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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.

Together Health – Complexes and Boosts Food Supplements

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While we at The Amazing Blog try to maintain healthy and balanced diets, London has delicious food on practically every corner. So, to fill the gaps in our diets, we often take vitamins, but many vitamins are hard to travel with and contain harsh preservatives. That’s where Together Health ’s all-natural food supplements, packaged in portable sachets, come in. 

The brand was launched in the UK by two brothers, Lee and Daniel Robertshaw, who found it difficult to sustain a healthy lifestyle amidst busy schedules and unhealthy yet conveniently located food. They partnered with health and nutrition experts to develop food supplements that ‘support as many people on their own journey to find a path to health that works for, and not against, them’. The company is 100 per cent transparent about the supplements’ ingredients that are naturally derived from the ocean and plants and contain no artificial additives or processing aids. We tried eight of the different supplements Together Health offers, four from the Boosts collection and four from the Complexes collection .

The Boost supplements are designed to give you extra vitamins and antioxidants in your diet. The four we tried were Curcumin & Turmeric Complex (helps reduce inflammation), Marine Magnesium contains five natural forms of magnesium minerals), Plant Based Coenzyme Q10 (generates energy in cells), and Vegan Vitamin D3 (helps absorption of calcium and phosphorous from food). One of our favourites from this collection was the Curcumin & Turmeric Complex, which contains organic turmeric root and 95 per cent curcumin extract. These two ingredients have been used for centuries for their natural healing properties as they are antioxidant-rich, neutralise harmful free radicals, and have anti-inflammatory properties

The Complex supplements target specific needs for you to live a healthier life. We tested the Joint Aid Herbal Complex (helps reduce inflammation in joints), Multibiotic Fermented Food (improves digestive and general health), Night Time Complex aids sleep onset and duration), and Stress Aid Complex (reduces stress with food-based vitamins and ocean minerals). Our favourite of this collection was the Night Time Complex. It contains five forms of ocean-sourced magnesium: oxide, hydroxide, sulfate, carbonate, and chloride. Since the magnesium is naturally derived rather than synthetically made, it allows your body to absorb it faster. The supplement also has 5-HTP from Griffonia extract to synthesise serotonin and hops extract to regulate inconsistent sleep patterns or inability to fall asleep. We found that taking two capsules 30 minutes before bed had us sleeping better throughout the night and waking up well-rested. 

Each supplement comes in a ‘vegecap’ made from Pinus Elliottii tree plant cellulose, and you can take it apart to mix into food or drink if you don’t like taking pills. There are approximately 30-60 vegecaps packed in each resealable sachet that can last for two months and is travel-friendly. Together Health has a helpful product recommender here if you aren’t sure what kind of supplement would be best for you. You can buy the supplements here starting from £6.99

Vita Cura Renewal Serum by Repechage

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At The Amazing Blog, we are very excited to share with you yet another one of our #amazingfinds. For those of you who are still looking for a miracle product, search no more we have found you a real little miracle worker in the name of Vita Cura serum from Repechage. Repechage is a skincare brand that creates seaweed-based skincare products. The brand pride themselves on selecting specific seaweeds from France and Maine coastlines and incorporating all this sea vegetable goodness into their skincare range.

Vita Cura Renewal Serum is formulated to give skin a natural glow. Enriched with deep sea minerals including Thermus Thermophilus and Laminaria Digitate this serum works for a clearer, brighter and evener complexion. Camellia, ginkgo biloba, horse chestnut, clover extracts work in harmony to provide the ultimate skincare treatment. Hyaluronic Acid, a natural element found in the body is infused into the formula to provide extra hydration. It also helps to reduce signs of ageing such as lines and wrinkles.

This serum is a real skin bomb full of goodies.  The beautiful blend of ingredients makes it a highly effective serum that not only provides hydration and care but also helps bring back radiance and luminosity to dull and tired looking complexion. In the long term, skin is visibly smoother and clearer. If like us you have always dreamed of a youthful and dewy looking complexion then don’t hesitate giving Vita Cura Renewal Serum a go. You can purchase the serum here for £56.75.

Wild Alaskan Fish Oil - Wiley's Finest

Here at The Amazing Blog, we value the importance of looking after our bodies and staying healthy. So when we discovered Wiley's Finest all natural Fish Oil we were particularly pleased.

Who doesn’t remember, at least once, someone suggesting that you took fish oil when you were younger, especially around exam time? It is such an easy way to boost your memory, improve eyesight and improve brain function on the whole. It’s an easy way for you to help your brain, but it also has a seemingly never ending list of bodily benefits from improving the skin to strengthening the bones to boosting white blood cell production. Yet, despite the seemingly never-ending list of benefits acquired by taking a teaspoon a day, so many find the fish oil hard to swallow.

Wiley’s has created a variety of fish oils that come in two flavours, Orange Burst’ and ‘Peak Omega-3 Liquid.’ While other companies may have created artificially flavoured fish oil, Wiley’s is made entirely of 100% natural ingredients, including wild Alaskan Pollock. The company is completely sustainable, and their products contain higher levels of both EPA and DHA than many other brands. As they say on their website, getting enough fish oil in today’s society is near impossible. So we would highly recommend this product, as not only was there no fishy taste but we immediately began to feel the effects. We felt healthier, more alert and more prepared than ever before. All you have to do is take a teaspoon a day to begin to feel the much-needed effects.

You can buy Wiley’s Wild Alaskan Fish Oil, Orange Burst flavour here for £17.99 and Peak Omega-3 Liquid here for £21.99

Quinoa & Sprouted Snack Bars - PERK!ER

Here at The Amazing Blog, we can get a little greedy and hungry at times. But with summer fast approaching we need to think about keeping our bodies in shape! So you can imagine how happy we were when we came across the new British brand, PERK!ER, and their delicious healthy snacks!

We had the chance to taste their new plant-based Quinoa & Sprouted Snack Bars. All created with a blend of nutritious ingredients and based on the well-known superfoods Quinoa: a natural source of protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals, Cacao: known for its antioxidants properties, Chia: to help to get that a glow and boost the brain and Goji Berries: a source of Vitamin A perfect to get healthy-looking skin & immune system. The bars are also rich in antioxidants and omega 3 to save us from our morning or afternoon lull! The range includes four different bars: the Quinoa Bar Cashew, Chia & Pumpkin Seed; Quinoa Bar Cacao & Cashew; Quinoa Bar Goji & Cranberry and the Sprouted Oaty Cranberry & Cashew Bar. Our favourite is the Cacao & Cashew bar (probably due to our addiction to anything chocolatey) but there are all very tasty and will give you a shot of energy to keep you going until the next meal! Suitable for vegetarians & vegans, free from gluten, dairy and wheat, you can now enjoy a snack without guilt. A special mention for the lovely colourful packaging that comes just in time for summer, the perfect addition to our beach bag!

Grab the PERK!ER Bars here from £16.20 the pack of 18 bars, you can also purchase these from your local supermarkets such as Asda and Sainsburys.