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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:

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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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Why Shaklee Vitamin C

Now that we know the benefits & importance of vitamin C, I am here to share with you why I choose Shaklee Vitamin C and not other brands.

Firstly, of course because it is naturally derived from corn and the molecule of the vitamin c is exactly the same as of a citrus fruit.

Secondly, taking 1 tablet of Shaklee Vitamin C is equivalent to eating 7 1/2 oranges !

shaklee vitamin cThirdly, and most importantly, Shaklee Vitamin C tablet has a sustained release formulation. Each tablet contains 500 mg and is designed to slowly release 100 mg into your body every hour over a 5 hour period. Our body cannot absorb a huge amount of vitamin c at once, so with the sustained release technology, there is no wastage or excess of vitamin c.

Clinical studies show that the vitamin c from 2 tablets of Shaklee Sustained Release Vita C stays in our blood for 24 hours !

Fourthly, the latest formulation contains and additional 120 mg of complex bioflavonoids which help improve the absorption of vitamin c and prevents oxidation.

What an amazing product ! :)

I take 2 tablets a day to help improve my immunity and skin. However, it is sufficient to take only 1 tablet a day. 1 bottle of Sustained Release Vita C contains 180 tablets, so if you only take 1 tablet a day, it will last you for 6 whole months !

Even if you take 2 tablets like I do, 1 bottle will last you 3 months.
So worth it !

Now you know why there’s no changing my mind about my favourite vitamin C brand. :)

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The Importance of Vitamin C

I am sure most of us already know the importance of vitamin C, kan ?

Well, I am here to elaborate on it anyway. Hehe.

Vitamin C is needed for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of our body. It is used to form an important protein used to make skin, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels, heal wounds and form scar tissue, repair and maintain cartilage, bones, and teeth.

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Vitamin C is also one of many antioxidants. Antioxidants are nutrients that block some of the damage caused by free radicals.

Vitamin C is one of many antioxidants. Antioxidants are nutrients that block some of the damage caused by free radicals.

  • Free radicals are made when your body breaks down food or when you are exposed to tobacco smoke or radiation.
  • The buildup of free radicals over time is largely responsible for the aging process.
  • Free radicals may play a role in cancer, heart disease, and conditions like arthritis.

For many years, vitamin C has  been a popular remedy for the common cold.

Too little vitamin C can lead to signs and symptoms of deficiency, including:

  • Anemia
  • Bleeding gums
  • Decreased ability to fight infection
  • Decreased wound-healing rate
  • Dry and splitting hair
  • Easy bruising
  • Gingivitis (inflammation of the gums)
  • Nosebleeds
  • Possible weight gain because of slowed metabolism
  • Rough, dry, scaly skin
  • Swollen and painful joints
  • Weakened tooth enamel

A severe form of vitamin C deficiency is known as scurvy, which mainly affects older, malnourished adults.

However, our body is not able to make vitamin C on its own, and it does not store vitamin C. Therefore it is important to include plenty of vitamin C-containing foods in our daily diet. (Source)

My favourite vitamin C supplement is of course Shaklee’s Sustained Release Vita C !

Shaklee Vitamin C

It is a great source of all-natural vitamin C which is delivered hour after hour using a proprietary, all-natural delivery system that slowly releases vitamin C. :)

I will write on why Shaklee’s vitamin C is the best (in my opinion lah !) soon, ok ?
Until then, stay healthy everyone ! :)

xoxo

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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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Maintain your Health with the Family Wellness Programme

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FAMILY WELLNESS PROGRAMME
“All the basic supplements for a healthy start” 

The Shaklee Family Wellness Programme is aimed to provide wholesome nutrition for your family to stay vital and healthy.

Benefits:

  • Promotes overall health and wellness*
  • Helps you to be more energetic
  • Strengthen your immune system*
  • Provides nourishment for healthy skin, hair, nails, bone, and muscle


PRODUCTS:
1. VITA-LEA IRON FORMULA
2. ENERGIZING SOY PROTEIN
3. SUSTAINED RELEASE VITA-C 500mg
4. B-COMPLEX

Shaklee came up with a Family Wellness programme, comprising of basic supplements important for our overal health. Suitable for everyone !
For those who want to maintain their health, this set is great for you. :)

*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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