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 at the gym, 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 Spatone® liquid iron
. She 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