Review: TerraNova Synergistic Nutrition

Do you take a daily vitamin?

I regularly take various supplements to ensure that I’m getting the vitamins, minerals, and enzymes my body needs for optimal health.

With the vast array of supplements out there, it can be very hard to choose.

 

Not all supplements are created equal!

 

I’m a firm believer in consumers making informed choices.

 

Just because a product is on the shelves and the label has all the right ‘buzz’ words doesn’t mean its all that!

 

Knowledge is key…do your research, know what’s in your supplements and why, check the labels thoroughly and be ingredient smart, otherwise you could be harming your body and your wallet!

Synthetic supplements, additives and what’s wrong with them?

Majority of the vitamin and mineral supplements on the shelves are synthetic.  They are basically isolated man-made chemical compounds manufactured in a lab and are different from the same nutrients found in natural food sources.

Basically all they  do is mimic the way natural vitamins work in the body but they are not bio-available.  Our bodies can’t recognise or utilise these ingredients, they can block the absorption of nutrients and over time can be toxic!

Just like many processed foods, majority of the mainstream supplements on the shelves are loaded with additives, fillers, binders, anti-caking agents, lubricants, disintegrants, coating agents, sweeteners, colouring agents, flavouring agents etc.

Manufacturers use them for a number of reasons but frankly they make their processes quicker and cheaper and in no way benefit our bodies.

I always look for companies I can trust and whose philosophy reflects total wellness.

One of my favourite brands is TerraNova Synergistic Nutrition.

Terranova is a multi-award winning supplement company with a range of more than 60 different nutritional and botanical products. Formulated and manufactured in Britain, Terranova is one of only a few large-scale supplement companies in the industry that does not use fillers, binders and other manufacturing additives in its products, and one of even fewer such companies that is 100% suitable for vegans.

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What’s great about TerraNova products is they are 100% additive free.

All Terranova products are in either 2-piece vegetarian capsules, powder or liquid form, instead of tablets.

They have a wide range of products and I chose these 3 products to review:

 

terranova synergistic nutrition

 

 

TERRANOVA Living Multinutrient Complex 100 caps – £27.25

Terranova Living Multinutrient Complex contains vitamins and minerals in food state which aids maximum absorption and therefore maximum utilisation by the body. This is a rich blend covering a broad spectrum of beneficial compounds.

TerraNova Living Multinutrient Complex 100 caps

Key Ingredients

Spirulina

Spirulina is one of nature’s richest sources of plant pigments.  It contains an abundance of valuable nutrients, and highly digestible protein (it’s actually considered a complete source of protein, making it a favourite with vegetarians).

Green Barley Grass

Barley grass contains a wide array of important health-giving compounds including chlorophyll and carotenoid pigments, easily digested protein (approximately 30%), fibre, vitamins, minerals and several important enzymes (such as the potent antioxidant superoxide dismutase [SOD]).

Stabilised Rice Bran (SRB)

SRB has one of nature`s highest concentrations of the vitamin E-related compounds tocopherols and tocotrienols, as well as B-vitamins, fibre, essential fatty acids, minerals and more than 100 different antioxidant compounds

Sea Buckthorn Berry & Leaf

A very high content of vitamin E (bothtocopherols and tocotrienols), vitamin C and plant pigments such as flavonoids and carotenoids make sea buckthorn one of the most powerful antioxidant plants ever studied. Sea buckthorn is also noted for its concentration of omega 7 fats, which are less well known than omega 3, 6 and 9, but are highly regarded for their potential health and beauty applications.

Acai Berry

Acai is one of the highest ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) value fruits with signiificant concentrations of vitamin E, anthocyanin flavonoids, coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) and other antioxidant compounds. Acai berries also yield a remarkably high quantity of fatty acids and fibre.

Alfalfa Flower & Leaf

Among other important compounds, alfalfa supplies the plant pigments chlorophyll and carotenoids, vitamins (especially vitamin K), minerals, fibre, protein, isoflavones and sterols.

Dandelion Leaf

One of nature`s most nourishing plants, dandelion provides an array of vitamins and minerals, as well as carotenoids and many other health-giving phytonutrients. It is also known for its supportive role in detoxification.

Nettle Leaf

An excellent source of many vitamins and minerals, nettle is one of nature`s most concentrated sources of calcium, magnesium, boron and iron.

Turmeric Root

In addition to its content of micronutrients, turmeric root is renowned for the antioxidant and detoxification supportive properties of its naturally-occurring curcuminoids.

Wheat Grass Juice

Wheat grass juice is rich especially rich in chlorophyll, carotenoids, various vitamins and minerals as well as important protective enzymes such as superoxide dismutase (SOD).

Green Tea Leaf

Although green tea is an unusually potent source of certain nutrients, such as manganese, it is best known for its high concentration of powerful antioxidant polyphenols.

Watercress

A true superfood, the levels of so many important nutrients in watercress range from good to excellent – most notably carotenoids, flavonoids, glucosinolates (which convert into isothiocyanates), vitamins A and C, folic acid, vitamin K, calcium and iron.

Kale

Kale is a good source of many nutrients, with carotenoids and sulphur-rich antioxidants such as sulforaphane and indole-3-carbinol being among the most important.

Pomegranate Seed

This fruit is especially rich in antioxidant compounds such as punicalagins, anthocyanosides, catechins and carotenoids – accounting for its high ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) value.

