Yes, Dietary Supplements Matter
Happy Jamhuri Day!
Have you ever considered taking dietary supplements? Let’s dive right into the whole debate of whether they are good or bad for you. If we think about supplements in simple grammar, they are additional elements used to amplify, boost, or make something complete. In the context of health and wellness, we are referring to nutritional supplements and the ample benefits they offer from bridging nutritional gaps, detox to weight management. Seeing that the Christmas festivities are around the corner, we need to make sure that we are ready and well armed with the right dietary supplements.
Many of us take supplements not just to make up for what we're missing, but also because we hope to give ourselves an extra health boost as a preventive buffer to ward off disease. A healthy diet should provide good amount of nutrients that the body needs but supplements can help ensure that we are getting a healthy serving of numerous vitamins and trace minerals. So yes, they are good for you only if you take the right ones!
It’s important to highlight that there are two types of dietary supplements; synthetic and nutritional. Synthetic supplements contain chemical compounds that are not meant for human consumption and do not exist in nature. They are isolated nutrients artificially made through an industrial process. The foundation of healthy eating lies in the need to consume foods that are closest to their natural state, not those made through an industrial process with chemical elements. So we need to stay far away as possible from synthetic supplements.
Nutritional supplements on the other hand contain the right quantities of natural occurring vitamins and trace minerals derived directly from plant sources, not anything produced in a test tube. If you want to get the most out of nutritional supplements, it’s important to know what roles they play. Aloe Vera based supplements have been proven to have ample benefits such as boosting the immune system, aiding in healthy digestion, promoting oral hygiene, maintaining healthy skin & hair, enhancing energy levels, and aiding in weight management.
Health & Beauty By Aloe is a Kenyan company founded by Lillian Mutua that distributes diverse Aloe Vera based products which range from nutritionals, beauty, personal care and weight management. Since majority of you have been requesting for healthy products that can assist in weight loss, we are going to focus on their weight management products which include; Forever Lean, Forever Therm, Clean 9 (C9), F-15, Forever Lite Ultra Aminotein, and Aloe Vera Gel.
i) Forever Lean
This supplement has two powerful ingredients that can help you succeed in reaching your ideal weight by blocking the absorption of calories from fat, sugar and carbohydrates we ingest. Its derived from ‘Indian Fig’ which is a fat absorbing fibre obtained from the cactus plant; it also has protein from the white kidney beans.
One tin contains 120 capsules
ii) Forever Therm
This supplement helps with weight management by boosting your metabolism in conjunction with a healthy diet and an exercise program. It’s made of botanical extracts from green tea, natural caffeine, guarana, and raspberry ketones.
One tin contains 60 tablets
iii) Clean 9 (C 9)
This is a 9 day detox programme which sets you on a healthy path of losing weight. Within 9 days, you can expect to look better and feel better because it eliminates stored toxins that may be keeping you from absorbing the maximum nutrients in your food. The pack contains; 2 Litre bottles of Aloe Vera Gel, 1 pouch of Forever Lite Ultra Shake Mix, Clean 9 Nutrition Pak and a tape measure.
Aminotein Protein Shake
This Dietary Supplementary Kit contains Forever Therm & Forever Fiber
The C9 pack comes with two 1 litre bottles of Aloe Vera Gel! Hello 2019!
The C9 also comes with a tape measure for you to track your weight progress
F15 is a 15 day programme that caters to people of different fitness levels from beginner, intermediary to advance in their fitness and weight management journey. The programme is specifically designed to provide you with the knowledge you need to get inspired, make permanent changes towards a healthier lifestyle and continue your transformation.
v) Forever Lite Ultra Aminotein
This is a naturally flavored protein shake which aids the body to grow lean muscles in place of synthesized body fat. If you buy the C9 package, it also comes with this shake. Rumor has it, its one of their top sellers!
vii) Aloe Vera Gel
Also referred to as the Crème De la Crème, this edible gel is derived directly from the Aloe Vera plant. Imagine slicing open and consuming the gel directly from the plant; this is as close to the real thing as it gets! It contains 99.7% Aloe Vera Juice. Aloe is an ideal digestive aid, and contains vitamin C which contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system and to a normal energy-yielding metabolism.
If you would like to try these products, you can get in touch with the company on +254 743 303 546. We would also highly advice for you to seek advise or consultancy from the company before purchasing the products in case you have any special health conditions. We are certain that if you watch your health during this period, you will be steps ahead with your wellness journey in the new year!
Yours in Wellness
Chief Online Editor: Loise Machira
Photographer: Brian Taty
Global Healing Center
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