Vitamins and minerals are essential to a myriad of physiologic functions, and a defficiency results in a wide variety of disorders. Among these disorders one of them is the inability of mammals to maintain body temperature adequately in cold. A study has been seen/published that Iron-deficient humans are unable to maintain their body temperature during exposure to cold.
Cold Associated Anaemia
Iron deficiency may exert its effects on body temperature through two distinct, yet related, mechanisms, one involving anaemia and the other involving tissue iron deficiency. Iron-deficiency anaemia results in decreased oxygen transport from the lungs to tissues, and this reduction in oxygen availability inhibits physiological responses to cold, including peripheral vasoconstriction, a heat- conserving process, and increased metabolic rate, a heat-generating process. The inability to conserve and produce body heat properly accounts for hypoxia-induced hypothermia (Low Body Temperature). Hypoxia, created by reducing the oxygen content or the pressure of inspired air, results in hypothermia Iron-deficient anaemic patients rapidly become hypothermic when placed in a cold environment (39°F [4°C]), However correcting their anaemia by supplementing and restoring micronutrients results in better thermoregulation.
As per recent research of NCBI by John L. Beard on Micronutrient Deficiency States and Thermoregulation in the Cold, the deficiency of iron can be circumvented by Colocasia Arabica which is one of the richest source of Iron due to its erthyropoetic stimulatory action, along with Colocasia, Withania Somnifera increases RBC production by acting on bone marrow. It has also been studied that several micronutrients like Zinc, Copper, etc. are vital in the process of thermoregulation in the human body. Nature is considered as an ever giving fountain of wealth in terms of nutritive value encapsulated in its herbs. For eg. Helianthus Annuus is a rich source of Zinc, Selenium, magnesium which increases the inter cellular metabolism and hence produces heat. Another herb linum usitatissimum supplements alpha- linoleicacid, a form of fat, which acts as natural insulator for the human body.
An increase in blood circulation also regulates the body temperature with vitamin B complex has been shown to increase the blood circulation. Various herbs such as wheat bran are a treasure of vitamin content & supplements Vitamin B6, thiamine to keep the engine of heat running.
A blend of all these herbs along with 29 herbs is available with a brand named Amyron. A phytomineral bone therapy which can play a vital role in the thermoregulation in the cold by increasing the Haemoglobin level and providing micronutrients, with this warmth from mother nature, winter will be less cold.