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We are proud to announce that we have been featured on Kristin McGee’s Blog! Kristin McGee is a celebrity Yoga and Pilates instructor in New York City. She’s also a proud mom to her son Timothy and currently pregnant with twins! She’s a contributing editor at Health Magazine and has appeared frequently on television: Today Show, Good Morning America, Early Show, CNN, Fox News, among other programs. Her career grew as she starred in a yoga video series with Lori Trespicio from The Real World, followed by a feature video with Bethenny Frankel. Her unparalleled teaching ability has grown her a clientele of high-profile celebrities. Kristin is a spokesperson for Power Pilates Gym on HSN and has been featured in over 100 yoga and Pilates videos. In 2016, she was named one of the top 100 most influential yoga teachers in the U.S. by SONIMA.

Kristin is a frequent blogger and writes about Yoga, Recipes, Pregnancy, Life Tips, and Health. In her most recent post, My 5 Favorite Supplements, Kristin writes about her diet and tips to maintaining well-rounded nutrition. In this post, she features five of BioActive Nutrients products: Berry Good Greens, Strawberry Chewable Probiotics, Beyond Colostrum, Complete Meal Replacement, and Vitamin B Complex. Kristin uses these supplements in recipes, to boost her immune system, to keep her feeling full, and allow her to get a well-rounded diet to keep her body running most efficiently. Kristin states, “I love the greens it’s the perfect addition to my diet, I’m ensured I’m getting all the good nutrients and powerful antioxidants I need. I mix it in smoothies or just plain water and it tastes great. I sneak it in to my 3 year old’s smoothies as well!

You can view her blog post below:

My 5 Favorite Supplements!

Posted On: September 14, 2016 | By: Kristin McGee

Throughout my years as a fitness professional for both Yoga and Pilates, I’ve always been fascinated with nutrition as well as supplementation. I thought as long as I am eating a healthy, well-rounded diet, I don’t really need to add anything else to my diet. There are special times in my life, though, like being pregnant with twins, training for a video shoot, making sure I stay well when I am on the road, or busy raising a toddler and doing my job, which is mentally and physically exhausting. It’s hard to know just exactly what to take, what is actually well made and true to its ingredient list, and what is safe. I have recently discovered a company, BioActive Nutrients, and they have super high quality vitamins, minerals and supplements that aim to support healthy living without breaking the bank.

Guy Evans founded the company twenty years ago and enlisted his dad, a biochemist, to help him create a simple, affordable, complete dietary supplement the whole family can take. After he created BioPlus, a natural multivitamin, he went on to develop an entire line of natural products aimed to help people live a healthy lifestyle. I recently spoke to Guy and he walked me through some of the supplements he sells and loves the most. I was really surprised and excited to see how truly great his products are. I would highly recommend BioActive Nutrients to my clients, friends and family. Each person is an individual and I think it’s good to work with your doctor, as well as someone like Guy who can help steer you in the right direction as to what to supplement with.
Here are my top 5 favorite supplements right now:

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Berry Good Greens – I really love these! Full of greens, berry and a prebiotic fiber blend, Berry Good Greens can be added to smoothies, oatmeal, pancake mix, muffins, etc. I eat a ton of fruits and veggies; but these definitely come in handy when I’m feeling depleted. It’s also an easy way to sneak more greens in to Timothy’s diet.

 

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Strawberry Chewable Probiotics – It’s hard to find a tasty, sugar free chewable vitamin and it drives me crazy! I love chewing my vitamins like the old school Flinstones Vitamins my mom used to give us as kids; but most are loaded with sugar or glucose syrup or some form of sugar. BioActive probiotics are sugar free, really yummy (so easy for me to give to Timothy as well) and provide 4 billion CFU, a measurement of good bacteria and yeasts in probiotics. I take two of these a day, one at lunch and one at dinner.

 

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Beyond Colostrom – This product was brand new to me. Colostrom is the nectar produced by a nursing mother before her milk comes in. If the baby can receive the colostrom, it boosts their immune system and staves off infections. BioActive has created a chewable berry flavored tablet that contains 100mg of Immunel.

 
 
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Complete Meal Replacement – I love having a tub of protein powder on hand always. I can mix it in my oatmeal to up my protein, make delicious smoothies with it or use it when I bake protein muffins, cookies, etc. Complete Meal Replacement is great because it has 16 grams of four different forms of protein, as well as vitamins and minerals. I like to make an extra shake when I know I will have a very active morning teaching.

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Vitamin B Complex – Recently, my energy has really been flagging. I think the twins are taking up a ton of my gas. I’ve found supplementing with a B complex really helps me keep my motor running. B vitamins are essential for memory, energy production, the nervous system, digestive system and cardiovascular health.

 

 

So there you have it! In addition to the above mentioned I will take a prenatal vitamin right now while I’m pregnant. I would love to try the BioPlus once I’ve had the twins. Although, it may even be just perfect now. Guy has said pregnant women have taken BioPlus and have had incredible results, even doctors were surprised.

I’m curious to know if you take any supplements and if so which ones? Let me know in the comments below.

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