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.
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.
A healthy adult body contains 4-5mg of iron and uses/loses about 1-2mg per day, so it constantly needs topping up.
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.
Most of your body's iron is in the haemoglobin of your red blood cells, which carry oxygen to your body.
A balanced diet is one of the main keys to staying healthy and getting your daily allowance of iron.
‘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.
Yes, Iron contributes to the normal function of the immune system.
Diet is so important when trying to maintain a healthy strong immune system, focus on foods rich in vitamin C and antioxidants.
If you are on any medication or have a pre-existing condition, you should consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking any food supplements.
Many multivitamins contain iron, so you should check the labeling before using the product.
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.