All Posts in ‘Omega 3′s’

Mar
27
2014

Alive, Morning Sun & Supplements Plus SPRING Flyer Sale on NOW!

Categories: Alice Chung, Alive Brand, Allergies, Alzheimers, Anti-Ageing, Antioxidants, Appetite Suppressants, Arthritis, Asthma, Auti-Immune, Belly Fat, Bladder Infections, Blood Sugar, Brain Health, Children's Health, Cleansing, Cold, Colon Health, Coupons, Depression, Diabetes, Digestive Health, Eczema, Energy, Enzymes, FLYER SALE!, Greens, Hair Loss, Hormone Balancing, Immune System, Inflammation, Male Enhancement, Nail Fungas, New Products!, Omega 3's, Osteoporosis, Pain, Probiotics, Prostate Health, Protein Shakes, Psoriasis, Rosacea, SALE, Savings At Alive!, Skin Care, Stress, Varicose Veins

flyer-spring2014

Check out our lowest prices of the season.  It is time to stock up! Click on the link for the flyer in your area.

Alice Chung Owner and Operator of Alive Health Centre, Morning Sun and Supplements Plus

Alice Chung Owner and Operator of Alive Health Centre, Morning Sun and Supplements Plus

ASK ALICE: Savings Meets Value & Service

Our flyer brings you the very best selection and value BUT also amazing deals to keep your health going strong. We hope you are as excited as we are! This flyer is packed full of NEW exciting products such as NAKA Nutri Collagen Pg. 8, Precision Mettle (Wt-Loss) Pg 12, Rosehip Seed Oil Pg. 9 and much more!

EXTREME COUPON EVENT

On Pg. 3 we have additional coupons for you to save BIG on your favourite brands such as: Renew Life, Natural Factors, Precision, Progressive, Platinum, Biofen and many more!!! To save even MORE please visit our BLOG to take advantage of additional coupons: www.alivehealthblog.com

BUY MORE, SAVE MORE

Don’t forget we also offer VOLUME discounts which will help you save: time, $$ and even gas! If you already know you love Alive Hyaluronic Acid (H.A) Pg. 1 then you might as well stock up! Buy 6 H.A. and you get 1 bottle FREE!

GO GREEN & SAVE – EARTH DAY APRIL 22nd

For years Alive Health Centre has been encouraging recycling. In case you did not know, you can save your $$ and the environment with your empty supplement bottles! All you have to do is bring in any empty supplement bottle and receive $0.5/1.00 off when you purchase the same category of prod­uct! *some restrictions apply, see stores for details* In honour of earth day (April 22nd) we will be launching our “Save A Bag” program. Bring in your own shopping bag and we will take 10¢ off for every bag you fill of your purchased goods!

Lastly, I will leave you with this. “Two things define you, your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.” Life is a funny thing, you never know where it will take you. No matter what situation you are in, whether you are experiencing your highest high or lowest of lows, your patience and attitude will be what makes the difference.

Alice Chung, who is 67 years young has been in the health industry since 1978. She owns Alive Health Centres (BC), Morning Sun (Alberta) and Supplements Plus in both (BC) and (Toronto). You can find Alice at the OAKRIDGE Store location in Vancouver BC Thursday – Saturday: 604-263-3235 or toll free: 1-866-499-9546.

Mar
5
2014

Progressive ALL in One VegEssential

Categories: Energy, Enzymes, Greens, Immune System, Inflammation, New Products!, Omega 3's, pH, Probiotics, Protein Shakes, SALE, Savings At Alive!

Want to feel vibrant, energized and on top of the world?  This product is awesome for:3381_large

  • Over worked mothers and fathers,
  • People that are tired even when they have slept 8 hours,
  • Kids that are lacking nutrition because they won’t eat their veges,
  • Elderly that have lost the inspiration/ability to cook wholesome meals…
  • Basically this product is for just about everyone!

Plant-Based Daily Foundation

VegEssential™ combines the benefit of an entire cupboard full of supplements with the ease of consuming a single smoothie. This simple to use all-in-one formula not only provides unmatched nutritional density, it also provides unmatched convenience.

VegEssential™ embraces the wisdom of consuming an alkaline-forming, whole-food diet and draws on almost 100 plant-based ingredients to deliver an incredible spectrum of both micro and macro nutrients. It is also dairy, trans fat and cholesterol free, with no added sugars and no artificial flavours, colours or sweeteners.

