The healthiest way to provide your body with the essential nutrients it needs to function properly is through a healthy diet and lifestyle, however with today’s busy lives and severely depleted soils, many of us often struggle to get the vital daily nutrition our bodies need. Also if you have a more restricted diet due to following a weight management plan, or if you are coeliac, vegan or vegetarian your risk of losing out on essential nutrients can be even greater.

The sad truth is that our environment is depleted and most of us simply can’t get enough goodness from our food.  Even if we grew our own organic vegetables in an unpolluted environment we would struggle to get all of the nutrients that we need.  Thousands of years of intense farming practices have depleted our soils. On top of this, produce is increasingly being shipped thousands of miles and sitting in storage or on shelves for weeks, meaning even greater degradation of the nutrient profile.

Studies
A large-scale study conducted between 1930 and 1980 and published in the British Food Journal found that in 20 vegetables the average calcium content in this time had declined 19%, Iron 22%, and potassium 14%. Yet another study concluded that we would have to eat eight oranges today to derive the same amount of Vitamin A as our grandparents would have from just one.

A study conducted by Dr Thomas investigated the fall of nutrients in 64 foods by comparing data from Government-backed scientific studies between 1940 and 1991.   The rate of depletion appeared to be greatest between 1978 and 1991. In those 13 years alone, vegetables lost 57 per cent of their zinc – an important element for the immune system and for male fertility.  Dr Thomas said: “We found that since 1940, the minerals and other nutrients that help to make fruit and vegetables good for you have been in startling decline.”

Supplements help to fill the missing gaps in our nutrition, ensure we don’t have deficiencies and that we receive the correct balance of nutrients to help us to stay healthy, have energy and prevent premature aging. It’s important to note that not all supplements are the same so it is worth taking time to research the supplements you buy, to ensure they fit your own individual requirements.   

I have spent literally years searching for the perfect supplement and doTERRA’s Lifelong Vitality Supplements (LLV) are by far the best that I have found.  They are wholefood based, bioavailable, and designed to support a wide range of nutritional requirements.  Personally, since starting to take these supplements, I have more energy, clarity, focus, motivation, I sleep better, I am calmer, and my immune system is strong.  If I ever forget to take them for more than a few days (I try not to, but it does happen sometimes) I typically get irritable and sick!  

An interesting study on nutrition and depression, undertaken by Rebecca Linder Hintze, found significat improvements in mood for people taking LLV.  You can read the full study here.

LifeLong Vitality (LLV)
The LLV are a range of three different supplements (also with an Omega Vegan option) and are designed to use on a daily basis.  This is actually doTERRAs #1 top selling product and doTERRa offer a 30 day money back guarantee if you notice no benefits after one month.  What is there to lose!? 

Each of these supplements can be taken on its own, however they are at their most powerful when taken together. Here is a summary of each one:

 1. Alpha CRS+ Cellular Vitality Complex
This complex is a unique blend of natural botanical extracts. It includes a potent dose of powerful polyphenols* to support healthy cell function and is the most comprehensive antioxidant supplement in the market. Antioxidants can prevent or slow damage to cells from free radicals. Free radicals are molecules that are damaging to cells in our body, and come from all sorts of sources such as air pollution and alcohol….they are everywhere. Alphas CRS+ is a great way to help fight off the damage they can cause to our bodies.

Benefits
Reduces oxidative stress to support healthy cell function and metabolism
Supports cellular energy
Supports brain function and mental focus
Supports healthy cellular immune function
Designed to help prevent stomach upset
Does not contain milk, wheat, or animal products

*Polyphenols – these are naturally occurring compounds that can act as antioxidants. It is thought that they can reduce inflammation. Discover more on Polyphenols. 

 

2. Microplex VMz Food Nutrient Complex
The name of this complex is a combination of ‘micronututrient’ and ‘complex’. VM is for vitamins and minerals and z indicates this is an improved formula – which helps to explain the benefits of this complex. Made up of natural, highly bioavailable vitamins, minerals and trace elements, they are combined with a glycoprotein matrix. This formula helps our bodies to maximise absorption during digestion and maximise effectiveness.

