Cleanser and Tonifier
This triphala works well for me. It totally helps get digestion in order and reduces belly bulge. I choose to use the Triphala Gold version because it's fruits are of high quality and sustainably wildcrafted. When the Gold version isn't available, I use Planetary Herbals regular version. I also like Organic India brand triphala.
Better Taste than BioSil
This activated Silicon has a much better taste than BioSil! It's not yummy by any means, but it's tolerable. I take this for joint health in conjunction with Jarrow Formulas SAM-e. It's also good for hair and nails! My nails are healthier and stronger when I take this product daily. Note: If you can handle the taste, BioSil is the trademarked activated silicon that has been studied with proven results. Jarrow used to have a BioSil version, but I think they went to their own formula to address the taste issue. It took several weeks for me to see results with this product.
Energy and Heart Health for the 35+ Crowd
I take ubiquinol (active reduced form of CO-Q10) for heart health and energy (helps boost ATP production). I feel comfortable taking it because there's a lot of science behind it that's easily researched. I'm 44, so I use this product instead of a regular Co-Q10 supplement or relying on meat and fish as a Co-Q10 source since it's the usable form of Co-Q10 and doesn't require further conversion. Our bodies convert Co-Q10 into ubiquinol, but as we age, the conversion gets less and less efficient. I'd personally stick to the much less expensive regular Co-Q10 if I wasn't over 35. I'm switching to two daily doses of 100mg instead of taking one daily dose of 200mg to better maintain blood levels throughout the day. I'm also trying to figure out if a lower dosage will meet my needs since this is somewhat pricey and dosage varies depending on age and needs.
I've been using this product daily for about 3 weeks or so. I really like it. I feel an increase in energy and just feel healthier. I've been using it after longer workouts for recovery as well. I started using it to get my ph in balance. Theoretically I could just eat a lot more greens, but this is soooo convenient and it seems to be working.
Organic Protein Powder, Yay!
I choose this whey protein powder because it's organic, unsweetened, and rBST free. It's difficult to find a protein powder that's organic and unsweetened. I'm so happy I found this one. The taste blends well into smoothies. I even like it when simply mixed with water. I sometimes add it to a mixture of yogurt, blueberry and walnuts in the AM when I don't have time to get my protein from a food source. I also like to consume this product immediately after strong workouts to help maintain muscle and to keep my body burning fat instead. The unsweetened aspect helps with fat burning too after a workout. It has a total of 2 grams of sugar which is much much less compared to many other powders. A recent study showed the body gets an extra 2 hours of fat burn after strong exercise as long as sugar isn't consumed within that time period. Another plus is when it comes to protein, whey is one of the best sources for absorbability. It is way more bioavailable than vegetable protein sources. Before I found this organic powder, I used Solgar's Whey to Go protein powder. It's a great option (with less than 1 gram of sugar) if you don't want to pay the higher price for an organic product.
Good Multivitamin With Antioxidents
My partner used to take this one because it was a little less expensive than the one I was taking and it had plenty of B vitamins and antioxidents. She liked the V 2000, but the serving size is 2 tablets, which is less convenient. Also, if she was forgetful and didn't take them for a while, they eventually started to oxidize the way B vitamins do sometimes (yuck). She switched to the New Chapter 40+ Every Woman's One Daily because it has a breast and hormone support blend, they don't oxidize and they're bioavailable. That said, she would still recommend this product (as would I) and would switch back if she needed to save money.
Great Antidepressant Plus More!
Jarrow SAM-e is one of my best finds when it comes to supplements. SAM-e is actually prescribed as an antidepressant in Europe. I started taking it about 5 months ago and have noticed a definite impact on my mood and outlook on life. It's somewhat subtle, but I noticed I feel generally content with a lot of gratitude. My thinking is sharper, chores are suddenly more doable and my level of procrastination has dropped! If you take this supplement, make sure to also take a good B Complex, otherwise, it could cause a B deficiency and make things worse! I turned my mom onto SAM-e and she's loving it too! SAM-e is also good for the joints as well as other things. I take JarroSil(activated silicon) with SAM-e because it synergistically boosts SAM-e's effectiveness when it comes to joint health. Note: The SAM-e insert warns about taking this product if manic depression is an issue.
Nutrex Hawaiian Spirulina is awesome. This product is a nutritional powerhouse with several health benefits. Nutrex Hawaiian Spirulina was one of the first supplements I started taking to help get my health back in order. In addition to other benefits, it really cut down my sugar cravings and made it easier for me to give up the sugar smack! Do a little research on Nutrex spirulina and convince yourself to try it. Another equally awesome product from this company is BioAstin (astaxanthin)!
I ordered Adapt 232 as a "freebie" add-on to my last 2 orders from iHerb. I finally tried it out and was amazed at my energy level. I didn't feel hopped up, I just felt like getting things done and did so! My partner was equally impressed. It's adaptogenic which means it helps the body adapt to stressors bringing it back into balance. This product will definitely be included in my next order!
Love This Iron!
This iron supplement is very well tolerated. It's the first iron supplement I've taken that hasn't caused me to become nauseated. I'm so happy I found it! It also can be taken without food as it is a whole food supplement--- so convenient! Thank you New Chapter!
I like this enzyme because it can be taken after a meal. I often forget to take other enzymes that work best when taken just prior to eating or at the beginning of a meal. The flavor is okay, but lt's a little fake sweet.
I Enjoy This Cup
I really enjoy this cup. It's super convenient to steep single servings of loose tea and bagged herbal teas. The slots in the glass did get jammed up with yerba mate, but it has otherwise performed great with other loose teas. I lived in China for awhile and was told it's best to drink green tea from glass. I feel happy I'm finally doing that with this cup! One of these cups is not enough!