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Iron is our most abundant essential trace mineral, necessary to most life forms on the planet. We need iron as the central component of our oxygen-transporting haemoglobin molecules.

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Iron Info

Iron is our most abundant essential trace mineral, necessary to most life forms on the planet. We need iron as the central component of our oxygen-transporting haemoglobin molecules. Iron anaemia, when haemoglobin-containing red blood cell production declines, causes pallor, weakness, poor immunity and fatigue.

Iron deficiency is more common in pregnant or heavily menstruating women, female athletes, teenagers experiencing a growth spurt and the elderly.

Studies show that around 40% of New Zealand women of childbearing age are iron deficient. Iron-deficient mothers are more likely to produce infants who are susceptible to iron deficiency.

Iron Benefits

Iron is an important micronutrient in energy production, protein metabolism and immune system health.

Fatigue, irritability, recurring infections, shortness of breath, headaches, chest pain and heavy menstrual bleeding can all indicate dietary iron deficiency. Cognitive impairment, developmental delay and hair loss can result if iron deficiency is not addressed.

Iron Side Effects

Poorly absorbed iron supplements can cause headaches, constipation and digestive discomfort due to residual iron the body is trying to excrete. High doses can cause organ toxicity and free radical damage to tissues. Take at least 2 hours away from medications. Contraindicated in cases of hemochromatosis. Keep your supplements well out of reach of curious children. Iron supplements are a leading cause of accidental poisonings in young children (USA), who find containers and swallow the contents.

Product Reviews

  • SPATONE GOOD RESULT

    My Husband is an active 77 year old but was battling fatigue. He has taken Spatone for a month & has had very noticeable increased energy levels & stamina almost immediately. He has been able to abandon having an afternoon sleep & continue .an active lifestyle.

    Margaret

    25/08/15

  • Brilliant product

    This product is brilliant! 3 months ago I had blood tests to figure out why I was constantly feeling tired and lethargic and it turned out my ferritin levels were extremely low at 5. Normal range is 20-200. So my GP prescribed me ferrograd tablets but after taking just 1 tablet I felt so ill, vomited all night and had palpitations. My GP then suggested spatone as although it's a lesser dose of iron its absorbency is high which is what is important. So I've been taking two sachets a day first thing in the morning for the last 3 months. I've experienced no side effects at all, and don't mind the metallic taste as I add a bit of juice. Yesterday I had repeat bloods and my ferritin level has increased to 19. Still under the normal range but a vast improvement from 3 months ago. I don't usually write reviews but after seeing the results of this product I felt it necessary in the hope it will help someone like me decide to give it a try.

    Taysiedaisy

    20/08/15

  • Organic iron and constipation

    Each time I used this product I got very constipated. The bottle does not warn of this. The Healthpost write up says "should not cause constipation" but it actually does in my experience.

    Violet

    29/07/15

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