I’m not one who likes to take supplements, but this time was different. I felt like I needed something to restore and help my body during my postpartum days (since its baby no 2) and that’s when I came across the Shaklee Postnatal set while I was browsing the web.
So I approached Shaklee and asked if I could do a review of their products and to my delight, they said YES! They were kind enough to give me the full Shaklee Postnatal Set that included 7 products.
Each product has its benefits and ‘job’ for your body, but in short- after taking these supplements, I really do feel a difference in energy, in my mood and the quality of my milk as well. The best part is, these nutritional benefits not just you, but baby as well (if you’re breastfeeding).
Why do I say that? Because now that I ran out and not taking them anymore, I see a huge difference especially in the quality of my milk. I’ll explain more product by product below.. So keep scrolling and keep reading for a more thorough review.
The Shaklee Postnatal set includes:
• Sustained Release Vita-C Plus
• Vita-Lea® Iron Formula
• Alfalfa Complex
• ESP Mixed Soy Protein Isolate Powder
This is what my daily supplement intake looks like:
According to Shaklee’s nutritionist whom I met prior to giving birth, you can basically take the recommended dosage for each supplement at any time of the day. Some people prefers taking all in the morning to start of their day right, and some like to space it out and divide according to meals.
What I personally did was divide the intakes into two; one to take in the mornings after breakfast and another after dinner. I figured that I can’t be swallowing sooooo many pills all at once, so decided this was best for me. The recommended daily intake for each supplement varies- some only 1 a day, some 2, and some would be 5! So I divided all these different variations into 2 portions, which looks like the photo above.
I also found out based on my experience that I can’t be taking these pills on an empty stomach (because there were days where I would forget and take it at odd times), in particular the B Complex with Folic Acid, which made me a bit nauseas if stomach is empty. But that’s just me, and of course it’ll probably be different for you guys.
Besides that, the ESP Mixed Soy Protein Isolate Powder is not one of my favourites, because you have to drink it and it’s kinda thick. I’m not a fan of these kinda ‘shakes’ in general, but I do know a lot of people who do love them. I was told that you can also add it into your usual juices, into your bakes, maybe in some yogurt? I’m not sure, but I’m not exactly rajin to do all these things- which is BAD! Because I know how good this supplement is based on the many reviews I read online especially for breastfeeding mums.
I also noticed that I have healthier gums too and they don’t bleed as much anymore, which I think it the work of the Sustained Release Vita-C Plus.
I listed down each of the supplements that are included in this Shaklee Postnatal Set, so keep on scrolling for thorough info on each of them.