Monday, 7 May 2018

Spatone Liquid Iron Background and First Impressions


Most people get the iron they need from the food they eat. It's present in dark green vegetables, pulses, nuts, red meat and whole grains. Sometimes, though, busy lifestyles can mean we don't get all the nutrients we need or we might need more to meet additional demand. Spatone Liquid Iron offers a unique approach to getting extra iron into your body and this is part one of my review, detailing how I got on with this natural iron-rich water from Snowdonia. Iron deficiency is relatively  common, particularly among women. If you suffer heavy periods, or are pregnant or breast feeding, it's likely you will need extra iron.

I was paid for my time to trial the product, but all opinions are my own

Many people reach for iron tablets when they need a boost. These are readily available over the counter, but don't always offer a very high absorption rate and can have unpleasant side effects, as you have to take quite a lot for the iron to get to where it's needed and have the desired effect. When I had my son, I lost a lot of blood and was given iron tablets to take, but I suffered badly from the side effects. In fact, the raging constipation they caused was so bad, my devoted husband used to sing the theme from the Dambusters every time I went to the loo. He really is a joy in times of digestive crisis, but I couldn't help agreeing with the sentiment, trying to dispatch a bouncing bomb at a watery target probably wasn't far off, as analogies go. The good news, with Spatone, is that their liquid iron water is entirely natural, extracted from a single source in Trefriw Wells Spa which can be found in Snowdonia National Park in Wales. The spa water has been enjoyed by locals for centuries, right back to Roman times and has been sold commercially since 1873. Originally known as Spatone Iron+, it was renamed Spatone in 2003 and has been sold exclusively by Nelsons ever since. It is available in convenient sachets that can be taken on their own, or mixed with fruit juice. Perfect if, like me, you forget to take it, and end up rummaging in your handbag for a sachet when you're on the bus!


I am at the start of my Spatone trial, and will be sharing more about my thoughts after I've sampled it for a bit longer, but my initial impressions are really positive. Having always been nervous of taking iron supplements, for obvious reasons, I am really keen on the more natural basis of this water. The high absorption rate (40%) means that you only need one sachet a day to reach your daily iron requirements, without the horrid side effects many experience from the unabsorbed iron. It's only a small amount, too, just 25mls per sachet, so easy to manage even if you are not keen on the taste. It's not unpleasant, though, it just tastes a bit like apple juice, but you can also add it to fruit juice, if you prefer. I will be back in a few weeks to report on my experience with Spatone, but in the meantime, you can follow them on Facebook or Twitter for more information and new developments.




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11 comments

Jonathan Gutteridge said...

Be interesting to see how you feel about this after you've finished the trial. There so many of these iron supliments out there it's really hard to tell which is the best for you

Stella Olojola said...

I like the sound of this supplement. Would love to try it.

The Newhouse Family Blog said...

I'll never forget how awful I felt when I was pregnant with my 4th. Until a blood test revealed that it was low iron levels, I never realised that my tiredness was due to something that I was lacking. My God, I felt rotten :(

Talya said...

We have used this before and have found it to be a great boost - looking forward to hearing how you get on!

Scrapbook Adventures said...

I've not heard of this before. Intrigued to know the results after you have completed the whole trial!

Have Diapers, Will Travel: A Family Travel Blog said...

I'll be interested to hear how you get on. I've had problems with low iron since being pregnant with my second baby, and it really takes its toll on me, I get so tired when my levels are low. I like the natural quality of this.

Little Pickles Mom said...

Ooh yes, this sounds so much better than those horrible iron tablets that also had me feeling VERY bunged up after giving birth. SO GLAD this works better. Can't wait to read more about how you get on.

Battle Mum said...

I must tell my sister about this. She was put on iron tablets a few years ago as her count was low but she doesn't like taking them for the same side-effects you mention. This sounds like a much better alternative.

Stephanie Moore said...

I had this when I was pregnant with my twins, it was much nicer than tablets

Kara Guppy said...

Sounds good if you need to top up your iron levels

Lauretta at Home and Horizon said...

This looks like a good source of iron, better than the tablet ones.

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