An old favourite has a re-design: Organic Burst supplements

I don’t believe in detoxing in winter but I do believe in taking supplements that support my daily diet and help enhance my well-being. It’s not easy to choose from a plethora of existing and new brands but it does help that in my line of work I talk to brand founders, examine ingredients and know nutritionists on whose advice I can rely. However there are some brands whose supplements I have been taking for years because I can see and feel the benefits and Organic Burst is one of them.

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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 ).

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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 :

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Maca ( energy & endurance )

Baobab ( alert & alive )

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New supplements from ‘old favourites’ Organic Burst & Rejuvenated

While I keep on hearing the word detox from a few of my girlfriends as a starting point of their new year resolutions, the idea of a full-blown detox is wrong at this time of the year, when our bodies crave comfort and hibernation. Instead I choose to drink water with lemon & honey every morning, dry skin brush, upping my fluid intake and re-vamping my exercise regime. With it I take my daily supplements, which provide me with nutrition that might be lacking from my daily food intake. Bee prepared from UnBeelivable, a few Terranova & Organic Burst supplements, as well as

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Udo’s Choice Oil review

Oils are important for maintaining our skin, hair, nail health among other things but when you come into a health store you tend to get overwhelmed by choice. In my case, instead of following the latest fad, I make sure I only use good quality olive, rapeseed, coconut and argan oils when I cook. Until recently I was also taking Neal’s Yard Beauty Oil for hair, skin and nails but when I was approached to try Udo’s Choice Oil ( Ultimate Oil Blend ) I felt happily inclined to give it a go.

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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.

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Udo’s Choice Ultimate Oil Blend was created and formulated by Udo Erasmus in the 1980s, after his intensive, two decade long scientific study into the effect of fats and oils on our health. This multi-oil contains only the ”good fats”, vital for our well-being, and none of the bad ones, so it is essential to take this oil ‘neat’ and never to heat it or it will lose its composition and multiple benefits.

In one bottle you have the ultimate combination of the following oils:

Organic Flax Seed oil ( can help potentially reduce risk of certain cancers. It is good for cardiovascular and lung heath as well ).

Organic Sunflower Seed oil ( high in Vitamin E and low in saturated and trans fat )

Organic Sesame Seed oil ( high in copper, manganese, calcium and magnesium and is good for our skin )

Organic Evening Primrose oil ( one of best sources of GLA )

Organic Rice Bran and Germ oils ( rich in phytosterols and a good antioxidant )

Organic Coconut oil ( this oil has way too many benefits to name, just to give you a brief idea – it is great for hair and skin, for managing stress, for heart health, immunity, for reducing cholesterol levels….)

Organic Oat Bran and Germ oils ( good for intestinal health and reducing cholesterol )

Non-GM soy lecitin

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I have started taking Udo’s Choice Oil ( it has the colour of a bright egg yolk )over a month ago and have to say that it has become a daily staple of my diet. It might be a little bit of a strong taste for some ( it tastes nutty ) but I take a table spoon in the morning ( and like its taste, as it is ) but I also drizzle it over salads ( it goes nicely with Himalayan pink cooking salts ), add it to smoothies ( try blending one avocado, one banana, one teaspoon chia seeds, a large glass of coconut water and a table spoon of oil; or juice one apple and one lime, then blend it together with a cup of plain or coconut water, avocado, banana, teaspoon chia seeds and teaspoon of


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Organic Burst supplements and why you will enjoy taking them

Supplements, supplements, they seem to be peppering more and more conversations between my girlfriends. What do you take for energy, skin brightness, for the hair, for losing weight-it goes on and on and to be fair, it is so easy to trip and to loose track. The supplement market is already saturated and new ones seem to be constantly popping up, it feels like it is becoming trend, rather than health led. So how do you get to choose the ones that are really good? Well, by trial and error and definitely seeking doctor’s advice prior to taking anything, if you are on regular medication.

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.

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Organic Burst makes five supplements:

Baobab ( feel alive ), powder, 70g, £8.29

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