I was a strict vegetarian for over 5 years. Before that I was a fle-gitarian for pretty much my whole life. And yes, that’s a made-up term for flexible vegetarian. I would eat veggie when possible but if I was at someone’s house for dinner I would eat whatever they made. 16 year old me wasn’t about to be rude to my BFF’s mom!
As a result I have always been low in iron and turned to supplements (along with eating other iron rich foods of course, like leafy greens). My favourite iron supplement the last few years has been MegaFood Blood Builder which is plant based and can even be taken on an empty stomach. It was initially recommended to me by my Dr! So when I got pregnant it was a no brainer to start “poppin bottles” of their prenatal vitamins too.
I was so excited when they reached out to me recently and offered to send me a set of their “Winter Wellness” kit! But first, a little background on the brand itself.
MegaFood has Farm Fresh Partnerships. What does that mean? They source their ingredients from five family-owned farms and use their organic produce to create their supplements. So they use actual food, not synthetic ingredients. They are the only supplement brand that controls it’s production from farm to “tablet”. They even have live cameras running in their facility to show the entire process and build trust with their consumers. Pretty cool eh?
They were even kind enough to send the supplies to make my own sunflower oil to use on my skin to keep it feeling soft and hydrated throughout the winter. The recipe involves soaking the sunflower petals in the oil for two weeks to infuse it with all kinds of goodness. Plus can we talk about how cute that purple mason jar is? You best believe I’ll be finding a use for that when I’m done!
Ok, let’s jump into what’s included in the MegaFood Winter Wellness kit:
MegaFood Daily C-Protect Nutrient Booster Powder
This concentrated vitamin C powder comes from whole organic oranges. Add one scoop to water, juice or a smoothie to keep your immune system in tip-top shape!
Megafood Complex C
Odds are you already know that Vitamin C is great for immune support. It’s always what I reach for when I catch whatever nasty flu bug is going around the office. But like most things, it’s best when taken preventatively. In addition to Vitamin C from oranges it also contains a blend of organic rosehips, green pepper, blueberry and cranberry. ALL OF THE PRODUCE!
MegaFood Vitamin D3
Unless you live in sunny California odds are you need a little extra Vitamin D in the winter. Here in Portland we’ve had record rain and a lot (and I mean A LOT) of cloudy days. Enter Vitamin D! It can promote healthy bones and immune function and help with that winter “slump” many of us feel.
If you end up catching a cold or pick up a bug zinc can sometimes help speed up the process of healing. Like contouring or blue eyeshadow – less is more. One tablet a day is all you need! If you take more than the recommended daily amount (of any zinc supplement or product) it can actually make you feel worse.
MegaFood Dream Release
The shining star of this supplement is magnesium. Unfortunately since entering the third trimester of pregnant I have not been sleeping well at all. I was taking a magnesium powder that you add to water but to be honest I really didn’t care for the taste. I much prefer these supplements! Plus there’s an herb in Dream Release called Vervain which won’t mean anything to you unless you watch the Vampire Diaries or The Originals (leave me a comment if you know what I’m talking about! Hee hee!)
How on to the giveaway!
Enter for your chance to win your own Winter Wellness Package (though these immune boosters are great any time of the year)
- 1 bottle of Daily C-Protect Nutrient Booster Powder
- 1 bottle of Complex C
- 1 bottle of Vitamin D3
- 1 bottle of Zinc
- 1 bottle of Dream Release
- Blender Bottle (for creating smoothies with our booster powders!)
* Rules and guidelines:
- One winner will be selected
- Must live in the United States or Canada
- Must be over the age of 18
- Winner must respond to my email within 2 business days, otherwise another winner will be selected
- Contesters will be disqualified
* The statements in this blog post have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.