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Confinement with Shaklee

Day 33 of confinement.
This means Khaleel is already 1 month old, Alhamdulillah, and I have 11 days to go before I taste freedom. Haha.

I have been blessed with the opportunity to go through my confinement period with Shaklee supplements. Here are what I have observed:

  1. My perineum stitches healed faster. I remember very clearly about still having trouble sitting down properly and complaining about being sore down there 3 weeks after I gave birth to Khayla, but this time, it took about a little over a week for me to be able to sit and move normally. Alhamdulillah.
  2. I feel energized and fresh every single day despite the fact that I am waking up several times to nurse Khaleel during the night. In fact, I actually felt like getting back on my Zumba regimen last week but let’s not overdo it lah. Hehe.
  3. Alhamdulillah, so far I have no issues with breast milk supply although I do not get to express my milk as often as I should. Khaleel sometimes have to let go of my breasts, while panting and gagging a little because too much milk is going into his mouth. Hehe.
  4. I have lost 11 kgs so far. After I delivered Khayla, it took me about 2 months to lose the same amount of weight ! Just in case y’all did not know, I gained 18 kgs throughout this pregnancy. Haha. So I have about 7 kgs more to lose to achieve my pre-pregnancy weight. Wish me luck ! Hehe.

These are the supplements I take everyday:

ESP, VitaLea, Vita C, B Complex, Zinc Complex, Alfalfa Complex, Ostematrix, Omega Guard & Lecithin

ESP, VitaLea, Vita C, B Complex, Zinc Complex, Alfalfa Complex, Ostematrix, Omega Guard & Lecithin

And here is how I take them daily:

I take 1 tablet of Zinc Complex as soon as I wake up in the morning.
After lunch, I will take 2 tablets of VitaLea, 1 tablet of B Complex, 1 tablet of Sustained Release Vita C & 3 capsules of Lecithin.
I take another tablet of Sustained Release Vita C and another 3 capsules of Lecithin after dinner.
And before I go to bed, I take 4 tablets of Ostematrix along with 3 capsules of Omega Guard.

I drink ESP & Meal Shakes when I am hungry in between meals which is usually in the evening of before I go to bed.

I occasionally take Alfalfa Complex too, but I noticed it made my breasts engorge with milk too much (which is a good thing !) so I take it as and when I feel like it. Hee.

I believe that the Zinc Complex and Vita C helped speed up my healing process and the others contribute to my energy, weight loss (thank you Lecithin & Omega Guard !) and milk supply !
Lecithin has also helped me when I had (painful) blocked milk ducts.
Alhamdulillah.

All this while I have been reading and receiving positive feedbacks from others about going through confinement with Shaklee supplements, so I am extremely grateful and ecstatic I got to experience the awesome-ness firsthand. Yay ! :)

So happy I got to share this with all of you. And yes, I would definitely recommend Shaklee supplements for anyone who are pregnant or going through the confinement phase. Heck, I would recommend them to everyone ! Hehe.

Ok bye !

xoxo

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Prenatal and Postnatal Vitamins

Selamat Hari Raya y’all !!
Maaf Zahir & Batin !

Better late than never, kan kan kan kan ? Hee.

Alhamdulillah.
I am now in my 2nd trimester, 25 weeks to be exact.
And I am now 10kgs heavier. Haha.

The nausea and lethargy I went through during my first trimester has slowly started to dissipate. Alhamdulillah.
And syukur to Allah, I managed to fast throughout Ramadhan this year with only missing one day because I woke up after Subuh. Sobs.
I was hoping to get to puasa penuh but I guess having to qadha 1 day isn’t that bad. :)

Mr. Sunshine has been such a darling, helping me to cook and clean for the past 5 months. Love you Encik Gigi Besarku !
I think he has this hidden passion for cooking, he keeps googling for new recipes to try. Hehe.

Just to share, this is the Healthy Prenatal set from Shaklee that I have been taking:

prenatal and postnatal vitamins

ESP
Protein supply for sustained energy, the building of fetal tissue and for a healthy uterus for baby to grow in !

VitaLea Iron Formula
This is a multivitamin with iron which helps us fill in our daily nutritional gaps. The iron in it helps pregnant mothers maintain healthy hemoglobin (HB) levels.

