Friday, December 2, 2011

Product Review: Arbonne Nutritional Supplements

A while back I received a beautiful package in the mail from an equally beautiful Arbonne Independent Consultant, asking me for my opinion on the products Arbonne now offers as nutritional supplements.  She also stuffed the box with oodles of skin care products, which were soooo nice to use. Thank you, Cara! I really did feel beautiful and pampered by finally taking better care of my skin than just plain old soap, water, and cocoa butter. My face felt and showed the difference!

Once I was all lathered up in eye cream and conditioners, the real task at hand was to take a look at the supplements, do some research, and determine whether I felt like they were a good investment. Arbonne products are all-natural, made with organic ingredients, are 100% vegan, gluten free, and are created to meet U.S. Pharmacopoeia (USP) standards. This is important because it shows that the company is proactive in its effort to create a safe product. Since supplements are not regulated by the FDA, the U.S. Pharmacopoeia provides a level of standardization for supplements and should be on the label of any supplement you buy.

The Chocolate Protein Shake, Immunity Booster, Energy Fizz Tabs, Daily Power Pack for Women, Digestion Plus, Herbal Detox Tea, and Protein Powder were mine to sample.  However, because the labels specified that pregnant or nursing women should not take them, I didn't sample the protein powder or shake. The lists of ingredients on the labels were long, but didn't show anything alarming. After some research and learning that Arbonne has discontinued the use of parabens, a potentially harmful preservative, I feel confident that Arbonne products are safe to use.

The Immunity Booster and Energy Fizz Tabs were super yummy!  They do contain caffeine naturally occurring in Green Tea, so be sure that you're ready for that before you drink it. The ingredients are all natural and include the juices of fruits and berries that are high in antioxidants.

The Digestion Plus powder is mixed into water to provide, well, better digestion! The main ingredient here is Bacillus Coagulan, which according to my reading, may increase immune system functioning and decrease harmful bacteria, which would in fact aid in digestion.

In all, Arbonne products are natural and safe. As for whether they are effective, that is up to you to decide. Supplements can take a while to prove themselves, and not every supplement is necessary or safe for everyone. Consult your doctor before taking anything, and refer to this guide for buying supplements to enhance your already clean eating nutrition plan.

There are many products out there designed to help you get out there and get healthy!  If you choose to supplement your diet, Arbonne is a safe bet!

Please note that I am not a registered dietician or nutritionist. The information provided in this report is based on my own experience and research and not intended to be medical advice.


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