Do we need dietary supplements?
1st April 2016
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I know, you can find all the minerals and vitamins you need in whole foods (except for B12) and don’t need to rely on supplements, but does your diet stack up? Personally, while I think I have a pretty good intake, I do take B12 and occasional calcium, D, and Omega-3.

For me, supplements are just that- meant to supplement healthy eating, not substitutes for a healthy diet. We still can’t eat cheeseburgers all day, pop a multivitamin tablet  and hope to remain fit and healthy.

If you are one for taking supplements, do you know the source & purity? A lot of commercial supplements are junk, a sea of over-the-counter chemists  choices that can be pretty confusing if you’re not sure what you are looking for.

Whenever I evaluate nutrient supplements, I scan the product to see where it’s derived from.  First off, is it a vegan source? Next up- does it contain the word oxide? Typically, the oxide form of any supplement is the cheapest source & poorly absorbed… Skip it!

A couple of years ago I was introduced to Arbonne and highly recommend both their skin care & wellness products. My favourite part? Their commitment to purity. All products are vegan, not tested on animals, and are free from parabans, petroleum-based ingredients, artificial flavours, sweeteners, colours, or formaldehyde-donating preservatives. Whew! That’s a long list but a huge testament in the quality of their products.

As a beauty side-note, it was so so nice to find a brand whose makeup is not only flattering & wearable but also committed to the same standard I hold my food to. That’s another blog though- today it’s all about dietary supplements.

I don’t know about you but over the years I have tried lots of different protein powders. As a busy mum doing the school run every day, I love being able to grab a shake to take on the road with me. These individual packets or protein in either vanilla or chocolate deliver 20grams of vegan protein + 20 essential vitamins and minerals per serving. I mixed mine with unsweetened vanilla almond milk & scoop of Arbonne Greens Balance.

While some protein powders leave an awful, chalky feeling in my mouth- both flavors were silky and smooth. If you like Stevia, you will LOVE these. They aren’t super sweet, but you can tell they contain Stevia instead of sugar.

Looking for a caffeine free energy fix? Try the Energy Fizz sticks! Packed with B vitamins, antioxidants and chromium they add a sweet boost to your water. Arbonne Essential Energy Fizz Sticks comes in two flavors, Pomegranate and Citrus.

Lastly, I want to share with you, my new favorite product from Arbonne: Digestion Plus

These single-serving sticks contain prebiotics, probiotics, and enzymes that help support optimal digestive health. Those who suffer from IBS, digestive issues, halitosis can benefit from adding probiotics to the diet. Even those without GI problems can support their natural microflora in the gut by adding pro and prebiotics to the diet.

If you are looking for supplements, protein powders, skin care, make-up, Arbonne has it! 

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Amanda K

Member since: 1st April 2016

As a mother, a wife and businesswoman I live a busy full life. I am passionate about health and wellbeing! I love to cook healthy nutritious food and firmly believe that it is possible to enjoy food without...

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