It’s 2pm and rather than concentrating on your work, your mind is drifting off to potential holiday destinations, what you might cook for dinner and whether you should have another biscuit or not. Trying to stifle your yawns and stay awake, it seems as though the usual afternoon slump is kicking in with a vengeance. It can be hard to maintain concentration for the hundreds of emails pinging into your inbox when all you want to do it take a nap but unfortunately, for the majority of us, this just isn’t possible. The concept of siesta hasn’t made it across the pond yet!


According to recently conducted research, you are not alone! Around 8 million Brits would welcome the chance for an afternoon nap with around 50% of us zoning out of work at about 2pm[i]. So is there anything we can do to get through the afternoon slump?


If you are getting enough sleep and eating well but still can’t shake off that afternoon tiredness you might want to consider that you are not getting enough iron. Iron plays an important role in helping to reduce tiredness and fatigue and plays a role in our normal ability to process thoughts and learn, also known as normal cognitive function.


So why not try SPATONE® which contains SPATONE #iron rich water sourced from the Welsh mountains of Snowdonia National Park – which has been scientifically proven to help top up your iron levels whilst causing fewer of the unpleasant side effects often experienced with conventional iron food supplements[ii].


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[iii], compared to 5- 20% from food and other iron supplements. 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). Available from Boots, Holland & Barratt and all good independent health food and pharmacy stores.

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 #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

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

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