I recently came across Vitanutrients via Instagram and started to look into their products a little bit more.
I am always very wary of supplements and ‘boosters’ that you can add to your food and drinks as they so often seem like a big marketing scam. The quality of the ingredients (and purpose) is often a little unclear so I always steer clear of them unless I am 100% sure of what is in the product. This is what interested me with Vitanutrients.
Aki, who has developed the range, is a pharmacist; he has looked at the evidence behind each ingredient and how they work together to fulfil a desired aim. Vitanutrients select the ingredients that complement each other for taste and therapeutic effect, and combine them in various different blends.
About the product
I have been trying out the Energise blend that has been developed to manage fatigue and tiredness. I’ve been adding it into various different meals or recipes to see how it worked; porridge, brownies and pancakes have all featured this week and have been a great way of incorporating the blend in my diet. It has a gentle sweetness and is by no means over powering, it just offers a subtle chocolate flavour. Because it only contains natural ingredients, there is no artificial taste which I’ve found with other powders, but equally, it is not a ‘hardcore health potion’! It’s all very well that certain products claim to work wonders on your health, but if they taste like a mouthful of soil that’s not much good, the Energise blend provides the perfect blend of sweet and natural.
The Energise blend contains maca, baobab, lucuma, cacao and hemp protein. These ingredients all bring something to the table and when looking at the vitamins and minerals they contain, it is easy to see why the blend has been developed to help the consumer feel energised.
Meet the ingredients:
Maca- Rich in micronutrients including vitamin C, iron, potassium B6 and manganese. Contribute to improved energy and stamina.
Baobab- Baobab fruit is high in calcium, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin A, thiamin, B6 and bioflavonoids.
Lucuma- lucuma is a super nutritious Peruvian fruit that contains beta carotene, iron, zinc, vitamin B3, calcium, and protein.
Cacao- rich in antioxidants, magnesium and calcium, it also offers a plant based source of iron.
Hemp protein- this is an excellent source of plant based protein; it contains 20 amino acids and all nine of the essential amino acids our body requires from dietary sources as it cannot produce them itself.
The other blends that are available from Vitanutrients include Turmunity and Pure Greens. Turmunity has been developed with a range anti-inflammatory benefits in mind as well as helping boost your immune system. Pure Greens is a great way of cramming lots of micronutrients into one big hit.
Vitanutrients has been developed by people who noticed a gap in their own busy life and decided to do something about it. Having a convenient way of getting vitamins and minerals into your diet makes feeling good and being healthier that little bit easier when you are running about trying to juggle the work/ life/ health balance. It is great to see a no ‘BS’ brand bringing great products to the market.
And on an ethical note…
Some of you who follow my blog posts and social media may know that I am trying to reduce my plastic consumption; it delighted me to see the blends come in bio-degradable packaging and on further investigation, it turns out Vitanutrients donate a small amount from each sale to a charity that helps provide food and water for children around the world. Top marks for caring about the planet and the people on it!
Where to find the products
Use code JFF10 for 10% off your whole order!