It is no surprise that being a mom can zap you of energy. There are many reasons why I tend to run low on energy throughout the day; kids wake up early and demand your constant time and attention plus all of that running around and activeness to play and keep up! As moms, we hardly get a moment to sit and relax.
To increase my energy levels when my first son was born, I initially switched over from tea and started drinking espresso. After adding our second son to the mix, I needed something stronger. Soon after, I added coffee to my daily regime and it totally did the trick, but I often found myself reaching for an extra cup midday as a pick-me-up. As a mama who is conscious of what she is putting into her body while breastfeeding, I started to feel weary of the extra coffee I was consuming. I also felt that coffee was simply a temporary bandaid to a more deeply rooted problem. Was there anything else to help sustain my energy throughout the day that wasn't such a stimulant?
Yes, I have found a solution! Cate + Ila have teamed up with the Global Healing Center to try some of their supplements, the first of which is a vegan B-12 supplement called VeganSafe B-12. The thing I love about these particular supplements from the Global Healing Center is that the company is founded based on holistic methods and natural healing of the body. The founder, Dr. Group, has studied natural healing methods for over twenty years. Not only that, but this particular B-12 formulation that is the VeganSafe B-12 is the closest supplemental form that you can get to consuming B-12 through food.
As always, we want to point out that it is imperative that you check with your doctor before consuming any type of supplement, ESPECIALLY if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Here are a few facts, from their website, to give more information on the product....
Additionally, there are even more benefits to B-12:
And more reasons to be aware of B-12:
Kelly Mom, one of my favorite breastfeeding websites, goes into detail about the importance of B-12 while breastfeeding. While she mentions that if you are eating adequate sources of meat, B-12 is likely not an issue, but if you are a vegetarian or vegan, you may be deficient in vitamin B-12 and thus should consider taking a supplement. If you're interested in reading more, click here.
All in all, I have noticed a difference in my energy levels throughout the day by taking this B-12 supplement. Instead of feeling jittery from coffee or other stimulants, I feel more even-keeled with a constant stream of energy throughout the day. As a busy mama, I highly highly recommend this product.
Lastly, the Global Healing Center has additional information and products specifically designed for families. This is the next round of products that I will be including in our family regime, especially after finding out that Lincoln is deficient in iron. Click here to find out more information, including why our fruits and vegetables today have less nutritional value than they did thirty years ago.
Keep it up mamas!
This is content sponsored by the Global Healing Center, however, it expresses my personal experience and opinion. Global Healing Center does not expense medical advice, prescribe or diagnose illness. Information and statements made are for educational purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of your treating doctor.
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We all know that pregnancy can take a toll on the body. Things start to happen that we didn't know were even possible, am I right? If you've been pregnant before, you've probably experienced some (or all) of the following:
Wrong. After talking with Erica Ziel, the founder of Knocked Up Fitness, a company that works with pregnant and postpartum mamas to strengthen their bodies in order to avoid the "downsides" of pregnancy, I now understand that this isn't so. We no longer have to settle for our bodies falling apart during pregnancy. HOORAY. Indeed, there is something that we (and she) can help us accomplish to avoid those pregnancy downfalls.
In our video Q+A, here, Erica Ziel, an expert on postpartum core rehabilitation and advisory board member to "Fit Pregnancy" reveals why our core strength is important during pregnancy and postpartum recovery. Through her in-depth study of kinesiology, Erica's belief is that core strength is the basis for fitness and health, especially that which we experience postpartum. She also believes that in order to partake in postpartum fitness, we must first start with repairing our core strength, and through our core strength we will be able to avoid those "downfalls" of pregnancy and the postpartum aftermath.
If you want to hear Erica's secrets, check out our Q+A sesh HERE. We touch on several topics that'll help you to strengthen your body before, during and after pregnancy. The following is a breakdown of the topics including their respective times in the interview:
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