Vitamins: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

by Jen on September 18, 2012

I have been taking vitamins for the past few years.  It all started with my first pregnancy.  Once you confirm with your doctor that you are pregnant, the very first thing they tell you is that you need to be taking special prenatal vitamins.  So off to the drug store I went in search of these special vitamins.

Fast forward 3 pregnancies, 3 healthy and beautiful boys, and one tired momma…

I figured since I wasn’t taking my prenatal vitamins anymore, I should probably be taking some other multivitamin.  It’s easy to say that you’re going to get all the nutrition you need from food, but really, that’s just downright impossible…even for this health nut!  So again, off to the drugstore I go to find a multivitamin.

After taking my multivitamin for a year, I do some research on the vitamins and minerals we should be adding to our diet.  Turns out, a multivitamin isn’t enough.  I should be taking omega-3’s and vitamin D.  Off to the drugstore again.

Hold on a sec…if I’m taking these vitamins to stay healthy, then shouldn’t my kids also be taking these vitamins?  Yes!  Off to the drugstore again.  This time, I find cute little gummy vitamins for them to take.

As the intensity of my workouts increase, I notice my joints aching a little bit.  I do some more research and find that I should be adding glucosamine and chia seeds to my daily vitamin/mineral routine.  But I’m not done…

Once my kids entered school, they were constantly bringing home germs.  I knew I needed something to boost my immunity if I was going to survive the cold and flu season.  So, time to buy some Echinacea and vitamin C.

This is what my cupboard was holding by the time I was done (minus the whole chia seeds and adult fish oil pills):


Want to know the monthly cost of all these vitamins/minerals? $236

Yes, that’s right.  I had no idea I was spending $236 per month on this stuff.  I would buy a bottle here, a bottle there, thinking it was no big deal.

But the real kicker…we weren’t even feeling better.  We were still suffering with colds every 3 weeks and my joints still hurt.

I knew something had to change.

Thank goodness I have friends who also care about their health and wellness, because without them telling me about these next 2 products, we would still be suffering (and paying a fortune for nothing!)

You’ve already heard about one of the products, Mila.  I can’t say enough about how it’s helped us feel our best due to it’s high omega-3, protein, and fiber content.  I also wanted us to be getting all the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to stay healthy this cold and flu season, which is why I also turned to Vemma.

Vemma is a liquid multivitamin that provides the essential vitamins, minerals, and essential whole foods nutrients our bodies need to perform their best in addition to antioxidants for the maintenance of good health.  And because it’s a liquid, it’s bioavailable (body-ready).  Plus, it tastes like juice!  My kids love it, and I don’t have to swallow a handful of pills everyday!

So instead of all those bottles I showed you above, we now take only two products for our health:


Curious about the monthly cost of these two products? $215

Wow!  I’m actually spending less than I was before but I’m feeling better!  Why?  Because those pills don’t absorb into your body.  They are full of fillers and other junk that just passes right through you.  So why would I want to spend my money on junk!??  I would much rather spend my money on natural products that are going to make me and my family feel our best.

Since adding Mila and Vemma to our daily routine, we have never felt better!  I know cold and flu season is in full swing now that school is back in session.  My 6 year old was complaining of a sore throat and ear ache last week.  He is prone to ear and throat infections, so I decided to give him a double dose of Vemma for 2 days to see if it would help.  Well…it certainly did.  Later the next day, his sore throat and ear ache were gone!

I truly believe in these two products which is why I became involved in both companies.  I only support products that make us healthy.  And I’m passionate about helping you feel your best and be your best, which is why I started this blog in the first place.

And please, I’m not writing about this to try and make money, that is the last thing I want this blog to be about.  I’m only sharing my real life experiences and encouraging you to do the research as well, and determine what is best for you and your family.

If you have any questions about Mila or Vemma, please feel free to contact me, I would be happy to answer them.

Cheers to your health!

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