Spatone Iron 100% natural 28 sachets
Spatone is a naturally occurring iron-rich mineral water which is collected and packed straight from the source in the heart of Snowdonia, North Wales.
We collect it, we filter it and we fill it straight into our convenient, easy-to-open sachets. At no stage do we add anything to the water or convert the water’s natural composition. That means with Spatone you don’t have to worry about other ingredients causing adverse reactions or complications.
The iron in Spatone is highly absorbable
The absorption of iron is a very complex process and iron is generally recognised as a mineral that is difficult for our system to absorb. Spatone has been scientifically shown to have a bioavailability of iron (the amount of iron available to be absorbed) of 40%. This is much higher than the iron absorption from food sources (5 - 20%) or conventional iron supplements (3 - 10%).
Spatone is gentle on the stomach, you only need to take a small quantity to get your entire recommended daily allowance (RDA) of absorbed iron. This is why Spatone does not result in the common side effects often associated with conventional iron supplements such as constipation, stomach irritation or headaches.
Each sachet of Spatone only contains 5mg of elemental iron but with an absorption rate of 40% you will get all the iron your body needs .
Spatone is suitable during pregnancy
During pregnancy you can safely take up to two sachets a day. Spatone is scientifically shown to help prevent iron deficiency during pregnancy.
Spatone is ideally taken diluted in orange juice in the morning on an empty stomach or in between meals. It is advisable to leave a 30 - 45min gap between the consumption of iron supplements and the consumption of drinks such as e.g. tea, coffee or red wine and food.
Gluten free? Yes
Lactose free? Yes
Dairy free? Yes
Tested on animals? No
Contains artificial sweeteners? No
Contains preservatives? No
Contains any additives? No
Contains alcohol? No
Q. What is Spatone®?
A. Spatone® is a 100% natural liquid iron supplement to help maintain healthy iron levels. Each sachet contains 25mL Trefriw Wells mineral water equivalent to 5mg elemental iron as ferrous iron (Fe²⁺).
Q. What are the benefits of having an iron supplement in the ferrous iron (Fe²⁺) form?
A. The ferrous iron (Fe²⁺) in Spatone® is scientifically shown to be a highly bioavailable source of iron. Since it is readily absorbed in the body, you only need to take a small amount of elemental iron (Fe²⁺). This is why Spatone® typically causes few of the common side effects of iron supplementation such as constipation and stomach irrigation.
Q. Can I take Spatone® if I am pregnant?
A. Spatone® is suitable for all stages of pregnancy and is scientifically tested and shown to help maintain healthy iron levels during pregnancy. Spatone® only contains naturally occurring iron-rich mineral water that is easily absorbed, gentle on the stomach and less likely to cause constipation.
Q. Can children take Spatone®?
A. Spatone® is suitable for children 2 years and older. It should not be used in children under 2 years of age without medical advice.
Q. Where does Spatone® come from?
A. Spatone is sourced from a naturally occurring mineral water in Trefriw Wells, Snowdonia, North Wales, UK. The sachets are filled at the source and are free from any additives.
Q. How long can I take Spatone® for?
A. Spatone can be taken ongoing to supplement dietary iron, and to help maintain healthy iron levels.
Q. What is the best time of the day to take Spatone® Iron?
A. Spatone® can be taken any time of the day. Some foods, drinks or medicines may inhibit iron absorption, so it is best to take Spatone® on an empty stomach (at least 30 minutes before meals) for optimal absorption.
Q. Can Spatone® be taken with other medications?
A. If you are taking other medications, you should check with your healthcare practitioner before taking Spatone®. Some foods, drinks or medicines may inhibit iron absorption, so it is best to take Spatone® on an empty stomach (at least 30 minutes before meals) for optimal absorption.
Q. What does Spatone® taste like?
A. Spatone® has a slightly metallic taste. You can drink straight from the sachet or add to half a cup of juice and drink immediately.
Always read the label and use only as directed. If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare professional.
McKenna, D., Spence, D., Haggan, S., McCrum, E., Dornan, J. and Lappin, T. (2003). A randomized trial investigating an iron-rich natural mineral water as a prophylaxis against iron deficiency in pregnancy. Clinical and Laboratory Haematology, 25(2), pp.99-103.
Worwood, M., Evans, W., Villis, R. and Burnett, A. (1996). Iron absorption from a natural mineral water (Spatone Iron-Plus). Clinical & Laboratory Haematology, 18(1), pp.23-27.
Halksworth, G., Moseley, L., Carter, K. and Worwood, M. (2003). Iron absorption from Spatone (a natural mineral water) for prevention of iron deficiency in pregnancy. Clinical and Laboratory Haematology, 25(4), pp.227-231.