In the world we live in today, there is an overwhelming amount of supplements, vitamins & quick fixes thrown in our face. With such extreme marketing from all directions, it can be quite confusing and make you feel lost. My goal is to simplify the concepts, give you my personal experience and opinion & leave you so you are best equipped to make the choice for yourself what you would like to use in your life. So, before we get into my favorites, let’s cover what supplements are.
“A dietary supplement is a manufactured product intended to supplement the diet when taken by mouth as a pill, capsule, tablet, or liquid. A supplement can provide nutrients either extracted from food sources or synthetic, individually or in combination, in order to increase the quantity of their consumption”
Supplements cover a wide variety of products each with their own intended use or benefit. Many people take supplements because they are naturally deficient in an area or its something our body doesn’t naturally produce, therefore you have to get it from another source.
Many of the benefits found in supplements can be provided through the diet, but… let’s face it, it’s hard to get every single thing we are supposed to get in a day with the chaos of life in a perfect diet. Our diet and needs are also specific to each of us as humans, so finding your recipe for supplements is unique to you!
When looking for a reliable and moral supplement source, there are certain qualities that they must have. I look for companies backed by nature — fueling their products with natural ingredients with little to no additives. In my personal life, I have found two companies that have everything I need.
The first favorite is Tropeaka! https://tropeaka.com/collections/all
Tropeaka is an Australian made holistic, superfood and wellness company. They have products ranging from Protein, Superfood Powders, Matchas, Teas and more. My favorite thing about Tropeaka is that they are crystal clear about what is in their ingredients and they are backed by holistic best practices of being Organic, NON-GMO, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy Free, and Vegan! Their wide range of healthy products leaves you with endless possibilities for delicious meals and recipes!
My personal favorites from Tropeaka include their Lean Proteins, (Vanilla, Chocolate and Salted Caramel). Their protein is completely plant-based and vegan. I was shocked how smooth and honestly delicious the proteins were considering they were plant-based and usually plant-based proteins have a chalky texture. Many proteins include whey which has dairy in it leaving you feeling lethargic and bloated after. Tropeaka’s lean protein also has digestive enzymes for protein absorption, so you do not get bloated after which is great.
“Lean Protein will help assist you in healthy weight management with a powerful combination of tri-blend protein, superfoods, and a synergistic herb and spice blend to help you feel fuller for longer. You’ll love this complete, nourishing whole protein, which contains bioavailable, organic protein from golden-yellow peas, sprouted activated brown rice and the once-hidden secret of the Amazon, Sacha Inchi, a wholefood protein full of minerals, omega 3,6, 9 and fiber, that has been used by indigenous Peruvian communities for centuries for staying healthy. We’ve left out all the nasties that you’ll see in a typical protein powder, and developed the Tropeaka Lean Protein to ensure it supports you and your health during every moment of your day! Contains all 9 essential amino acids that cannot be produced by our bodies and are only able to be found via our diet. (Tropeaka.)”
Among their superfood powders, I love the Alkaline Greens, Acai Powder, Cacao Powder, Coconut Water Powder, and Matcha! I love mixing and matching the superfood powders with lean protein! In my 14-Day Holistic, Wellness Guide there are many recipes that include delicious smoothies and smoothie bowls! Tropeaka also provides amazing recipes and fitness tips on their website at https://tropeaka.com/collections/all
“We believe everybody deserves the right to feel their best from the inside-out. This should be a daily occurring expectation, not a fleeting moment of youth. We are blessed to be living in a world that has access to powerful superfoods that can transform a person’s body to a state of optimum health & in doing so, transform a person’s life. We’ve developed a passion to help you live a powerful, energy-filled life and we want to invite you to come on the journey with us.”
My second supplement source is another amazing, holistic wellness company, Ancient Nutrition. Ancient Nutrition provides ancient nutrients in a modern form through products of Collagen, Herbs, Proteins and Vitamins! As a consumer, I am always doing my research on where my products are supplements are sourced and the ingredients inside them. Ancient Nutrition provides full transparency backed by science on the quality of their products. Their mission is to power the body and mind, restoring us to the health, strength and vitality of our ancestors. I love to know that the products I am consuming for my personal health, are products created with intention and the consumer’s best interest in mind.
“This is more than business for us. It’s personal. We’ve encountered our own health challenges or those of loved ones so we make products for ourselves and our families – and we are blessed to be able to share them with the world.”
Ancient Nutrition is founded by a dynamic duo of two worldwide natural health experts, Jordan Rubin and Dr. Josh Axe. Jordan Rubin is one of America’s most-recognized and respected natural health experts. He is the New York Times Bestselling Author of The Maker’s Diet and 25 additional titles, including his latest work, Essential Oils: Ancient Medicine. Dr. Josh Axe is a certified doctor of natural medicine, doctor of chiropractic and clinical nutritionist with a passion to help people with their health. He is also a best-selling author of Eat Dirt and Keto Diet and The Collagen Diet.
“We create products by leveraging the wisdom and principles from Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Herbalism that have survived generations and marry them with current research to provide supplements that are rooted in tradition – and supported by science. (Ancient Nutrition).
My personal Ancient Nutrition favorites are the Multi-Collagen Protein and their essential oils! I use the Multi-Collagen protein as a mix in my Morning Oats and a great addition to smoothies. I love essential oils and have found that integrating them in my everyday life as a natural remedy has been so beneficial. I love lavender before bed, Eucalyptus in the mornings and even peppermint in my water! Essential Oils are made from natural plants and herbs and were once the only form of medicine in ancient medicine!
“In these modern times, proper nutrition is about more than eating the right foods. It’s about making sure those foods come from quality sources – and we think you should expect the same from your supplements. That’s why we source the world’s highest quality ingredients and rigorously test for purity, including tests for pesticides and herbicides, heavy metals, and more. We leverage traditional preparation methods, such as fermentation and traditional combinations of ingredients, to improve bioavailability and absorption of nutrients so our customers can see a meaningful impact from each of our products. (Ancient Nutrition)”
With the overwhelming amount of supplement choices, I like to keep it simple! That is why I only get my supplements from these two companies and I will be a lifelong customer. Both Ancient Nutrition and Tropeaka, are not only backed by good intentions but by nature and science. I recommend always doing your own personal research before trying out any new supplements but here are my personal favs. Let me know where you get your supplements and if you give either of my favorites a try! xo