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Saturday, 4 January 2014

Review: Spatone Liquid Iron Food Supplement - Apple & Vitamin C


Did you know that 91% of women between the ages of 16 and 64 do not get sufficient iron in their diet? 

Quite a staggering statistic. 

Iron is needed in the body to transport oxygen and to help maintain a healthy immune system.  

Spatone liquid iron supplement - delicious apple taste with vitamin C
It is particularly important for pregnant women. 

When I was pregnant with Ieuan in 2009, just a few weeks away from a planned caesarian, the midwife found my iron level was low. 

She made it very clear that there would be no delivery until my iron levels were back up - for both my and Ieuan's safety. 

She recommended Spatone (from Nelsons Natural World) - made from iron rich water sourced from the Snowdonia mountains as it was easy to take as a liquid supplement and gentle on the stomach.

Spatone comes in easy to open individual dose sachets.
The recommended daily dose is one sachet for adults and children but pregnant women are advised to take two sachets. 

It certainly did the trick very quickly and I had none of the stomach aches, constipation or headaches that sometimes a side effect of the more traditional iron tablets.

When I was pregnant, I tried the original Spatone but there is now a new variety - Spatone Apple combined with Vitamin C, which aids the absorption of iron from non meat sources. 

So you're getting the recommended daily dose of iron and Vitamin C together.

The Husband and I both tried it (one sachet = one daily dose). 

You can see from the picture the size of the dose but it really does have quite a pleasant apple-y taste and you would not know you were consuming iron.

It would be easy to add a dose to some apple juice, should you need to give an iron supplement to your children (only suitable over 2 years old). T

The Husband, never one to be taken in by marketing in any shape or form whatsoever (why he married an ex-marketing professional on that basis I'm not quite sure) and my trusty benchmark for testing said "Hmm. That was quite nice". 

And so it was.

Nelsons are running a competition on their website to win a box of Spatone Apple. Just enter your details here.

You can buy Spatone Apple from Boots, Waitrose, Tesco, Asda, Lloyds Pharmacy and independent pharmacies and health food stores priced around £10 for 28 sachets.

Disclosure:  I received one box of Spatone Apple for the purposes of this review.
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