26 January 2016

Introducing... Viridian Nutrition

Last month, I was contacted by the lovely people at Viridian Nutrition - the leading brand of ethical vitamins and a company focused on the fundamental principles of purity, environment and charity. They wanted to offer me the chance to try some more of their products, after hearing that I'd recently purchased their White Willow Bark Capsules, but unfortunately struggled to swallow them and was looking for an alternative.
All Viridian products are certified organic by The Soil Association and many are vegan-friendly. I love their eye-pleasing packaging (isn't their tissue paper pretty?!), which is all made from recycled and/or recyclable materials; they even offer a 25p refund for each bottle returned to the health food store it was purchased from!
Viridian Organic White Willow Bark 400mg Capsules, £6.85/30 caps
I purchased the white willow capsules to replace mainstream painkillers. Luckily, I managed the first few capsules that I used. On each occasion, I was using them to reduce and calm a headache. I was really impressed at how quickly they worked and eased my headache completely, with lasting effects. Obviously, I was really annoyed at myself that I couldn't manage any more! I also encouraged my husband to try them when he had a headache and he was also really impressed at the almost immediate effect they had. I'd love to try a liquid (tincture) version of white willow.
Viridian Organic Wood Betony Tincture*, £8.60/50ml
As Viridian don't currently stock a tincture version of white willow bark, I opted for the wood betony tincture, as it claimed to have similar properties. It is suggested to add 15-30 drops to a little water or fruit juice and consume 2-3 times daily. I have only taken this when suffering from pain or discomfort and although it slowly eases symptoms, I did not find it as effective as the white willow bark capsules. Also, it tastes pretty awful! I usually go for 20 drops in a little juice, so I will start taking the full dose in future to see if it improves the effectiveness of the tincture. I'm also considering trying it as a daily supplement and seeing how that goes. I'd still like to try a tincture of the white willow bark, as although it will more than likely taste awful too, I believe it will be more effective for me.
Viridian 100% Organic Golden Flax Seed Oil*, £8.56/200ml
I also chose to try this golden flax seed oil, after learning that it is naturally high in omega-3, which is great news for vegetarians and vegans, as we don't consume fish. Flax seed oil can be taken directly for a number of ailments, but I wanted to use this in cooking. So far, I have used it in a homemade granola recipe and to cook veg in a pasta dish. It has worked well in both instances and I'm looking forward to using it more and more in the kitchen; I particularly want to try using it to cook roast potatoes! I think this is definitely a product I'd be interested in purchasing in the future.

Have you tried any of these Viridian products? They have such a huge range and there are lots I'd like to try from them - namely, their Ultimate Beauty Tea and Topical Calming Moisture Balm!

*items kindly sent for review purposes; all thoughts and opinions are, and always will be, my own.

2 comments:

  1. I didn't know that about white willow bark! Need to keep it in mind for the future in case I have any issues like that. I am currently using Viridian's omega 3, 6 and 9 oil and it's working wonders on my skin while their magnesium supplement really helps to ease pms symptoms.

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    1. Yes, I'd definitely recommend trying white willow bark as a natural source for pain relief. They are a great brand with so many products to offer! xxx

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