Supplements – They are everywhere! and all of them claim to be GREAT for something. And you know what, I never really gave much thought to it til we were expecting baby #4!!
Standing in the prenatal isle I read over the eye catching words on each choice: Take this one for improved eye sight, take that one for brain health, take this one as a multi vitamin, take that one cause it tastes so bad its going to make you gag which means it must be fabulous for something right?!
Crazy, after just a year and a half with Young Living I clearly see now that all my choices before were just good, when they could have been better. They could have been free of synthetics and other things I can’t even pronounce. So that made my decision to take only Young Living supplements easy, now the hard part…. which ones?!
With no one to turn to I had to buckle down and study, I had a great book for that and so I dug in! And let me tell you, Gary Young (founder of Young Living) has a heart for what he does and for the people he is helping, he has A TON of supplements!
After reading most every description to all the supplements in the desk reference I chose to go with the Core Supplements™ it was convenient, cost-effective and I believed it to contain everything I needed.
So the Core Supplements kit, what is it? Glad you asked!!
Its a 30 day supply kit of the following supplements:
OmegaGize3, Longevity Softgels, Life 5, and Master Formula.
(Now for all of you that want to know more about each of those read on, I’m going to give you the descriptions that come directly from the YL website. For everyone else skip over the pictures of supplements and continue on my journey below 😉 )
Omegagize3 combines the power of three core daily supplements-omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin D-3, and CoQ10 (ubiquinone). These supplements combine with our proprietary enhancement essential oil blend to create an omega-3, DHA-rich fish oil supplement that may support general wellness. Used daily these ingredients work synergistically to support normal brain, heart, eye, and joint health.*
A high-potency probiotic, Life 5™ represents the culmination of years of extensive research. Life 5 builds and restores core intestinal health by providing five clinically proven probiotic strains including two advanced super strains to enhance intestinal health, sustain energy and improve immunity. Life 5 contains 10 billion active cultures and improves colonization up to 10 times.
Master Formula is a full spectrum, multinutrient complex, providing premium vitamins, minerals, and food-based nutriment to support general health and well-being. By utilizing a Synergistic Suspension Isolation process – SSI Technology – ingredients are delivered in three distinct delivery forms. Collectively, these ingredients provide a premium, synergistic complex to support your body.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Young Living products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
• Naturally supports general health and well-being for the body • Gut flora supporting prebiotics • Ingredients help neutralize free radicals in the body • Includes antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and other food-based nutriment • Pre-packaged sachets are convenient to take your vitamins on the go • SSI Technology delivers ingredients in 3 forms chosen for their complementary properties
Whew thats a load of information, if you made it all the way through that THANK YOU! for sticking with me. I have a heart for helping others and am also a green personality (don’t know what that means totally check out Jacob Adamo’s book “Full Spectrum Success”) and I’ll stop there cause that’s a topic for another day.
So back to my supplement journey….
I took the above supplements along with 2 oz. of Ningxia Red everyday (one oz in the morning and one after lunch). Then I took Sundays off to give my system a chance to balance its own homeostasis. (I did continue on with my Ningxia Red though, even on Sundays, cause lets face it, expectant Mommas are tired and we need every ounce of energy we can get!!)
How do I know that these worked? Again, so thankful you asked!
The proof is in the pudding!! Like I mentioned before, this is baby #4 and with babies 1-3 my #s were always slightly off. I was that lady that always had to take the first sugar test, fail, and take the long tortuous 3 hour test and pass just by the hair of my chinny chin chin. Not this time though. (Which you all probably already knew that cause you heard me a hooping and a hollering as I danced out of that office!) I PASSED!! I PASSED!!!! and on the first try! My #s weren’t just good, they were great! As in my mid-wife asked what I was using and to keep it up! Praise the Lord!! Those words, those sweet precious words, are exactly what every expectant Momma wants to hear!
We now have a sweet, very healthy baby boy as proof too…. but I’m getting ahead of myself again. Thats for another post.
So for any of you expectant Mommas out there, who just like me, are looking for the best care for yourself and your babies. I challenge you to give YL supplements a chance. Research them and see if it just might be exactly what you are looking for! www.faithfuldroppers.com
With much love and prayers,
PS the amazing photos are by the ever so talented Alicia Wendland with Once Upon Arrival: Birth Story Photography. Be sure to catch all of my “expecting joy” posts to see even more of her amazing work!