Spatone supports healthy Iron levels during pregnancy and breastfeeding
It is estimated that 1 in 10 women* are low in iron, with this number being higher in pregnancy due to increased iron requirements during pregnancy. No matter how much we try to look after ourselves with our diet while pregnant, it can be difficult to maintain the levels of essential minerals mother and baby need. This is partly due to increases in blood volume that occurs normally during pregnancy, and also due to the extra demands baby and the placenta place on the mother’s iron stores.
Iron is an essential mineral in the body, it carries oxygen around the body which in turn creates energy and assists cell metabolism. It helps prevent infection by supporting a healthy immune system and enhances concentration, mental performance and may help to decrease fatigue. Iron is also essential for baby’s development - a growing baby needs iron for brain development, and risks premature delivery and low birth weight if iron is lacking.
Many women worry about taking supplements while pregnant, but if scientifically tested for use in pregnancy, it makes sense to support the pregnancy with a completely natural iron supplement to help maintain your iron levels. The recommended daily amounts of iron during pregnancy are around 27mg per day. A piece of lean steak has approximately 6mg of iron and a cup of cooked spinach has 3mg, it is easy to see why some women don’t quite manage to get the fully recommended amount each day.
Some iron supplements can have side effects such as constipation, stomach irritation and nausea, so it is worth doing your research and finding the best iron to suit your individual needs.
Spatone is the only 100% natural liquid iron supplement which has been scientifically tested and shown to help maintain healthy iron levels in pregnancy. It is suitable for all stages of pregnancy and also while breastfeeding. Each sachet of Spatone contains only naturally occurring iron-rich mineral water. You’re less likely to experience side effects that sometimes accompany iron supplements such as constipation, nausea and stomach upset because Spatone is a low dose iron supplement with high absorption. It contains no additives, preservatives or artificial sweeteners, and is also gluten, lactose and dairy free.
Spatone is also the principal sponsor of the 15th biennial New Zealand College of Midwives conference.
Spatone is available pharmacies and health food stores.
Product range and RRP:
Spatone 28 sachets $38.17
Spatone 14 sachets $23.56