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?
Our Spatone product range provides naturally sourced iron-rich water from Snowdonia, Wales. Each sachet provides you with 5mg of iron. The iron helps release natural energy and maintain a healthy immune system.
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.
What type of iron is in Spatone?
Spatone contains ferrous iron (Fe 2+).
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 mins before breakfast.
What is different about Spatone Apple?
Spatone Apple has a delicious apple flavour as well as added vitamin C, which helps with iron absorption.
What is Immunity?
‘Immunity’ is what you have when your immune system does the remarkable job of defending your body against disease-causing germs. It’s important to maintain a healthy immune system to avoid getting ill.
Is Spatone good for immunity?
Iron contributes to the normal function of the immune system.
How do you boost your Immune System?
Diet is so important when trying to maintain a strong immune system, focus on foods rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. Try colourful fruits and vegetables including oranges, berries, carrots and spinach.
Is Spatone suitable for vegetarians?
Spatone and Spatone Apple are suitable for vegetarians.
Is Spatone suitable for diabetics?
Yes, but consult your doctor if you’re taking medication. Please note that Spatone Apple contains an apple juice concentrate which contains natural sugars. Each sachet of Spatone Apple contains 2.1g of sugars.
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 is iron-rich water, sourced from Snowdonia, and it 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 Spatone® straight from the sachet.
Can I take Spatone on an empty stomach?
We recommend you take Spatone® iron-rich water on an empty stomach ie. first thing in the morning, 30 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 labelling 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.
I am on a vegan diet, can I take Spatone?
Spatone is registered with the Vegan Society.