This Mother’s Day giveaway has been sponsored by Nordic Naturals
This past year our whole family has started taking supplements in an effort to be at our best. We have found over the last year that we all have some food sensitivities and allergies. We have also found that when we regularly take our vitamins we just function better. We could not believe it when we heard that over 90% of Americans are deficient in omega -3s! While we eat fairly healthy we found that number to be so high and wanted to make sure we all started taking an omega – 3 supplement right away. One thing I was shocked to notice in several brands of vitamins is food coloring and artificial colors – hello?! Isn’t that counter productive? We were not going to be putting any of that into our system. I love that Nordic Naturals does not have any artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives in their products.
My kid’s favorite is the brand new probiotic gummies. They have a sweet ‘Merry Berry Punch’ flavor that they love. They support the immune system function and optimal nutrient absorption. Probiotics is something we are just starting to add into our diets and they are fascinating. Probiotics are “Good Bacteria” that help our digestive tract. I love that these gummies are super simple to store and do not need refrigeration.
Vitamin D3 Gummies Kids are also now available in a 60 count container and my kids give it a thumbs up as well. I really like that our kids don’t mind taking vitamins. Nordic Naturals makes these D3 gummies in a tasty watermelon flavor with no artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives.
Harry and I have also started taking Omega vitamins. I have been taking the Complete Omega Xtra which has been shown in studies to help support healthy skin, positive mood, cardiovascular function, and immunity. Harry has been taking the Ultimate Omega 2X for an even higher concentration of triglyceride form omega oil for an even higher benefit. While supplements work differently for different people, we have found the Omega supplements really help us get through the day with less scatter brained moments.
Our kids have also been taking DHA for about a year and honestly hated it. They really appreciate the strawberry flavored (naturally) liquid and chewable soft gels. Our littlest still does the flavored liquid (we typically put it in diluted juice in the morning). The big kids like that they can take a small soft gel – they are just learning to swallow a pill and this is small enough for them to learn. Because the soft gel is filled with a slightly sweet supplement it isn’t the end of the world if they just decide to chew it. Our kids have been using DHA for the past year and we get through homeschool days with less melt downs and more success. Our home room teachers have mentioned that the kids are doing better in class and with their peers. Once again, supplements work differently in different kids but long term studies have shown that kids who take DHA supplements regularly have increased cognitive development.
One thing that is included in our review package is Baby DHA which we honestly have no experience with. I really wish we had started using DHA with all our kids as babies but we only just started this last year. Baby’s DHA is a safe and effective way to ensure that babies receive the DHA they need for healthy brain and visual development.
And something I had truly never even considered before is happening right now. Because Miss Mabel the Dog is truly part of the family we want her to have every advantage possible too. Nordic Naturals makes an Omega for pets too! Omega-3 PET is an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. We want our Mabel girl to have healthy skin, joints, coat, and immune system. We love that we can give her a boost to her health naturally and so easily – she doesn’t even know the supplement is in her food!
While you can buy many different brands of Omega supplements, it is important to note that I find a lot of security in the fact that all Nordic Naturals fish oils are third party tested and they surpass international standards for purity and freshness.
Man cannot live on supplements alone, so we are also diving into The Complete Mediterranean Diet by Dr. Michael Ozner. This book is full of information about how those with a Mediterranean diet have lower risk of heart disease, cancer, and many other diseases. He also includes hundreds of classic Mediterranean recipes that we can’t wait to try!
We feel so spoiled getting to try all these supplements the last couple weeks and I was happy that Nordic Naturals offered our readers a 15% off promo code – simply use the code FAMILY16 before June 30, 2016 and you will get 15% off your order as well as FREE shipping on orders over $25!
But wait! We also have the opportunity to give away the same pack our family has enjoyed discovering this past month!
One Lucky Highlights Along The Way subscriber is going to win all the things you see below!
1 winner will receive a bottle of Complete Omega Xtra, a bottle of Ultimate Omega 2X, a bottle of Children’s DHA, a bottle of Probiotic Gummies KIDS, a bottle of Vitamin D3 Gummies KIDS, a bottle of Baby’s DHA, a 2oz bottle of Omega-3 Pet, the book The Complete Mediterranean Diet by Dr. Michael Ozner and a swag bag. Prize is valued at over $150!
Giveaway open to all legal residents of the United States – prize can only ship to a physical address (sorry, no PO Boxes). As with all giveaways on Highlights Along The Way you must be a verified email subscriber at the time of entry and when the winner is drawn (we do check and eliminate entry forms from those who do not take this step). Subscribing AND verifying takes only a few seconds and I pinky promise NOBODY gets your info. As our subscriber list grows we are able to offer more fun giveaways, discounts, and behind the scenes awesomeness so I appreciate you joining us today!
OK – who wants to win? It takes a few seconds to enter on our secure entry form. One entry for subscribers – we offer LOTS of other ways to gain other entries simply by engaging with us and the sponsor on social media – grab as many entries as you wish! Best of luck to all!
Entries close on June 1st and a winner will be announced and contacted on June 2nd. Winner will be contacted ONCE with the email provided as well as having their first name and last initial displayed on the giveaway entry form. Winner will have 48 hours to respond with their mailing address or I will have no other choice but to forfeit the prize and choose another winner instead. The client has agreed to ship winners their prize on June 17th