March 30, 2003 by  
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Haem (Heme)

A red, iron-containing pigment found in haemoglobin, which binds and carries oxygen in the red blood cells, releasing it to tissues which can exchange it for carbon dioxide. Each molecule of haem can carry one molecule of oxygen.

Linda Lazarides is Course Director of the School of Modern Naturopathy and author of eight books on health, nutrition and naturopathy.

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