B-Complex
Complete source of B vitamins, including Folic Acid for mother and baby.
It’s critical to have enough folic acid in our system by the early weeks of pregnancy to prevent spina bifida. That’s why I recommend taking B Complex wayyyy before you get pregnant. :)

Sustained Release Vita C
Vitamin C helps improve our immune system, which is of course very important during pregnancy.

Ostematrix
Source of calcium, magnesium and vitamin D, which is very important for bone and growth of baby. The calcium our baby needs is provided by our diet, so we have to make sure we get enough calcium in our diet.
Ostematrix also helps in easing constipation !

Omega Guard
To provide a safe and beneficial amount of DHA & EPA for fetal brain development.

So there you are, my basic prenatal vitamins !
What’s good about all the above is I can still continue taking them after delivery (with the addition of Alfalfa Complex), and I plan to do so, InshaAllah.

I believe these supplements have helped me stay energized throughout Ramadhan, with Allah’s permission, of course.

Just found out you’re pregnant ? Congratulations ! Let me help you decide on which prenatal vitamins you should take. :)

Contact me now !

xoxo

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My Daily Shaklee Regimen

Assalamu’alaikum everyone.
Happy Monday ! :)

Hope everyone is doing good today. No Monday blues, eh ? :)

Today I have decided to share with you my daily Shaklee Regimen which is basically what Shaklee supplements I take and when I take them.

I am happy to admit that I have tried almost all of the Shaklee supplements and I have no complaints whatsoever. But these are the ones that I have stuck with. :)

My mornings are kick-started with my Mighty 3 Gems which is a combination of 2-3 tablespoons of ESP, 1 tablespoon of Meal Shakes & 1 tablespoon of Performance. I add 1 sachet of Collagen Powder on alternate days.

Shaklee Regimen

My Mighty 3 Gems & Collagen Powder

This is followed by 5 tablets of Alfalfa Complex.
This will count as my breakfast and it will usually keep my full until lunch or if I’m fasting, this would suffice as my sahur as well.

After lunch, I would take 1 tablet of VitaLea, 1-2 tablets of B Complex, 2 tablets of Sustained Release Vita C and 1 capsule of GLA Complex.

Shaklee Regimen

Look at how cute all of them look together hehe.

After dinner, I take another 5 tablets of Alfalfa Complex, another capsule of GLA Complex, 2 tablets of Advanced Joint Health and 1 capsule of Carotomax.

Lastly, before bedtime, I take 2-3 tablets of Ostematrix and 1 teaspoon of Vivix. But as I usually doze off while putting Khayla to sleep, I sometimes miss my Ostematrix (which I will regret the day after – body aches !) and I will have to take my Vivix early in the morning on an empty stomach.

So that’s basically it. Hehe.
Alhamdulillah this regimen has helped me keep my eczema at bay, I no longer have morning sneezing fits, I don’t fall sick as often as I used to, and my skin has improved tremendously. :)
Alhamdulillah, of course everything is with Allah’s permission. :)

No, you do not have to take the exact same supplements that I am taking.
If you have no medical conditions, I would suggest you start with the basic VitaLea, B Complex and Vita C. Preferably along with ESP.

If you need help in deciding which supplements you should take, don’t hesitate to contact me and I will be happy to assist you. :)

One day I’ll write on what Shaklee skincare I am using, ok ?
Until my next post, bye !

xoxo

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Nutrients for the Skin

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Happy Monday ya’ll !

Who doesn’t want beautiful skin, right ?

Nutrition and great skin are very much related and some of the nutrients that play an important role in your complexion are vitamins. I personally have seen a marked improvement in my skin since I started supplementing religiously. Many have commented on how my skin looks way better now !

Here are some of the essential vitamins for great skin and how to incorporate them into your diet.

Vitamin A
You might be lacking in Vitamin A if your skin has been feeling scaly and dry. Vitamin A is also good for individuals who are suffering from acne. Vitamin A helps the skin rebuild tissues and is also a great anti-aging nutrient. So if you wish to keep lines, wrinkles, dull skin and other skin aging symptoms at bay then Vitamin A is for you ! Good sources of Vitamin A include eggs, leafy greens, milk, carrots, pumpkins, liver and more.
Vitamin E
Vitamin E is perhaps the most well-known vitamin that is essential for healthy skin. Like I have elaborated in one of my previous posts, Vitamin E is an effective antioxidant that helps fight free radicals in your body. Vitamin E is an important anti-aging nutrient. Appearance of age spots, wrinkles, stretch marks and lines are reduced by applying Vitamin-E rich products. Vitamin E can also be found in foods like olives, sunflower seeds, peanuts, almonds, wheat germ and leafy greens.