Product Features:

  • 27g of Protein – Representing more complete protein than 4 eggs, without relying on any animal sources.
  • 7g of Fibre – Including both soluble and insoluble forms. Every scoop supplies more fibre than a whole bowl full of oatmeal.
  • 2g of Omega-3 Plant Oils – From phospholipids, flax, borage, pumpkin, primrose and safflower.
  • ~5000 ORAC Units – Featuring green tea, blueberry, grape seeds, red wine extract, lycopene, resveratrol and lutein. A single serving satisfies your entire daily requirement.
  • 6-8 Servings of Fresh Vegetables – With a blend of 23 vegetables and green food concentrates, VegEssentialTM provides a whole spectrum of plant-based super foods.
  • Over 100% RDA of 13 Vitamins & Minerals – These include Vitamins A, E and C, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, B6, Folate, B12, Pantothenic Acid, Biotin, Chromium and Manganese.

We hope that you will come and visit us at either Alive Health Centre, Morning Sun or Supplements Plus. Do not sit in silence; there are so many things you can do to better your health! Get excited and take charge of your health. Let’s work together, along with your doctor to ensure you are doing all you can to lead a happy and healthy life. Our team looks forward to helping you with what ever your health concerns are.

Jan
7
2014

Alive Health Centre, Morning Sun and Supplements Plus Winter Flyer On NOW!

Categories: Alice Chung, Alive Brand, Alzheimers, Anti-Ageing, Antioxidants, Arthritis, Auti-Immune, Belly Fat, Bloating, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, Bone Health, Brain Health, Children's Health, Cholesterol, Cleansing, Colon Health, Depression, Detox, Diabetes, Digestive Health, Eczema, Energy, Enzymes, FLYER SALE!, Greens, Hair Loss, Heart Health, Hormone Balancing, Hot products, Inflammation, Joint Health, Male Enhancement, Menopause, Nail Fungas, New Products!, Omega 3's, Probiotics, Prostate Health, Protein Shakes, SALE, Savings At Alive!, Skin Care, Stress

 

The Alive Health Centre and Group Winter Flyer sale is on NOW until January 31st 2014! Now is the time to get everything you need flyer-winter2014to get you in the best shape of your life.  We have everything from Chewable Multi’s for adults, skin care, weight LOSS and much more!

Visit your closest location to see what we have in store, or browse the online flyer in PDF format. Flyers for our associate Chains in Alberta and Ontario available below:

Morning Sun Winter 2014 Flyer

Supplements Plus Winter 2014 Flyer

Alice Chung owner of Alive Health Centre and group.

Alice Chung owner of Alive Health Centre and group.

Alice Chung has been in the health industry since 1978. She owns Alive Health Centres (BC), Morning Sun (Alberta) and Supplements Plus in both (BC) and (Toronto). You can find Alice at the OAKRIDGE Store location in Vancouver BC Thursday – Saturday: 604-263-3235 or toll free: 1-866-499-9546.

As always we look forward to helping you at a location near you!  If there is not a location near you we would love to help you with a mail order.

MAIL ORDER: Toll free 1-866-499-9546

Jun
14
2013

NEW Karlene’s SeaLicious™ Omega 3′s

Categories: ADHD, Kids Health, Omega 3's

sealicious-group-web-218x250LOVE the FLAVOUR, LIVE the BENEFITS

Being healthy never tasted sooo good!!  SeaLicious™ is a MUST for every member of your family as Omega-3′s are HEALTHY fats that are the building blocks of health.  UNHEALTHY fats lead to low energy, dry skin, brittle nails, thinning hair, achy joints and an increase of many common health issues. SeaLicious™ ADVANTAGES: 1). Contains ASTA-GUARD (astaxanthins), one of the most powerful antioxidants available today. It’s over 130x more potent than vitamin C and gives SeaLicious™ its unique red colour. Antioxidant to fish oil are as essential as water is to life! Antioxidants help to protect oil from light, air and heat…providing the freshest most delicious omega’s available! 2). Surpasses IFOS fish oil testing ensuring safety, purity and quality.  3). Pharmaceutical grade triglycerides oil ensures freshness and stability. 4). Contains sunflower phospholipids to increase absorption of omega’s. 5). Just 1 teaspoon is equivalent to 5 softgels! SeaLicious™ Omega 3′s are the key to smart kids, healthy hormones, flexible joints, beautiful skin and healthy hearts!

