Besides iron, there are other nutrients that are important for making healthy blood cells. These nutrients are often deficient together rather than alone (Fishman et al., 2000).
Certain vitamins like vitamin A, folic acid, vitamin B12, riboflavin, and vitamin B6 are necessary for the normal production of red blood cells (Fishman et al., 2000).
They help in creating new and healthy red blood cells. On the other hand, vitamins C and E protect mature red blood cells from damage caused by harmful substances called free radicals (Fishman et al., 2000).
Some vitamins, like riboflavin, vitamin A, and vitamin C, can also help prevent anaemia by improving the absorption of iron in the intestines or by releasing stored iron in the body (Fishman et al., 2000).