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In the hustle and bustle of modern life, maintaining optimal health can be a challenge. While a balanced diet is crucial, sometimes our bodies may need an extra boost. That's where supplements come in. These additions to your daily routine can help provide essential nutrients, support specific bodily functions, help strengthen your immune system, and help fill nutritional gaps.
I am so excited to launch our new line of supplements made with non-GMO, organic, whole food ingredients! Many supplements on the market are made from synthetic vitamins, which often lack the essential components found in whole foods. Because of this, our bodies can struggle to absorb synthetic versions as efficiently as it does with vitamins derived from real, whole-food sources. Keep in mind, we always recommend talking to your care provider when introducing a new supplement into your routine.
So let’s dive in and let me tell you about each of our new Just Ingredients Supplements!
Who Should Take Supplements?
First off, let’s cover who could benefit from Just Ingredients Supplements. I’m often asked who needs to take supplements, and while my answer is usually anyone working towards better health, here are a few specific groups that might find supplements helpful for achieving their health goals.
Those experiencing nutrient deficiencies. While we always recommend getting nutrients from the foods you eat, supplements can do just that - supplement.
They can help address specific nutrient deficiencies. For example, individuals who have a limited intake of certain foods or have conditions that hinder nutrient absorption may benefit from supplements.
Those needing to boost their immune systems. This could be people who work in healthcare, the elderly, teachers who are on the forefront of cold & flu season, or those undergoing medical treatment with vulnerable immune systems, and more. We always recommend talking to your care provider when introducing a new supplement.
It’s important to remember though, that taking a supplement can be a proactive way to help support your body’s natural defenses in addition to a healthy diet, exercise, and sufficient sleep.
Those needing to support their diet & lifestyle. People with certain dietary restrictions, such as vegetarians or vegans, may find it challenging to get certain nutrients from diet alone.
In such cases, supplements like vitamin B12, iron, or omega-3 fatty acids can be important to maintaining optimal health. Our new multivitamin is a great option for vegans and vegetarians!
Beef Organ Complex: Nourishing from Head to Toe
Our Beef Organ Complex stands out as a powerhouse of nutrition, featuring a blend of grass-fed brain, heart, spleen, and liver. Each organ contains a unique set of nutrients, delivering a symphony of health benefits.
Here’s a breakdown of the benefits by organ:
- Contains all B vitamins.
- Can help improve energy.
- Can help adrenal function.
- May boost mood.
- ContainsCoQ10, an antioxidant that supports cardiovascular health.
- Can help improve cardiovascular function.
- Can help promote muscle function.
- Can help regulate blood sugar.
- Contains iron & zinc.
- Aids in nutrient absorption.
- Supports organ function.
- Can help boost energy levels.
- Contains Omega 3s & choline.
- May help alleviate brain fog.
- Can help cognitive function.
- Can help brain inflammation.
Multivitamin: Real Nutrition for Vegans
For those seeking a comprehensive nutritional boost, without using animal products, our Multivitamin is a game-changer.
What sets it apart? Quite a few things! Let’s dig in:
All plant-based, whole food ingredients. Harnessing the power of carrots, acerola cherry, shitake mushrooms, sunflower seeds, and quinoa sprouts, our multivitamin offers a well-rounded spectrum of nutrients great for vegans.
No folic acid. With no folic acid, our multivitamin is a great choice for those with the MTHFR gene mutation.
No synthetics. While this one speaks for itself, it’s important to point out because so many multivitamins on the market are made from synthetic ingredients. Never ours! We only use real, whole food ingredients.
- Contains all B vitamins. B vitamins are essential, meaning our body doesn’t create them and we need to get them from our diet. So, when creating our multivitamin, it was a priority to include all B vitamins. Because B12 is hard to get from plants alone, you’ll often see it as a synthetic, but that was a hard no for us. That’s why the B12 in our multivitamin comes from fermented quinoa. Not a synthetic and not an animal product, so it’s better for you and vegan-friendly!
Overall, packed with vitamins and minerals derived from plants, this multivitamin can help support energy, immune function, and overall vitality.