Blackberry

Blackberries are among the highest ORAC rated antioxidant fruits and are a potent source of anthocyanin flavonoids and carotenoids (i.e. zeaxanthin, lutein, beta carotene and cryptoxanthin).

Black Raspberry

Black raspberries also rate very high in ORAC value, with potent antioxidant flavonoids and carotenoids being especially prominent. This fruit has a particularly high level of lutein and alpha carotene.

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Terra Nova Living Multinutrient Complex 100 caps

✔️ NO YEAST – NO DAIRY – NO GELATINE – NO ANIMAL INGREDIENTS – NO ADDITIVES – NO SUGAR –  NO COLOURS –  NO FLAVOURS – NO PRESERVATIVES

AVAILABLE IN 50 AND 100 CAPSULE SIZES

1 to 3 capsules daily with food

TERRANOVA Astragalus, Elderberry & Garlic Complex 100 caps – £17.50

Terranova Astragalus, Elderberry & Garlic Resistance Support Complex is a comprehensive and unique formula full of nutrients to assist the immune system and the body’s natural defences.

TERRANOVA Astragalus, Elderberry & Garlic Complex

Key Ingredients

Larch Tree Arabinogalactan

Helps support the immune system and the microflora in the gut

Astragalus

One of the most powerful immune-building plants on the planet with a very long history as an immune system booster and disease fighter. Its roots are in Traditional Chinese Medicine, in which it’s been used as an adaptogen for thousands of years — meaning it helps the body fight off stress and disease.

Elderberry Fruit

One of the most popular immune enhancing herbs with anti-viral properties.

Garlic

Sulphur compounds in garlic are active against a wide range of microbes

Oregon Grape Root

Contains the immune-stimulating, infection-fighting, antiseptic constituent berberine. Herbs that contain berberine are scientifically proven to protect against bacteria, viruses, and fungi.

Stabilised Rice Bran:

Provides several nutrients to support the immune system

Osha Root

Has been used historically to maintain the health of the respiratory tract

Maitake Mushroom

Contains beta glucans which has remarkable immune supportive properties

TERRANOVA Astragalus, Elderberry & Garlic Complex`

✔️ NO WHEAT – NO GLUTEN – NO CORN – NO SOY – NO YEAST – NO DAIRY – NO GELATINE – NO ANIMAL INGREDIENTS – NO ADDITIVES – NO ADDED SUGAR – NO COLOURS – NO FLAVOURS – NO PRESERVATIVES

AVAILABLE IN 50 AND 100 CAPSULE SIZES

1 or 2 capsules daily with food

TerraNova Beauty Complex for Skin, Hair & Nails 100 caps – £21.75

Terranova Beauty Complex is a blend of super foods and plants to maintain healthy and glowing skin, nails and hair.

TerraNova Beauty Complex for Skin, Hair & Nails 100 caps

Key Ingredients

Horsetail Spring Shoot

Abundant in many nutrients including silica which is required for hair and collagen production

Nettle Leaf

Provides significant levels of calcium and other minerals for hair and skin

Sea Buckthorn Berry

Rich source of omega 7 to maintain skin elasticity

Bilberry

Provides anthocynanidins involved in maintaining the integrity of skin structure

Stabilised Rice Bran

Rich in B vitamins which are crucial for hair growth

Gotu Kola

Helps support the strength of hair, skin and nails

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✔️ NO WHEAT – NO GLUTEN  – NO SOY – NO YEAST – NO DAIRY – NO GELATINE – NO ANIMAL INGREDIENTS – NO ADDITIVES – NO ADDED SUGAR – NO COLOURS – NO FLAVOURS – NO PRESERVATIVES

AVAILABLE IN 50 AND 100 CAPSULE SIZES

1 or 2 capsules daily with food

My thoughts

I just finished taking all 3 supplements.  I took 2 capsules a day for a total of 50 days and I’ve had very positive results.

  • The capsules are very easy to swallow.
  • The combination of these supplements helped give my body the boost it needed.
  • I can concentrate and focus better, I have more energy and stamina which is much needed with my overactive toddlers.
  • My immune system is stronger, I’ve been able to avoid the dreaded cold and flu the kids have had.
  • My nails are in a much better state – no more brittle nails.
  • My skin has definitely improved
  • My hair is thicker, I have less breakage and I’ve noticed hair growth 🙂

It has been such a busy few months, with Christmas and taking my daughter to her hospital appointments, juggling family life and organising birthday parties.  Normally I would be run down but taking these supplements have definitely made a difference and I’m going to stick to them.

I have enjoyed using these products and will stock up on more.  I also have my eye on a few other products I want to try including the Green Child range.

I hope you found this post helpful.  Please feel free to share your thoughts with me.

 

Remember supplements are not a substitute…just as the name suggests they are intended to be a supplement to a healthy diet and lifestyle.

 

Have a lovely weekend,

Lola 😊

 

 

Disclaimer – I chose these products to review as part of the LoveLula Accredited Blogger Program.  All views are entirely my own honest opinion.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Big fan of TerraNova and actually just got some of their supplements yesterday!

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    1. 2MumsViews says:

      That’s great. Which ones did you get?

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      1. This time Zinc and CoQ10 x

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      2. 2MumsViews says:

        I want to try their Bilberry Lutein & Astaxanthin Complex to help my eye health. My eyes are pretty bad and now I’m wearing varifocal glasses.

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