It’s not always simple to determine if you’re having the necessary amount of daily nutrients through your diet or not. Yearly blood tests help me adjust in that matter but it’s not always enough. Realistically, making green juices every morning for added vitamins is not doable for me (at least for now), so in the meantime, I simply have to find an option that suits me better. This is where Salus and Alchemy come in action for a quick and easy-to-whip-up boost.
While browsing the vitamin section of my local health store, this 3-day-detox kit caught my attention for two reasons:
1. the price was reasonable (4.95 Euros) compared to other tonics.
2. this detox kit doesn’t require you to fast, you just have to increase your water intake, nothing else. For each day, one little bottle is diluted in 1.5 to 2L of water, to be drunk throughout the day.
Salus is a German brand from 1916, offering a various range of supplements from liquid iron to multivitamin tonics. The Detox liquid elixir aims at boosting your immune system and promote liver health thanks to a blend of 15 fruit and herb extracts: the base is a mixture of plum and fig (known for their diuretic effects), with organic extracts of turmeric, ginger, peppermint, dandelion, green tea, artichoke, juniper, nettle, gentian, acerola, elderberry, and milfoil. Because they do not contain alcohol nor any kind of preservatives, I prefer buying these mini bottles that you finish in 3 days rather than a whole 250ml bottle that you keep for several weeks in your refrigerator. The taste is mildly herbal, but not offputting. In terms of effects, I felt fewer sugar cravings and less bloating, but I would not go as far as to say my immune system felt stronger, I’d have to do more treatments to see if I notice a difference. Since it’s meant to be used four times a year, at the beginning of every season, it’s premature for me to claim its benefits. However, I’ll definitely try it again since this was probably the easiest ‘detox’ I’ve tried because it did not require any particular efforts nor any sacrifices.Alchemy Beauty Elixir
I came across Alchemy while perusing the Content Beauty website – as you do – and out of the 4 blends they offer, I picked the beauty elixir for hair and skin health. Alchemy is a UK brand created by a nutritionist, unlike Organic Burst which sells individual ingredient powders, Alchemy focuses on blends for specific needs. Each blend comes in two sizes, a travel size (4g) containing enough for 4 servings and a regular size (300g, which equals to one month supply). Made of 6 ingredients, namely, baobab, açai, goji berries, camu camu, pea protein, and wheatgrass. Together, they are rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin E, beta-carotene, and iron, all key components for strong hair and glowing skin. I’m familiar with each ingredient, but I never tried them all together before.
They are ready to be mixed with water or smoothies. I prefer to drink it as 10g shot since I’m looking for a quick boost; it is said to equate to a month supply when used as such. Not to mention that it’s easier to gulp down since I don’t really have to worry about the taste. In terms of effects, I felt like it gave me added energy, and since I took it during that time of the month, I did notice that my skin was behaving better than usual. I’m definitely tempted to get my hands on the other blends to compare the effects.
Salus is certified organic while the Alchemy blends are Soil Association, Vegan Society, and Vegetarian Society. I value this because when it comes to supplements, it’s important to have some a guarantee, especially regarding the sourcing and quality of the ingredients used.
Just like with every supplement, make sure to read the instructions and check with your medical practitioner if this is suitable for you.
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