Quickie Wellness: Welleco’s Super Elixir

Getting your body to function at its highest levels…

This post comes from beauty contributor, Allie White.

We know we’re supposed to eat a balanced diet to help our bodies function at their best. That we should make sure to eat the rainbow every single day, along with healthy servings of protein, good fats, fiber, vitamins and minerals. That sipping lots of water and green tea are also crucial.

But that’s asking a lot. We’re busy! There isn’t always time for a completely balanced meal that will deliver all our daily nutrients, vitamins and minerals every five hours. Sometimes a shortcut is necessary. I know, I know, nutritional shortcuts sometimes get a bum rap, and for good reason: not all are created equally. But if the shortcut you’re taking is with The Super Elixir from WelleCo, rest assured it’s above and beyond equal.

Created by Dr. Simone Laubscher, a trained nutritionist and PhD who specializes in disease prevention, and Elle Macpherson (yeah, that Elle Macpherson), The Super Elixir is a game-changing, synthetic-free, vegan, gluten-free, plant-based multivitamin powder you can add to just about anything. Designed to allow your body to absorb all its benefits on a cellular level, this green powder is what your body wants by its side on the quest for an optimal pH, healthy metabolism and energy galore.

If you don’t know who Elle Macpherson is, you’ve either been living under a rock for the last 30 years, or you were born after 2001. No ill will toward either group, but Macphearson is one of the quintessential supermodels of the 80s and 90s who, at 52, is rocking a bikini and glowing skin in pretty much the exact same way she did back in 1986.

As a firm believer in the old (and true!) maxims that “beauty is only skin deep” and “it’s what on the inside that counts,” suggesting that using The Super Elixir regularly will make you look like Elle Macpherson isn’t something I’m going to do. Yes, she’s conventionally gorgeous and has spent her professional career getting paid to look the way she does. But Macpherson herself has said the Elixir is more about getting your body (the inside) to function at its highest level so you feel your best than anything else. And since the way you feel on the inside is reflected on the outside, her insides must be doing great.

So let’s take a closer look at some of The Super Elixir’s 45 (!!!!) ingredients to get a better sense of how this stuff works, and why it has the potential to make you feel like a 52-year-old supermodel:

Mushrooms: Shiitake and Maitake mushrooms are a good source of minerals like manganese (crucial for bone health and controlling blood sugar), selenium (reduces oxidative stress caused by free radicals), zinc (helps the immune and digestive systems function properly) and ergothioneine (an amino acid known to help with liver damage and powerful antioxidant).

Probiotics: No need to try to pronounce these names, but the combination of Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Bifidobacterium Bifidum, Bifidobacterium Lactis and Bifidobacterium Longum create a powerful probiotic force that helps keep your gut healthy, your pH balanced and bloating virtually nonexistent.

Spirulina: Energy? Check. Flowing hair? Check. Clean liver? Check. Thanks, spirulina.

Barley grass: The leaf of the barley plant, this stuff has been used medicinally for centuries, probably because it contains beta carotene, vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12, folic acid, potassium, calcium, magnesium, fiber and whole host of other good-for-you stuff. It’s also the antioxidant PacMan to your body’s ghost free radicals, so there’s that.

Dandelion greens: Those cute yellow weeds you played with as a kid are actually a lot more powerful than you’re probably giving them credit for, especially when it comes to the liver. Not only do dandelion greens help the digestive system, they also help to cleanse the liver and keep it producing the bile our bodies need.

Turmeric: If anti-inflammatory help is what you’re after, turmeric is your best friend. High in the natural chemical curcumin, turmeric is a powerful inflammation fighter that’s also a potent antioxidant. Free radicals, be gone!

Kelp: The spinach of the sea (not to be confused with the actual spinach in The Super Elixir), kelp is incredibly nutrient-rich. Most notably, kelp contains massive amounts of iodine compared to other food sources, meaning it can play a big role in the functionality of your thyroid.

Now here’s the thing: There’s no “secret product” that will miraculously impart good health overnight. No one thing is going to get your insides running at 100, your skin glowing, your hair flowing, so be wary when anything promises all of this (especially if it comes with a hefty price tag). It’s a combination of quite a few factors, work and a commitment to your health. So no, The Super Elixir won’t cure your ills and soothe your woes. But it might give you a helpful boost on the path to figuring out a plan that works for you and sticking to it. Because let’s be real: I’m sure Elle drinks her Super Elixir every day, but she’s also probably doing a lot of crunches and eating a lot of spinach-salmon salads.

Please check with a doctor or healthcare professional before adding any supplements or vitamins to your diet. The information here is meant to be used as a guide and friendly advice, but is by no means prescriptive.

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