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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 !

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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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Who needs Ostematrix ?

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OSTEMATRIX is selling like hot cakes this month !
Apart from ESP, of course, hehe. 

So, WHO NEEDS OSTEMATRIX ? Both women AND men !
In a nutshell:

If you’re someone who gets cramps easily, have water retention, constipation and pre-menstrual problemsOSTEMATRIX can free you from all the above !

If you’re a working person who is frequently exhaustedOSTEMATRIX is the answer to help keep you energized everyday.

If you’re pregnantOSTEMATRIX can help you avoid cramps and back pain.

If you’re a breastfeeding motherOSTEMATRIX can help aid better milk production provided that the basic prinsip of breastfeeding is followed.

If you’re a womanOSTEMATRIX helps reduce risk of brittle bones & osteoporosis.

If you’re overweightOSTEMATRIX helps make sure your bones are healthy enough to withstand your weight. :)

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Ostematrix is a great investment for your bones and health. :)
I’ll leave you with what Puan Nan had to say about her experience with Ostematrix:
“Saya selalu sakit belakang. Saya ambil Omega Guard dan Ostematrix. Ostematrix 4 biji sebelum tidur. Omega Guard dua biji pagi. Alhamdulillah,  dah  tak sakit belakang dan tidur pun dah lena. Kalau dulu, saya sampai kena ambil injection tahan sakit kalau datang sakit belakang yang teruk.”
 
 

*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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MARCH 2013 PROMO: OSTEMATRIX !

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March is the month of OSTEMATRIX !
 
This is sooo exciting ! Ostematrix is one of my favourite Shaklee supplement too ! It helps my bowel movement, helps me stay fresh and energized every day. I no longer have leg cramps and best is I know I am reducing my risk of brittle bones a.k.a osteoporosis. :)
Every woman (and man), especially those who drink little to no milk/yogurt everyday, should take Ostematrix to meet their required daily calcium intake.


 
What does Shaklee.com.my has to say about Ostematrix ?
 
More Than Just Calcium
OsteMatrixTM provides daily nutrients, including calcium that helps in the formation and maintenance of bones and teeth.  It also includes magnesium, vitamin D and the minerals zinc, copper and manganese, to help in the maintenance of good health. The small, coated caplets are easy to swallow.

No artificial flavours, sweeteners, colours, or preservatives added – AWESOME !

 

What is Calcium?

Calcium is a mineral that our body needs to MAINTAIN STRONG BONES and to carry out many important functions. Almost all calcium is stored in BONES & TEETH, where it supports their structure and hardness.
The body also needs calcium for MUSCLES TO MOVE and for NERVES to carry messages between the brain and every body part. In addition, calcium is used to help BLOOD VESSELS MOVE BLOOD THROUGHOUT THE BODY and to help release HORMONES and ENZYMES that affect almost every function in the human body.

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Foods containing calcium :

Diary foods are very high in calcium, especially milk, yogurt and cheese.other good sources include calcium enriched fruit orange, rice beverages and soya beverages.

 
How much Calcium do we need ?
 
Life Stage Recommended Amount
Birth to 6 months 200 mg
Infants 7–12 months 260 mg
Children 1–3 years 700 mg
Children 4–8 years 1,000 mg
Children 9–13 years 1,300 mg
Teens 14–18 years 1,300 mg
Adults 19–50 years 1,000 mg
Adult men 51–70 years 1,000 mg
Adult women 51–70 years 1,200 mg
Adults 71 years and older 1,200 mg
Pregnant and breastfeeding teens 1,300 mg
Pregnant and breastfeeding adults 1,000 mg

  Calcium is especially important to prevent OSTEOPOROSIS.

What happens to bones during Osteoporosis?

By about 20, the average woman acquired 98% of her skeletal mass. This process of bone acquisition slows as you get older. Between age 35-40, you began to loose bone mass, remains reasonably stable until age 50 & then declines progressively, This loss if severe can lead to Osteoporosis.

 

What are the signs and symptoms of Osteoporosis?

– Bone pain in the Hip or Wrist.
– Low back pain.
– Loss of height and a stopped posture.
– Neck Pain.
– Fractures of the Hip, Spine, back or wrist, sometime without falling.

What are the risk factors?

The following risk factors may trigger Osteoporosis:

– Family history.
– Low calcium diet
– Lack of physical activity.
– Being underweight
– Consumption of alcohol
– Smoking
– Medicines such as Corticosteroids, Diuretics, Hypertension etc.
– Early Menopause
– Women whose ovaries are surgically removed.

How to prevent Osteoporosis?

Adequate calcium and vitamin D intake are necessary to develop and preserve healthy bones throughout our life. 
– Good sources of calcium-dairy products such as milk, cheese, yogurt, green leafy vegetables, nuts especially almonds and sea food like fish.
– Vitamin D may be obtained from eggs, liver, or by spending 15 minutes in the sun 2-3 times a week.
– 15-20 minutes walking daily helps stop further weakening of bones.
– Weight bearing exercise such as low-impact aerobics, stair climbing running and swimming helps keep your bones strong.
– Muscle-building exercise are not recommended for people with Osteoporosis
– Cut back on cigarette smoking or excessive alcohol intake.

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Calcium is also VERY VERY important in PREGNANCY & BREASTFEEDING.

 
For breastfeeding mothers, calcium intake can not be overstated. In breastfeeding, calcisum will be absorbed from the calcium  available in the mother’s body. If this persists and the mother does not replace the calcium she uses, then she would run the risk of osteoporosis, feeling sore legs and spine, easily tired and weary, and wrinkles on the face.  
 
 
Pregnant women need 1000mg-1300mg a day of calcium. Ostematrix contains calcium, magnesium and vitamin D, 3 in 1. Each 1 tablet contains 250mg calcium OsteMatrix.  Calcium is very important for building cells, the growth of baby’s teeth and bone formation. Stimulation of nerve repair, prevent muscle cramps, especially for pregnant women and calcium is also important to stabilize the heart rate and high blood pressure. If pregnant mothers lack calcium it may also cause bone shrinkage and causing damage to the mother’s own teeth. 
 
Soooo, why is OSTEMATRIX so special ?
 
Ostematrix contains calcium, magnesium and vitamin D, 3 in 1. Each 1 tablet contains 250mg calcium OsteMatrix. Magnesium works to help incorporate calcium into bones and strengthens, vitamin D to stimulate calcium absorption. 
 
 
 
And we have clinical studies to prove the absorption and bioavailability of Ostematrix !
 
 


Best kan, kan, kan kannnn ?
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GET YOUR OSTEMATRIX TODAY WHILE IT’S ON PROMOTION !!

Don’t be shy to contact me for more details on the promo. :)

 

*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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OsteMatrix

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Bones are an important structure of the human body.  They are our framework, supporting our body’s weight, main organs such as lungs, heart, liver and kidneys, as well as enabling us to move our muscles and bodies freely.  Maintaining optimal bone health is an important requirement for optimal overall health.
 
More Than Just Calcium
OsteMatrixTM provides daily nutrients, including calcium that helps in the formation and maintenance of bones and teeth.  It also includes magnesium, vitamin D and the minerals zinc, copper and manganese, to help in the maintenance of good health. The small, coated caplets are easy to swallow.

No artificial flavours, sweeteners, colours, or preservatives added.

 
*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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