Review – Spatone iron supplement

If you are a regular reader of my pregnancy diaries you will know that I suffer from low iron levels and have to take iron tablets for the remainder of my pregnancy (and most likely a while afterwards, if my experience after little man arrived is anything to go by). In turn this also makes me feel ill, with symptoms such as headaches and dizziness. Now like many people I hate taking tablets, but had been recommended to try a certain liquid iron supplement by a few friends. So when the lovely people at Nelsons invited me to try Spatone, I jumped at the chance. 

There are many reasons why Spatone is a great alternative to the usual iron tablets:
  • 100% natural
  • the iron in Spatone is highly absorbable 
  • gentle on the stomach
  • suitable during pregnancy
  • unique product format

Spatone comes in two flavours – the original, and an apple flavour. I chose to try the apple flavour.
Spatone is now also available in a delicious apple flavour with Vitamin C. These convenient, one-a-day sachets, packed with the taste of juicy, ripe apples make iron supplementation not only easy but tasty too! 
One sachet of Spatone Apple can provide you with your recommended daily amount (RDA) of iron and Vitamin C, well-known for its ability to increase the absorption of iron.
Vitamin C contributes to a healthy immune and nervous system whilst also supporting our energy metabolism thus reducing tiredness and fatigue.
Spatone Apple’s convenient, one-a-day sachets can be easily popped into your pocket or handbag making it the most convenient iron supplement available.
Ideal to use when you are on-the-go!

Each box comes with 28 sachets, so you get a month’s supply. A box of 28 is priced at around £10 depending where you buy it (this is for the apple flavour, the original is a little cheaper). I received two boxes as pregnant women should take two sachets a day.

As well as the sachets of Spatone, there is a handy little leaflet with all of the information that you should want to know before trying it. 

One of the main reasons I went for the apple flavour is that I admittedly don’t get as much vitamin C as I should do, so after reading the description I thought that it would kill two birds with one stone. 

The sachets are a good size to keep in your handbag if you are always busy and on the go.

I tend to take all my medication at night though so mine were just kept in the cupboard in the box, to take before bed along with my other medication. I have to say I found the sachets quite hard to open without scissors so I’m not sure how I would manage that on the go, but on the flip side this is also a good thing as it means no leakage all over your bag! I also found the sachets quite difficult to drink straight out of it unless you take it all in one go, though nearer the end of this course I found a knack to it! Most of the time though I just poured it straight into a glass. 

On first taste it was a little strange, but I think this is because of the packaging. After a couple of days though I never noticed it and all I could taste was apple – it was practically like drinking apple juice! Funnily enough, it also looks like apple juice! 

As with any medication or supplement it takes a few days to kick in and ‘work’, so I didn’t notice a difference in how I felt straight away. Coming up to the end of the first week I started to notice a slight difference in how I was feeling. Not half as many headaches before and the frequent dizzy spells were becoming less and less. It has also made my constant tiredness a lot better and I can now manage to muster up the energy to stand and cook a meal most days! I just feel a whole lot better in general than I do with taking pills. 

I will be continuing to buy Spatone as I think for the price it is worth it for your health and wellbeing. I would also recommend it to my readers who don’t like taking pills.

*Spatone and iron tablets should not be taken together.  

My rating – 4/5


I was sent this product free of charge to review. All thoughts & opinions are honest & my own. 

One thought on “Review – Spatone iron supplement

  1. With my 2nd pregnancy I relied on Spatone to keep me going. Even after 3 years since having M, if I feel tired for a few days I will start to take Spatone again as a pick me up. I hated iron pills so I put myself on these and I've recommended them to several friends. I take the original with orange juice. These are definitely a cupboard essential.

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