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Regenovex - ActiFlex and Gel

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As most of us at The Amazing Blog are regulars at the gym or do our morning run, we’re no strangers to muscle soreness or the odd joint problem. Tired of having to put off training when suffering from injury or stiffness, we were happy to make the discovery of the brand Regenovex that have produced Regenovex ActiFlex and Regenovex Gel, for aiding joint and muscle pain.

Regenovex products are thoroughly researched by a team of experts who have designed blends and formulas to end your joint issues. Both the Actiflex capsules and the Gel contain their unique patented Bionovex® oil, which is a marine oil with its origins in New Zealand’s Green Lipped Mussels. The Green Lipped Mussels used in Bionovex® Oil are harvested and sourced only from the clean, clear and fresh waters of New Zealand. Both products are also rich in hyaluronic acid, ETA (eicosatetraenoic acid), an Omega-3 fatty acid.

Regenovex Actiflex capsules are suitable for everyone (except those who are either  pregnant or with shellfish allergies). The pack come with 30 capsules that are free from artificial colouring, preservatives and yeast. The composition enhances collagen formation, and supports muscle and bone functions with a lubricant and cushioning effect to restore flexibility. It is recommended to take one capsule a day, or if it’s your first time you can take 2 a day for the first 10 days.

Similarly, Regenovex Gel has a similar effect but is topically applied, and can deliver up to 80 applications in just one small 40ml dispenser. It is ideal for immediate a joints pain relief and has a cooling and soothing effect. We recommend carrying it on your kit-bag to apply after training, massaging the gel into joint areas that hurt. Enhance your muscle and bone performance with the Regenovex ActiFlex capsules here 30 capsules for £25.00, or get your bottle 40ml Regenovex Gel  here for £10.99. Both are also available in Lloyds Pharmacy Stores nationwide.

Fushi - Sea Buckthorn Oil

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We love oils, whether they are for the face, body or taken orally. We don’t leave home without incorporating at least one into our daily routine. At The Amazing Blog, today we are featuring one of our preferred brands Fushi - an ethically sourced health and beauty brand. Previously, we’ve featured their Bio Vedic Skincare range and Fushi Pomegranate Oil, here we’d like to introduce you to one of their latest products, the Sea Buckthorn Oil.

Fushi’s Sea Buckthorn Oil has marvellous benefits and is 100% pure, virgin, organic and cold-pressed; it’s composed primarily of rich berries sourced in Germany. One of the things that we liked the most is that it is food grade. Its bright orange colour tells us how rich it is in lycopene and carotenoid.  Sea buckthorn oil is also incredibly rich in Omega-3, 6, 7 and 9 fatty acids and vitamins B, C and E. These ingredients help to heal, form collagen, nourish and act as anti-ageing factors for your skin (i.e. with sunburn it immediately helps with skin repair). Another little-known fact about this oil is also very beneficial for your nails, hair and scalp. Mainly because it is so rich in antioxidants, it strengthen your nails by stimulating the production of collagen and nourishing the cuticles. It will also hydrate your hair making it grow faster and healthier combating breakage. Even more surprising, is that it is much richer in vitamins than most fruits (such as oranges), it has omega 7 which contains vitamin A and contributes to enhancing eyesight, maintaining good skin. And let’s not forget the blood, brain and even supports the digestive system! This really is a super food.

In fact, this is a powerhouse amongst all oils with its endless benefits. To take it, just ingest 1 or 2 teaspoons on a daily basis with your meals or directly massage it onto your skin. This is definitely a gold mine for a radiant skin and body. As the saying goes, you are what we eat, so don’t miss out and get your 50ml Fushi Sea Buckthorn Oil here for £25.

Anti-Ageing Supplements - Lumity

At The Amazing Blog, we are firm believers that the prevention of signs of ageing goes beyond miracle creams - although they certainly help. To truly stay looking as youthful as you can it's important to take care of yourself from the inside out. As the people at Lumity put it, the body is an ‘infinitely intelligent network of interdependent processes’, and therefore anti-ageing should be tackled in a multi-faceted approach. We couldn't agree more about these Anti-Ageing Supplements. These supplements are the first food supplement to address all nine causes of ageing  (most skin care and supplements target only 1 or 2 areas).

