One of the best things you can do to live a longer and healthier life is to eat well. Unfortunately not everyone can eat healthy all the time and that’s when a supplement comes in handy. Whether it’s lack of money or time to cook healthier, it doesn’t take much however to find good supplements and incorporate them into your life. I try to cook and eat as healthy as possible, but I also know that it’s nearly impossible to eat a balanced meal every single day. In this crazy and busy world nowadays, and unless you’re a dedicated health guru, supplementing with vitamins and minerals really adds to the health factor. And when it comes to your kids, you may notice that more companies are catering their vitamins and mineral supplements to the younger members of your family.
I’ve been giving my son Omega-3 vitamins for a couple of years now and even his pediatrician had recommended it. I personally think it’s fine to give your kids a supplement but it also depends on their ages and needs. Not every child needs a supplement but the most common kinds such as Omega fatty acids, Vitamin C, and Vitamin D are actually helpful for proper growth and protection in children. It’s always best to do your own research and speak to an expert but if you’re already taking vitamins and supplements then you probably know the benefits of doing so. When I discovered Barlean’s several years ago I was impressed at their extensive lineup of vitamins and supplements for adults and children. Using only the highest quality of ingredients in their products, Barlean’s has given consumers years of extraordinary Omega essential nutrition such as Flax Seed Oil, Fish Oils, Olive Leaf Complex, and Specialty Oils. I give my son Barlean’s Omega Kids Swirl which is super delicious and complete with the purified fish oils. I myself enjoy taking their Omega Swirls as they are an easy way of getting your omegas into your body.
But Barlean’s (http://www.barleans.com/) is so much more than just supplements. They deliver their refrigerated organic flax and fish oil supplements immediately after bottling them. This ensures that the freshness and efficacy of their supplements are offered to their consumers without any in-between processing time. The shelf life of these refrigerated supplements are about 6 months from the date they were brought to your stores so be sure to keep an eye on the expiration date. And I always keep my liquid flax oils in the fridge each and every time.
As a long-time fan of Barlean’s, the company had sent me two versions of their Olive Leaf Complex supplements. I tried both the Olive Leaf Oil and the Olive Leaf Softgels and personally, I prefer the softgels only because they are a lot easier for me to remember to take them. Since I already take the flax oils I didn’t feel it was necessary to take both supplements in oil form. However, the folks at Barlean’s ensured me that it was alright to take both oils at the same time.
As most of you probably already know, olive leaves were used as medicinal purposes many years ago and is still used today to prevent illnesses and support one’s immune system. Olive leaf is used around the world as a health tonic and powerful antioxidant*.Barlean’s olive leaves are fresh-picked at sunrise, immediately fresh-pressed and then bottled to capture full-spectrum nutritional potency. The benefits of Barlean’s Olive Leaf Complex are:
• Healthy Immune System*
• Healthy Cardiovascular System*
• Healthy Blood Pressure*
• Healthy Joints*
All Olive Leaf Complex are fresh-pressed to ensure the freshest and finest supplement and are available in liquid, softgels, and throat sprays. So how effective is the Olive Leaf Complex? Well, I had a sore throat and a slight cold not too long ago and just didn’t feel like talking or doing much and with a young kid, that’s really not possible. And I knew that if I didn’t tackle on my cold immediately, then it might turn worse. So, I had started taking the Olive Leaf Complex liquid and the sore throat went away quicker than if I hadn’t taken any supplements. I purposely did not take any medication as I wanted to test out the effectiveness of the Olive Leaf Complex. Of course it’s not meant as a treatment of any kind, but I do prefer nipping the colds early on and early prevention when possible. I believe that with any supplements, you have to take it religiously to build up the endurance in your system. Your body will recognize most supplements and process them as they should but always do your own research just to be certain.
The wonderful folks at Barlean’s would also like to offer 1 LUCKY reader of Happymomblogger the opportunity to win an Olive Leaf Complex supplement. The winner can choose either the liquid form or the softgels form. I personally prefer softgels but liquids work just as well when you want something that goes down easily and without any water to wash it down. The Olive Leaf Complex has a slight minty flavor and the softgels has no flavor. With the flu season coming up soon and children going back to school, it is essential to start taking care of your body now. I for one hate to get any kinds of colds or flu so I try to be diligent in preventing them. Barlean’s can be found at most natural grocery stores in the refrigerated section as well as the vitamins and supplements aisle.
So how do do you win this fabulous prize? Read below to find out!
Here’s how to enter the Barlean’s Olive Leaf Complex giveaway:
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You can enter by telling me the 5 entries in the LEAVE A COMMENT box. Please be sure to give me your name and email address so that I may contact you if you win. Contest is open to residents of US only. 18 years and older please. Please be sure to provide a physical address and not a P.O. Box. Only 1 contestant per household please. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of prize. Any violation of the rules will deem your entry as disqualified. Happymomblogger is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged prizes but will do the best to ensure your prize gets there. In the event the winner can not be contacted within 3 days of email sent then another winner will be chosen. No purchase necessary to enter. Void where prohibed by law.
Contest Start Date: August 29, 2014 – Congratulations to Sam C. for winning the prize!
Contest End Date: September 16, 2014
Only 1 winner will be chosen at random and I will post the winner’s name on my blog.
Good Luck and thank you for participating!
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