So this morning has been interesting. We had pretty bad storms last night with non-stop thunder which lead to quite the restless sleep. Unfortunately I had to wake up at 5AM to get to work…with no power in my house. Gotta love getting ready in the dark!
As you’d probably expect, I look completely glamorous today.
Luckily I work in a gym setting so people don’t expect much from me (at least that’s what I tell myself). This coffee is my best friend right now 🙂
On the positive side, I just read the weather forecast and we’re supposed to have a great stretch of sunny days coming up.
I need to soak em’ up while I can. It is Cleveland, OH and soon enough it will be a winter wonderland!
Let’s Talk Supplements
Along with my coffee and breakfast (which was a mix of Shredded Wheat and Peanut Butter Puffins cereal with strawberries and soy milk), I also had my daily multivitamin.
But when I ran out of multivitamins a couple of months ago, I figured I would try out a new brand. I went with Trader Joe’s brand and I actually really like it. It doesn’t have a full day of iron, which I also like. Too much iron in a supplement does not agree with my stomach (which is common) and can ‘back me up’ so to speak. Not fun!
Along with trying my best to eat a healthy diet full of variety and nutrients and exercising, I always try and remember to take my supplements. I don’t know if they really do anything to be honest. But I feel like it’s my “insurance” in a way.
Recently I was asked to review some products by Sun Chlorella. I was familiar with the product since I did work in a supplement store for a few months while I was in between jobs, but I had never taken anything by this brand.
From their Website:
Sun Eleuthero is an herb that can give your body a natural energy boost, decrease stress, and support your body’s fight against the ill-effects of modern living — without dangerous side effects. Eleuthero is an “adaptogen,” which is defined as “a non-toxic substance which reinforces the body’s ability to react to stress.” Eleuthero is considered one of nature’s most powerful, adaptogenic herbs.
When I worked in the supplement store last summer I learned a lot about vitamins and herbs and really found it all fascinating. I had no idea so many herbs existed, eleuthero being one of them.
I took the supplements daily (although I did forget a few times!) for the 20 days of tablets provided. I also tried some of the tea.
I didn’t feel a difference in my energy, but that may be due to the fact that I already take a multivitamin, exercise regularly, eat well, and sleep enough. I certainly didn’t feel anything extra, but I also don’t feel like I am lacking in energy to begin with (besides today of course!)
I liked the tea better than the tablets simply based on personal preference. I love herbal teas. Plus, the manufacturer recommends that you take 15 tablets a day. Way too many for me. I’m a ‘one-a-day’ kinda gal.
I think the product is fine and the company seems reputable. And although I would not personally buy this product in the future (mainly because supplements are expensive), I do think it can be useful for someone else who wants to use herbal products to supplement their diet.
What supplements do you use? Why?