Vitamin C 
Vitamin C is also an effective antioxidant. It also stimulates the production of collagen in your skin. Collagen is the protein responsible for making your skin supple. Most fruits are good sources of Vitamin C so try to make fruits a staple addition to your everyday diet. Vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, tomato, brussel sprouts and cucumber are also good sources of this vitamin.

Vitamin B Complex
B Vitamins should also be added to your diet if you wish to achieve healthy skin. Vitamin B1, for instance, boosts circulation in the body and gives your skin a certain glow. If you’re a woman taking birth control pills then you are at risk of Vitamin B1 deficiency. Egg yolks, nuts and raisins are great sources of Vitamin B1. Niacin of Vitamin B3 helps your skin receive plenty of oxygen, which prevents development of acne among other benefits. Niacin-rich foods include tomatoes, broccoli and carrots.

Info credits to Fitday.com.
Now that we know which vitamins are good for us, here’s my suggestions on which supplements can help give you a radiant glowing and more supple skin !
The famous trio, Shaklee’s B Complex, Vita E Complex & Sustained Release Vita C is an awesome combination for those of you looking to improve your skin.

This trio is a favourite among ladies and men alike !
In addition to these three, you can also get your dose of Vitamin A from Shaklee’s Carotomax which is not only good for you skin, but also can benefit your eyes and immune system !

I hope I have helped shed some light on how your skin can look and feel better, if you have any other question, feel free to drop me a message. :)

*These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease

For more information and to order, contact:

Melissa Raffur
Shaklee Independent Distributor [ID: 889132]
hunnylis@gmail.com
SMS/Whatsapp: 012 299 6442
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Shaklee supplements for Fertility

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Are you & your partner trying to get pregnant ?
Is your body getting the nutrients it needs to prepare for pregnancy ?
Here are the suggested safe & natural supplements for fertility:
1. Vita-Lea Iron Formula – Vita-Lea is specially formulated to provide you with 28 essential vitamins and critical minerals for optimum health and energy. It helps in filling our daily nutritional gaps. VitaLea also contains iron which is an important component in forming our blood.
2. B Complex – contains Folic Acid & Biotin which are important blood forming components & to stabilize hormones. B vitamins are known to help us manage and relieve stress. Stress management is crucial when we’re trying to conceive and also during pregnancy.3. Vita E Complex – vitamine E aids sex hormones production for both men & women. Shaklee’s Vita E Complex also contains Selenium which helps increase sperm count & motility.4. Zinc Complex – Zinc has an impact on our hormones including sex hormones. A deficiency in zinc has been said to be the cause of infertility in men. Zinc also affects sperm count & motility.5. GLA Complex – aids in irregular menses and helps in the production on good & fertile quality cervical fluid.

6. Alfalfa Complex – helps reduce pain during intercourse, decrease vaginal discharge, irregular menses, menstrual cramps and acts like ‘kacip fatimah’.

For women, it is advised to take all the supplements above. Men can omit the Alfalfa Complex.
Feel free to contact me for a personalized consultation.

InshaAllah in my next post, I will share some tips on conceiving. :)

 

*These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease

For more information and to order, contact:
Melissa Raffur
Shaklee Independent Distributor [ID: 889132]
hunnylis@gmail.com
SMS/Whatsapp: 012 296 6442

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Nutrition Before, During and After Pregnancy

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Pregnancy is a very important phase in a woman’s life. 
Our overall health and diet before, during and after pregnancy has a huge impact on our growing babies’ health. 
What happens DURING PREGNANCY ?
  • A huge burden is placed on our bodies
  • This can deplete nutrients stores in our bodies faster
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Weight gain !

The importance of NUTRITION DURING PREGNANCY

  • For mother’s health – to be able to have a healthy pregnancy from start to birth
  • For healthy baby development
  • For a complication-free birthing process
  • For a speedy recovery after giving birth

What happens AFTER PREGNANCY ?

