Iron & Dietary Supplements

Our energy levels can go up and down and therefore have an effect on our lives. 

There are many products available on the market that suggest to keep your energy levels up and combat tiredness to get you through the day, but have you ever thought of the reasons behind why you are looking for that product in the first place?

Low iron levels can cause symptoms such as fatigue and tiredness. According to a government report 91% of women aged between 19 and 64 years are consuming less than the Recommended Daily Allowance of iron1.

Why do I need Iron?
Iron is an essential mineral, playing a pivotal role in the human body by facilitating the transportation of oxygen, energy production and promoting the normal function of the body’s immune system. 

Low iron symptoms can include:
  • Fatigue and general lack of energy
  • Decreased ability to concentrate 
  • Pale skin and dry nails 
  • Dizziness and headaches
Top up your iron levels
The body does not produce iron so iron is provided through dietary intake. Eating an iron-rich diet is the best way to maintain sufficient iron levels. However, there are times when the body has an increased demand for iron or when a person’s diet is not able to provide them with all the iron they need. In these cases, an iron supplement can be beneficial.

Spatone®# is a unique 100% natural iron containing spa 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 supplements2. Generally, iron is a very difficult mineral for the body to absorb. However, Spatone has been shown to have up to 40% bioavailability3, compared to only 5 - 20% from food and other iron supplements. This means that you only need to take a sachet-a-day to fulfil the body’s daily requirements for (absorbed) iron.

Spatone® Apple# is a liquid iron supplement with Spatone spa water and added Vitamin C. These convenient, one-a-day sachets, packed with apple taste make iron supplementation not only easy but yummy too!

One sachet of Spatone Apple can provide you with your recommended daily amount (RDA) of iron and added Vitamin C, well-known for its ability to increase the absorption of iron. Vitamin C contributes to a healthy immune and nervous system whilst also supporting our energy metabolism thus reducing tiredness and fatigue.

Spatone® and Spatone® Apple are suitable for children over the age of two years and older.

#Food supplements should not be used as a substitute to a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.

Department of Health, the National Dietary and Nutritional Survey: adults aged 16-64. Volume 3, London UK, 2003.
2 D. McKenna (Royal Victoria Hospital) et al. ‘a randomised trial investigating and iron-rich natural mineral water as a prophylaxis against iron deficiency in pregnancy’ in Clinical and Laboratory Haematology, 2003, 25 99-103.
Worwood, M et al (1996). Iron absorption from a natural mineral water. Clin Lab Haem, 18, 23-27