Recently I was given the opportunity to review Revive Active, a health food supplement full of lots of healthy vitamins, minerals and other ingredients.
With Christmas and New Year behind us and the excesses that went with it – which for me was lots of cheese and white wine in between some hard parenting of excitable three and one year old – I needed a health boost and so was looking forward to trying this out.
The supplement is delivered in handy daily sachets, which I took in a glass of apple juice before breakfast in the morning. I had seven days worth to take and was looking forward to seeing some results, especially given the benefits listed on their website, as below:
- Natural sustained energy. No caffeine or sugar, and meant to be good for burnout or fatigue. I recently wrote a post on how I feel I suffer from burnout, so this is perfect for me.
- Heart health. Contains CoQ10, L’Carnitine, Vitamin E and Magnesium, all beneficial to the cardiovascular system. Most of us are aware of the prevalence of cardiovascular disease in this country, so anything that helps can only be a good thing.
- Anti-aging. Well I need this, looking at my eye bags. Revive Active is rich in antioxidants including, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Selenium. With all the sleep disturbance I suffer as a mum of two preschoolers, I have to admit I was particularly excited about this bit.
- Mental clarity and focus. Yes please! I really need this. The other day I put a bag of rubbish in the fridge by mistake. Apparently, Vitamin C and Vitamin B12 help to retain mental clarity.
- Healthy Immune System. Yes, yes and yes. As I’m writing this, I realise I’ve written blog posts lamenting most of these states. Mum of pre-schoolers = colds galore. The website tells us that Vitamins A, C, E and B help maintain a healthy immune system.
As I only had one week’s worth of the supplement, I was doubtful I would see any results. But I can definitely say that I felt more clear-headed and that I had more energy. This is particularly impressive as New Year is a time when many of us feel very sluggish.
Not sure about the eye bags though! Then again, it would take a truck full of the stuff to shift those!
Also of note is the fact that both my children have had colds over Christmas and I didn’t catch one. I do think this is quite unusual as I would usually catch a cold by just glancing in the direction of someone who sneezes.
It’s expensive: six months supply would set you back £49.99 per month, or £59.95 for one month. If you’re recovering from some nasty bug or infection and are really struggling, I’d do it again for one month, but not long term. But it depends what you want. If you suffer from heart problems for example, you may want to pay for this as there are many testimonials on the site on how this has helped people.
Visit the Revive Active website for more information, to order directly and view stockists.