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What do you (the bride) and supermodel Elle MacPherson have in common? Needing to look and feel your best at all times. That's why she turned to London nutritionist Dr. Simone Laubscher, to partner on a new natural supplement, The Super Elixir by WelleCo, that does exactly that. Packed with vitamins and minerals, the Super Elixir is like a beauty potion in green powder form. We tried it, loved it, and immediately asked Dr. Laubscher to spill all the details.
If you already eat healthy and exercise, will taking a green supplement do anything to help?
Yes! Unless you're vegan and eating only fruits and vegetables, your body's natural pH level is bound to be more acidic than alkaline, and our bodies were designed to function in an alkaline state. Many health issues, like low energy and weight gain, are associated with being too acidic. If you crave carbs and sugar, it could mean that your body is too acidic. Taking an organic super greens powder daily can help regulate your pH balance.
There are some interesting ingredients in The Super Elixir, like Shitake mushrooms and alfalfa. What do they do?
Shitake and maitake mushrooms support the immune system so you won't get run down— say, for instance, when you're planning a wedding! Alfalfa, wheatgrass, and barley grass balance blood sugar levels and reduce food cravings, so you won't be in danger of becoming a hangry bride. There are also prebiotics and probiotics in there, which prevent bloating. And then there's horsetail, which is really great for giving you strong and resilient hair, nails, and skin. We also added Siberian ginseng to help alleviate stress.
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And stress is really bad for your body, right? Especially when you're planning a wedding!
Yeah— stress will cause your blood sugar levels to quickly rise and fall; taking a green supplement can help prevent that. It will also give you more energy and make you sleep better, so you'll be able to deal with stress better. Eating clean, organic protein at every meal, like fish, eggs, lentils, beans, chicken and almond milk, can also help stabilize blood sugar levels.
We've heard that you shouldn't drink caffeine when taking a supplement. Is this true?
It is true! You shouldn't drink caffeine within an hour from eating or drinking healthy foods and supplements because it can inhibit the absorption of all of the wonderful nutrients you'd otherwise be getting. And if you take a supplement like The Super Elixir, you'll have increased energy levels, so you may not even need as much caffeine.