Tips to Healthier Living Series: Part Four, Nutritional Supplements

Hi, how was your weekend? We had a great time yesterday celebrating our son, Thomas’ eighth birthday. I can’t believe he is that old already.
I want to share with you today about why I supplement and why I use the supplements I do.
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Part of trying to live a healthier life 13 years ago, I started taking  natural supplements. I felt better and had more energy. I have always taken some kind of  vitamins, especially when I was pregnant or nursing (which seems like all the time, literally! I am still nursing my 14 month old, LOL),  but I did not always notice a difference when I did. When I ran out of my natural iron supplement, while I was nursing, several months after I made the change, I decided to use the iron I had left in the cabinet that the doctor prescribed. After a short time, I was REALLY tired, and I was wanting to sleep ALL the time. Then I realized it might be the change in the iron. So I bought the natural iron again and after a few days I was back to normal. What a difference!! The other iron was doing nothing!!!!
What most people don’t realize (I didn’t either) is the difference in nutritional supplements. Here is a simple explanation:
Three types of vitamins
The first kind is what I was taking that was prescribed from my doctor. The last kind is the kind I have been using for the past 13 years and have never felt better. I am very passionate about helping others to feel better and to live a better life. That is why I love to share with everyone what I do and what I take to feel better.
There is no way I could possibly eat all the food necessary every day, to get all the nutrients my body needs. Even if I was able to our food supply is very denatured and the food today is not the same and does not have the same nutrients as it was years ago. I take the Shaklee Vitalizer daily strip, shown in the picture below on the left.
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I would have to eat all the food listed below to get the same nutrients found in one serving of  Vitalizer.

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This is an interesting a cost comparison done by Doug Smith.
He did a line-by-line label comparison of Walgreens and GNC to Shaklee Vitalizer with iron. All comparison's were done online on 1/14/11.
Note that GNC's multi contains no bioflavin, quercetin, nickle, tin, vanadium, or boron.
Otherwise, to get the same amount of vitamins and minerals as Vitalizer, you would have to buy:
Walgreens- 30-day supply
Centrum Performance multivitamin/multimineral: $11.99 X 4
MegaRed omega fish oil: $29.99 X 2
Naturemade probiotic: $11.49 X 1
Total: $119.43
GNC- 30 day supply
Women's Ultramega: $39.99 X 1
Triple strength fish oil: $38.99 x 1
Ultra probiotic: $39.99 X 1
Total: $118.97
Vitalizer w/iron 1 box/30-day supply
Total:  $85 Member price ($76.50 on AutoShip)high-quality nutritional supplements
If you are interested in good health and taking the best products on the market to supplement your diet, I recommend taking Vitalizer.  I take the Vitalizer for Women and my husband takes the Vitalizer for Men and our parents use the Vitalizer for seniors.
Right now, when you join my Shaklee Member Team, you will receive a FREE membership with the purchase of the Vitalizer by signing up through MY WEBSITE and if you sign-up for the auto-ship program, you can save an additional 10% off your 15% membership savings. You will also be invited to join our members only on line forum, where we share additional health and wellness tips and information.
We all want to be healthy and save money so this is a great deal. 

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Have a nice healthy day!

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To see the first three parts in the series click on the links below:
Tips to Healthier Living Series: Part one
Tips to Healthier Living Series: Part Two, Reading Labels
Why We Don’t Use a Microwave; Tips to Healthier Living Series: Part 3


  1. A few questions for you... Do you have any information about allergens in these vitamins, such as gluten, soy, dairy, corn, citrus? Citrus is an uncommon one, but I've got the allergy. :( My other question is: how frequently do they have a 'month of free membership' deals?

    Thanks! Andrea

    1. Andrea, I will need your email address. I have a couple of Andrea's emails. Email me at

    2. I replied to your email this morning. I'll try to leave my last initial in comments if that helps any. Or just email you... Whatever you prefer.

      Thanks! Anddrea L.

    3. Haha! My name is not spelled with two d's. Sorry! It's "Andrea". Just struck the key twice. ;)


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