Spatone Natural Iron Supplement - Boost Your Iron Absorption & Combat Fatigue
Introduction to Iron
Iron is a well known and important trace mineral that is essential to life and is found in every cell in the body. It’s required for a number of complex processes including the production of red blood cells and the conversion of blood sugar to energy. In our body, 60% to 70% of iron is found in hemoglobin, a molecule essential for carrying oxygen throughout our body. With a lack of iron, we produce less hemoglobin and therefore deliver less oxygen to our tissues. This is why when total body iron is low, fatigue, learning difficulties, irritability and other symptoms may initially occur. Since our bodies can’t produce iron itself, it relies on us to consume a sufficient amount through our diet. If you are not getting enough iron through your diet, you may be advised to take iron supplements. Unfortunately, generic iron supplements can be difficult to absorb, and create a range of unpleasant side effects. In fact, it’s often found that those who are prescribed iron supplements will use them temporarily, but will stop due to stomach pains, nausea, loose bowels or severe constipation. For this reason, a lot of people with low body iron levels are not improving and remain deficient.
Iron deficiency has become a well-known and all-too-common problem. Poor absorption and low-iron diets are the main reasons that iron deficiency is so revalent, with iron being one of the most common minerals that are deficient in the diet. In fact, the average iron absorption is only about 8% to 10% of intake!
Iron is most needed during growth and development periods, so the most vulnerable to iron deficiency are infants, adolescents and pregnant women. In a recent study by the Department of Health, it was estimated that 46% of girls and 23% of women had low iron intakes. It’s important to note that the elderly may become deficient as well due to poor absorption and diet, along with coffee drinkers and vegetarians. Women in their reproductive years also have higher requirements for iron due to losses in menstrual blood, with an average loss of about 30 to 40 mg of iron in a female menstrual cycle. Iron deficiency is particularly common in pregnancy, when iron needs may triple as the mother transfers 500 to 1,000 mg of iron to her growing baby. This is why after delivery, if the mother has not consumed regular dietary and supplemental iron, she can feel run down and will struggle to take care of her infant. Supplementing with iron during these times of increased requirements is strongly recommended, as it can be difficult to obtain the recommended amount of iron from diet alone.
Iron deficiency can cause many symptoms to arise. Fatigue is generally the first symptom to emerge, which is caused by low levels of hemoglobin as mentioned above. Learning disabilities and hyperactivity or irritability may also set in, along with headaches, decreased appetite and lowered immunity.
Spatone’s 100% Natural Iron Supplement is a naturally occurring iron-rich spring water straight from its natural source in North Wales, UK. Made without any added ingredients or artificial colours, it’s been packed into convenient sachets that you can bring with you on the go to easily mix into your water or juice. Spatone is also gentle and safe for everyone, including women, men, children, pregnant women, athletes, seniors, vegetarians and vegans. Clinical studies have proven that it’s absorbed easily by women with low iron levels and is more easily absorbed than iron found in food or conventional iron supplements. As mentioned above, we typically absorb no more than 10% of our dietary iron intake. This is why it’s important to focus not just on the amount of iron being consumed, but the bioavailability (the amount of iron available to be absorbed). What makes Spatone so effective is its bioavailability of iron average of 40%. This is a big difference from the low iron intake from our diet and other generic iron supplements! Spatone’s ability to be absorbed easily also makes it extremely gentle so you can take it on an empty stomach, and it will also create less unpleasant side effects as you might experience from taking other iron supplements. From being pure and natural, to gentle and easy to use, this effective iron supplement from Spatone is one that the whole family can safely consume and we at Vitarock recommend.
Remember to always check with your doctor, pharmacist or midwife before if you are taking any medicines, prescribed or self purchased before you start taking food supplements.