  • Hormone levels normalizes
  • The uterus goes back to its normal size
  • 25-85% of postpartum women go through a depressive state for a few days 

The importance of NUTRITION AFTER PREGNANCY

  • For a mother’s recovery
  • For milk production
  • For a healthy disease-free baby
  • To improve overall health – osteoporosis, buttock or shoulder aches
SHAKLEE OFFERS SUPPLEMENTS TO FULFILL IMPORTANT NUTRIENT NEEDS FOR MOTHER & BABY DURING AND AFTER PREGNANCY
1. IRON
Hemoglobin functions to carry oxygen in our blood for both baby and mother. During pregnancy, blood quantity increases. 
  • Iron deficiency can lead to anemia in pregnant and lactating mothers.
  • In the third trimester, a fetus absorbs iron from its mother
  • Iron is important in reducing risk of premature birth

2. FOLIC ACID

Supports:
  • A healthy neural system
  • Hormone production
  • Red blood cells formation
  • Energy production

400 mcg of folic acid before conception and during early pregnancy reduces risk of neural tube defects until 70% !

SHAKLEE VITA-LEA IRON FORMULA
Vita-Lea is specially formulated to provide you with 28 essential vitamins and critical minerals for optimum health and energy.
Why Vita-Lea Iron Formula ?
  • It is supported by seven clinical studies
  • Patented folic acid micro-coating technology allows for immediate release in the stomach to enhance absorption of folic acid, a crucial B vitamin that helps produce and maintain new cells
  • Vita-Lea undergoes more than 340 of quality control tests to ensure the purity and potency of the product.
SHAKLEE B COMPLEX
A Perfect B
  • Shaklee B Complex offers a perfect balance of ALL EIGHT B VITAMINS
  • Patented folic acid micro-coating technology allows for immediate release in the stomach to enhance absorption of folic acid, a crucial B vitamin that helps produce and maintain new cells

Why choose Shaklee B Complex ?

3. VITAMIN C
Needed in synthesis of collagen to build cartilage, muscles and bones in fetus.
Also important for a healthy immune system – to help fight infections & diseases.
SHAKLEE SUSTAINED RELEASED VITA-C PLUS
  • Contains the same molecules of vitamin C as in citrus fruits.
  • Contains bioflavonoids, hesperidin and rose hips to enhance the function of vitamin C
  • Releases vitamin C equivalent to 1 1/2 oranges every hour for 5 hours

4. PROTEIN

Protein are the basic building blocks of our bodies – both mother and baby !
It is important especially the 2nd and 3rd trimester in which babies are developing rapidly in the womb.
Important for milk production.
SHAKLEE ESP-SOY PROTEIN ISOLATE POWDER
  • ESP provides 14 grams of high quality non-GMO soy protein with all the amino acids, including the nine essential amino acids your body needs for protein synthesis.
  • ESP is naturally low in fat.
  • It is also lactose and cholesterol free.
5. CALCIUM
Important for healthy and strong bones.
Breast milk is 40% calcium !
SHAKLEE OSTEMATRIX
More than just calcium.
Absorption and bioavailability of Ostematrix is proven through clinical studies.
Studies show that calcium in Ostematrix is fully absorbed after 12 hours !

6. OMEGA-3

EPA and DHA in a pregnant woman’s diet can lead have a positive impact towards her baby’s visual and cognitive development.
High Omega-3 consumption during pregnancy can reduce the risk of allergies in baby.

SHAKLEE OMEGA GUARD

Safety and Purity guaranteed.
Shaklee’s OmegaGuard is made through a proprietary, triple molecular distillation process that concentrates the natural beneficial omega-3 fatty acids while removing harmful compounds like mercury and lead that are found in many types of fish.
So, rest assured, OmegaGuard does not contain heavy metal contaminants such as plumbum, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, dioxin or PCB (polychlorinated biphenyl).

Why choose Shaklee Omega Guard ?

7. SHAKLEE ALFALFA COMPLEX

  • Traditionally used to help increase breast milk production 
  • Help prevent constipation after giving birth
  • Help reduce water retention 
8. SHAKLEE GLA COMPLEX

Shaklee GLA Complex is a combination of borage oil, which contains a natural highly concentration of gamma linolenic acid (GLA), linoleic acid (LA), sunflower oil and vitamin E.
Helps in normalizing hormone levels after pregnancy.


*These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease
For more information and to order, contact:
Melissa Raffur
Shaklee Independent Distributor [ID: 889132]
hunnylis@gmail.com
SMS/Whatsapp: 012 296 6442

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Testimonial – increased milk production !

