We’re all busy women nowadays. Whether you’re running from the office to the pub to have that much needed catch-up with friends, starting a new family, or adjusting to life now your children have flown the nest, life can get hectic so it’s important to have enough energy to deal with whatever it brings day-to-day.
One woman whose pace of living doesn’t ever slow down is philanthropist, TV presenter and busy working mum Katie Piper. Having overcome adversity, she’s built the incredibly successful Katie Piper Foundation, regularly runs 10ks, works out at the gym and all while looking after her 3 year old daughter with her husband.
Katie knows the importance of being on form at all times and so has been taking natural liquid iron supplement, Spatone®, for a number of years, to help her maintain healthy energy levels so she can make the most of her busy days. “I am so thrilled to be working with Spatone this year. I have used the Spatone liquid iron sachets for eight years now due to difficulties swallowing tablets. In fact, now my whole family swear by them, including my husband. It’s important to keep your iron levels up especially when you’re an active, busy, working mum like me – the sachets make Spatone so convenient, and the apple taste makes them all the better! They’re great for gym-goers, runners and those who are sporty like me. I honestly couldn’t recommend them enough.”
If you’re going through a particularly busy period, adjusting to a new phase of life, or just juggling a hectic work schedule and jam packed social life, Spatone has the below top tips to help ensure you maintain healthy iron levels and have enough energy to see you through day-to-day:
- Smoothie on the go - prepare an iron rich smoothie the night before and store in the fridge over night. Broccoli, kale, spinach, pumpkin seeds and even silken tofu, are highly nutritious ingredients that will help you start your day the right way before heading to that early morning meeting.
- Exercise – A gentle daily workout is ideal for maintaining energy levels, as it helps with circulating oxygen around the body. Try to walk around 30 minutes per day – the fresh air will help you to feel refreshed and re-energised, and walking is also great for strengthening the heart and lungs as well as over all fitness[i].
- Take some time to relax - overworking and a lack of rest, exercise and sleep all tend to deplete our energy and can mean we struggle to get out of bed in the morning. To achieve vitality throughout the day, make sure you give yourself time to relax, exercise and try to get both good quality and quantity of sleep.
Energy levels can be affected in a number of ways, but particularly by tiredness. Not only can feeling lethargic make it hard to concentrate at work but it can also affect relationships with friends and family. If you are well rested and eat a healthy diet but still feel tired this could be a result of low iron levels. Try taking a liquid iron Spatone sachet mid-morning, a few hours after eating, to help maintain energy levels.
Generally, iron is a 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- 15% from food and other iron food supplements. Additionally it causes fewer of the unpleasant side effects often experienced with conventional iron food supplements[iii]. The Vitamin C in Spatone Apple can also help increase iron absorption to help ensure sufficient dietary intake of iron.
Spatone is naturally occurring iron rich water and is collected from the source in the heart of Snowdonia, North Wales. For 200 years people have been using the naturally iron rich water from Trefriw Wells Spa. Records show that it was used as a bath house and then as a bottled natural supplement; the Victorians even bathed in it.
Spatone is priced at £11.49 for 28 sachets (4 weeks supply) and Spatone Apple is priced at £12.49 for 28 sachets (4 weeks supply). Sachets can easily be popped into your handbag or gym bag making Spatone a convenient, on-the-go iron food supplement. Available from Boots, Holland & Barrett and all good independent health food and pharmacy stores.
#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] Nelsons Nutritional Study. (2009) The Significant Impact of Spatone on Iron Levels
[iii] McKenna D, Spence D, Haggan SE, McCrum E, Dornan JC, Lappin TR. (2003) CLINICAL AND LABORATORY HAEMATOLOGY 25; 99-103