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Just a quick comment on iron

Hello All

A few years ago when I was trying to get my body sorted out and having regular blood tests it seemed my iron levels were through the roof for no apparent reason. The Doc asked me if I was taking iron supplements, which I was not. In conversation with a friend, she asked me if I was drinking water from the Red Spring in Glastonbury where I live close to. I said No, I get my water from Littlewell absolutely delicious it is too. Then I realised that the Littlewell spring fed the Red Spring. It is called the Red Spring because it is packed with iron, and I had to stop drinking it. Might be worth those of us suffering with iron deficiency trying to locate a natural source in spring water. Glastonbury spring water is bottled and sold, but I believe that is taken from the White Spring, which I think is loaded with calcium. Just might be worth looking at the mineral analysis in bottled waters - some actually contain fluoride!!

Sheenah x

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Thanks for a very good tip.

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How interesting! I always check bottled water for flouride, never thought about looking for iron. Super tip, thanks sheenah

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Just found a link to Spa Tone sold by H&B and Boots and also on the Net. An article in the Daily Express back in 2007 says it claims that one sachet is equivalent (Clutter please take note) of eating 8lbs of Brocolli!!

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I have a box of SpaTone here, a past practioner said to try it and as it comes from Snowdonia and as I live on the edge of Snowdonia National Park I thought it was only fitting I should :) unfortunately it didn't do much for me :( and the taste was yuck even in OJ (my opinion of course :) ). One sachet is supposed to have 5mg iron and 40% is absorbed by the body on average. It says broccoli and spinach 15% average absorbed by the body (doesn't mention anything about 8lbs of broccoli though and CBA to do the maths :D ).

Just checked my bottled spring water, doesn't contain iron although it does contain calcium. Definitely no flouride though!

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Thank you for the tip.

Where can we buy these bottles of water? :-)

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If you live near Glastonbury or Wells you can come and fill your boots (or even large canisters) for free! Lots of people do - some come from miles around it is so good and there are sometimes a few people waiting. It is just a little easily accessible spring at the side of the road - the water runs through the Mendip Hills and after rainfall the spring runs very fast. I do miss it as it is the best water I have ever tasted, but too much iron for me. I have just added a little comment about Spa Tone - I briefly trawled the Net regarding bottled water with a high Iron content and came up with that - as I said you can buy Glastonbury Spring water but as far as I am aware it is not from the Red Spring but from the White which is full of calcium - you could try Googling itX

Sheenah x

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Where's the Glastonbury one ? I presume the Wells one is that one on the Wells to Glasto road near Coxley ?

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Yes it is the one in Coxley. The Glastonbury Springs are in the Chalice Well (Red) and respectively just above it round the corner (White) - can't remember the name of the road - possibly Well House Lane as you turn left to go up to the Tor.

Sheenah x

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Ok thanks, very near us as well 🙂

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