Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Health & Happiness

Boost your immune system in 2021

Overdid it during the holidays bingeing on your favorite food and drink? Here are some great products to help get you back on track.

Holidays spent in quarantine are not the best for your body. You still want all your favorite indulgences but you’re not being as active as usual. Whether it’s turkey, or pizza or bowls of chocolate-covered nuts, oh and that wine subscription you signed up for seemed like such a good idea at the time…

At this time of year, temptation is all around. No relatives to drop in on, and no ski slopes to hit to help you work off all those extra goodies. The first way around those bad snacking habits is to make sure your pantry is stocked with a few alternatives.


With just one daily scoop, 23Vitals provides the essentials to support your immune system and assist you to focus. This pandemic has caused many problems for people in both body and mind. Staying away from junk food and concentrating for long enough to finish a task are two big challenges we have faced this year. Not to mention keeping our immune systems boosted so that we can fight off illness.
23Vitals is a new, sophisticated immune system supplement that goes beyond immune support and is designed to help you run at peak performance from head to toe. 23Vitals is packed with the latest bioactive ingredients selected to prepare your natural defenses so they can protect your body from foreign agents and support the health of all your other systems (think respiratory/lung, gut, heart, joint, skin and stress responses). After drinking one glass each morning we noticed more energy, more focus, and a greater feeling of positivity.
23Vitals highlights:

  • Formulated with 23 bioactive vitamins, minerals, and immune system optimizing ingredients
  • Supports your microbiome and gut health, healthy blood flow, and circulation
  • Helps maintain a healthy inflammation response and cellular health
  • Only takes one scoop, once a day
  • Can be added to smoothies, yogurt, water and more
  • Gluten-free, Soy free
  • Non-GMO
  • Available in two flavors: Strawberry Lemonade and Orange Creamsicle

 23VITALS was created in response to co-founder Tom Elliott wanting the best immunity support on the market without the cost or hassle of buying multiple products and taking handfuls of pills or powders a day. After talking to several leading doctors in nutritional medicine and realizing most immune products out there simply weren’t good enough, Elliott worked with his team of experts to create an all-in-one product that supports your immune system and makes sure it is working optimally.

Get 23Vitals here.

Kindroot Adaptogems

Kindroot is a brand of supplements that look and taste like candy but actually have the benefits of aromatherapy and active plant-based ingredients. The brand was founded and self-funded by Alisa Pospekhova and are the first line of lozenges to include adaptogens as an ingredient — a special class of plants and mushrooms that help your body balance while adapting to and resisting negative effects of stress.

This line of lozenges features five flavors that combine the sensory benefits of aromatherapy and healing properties of plants: Focus, Mood, Snooze, Defend, and Glow. The product is delicious and super convenient — keep the re-sealable pouch or individually wrapped lozenges in a pocket, purse, beside your bed or on your desk. The perfect guilt-free pick-me-up or calm-me-down!

If you’re feeling stressed, anxious, or can’t sleep, just suck on one of these little gems and you’ll soon realize life doesn’t suck. Each lozenge lasts 3-5 minutes, which is exactly how long it takes to cultivate the mindfulness that you need in the moment. Snooze works better than the usual melatonin, leading to 6-8 hours’ solid sleep. Defend is the best-tasting Vitamin C (with reishi mushroom!) we have tried. But our two favorites have been a godsend for 202 as they improved our mindset and appearance:

  • MOOD
  • lifted + balanced blend
  • flavor: lychee rosewater
  • reishi mushroom helps reduce stress
  • maca root promotes improved mood
  • tropical lychee and rosewater flavors uplift
  • GLOW
  • hi-radiance + hydrate blend
  • flavor: peach blossom
  • collagen helps to quench thirsty skin
  • ashwagandha encourages rejuvenation
  • peach blossom flavor refreshes.

Get Kindroot adaptogems here.


With all of us at home chained to our phones and laptops for either work or distraction…and the kitchen just over there, we’re bound to have cultivated a few bad snacking habits during the pandemic. All-natural, Spirulina-based cluster SNACK can help put an end to unhealthy snacking. This all-natural, on-the-go, tasty superfood cluster is packed with nutrients and antioxidants beneficial for the body and brain. It was consumed by the ancient Aztecs for centuries and is unmistakable for its “greenish” color, as a result of Phycocyanin, the primary blue-green pigment in Spirulina.

SNACK’s proprietary farm-fresh Spirulina process allows the purest and highest levels of antioxidants, beta-carotene, iron, calcium and complete protein exceeding the level in eggs (Fun Fact: eggs have 13% protein / 12.6g protein and spirulina has between 55-70% protein / 57.5g protein per 100g serving) to maximize benefits scientifically proven to reduce inflammation. Spirulina is believed to support the regulation of blood sugar levels, lower cholesterol as part of a heart-healthy diet and boost metabolism, as well as anemia.

These snacks are not sweet, and they are filling, which makes them the perfect thing to reach for when you want something like a cookie. There are four flavors to choose from:

· Apricot & Matcha (Energize & Focus) – A deliciously nutty flavor from almonds and cashews, and natural sweetness from apricots and raisins. And Matcha, in contrast, does a better job at creating a calm alertness, with just a quarter of the caffeine, all natural!

· Banana & Cinnamon (Relax & Recover) – A deliciously nutty flavor from cashews and almonds, and natural sweetness from dried bananas and raisins

· Apple & Tart Cherry (Relax & Recover) – A deliciously nutty flavor from cashews and almonds, and natural sweetness from apples and tart cherries

· Blueberry & Matcha (Energize and Focus) – A deliciously nutty taste from natural sweetness from blueberries and raisins. Blueberries are high in free-radical fighting antioxidants, potassium, and Vitamin C. And Matcha, in contrast, does a better job at creating a calm alertness, with just a quarter of the caffeine — all natural!

Get SNACK here.

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