We hope that you will come and visit us at either Alive Health Centre, Morning Sun or Supplements Plus. Do not sit in silence; there are so many things you can do to better your health! Get excited and take charge of your health. Let’s work together, along with your doctor to ensure you are doing all you can to lead a happy and healthy life. Our team looks forward to helping you with what ever your health concerns are.

Feb
8
2013

Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega Fish Oil: Pure, Fresh and Sustainable

Categories: Brain Health, Colon Health, Heart Health, Hot products, Inflammation, Joint Health, Mental Well Being, Mood, Omega 3's

Why Nordic Naturals Fish Oil?

There are countless fish oil brands out there, but Nordic Naturals stands out from the rest.  Why?  Because making fish oils is not an extension of their line, but instead the only supplement they make.  They are passionate about their fish oil and they are about quality, purity, freshness and delivering the cleanest fish oils.  They have the research to prove it too!

Fish Oil Standards/Testing Limits from leading organizations & experts

What fish do Nordic naturals use?

Nordic Naturals uses only wild-caught, sustainably-sourced fish:

Arctic Cod (Skrei) Sourced from the Norwegian Sea Fishing regulations include quotas, minimum catch and net mesh sizes, fishing ground closures,   and net and line fishing methods

Pacific Sardines & Peruvian Anchovies Sourced from the South Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Peru A 2008 research report ranked the sustainability of the Peruvian fishery as the best in the world1
Alaskan Pink & Sockeye Salmon Sourced exclusively from Alaska’s Cook Inlet 100% of salmon is used for human or animal consumption

The environment is important and Nordic Naturals values sustainable fishing practices. Below is what they have to say.

Since our founding, Nordic Naturals has always been deeply committed to the health of our oceans. Our environmental stewardship includes:

Regulated Fishing To prevent overfishing, 100% of our fish is sourced in compliance with the Norwegian fisheries management system, which has been a model of sustainability for over 30 years.

Bycatch Prevention We use responsible fishing gear—including purse seine nets, sorting grids, and large meshes—to protect against bycatch of unintended species.

Habitat Protection We use line and net fishing methods to prevent the seafloor and ecosystem damage caused by methods such as bottom trawling and dredging.

Marine Pollution Prevention Up to 80% of marine pollution is caused by land-based sources such as runoff, sewage, and waste. Our coastal processing facilities are industry leaders in minimizing pollution and conserving resources.

Nordic Naturals also has EXCEPTIONAL freshness levels:

Protection from fishy smell, taste, and harmful free radicals
Freshness, which ensures product integrity and biological efficacy, may be the single most important quality of fish oils. Nordic Naturals’ patented, oxygen–free manufacturing process maintains the freshness of fish oil used in our products, with peroxide values (indicators of freshness) well below the European Pharmacopoeia Standard limits. The lower the peroxide value, the fresher the fish oil.

Nordic Naturals also continues to win awards for their purity levels:

Protection from harmful environmental toxins
Every batch of oil used in Nordic Naturals’ products is third-party tested for environmental toxins including heavy metals, dioxins, and PCBs, ensuring that every product exceeds international pharmaceutical standards and is at least 750 times purer than fish. Nordic Naturals was ranked #1 out of the top 10 fish oil brands in Norway for freshness, purity, and highest concentration.

1428One of Nordic Naturals most popular concentrated fish oils is their Ultimate Omega, here is what they have to say:

bulDouble-strength EPA+DHA for increased omega-3

bulSupports a healthy heart and healthy inflammatory levels*

Our most popular concentrate, Ultimate Omega offers therapeutic support for both body and mind. Without solicitation, doctors and researchers worldwide consistently choose and recommend this powerful formula. Concentrated Ultimate Omega delivers more omega-3s per serving than most other omega-3 products and has been shown by original research to support healthy glucose levels, healthy lipid levels in professional athletes, bronchial health, and the body’s ability to respond to stress in a healthy way.*

As always, we hope that you will come and visit us at either Alive Health Centre, Morning Sun or Supplements Plus. Do not sit in silence; there are so many things you can do to better your health! Get excited and take charge of your health. Let’s work together, along with your doctor to ensure you are doing all you can to lead a happy and healthy life. Our team looks forward to helping you with what ever your health concerns are.