Vitamin C: Pure Immune Support from Nature
Say goodbye to synthetic ascorbic acid. Our vitamin C supplement takes a different approach, using only real food ingredients. This is important because ascorbic acid is just 1 of the 7 parts that make up vitamin C, another huge benefit of using whole foods sources!
Here are the fruits that make up our vitamin C:
- Acerola Cherries (120x more powerful than an orange)
- Camu Camu Berries
- Amla Fruit (Indian Gooseberry)
Did you know that because your body doesn’t make vitamin C, you have to get it from your diet? And trust me, vitamin C plays such a pivotal role in supporting the body's overall health and well-being, you'll want to be sure you’re getting enough in your diet.How Vitamin C Benefits the Body
Can help boost the immune system. While many of us know the value of supplementing vitamin C for immune function, do you know why? Vitamin C enhances the immune system by supporting the production and function of white blood cells, which are vital components of the body's defense against infections. It also fluidizes fat secretion to transport those white blood cells to the infection.
Can help diminish visible signs of aging. In addition to boosting the immune system, vitamin C is also a powerful antioxidant that can help protect cells from oxidative stress. It’s essential for collagen production, which contributes to the maintenance of skin, blood vessels, bones, and cartilage, and can help diminish visible signs of aging. Plus, as we grow older, both our collagen and Vitamin C production naturally decline, so it’s important to replenish.
Can help the body better absorb iron. Vitamin C also plays a crucial role in enhancing the absorption of non-heme iron (the type of iron found in plant-based foods and supplements.) It helps convert iron into a more soluble and absorbable form in the intestines to help your body absorb it more easily. So, if you are iron deficient, taking Vitamin C can help!
Adrenal Complex: Nurturing Your Stress Response
Because so many of us experience chronic stress without adequate stress management, our adrenals are often overworked and underpaid. Enter our Adrenal Complex, a blend designed to support these incredibly important glands. With ingredients including ashwagandha, ginseng, rhodiola, and phosphatidyl serine, this complex can help your body better respond to stress - which can impact your mood, your sleep, your sex drive, your weight, and so much more!
So, what do these ingredients each do?
Ashwagandha is an adaptogen that can help the adrenals better respond to stress. It can help reduce the circulating levels of cortisol and minimize the release of cortisol, which affects stress levels.
Ginseng is a plant with fleshy roots. These roots have medicinal benefits and can help the adrenals work more efficiently by increasing HPA system sensitivity. The HPA (Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal) system is a crucial part of the body's stress response. It manages the release of hormones from the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, and adrenal glands, which together, orchestrates the body's reaction to stress.
Rhodiola is a herb that has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties. It is believed to help the body adapt to stress and improve resilience by limiting the release and production of cortisol.
Phosphatidyl Serine (PS) is a phospholipid (ours is derived from sunflowers) and a crucial component of cell membranes, particularly in the brain. PS helps to cover and protect nerve cells in the brain and body and is thought to play a role in stress management by influencing the body's response to cortisol. Some studies suggest that phosphatidyl serine supplementation may help regulate cortisol levels, potentially mitigating the negative effects of chronic stress, such as cognitive decline and mood swings.
This combination of herbs and adaptogens can help keep cortisol levels manageable and influence other symptoms of chronic stress, making the Adrenal Complex a great supplement for anyone who is constantly under stress or has other symptoms of adrenal fatigue.
Elevate Your Health Journey with Our New Supplements
I hope these supplements will support you on your health journey! Whether you're aiming to support specific bodily functions, meet dietary restrictions, or simply boost overall vitality, our carefully curated supplements can be a great option.
Don't forget, vitamins and supplements DO NOT replace a well-balanced diet. Supplements are just that, they can help supplement the gaps in your nutrition. In addition to a healthy diet, exercise, and sufficient sleep, taking a supplement can be a proactive way to help support your body’s natural defenses.I can’t wait for you to get your hands on these! Let me know in the comments or reach out to me on Instagram if you have any questions. Excited for a new year with even better health!