The same element that makes Mars the red planet makes your blood red too – iron. This mineral is at the center of your ability to transport oxygen to the brain. It is the center of hemoglobin, the oxygen transporting protein in blood. It is also a crucial cofactor in the synthesis of mood-regulating neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin.

Iron helps form the cytochrome system in our liver that metabolizes and eliminates toxins. Two forms of iron exist in The Famacy: plants contain non-heme iron and meat contains heme-iron. Plants have molecules that hold onto their iron. Studies show that the heme-iron in meat is the most absorbable form of iron, and also increases the absorption of non-heme iron in plants.

Without this essential element, the brain doesn’t develop properly. In fact, iron deficiency is the top nutritional deficiency in the world and a major cause of preventable brain damage. Teenagers with low iron score lower on cognitive tests, and a lack of iron during brain development leads to learning and concentration problems later on in life.

Top Farmacy Sources: Clams, Oysters, Beans, Grassfed Beef and Lamb, Duck, Liver, Sardines, Spinach, Pumpkin seeds, Dark Chocolate, Molasses