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Where is iron stored in the body?

Iron is stored mainly in the liver as ferritin or hemosiderin. The main regulator of iron storage is ferritin.

Ferritin can release iron if the blood has a low iron concentration and it can help to store surplus iron if the blood and tissues have a high iron concentration. The average male has about 1,000 mg of stored iron in their body while a female on average has about 300mg.