Aug 222013
 

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I was contacted by Swanson Health Products with the opportunity to review some of their items and services. I said yes because I was out of all the vitamins and supplements I usually take! Perfect timing, I won’t lie. I also liked that it was a family owned business. I looked through their website and then agreed.

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They gave me a $25 promo code and said I could buy whatever I wanted. I was shocked at how affordable the products were. That $25 went a long way! Take a look at what I got:

Biotin
5 mg 100 Caps
$3.59
Folic Acid
800 mcg 500 Caps
$3.89
Coconut Water Sensitive Skin Cleanser
4 fl oz Liquid
$9.10
ProLacto Acidophilus
60 Veg Caps
$7.99
ProLacto Acidophilus
60 Veg Caps
$.00
HiActives Tart Cherry
465 mg 60 Caps
$6.99

After the promo code, I paid about $11 (part of that was shipping cost). I was incredibly impressed with the prices. They were much better than Amazon, which is where I usually buy my vitamins. Look at all that!

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I take Acidophilus on a daily basis. I swear by acidophilus! I think it’s a fantastic supplement and I think probiotics also keep me from not getting sick a lot. I am exposed to a lot of stuff where I work but thankfully I only get sick once or twice a year, if that. It was cool that Swanson’s was having a sale, buy one get one free, for something I use every day. I loved that they had a special of buy one get one free, too.

The Folic Acid is not just for pregnant women, and no I’m not pregnant. A friend recommended I try taking it because there are many more benefits even if you aren’t pregnant. It’s supposed to help prevent various cancers, including colon and cervical cancer, and it is also supposed to help with depression! I liked the idea of treating seasonal depression naturally than with a prescription. Folic acid is also supposed to help hypertension and brain function.

The HiActives Tart Cherry supplement was something new to me. I’d never heard of it before but was intrigued by the description. The antioxidants are supposedly great for joints and the heart. I need all the help I can get with my joints!

The Biotin is for healthy skin, hair and nails. I need ALL of that. With all the swimming I do, my nails, skin and hair are usually screaming for a cure from the chlorine. Biotin has helped in the past, so I’m trying it again.

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The coconut water cleanser was an impulse buy, but I thought it might be a nice, gentle cleanser after working out.

I’ve tried the cleanser a few times at night now and I really liked it. It was soft and almost had a consistency of soft butter. It felt velvety on my skin and smelled fantastic. It didn’t dry out my skin like a lot of cleansers do, but it’s too soon to tell if it will help my recent acne outbreak. I liked the cleanser so much, though, that I’m going to see if they have a lotion, too.

What vitamins do you take on a daily basis for better health?

About Lisa Eirene
About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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  10 Responses to “For Better Health”

  1. That is a good stack of product for not much money!

    I take Vitamin D, Calcium and a daily vitamin (the ones that are like horse pills).

  2. I do not take vitamins on a regular basis but I need to take them. Osteoperoses (spelling?) runs in my family.

  3. I know it sounds lame — I have never been consistent about taking vitamins my whole life until about 2 years ago I started taking the gummy adult multi-vitamin and I never miss a day. Something about the taste of those big giant multi-vitamins really turned me off. I’m sure there are better supplements out there but I’m glad to at least be taking something daily – I’ve already gone through a few bottles!

  4. It’s awful, but people ask me all the time what I do to keep my skin so soft, and the sad part is I usually just wash my face with shampoo while I am showering!

    But that coconut stuff looks good! Now that I am 45, I probably need to change my face cleaning routine!

    I do take a multi vitamin, and Vitamin D every day. I also take a cholesterol medication – but that’s a prescription!
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  5. oooh I might neeeed and want that coconut water lotion, too!
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