The Nue co
As long as I can remember, feeling drained or lacking energy has been the norm for me. Ever since I had my second child, I was able to successfully nurse her and it took every last bit of energy I had to behave like a functional human being while doing so. I'm slowly coming back to myself but it's still a high mountain to climb. This year, I really started to add supplements that can possibly help with my energy levels, balance my gut and help with my hormonal breakouts which came back in full force after the babe. Out of the things I tried, this particular brand stands out. Introducing The Nue co.
The Nue co's mission is to provide supplements that are based on simplicity and creativity. Never using any fillers but working with organic foods that are high in specific vitamins or minerals. The ingredients they use are completely traceable as well as being potent and pure. Here's what was recommended for me to try and I'm so glad I did.
First let me get my "brand nerd" comments out of the way. The packaging of these are incredibly chic. Using glass jars that I will reuse 100% as flower jars, these look absolutely beautiful standing in my kitchen. At first, my husband thought these were skincare products because supplements never look this good. Everything from the name to the way the jars are labeled is beautiful branding. Now onto the formulas which are equally as good.
Ingredients: Yellow pea protein powder, hemp powder , Inulin - a prebiotic fibre derived from chicory, Probiotic Lactospore Powder 15 billion (Maltodextrin (carrier), Bacillus coagulas)
Protein was never a focus for me. I always thought it was for body builders. Until I've read that it can help rebuild tissue, help hair growth, help with hormone production and can help build your immune system. This formula has the legendary Yellow Pea Protein and Hemp Powder which (from my research) have incredible benefits:
- Helps rebuild tissue
- Fights fatigue
- Boosts heart health
- Rich in amino acids and Omega's
- Enhances immunity
- Helps the body absorb calcium
- A great alternative to food allergies like milk and eggs
And with the addition of probiotics and Inulin, this formula was exactly what I needed to help boost energy, regulate my gut and get my body on track. So what have I noticed after using this Protein powder everyday for a month? Let's see.
Every morning, I started drinking a smoothie. I make it with Almond Milk, Plain Kefir, frozen wild blueberries, fresh banana, a little almond butter, tablespoon of the protein powder, chia seeds and blend. It does have a little earthy taste to it, so if you just mix it with water (like I did one day because I was lazy) it'll taste funny...and I much prefer it blended into a smoothie. I quickly noticed after a few days that I had a nice boost of energy. I wasn't bouncing off the walls, but I felt better. I wasn't as down by 1pm like I used to be. I began to have a more regular bathroom break (tmi, but I think its very important to mention...you'll see why) and overall I just felt more awake. I love what this formula has done for me and I highly recommend trying it if you need a protein intake!
Ingredients: Lucuma fruit powder, baobab fruit powder, camu camu berries powder, Inulin - a prebiotic fibre derived from chicory, brown rice protein
Benefits of the ingredients:
- Lucuma fruit is high in beta carotene, iron, zinc, vitamin B3, calcium, and protein
- Baobab is high in calcium, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin A, thiamin, B6 and bioflavonoids
- Camu Camu is high in antioxidants and contains 1180 percent of your recommended daily intake for vitamin C
I've been taking this formula for over 8 weeks now and I can't rave enough! I add it to my smoothies in the mornings and I've noticed a huge change in my skin. Prior to adding in the Plant Protein (I was using this for a month before), I noticed the following changes:
- skin became more hydrated. I didn't have dryness around my arms and stomach like I used to
- my breakouts were starting to heal much faster and I wasn't breaking out as much as I used to during my hormonal peaks
- skin started feeling more resilient. It felt bouncy and fresh...if you know what I mean.
Once I started adding the Plant Protein, I noticed an even bigger change. Most likely due to the fact that my Gut was getting special attention now...my body felt like it was getting a much needed cleanse. I was supposed to have my typical hormonal breakout last week and to my surprise, I only had a couple bumps that weren't so bad. The best part was that the spots were responding very well to topical treatments and were reducing in size very quickly. My skin just feels overall better and I can honestly say it's because I added these 2 superfood formulas to my diet. That's honestly the only things that I've changed. Another noticeable change is the texture of my hair. Mind you, I highlight my hair every 3-4 months and blow dry it 2-3 times a week. It hasn't felt this healthy and strong in a very long time. It feels soft and my color is extra vibrant!
Overall, this brand has been an amazing introduction to the world of supplements for me. I'd love to hear your experience with supplements and I'm excited to continue using these two gems and seeing even better results over time!
Disclosure: This post is not sponsored. No affiliate links were used. These products were lovingly gifted to me with absolutely zero obligation to review. As always, my review is from the heart.