Also, if there is not a location near you, we do MAIL ORDERS call us toll free at 1 866 499 9546

May
10
2012

Super Charge Your Babies Rice Cereal With: Sequel Naturals Colostrum, ChlorEssence, Barleans Fish Oil and Renew Life Baby Probiotics Flora Baby

Categories: Children's Health, Cleansing, Cold, Digestive Health, Eczema, Flu, Greens, Immune System, Kids Health, Omega 3's

A healthy and happy baby makes for a super happy and stress free mom.  This post is all about giving your baby the best chance at keeping their health optimal.  Today I want to share with you a way to supercharge your babies rice cereal.  Please note, before using these products consult your health care practitioner first.  Every baby is unique and not one shoe fits all.  Some babies are very sensitive and have allergies.  However, the goal with this rice cereal is that you will be preventing your baby from having to ever deal with allergies in the first place.  This super rice cereal formula helps to prevent inflammation, digestive discomfort, gas and bloating.

Let’s start with the rice cereal first.  I like the Healthy Times Rice cereal.  It is organic and they have many different ones to choose from.  There are many different grains to choose from and there is no sugar.

Once you  have your rice cereal, you can mix your rice cereal with either breast milk, formula, regular milk or just water.

Tip: I get many mothers who ask me what to do about their childs constipation.  There are many causes of constipation, but one small change that often helps significantly is to make the rice cereal as runny as possible.  This way they are getting as much water in as possible.  Water is an excellent natural way to help ease your childs bowel movements with out the harsh benefits of laxitives.  Also keep in mind that the Renew Life Flora Baby probiotics are preventing your child from digestive complaints and constipation and the fish oil from Barlean’s will also be preventing constipation as well.

The rest is easy!  Now that you have your rice cereal mixed, simply add just a pinch of Sequel Naturals ChlorEssence.  This one you want to be very careful.  While chlorella is wonderful and is full of nourishment, a baby just needs a pinch.  Natural is good, but too much natural is not better.  Then you add in a pinch of colostrum.  This will help your baby continue to build a strong immune system, maintain healthy skin avoiding eczema and other annoying skin conditions.  Then add in a pinch of Renew Life Flora Baby probiotics.  Remember PRO Biotics are the opposite of ANTI Biotics.  The antibiotics that doctors give out are the absolute last resort when your body is not able to fight off the bacteria that is creating an illness in your body.  To prevent having to ever take antibiotics in the first place, take the healthy bacteria that helps keep your body in balance and that is the PRO Biotics GOOD bacteria.  This is what is goinh to build your babies foundation.  Probiotics are lining the digestive tract and the stomach making their little bodies strong to fend off invaders that they pick up from other kids at day care or school.  Next you put in the yummy Barlean’s Omega Swirl fish oil.  This is the icing on the cake.  Again there is NO sugar in these fish oils.  Fish oils are so important for health cognitive development, to prevent constipation, for happy moods, to prevent ADHD and to keep healthy soft skin.  Fish oils are all about reducing inflammation.

Rice Cereal Recipe For Your Baby 6months to 1 year:

Generally speaking it is suggested that solids should be introduced at 6 months and there after.  The reason for not introducing earlier is due to the fact that most babies have not developed all of their digestive enzymes to break down solids porperly.  However, you should talk to your health care practitioner.  Sometimes babies are put on solids earlier because they are under weight or for other reasons.

After your baby is one year old you can begin to up the doses.  Follow the instructions on the product.  Also, some of the products are not specifically for babies and therefore there is nothing written on the label for dosages.  This is because  health Canada has not approved the product for infants.  That is why again it is best to talk to your health care practitioner before introducing these sorts of things.  Be an informed parent.  Not all supplements are good.  Not all brands are the best for your baby.  It is important to be informed ask questions and know what you are putting in your babies little body.

As always, we hope that you will come and visit us at either Alive Health Centre, Morning Sun or Supplements Plus. Do not sit in silence; there are so many things you can do to better your health! Get excited and take charge of your health. Let’s work together, along with your doctor to ensure you are doing all you can to lead a happy and healthy life. Our team looks forward to helping you with what ever your health concerns are.

Also, if there is not a location near you, we do MAIL ORDERS call us toll free at 1 866 499 9546

 

 

 

Apr
20
2012

Udo’s Oil 3-6-9 – Essential Fatty Acids Heals Your Body

Categories: Colon Health, Eczema, Inflammation, Injuries, Mood, Omega 3's, Pain, Psoriasis, Skin Care

At Alive Health Centre, Morning Sun and Supplements Plus, our Spring Flyer Sale has a couple more days left.  Below is the flyer write up for Udo’s Oil 3-6-9 .

