My faithful readers already know a few things about this blog, and about me, by extension. I don’t endorse or chat about things, brands or products that I don’t use myself. I am a busy mom, very busy, digitally connected, a mom to kids with special needs, a wife, a writer, a sandwich mom, caring for my own parent now. And I myself have had longtime health issues. From the time I was a child I have had Crohn’s Disease, an immune system disorder that affects the digestive tract.
For me health, fitness and nutrition are not passing fads, more like full time commitments. I need to stay on top of all three pillars: health, nutrition and fitness. But, here’s the thing about being a sandwich Mom. Honestly it is hard to get all of that in on a daily basis. I am worn out often, I am lacking energy frequently and moodiness, well seriously – who wouldn’t get grumpy once in awhile juggling all of that? But we Moms know too that we don’t get time to be worn out, so instead I take my vitamins and exercise very seriously. A lot depends on me, so a lot depends on my vitamins. My husband and I are both really into fitness routines right now. He was slower to come on board, but now we are committed. When my youngest was first diagnosed with having special needs, I knew there was only one way I could manage all of the daily demands of work, marriage, parenthood, full time advocating for my child and speaking engagements. So we all joined the YMCA and I started yoga, while the kids started swimming and yoga and martial arts and gymnastics and then my husband started all of that too. Add to that pilates and sparring (martial arts) and centergy and regular workouts and free weights and soccer in the backyard and whew! So fitness remains a constant here. Together, we are always looking for the nutitional supplement or vitamin that will give us the edge. We have all taken Omega threes for years. It helps both of my kids and is highly recommended for anyone with attention deficits or even ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). I had them on straight fish oil for many years before finding the IronKids Omega 3.
Now that I am on the full complement of Adult Essentials, which includes the Multivitamin, Omega, B-Complex and Vitamin D, I am already feeling a bit of a difference. I never took B vitamins or D consistenty before. Both B and D can help with a lot of things like immune system function and stress and the nervous system. I started all of these together about one month ago. My husband, who is a big fan of protein powders is suddenly taking interest in Adult Essentials. He and I both like that the line is all natural. Nothing artificial and no sugar added. The adult gummies are gluten free, dairy free and nut free. SMART! (As an aside I think this company is social media savvy and brilliant at marketing.) Visit them on Facebook, Twitter or Youtube. Adult Essentials is also the only entire brand line approved by Heallth Canada. That is very important to me.
I was asked to go shopping for this particular post. To photograph store displays of the vitamins and let you in on where they are available. I shop a lot of the big grocery stores and pharmacies in London and so I started with the Pharmasave. I was disappointed they weren’t there. (This is my favourite pharmacy for service reasons. But it is also much smaller than many others.)
|Display at Shoppers – Vitamin D is yellow and the Multi-vitamin is in the blue box.
Below that is the green package of the Omega 3.