CorOmega Test: First Round Results

On June 23, 2011, in Reviews, Tests, by Andrea

I’ve gotten my first round of CorOmega test results as referenced here, and as promised, I am presenting them.

Well. There are several pages of them and I am giving the summary page here.

Basically, and I admit that I know little about essential fatty acids compared to the vitamins and minerals, I need more Omega 3, and less Omega 6 in my diet. But it also seems that I am the typical American.

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Chocolate Shakeology

Perhaps the biggest thing in weight loss trends is Beachbody, which markets P90x and Shakeology.

Of late, several groups are starting to market to post-op WLSers.

The irony is that it is a “diet” – and didn’t many of us have WLS so we would never have to diet again? Or at least that was the thought. It was lost with my first child (thus regain) and the magick ended.

Regardless, this is the newest “craze” out there, and much like the Roca Labs “method,” there is a lack of real information out there about this product, so I decided to do a taste test and go over the product for those of us with designer guts.

Beachbody says:

The healthiest meal of the day.

Want a simple way to transform your health? All it takes is one glass of Shakeology® a day. This ultra-premium nutritional health shake contains the world’s most powerful superfoods. It’s the perfect combination of antioxidants, phytonutrients, enzymes, prebiotics, protein and many rare ingredients – including adaptogens, camu-camu, and sacha inchi – giving you the essential nutrients you can’t get from an ordinary diet.

Replace one meal a day with Chocolate or Greenberry Shakeology to increase your energy, reduce cravings, lose weight, improve digestion and regularity, and transform your health.* It tastes great, and it’s just 140 calories.

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Optisource

On January 23, 2011, in Fat Solubles, Minerals, Reviews, Vitamins, Water Solubles, by Andrea

Shamelessly stolen from Nestle Nutrition

Perhaps the first, and definatly longest lasting bariatrc vitamin formulations out on the market today has got to be Optisource.  In fact, they have even hit the “big time” by being easily accessible in Walgreens.

Nestle says:

Get at least 100% of the daily value for 23 vitamins and minerals in just four tablets.

With the recommended daily dose of just four OPTISOURCE chewable tablets, patients recovering from malabsorbtive bariatric surgery will receive at least 100% of the daily value for 23 vitamins and minerals! These include high levels of calcium, vitamin B12, iron and folic acid for increased absorption. Chewable tablets that pack a huge nutritional punch.

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My friend Kaitlin (not my daughter, it should be noted.. we call this Kaitlin my Other Kaitlin..) over at The Bypassed Life wrote a great post about Flintstones vitamins in a way that makes it very easy to see why they are not a good choice for .. well?  Anyone.

She’s got some great content on her blog, including a post about a study on antidepressant absorption (or lack thereof) in our guts.  She’s worth a read if you are need of another good quality blog.

So without further ado:

What’s the Fuss about Flintstones?

Many years ago, the gold standard for post-operative supplementation was Flintstones children’s chewable vitamins, as well as Tums for calcium. Unfortunately, this regimen was woefully incomplete. Without the proper supplements, people developed deficiencies. Not always immediately—the body has stores of many vitamins—but they did eventually appear. In some people, circumstances helped to accelerate nutrient depletion. My friend Andrea had babies. Greedy little (adorable) things that they were, those babies stole from her vitamin stores. Her Flintstones and Tums simply couldn’t keep up. Andrea got rickets.

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Unjury – Unflavored

On September 17, 2010, in Protein, Reviews, by Andrea

I’ve sat on this review for about ten months now.  I don’t normally run from a fight, but this one I did.

See, Unjury sent me samples back in December and I offered to try them.  However, shortly after, the attitude of the Unjury owners changed towards me and I honestly did not feel as though I could give an honest review of the product.  So I didn’t in fear that a bad review would draw even more criticism from the owners of Unjury.  (How this would be possible, I’m not even sure.)

Suddenly, I find, that I just don’t give a damn.  So away we go.

The package.

UNJURY® is a great-tasting protein supplement that provides the highest quality protein. One serving of Unjury provides 20 grams of protein – as much as 3 eggs – without the fat and cholesterol.

UNJURY® Protein Provides:
* Highest quality protein from Whey Protein Isolate.
* High protein content, low carbs and low fat.
* Truly great clean taste.

Medical Quality Protein Developed by a Clinical Dietitian
An experienced Clinical Dietitian, MS RD — in search of a light, clean, good tasting, high-protein supplement — found no product out there with high-quality protein. This inspired the development of UNJURY®. Unlike other protein powder supplements, UNJURY® is better because it is almost entirely protein — and has a great taste! Try UNJURY!

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