I'm excited to share these with you because I LOVE vitamins! I'm a firm believer that the more natural you go in medicine, the better. Always better to prevent than to treat, etc. etc. I even used to manage a retail vitamin store, back in the day!
I was given the opportunity to give four New Chapter products a trial run, and I'll be posting all four reviews as I go through them. After the very last one, one lucky Serial Access Mom reader will be lucky enough to win a full-sized bottle of their choice from the four reviews!
I chose to first review New Chapter Perfect Energy. As a mom in her first year of mommy-hood, this one immediately jumped out at me. And believe me, I put it to the test this past weekend, oy.
I've been taking the serving size of three tablets daily for three days now, and it's working wonders! Now, you might be thinking "Pills? For energy? How much caffeine?" Nada! None! (Well, unless you count anynaturally occurring in green tea, etc.) Here's some information from the website:
"Perfect Energy is the ideal organic whole-food multi-vitamin herbal and nutrient formula for those seeking enhanced energy, performance and endurance.* Energizing herbs, such as Organic Maca, Ginseng, and Rhodiola, boost energy without the crash of traditional stimulants by enhancing the body’s ability to produce energy on a cellular level.* A clinically studied proprietary grapeseed extract provides powerful antioxidants that help optimize mitochondrial energy production by decreasing muscle soreness and promoting recovery following physical exertion or other stressful events.* A complete multi-vitamin, Perfect Energy contains a combination of 23 whole-food vitamins and minerals formulated to promote optimal health while targeting the nutrients your body needs to sustain energy production, like whole-food complexed Vitamins B, C, E, and Selenium.* Yet another unique feature of Perfect Energy is the Vital Rhythms blend of flower essences which encourages mental focus, fortitude, and perseverance during times of stress.* "
After only three days, I feel great! We had my 4 year old stepson down for the long weekend, along with my 9 month old, and holy moly did I need that boost of energy. Both are sick with colds, the little one with an ear infection to boot. But Perfect Energy kept me going strong! I love that it is 100% vegetarian (no gelatin) and naturally gluten-free. It also has no artificial colors, flavors, fillers or binders, which is a huge plus. Since it's whole-food-sourced, you can take all three tablets on an empty stomach. (Though I still take them with food. From past knowledge, the majority of vitamins are fat-soluble and break down/absorb with lipids/foods.) And the best part? No "crash" aftereffect. No caffeine-lag or feeling crummy for the rest of the day. Just pure energy throughout the day! I love this bottle of magic, and I'm sure you will too!
Caution: As with any dietary or herbal supplement, you should advise your healthcare practitioner of the use of this product. If you are nursing, pregnant, or considering pregnancy, you should consult your healthcare practitioner prior to using this product.
Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received one or more of the products mentioned above free of charge to review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.