How’s your week going readers? As I mentioned in my last post, it really feels like spring is in the air at the moment and I am super pumped. I’m done with the endless nights and the cold weather that just makes you want to stay under the covers where it’s actually warm. For me, like many people, winter is associated with comfort food… and carbs, try as I might to stay away from them. Usually by the end of winter, as much as I am fed up of the cold and the dark, I’m often fed up of indulging in overly heavy foods that make me feel lethargic and sluggish. The warmer and longer days are an exceptional motivation in wanting to eat lighter and better.
So around March time, I usually am armed with a renewed vigour and determination to lead a healthier lifestyle. Supplements are usually an integral part of that for me, as well as more greens and the occasional bout of exercise.
I’ve spoken about HalalVital on the blog before where I did a mini review and offered readers an exclusive discount code. HalalVital are a really great new healthy lifestyle brand based in the Netherlands who offer a range of supplements which are totally halal. It’s run by a really lovely team of people (I’m looking at you, Kiran!) who are passionate about their products.
I buy a looottt of supplements and these days I usually buy them online because I like to research products and make sure it is of high quality and not the cheap own brand stuff you can get in the supermarket. As I mentioned in the blog before, when you have specific dietary requirements as I do as a Muslim, it’s a relief to be able to buy products from a range with the assurance that you don’t need to check over the ingredients list with a magnifying glass.
In the past, I have usually had to buy vegetarian supplements, however even if a product is vegetarian alcohol may be used in the extraction and manufacturing process. But HalalVital offer totally halal supplements for Muslim consumers and many of their products are also gluten free and dairy free too.
I’ve been trying out the Vitamin C and Vitamin D3 supplements from HalalVital for a couple of weeks now. I picked both of these vitamins as from research I have done in my own time, both of these vitamins seem to have a really big role in overall better health.
The packaging from HalalVital is a lot more luxorious than high street brands such as Holland and Barret. The branding is colourful and bright and the lids are a metallic silver giving a nice premium feel. I know it doesn’t affect the quality of the supplements, but I’ve often felt that if you are paying a certain amount of money for a product, you want it to come in some nice packaging too.
Vitamin D3 is something that many people are deficient, especially in countries where there is not a lot of sunshine and if like me, you wear a lot of layers and don’t get much direct sunlight. I’ve talked about the importance of Vitamin D3 in a previous post but I know an increasing amount of people both young and old who have suffered from Vit D deficiencies suffering from all sort of problems from fatigue and achy bones to problems with their teeth. As such, Vitamin D3 is something that I always to try make sure I stay topped up with.
The Vitamin D3 is a really fun product from HalalVital. It’s a chewable tablet that has a strawberry flavour a bit like strawberry laces. As a certified kidult, I found it very enjoyable (I was one of those kids that lovedddd calpol because of the taste)!
Vitamin C is a more traditional vitamin that most of us know is good for us though it seems to have taken a bit of a backseat in recent years in terms of how much attention it receives.
A lot of us know that it is great for overall immune system function and things like skin (Vitamin C serum, anyone?) but according to some recent research it could be as helpful to your heart as walking. I’m sure that doesn’t mean that you can give up exercise altogether (shucks!) but I think like I already mentioned, there are many benefits to taking Vitamin C that many of us take for granted, that’s definitely the case for me.
I try to get Vitamin C from my foods but I usually eat more fruit than vegetables which whilst tasty and nutrious can also be high in sugar so supplementing with Vit C is a great option for me.
Taking vitamins and minerals are never a replacement for a healthy lifestyle, but, as the name supplement suggests, it’s a great way to make sure your topped up with any important nutrients that you are missing from your diet, whether intentionally or unintentionally. If like me, you’re looking to get a bit healthier as we get into spring and want that assurance of totally halal products then I would definitely recommend checking out HalalVital.
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Disclaimer: I was sent these products to try but all opinions stated are my own.