Mila versus Chia (And a Giveaway!) ~ CLOSED

by Jen on August 8, 2012

If you follow me on Facebook, you probably know that I’ve been adding Mila to my diet for the past couple of months.

What is Mila you ask?


Mila is a blend of chia seeds that are carefully selected to maximize their nutritional value, meaning, they contain the highest and safest combination of Omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, fiber, and phytonutrients of any food source on the planet!

Using a special cold fracturing process, the seeds are sliced, therefore making them easier for us to digest and absorb.

I know what you’re thinking: I already consume chia seeds, so why should I choose Mila instead?

Let me answer that for you from a personal experience.

I had been eating chia seeds for a little over a year.  I would buy the large container of organic chia seeds from Costco every couple of months.  I added them to my diet because I heard they were healthy, even Dr. Oz recommends eating them!

I didn’t notice any health differences, I felt the same as I did before.  But after a friend recommended I try Mila, that’s when everything changed.

  • Almost immediately, I noticed I had more energy throughout the day.  I no longer experience that 4 p.m. crash.
  • My struggles with constipation are gone.
  • I feel more focused and have better mind clarity.
  • My son’s eczema is completely GONE!  No more steroid creams!

Besides all the these health benefits my family and I have experienced, I know that I’m promoting good eye, heart, breast, bone, and brain health by consuming Mila.

Don’t believe me that Mila is superior to regular chia seeds?  Check out this video that explains what Mila is and why it comes out ahead:

What is Mila? with Scott Kelly from Lifemax on Vimeo.

And if that wasn’t enough, in just one small scoop of Mila, I’m getting all of the following:

  • 8x more Omega-3 than salmon
  • 6x more calcium than milk
  • 3x more iron than spinach
  • 2x more potassium than bananas
  • 15x more magnesium than broccoli
  • 2x more fiber than bran flakes
  • 6x more protein than kidney beans
  • 4x more selenium than flax seed
  • 9x more phosphorus than whole milk
  • More antioxidants than blueberries

Oh, did I mention that Mila is also gluten-free, sugar-free, and trans-fat free!  Plus, you can add it to any food, even your baking because Mila’s supreme biological properties are not diminished by heat in the baking process!

All of these benefits from just one raw food!

So really, the question is, why aren’t you consuming Mila???

Mila is NOT available in stores.  If you are interested in this product, please contact me.

Now for the fun part…

I’m giving away a week’s worth of Mila for free!  All you have to do is leave a comment and tell me why you think Mila would benefit you.  It’s that easy.  The contest is open from Wednesday, August 8 until midnight, Wednesday, August 15.  I’ll select a winner by random draw and will announce the winner on Facebook and Twitter Thursday, August 16.

Good luck!

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1 Terre Downum August 8, 2012 at 7:40 am

Mila would benefit me because I am allergic to any fish and am need of Omega 3 in my health challenges. I also have to include high protein and potassium in my food consumption. Bananas and potatoes for potassium has too much sugar/starch for my diabetic needs. Mila would be an excellent substitution and addition to what healthy choices I must make on my plate.


2 Jen August 8, 2012 at 8:38 am

Yes, I love that getting Omega-3’s is so easy with Mila, plus no added sugar!! I add it to my smoothie or oatmeal everyday 🙂 Good luck!


3 Catherine August 8, 2012 at 7:53 am

Why would Mila benefit me? Because I am crabby and tired and always interested in finding all natural ways to combat that.
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4 Jen August 8, 2012 at 8:39 am

I’m with you Catherine on the natural methods! I love that Mila is a whole raw food with all these great benefits. Best of luck!


5 Jaime August 8, 2012 at 7:54 am

I eat chia seeds everyday in my yogurt. I’d love to give these a try for the energy boost!


6 Jen August 8, 2012 at 8:40 am

I couldn’t believe how much my energy was boosted after adding Mila to my diet. I no longer have the need for caffeine! Good luck.


7 Susan August 8, 2012 at 8:35 am

I am always looking for superfoods to boost my immunity and health due to cancer


8 Jen August 8, 2012 at 8:41 am

Mila is an excellent way to boost your immunity. Plus the amazing anti-inflammatory properties would be great for you. Best of luck 🙂


9 Andee August 8, 2012 at 8:46 am

I have been on a conquest the last couple months to regain my health! By working out everyday at the gym and changing my eating habits, I am trying to become the healthy person I know I can be!


