Pharmaton Vitality Capsules Review

Being a parent can be tiring in itself , add in the housework, maybe a job and some days you can be left feeling absolutely exhausted. It’s always nice to know there’s a little help on hand when you need it. I’ve been giving  Pharmaton Vitality Capsules a try for 30 days to see if it can help me enjoy my little parenting wins.

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Pharmaton Vitality Capsules contain a balanced combination of standardised Ginseng extract G115, vitamins and minerals needed to relieve symptoms of tiredness leaving you feeling mentally and physically alert! Pharmaton Vitality capsules have been proven to enhance energy levels in over 30 clinical trials and can be used for:

  • Relief of short periods of daily fatigue associated with a busy, hectic lifestyle. Symptoms of daily fatigue include temporary periods of exhaustion (for example caused by stress), tiredness, and a feeling of weakness or lack of vitality (loss of energy).
  • Prevention and treatment of symptoms caused by an unbalanced diet.
  • Pharmaton Vitality Capsules work by enhancing mental and physical performance through the combined action of Ginseng G115, vitamins and minerals on the basic.metabolic processes.

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The capsules themselves are fairly large but not overly so and they are very smooth so easy to swallow.  They have no horrible aftertaste which is always a bonus. Memories of my Mum making me take cod liver oil come flooding back… I found it easiest to take the recommended 1 capsule with my breakfast to make it easier to remember, I’m awful at remembering tablets. It also meant I took it on a full stomach and had no side effects at all. I found them to be really helpful at keeping me going during a stressful week where my daughter had the dreaded chicken pox as she wasn’t sleeping very well and as she was off school wanted a lot more attention than she usually does. It felt like the longest week ever but they gave me the extra oomph I needed to get through.

My little parenting wins are:

  • My kids always eating their vegetables and enjoying them.
  • The littles staying in bed, once they finally go to sleep they do tend to stay there all night.
  • My middle child recently developing a love for reading, something I hoped they all would.
  • Finally finding the Holy Grail of school shoes that my daughter hasn’t destroyed within days!

The less said about the teenager the better however 😀 If you’re feeling shattered and could do with a bit of a pick-me-up it’s well worth giving these a try to see if they can help give you your pep back.

Pharmaton Vitality Capsules are available for £9.45 for 30 at Boots

Julie x (2)

*we were sent the capsules for the purpose of this review however all opinions are honest and my own*

Redoxon Vitamins Review

Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without a decent helping of stress and someone always has a cold don’t they? Always. The lovely people at Redoxon sent me a gorgeous hamper of products to help make sure we were all fighting fit (well the kids definitely have the ‘fighting’ bit sorted).

We were sent:

  • Redoxon® Triple Action Effervescent Tablets
  • Redoxon® Immune Support Every Day
  • Redoxon® Triple Action Gummies

Redoxon® Triple Action Effervescent Tablets

They contain a combination of vitamin D, C and Zinc to help maintain your immune system and are suitable for adults and children over 12 years of age. The tablets fizzed up quickly in just a small amount of water – great if you’re short on time in the morning – and have a pleasant orange taste. The tablets come in a resealable plastic tube to keep them fresh and the lid isn’t easily removed so kids wouldn’t readily be able to get into it. Although I do keep my medicines in a high cupboard out of the way. I will also say that if you do partake in a bit of the old ‘festive spirit’ then these are just the thing to get you feeling a bit more human again. Certainly worked for me. They are also sugar free, always good. They come as a tube of 10.

Redoxon® Immune Support Every Day

Redoxon Every Day is an effervescent multivitamin which contains Vitamin C, Selenium, Zinc and Vitamins B6, B9 & B12 and is free from lactose, wheat and yeast. They are suitable for adults and children over the age of 12. Christmas can be hectic and running around a lot can take its toll which makes these ideal for boosting your immune system everyday. As I said earlier there are always coughs and colds hanging about so it doesn’t hurt to give your body a helping hand. As with the Triple Action tablets you just need to dissolve 1 in a small amount of water to make an orange flavoured drink. They come as packs of 2 tubes of 15 so the pack of 30 is ideal to last you for the month as you only need 1 tablet dissolved in water per day.

Redoxon® Triple Action Gummies

These lovely little fruit shaped gummies come in three tasty fun flavours (orange, strawberry and papaya) and are a high strength combination of Vitamins C & D plus Zinc for children 4 years and up. They come in resealable packs of 25. I had no trouble getting the children to try these, as they tasted like the fruit they resemble – although I did think the yellow one was going to be lemon flavoured rather then papaya until I tried it!

  • Children 4-8 years old have 2 gummies per day
  • Children 9-13 years old have 3 gummies per day
  • Adults & Teens over 14 have 4 gummies per day

 

  • Vitamin D helps your immune system function- your body’s natural protector
  • Vitamin C contributes to normal energy yielding metabolism and can help support your immune system
  • Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal skin
  • Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal bones, of normal muscle function and of normal teeth

So if you’re not a fan of traditional pill form vitamins either the effervescent tablets or the gummies would make an ideal substitute for you to get all the the benefits above and more. All the extra treats, chocolate and nibbles mean that your 5 a day might go out of the window and these Redoxon products fit the bill perfectly for redressing the balance.

Redoxon® products are available at a range of stores including Boots, Sainsbury’s, Superdrug, Tesco, and Waitrose. Redoxon® Every Day come in packs of 15 (RRP £5.00) and 30 (RRP £9.50), the Triple Action gummies come in packs of 25 at a RRP of £2.49, and the Triple Action effervescent tablets are available in packs of 10 at a RRP of £3.80

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*We were sent the products for the purpose of this review however all opinions remain honest and my own*

Holland and Barrett Children’s Vitamins Review

The kids have been trying out a range of Free From Children’s Vitamins from Holland & Barrett. The ones we were kindly sent were:

· Holland and Barrett Healthy Kids Multivitamins plus Omega 3 30 Softies £4.99
· Seven Seas Haliborange Fruit Softies Capsules £4.59
· Jelly Bears Multivitamins – Summer Berry £6.99
· Jelly Bears Zinc Orange £6.99

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The vitamins are free from a range of ingredients including:
· Crustaceans
· Fish
· Eggs
· Nuts
· Lupin

Since my daughter has a dairy allergy I do worry that she isn’t getting all the goodness from her food that she could be so a vitamin gives me peace of mind that she’s getting a ‘top-up’. I was pleased to see that none of these vitamins contained milk either.

The great thing about all the vitamins we tried were that they were soft and fruit flavoured none of your nasty cod liver oil in a bottle type stuff, remember that? Bleurgh. This meant that I had no problems getting the children to take them.

All the vitamins are suitable for children aged 3+ . With the Healthy Kids Multivitamins Plus Omega 3 you can take 1 a day, all the others you can either take 1 or 2.

I’m quite happy with an all round multivitamin to cover all angles, the Healthy Kids MultiVitamins also contain Omega 3 which contributes to the normal function of the heart, vision and brain function.

The orange Jelly Bears contain Zinc which is good for the immune system so may be a good choice if your little one is due to start nursery in September. As we all know kids pick up everything going when they start mixing!

I would be quite happy to buy any of these vitamins as my children liked them all however they did show a preference towards the Haliborange Multivitamin Fruit Softies which were strawberry shaped and flavoured.

We did really like the plastic bear shaped pots that the Jelly Bears came in and will keep them for putting something else in. We were careful to keep the vitamins out of the way of little hands and eyes though as they can be dangerous if too many are taken.

 

Julie x (2)

 

*we were sent the items free of charge for the purpose of this review however all opinions are honest and my own*