Benefits
Provides 22 essential vitamins and minerals to support normal growth, function, and maintenance of cells
Includes a balanced blend of chelated minerals including calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, copper, manganese, and chromium
Includes a whole-food botanical blend of kale, dandelion, parsley, kelp, broccoli, brussels sprout, cabbage, and spinach
Formulated with a digestive enzyme blend of protease, lactase, lipase, amylase, α-galactosidase, diastase, glucoamylase, and peptidase
Fights free radicals with the antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E
Supports healthy metabolism, digestion, immune function and cellular energy
Supports bone health

3. xEO Mega Essential Oil Omega Complex
Essential fatty acids, also known as Omega fatty acids are vital for our health, however our bodies are unable to make them, so they must be included in our day to day diets. From brain health to our immune system and joints there are so many important functions in our bodies that use essential fatty acids. Yet this is one of the most common deficiencies in a modern diet – the best sources are fatty fish and marine algae – if your diet is lacking in these you should consider this supplement.

The xEO Mega Essential Oil Omega Complex is the most advanced essential oil omega complex on the market, providing your body with a powerful dose of essential fatty acids, essential oils and vitamins D and E that needs to stay healthy and strong. One daily dose of xEO Mega provides 950 milligrams of pure, micro-filtered marine lipids with EPA and DHA—the two distinct types of long-chain omega-3s that research has consistently shown to be the most beneficial and most lacking in the conventional diet. 

Benefits
Provides a wide range of omega-3 fatty acids from marine and plant sources to help maintain a healthy balance of these vital nutrients
Includes natural vitamin D and natural vitamin E
Formulated with essential oils of Clove, Frankincense, Thyme, Cumin, Wild Orange, Peppermint, Ginger, Caraway, and German Chamomile
Includes the powerful antioxidant carotenoid, astaxanthin
Promotes heart and circulatory health
Supports healthy joint function and comfort
Provides immune-boosting nutrients
Protects against lipid oxidation and supports healthy function of the brain, eyes and nervous system
Promotes healthy skin

 

4. vEO Mega Essential Oil Omega Complex
This complex is a vegan and vegetarian-friendly formula designed to give the same benefits as The xEO Mega Essential Oil Omega Complex with the EFAs sourced from botanicals, rather than marine sources. This unique product delivers a daily dose of botanical omegas with ALA from flax seed oil and Incha Inchi oil, GLA from borage oil and DHA from algae. 

Benefits
Provides a wide range of essential fatty acids including ALA, DHA, and GLA, from plant sources to help maintain a healthy balance of omega fatty acids
Includes natural vitamin D and natural vitamin E
Formulated with essential oils of Clove, Frankincense, Thyme, Cumin, Wild Orange, Peppermint, Ginger, Caraway, and German Chamomile
Includes a microalgae carotenoid extract of pure astaxanthin and other carotenoids
Promotes heart and circulatory health
Supports healthy joint function and comfort
Provides important modulating nutrients for healthy immune function
Protects against lipid oxidation and supports healthy function of the brain
Promotes healthy skin

Testimonials

Melanie I have been using this product for about 18mths and I love it. It’s given me my life back. I have a chronic medical condition, which I will always have to live with but the LLV has increased my energy levels two fold, making leaving the house a whole lot more enjoyable. It has also helped my digestive system which has always had issues. I would be lost now without my LLV.

Lailah Rose So grateful for both LLV & DDR Prime! I have some health issues & since using these I am no longer medicated. Absolutely stoked. I’ve experienced some pretty shocking lows but these have brought me right back & I feel better than ever. I just need to remember NOT to forget them or my health, energy levels & mood drops pretty quickly! I’ve just introduced my husband to them this month!

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Discover More

Read the DoTerra Ebooklet on lifelong vitality for more in depth information
Read the DoTerra brochure for in depth information on LLV ingredients and for further scientific references

I hope this has helped to give you some insights into the incredible benefits of the DoTerra LLV supplements. If you’d like advice or to find out more then please do visit my facebook page or our online community for some great ideas and tips that other doTERRA essential oil lovers have shared. Please remember that these are powerful oils and supplements and shouldn’t be used without checking directions on how to use these safely.  Always consult with your doctor if you are unsure or you are taking medication.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and these products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

If you have any further questions then please do contact me on 07557337363 or email tanya@greenlifeorganics.co.uk. I can’t wait to help you benefit from these incredible oils and supplements!

Sources
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/soil-depletion-and-nutrition-loss/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3614697/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14653505
https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/product-spotlight-supplements-daily-vitality
https://www.nhs.uk/news/food-and-diet/younger-women-not-getting-enough-nutrients-survey-warns/

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