10 Jen August 8, 2012 at 10:07 am

Congrats on taking control of your health! Good luck in the contest 🙂


11 Tara August 8, 2012 at 9:50 am

Mila would benefit me (hopefully) because I have been having horrible skin problems lately. I broke out in an itchy rash all over about a month ago and am so sick of the cocktail of medicine I was prescribed!On top of that my dietician just put me on a very high calorie diet and Mila would be a healthy way to add some calories to my everyday meals and snacks!


12 Jen August 8, 2012 at 10:08 am

Mila would most definitely benefit you. My son has such amazing results since adding it to his diet. No more steroid creams! Best of luck 🙂


13 Erin August 8, 2012 at 12:57 pm

I just found your blog- I love it! Am going to make your homemade almond butter recipe tonight, thanks!

I’ve never heard of Mila, but I would love to try it. I am all too familiar with the 4:00 crash and could definitely use some more omega-3s in my diet.


14 Jen August 8, 2012 at 4:53 pm

So glad you are enjoying my blog 🙂 I have a love affair with almond butter 😉 Hope you enjoy. Yes, Mila has definitely helped keep my energy up all day! And the omega-3’s help my overall health!


15 Beckie August 8, 2012 at 1:06 pm

I am also the mom of three busy little boys and am always looking for ways to boost the nutrition of what they eat (which sometimes isn’t great). Mila sounds like something my family and I should try.


16 Jen August 8, 2012 at 4:51 pm

I love that it’s so easy to sneak Mila into the kids diet. They have no idea I put it in their oatmeal or add it to their cookies! I was worried that they were going to complain, but so far, no complaints…and the health benefits have been amazing 🙂


17 Angela Paules August 8, 2012 at 1:13 pm

I haven’t heard the great news about chia seeds much less MILA so I am fascinated to try this product. My son also has eczema the poor darling. I am impressed by so many attributes of this product especially that heat does not diminish its nutritional benefits..that is hard to come by.


18 Jen August 8, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Yes, I love that heat doesn’t destroy the nutritional value. I add it to cookies and muffins all the time! My son’s eczema cleared up right away when he started Mila. For example, last week I was away so my husband forgot to give our son Mila. When I got back, his eczema had started to flare up again. After being on Mila for 3 days again, his eczema is all gone! Amazing stuff 🙂 I hated using those steroid creams on him.


19 Janell Hughes August 8, 2012 at 1:26 pm

I think Mila would benefit me because I too haven’t experienced any significant changes with regular chia seeds. I thought they would help with my afternoon slump but it hasn’t. I’m interested to see if Mila would work.


20 Jen August 8, 2012 at 4:48 pm

That’s one of the first things I noticed, increased energy! Everyone I know who consumes Mila also says the same thing! Good luck 🙂


21 Dorthea Maslo August 8, 2012 at 1:28 pm

I would like to know where I can get some and doe it help you go to the bath room.


22 Jen August 8, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Yes, it most definitely helps with “plumbing” issues. I’ve struggled with constipation for many years, and Mila is the ONLY product that has helped. I’ll email you the details!


23 Melissa Garrison August 8, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Anything that will help with the “plumbing” would be great. I have just recently changed my eating habits around to be healthy and to loose the baby weight from my last baby (5 years ago now). This sounds like it would be the perfect addition to help keep me full in between meals and give me the energy to keep going past my 3 PM nap attack. Where can I get this?


24 Jen August 8, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Hi Melissa…I emailed you some details!


25 Maddie August 8, 2012 at 8:32 pm

I would love to try Mila. Trying to take care of myself in order to take care of my son with chronic medical conditions. It’s very easy to put yourself second when your child is constantly hospitalized. I have developed some severe GI problems that required having my gallbladder removed as a result. I always have my chia supply in hand, but it sounds like Mila would be exactly what the doctor ordered. If I don’t win, I would love to know where to buy!


26 Jen August 9, 2012 at 8:23 am

Sorry to hear about your struggles with you son! I can only imagine how exhausting that would be. I’ll email you some more info about Mila (check you spam folder in case it goes there!) Best of luck with the giveaway 🙂


27 Carole Gasparic August 8, 2012 at 8:52 pm

I would love to try Mila Please send me info.
especially interest in eye health as I’ve been told I have macular degeneration.


28 Jen August 9, 2012 at 8:36 am

I emailed you some info about Mila. My mom also suffers from macular degeneration, and since adding Mila to her diet, she has stopped it from progressing! Amazing!


29 Jordan D August 8, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Mila would help me to incorporate healthy fats into my diet. I’ve been trying to gain weight in a healthy way by increasing my fat and protein intake. This would be great mixed into my yogurt or oatmeal!


