My (Supplements)

December 17, 2014

Way back in January last year I wrote about 'Happier and Healthier Living' and one of the posts in that series was all about protein shakes. I mentioned that the company I use is/was and they reached out to me and asked if I'd like to try out anything else from their site.

They sell a wide range of items in their 'Health & Wellbeing' section, I picked out a few to try.

Spirulina (Organic) £16.99 for 200g

"Spirulina provides a source of protein, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and antioxidants. Spirulina contains high volumes of B vitamins, iron, essential trace minerals, beta carotene, gamma-linolenic acid and chlorophyll."

This is about as natural as supplements come - a type of Algae that grows in tropical lakes, it is packed full of goodness and a rich source of vitamins and minerals. Not only that but it is alo a good source of protein and essential fatty acids.

I'll be honest - this is a bit of an acquired taste! I love chia seeds because they have no taste but lots of benefits, ideal for adding into drinks and smoothies. If you can get past the taste/smell then Spirulina is full of amazing goodness.

ZMA (Zinc, Magnesium and Vitamin B6) £28.99 for 80 capsules

"Using Zinc and Magnesium has a number of benefits to the body and its functionality. Magnesium contributes to electrolyte balance and the maintenance of normal bones and teeth, the normal functioning of the nervous system and muscle function, normal protein synthesis and psychological function and a reduction in tiredness and fatigue.

The Zinc component contributes to the normal function of the immune system and macronutrient metabolism, a contribution to the maintenance of normal testosterone levels in blood and normal vision and the maintenance of normal skin/hair/nails and normal bones. It also contributes to normal cognitive function and helps protect cells from oxidative stress.

Vitamin B6 adds to the mix by helping to regulate hormonal activity."

I was really keen to try this one and I saw some real benefits, I am always trying to increase my magnesium intake. It's important that I point out that these capsules contain Gelatin as I know a lot of my readers would avoid that ingredient.

I found these very easy to take and would strongly consider buying them myself.

Vitamin D3 £8.29 for 180 Capsules

"Vitamin D3 has a number of key health benefits including; contributing to the normal absorption and utilisation of calcium and phosphorus, contributing to normal calcium levels, contributing to the maintenance of normal bone and muscle function, and contributing to the normal function of the immune system and cell division."

I found these very easy to take and I think they are a really great price. I would certainly re-purchase these as they have some great benefits and don't cost much at all. (FYI - These also contain gelatin.)

Hope you enjoyed this post, what supplements do you take?

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All opinions are honest and my own, any suggestions made are based on my own experiences and are meant as a guide. Please always take care when making any DIY products and patch test to rule out an adverse reaction.


  1. I love the benefits of spirulina but can't get paste the taste, much prefer it in tablet form x

  2. That makes more sense!! I will look into that because the taste is... pretty rank lol xx


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