Wednesday, February 28, 2007

The Best Vitamin Supplement

OK, here is a post that will make most of you yawn and walk away. I can't say that I blame you. Reading about vitamins has never been thrilling to me. But I've tried many supplements over the years and this is the best thing that I've found

Great. Now I sound like a shill.

Anyway, I hate, hate, hate taking pills. The big ones usually end up making me gag. There's just something so horribly unpleasant about pills that I have tried the One-A-Days for the most part. However, they just never had enough goodies in them to make them a very good vitamin.

I'd heard about whole-food vitamins, but you usually have to take 3-4 of the pills to get the proper nutrients and those pills are big enough to choke a horse. Since I'd had neck surgery (they went in through the front of my throat) it isn't much fun to try to swallow massive pills. Although you can't see damage, I get panicky and it feels like I'm choking.

Finally, in desperation I went to a woman in a vitamin store and asked if there was ANY type of supplement that wasn't in pill form. She showed me this product: Alive! Whole Food Energizer Ultra-Shake. I got it in vanilla flavor, though I understand it also comes in Apple Cinnamon.

When you mix it with orange juice, it tastes just like an Orange Julius. It tastes wonderful with milk, too. It's basically a breakfast shake, and a tasty one at that.

So, if you're looking for something outside of the standard vitamin pill, I highly recommend this product.


The Lazy Iguana said...

I get this powder stuff that dissolves in water. I get it at CVS. It is supposed to provide all the vitamins and crap you need in a day. It has fruity flavors and would probably not be good in milk.

R2K said...

Can I ask? What is wrong with simply eating a balanced diet with REAL FOOD like vegetables, fruit, and nuts?

I will never take a concentrated chemical pill. Imagine what stress that puts on your liver and kidneys every time you eat it?

I think FDA regulations should require testing of vitamins and minerals to document if they actually do anything for you. Frankly I feel like most of them are scams or lazy shortcuts to make you feel good about yourself when your diet is still unacceptable.

The Lazy Iguana said...

But the vitamin powder makes regular boring water slightly fizzy and flavorful!

I usually only take the stuff when I feel a cold moving in. I do not know if it works or not, but it has been a while since I was knocked down by the flu.

Matt said...

I'm hooked on protein drinks.

The Lazy Iguana said...

Next post: Metamucil - the worst supplement.

Jamie Dawn said...

I don't take any vitamins. Oh! I do have those chewable calcium carmels that I eat whenever I remember.
Any drink mix that tastes like an Orange Julius is one I'd like!!

I visited Emma's blog today and read her post on Helium. I see that you posted about it too.
I had never heard of it before, and I'm not going to check it out. It seems they are running a scam by gaining rights to use the writing of others for mere pennies.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

How often do you have to run this to get into the big bucks?

Saur♥Kraut said...

Old Hoss, ;o) I should charge them rent-space.

Jamie, surprisingly I wrote of my concerns to Helium and they were kind enough to write back to me about them and lay my fears to rest.

Lazy Iguana, ;o) Sounds like Alka-Seltzer!

R2K, well, the truth is that its very difficult to eat the right amount and balance of foods everyday. A supplement like this tips the balance in your favor.

Meow said...

Sounds interesting, wonder if we have anything like that over here ... looking, looking, looking.
Have a great weekend.
Take care, Meow

Cranky Yankee said...

You don't need supplements etc if you eat a good diet and exercise. If you prioritize your health and physical conditioning appropriately it is easy to do. There is no excuse for being out of shape and eating a poor diet.