30 Erin Olinger August 8, 2012 at 10:32 pm

Working my way through a huge bag of chia from Costco right now and I have to agree that I haven’t noticed a huge benefit either. In fact they seem to just stick in my teeth :). If mila can help me keep up with my preschooler and help me avoid the vortex pull of my couch that would be awesome!


31 Angie Miller August 9, 2012 at 5:13 am

Turning 40 this year. Trying to become fit and healthier. Def. would help with the nutrition!!! Thanks!!!!


32 Dorthea Maslo August 9, 2012 at 6:20 am

I have not gotten the details that you are talking about. I am lloking forward to receiving them.


33 Jen August 9, 2012 at 8:19 am

Perhaps the email I originally sent went into your spam folder? I’ll try again. I’m sending from Let me know if you still do not receive it!


34 Angela W August 9, 2012 at 6:48 am

no more 4pm crash? um, yes, please! 😉 with 2 little ones, i struggle at that time of day so an energy boost is just what i need! i’ve been using chia seeds for almost a year, too. i’d be really curious to see the difference these make 🙂


35 Sierra August 9, 2012 at 7:44 am

I just cut meat out of my diet and am exploring the world of a veggie based/occasional fish diet. It’s challenging to think about food and meals from a whole new perspective, and sometimes I wonder if I’m not all of the nutrients I need. I think Mila would be a great supplement to help me out in this transition.


36 Jen August 9, 2012 at 8:38 am

Mila definitely adds the nutrients and antioxidants needed to maintain a healthy diet! Good luck!


37 Tara August 9, 2012 at 8:37 am

Hello there. I’ve been consuming chia seeds for about a year. I changed a lot of things in my diet when I started consuming chia–For example, I have a green smoothie every morning and add a tbs of chia seeds. The green smoothie changes from season to season but almost always includes Kale. I’ve seen some wonderful changes in my health including a transition from 4 pills/day for migraines–down to zero pills/day. Migraines now occur about one every 3 months and they go away quickly.
I am curious to try the Mila seeds. I was just diagnosed with a herniated disc in my thoracic spine and am looking for any whole food ways to help my body heal. I’d love to give Mila a try for a week and see if there is any change in my pain. The doctor wants me on a full dose of Aleve for 3 months–and I very much do not want to go back to managing pain with drugs. I fear that rebound migraines will return.


38 Jen August 9, 2012 at 8:44 am

So glad to hear your migraines have diminished! Mila is an amazing healing food. I know many people who have helped heal their bones and joints by adding Mila to their diet….without drugs!


39 Jenny August 9, 2012 at 8:39 am

Oh, I would love to win! My son is allergic to fish so we very rarely even bring it into the house – and he doesn’t get any – I would love to add this to his smoothies.
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40 Jen August 9, 2012 at 8:42 am

The Omega-3’s are wonderful in Mila. I’m not a big fish eater so I love that I’m getting all the Omega-3’s I need with Mila. Plus, those gummies I used to buy for the kids were basically just candy…and expensive! Now I know that they are getting the nutrition they need in a much healthier way 🙂


41 Britt August 9, 2012 at 8:45 am

I would love to try mila! We’ve been adding chia to our smoothies and oatmeal for about 6 months now, and I also haven’t noticed any significant change. As a law student, I really need that extra energy!


42 Jen August 9, 2012 at 8:47 am

It’s amazing the changes I noticed since switching to Mila! At first I was skeptical, but I can now say that it is so true, your energy increases after adding Mila to your diet. I can imagine being a law student how beneficial that would be!


43 Sara August 9, 2012 at 9:31 am

Like you, I tried adding chia to my diet and was underwhelmed by the results. I’d love to try Mila and see the difference you described – and perhaps it will help my kiddo’s eczema as well! 🙂


44 Jen August 9, 2012 at 4:24 pm

It’s amazing the difference Mila makes. I was away last week for a conference, so my husband was in charge of the kids. Of course, he forgot to give them their daily dose of Mila, so my son’s eczema started to come back. Since I’ve been home and giving him his Mila again…his eczema has cleared up right away!


45 Dorthea Maslo August 9, 2012 at 11:37 am

I also like to know if it help with people that are diabetic and have heart problems.


46 Shanna August 9, 2012 at 12:57 pm

I discovered chia seeds last year through the blog world & would love to try these. My mom loves adding chia to everything now, so let’s see what she’d add this to!


47 Jen August 9, 2012 at 4:21 pm

HAHA…the possibilities are endless!


