I’m not too great at taking supplements of any kind but I’ve been taking these new Optibac Probiotics for Every Day MAX for a couple of weeks now.
For Every Day MAX are Optibac’s newest high strength probiotic supplements. With each capsule containing 50 billion high quality live microorganisms these are sure to kick start your gut health. Not only is it super strength, but it’s also super quality with the three strains having been comprehensively researched in the laboratory and clinically trialled on thousands of people who have experienced improved digestion, boosted natural immunity, lower inflammation and moderate reaction to allergies. If you’re interested, the three included strains are L.acidophilus NCFM, B. lactis HN019 and B. lactis BI-04, all of which means nothing to me at all, but I know that people will want to know what they are taking.
We previously tried Optibac for Babies and Children and I was impressed at how easy they were to incorporate in my kid’s daily life, and these have been no different. You just take one capsule with food, daily, preferably breakfast, and for those who can’t swallow tablets you can mix the contents of the capsule with a cold meal or drink. Ideal.
30 capsules is £35.99 and you can find them on OptibacProbiotics.co.uk where you’ll also find a stockist locator if you’d prefer to purchase in a bricks and mortar store.
*product received free of charge for review purposes
I’ve tried supplements in the past but my inability to stick to anything has meant that I forget a day, then another day, and before you know it, all my good intentions have gone out of the window until I got put on daily traditional meds for my migraines. Now I have to take medication every single day without fail, for the rest of my life and for some reason I don’t forget these. And so it makes perfect sense to keep my supplements with my meds and take them all at the same time.
And so it is that I now take quite the cocktail of tablets each day. But I’ve been doing it for quite a while so it’s working!
Here’s my daily intake!
Discounting the two small white pills, which are my meds, here’s the run down!
Imedeen Hair & Nails: I take these silica and biotin based supplements daily and I really think I can see a difference already. I’ve been taking them for a few weeks now. My nails were pretty good before hand but actually, I have been a nail biter all my life and if I break a nail and I don’t deal with immediately I can quickly return to being a nail biter. And this is what happened to me recently when I bit of every last nail after two broke and I was going through some stress. My nails are growing back really really fast though even though they were bitten down to the quick as they say. I’m putting it down to these babies. They actually state on the website that you’ll see benefits within four to six months, so I don’t know if I’m imagining it but I’m impressed! My hair isn’t looking better yet but time will tell!
Imedeen Derma One: I take two of these daily as per the guidelines. I reviewed them previously and I don’t plan to stop taking them any time soon. I’m really impressed with the difference these have made to my skin. The “plump-ness” in particular.
Viridian High Five B-Complex with Magnesium Ascorbate: the final pill in my little cocktail. These are for energy! Much needed in the Summer holidays I must say and the High Five is because they contain higher levels of Vitamin B5 that your average supplement and they have a little extra Vitamin C in them too. So far so good. I must mention here that Viridian do a wonderful range of kids supplements “Viridikid” and I received samples of two of their products for my kids who won’t touch them sadly, but if you’re looking for supplements for kids that aren’t packed with sugar or sweeteners do take a look!
So that’s me, I’m wondering what else I can add to my supplement regime now but I suspect that with this lot I’ve got most bases covered!
Anything you think I’m missing? I’m interested to know what, if anything my readers take regularly and what benefits they get from them!
*Disclosure – all items were erceived for review purposes*
Imedeen seem to be taking the beauty world by storm at the moment and I’m just here to add to the hype really. That’s not a huge amount to say but I’ll do my best.
Imedeen are a range of award winning supplements designed to help improve the quality of your skin, inside and out. In the range are Supplements for Hair and Nails, Supplements for Men, and then supplements for 30+ years, 40+ years and 50+ years.
I’ve been using Derma One, which are the ones for those of us in our thirties. This means they are targetting to combat loss of radiance and moisture associated with the first signs of ageing. They contain an exclusive Marine Complex, Vitamin C and Zinc and work int he deep layers of the skin where your moisturisers can’t reach.
You take two tablets a day and can expect to see results within 12-24 weeks but I think I spotted signs of improvement before then.
I find that, as with most things, changes haven’t been drastic, this isn’t plastic surgery after all, but I do see a difference and that is that things seem a little firmer. I’m not sure if I spot increased radiance but I do feel that there are results, particularly around my jaw line where things are starting to slacken (for want of a better term) and everything seems a little tighter. I’m 40 next year, I’m never going to look like I did when I was twenty, but I’m really happy to say this seems to be making a difference to my face!
