So, it’s the eve of Christmas Eve and I am ready for a rest, it’s been a busy run up to Christmas and I feel like I’ve been running on adrenaline since September when Miss ND started school (a whole other blog post!) and I may just have overdone the late nights and goings out a touch. I feel a cold coming on and this is the exact time I would jump on it right away before it takes hold.
Our diet usually consists of good, clean, wholesome foods but I lead a very busy life and there are times when I’m rushed and reach for the nearest thing to hand, usually fruit but sometimes I do reach for a not-so-wholesome alternative! So we also do take some supplements to fill in any gaps or for a “wee top-up” as a friend calls it. On the Viridian Nutrition website they say “These days we cannot rely 100% upon the quality and nutrient density of even the best fresh produce, due to intensive farming, depleted soils and environmental factors” , a sad, but true fact. I was very happy to be sent 3 products to review for Viridian Nutrition – 100% Organic Omega-3 Oil, Viridikid Multivitamins and Minerals and B-Complex with Magnesium Ascorbate.
I was very impressed with Viridikid Omega-3 Oil, the ingredient list contained everything I would happily give my child which I cannot always say about a brand. All the oils listed are 100% organic, Flax seed, Hemp seed, Avocado, Pumpkin seed, Vanilla oil and Orange skin oil. I had been looking for an omega-3 product to replace the one Miss ND (practically 3) had been taking as it was fish based and the older she got the harder it was to get her to take it. She will eat fish happily but not fish oil, so this product really fits the bill with its pleasantly, naturally flavoured organic vanilla and orange oils.
The Viridikid Multivitamins and Minerals contain a broad range of nutrients, but no added sugar, aspartame or other sweeteners and no added colourings or flavourings. The capsules are tiny, just right for little ones, although I shall still break one open and put in Miss ND’s porridge as usual! I would prefer though if it contained vitamin D3 instead of D2 which is in our current kiddie supplement.
Viridian very kindly included one supplement for mummy, a High Five B-Complex with Magnesium Ascorbate . I take a B-complex vitamin supplement almost daily, this one is a little unusual as it has a higher percentage of Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid. whereas my usual B-complex has an equal amount of each B vitamin. In a base of Alfalfa, Spirulina and Bilberry, it has the added benefit of the Magnesium Ascorbate which also provides some vitamin C.
Overall, I have to say I am very happy with these supplements and will definitely purchase, especially the Omega-3 oil which is certainly a great find for me and has addressed the problem of the fishy taste in other oils we had been using.
Disclosure: We were sent these products to review, no payment was received, all views are my own and 100% honest.