This post is sponsored by Garden of Life.
Hello again, things are changing, I’ll be talking about my goal changes and health realisations over the next few months as I’ve finally realised what is and isn’t working, hurrah!
I’ve been so obsessed with upping my fitness game, running and external health that I sometimes (read: always) sacrifice my internal health. I’m a sugar addict and cannot get enough of the bad stuff.
Now, my aim is to include all the bad stuff with the good as diets, detoxes and losing weight just isn’t my thing but living a healthy lifestyle is.
The thing is, the bad foods are a definite contributor to the major issues I suffer with when it comes to my stomach and digestion. I’ve never been a regular and do visit the GP several times a year when things become a struggle, I’ve also previously had prescriptions to help with problems, just so you understand my background a little more.
Not only this but I’m sure my internal health has more to do with my mental health then I’d care to admit so I need to get my priorities in order if I really want to live a healthy balanced lifestyle full of happiness.
With that in mind when Garden of Life got in touch I decided that it may be a good time to take my internal health a little more seriously and start taking some supplements too.
Garden of Life have recently launched their new all natural range of whole food vitamins and microbiome formula supplements in the UK. Already trusted as America’s number one nutrition brand for health foods they are now ready to tackle the UK market with their mykind Organics vitamins range and their new microbiome formulas.
As someone who regularly suffers with digestion issues these sounded like a great way to beat the gut busting problems and tackle them head on, in tablet form with the live bacteria that help with similar issues to myself.
How did things go?
In the past three weeks I have been taking the supplements as suggested. I opted to try out the Microbiome Formula once daily women’s which contain 16 strains of live bacteria and also boast being gluten, dairy and soya free.
I can honestly say that I haven’t seen a massive improvement in my digestion but I’m always a little apprehensive that these kinda things work in such a short time. Plus in all honesty my diet is still absolutely terrible so it’ll likely work better with a balanced diet with less junk food.
I’ve slipped off the bandwagon that’s for sure.
I make the effort to buy my children those probiotic drinking yogurts as they are supposed to work wonders for digestion so I’m completely open to continue taking these supplements and reporting any changes in the future.
I’ve also been kindly sent the mykind Organics vegan D3 spray to use over the past few weeks. This little vanilla flavoured spray comes ready for your handbag. A vegan certified spray that gives you that little boost of sunshine that we crave so much here in the UK with unpredictable weather patterns and too often grey skies.
I’m on medication for anxiety and mood so obviously it’s hard to differentiate whether this spray has had any effect, the only thing that caught my eye was the fact that it is ideal to carry around and give you a vitamin boost. Especially for those of my readers that are vegan/vegetarian and need those extra boosts every now and again when it comes to supplements.
With that in mind I would recommend having a look at what they have to offer and see if they have anything that may aid your internal health too.
Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional, please consult your GP before making any changes to your diet. Garden of Life products should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
– Emma Allen –
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