My secret weapon in feeling full of life… A capsule full of goodness.
I was introduced Juice Plus over a year ago. A close friend started on the products and I was watching her flourish, I had not prioritised the expense and kept putting it off. Then I fell pregnant, as I was progressing through my third pregnancy I felt more and more drained. I was feeling grumpy with the kids most the time and getting out of bed was such an effort, despite being a morning person. Not fun. I got to the point where I knew something had to be done. I was already taking pregnancy vitamins, iron and vitamin C but still feeling rubbish. So I thought I would give Juice Plus a try.
One of the ladies that I heard about Juice Plus from, spoke about her success with her autoimmune condition. 10 years ago I was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition affecting my blood platelets and my body’s ability to clot as well as my energy levels. Over the years I have learnt how diet can impact greatly on autoimmune conditions and general well-being. Even with the best eating habits over the last 4 years I haven’t seen much of a change to my platelets and energy levels. Within 3 weeks of taking the Juice Plus capsules my platelets increased by 18, which is significant and went to 98 (only been this high once or twice ever in my history of testing).
After 3 months I began to realise all the gradual changes that had been occurring. I was waking up and getting out of bed straight away, I was joking and playing with the kids more and generally feeling pretty good. I was doing more and more as my pregnancy progressed because I was full of energy. I had a quick recovery from the birth and even with broken nights sleep every night, I had zero brain fog.
The results are awesome considering it is just fruit and vegetables. There is a growing gap in between what our body needs and what we get, given our fast paced, high stress society and mediocre quality of fresh produce. Then there’s Juice Plus: A wholefood, plant based supplement with absolutely no nasties that has a variety of over 30 different fruits and veggies everyday! Unlike synthetic supplements the body recognises all of the ingredients in the capsules and can there fore easily absorb all the nutrients effectively.
Now as a breastfeeding mumma I am able to supplement my diet with ‘Complete’ – a whole food, plant based, shake mix. This gives me the iron and nutrients I need to keep my body fuelled and ready for action as a mum of 3.
The process in which the ingredients are encapsulated is what really sold me. It has now become part of my passion to share these products with others so they can feel the amazing benefits too. Just as the results from the capsules took me by surprise, so did the community I became part of. Women supporting women, with a focus on personal growth, connecting with and helping others to become their best. Being surrounded by like minded people has been so inspiring and keeps me on track with my purpose and passion.