Updated: Oct 13, 2019
I started taking the daily Lifelong Vitality Supplement program over a month ago, and I wanted to share my transformative experience so that you could get an idea of what to expect, if it's worth the cost, and if it actually performs as it claims to!
Lifelong Vitality Supplements Pack is made up of three different types of supplements,
Alpha CRS®+, xEO Mega®, and Microplex VMz®. They are essential oil based supplements, so they are all natural and I was so happy to find the vegan version, which is non-GMO, gluten-free, dairy-free.
There is a return policy of 30 days where if you're not satisfied, you can return the bottles and get a full refund, and consequently most people don't. I kept the box in case though.
The benefits from taking these supplements include weight management, stress management, essential nutrients, metabolism benefits, and powerful antioxidants designed to help promote energy, health, and lifelong vitality.
So I was a little skeptical at first, mostly because of the cost ($89.50 for the vegan version and $79.50 for the regular version) and because it is three supplements (taking 4 of each daily). However, breaking down the costs it's actually saving money, at $74 when you buy them together versus separately. Then, I was skeptical of the claim of the high level of results. These are the primary results for taking these supplements and here is the media brochure:
General wellness and vitality
Antioxidant and DNA protection
Healthy hair, skin, and nails
Eye, brain, nervous system
Liver function and digestive health
Lung and respiratory health
Gentle on stomach
Non-GMO, gluten-free, dairy-free
You can see in the media brochure how they break down each natural ingredient in the supplements, like turmeric, grape, pomegranate and more. I like to know exactly what is going into the preventative medicine I'm taking so it was a good sign to me they had this information.
Since I just started a vegan diet recently, I wanted to try the supplements to ensure I was receiving all the necessary nutrients in my diet and overall I wanted the primary benefit of stress management because I wanted to be functioning at the highest level of health in my life and business.
I'm on a whole foods based vegan diet, and I learned that the reason that this supplement is able to be absorbed (or bioavailable) to the body is because the body views it as whole food (which you'll learn below, it is) so it slowly absorbs it. Whereas with most other supplements, which aren't whole foods based, the body views it as a chemical or intruder and it excretes it immediately. Money down the drain!
Your health and wellness (this includes nutrition, mental wellness, emotional wellness, stress levels, too) are the foundation of your life, so if I wanted to function optimally in my business and health I decided it would be worth the investment. Plus, I could always send them back for a refund if I found that it wasn't making a difference. No brainer.
Full disclosure, I'm a Wellness Advocate at doTERRA, and as you know I always provide my honest feedback of the products I recommend so this is my full review with my experience. I looked at other reviews on blogs in this way before starting and so I wanted to share my personal experience with you all in this way too.
Overview of Each Supplement
Alpha CRS®+ is the cellular vitality complex, and it contains powerful polyphenols that protect cells from free radicals that can damage cellular DNA, mitochondria, and other critical cell structures. Polyphenols are a powerful group of antioxidants that protect against free radicals, which are unstable molecules which damage and destroy healthy functioning cells therefore speeding up the aging process. Free radicals are a toxic byproduct of breathing and the metabolism of food - so safe to say you're affected by them! They claim to increase energy at the cellular level
vEO Mega® is the fatty oil supplement, providing ultra-pure essential fatty acids and other fat soluble nutrients that help support heart and circulatory health, brain health, and optimal immune function among many other systemic benefits. Note the vegan version does not contain marine or any animal oils other than essential oils, like clove, frankincense, thyme, cumin, wild orange, peppermint, ginger, caraway, and German chamomile. Instead it contains natural, plant-sourced essential fatty acids such as flax seed oil and Incha Inchi oil, borage oil and algae. These also support a healthy oxidative stress response in cells, and provide other powerful health benefits.
Vegan Microplex VMz ® is the wholefood nutrient complex. In my coaching I advise all clients to take wholefood nutrient supplements, so I was most keen on trying this one out. It includes antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E; an energy complex of B vitamins; and natural vitamin D3. In most cases the food we eat could be missing nutrients, so this wholefood nutrient serves to provide the amounts of vitamins, minerals, and omega fatty acids that we need to add to a well-balanced diet for optimum health. It contains a whole-food botanical blend of kale, dandelion, parsley, kelp, broccoli, brussels sprout, cabbage, and spinach
First Week Review
I start off by only take 2 of each vitamin instead of the recommended 4, because I notice the first time I took 4 it felt POWERFUL. My body is not used to this level of supplements and I have to go to the bathroom more frequently, overall I'm a bit nauseous so I decide to build my way up. It can be a change of routine to remember to take 3 different supplements during the day so I made it easy to incorporate by starting small.
I notice more energy and less stomach digestive discomfort.
Second Week Review
I notice that my skin is really clear and glowing, and I'm no longer getting the occasional zit from stress as I was before taking these! A lot of the time acne can manifest from digestion issues, so I'm thinking this was part of the reason it healed too. I'm actually a lot more calm and relaxed.
My hair is also growing really fast, I wasn't expecting that but it is longer and fuller. Nails are also growing faster, and I up the dose at the end of the second week to 4 supplements per day and feel better overall. I got a tip from someone on my team that it's important to space out your doses, either taking 2 in the morning of each and then 2 at night, because taking them right after the other can cause some discomfort at first. They are really powerful is what I'm starting to notice.
Third Week Review
What I didn't expect, was my body to go through a complete healing process by taking these supplements. It's cleansing emotionally too. As an integrative life coach, I understand our body houses our emotions, thoughts, feelings, etc. and when it is functioning at its peak there's simply no room for negative or repressed emotions so a LOT came up for me. Just some tears and frustration that got released naturally. It's normal to go through a complete body healing with food and nutrition, and so I was able to release a lot of it - which was probably what was leading to the stress too. I'm also using other essential oils and doing meditation, exercising well, eating well, but the supplements took it to another level.
In terms of weight of management, I feel much less bloated and more toned in my stomach area. Along with gentle exercise like yoga, biking, and walking, I've noticed my weight kept at the same level and even looked and felt more toned than usual. At this point I'm sleeping better, feel stronger, more energized and have a higher immunity level. This is actually working as preventative healthcare, and I feel healthier than I ever have.
I recommend it.
The results were transformative and I'm making this a supplement for life now. It's so worth the investment for my health, and our health is all we have, so it's my top priority to uplevel in all areas of my life. I thought trying it would just be an experiment, but I feel so much better in noticeable ways: more grounded and centered. It wouldn't make sense to go back to how I was feeling without taking them, since my well being has been so positively affected. I feel stronger, with more energy to do my work outs, I don't have any more digestion issues, and most importantly to me, I have less stress in my life so I'm feeling more clear minded, peaceful and focused.
I feel amazing, and just very healthy overall. Like Emily 2.0. It covers every part of the body with the nutrition it needs, and because it can be hard in our modern world to get all the nutrients we need for ourselves in just our diet alone these supplements fill in the gaps.
I went two weeks without taking the supplements to see if it would make a significant difference. After that I will no longer be going off these, EVER. It was really rough. I was so grumpy, without energy, more anxious and stressed. My digestion was also completely out of whack and my skin broke out. This is a necessity I realized, because when your nutrition is off (and lets face it our modern diets are not filling all of our nutrition needs) your whole mood and outlook is off. I felt so grounded when taking these. There is no other supplement as conclusive and affordable on the market, and I didn't realize how my stress was affecting me on every level of my life: because of my gut and nutrition.