Are the Spatone sachets recyclable?
Unfortunately, our sachets are not currently recyclable, but without them we wouldn’t be able to put the product on the market. The unique composition of Spatone® presents us with a number of challenges in terms of compatibility with packaging materials.
In order to meet the legislative requirements for placing such products on the market, we must ensure that it is packed in materials that keep the product fresh and within specification throughout its shelf life.
Spatone® is naturally occurring and iron-rich, so as soon as it is exposed to the air (oxygen) it starts to oxidise. This is why we package Spatone® in one daily sachet, so that it is always 'fresh' and provides a source of iron for your daily needs. To date, a recyclable and convenient to use sachet format does not exist that has this protection from air.
As a naturally inspired company, we are doing our best to reduce waste in Spatone® packaging, as well as in our other products.
What is Spatone?
Spatone® is a naturally sourced iron-rich water from Snowdonia, Wales.
Why take an iron supplement?
Not everyone needs to take an iron supplement however low iron levels are common, and not all people are aware their diet may be deficient in iron.
How to take an iron supplement?
Iron supplements come in many forms. Spatone® comes in easy to use sachets that you can either add to your favourite drink or take straight from the sachet.
How much iron is in the human body?
A healthy adult body contains 4-5mg of iron and uses/loses about 1-2mg per day, so it constantly needs topping up.
What type of iron is in Spatone?
Spatone® contains ferrous iron (Fe 2+).
What is the function of iron in the body?
The role of iron in our bodies is a complex one. Iron is an essential element for blood production and supports many other bodily functions.
Where is iron stored in the body?
Most of your body's iron is in the haemoglobin of your red blood cells, which carry oxygen to your body.
How to increase iron in the body?
A balanced diet is one of the main keys to staying healthy and getting your daily allowance of iron.
When is the best time to take an iron supplement?
Spatone® can be taken at any time of the day however It’s ideally taken on an empty stomach in the morning
How do I take Spatone?
Spatone® can be taken straight from the sachet, or with juice high in Vitamin C. We recommend a single sachet in the morning on an empty stomach, ideally 30 -45 mins before breakfast.
What is different about Spatone Apple?
We developed Spatone® Apple with a delicious apple juice concentrate and added vitamin C, which helps with the absorption of iron, to make Spatone perfect for on-the-go.
What is Immunity?
‘Immunity’ is your body's ability to recognise germs to prevent them from causing illness. The immune system's job is to help identify and eliminate germs that enter the body before they can cause disease or damage.
Is Spatone good for immunity?
Yes, Iron contributes to the normal function of the immune system.
How to boost Immunity?
Diet is so important when trying to maintain a healthy strong immune system, focus on foods rich in vitamin C and antioxidants.
Is Spatone suitable for vegetarians?
Both Spatone® Original and Spatone® Apple are suitable for vegetarians and vegans and are registered with the UK Vegetarian Society.
Is Spatone suitable for diabetics?
Spatone® Original does not contain any carbohydrates or sugar. However, Spatone® Apple contains an apple juice concentrate which has a small amount of carbohydrate 9.8g of which 2.6g are sugars per sachet.
Is Spatone suitable for children?
Spatone® is suitable for children over the age of 2, but please consult your health care practitioner before giving Spatone® liquid iron to children.
Is Spatone gluten free?
Spatone® does not contain any ingredients that contain gluten.
Can I take Spatone straight from the sachet?
Spatone® sachets are designed to be easy to take on the go, therefore you can enjoy straight from the sachet.
Can I take Spatone on an empty stomach?
Yes, we recommend you take Spatone® iron-rich water on an empty stomach ie. first thing in the morning, 30 -45 mins before breakfast.
Can I add Spatone to other drinks?
You can add Spatone® to any cold beverage of your choice. We recommend that you choose a drink high in Vitamin C, as it helps to increase iron absorption.
Can I take too much Spatone?
You should always follow the directions of use. They are on the back of both the sachet and Spatone® box.
Can I take Spatone with medicine?
If you are on any medication or have a pre-existing condition, you should consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking any food supplements.
Can I take a multivitamin with Spatone?
Many multivitamins contain iron, so you should check the labeling before using the product.
Why do some people find taking iron supplements upsets their stomach or gives them constipation?
As iron is a difficult mineral for the human body to absorb, iron supplements normally contain more iron than you need. The excess unabsorbed iron can irritate your stomach and cause constipation.
Will Spatone stain my teeth?
Provided your teeth are cleaned regularly you shouldn’t need to worry about stains from Spatone® liquid iron supplements.