Since coming back from the summer holidays, where shopping wasn’t high on my agenda, I dived straight into online retail, but came back for air with mixed emotions. The question that I keep on
What I like about Organic Burst ( I do know Ekaterina & Dimi, OB founders ) is that it is an honest and sustainable business. You can easily find the information on the provenance of their ingredients and learn about each supplement in detail. Their customer service team will always try to answer your questions or address concerns and if they can’t, they will point you in the right direction. What also sets Organic Burst apart is their desire to learn and improve, that’s why I was very curious to learn that they were re-designing their packaging and adding some new things to their existing range ( click here to read my interview with Ekaterina and Organic Burst from my blog archive ).
Previous packaging has been lovely but I am completely smitten with OBs new designs, as each product is beautifully vibrant and you can be sure that with continued use your body will respond in kind to the nutritional content of the following supplements from Organic Burst :
Maca ( energy & endurance )
Baobab ( alert & alive )
Acai Berry ( beauty & radiance )
Spirulina ( nourish & nurture )
Chlorella ( detox & renew )
Recently Organic Burst added Chlorella to their existing range of supplements and I can highly recommend taking it now, when the skies are grey and one wants to possibly go for a nap rather than an exercise class. What’s special about Chlorella ? It is a microalgae that contains the highest amount of chlorophyll per gram than any other plant on Earth, hence it will support your body’s vitality and wellbeing. OB Chlorella is grown by organic farmers high on the Mongolian plateau, using the mineral rich spring water and it contains Vitamins D & K, as well as selenium, folic acid, iodine ( great for those who have under-active thyroid ) and Vitamin B12 which is beneficial for our nervous system. We all lack sunshine at this time of the year ( when I was visiting Finland recently I saw no sunshine in four days I was there ) and our bodies get depleted of Vitamin D which is essential for our immunity and mood function – in Finland you are actually prescribed Vitamin D to be taken daily. In addition Chlorella is good for your digestive tract, your skin, hair and nails.
Another benefit is that OB offers Chlorella in either powdered form, if you prefer adding it to your daily juice or smoothie or in a tablet form, if you just want to pop some in your mouth ( the maintenance dose is four tablets a day or you can take eight of them as a booster, alongside a glass of water ). It is also handy for when you travel for business or go on a holiday but still want to keep some of your healthy habits. I now mix Chlorella with Wheatgrass when I make green juices ( or if you are pressed for time you can mix it in with an Innocent smoothies or juices, I like combining it with their kiwi, apples and limes juice ) and while I am not going to make any astounding claims, I can certainly say that since adding
Our cells need the right balance of proteins, water, vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids ( Omega 3, Alpha-Linolenic Acid and Omega 6, Linoleic Acid ) in order for us to feel our best. However most of us don’t eat an ideal diet, at times eat on the run, don’t get enough sleep and are faced with regular stresses-all the factors that deplete our bodies and its ultimate balance.
Omega oils in particular help to ‘moisturise’ our skin from within, as well as protect skin’s natural defences and skin cells. As our skin is the so called ‘least important organ in the body’-by saying that I mean that our blood supply first goes to our vital organs like heart, brain, lungs, liver etc. and then disperses everywhere else within our body -it is the last to receive Essential Fats and the first to lose them. Omega 3 in particular is known for its anti-inflammatory effect hence without them we are more likely to get things like dry skin, dandruff, sunburn, cracked heels, dry elbows and stretch marks in pregnancy.
Udo’s Choice Ultimate Oil Blend was created and formulated by
Q & A with Ekaterina Igumentseva, founder of Organic Burst
GAP: Can you please tell me a little about your professional path leading to the creation of Organic Burst?
I am not fickle when it comes to supplements nor do I abuse them-after all, if you eat a varied diet with fresh fruit and veg, in theory you should be getting all the necessary vitamins from your diet. However pollution, eating on the run, succumbing to consuming too many sweet or salty snacks or drinks when tired or stressed play havoc with our moods, bodies and our gut absorption, so the end result is that we often feel under par but aren’t sure what to take for our voes.
Through trial and error I found things that work for me, like Collagen Shots or Bodyism supplements for example, but until recently I wasn’t a big fan of supplements like wheatgrass or spirulina, simply because they either smelled unpleasant or tasted disgusting. One might choose to suffer in the name of beauty but none were worthy in my opinion.
A fellow blogger’s tweets ( yes, social media can and is helpful on occasion, so thank you Danny Stokes ) about a multi-award winning superfood supplement Organic Burst grabbed my attention, and the rest, as they say, is history.
The brand was launched in the latter part of 2011 ( as the brand’s founder Ekaterina Igumentseva told me, she and her business partner ‘loved the amazing health effects of superfoods but could not find good quality products in London-hence Organic Burst was born’ ) and already has won many fans, from regular people like yours truly, to celebrities and people who know a thing or two about their supplements and nutritional needs.
Organic Burst makes five supplements:
–Baobab ( feel alive ), powder, 70g, £8.29
–Acai ( anti-ageing ), 90 vegan capsules, £18.99
–Spirulina ( nourish ), powder, 100g, £10.99