48 Stacey C August 9, 2012 at 3:08 pm

I would love to try Mila because I already consume Chia seeds. I thought they helped me feel full longer, so I wonder how Mila would be. I am a long distance runner and think they could help. Thanks for sharing.


49 Jen August 9, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Yes, athletes like yourself can benefit from Mila! It helps with performance, hydration, endurance, and recovery. Check out my website about Mila for athletes at


50 Kathryn August 9, 2012 at 3:11 pm

I’m amazed at the difference it’s making in you and your son’s lives. I’d love to not have the afternoon burn-out.


51 Linda August 9, 2012 at 5:25 pm

This food sounds amazing! I would love to try it. Please send me info. Anything that makes life simpler in this crazy, busy world would be great!


52 Jen August 9, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Sure, I’ll send you an email tonight!


53 Audrey August 9, 2012 at 6:19 pm

I hope this would help clear up my skin.


54 Jen August 9, 2012 at 6:21 pm

I’ve seen it clear up my son’s eczema and I also have a friend who’s acne it’s helped clear up too! Pretty amazing 🙂


55 Elisabeth August 10, 2012 at 8:44 pm

I love that you said it gave you more energy-I could definitely use some of that! Just this afternoon I had one of those famous 4pm crashes. 🙁 Something needs to change!


56 Amanda Seebach August 11, 2012 at 4:13 pm

I believe that Mila would benefit me because although I am very active and still young, I have been feeling exhausted lately! I know from reading Born To Run that chia seeds have many, many benefits, especially for endurance athletes!


57 Jen August 12, 2012 at 9:00 am

Yes, Mila has helped me tremendously with my workouts. I have more energy and endurance!


58 Celia.Gri August 11, 2012 at 7:52 pm

I am new to following your blog. It came up on a search when I was looking for a recipe for zucchini pumpkin bread (which I love by the way). This site has helped me introduce new healthier options in my home which has been my goal to be healthier this year since I’ve developed stomach sensitivities to refined foods. I have to admit, I’m glad I’ve gotten rid of refined foods in my diet. Anyway, I haven’t yet incorporated chia seeds into my diet and I would love to try them. I believe that trying these Mila seeds will help me discover a new healthy food and help me reach my goal to make myself and my family healthier and happier!


59 Jen August 12, 2012 at 8:59 am

I’m so glad I’ve helped you find healthier options to introduce to you and your family! And yes, that zucchini pumpkin bread is one of my favorites too! Mila would definitely help you reach your health goals. Not only that, but it’s also great in helping prevent many diseases and health problems! Good luck 🙂


60 Debra Lee August 11, 2012 at 8:19 pm

I work in the heat and could really use some more energy!


61 Laura August 12, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Hi Jen,

How fun to meet you at BlogHer! Did you have fun the rest of your trip?

I have heard of Mila, but didn’t know the person who suggested it, and wondered if all the hype was true. Would love more info!

And, I’d love to try Mila to boost my immune system and help with some other health issueas that are somewhet personal.


62 Jen August 13, 2012 at 8:48 am

Hi Laura! It was great to meet you too! The rest of my trip was great. I got to see a lot of the city, and was exhausted when I got home 😉 I’ll send you some more info on Mila via email!


63 meredith August 12, 2012 at 6:44 pm

I think Mila would benefit me b/c Im trying to be healthier – I have been making juices with regular chia seeds – and Ive been feeling great. I dont eat fish so I miss out on a lot of omegas


64 Jen August 13, 2012 at 8:47 am

I’m not a big fish eater too, so getting Omega-3’s is super important. Plus, I hated swallowing the fish oil pills!


65 Pat August 13, 2012 at 5:26 am

I’ve always had terrible skin, I would love to see if this would help. Plus its nice to be healthy and do good things for my body


66 Jen August 13, 2012 at 8:46 am

I’ve seen the results of Mila on skin first hand with my son. His skin is smooth, not rough and itchy anymore!


67 Jen August 13, 2012 at 12:54 pm

I love adding healthy foods to our diet! I’ve never tried chia seeds or mila so, I’m very intrigued. I could totally use more energy to help me finish all the things I need to get done before this baby boy gets here 🙂


68 Jen August 13, 2012 at 1:26 pm

That’s what I love about Mila, it’s not a supplement so even pregnant women can consume it!


69 Dorthea Maslo August 13, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Why are these so much better then the seeds that you can buy at whole foods.

They cost so much and I need to know why are they dip in something?


