Recently Trialled Health Products!

3 May

I’ve been meaning to post about these for a while now but I have been time poor lately.  Okay, poor choice of words… I’ve not been time efficient.  Argh, alright alright, I’ve been outright lazy.  OKAY?!  Gosh you people, always on my back.  I joke, I joke.  😉

I’m going to make this really easy for you (and me) and just give you some bullet-pointed notes on each product.  Then, hopefully, you can make an educated decision on whether you would like to try them or not!  I’m hoping it’s a big fat YES because they are each equally wonderful!

Coconut Oil

  • Coconut oil has anti-microbial and anti-viral properties and is even being used to help treat AIDS patients
  • It is known to contain a unique form of saturated fat that helps prevent heart disease, stroke, and hardening of the arteries
  • It has been shown to improve digestion and strengthen the immune system
  • It is used as an energy booster and enhances the performance of athletes
  • It is great for weight loss as the fat in coconut oil is used to produce energy and speed up metabolism, rather than be stored as body fat
  • It is fantastic as a massage oil or body moisturiser
  • Start off taking a teaspoon daily and slowly work up to 3 – 4 tablespoons
  • You can add it to smoothies or cook / bake with it (I recently used it in a thai inspired soup and it was delicious!)

I buy my coconut oil products from Nature Pacific.

Vital Greens

Vital Greens sent me some samples to try recently and I think this is an amazing product!

  • It’s a great tasting green powder that you mix into your favourite milk, juice, smoothie or water
  • Contains 76 all-natural ingredients and is known as a “super food”
  • It has all the benefits of spirulina, chlorella and other super foods in the blend as well as herbs, enzymes, probiotics and minerals
  • It’s free from gluten, allergens, additives, artificial flavours, dairy, wheat and other nasties
  • It helps detoxify, energise, alkalise, nourish and support your system

Why not visit their site and give it a go for yourself?

Whey Protein Isolate

I was so thankful to receive a sample of this product and will definitely be using this for the long-term, that’s for sure.  I’ve even got Justin on to it!  I’d been looking for a good quality whey protein isolate product for a little while and when I stumbled across Double Barrel Nutrition’s site I knew I had hit the jackpot.

  • Contains no added fillers or flavourings – just 100% high quality whey protein
  • I blend it into my morning smoothie and flavour it with a little honey
  • Whey protein is derived from milk during the process in which milk is turned into cheese
  • Protein is found naturally in every day dairy products, eggs, and soy, but the quality is not comparable to whey protein powder nor is it as easy to use
  • Studies have shown that whey protein is the best concentration to provide optimal performance
  • Whey protein contains BCAA’s which can be utilised directly by the muscle cells, so they are used at a high rate during exercise
  • These BCAA’s have shown in studies to have the greatest positive effect on muscle protein synthesis among all of the amino acids
  • Have a read of this site for lots of useful info on Whey Protein – www.wheyoflife.org

Do you use any of the above products or products that are similar?  What do you think of them?

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15 Responses to “Recently Trialled Health Products!”

  1. Shellet May 4, 2011 at 1:18 am #

    I only use coconut oil, I’ve gone from using a face wash, witch hazel & moisturiser, to only using water, witch hazel to cleanse & coconut oil & my skin never feels dry any more so I could get away with going moisturiser free if I wanted too.

    I am yet to try it on my hair, but I hear good things about that too!

    • Amanda May 4, 2011 at 2:12 pm #

      I used it as a leave in the other day and my hair was so lovely and the next day after washing it! 😀

  2. Aster May 4, 2011 at 10:53 am #

    I LOVE coconut oil and whey protein, I’m a big fan of pendors protein as it’s from new zealand which produces the cleanest protein (and I can get flavoured or plain which is great for baking!). With coconut oil, I make a treat, using coconut oil, nut butter and raw cacao, then I set it in he fridge and it’s like an unsweetened nutella, yum!

    • Amanda May 4, 2011 at 2:12 pm #

      Aster that sounds DELICIOUS! Recipe? For after my cut of course. 😉

      • Aster May 4, 2011 at 10:30 pm #

        I use 2 parts coconut oil to 1 part cacao and 1 part nut butter (ABC butter is may fave!), mix and set in fridge. the best part – cacao is rich in protein and packed full of anti-oxidants, and you can decrease the nut butter (however it’s good for you) and this is great to have with some berries, like a chocolate sauce (that’s good for you!)

      • Amanda May 5, 2011 at 2:03 pm #

        Oh YES PLEASEEEEEE! 😀

  3. Katey @ Bonne Santé May 5, 2011 at 12:25 am #

    I LOVE VITAL GREENS! I seriously wake up each morning excited to skull a big glass of it. Such a well-formulated supplement and delicious to boot.

    • Amanda May 5, 2011 at 2:04 pm #

      Awesome! My friend takes it every day and swears by it. I may need to look into making it a permanent fixture. 😉

  4. Petra May 9, 2011 at 12:15 pm #

    How do you take the Vital Greens? Just with water? I bought a sachet the other day and the shop assistant said it takes a little while to get used to so now I am scared to try it!

    • Amanda May 9, 2011 at 1:01 pm #

      As above lovely – It’s a great tasting green powder that you mix into your favourite milk, juice, smoothie or water.. 🙂

      Don’t be scared – I think it tastes nice! 😀

  5. karam January 3, 2012 at 1:51 pm #

    Hi Amanda,

    Does the whey protein make you fat?

    I’ve been replacing my 2 x snacks with a scoop of whey protein (about 140 cals, 30g of protein)

    But all i’ve been feeling is bloated, gassey and like i can’t digest it>?

    Is this normal?

    • Amanda January 3, 2012 at 2:01 pm #

      No Karam – I would not endorse or take something that makes you fat!

      Why two snacks replaced with a shake? Real food is always better. Leave the protein shake for post workout.

      • Karam January 3, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

        Coz it’s on the go, so instead of reaching for a protein snack I’ve just been taking these coz it’s easy.
        I’m having about 120g of protein a day. Is it to much?

      • Amanda January 3, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

        Karam – I am not qualified to advise you of your nutritional requirements. Please speak to a professional. 🙂

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