The other reason is (although I know I've been writing about good nutrition a lot over the past year) because sometimes I don't make the best nutritional choices, I'm only human! I have a sweet tooth and I also love me a cheeseboard! Having said that I have been making much more healthier choices over the past 18 months as I've shared with you.
Why Did I Stop Taking a Multi Vitamin?
Now for years I took a multi vitamin and mineral tablet every single day, but I actually started to have problems swallowing them. The tablets are so big, I can still swallow them if they're the right shape, but when they changed the tablets I used to take and the bottles were dark (which I realise is to keep the integrity of the ingredients intact) and the blister packs were shrink wrapped I just stopped getting them.
Luckily I discovered Greens Balance and this gave me lots of vitamins and minerals each day and I really noticed the difference when taking it.
So Do I No Longer Need a Vitamin & Mineral Supplement?
I still felt that a multi vitamin would've been a good idea, but I was eating well and took greens balance every day along with a good quality protein powder and fizz sticks. When Arbonne introduced their whole food multi vitamin and mineral supplement I was really happy that it was in a powder form.
I tried it with water first as it was supposed to be tasteless - nothing is tasteless and although I couldn't say what it tasted like I wasn't overly happy with it. I do have a protein shake at lunch time though so I diluted it in my shake and I couldn't taste it - mission accomplished!
My husband doesn't drink a shake so I got him to put it in a little tropical juice drink that he enjoys drinking and he liked it as well.
How Do I Feel After Taking This Supplement for a Couple of Months?
I don't feel a lot different, but everyone I've been working with has been really sick over the last few months and I haven't been so who knows if it's the multi vitamins or the greens balance or a combination.
What I can report is that I forgot to take them over a long weekend and I did notice my energy levels weren't as high as usual (but I also wasn't doing very much which could have made that difference).
In conclusion I don't know if a multi vitamin and mineral supplement makes a lot of difference, but I do like to take one as a form of nutritional health insurance. I definitely recommend this powder form over a tablet as I believe it gets absorbed easier and it's a lot easier to swallow than some of the multi vitamin tablets I've had over the years.
Do you take a multi vitamin and mineral supplement?
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