusion of iron is not. Iron plays a vital role in body function. And depending on your diet, consuming an iron supplement may be one of your best sources of iron.
Here we will look at a few surprising facts about iron’s biological role in the human body.
Bodies are extremely complex. Though we often think of our bodies as pure biology, the truth is chemistry is the catalyst that makes the human-machine run. The twists and turns in the complicated system of chemistry and human function can lead to some shocking revelations.
Case in point:
There is acid in our blood. And it plays an important role in our respiratory system.
Most people remember the periodic table from their high school chemistry class. They might even be able to name a few elements. But most people do not know how the elements they studied in high school show up in their medications.
Imagine a future where the only emissions cars produce are water vapor and warm air. To some, this may sound like science fiction. But car manufacturers have already started selling cars like this in select markets throughout California and the northeast.
Every home in the developed world has chemistry running from its sinks. To enjoy the simple luxury of constant access to clean water, chemists have had to find ways to make our water supply safe for mass consumption.
One of the best things about living in the twenty-first century is our access to products and medicines that make our lives more enjoyable. Modern living can be hectic. Yet our lives are considerably more carefree than that of our ancestors. Or at least more comfortable.
Whether protecting our skin to stay youthful or to keep it healthy, sunscreen is one of the best ways to keep your skin from burning while enjoying the great outdoors. As consumers, we often forget that the products we use daily are the product of chemical science.