Introduction to Iron

Iron is the fourth most common element on the planet and it’s essential to life.


A healthy adult has approximately 3.5-5g of iron in the body. 65-70% of the iron in the body is referred to as ‘transport iron’ that is the iron as part of the haemoglobin (the pigment of the red blood cells), 25% is stored within the liver, spleen, bone-marrow and muscles (storage iron) and approximately 4% is used within myoglobin and iron-containing enzymes (functional iron).

Haemoglobin is crucial for the supply of oxygen throughout the body and iron is the essential element needed by the body to produce sufficient amounts of haemoglobin. Furthermore iron is part of haemoglobin itself and binds to oxygen which enables its transportation. If iron stores are low, normal haemoglobin production slows down, which means that the lungs receive less oxygen, resulting in symptoms such as fatigue, dizziness, lowered immunity or reduced performance and stamina in athletes.

Since our body can’t produce iron itself we need to make sure we consume sufficient amounts of iron in our diet.

Spatone natural liquid iron supplement has been scientifically shown to provide your body’s daily amount of absorbed iron whilst being extra gentle on the stomach.

Did you know?
Red blood cells can function as oxygen suppliers for up to 120 days then they need to be replaced. Adults have around 25 trillion red blood cells in their blood (that's one million millions!) which are produced by the bone marrow. The bone marrow can produce 170 billion red blood cells within 24 hours - but only if the organism has sufficient sources of iron!