Ferritin (bound, elemental blood iron)

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Anecdotal observations by John Thomas

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Ferritin iron: is a hemoprotein whose job is that of an iron storage molecule the body makes to LOCK-DOWN incoming elemental iron to minimize its reactive nature.


Unhealthy levels of ferritin (blood iron) are common because iron accumulates in the body.  It is vitally important to understand why and how iron accumulates in blood (and tissues) of healthy, normal people—and what can be done to clear excess iron from the body.

Excess ferritin iron plays big role in development of neurological conditions, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and vascular dementia.  Iron short-circuits brain neurons and is extremely inflammatory.

Fungal invasion of the body produces mycotoxin dominance of the vital organs, hormones and immune functions.  See Mold & Fungus Protocol.

The normal range of ferritin blood iron is 11 to 450 ng/ml.  Such a wide range should strike the reader as very, very odd.  Something odd about that very, wide range?

Question: “How can normal be anywhere between 11 & 450?”  Answer:  “It can’t! Lab interpretation of normal is the equivalent of Galen’s ‘four humors!’  Normal does not mean what people think it means, or what doctor tells them it means.  Normal is not normal!

The ideal ferritin iron level is ‘11’.   So, if your score is 77, you are seven times high.  If your score is 220, you are 20 times high, and so on.  It is common to see test results between 200 and 450.  The higher the score, the greater your risk of poor health, disease and premature death.

As ferritin levels rise with age, so does systemic, chronic inflammation.  And because inflammation is central to all disease and medical challenges, your ferritin level is central to maintenance and recovery of health.

Heme iron is a healthy form of dietary iron, as is iron from fresh green vegetables.   Healthy iron is NOT free [elemental] iron—and it is NOT excess ferritin iron, either!

Heme iron is a hemoprotein that the human and animal body creates so blood can transport oxygen.  Dietary heme iron derives from healthy, red meat and is very different than fortified [elemental] iron in the food supply that is overloading everyone’s body.

See Special Insights, How Iron Toxicity Affects Your Health Parts 1 & 2 by clicking Archive link below.


  1. Change your lifestyle and your diet.
  2. Embrace Young Again Club Protocols.
  3. Ask for help and be open to new ideas.

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