Step Put Of The Gym And Into Supplements


Nicole Kuhl, CNN Director of Nutrition at Lifespan Medicine

Let’s face it – summer’s around the corner and your body doesn’t exactly look like the cover of the magazines you see on the newsstand on your way to work each morning. Suddenly winter is over and its time to come out of hibernation. If you are still indulging in green tea ice cream and a few pieces of chocolate here and there you may need to get your body in gear!

Aside from the grueling, routine, gym workout, what is another way you can ensure you’re doing all you can to look your best in time for swimsuit season?

According to Nicole Kuhl, CCN Director of Nutrition at Lifespan Medicine, “Supplements work in a subtle way to give the body a slight metabolic advantage. They are not like weight loss drugs, which work like a sledgehammer! Because of this, a person can maintain their weight after they stop taking supplements so long as they maintain the behaviors that helped them to lose weight.”

Kuhl is a full time health coach at Life Span, who specializes in anti-inflammatory diets tailored to the individual as opposed to a one-size-fits-all template. Kuhl focuses on helping individuals pick the right supplements and teaches what ingredients to look for and which ones to avoid.

“The phrase, “You get what you pay for” holds true when it comes to supplements. If you go to a general retail shop and pick up a cheap supplement, you’re taking a gamble. The market is full of inferior products with unnecessary ingredients. Some products even have dangerous ingredients like heavy metals. The most expensive supplement is the one that doesn’t work. It’s important to purchase supplements from companies that are GMP and third party tested to ensure purity and potency,” Says Kuhl.

BN took Kuhl’s advice and searched the world over for high quality, natural, organic supplements that contained no added fillers. The results – perfection!

Daily Detox Caps:

This unique combination of Chinese herbs provides a healthy daily detox to help regulate your bodies’ digestive system and clear out harmful toxins.

The average recipe in an American diet consists of three to five pounds of animal protein, tablespoons of saturated fats, and countless cups of caffeine and alcohol. The result – a radically changed internal ecosystem!

When your body is full of toxins it can cause you to become tired and activate cravings for caffeine or sweets that are high in sugar resulting in weight gain. By detoxifying your body you are resetting your internal blueprint and paving the way for healthier food options.

Availability: Vitamin Shoppe Retail stores and online


Aside from the furry plant we’ve come to know so well, Organic Chia Seeds have been labeled an up and coming super food. Containing one of the purest forms of Omega 3, it is said to absorb more than ten times its weight in water making it a prime source for optimal hydration.

Chia seeds are also high in soluble fiber, which can slow the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream, bind it to toxins in the digestive system, and help to eliminate waste.

Availability: Vitamin Shoppe Retail stores and online

Flaxseed Frenzy:

Organic Ground Flaxseed is a great source of fiber and omega 3 fatty acids. Fiber is needed during detoxification to help eliminate waste. Proper elimination is a critical component of detoxification and can aid in weight loss.

GliSODin Skin Nutrients:

This advanced slimming formula is the first of its kind to support key functions without the use of laxatives or diuretics. Among its many talents it is proven to help balance blood sugar, regulate metabolism and protein intake and help keep a stable hormonal cycle–A key ingredient to effective and long term weight loss.

GliSODin also contains the powerful ingredient SOD, which helps to neutralize free radicals that cause oxidative stress in the body. By fighting oxidative stress, your body has the ability to optimize your metabolism and fight off the precursors that cause metabolic syndrome.

Price/availability: $85

Sea Buckthorn:

Flown in from the Himalayas, the newest super food on the market and the best kept secret to promoting overall health – Sea Buckthorn Berries has everyone raving, myself included! Sea Buckthorn Oil is supercharged with antioxidants and 190 bioactive nutrients, as well as high levels of healthy unsaturated fats including the rare Omega 7. It is also used to combat the signs of aging in skin, hair, and nails.

Omega 7 fatty acids not only improve your cardiovascular system, but also work towards maintaining proper cholesterol levels, thereby flushing away excess fats in the process!

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