Grants Liquid Cholorphyll – This vibrant green drink is made from fresh alfalfa sprouts and is full of vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids. It works by encouraging your bodies elimination channels to work efficiently via the nutrients it supplies, and also helps to cleanse the body of impurities and toxic wastes. It has been referred to as ‘the internal deodorant’ for your body, and helps to energise all of your cells.
I enjoy it because it has a pleasant spearmint taste and you can just mix it in a glass of water or your drink bottle.
Lifestream Spirulina – I have tried many different spirulina’s over the past few years, and always come back to the Lifestream brand because it gives me the most energy and makes the most difference to my health. Spirulina is a little green microscopic algae type plant that grows in water, and contains one of the richest concentrations of nutrients in any plant life. This includes all essential amino acids, iron, Vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. It is natures multivitamin supplement, and because it is a naturally occurring plant the human body naturally knows what to do with it, thus absorbing much of the nutrients it offers.
This little plant can make a huge difference to your energy, immunity, the health of your skin, hair and nails and your overall sense of wellbeing. I know it does for me.
Vitamin C Powder – Melrose Calcium ascorbate powder is a non-acidic buffered vitamin C powder that is quite absorbable due to both the form of vitamin c and because it is a powder. Powders are generally more absorbable because your body does not have to digest a capsule or tablet to get to what is inside, and there are less fillers and excipients used as well.
I like to take this powder at times when I know I’m going to be extra busy, as well as when I’m feeling a little bit run down, and I like to put it in my smoothies and juices as well. Vitamin C is an essential nutrient that we all need, both for the health of our immune system as well as to dampen inflammation in the body and to maintain the health of all connective tissue, skin, gums and mucous membranes. I suffer from hayfever and allergies with a runny nose and lots of sneezing at times. Vitamin C is particularly useful for me as it works to dampen your bodies histamine response, which is what causes the over production of mucous and itching in allergy responses.
Other foods and supplements I like to take on a regular basis include Chia Seeds, Acai berry powder, probiotics and magnesium powder. I’ll definitely continue this post later and explain what these guys do. To finish off today though it has to be said that a wholefoods diet and sensible exercise regime that includes time for meditation and reflection are really the cornerstones of health and wellness. Supplements can help you on this journey, but they are not the foundation and more is not always better. Until next time,
Love and Light