Model, yummy mummy and lovely Liverpudlian lady Alex Gerrard is known for being the ultimate gym bunny – and has an enviable gym-honed figured as a result of all her hard work. Whether she is working out by doing high intensity interval training, running in the park, or training for an upcoming X-Runner mud run obstacle race on the 18th April , Alex aspires to live an active and healthy lifestyle – and so she needs to fuel herself in the right ways to keep up her energy.


Along with eating a varied and balanced diet, Alex takes liquid iron food supplement SPATONE®. Alex Gerrard comments:  “To make sure I am top form and get the most out of my work outs I make sure I am eating the right foods. For those times when my diet is lacking I take SPATONE® Liquid Iron. The iron in SPATONE  helps me to maintain my energy levels and keep up with my lifestyle”


SPATONE nutritionist Emma Wight Boycott explains why iron is so important for active women: “Iron is an essential mineral, playing a pivotal role in the human body by facilitating the transportation of oxygen, energy release and promotes the normal functioning of the body’s immune system. Iron is required for the production of haemoglobin (which carries oxygen around the body) in red blood cells. If your hemoglobin level is low, less oxygen reaches your muscles, which can lead to a decrease in sporting performance. The iron needs of people who exercise is therefore greater than those who are not as active due to the iron losses that occur through sweating. Those who add running into their regime like Alex have the extra challenge of iron loss through foot strike hemolysis (a breakdown of red blood cells when the foot hits the ground). Iron is a difficult mineral to absorb and many foods that are rich in iron are also rich in substances that inhibit the absorption of iron. If you love to exercise and can’t get your iron requirements from dietary sources alone then taking a food iron supplement like SPATONE  is therefore a good option.”


SPATONE contains Spatone iron rich water sourced from the Welsh mountains of Snowdonia National Park – which can help top up your iron levels whilst causing fewer of the unpleasant side effects often experienced with conventional iron food supplements[i]. Generally, iron is a very difficult mineral for the body to absorb. However, the iron naturally present in SPATONE has been shown to be easily absorbed, with an average of 40% bioavailability[ii], compared to 5- 20% from food and other iron food supplements[iii]. The additional Vitamin C in SPATONE Apple can help increase iron absorption to help ensure sufficient dietary intake of iron for active people. Vitamin C also contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system as well as contributing to a normal energy yielding metabolism and a reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

SPATONE is priced at £8.75 for 28 sachets (4 weeks supply) and SPATONE Apple is priced at £10.55 for 28 sachets (4 weeks supply). Sachets can easily be popped into your pocket or gym bag making SPATONE the most convenient iron food supplement available. Available from Boots, Holland & Barratt, and all good independent health food and pharmacy stores. You can also find SPATONE and SPATONE Apple online at For more info visit


 It is important to follow a varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a healthy balanced diet

[i] McKenna D, Spence D, Haggan SE, McCrum E, Dornan JC, Lappin TR. (2003) CLINICAL AND LABORATORY HAEMATOLOGY 25; 99-103

[ii] Nelsons Nutritional Study. (2009) The Significant Impact of Spatone on Iron Levels

[iii] Webster-Gandy J, Madden A, Holdsworth M Ed’s (2006) Oxford Handbook of Nutrition and Dietetics. Oxford University Press, Oxford.