Most mornings I first reach for a glass of water and a cup of coffee.Then I head over to my vitamin drawer and pull out my Shaklee vitamins for the day. Mother’s day was no exception, although this morning I found the house very quiet with everyone sleeping except for my 2 dogs.
As usual I headed toward the vitamin drawer I instinctively reached for 3 things and it took me by surprise a bit. Mostly because we all think of Mother’s Day as a happy day of the year. Here is a recent post about why we celebrate Women and Moms. All the FB posts and pictures of love and laughter.
Now I’m not saying I am not happy and it wasn’t a happy day. But the things I reached for reflected a few less than happy things going on in my life right now. I am SO happy that Shaklee has solutions and is a great choice for me in the good times and the not so happy. Let me tell you about what I grabbed.
- Moodlift Complex with St. John’s Wort: My teenage daughter has been struggling with some personal issues for a couple years now. Of late it has been pretty stressful in our home. I have found that some days I am quick to cry and find myself worrying so much about the health and welfare of her as well as my other children. St. John’s wort is the first herb of choice for those in Europe for help with mild to moderate depression, anxiety and nervousness. It is proven to provide a positive outlook within 4-6 weeks of taking this. I am not at the point that I want a prescription but I sure need something to take the edge off at times. I began with MoodLift Complex. I have found it has taken the edge off and I find that my moods are better and my outlook is more positive where I can deal with the issues at hand much more effectively.
- Menopause Balance Complex: Ladies I am officially in the Perimenopausal phase of life. Those who know what that is, know what that can mean to you. Hot flashes, anxiety, moodiness, weight gain, restlessness especially at night and more. Once your menses starts to be irregular and when it stops completely, that is considered perimenopause. That can last for a few months up to a few years. During that time women find they are upset more regularly, lack energy, have moods swings, irritability, night sweats, hot flashes and bouts of insomnia. Menopause Balance complex to the rescue. Studies have shown that the populations who consume soy regularly over their lifetime, report fewer symptoms of menopause. I have found myself waking up at night feeling warm to where I have to take the covers off. I am more thirsty and sometimes it’s difficult to get back to sleep. But I have found when I add 2 menopause Balance complex into my regimen each day, those flashes have gone away. I also find they are less frequent when I take time to have a Life Shake from Shaklee each morning or lunch time as well. The Life shake has 23 grams of non-GMO soy protein when mixed as directed and lot of yummy flavor.
- Joint Health Complex: Last but not least I grabbed the bottle of Joint Health complex. After years of running and lots of banging of the joints, I find that each day there is pain, mostly in the SI joint in the hip area. Many know of the benefits of Glucosamine to joint health and cartilage. Shaklee has combined Glucosamine with Boswellia extract for a powerful product that helps to reduce pain and stiffness in joints, help build and maintain cartilage and improve joint function, comfort and range of motion . The product is helpful for those such as me who have done repetitive exercises or sports as well as those with arthritis, joint pain and stiffness and the aging population, much of who is overweight and sedentary.
The rest of my Mother’s’ Day was wonderful. My 4 kids helped me prepare the meal for dinner and we all enjoyed our time together with my sister and my parents. I also went onto take my Life Strip from Shaklee for my comprehensive Vitamin pac for the rest of my nutritional needs.
I am so thankful that my boys are home from college so we can all enjoy some family time together.
Paul is the boy in blue and you can read about his story of better health here.
If you need some recommendation on which products from Shaklee will be best for you, don’t hesitate to reach out. I provide a free wellness check up where we can take snapshot view of where you are at and what supplements may be beneficial for you.
I look forward to hearing from you.