Lumity was created, after years of research, to create a more target approach to anti-ageing and produce supplements to help you maintain health, energy and radiance as you grow older. The supplements provide nutrition to benefit skin, hair and nails, the brain, bones, joints, muscles and teeth, the immune system and the metabolism. With one tablet in the morning for a ‘rich day’ and one in the evening for a ‘restful night’, you are receiving targeted nutrition that supports the entire body. Noticeable benefits include firmer and more radiant skin, deeper sleep, improved hormonal balance, higher energy levels and immune resilience. The supplement contains a clever and all-natural combination of targeted and high-quality nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, omega-3 fatty acids and amino acids, all suspended in flaxseed oil. These work to give you health, vitality and beauty, inside and out.

Unsurprisingly we are not the only fans of Lumity, and it has just been named as one of the top 3 anti-ageing supplements by The Times. It has been named as the 'Editors Choice' by The Beauty Shortlist Awards 2017, and if that's not enough of a commendation; then the fact that Harrods have selected it as one of only four wellness brands to go on their dedicated well-being stand in their Beauty Apothecary certainly is.

Purchase a month's supply of Lumity for £90 or subscribe to their newsletter and an automatic monthly supply, then you can get 15% off and free shipping = £76.50 a month here.  You can find your nearest UK stockist here

Friday Favourites: Health Supplements

We all know the importance of looking after our bodies with regular exercise and a healthy balanced diet, but there are additional ways of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and ensuring your body is in tip top condition. Here at The Amazing Blog, we have been trying out a range of health drinks and supplements to improve your health, and we wanted to share with you our favourites.instant_performance Sigma Foods has created a small collection of instant powders with health benefits that you can add to any drink and even your food to boost your overall wellbeing. There are four varieties on offer: Chaga, Reishi, Cordyseps and Lion’s Mane, each offering distinct health benefits. Chaga can be taken to boost your immune system by fighting pathogens, and it is a very strong antioxidant. Reishi can reduce your stress levels, improve your night’s sleep and increase blood circulation. Codyseps is used to increase energy levels and speed up recovery after exercise and can boost your sexual performance! Lastly, Lion’s Mane is used to protect the nervous system, improve cognitive ability and improve your memory. The powders are made from medicinal mushrooms, herbs to improve digestion and absorption of essentials nutrients. They are vegan friendly as well as being gluten and lactose free. While the powders don’t taste great mixed with just water, they are just as effective mixed into a smoothie or even cake! You can find plenty of recipes on the Sigma Foods website. The Instant Beverage sachets are available from Inspiral to buy singularly at £1.35 or in a box of 20 from £16.95. coconut

When trying to gain muscle, protein shakes can be a good supplement to aiding muscle growth and repair. Purition have a 100% natural whey protein supplement shake to use in conjunction with your training. The shakes are filled with essential nutrients and proteins as well as being full of natural fibre to increase your metabolism and improve digestive function. They are also gluten free, with no added sugar and absolutely nothing artificial added in. The shake is idea to use pre or post workout or as a meal replacement. We love the wonderful instruction illustration on the packaging which gives the option to make the mixture into a smoothie with added berries and banana, which we think looks amazing! The Body Pro shake is available in three flavours Chocolate, Pistachio and Coconut, and can be bought from the Purition website for £19.95 for 500g.

single-and-reverse-bottle newWith our hectic modern lifestyles it can often be hard for us to ensure we are always getting enough of the nutrients that our body needs. Ovivio Wellness is a liquid based supplement drink that made using the leaves of the Olive tree, which is well known for its health benefits. The Olive leaf is rich in antioxidants that are vital in dealing with pollutants, additives from poor diet, excess sun, smoking and alcohol as well as reducing signs of aging. It has also been proven to be antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal so can actually work with your immune system to keep you healthy and ailment free. This wonderful supplement can improve blood circulation, decrease blood sugar levels and reduce tiredness. The drink doesn’t taste that great, but it can be mixed into fruit juices, smoothies and tea to make it more palatable. You can purchase Ovivio Wellness from Holland & Barrett or the Ovivio Wellness website where you can buy a two week supply for £28.

banner pack 04-OUTLINEDTo ensure we get all the essential nutrients to help our bodies to function correctly, Revive Active have created supplement sachets that contain over 26 active ingredients that work in synergy to effectively and efficiently boost your body’s key functions. Revive Active is caffeine and sugar free, but provides an energy boost to keep you going throughout the day. It looks after your heart and cardiovascular system and boasts anti-aging benefits for not just your skin, but hair and nails too. The supplement helps to promote an improved immune system as well as boosting focus and cognition. Our Executive Editor, Edwina, has been taking these supplements religiously and have since found that they have increased her metabolism and energy levels resulting in weight loss as well as feeling healthier. We can’t argue with that! To discover all of the wonderful health benefits of Revive Active, visit their website where there is a wealth of information as well as scientific evidence of the positive effects of this supplement. The Revive Active sachets are available from the website where you can buy a months supply for £59.85.

