Since settling down and becoming a parent, I have made a conscience effort to take extra care of myself by getting enough vitamins. I found it quite hard to have a balanced diet while at work. At the hospital where I used to work, amazingly they used to serve microwave meals due to health and safety. Staff weren’t allowed to take hot meals to the operating theatre dining area situated on the 12th floor. The kitchen is in the basement. So I found myself having to buy bottles of vitamins to supplement myself while I was pregnant. I’ve carried that habit on until now and still supplement my family with vitamins and glucosamine (for Mr C’s joints due to his old age!).
MyVitamins kindly offered me to try out Complete Daily Vitamin, Essential Vitamin D3 and Total CLA. My first impressions when I saw them on their website was that their packaging looked very appealing and attractive and unlike anything you would find from a supermarket shelf or health food store. Instead of coming in a bottle which can be very bulky, their packaging has a zip lock that allows you seal the vitamins securely. Alternatively, you can get a MyVitamins pill box for £1.99.
Complete Daily Vitamin
It is a convenient one a day tablet covering the essential vitamins of a balanced diet. This premium quality multivitamin is a great way of boosting your daily diet with the vitamins associated with general health and wellbeing. This is definitely for me as a busy mum of two. Sometimes I have to cut corners by having an unhealthy takeaway meal. These tablets are very small (0.7 cm diameter) and easy to swallow. It can be quite powdery if you have it too long in your mouth. To be taken with food and it is suitable for vegetarians. Each packet contains 30 tablets which will last for a month. The RRP is £3.99 which works out only £0.13 each tablet.
Essential Vitamin D3
Vitamin D3 is a fat soluble vitamin found naturally in oily fish and eggs. It can also be synthesised in the body with the presence of sunlight and is responsible for numerous functions within the body, including the maintenance of healthy bones. I am not keen on milk or dairy products so Vitamin D3 helps keep my bones healthy.They come as a softgel which is small (0.7 cm diameter) and easy to swallow. One tablet a day, taken with food and it is NOT suitable for vegetarians. Each packet contain 30 softgels which will last for a month. The RRP is £2.49 which is inexpensive and each softgel costs only £0.08.
Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) is a fatty acid found naturally in meat and dairy products, and is largely recognised for its role in weight management and body composition. After two pregnancies, I have put on 30 kg and have found it hard to shift the weight. So I am trying this to help my weight control. They are large softgel capsules about 2.3 cm by 0.9 cm. I found myself having to swallow it in two goes. Each packet contains 60 tablets which will last for 10 to 30 days. This depends if you are taking two softgels one to three times per day. I have been taking these softgels for three days now and I will update you if I find it helping my weight loss. The RRP is £5.49 which I think is very reasonable for this type of product.
All three types of these vitamins are free from artificial colours, preservatives, yeast, gluten, starch and lactose. There is no added salt or sugar and they are GMO free. They are all made in the UK. I love the fact that it is supporting British and cutting down the carbon footprint with the packaging.
Disclosure: We received the sample for the purposes of writing this review, however, all thoughts and opinions remain our own.