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On this wonderful Friday morning, I would like to share with you a feedback from a customer who has been consuming Vita-Lea, Vita-C, B Complex and ALFALFA along with ESP for a week. :)

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Alhamdulillah, let’s spread the love of Shaklee ! 😀

*These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease
For more information and to order, contact:
Melissa Raffur
Shaklee Independent Distributor [ID: 889132]
hunnylis@gmail.com
SMS/Whatsapp: 012 296 6442

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Shaklee Vita-E, Vita-C & B Complex Testimonial – skin & energy improving in just two weeks !

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Hello all !
It’s the last day of October and the LAST DAY OF THE ESP-SOY PROTEIN ISOLATE POWDER PROMOTION !
Today is also the day all Shaklee distributors found out that Shaklee has ran out of stock of ESP !

WOW !
That just goes to show how ESP has affected many lives, including mine !

Alhamdulillah. :)

I am in quite a jovial mood because I have been receiving positive responses from my customers so far. Alhamdulillah. So, today I would like to share a testimonial from a friend who has been consuming Shaklee’s Vita-E, Vita-C and B Complex for a little over 2 weeks now. :)
She is a mother of one.

Below is what she had to say a week ago !

Not only is she seeing improvement in her skin, but also her energy level ! Alhamdulillah. :)

Click here to read on Vita- E, here for Vita-C and here for B Complex !

*These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease
 

For more information and to order, contact:

Melissa Raffur
Shaklee Independent Distributor [ID: 889132]
hunnylis@gmail.com
SMS/Whatsapp: 012 296 6442
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bye bye acne scars !

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I have always been skeptical about multivitamins/supplements (I know most of us are).

Because I know most of them are ‘contaminated’ with artificial fillers, colourings and flavours ! Plus I didn’t really believe they worked. When I learned that Shaklee supplements are HALAL and ALL NATURAL –sourced from nature, with none of the above added to them- I was convinced to try them !

My acne scars have been haunting me for years.

After consuming Shaklee’s Family Wellness Set (ESP+Vita-Lea+Vita C+B Complex) along with Vita-E, I saw significant improvements within a month !
My skin is now smoother -all over, not only on my face – and my acne scars are slowly fading !
Alhamdulillah.

Other changes that I have noticed with the Family Wellness Set are:

  1. Marked improvement in my energy level – I can get more chores done, be a full time working mother and wife, even with little amount of sleep.
  2. Significant changes in my mood – I am less cranky now and I can manage stress better !
  3. Fairer skin all over (according to my hubby and sister)
  4. Softer hair
  5. My nails are less brittle now
  6. Less cellulite ! Whee !
  7. No more cracked heels.

The more I learn about Shaklee, the more I am falling in love with it.

I am confident that Shaklee is safe, perfect for my whole family. I am in process of ‘Shaklee-fying’ my whole family. Hehe. So far, my hubby, daughter, dad and sister are all on Shaklee !

Alhamdulillah. Shaklee has changed my life and I want to help you change yours too ! :)

*These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease
 

For more information and to order, contact:

Melissa Raffur
Shaklee Independent Distributor [ID: 889132]
hunnylis@gmail.com
SMS/Whatsapp: 012 296 6442

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beautiful skin, beautiful weight, with ESP.

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Hi all ! Happy Sunday !

Since there’s only 10 days left until the end of October, which also means that there’s only 10 DAYS MORE UNTIL THE ESP PROMO ENDS (noooooooooo !), and I know that some of you are still contemplating, “To buy or not to buy, that is the question.” Hehe.

Sooo, why don’t you read this awesome testimonial of a woman who initially tried ESP for her skin – and loved it ! – but on the sideline, managed to lose some weight too ! Woot !
Please bear in mind that ESP is not a slimming product, it just keeps you full for a longer period, so you don’t overeat or binge unnecessarily !

Best tak, best tak ? Hehe.
Don’t miss out on all of the ESP benefits, ya’ll, BUY IT NOW !

P.S: MEN CAN ALSO DRINK ESP OKAYYYY, NO NEED TO MALU-MALU. HEHE.

*These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease
 

For more information and to order, contact:

Melissa Raffur
Shaklee Independent Distributor [ID: 889132]
hunnylis@gmail.com
SMS/Whatsapp: 012 296 6442

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