Generally, women have higher iron requirements than men due to extra demands caused by blood loss during menstruation or pregnancy.
In fact of all the minerals iron is the only one where women's requirements are greater than men's.
It's not surprising therefore that many women are found to be low in iron, in particular vegetarians and women who exercise regularly, e.g. female runners.
Latest figures from the Department of Health1 show that as many as 91% of women aged 16-64 may not get their recommended daily amount (RDA) of iron from their diets.
One third of all women and two in five under the age of 34 have intakes so low that it affects their health
An additional 6% of women have full blown clinical anaemia, which leaves them feeling chronically tired and unable to concentrate
Spatone is a natural iron-rich mineral water from Snowdonia, Wales that is scientifically shown to help maintain healthy iron levels whilst being extra gently on the stomach.
1The National Diet & Nutrition Survey: adults aged 16 to 64 years (2003). Carried out in Great Britain on behalf of the Food Standards Agency and the Departments of Health by the Social Survey Division