Sunday, October 23, 2016

Smartypants Adult Probiotic Complete Review

I know I talk a lot about vitamins and how I think it is important to take them.  Noah and I both take vitamins every day. We still like gummy vitamins. I have joined up with SmartyPants vitamins again to introduce you to their brand-new probiotic  supplement for adults that just hit the market. I like Smartypants. I feel good taking them and giving them to Noah. I also love that they support Vitamin Angels and give bottles of vitamins to those who cannot afford them. I think that we should help those in need. You never know when you might be in need one day. I am so excited to share with you about Smartypants Adult Probiotic Complete. It comes in two different flavors, Blueberry and Lemon Crème. It's a PREBIOTIC • PROBIOTIC • IMMUNITY* all in one. Two little delicious gummies every day is all you need. You can eat them together or separate. You can take them with or without food. You only take two of the Adult Probiotic Complete. They make a great addition to the Smartypants Multi Vitamins.  I like how good they taste. Smartypants is spot on with their flavors. I love that they are naturally flavored too.

Here's some more information about the Adult Probiotic Complete:

 Each Serving:
Delivers 7 billion CFU’s per 2 gummies
Contains clinically proven strains DE111® and IS2*
Proven 99% survivability from stomach acid
Promotes good gut bacteria and digestive health*
Contains Wellmune® prebiotic immune support*
Vegetarian and Non-GMO

No Junk in These Gummies!
  • No Synthetic Colors
  • No Artificial Sweeteners
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Artificial Preservatives
  • No High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • No GMOs
  • No Gluten
  • No Tree Nuts
  • No Peanuts        

 If you didn't know, I had a six-and-a-half-pound tumor in my abdomen removed two years ago. It made me aware of my digestive system. At the age of 33, I had major surgery, and I also had to endure a colonoscopy and an endoscopy.  The procedures were a breeze, I slept through them because I was put under. The bowel cleanse was awful. I had already had a fear of bowel cleanses because I had to do it for my surgery. Of course, when I had to do a bowel cleanse for my surgery, it was Noah's birthday. Hey, I took the first appointment they had, I was in massive amount of pain. Well I projectile vomited both cleanses. So, I was very nervous about the one for my colonoscopy.  It turned out ok, but it was not fun.  After all the trauma, I went through, I decided I was going to take better care of my digestive system.  I will say it's very important to get colonoscopies. It can save your life.  Trust me when I say, I would rather have a colonoscopy every year than one major surgery.
 I think that probiotics are great to help support a healthy gut.  Probiotics give you good bacteria. It’s important to have the right amount of healthy bacteria. Not only does the Adult Probiotic Complete contain probiotics but, it also contains prebiotics. I had never heard the term prebiotic before.  Here’s the difference from the Smartypants website.

 SmartyPants Probiotic Complete gummies contain Wellmune PRE-biotic fiber and PRO-biotics.
PRO-biotics are live bacteria you find in fermented foods like sauerkraut and kombucha and supplements.

PRE-biotics are special plant fibers that are resistant to digestion. Because the body cannot digest these fibers, they pass through the body to the large intestine where they act as food for the good 
PRO-biotic bacteria.

They work as a team, it’s common to have probiotics but I love that Smartypants uses both to really kick start your gut!

For more information please visit Smartypants.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Beach is our Happy Place

Noah and I love to go to the beach. There's just something different about it. It's magical. The warm sun and sand between your toes is so relaxing.  I love walking along the beach and dipping my feet in the water when I get too hot. The soothing water melts your worries away. The world just doesn't exist anymore. I know if I am stressed out or having a bad day, the ocean will make it better. Sound machines use the sounds of waves to lull you to sleep. We also love to collect shells. My family has a huge collection throughout the years. Every shell has a story. My favorite vacations almost always are at the beach.
When you are somewhere tropical, people seem nicer and more relaxed. The smell of suntan oil and the salty air makes you feel happy. You see Hawaiian shirts and tank tops everywhere. You might even hear steel drum music. Palm trees are everywhere. The beach is my family's happy place. It's where we go to spend time together. There's no TV, no phones just us. We like to jump waves together. We also like to dig trenches. I always dig my feet in the wet sand and give myself a pedicure. It makes my feet soft.  

 Noah loves to swim but he loves to snorkel even more. He wants to go on a snorkeling trip sometime. For now, he just uses his beloved snorkel and mask. He can usually see fish swimming along.  He insists we go to not only a specific beach but a specific spot because there's a lot of sea life. He loves all sea life. He likes going where we saw some rays that wildly swam with us once. He's always loved the beach as much as I do. That might be because he went to the beach for the first time when he was two months old. We went to Virginia Beach; it was too cold to get in the water but I stuck his tiny toes in the sand.  Everyone loves the beach.