70 Jen August 13, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Great question Dorthea! Mila is better than any chia on the market because Mila contains the highest amount of Omega-3’s, protein, fiber, nutrients, and antioxidants on a gram per gram comparison. Also, they have been sliced using a special cold-fracturing process so none of the essential oils are lost. When I first came across Mila, I thought the same thing you did, why would I pay more for chia when I can get the same thing cheaper? But after trying it, I noticed a huge difference. My energy levels increased, I got rid of my constipation, my son’s eczema dissapeared, etc. None of these things happened when I ate regular store-bought chia seeds. I’ll email you a video that talks about a study done comparing Mila to other chia.


71 Loreta Kurkowski August 13, 2012 at 4:26 pm

I need Mila! I am currently anemic and the doctor can’t figure out why… so the iron in Mila would be beneficial to my diet. I might also mention I have eczema and would like it to disappear like your son’s. PICK ME, CHOOSE ME, LET ME WIN!!!!


72 Jen August 13, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Sounds like you are the perfect candidate for Mila! Best of luck on winning some 🙂


73 Kisha Haney August 13, 2012 at 5:52 pm

I think this would be great for me because I always feel hungry around 10am and 4pm! If I don’t win, where would I buy this at? Where I live, there is not health food store


74 Jen August 13, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Mila fills you up and keeps you feeling full for hours thanks to it’s high fiber and protein! I’ll email you the details on where you can buy it! Good luck 🙂


75 Alison August 14, 2012 at 10:15 am

I must try this!! More energy? Better skin! Yes please!!


76 Jen August 14, 2012 at 1:45 pm

I know, right?! What other single food can do all that?!


77 Jen Taylor August 14, 2012 at 11:27 am

Aha! I knew you would have a ton of info. Okay, definitely need to check these out. I would love to try them! We are tackling a huge move, have two kids growing like weeds, one of whom suffers from eczema. I can’t think of any reason we DON’T need to try it, lol! ; )

I’d love to win, but good luck to all!


78 Racheal Clark August 14, 2012 at 12:34 pm

I would also like to try these, I use flax and lately found hemp hearts but am always looking for health benefits from the little add ins! Anything to help boost my weight loss journey!!


79 Jen August 14, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Hey Racheal! Yes, Mila is great for weight loss because of it’s high fiber and protein content…keep you feeling full for house! Good luck 🙂


80 Jen August 14, 2012 at 9:07 pm

I can’t believe I haven’t heard of this before! I buy chia seeds from Costco all.the.time but I would love to this new superfood!


81 Heather Cook August 14, 2012 at 10:39 pm

I will try – except someone needs to explain to me how ADHD is related to inflammation. Because I don’t believe it.


82 Jen August 15, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Recently, Omega-3’s have been used as an alternative form of treatment for people with ADHD. Not only do Omega-3’s reduce inflammation, but they also help to improve brain health and blood flow. It’s not really sure how it all works together as studies are still being done on it’s effects, but if you Google “Omega-3’s and ADHD”, there is a lot of information that may help you understand the effects of Omega-3’s on ADHD symptoms. Hope that helps! Good luck in the contest 🙂


83 Heather Cook August 15, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Oh I know they are helpful for ADHD, I just don’t believe ADHD is caused by inflammation and in the video the guy listed some health concerns (including ADD and ADHD) and said: “they all have one thing in common: inflammation”.

I’ve been reading on ADD and ADHD and alternative treatments for five years, ever since my son’s diagnosis. 🙂


84 Jenny Strickland August 15, 2012 at 2:08 pm

I’d love to try Mila for a month free. I’m constantly trying to find ways to sneak healthy things into the kid’s food. I have 2 very picky eaters so I know they’re not getting the nutrients they need from just the food they eat.


85 Michelle August 15, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Wow! Sounds great! I would love to try this. I am a working mom of two busy boys and don’t have a lot of time to prepare healthy breakfasts. Sounds like this packs alot in one punch. Plus both my boys have ezcema too and any help on that front would be great. Here’s to hoping I win!


86 Jessica Kiryakos September 18, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Mila would benefit my ENTIRE family! My immune system is shot after having two babies back-to-back and the babes are germ magnets! Like you, I have been using chia seeds and a multitude of vitamins for both myself and the babes and see no results! I would LOVE to try something new that promises all the health benefits AND energy to keep up with the babes!!!!


87 Jen September 18, 2012 at 4:52 pm

I hear you…definitely need the energy with kids! Vemma and Mila have helped me so much…plus, we aren’t as sick as we used to be 🙂


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