I had a smile when I looked back at the photo from this post of my Jamieson Essentials vitamin package (now torn open like an Advent calendar!) and the words across it: Better health is simple. Just take it one day at a time. Get it? Vitamins once daily? I love advertising when it works!
It’s the absolute truth, something I have learned in the past ten months and wholeheartedly believe. Making a lifestyle change is not something that:
X happens overnight
X results in something measureable immediately
X takes zero effort
X is easy
The good news, though, is that a lifestyle change can and will result in real change it you look at it in small steps over time, and know that a quick fix isn’t the way to go. While the idea of eating better, living healthier and maybe even losing weight seems like a huge task out of the gate, it’s truly not if you look at it sensibly (which, unfortunately, the diet industry doesn’t do well.)
The first step you can take is one your mother told you as a child: take your vitamins. 44 per cent of Canadians are unsure if they are taking the correct vitamins and supplements to suit their needs and a whopping 31 per cent do not take them at all for this reason. 61 per cent of Canadians agreed that when it comes to taking supplement they wish someone would clearly identify what they needed to take.
With nearly 100 years of experience, Jamieson’s team of experts have done the work for you and identified Multivitamin, Omega-3, Probiotics and Vitamin D as the four products Canadians should take every day as a foundation for healthier living. These four Essentials provide a perfect foundation to baseline health, targeting your digestive, heart, bone and whole body health. I embarked on a 21 day test of these four products, which also took me through a family vacation in Mexico, and wanted to share my thoughts on it after with you.
A Multi-Vitamin is always a basic and essential part of your vitamin regimen so this was a simple way to start. I don’t eat any seafood at all, so I know how important an Omega-3 is (I liked that this one is extra-strength!) Beyond going to Mexico, the rest of the winter means very little sunshine on my skin so Vitamin D was another no-brainer for me. And finally, let me tell you how happy I was to have a Jamieson Probiotic with me on our trip. No one got sick during our vacation, but I thought it was imperitive to have a Probiotic with me. I can’t of course say that it made all the difference between getting a surprise stomach issue but I’m sure glad I didn’t!
After my 21 day experience, I’m going to continue with all four products from Jamieson Essentials, because they all make sense to me. Will they make me a supermodel? Not unless seafood has been the magic ingredient my body needed to make that happen. The Jamieson Vitamins will, however, work as part of my overall healthy living goal and be part of the small steps needed to achieve it.
For more information about these four Jamieson Essentials products, visit jamiesonvitamins.com.