Hey there! Serious question. How many of you remember taking Flintstones vitamins when you were a kid?
Everything was better in the 90′s. Fun fact: One of my favorite apps, Songza, has a playlist under the category Guilty Pleasures called At a 90′s School Dance. I listened to it last night while I cooked dinner. Oh, how I missed the Spice Girls and Backstreet Boys.
Anyways. These are not Flintstones vitamins.
But they work magic.
When I first received the vitamins, I realized that I was sent pea protein, which, during a time when I was eating a more plant-based diet, would have been a great addition. I swiftly sent a bottle of the Multi-Vitamin Essentials Sports Formula for Women in replacement.
I’m convinced it has helped to fill in the blanks that are often made when I opt for chocolate instead of a salad. For that, I am never sorry.
The Green Tea Extract gives me energy at the most obscure, energy-lacking times of day, and doesn’t give me the jitters. I’ve been taking this about an hour before my afternoon/evening workouts.
The GlucoChon MSM Formula (in combination with stretching more, which is a very good thing for the bod) has effectively improved my join pain from nearly debilitating to nonexistent. It’s also possible that I was overtraining, which is another story for another day.
And lastly (but definitely most importantly), the Multi-Vitamin Essential Sports Formula, emphasis on the sports, fills in for every missing piece that lacks in my diet. I hope truly and honestly that I don’t miss too many essential vitamins, but as an athlete, it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
Fun fact for us ladies: According to a study titled Vitamin and mineral supplementation to athletes, female athletes are more likely to be deficient in calcium, iron, and zinc. This doesn’t apply to all female athletes, but it definitely lends a sense of security to know that vitamins are adequately supplemented. I also believe that, supplements or not, a nutrient-dense, whole-foods diet is the best approach to good health.
PureMatters was timely, friendly, and incredibly attentive to making sure that I had the best customer service possible. When the pea protein was received and I realized the miscommunication, they immediately sent me the multi-vitamin which I received a couple of days later. That’s speedy delivery.
Not only do they love (I mean really love) their community, they have a fun, personable online presence that really shines. Timely and friendly translates into all sectors, and builds great relationships with vitamin-loving health nuts like myself. For those of you that are source-conscious, all of the vitamins listed above are vegetarian.
100% Chef Katelyn approved.
Do you take vitamins?
Which supplements do you take and why?
If you are an athlete, what measures do you take to support your performance?