Box and bottle portrait 9703You may remember being force fed cod liver oil as a child to provide you with essential Omega 3. We remember well the awful fishy taste and, even worse, when it repeats on you. However, Omega 3 is such an important supplement to take as our body does not make EPA and DHA fatty acids which our essential for our bodies. So if you do not eat enough oily fish, taking a fish oil supplement such as Bare Biology Lion Heart is one way to ensure you get all the nutrients you need. Fish oil that tastes fishy is actually rancid, so unlike the fish oil of our youth, Bare Biology Lion Heart has a pleasant lemony taste. One 5ml spoonful of this oil is contains the same amount of Omega 3 as ten 1000mg fish oil capsules, so what you are taking is much purer and thus you get more for your money. I’m surprised at how much I liked this oil compared to other varieties that I have tried and would definitely continue taking it. The Bare Biology Lion Heart Omega 3 Fish Oil can be purchased from their website for £47.50 for 150ml.

Aspire on IceFor many of us weight loss is part of our healthy lifestyle concerns, so when we find out about supplements that can aid us in our plight to lose weight and get fit, we just have to try them out. Aspire Drinks are carbonated cranberry flavour drinks that are sugar free, fat free, and even calorie free. They work to increase your metabolism so you burn off extra calories. Aspire have recently launched their Two Week Little Black Dress Challenge, inspiring us to get in shape for the upcoming Christmas party season. Just two weeks of drinking Aspire can lead to weight loss between 2 and 10lbs. We think that these drinks are the perfect way to rehydrate after a workout, as they taste delicious and are very refreshing. You can get your hands on these wonderful Aspire drinks from Tesco for just £1 each.

Udo's Choice - Ultimate Oil Blend

blog template Udo's Choice - Ultimate Oil Blend is a  product that I’ve been a fan of for quite a few years. And I’ve been trying to convince my fellow Amazing Blog-gers to take their daily teaspoons of Udos too. Alas, (until now) it has fallen on deaf ears…  they are fed up with me being a terrible bore banging the drum about putting more good oils into their bodies. Flax seed oil is my No 1 hero oil (Udo's key ingredient) and I’ll tell you why.  Having had a childhood in the wilds of Northamptonshire riding (and falling off) crazy horses I’ve sustained a whole host of injuries that keep coming back to haunt me. I’d roll out of bed each morning unable to move – hips hurting and legs not working. Then a nutritionist friend recommended taking regular amounts of Udo's Oil. And I kid you not, within 10 days I noticed a remarkable difference… and I now positively glide out of bed!

However, I want to point out that Udo's Choice is not just good for oiling damaged joints, it has a phenomenal combination of cold pressed organic oils containing Omega 3, 6, & 9 Fatty acids. These all help to make your hair and nails grow as well as keeping your skin supple and rehydrated.  I actually love drizzling it over rice or steamed veg, it tastes really nutty and delicious – in fact I’ve even made mayonnaise combining it with lemon too. To me the Omega 3’s are magical. Not only do they play an integral part in repairing our cell membranes, they also moisturise the skin from within. There are quite a few celebrity fans including top make-up artist Jemma Kidd, broadcaster Janey Lee Grace and nutritionists Amanda Hamilton. Still not convinced?

Then you should consider doing the Udos Choice 6 Week Challenge. This is when you buy two bottles of Udo's Choice online to use, and then each week they will email you with a selection of recipes ideas to give you lots of inspiration. After the 6 weeks, Udos will send you a gentle reminder to share your views and to let them know how you got on. The best bit is that as a thank you they will send you a gift voucher for £3 off your next 500ml bottle. Now that can’t be bad!  Priced at 500ml bottle £19.99, 250ml bottle £10.99 or  90 x 1000ml capsules £18.99 it is available with FREE delivery online.