Udo’s Oil 3 6 9 – Think you don’t need to supplement with Omega 3′s? Think again…Omega-3 consumption has decreased to one sixth the level found in our food supply in the 1850s.

Of all the essential nutrients, essential fats are by far the most abused because they are perishable, chemically unstable foods. Almost all supermarket oils, including the oils used in processed foods, have been damaged by destructive processing techniques, including refining, bleaching, overheating, and/or partial hydrogenation (a process which produces deadly trans fats). Deficiency leads to deterioration of every cell, tissue, gland, organ and organ system. Udo’s Choice Oil Blend is compatible with all foods Favourite uses are in salads, protein shakes, yogurt, juices, soups, on steamed vegetables, rice, and pastas, and with balsamic vinegar for dipping. The Perfected Oil Blend includes oils from fresh flax, sesame and sunflower seeds, as well as oils from evening primrose, rice germ and oat germ. This blend is rich in GMO-free lecithin, which provides the building materials for healthy cell membranes. Udo’s includes organic coconut oil, which contains MCTs with powerful antimicrobial effects, and powerful antioxidants. Vitamin E and rosemary oil, both potent antioxidants, are added to increase freshness and to act as scavengers of free radical molecules in the body.  Nothing is left to chance with Udo’s, treat your body right with this fantastic product.

As always, we hope that you will come and visit us at either Alive Health Centre, Morning Sun or Supplements Plus. Do not sit in silence; there are so many things you can do to better your health! Get excited and take charge of your health. Let’s work together, along with your doctor to ensure you are doing all you can to lead a happy and healthy life. Our team looks forward to helping you with what ever your health concerns are.

Also, if there is not a location near you, we do MAIL ORDERS call us toll free at 1 866 499 9546

Mar
28
2012

Today Dr. Oz 5 Fat Busters in 5 Days: Raspberry Ketones, White Kidney Bean and L-Carnitine!

Categories: Belly Fat, Blood Sugar, Hormone Balancing, Hot products, Omega 3's, Protein Shakes, Weight Loss, Womans Health

Dr Oz has been talking a lot about busting belly fat, bottom fat, thigh fat, top heavy fat and just all over fat.  This is a reminder post of where to get good quality supplements such as Raspberry Ketones, Phase 2 )White Kidney Bean Extract), L-Carnitine, CLA and Red Clover.  Often as soon as Dr. Oz talks about natural supplements people are looking for somewhere reputable get them.  Therefore, at Alive Health Centre, Morning Sun and Supplements Plus we have what you are looking for all of excellent quality.

If there is not a location near you, we do mail orders.  Call us toll free at 1-866-499-9546

Let’s recap the body types and what is right for you!

ALL over Body FAT:

Dr. Oz’s number 1 miracle supplement is… Raspberry Ketones.  Raspberry Ketones literally works with the protein hormone adiponectin which tricks your body into thinking it is thin and actually will melt away your body fat.  Dr. Oz showed amazing results from people who have used it for 8 months.  The trick is using it while eating right and keeping active.  Raspberry Ketones will help you along the way as you put in the effort of eating right and exercising!  He recommended to start with 100mg or 200mg at breakfast and lunch.

Why can’t you just eat Raspberries?  Because in order to get the extract of Raspberry Ketones you would have to eat 90lbs of raspberries and this wold actually be counter productive as there is just too much sugar.

BIG Bottom:

For those ladies who have a big bottom you are not alone, nearly two thirds of women have a big bottom. This may be the safer type of fat as it is not linked to cancers but it is one of the first places women gain weight and it is one of the hardest places to lose weight. Many women lose weight all over except the bum! It can be very discouraging but there are things you can do.  Dr. Oz recommends that for 5 days you can replace one of your meals with a pasta primavera with lots of veges, some chicken breast and edamane helping shift the hormones in the right direction.  Then very important, you must consume 2 cups of Red Clover Tea containing isoflavones which help regulate estrogens. Too much estrogens is what the bum fat thrives on. Remember complex carbs, low fat and high protein diet is your friend.

