Frequently Asked Questions

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Below you will find a collection of the most frequently asked questions about Spatone pur-Absorb Iron.


What are the ingredients in Spatone purAbsorb Iron?

One packet of pur-Absorb Iron contains 5mg of naturally occurring elemental iron, in a mineral spring water. Nothing is added to affect the natural composition of pur-Absorb, so you do not have to worry about adverse reactions or side effects from taking other supplements or medications.

Why should I choose pur-Absorb Iron over other iron supplements?

Most traditional iron pills have a low absorption rate (18% on average) so you need to consume a high dose in order to ensure you are getting all of the absorbed iron that the body needs. Because pur-Absorb has a clinically proven high absorption rate, a lower dose is needed to fulfill the body’s daily absorbed iron needs. 

Why is taking less iron preferred?

The lower the dose of the iron consumed, the less likely you are to experience side effects.

Does pur-Absorb contain any additives?

pur-Absorb is 100% natural and does not contain any additives. pur-Absorb is free from:

–     gluten

–     lactose

–     preservatives

–     artificial colors

–     artificial fragrances

–     sweeteners  & sugars

How do I take pur-Absorb?

pur-Absorb is ideally taken in the morning on an empty stomach diluted in orange juice.

What if I can’t tolerate orange juice?

Other juices that would be suitable are: apple, mango, pineapple, but not grape juice (inhibits absorption). pur-Absorb can also be taken directly from the packet or diluted in water.

Why does pur-Absorb taste so “metallic”?

pur-Absorb is 100% natural and efficacious without additives, so you can really taste the iron!  If preferred, pur-Absorb can be easily taken by mixing with juice.

Can I take pur-Absorb with other medications?

pur-Absorb is free from additives so you do not have to worry about adverse reactions. However, even though pur-Absorb is 100% natural, it is always best to check with your doctor as iron may interfere with certain medications.

How much iron does the human body need? 

The Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for iron intake is 18mg. This is based on an average of18% bioavailability. The body's daily absorbed iron needs for 80% of menstruating women is 1.95mg.

Is purAbsorb suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans?

Since pur-Absorb iron is 100% natural with no additives, it is suitable for both Vegans and Vegetarians.

Does Nelsons have a satisfaction guarantee?

Yes. If you are not satisfied with Nelsons products for whatever reason, simply take the product back to the store with your receipt for a full refund.