I honestly think that unless you’re a wee young un, there isn’t anyone who couldn’t benefit from these. I’m thinking that I could probably do with the Hair and Nails ones too!
Usually I’m rubbish at remembering to take supplements but I think the results have driven me to keep going in this case, and there’s no better recommendation than that!
You can purchase yours here, and I strongly recommend you do!
*Disclosure – these were provided to me free of charge for review purposes*
Holland and Barrett have a selection of goodies to get you ready for your Christmas and New Years parties and the first one I want to show you is the celebrity favourite Coconut Oil. Beloved product of selebs such as Miranda Kerr, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston (who mixes hers with rock salt to make a scrub – must try this!).
Since receiving this I am using it religiously, I use it on my legs and upper arms mostly as those are my driest areas and this is really helping them out. I know for a fact it’s what I’ll be using before I apply my wash off tan.
This stuff turns solid at a certain temperature, and the warmer your house, the softer it gets, mine is mostly solid at all times though.
Dig a little out and apply. It turns to oil as soon as it hits the skin and works really well.
My only disappointment with this is that to my nose it’s virtually scentless, my husband says he thinks it smells of coconut but I can barely detect it. I’d love to smother myself in coconut scent if I could, but if you’re not a fan of the scent this is perfect. It’s £6.99 for 207ml and a little goes a very long way indeed. You can also eat on salads, use for cooking or as a hair conditioner. Very versatile!
Then there are a variety of supplements to help you to look gorgeous for your party. The Skin, Hair and Nails Formula (£7.69 for 60) are tablets containing Vitamin A, Vitamin E and Selenium to help support healthy hair, vibrant skin and strong nails. I’ve not been taking these long enough give an opinion yet but I have tried similar before and I think these supplements and these of this type make a marked difference to my nail and hair growth in particular.
Finally there’s the Fat Metaboliser. A supplement to help support weight maintenance, when combined with excercise and a low fat diet. There’s a 14 Day Diet Plan you can download from the website too. I can’t review these as I’ve not been taking them… I’m just too lazy to remember 😉
I’ll definitely be back for coconut oil, thats for sure!
*Disclaimer – PR Samples*
An anti-wrinkle supplement needing reviewing, I’m all over that! Or at least I wanted to be. It didn’t quite work out how it was supposed to but let me tell you about the product first. When Strength Within was first launched it sold out in 3 hours. Because it’s the first supplement proven to reduce wrinkles.
5 Years of clinical research carried out by scientists, dermatologists and nutritionists resulted in the Strength Within supplements. Results have shown smoother skin after just 14 weeks with the greatest effect being on the deepest wrinkles.
The idea is that supplementing the diet with nourishing ingredients has a significant effect on the appearance of the skin.
Ingredients (feel free to click to enlarge):
The research was carried out on and with more than 500 women and has been independently recognised by experts from the British Skin Foundation with the final tests were carried out over 14 weeks with 164 women.
Now that really is something. I can’t tell you how many products or press releases I get that claim to have had a dramatic effect on 99% of women but then when you read the small print there were 10 women on the trial, this is more significant and certainly therefore more believable. And I do believe this product to be effective and I do believe it works… for me though, trialling this hasn’t gone so well.
I didn’t realise when I agreed to review the product that it would involve taking three tablets a day. There isn’t a problem with that, and I don’t have a complaint about that…BUT for me personally, it’s a miracle if I remember to take one tablet a day, never mind three… so I managed about two days before I started slipping and taking one or two a day before forgetting completely. Then I pulled myself together and started again…only to find the three tablets a day nigh on impossible for me to remember to take. Let me make this clear, this is entirely my problem, and no fault at all of the product. I am just useless.
Soooo…. I can’t really review this other than to say it SOUNDS fantastic and it’s probably well worth checking out. As for the packs I have here, I’m going to try once more to do it as I’m noticing increasingly that the aging process is quickening and my lines seem to grow more obvious by the day so I’m on a mission to do this! Properly! If all goes well, in about two and half months I’ll report back with my results… fingers crossed.
Strength Within is available exclusively from www.dovespa.co.uk and retails at £35 for 28 days supply.
EDIT: I have just been informed that you can take your daily three tablets all at the same time which will make it a lot easier for me!
*Disclosure – PR Sample*