Dreaded Belly FAT:

50% of women suffer from unwanted belly fat!  The problem is this type of fat is quite dangerous to our health as it is toxic and has been directly linked to cancer and cardiovascular problems. The good news is this is the easiest place to lose fat on the body. For this group it is all about eating the right fats such as olive oil because these fats help to reduce excess inflammation!  The meal you are supposed to replace for 5 days is your CLA BreakfastCLA is conjugated linoleic acid which is an omega 6 fatty acid that turns fat stores into energy.  Therefore CLA is helping your body burn fat stores.  The key is having a high protein meal at breakfast with some eggs and cheese, because dairy products have some CLA in it (however keep the dairy products in moderation!)  Remember to consume good healthy fats that are found in olive oil, coconut oil and avacados.  Dr. Oz also recommended to eat some tomatoes as they are low in calories and they are a natural diuretic.

Upper body FAT:

This is all the people with that annoying back fat, chest fat or arm fat.  This category is often referred to the android body type.  One lady on Dr. Oz said if she loses anymore fat in her legs and bottom she is going to fall over.  The key here is to use L-Carnitine_with vitamin C.  Your meal that you need to replace for 5 days, is your lunch with a Tex Mex salad.  This will include spinach, some sour cream, corn, beans, avocado and supplements with L-Caritine and Vitamin C as it helps to stimulate the growth hormone  which helps you feel vibrant and young and  L-Carnitine helps to stimulate your metabolism helping you rid your body fat.   Take 500mg of L-Carnitine at lunch.

Thigh FAT:

Last but certaintly not least we have the uncomfortable thigh fat.  This one is trouble some as it stops you from wearing your favourite jeans. Many women complain of doing all the hard work of losing weight in their belly but they still feel lousy as there thighs are still huge not allowing them to be able to wear nice clothes or feel sexy.  This is such a disappointing feeling. Well not to worry Phase 2 (White Kidney Bean Extract is to your rescue.  This is a carb blocker.  The key to your success is to take Phase 2 before carb meals and to replace your lunch with a protein shake.  They taste wonderful.  An excellent choice would be Prairie Naturals Proteins.  They have something for everyone whether you are Vegan, or only eat organic they are the right choice for you!  They have, Rice, Hemp, Whey, Soy… many options as you can see.  To beat thigh fat you are looking at a low fat high protein diet.

As always, we hope that you will come and visit us at either Alive Health Centre, Morning Sun or Supplements Plus. Do not sit in silence; there are so many things you can do to better your health! Get excited and take charge of your health. Let’s work together, to ensure you are doing all you can to lead a happy and healthy life. Our team looks forward to helping you with what ever your health concerns are.

Also, if there is not a location near you, we do mail orders call us toll free at 1 866 499 9546

Mar
7
2012

VEGA – All in One Nutritional Shake!

Categories: Anti-Ageing, Antioxidants, Brain Health, Cancer, Cholesterol, Cleansing, Digestive Health, Enzymes, New Products!, Omega 3's, Probiotics, Protein Shakes

Vega Whole Meal Replacement is NEW and Improved.  It was already a top notch product, but by staying true to their roots, Sequel Naturals is never afraid to build on their foundation.  Brendan Brazier is always on top of the health curve providing you with the best ingredients to help nourish the body!

What is New about VEGA All in One Nutritional Shake?

  • Superior nutritional profile
  • A one-scoop complete serving
  • Better digestibility
  • Improved taste and texture

Highlights On VEGA One Nutritionals Profile:

  • 1000 ORAC Antioxidant Blend: they created an all-new super-fruit blend featuring maqui, acai, goji and other berries to give you a broader range of phytonutrients with over 2 times more antioxidants per scoop.
  • Green Blend: they broadened the spectrum of greens by adding chlorophyll-rich, nutrient-dense superfoods such as kale, broccoli, spinach and alfalfa, along with chlorella, to boost the nutritional profile of Vega One with 20% more greens per scoop (for a total of three full servings of veggies per scoop!)
  • Protein: they boosted their complete protein blend with SaviSeed protein, greatly increasing the tryptophan content (an essential amino acid). Vega One now boasts 15% more protein per scoop.
  • Omega-3 (and Fiber!): we added white chia—renowned for its Omega-3 content—to bump our Omega-3s per scoop up by 20%. Chia is also one of the best-quality sources of fiber, rounding out the fiber profile of Vega One nicely.

One of the Biggest concerns in the past was the taste!  It was never the best tasting stuff, but no question the quality and nutrition was there.  This is what they have to say regarding the improvements of the TASTE!

