The iron in Spatone is highly absorbable. It is not actually how much iron we consume that matters but the amount of iron that our body is able to absorb. It has been shown that the iron absorption from Spatone is up to 40%. This is much higher than the iron absorption from food sources (5 – 20%). Spatone is thus a highly effective source of iron which can be consumed to help prevent iron deficiency. Spatone – 100% natural – nothing added everything gained.