he first time I got these I was working at Wild Oats and a Natures Way Representative heard me complaining about my lack of energy while staring at the wall of multivitamins. He suggested I try the Alive Vitamins, gave me a huge spiel about all the ingredients and benefits and a free bottle to try!
Now I can't remember EVERYTHING but I will tell you about my experience while taking them and some of the information about the product.
These vitamins did not give me a head ache when I took them (other vitamins have) even if I took them on an empty stomach. They have never upset my stomach either. The tablet are pretty large and a little hard to swallow.
Now I will say that at first they did make me a little jittery which I hear is common if you you are not used to taking spirulina and wheat grass ( super foods). It was not anything over powering or sickening ..just noticeable.
It took about 3 days for me to really FEEL an energy difference. Usually about 3pm in the afternoon I am low energy and dragging. I noticed that I was not dragging or feeling run down and could get through my day feeling good and with adequate energy. Don't get me wrong this is did not give me that run, run, run energy. It just made a nice natural normal energy level last.
I do have a hard time remembering to take pills..actually I hate taking pills. I have quite often forgotten to take them..especially when you have to take them 3 times a day.
So theres been many times that I took2 in the morning ( at the same time)and I got the same results as if I took all 3.
I notice pretty quickly if I don't take them. I've forgotten a few times . The energy runs low although it did take a couple days to feel it.
The recommended dosage is 3 tablets per day. These are also available in veggie capsules( smaller easier to swallow) but you have to take 6 a day if you chooses the capsules.
They are also available in the no iron added form.
Women generally need more iron than men so I used the with iron added.
These vitamins are made for easy digestion and absorption into the bloodstream. It is said on the package that the tablets "disintegrate up to 5X faster than other leading brands, and when tested were the only ones to completely disintegrate in 20 minutes. Which is the proper time to ensure maximum absorption into the body."
I got this information off of the package and the website
These vitamins are packed with:
29 Vitamins & Minerals
24 Fruits & Veggies
14 Green Foods
18 Amino Acids
12 Digestive Enzymes
10 Essential Fatty Acids
12 Organic Mushrooms
They are also all natural, contain no artificial ingredients or preservatives (No yeast, milk, lactose, sugar or dairy products.)and are laboratory tested for purity and potency.
The Green Food/ Spirolena blend:
Spirulina (micro algae); Alfalfa (leaf, stem); Barley Grass (grass); Dandelion (leaf); Wheat Grass (grass); Spinach (leaf); Lemon Grass (grass); Nettle(leaf); Blessed Thistle (stem, leaf, flower); Chlorella (broken-cell micro algae); Chickweed (stem, leaf, flower); Blue Green Algae (micro algae); Cilantro (leaf)
The Citrus Bio flavonoid Complex
(from lemon, grape, grapefruit, lime and tangerine) providing: Eriocitrin 600 mcg, Naringin, Narirutin, other Flavonones 1.8 mg; Flavonols 600 mcg; Flavones and related phenolic compounds 600 mcg.
The Amino Acids
(from Spirulina, Zinc AAC, Chlorella, Blue Green Algae, Boron AAC) (Glutamine, Asparagine, Leucine, Alanine, Arginine, Lysine, Threonine, Valine, Glycine, Isoleucine, Serine, Proline, Phenylalanine, Tyrosine, Histidine, Methionine, Thryptophan, Cysteine)
The Nutri Juice (Fruit) Blend
Plum Juice Powder, Cranberry Juice Powder, Blueberry Juice Powder, Strawberry Juice Powder, Blackberry Juice Powder, Bilberry Juice Powder, Cherry Juice Powder, Apricot Juice Powder, Papaya Juice Powder, Orange Juice Powder, Grape Juice Powder, Pineapple Juice Powder.
The Myco Defense Mushroom Blend
Cordyceps, Reishi, Shiitake, Hiratake, Maitake, Yma bush itake, Himembatsutake, Kawaratake, Chaga, Zhu Ling, Agarikon and Mesima Mushrooms.
The Omega Fatty Acid Blend
Flax Seed Powder (dry, cold pressed); Sunflower Seed Powder (dry, cold pressed) (providing Alpha-Linoleic Acid, Oleic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Behenic Acid, Gadoleic Acid, Palmitoleic Acid, Eicosanoic Acid, Lignoceric Acid.
The Digestive Enzyme Blend
Concentrated Enzyme formula: (Protease I, Protease II, Peptizyme SP, Amylase, Lactase, Invertase, Lipase, Cellulase, Alpha Galactosidase); Betaine HCL; Bromelain (from pineapple); Papain (from papaya)
The NutriJuice (Veggie) Blend
Parsley Juice Powder, Kale Juice Powder, Spinach Juice Powder, Wheat Grass Juice Powder, Brussels Sprout Powder, Asparagus Juice Powder, Broccoli Juice Powder, Cauliflower Juice Powder, Beet Juice Powder, Carrot Juice Powder, Cabbage Juice Powder, Garlic Juice Powder.
These different blends help to enhance all different parts of your system from strengthening your immune system, helping you get your fruit and veggie nutrients, get the good fats that aid in raising your good cholesterol levels, aiding your digestive system, to giving you energy and helping with brain health.
They also of course have the multivitamins that you need.
I love these vitamins I get very good energy results when I take them and I love that there is all the "extras" in them.
The other thing that I like is that they are not that expensive I believe I paid around $16.00 for 90 tablets .
They are pretty easy to find now days in natural food stores, Raleys (natural supplement section), and online.
I would definitely recommend trying these .