  • Improved Taste and Texture:
  • Good-for-You Can Taste Good, Too: Beloved as it was for its nutritional profile, the number one complaint about Health Optimizer we heard loud and clear over the years was how (not so delicious) it tasted. Our research was resounding proof that the next generation of Health Optimizer needed a taste overhaul. Even some of our most loyal Vega fans admit to blending Health Optimizer into smoothies—just to make it palatable. Vega One offers premium nutrition AND great taste in the same scoop, but it can also be blended for those adventurous consumers
  • Ingredients Impact Flavor: After tasting every ingredient in Health Optimizer individually, we discovered a few elements that stood out in all the worst (tasting) ways. We replaced some vitamins and minerals in our blend with more expensive, neutral-tasting sources.
  • On-the-go Portability: Delivering exceptional nutritional value on-the-go has been one of the cornerstones of Vega formulation. Our research told us the taste of Health Optimizer was a barrier to the very portability it was designed for—Vega One is so delicious mixed with water alone, you’ll never have to sacrifice taste for travel again.

Why Keep Taking VEGA?  Because their roots are still the same…

Good for your body and the planet, Vega One Nutritional Shake is the clean, plant-based choice to fuel your healthy, active lifestyle—without compromise. Made from natural, whole food ingredients, Vega One is a convenient, all-in-one supplement, packed with:

  • 50% daily intake of vitamins and minerals
  • 15 g protein
  • 6 g fibre
  • 1.5 g Omega-3
  • Antioxidants
  • Probiotics
  • Greens

Formulated by Brendan Brazier, professional Ironman triathlete and bestselling author on performance nutrition, Vega One is still free from dairy, gluten and soy, and contains no added sugar, artificial flavours, colours or sweeteners.

Available in Berry, Chocolate, Vanilla Chai and Natural flavour

As always, we hope that you will come and visit us at either Alive Health Centre, Morning Sun or Supplements Plus. Do not sit in silence; there are so many things you can do to better your health! Get excited and take charge of your health. Let’s work together, along with your doctor to ensure you are doing all you can to lead a happy and healthy life. Our team looks forward to helping you with what ever your health concerns are.

Mar
2
2012

Taking Supplements When Pregnant or Nursing

Categories: Baby Health, Breast Health, Digestive Health, Omega 3's, Pregnancy Tips, Probiotics, Weight Loss, Womans Health

I often have women who are prenant or nursing asking me what they can take for weight loss or even what supplements they can even just take period.

I have an 8 month old at home and I know how you feel. With regards to the products discussed in my weight loss posts, it is not advised for pregnant women to take many of those.

What can you take?

You can take a good quality Whey Protein Isolate for example from the brand Progressive.

Fish Oil from Ascenta for example

Calcium Magnesium such as Coral Calcium from Alive

Really the main thing during pregnancy is to just eat the most healthy as possible. One of my favourites that always made me feel full was Kale salad. Just oil and balsamic vinegar, cracked black pepper, sun dried tomatoes, artichokes, feta cheese, pine nuts or whatever nuts you like. you can modify the salad of course if you like red peppers that is nice too. The key with Kale is it is really crunchy so you can actually put the dressing on the night before and it will be a nice texture the next day. Veges that are super dark are very rich in nutrients and it makes you full because they are so dense with lots of fibre.

Keep in mind that now is not the time to lose weight.  So just make sure you have lots of hearty healthy calories. You will feel fantastic. Also I ate more in the morning and less and less throughout the day and I slept excellent. Now I am still nursing so I have to be careful still with supplements, but I continue with my Platinum Prenatel, lots of Ascenta fish oil, cal/mag, probiotic (helps with digestion and totally safe throughout pregnancy/nursing).

A tip for breakfast is NutraCleanse!! This is amazing. Really helps regularity great for the breast milk its a fabulous product and is extremely safe, natural and healthy. You just sprinkle it on cereal or what ever you want. http://www.alivehealthblog.com/2011/05/26/nutracleanse-high-fibre-food-source/ there is the link.

Above is a just an example of a response that I often have to make.  Just wanted to share.

As always, we hope that you will come and visit us at either Alive Health Centre, Morning Sun or Supplements Plus. Do not sit in silence; there are so many things you can to better your health! Get excited and take charge of your health. Let’s work together, along with your doctor to ensure you are doing all you can to lead a happy and healthy life. Our team looks forward to helping you with what ever your health concerns are.