Patrick Carroll

By Patrick Carroll

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Why you need to get your iron levels tested?

A deficiency in iron can have a major impact on your health and wellbeing. Anaemia is a common aliment for many Irish people as many of us no longer obtain enough iron from our diets alone. If you are experiencing the following symptoms you may have an iron deficiency and you will be at greater risk of developing anaemia:


Common symptoms:

  • Constant fatigueColette Spatone
  • Pale skin
  • General weakness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Prone to frequent infections
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Inflammation or soreness of your tongue
  • Brittle nails
  • Poor appetite


Anaemia is a condition which is caused by the body’s inability to produce enough healthy red blood cells. Red bloods cells are vital for your health and wellbeing as they carry oxygen throughout the body. Red blood cells contain a special protein called haemoglobin, which helps to carry oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. Most iron in our bodies is incorporated in haemoglobin. This essential protein carries oxygen to every living cell within the body. Anaemia is a blood condition in which the levels of haemoglobin are lower than normal.

It is important to get your haemoglobin tested to ensure you are consuming enough iron and you have adequate levels in your blood.

Evergreen Healthfoods in conjunction with Spatone, are offering you the chance to get you Haemoglobin levels tested for FREE. The test will reveal your haemoglobin levels and if your results are low, Colette from Spatone will advise you on how best to boost your iron intake. The test is easy, quick and pain free. The FREE haemoglobin testing will be available in several of our stores from the 30th of March to the 1st of April. The dates and times can be viewed below:

No booking is required simply attend on the day of your choice.


Store Date Time
Evergreen Eyre Square Wednesday, March 30th 12:30 – 15:30
Evergreen Oranmore Wednesday, March 30th 16:45 – 18:45
Evergreen Westside Thursday, March 31st 10:30 – 12:30
Evergreen Galway SC (Headford Road) Thursday, March 31st 14:00 – 17:00
Evergreen Mainguard St. Friday, April 1st 10:00 – 12:30