Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Natural Ways to Support Your Heart [Giveaway + review]

Did you know that more than 610,000 people die each year in the US alone from heart disease? That is about 1 in every 4 death being from heart disease. Heart disease is prevalent in both men and women and has become the leading cause of death. Eating fish and fish products help to support cardiovascular function and reduce the incidence of heart disease. A diet high fish and natural fish oil supplements like Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega 2X are natural ways to support your heart.

Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega 2X      
Nordic Naturals CoQ10 Ubiquinol          
The Complete Mediterranean Diet         
Rating: total green check marks out of 5.

Disclosure: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  I am not a medical professional. Information about the products was sourced from the company website. Please consult your physician before starting a new supplement. I received the products for free to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own and are honest.

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100% pure and natural

High concentration

No artificial preservatives

Fish Oil has become part of my diet again and I have even introduced it into my toddler's diet. While I prefer fish oil in liquid form, I do appreciate the convenience of the capsule form. Nordic Naturals is a brand that I keep purchasing because it is one of the front runners for high quality fish oils and supplements. The company takes great strides in keeping their standards high.

Ultimate Omega 2X Ingredients: purified deep sea fish oil (from anchovies and sardines), soft gel capsule (gelatin, water, glycerin, natural lemon flavor), natural lemon flavor, d-alpha tocopherol, rosemary extract (a natural preservative).

Ingredients are gluten-free, milk-free, artificial color free and artificial flavor free. The natural lemon flavor comes from lemon rind.

CoQ10 Ubiquinol Ingredients: organic extra virgin olive oil, soft gel capsule (gelatin, water, glycerin, carob color), ubiquinol, beeswax, d-alpha tocopherol, rosemary extract (a natural preservative).

Ingredients are gluten-free, milk-free, artificial flavor free. The label does not state that ingredients are artificial color free, so I wonder if the carob color is artificial or natural.

I feel confident about the ingredients list and the high quality of the ingredients in these Nordic Naturals supplements. I would like to see the company move toward more organic ingredients, though I do like that ingredients are non-GMO verified. I like that the ingredients list is simple.

Results: The supplements are easy to take. The Ultimate Omega 2X has a slight lemon flavor, but I did not find it off putting. Since I have started taking a fish oil supplement regularly, I feel like I am able to recover quicker from illness.

Cardiovascular Health: Starting with a Mediterranean diet and supplementing with high quality supplements is a great way to ensure a reduced risk in getting heart disease. In our house, we try to cook as much as possible, choose nutrition ingredients and cooking oils like olive oil, stay physically active, and supplement with natural supplements. Since we have history of heart disease and high blood pressure on both sides of the family, it is extremely important for us to maintain heart hearth. Dr. Ozner's book, The Complete Mediterranean Diet, was a good reminder for me about maintaining a nutritious diet full of whole foods! The book is also full of over 500 recipes that will help any family start a healthier lifestyle!

Nordic Naturals Coupon Code: HEART16 
Receive 15% discount on phone and web orders; free shipping on all orders over $25
Expires 05/01/16

Enter below to win a prize package from Nordic Naturals and Dr. Ozner!

Please use the Giveaway Tools entry form. Open to US only. All entries will be verified. Duplicate, incomplete and invalid entries will be deleted. 

Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega 2X
Nordic Naturals CoQ10 Ubiquinol
The Complete Mediterranean Diet book
($130 RV)

Disclosure: All Natural Katie is not responsible for companies/sponsors who fail to ship the prize. Nordic Naturals will be shipping the prize to the giveaway winner.

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