As someone who has studied food, I know that it is not nearly the same as what it was years ago. Not only has the soil changed, but the way food is being grown for mass production greatly reduces its nutritional value. Unless you are eating a completely organic whole food diet (meaning nothing packaged or processed), chances are you need additional supplementation. Even with the best diet, we are often still deficient in vitamins due to toxin & environmental exposure. Vitamin deficiency can lead to various health concerns and affect the way we feel, physically & emotionally, everyday,
Supplementation isn’t as easy as grabbing a “one-for-all” vitamin off the shelf in the drug store. I used to be all about them, with the value mentality of the cheaper the better, until I learned the difference. Most vitamins on the shelf are made synthetically, meaning they are man-made in a test tube to mimic those found in plants. The vitamins you want to have are from whole-foods because your body doesn’t have to figure out how to process them. Its a natural response because it is in its natural form & can be easily absorbed.
Take a look at the vitamins our family takes on a daily basis and why we’re feeling our best ever.
dōTERRA’s Lifelong Vitality Supplements combine whole-food nutrients, essential omegas & botanical extracts for cellular health and energy, making it a simple first step to start your wellness journey. They were thoughtfully developed to work safely alongside any of dōTERRA’s other supplements and include a special Tummy Tamer Blend to help avoid any stomach upset.
The Lifelong Vitality Pack comes with a month’s supply of 3 different supplements: Microplex VMz, xEO Mega & Alpha CRS+. We take 4 of each per day, dividing it into 2 of each with breakfast & lunch.
There is also a two-pack available, called the Daily Nutrient Pack, that includes only the Microplex VMz & xEO Mega. I’ve gone this route before, but decided the Alpha CRS+ was well worth the extra $20.
Here’s a breakdown of the primary benefits:
- General wellness and vitality
- Antioxidant and DNA protection
- Energy metabolism
- Bone health
- Immune function
- Stress management
- Cardiovascular health
- Healthy hair, skin, and nails
- Eye, brain, nervous system
- Liver function and digestive health
- Lung and respiratory health
- Gentle on stomach
- Non-GMO, gluten-free, dairy-free
Microplex VMz is the Food Nutrient Complex, made with a whole-food formula of 22 bioavailable vitamins and minerals. It includes a balanced blend of essential antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E, and an energy complex of B vitamins presented in a patented glycoprotein matrix. Microplex VMz also contains chelated minerals including calcium, magnesium, and zinc for optimal bone and metabolic health. It supports healthy immune function, metabolism, digestion & cellular energy. Read more.
xEO Mega Essential Oil Omega Complex is a unique formula of marine- and land-sourced omega fatty acids, combined with CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils. Omega fatty acids help support joint, cardiovascular, and brain health, and support healthy immune function. One serving of xEO Mega provides 900 milligrams of marine lipids (providing 300 mg of EPA, 300 mg of DHA, and 70 mg of other omega 3s), and a blend of 250 mg of plant-sourced fatty acids. xEO Mega also includes 800 IU of natural vitamin D, 60 IU of natural vitamin E, and 1 mg of astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant carotenoid harvested from microalgae. xEO Mega is encapsulated in a vegetarian-friendly softgel and is also available in a vegan-friendly option. Read more.
Alpha CRS+ is the Cellular Vitality Complex, formulated with potent levels of natural botanical extracts to reduce oxidative stress to DNA and support healthy cell function. With an incredibly impressive lineup of ingredients, this supplement supports our bodies on a cellular level with immune function, energy production & mental clarity. Read more.
If you read my previous post, you’ll remember that I have a MTHFR mutation, so a whole-food supplement is a must. My body rejects synthetic folic acid, so I need folate in its natural form (which Microplex VMz has). I also incorporate a methylated folate lozenge & methylated B-12, as it is necessary for my specific condition.
MTHFR affects my digestive system, so I supplement with a digestive enzyme and probiotic. Honestly though, you don’t need a problem to supplement this area. Gut health is so important for every other system in your body, so taking care of it is extremely beneficial.
Meet my best friend. TerraZyme is a digestive enzyme that is extremely beneficial to the digestive system to help break down the food that we eat so that our bodies can better absorb nutrients. Remember, much of our food is nutrient deficient, so when we eat something that isn’t a whole or raw food, it often lacks the enzymes that help your body break it down. I take one first thing in the morning to help with any undigested food from the day before, followed by 1-2 capsules with each meal, every day. We love it so much that we keep one bottle in the car and one in the kitchen. Taking TerraZyme either before or after a meal promotes gastrointestinal comfort and food tolerance by helping to digest more efficiently. Did I mention it has an anti-gluten enzyme? I recommend this one to everyone!
PB Assist Jr
I’ll let you in on a little secret of mine… PB Assist Jr is not just for kids. It is a probiotic powder, designed for kids or adults who have trouble swallowing pills and its delicious. While I don’t have a problem swallowing pills, I order two boxes of these every month because the whole family enjoys them. It seriously taste like candy, so much so that my kids refer to it as their “sugar vitamin”. Think of it like a pixie stick, yet it has no sugar and is delivering 5 billion live cells of 6 different probiotic strains. What makes this product so unique is that the tiny particles of powder are micro-encapsulated, so it makes it through the stomach acid and reaches the intestines (where its meant to be). You can simply pour it straight in your mouth like a pixie stick, sprinkle it on top of fruit, or mix it into a drink. It delicious, but if you prefer to take the pill form, its slightly more spectacular.
For the Kids: A2Z & IQ Mega
If you’re a parent, you know that keeping your child healthy and away from dangerous ingredients isn’t always easy. I’m so thankful for this line of supplements, and even better… my kids love them!
A2Z is a balanced blend of essential whole-food vitamins, including the antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E, as well as a cellular energy complex of B vitamins (B12 as Methylcobalamin, so it’s great support for those with MTHFR). It contains an impressive superfood blend, dōTERRA’s Alpha CRS+ blend, a Cognitive blend, as well as other bioavailable minerals. It has no artificial anything or high fructose corn syrup. A2Z is a natural watermelon flavor and is formulated to be paired with dōTERRA’s IQ Mega, which is a liquid Omega 3 supplement. Children 4+ can take 2 chewables a day. (My younger children who are 2 & 3 each take one a day.) This can also be a great option for adults who have trouble swallowing pills.
The children’s supplements can be purchased separately or in the Kid’s Kit, which contains the A2Z & IQ Mega for a discounted price. We love to add the IQ Mega to smoothies, and I even have a separate bottle just for our dogs. I drizzle it over their food to help support them through seasonal threats & for skin and coat health.
We are giving our family a nutritional foundation that we stand firmly behind and could not be happier with the results. If I can help you find the supplements you or your family are looking for, I’m more than happy to talk.
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