Supplements are like boyfriends, you have to date a LOT in order to find the right one. Ya’ know, the one you marry.
It’s been like that for me —admitedly, I can be picky (we should all be) when it comes to my supplements and don’t even get me started when it comes to my skincare. That’s why I was so THRILLED when I received the invitation from Now Foods to join them in Chicago to celebrate their 50 anniversary, get to know them IRL and ask any questions I had.
I was (am) already a fan of their products. If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I recommend them left and right to my coaching clients and followers because I really love and trust their brand. As a rule, I never recommend a brand I wouldn’t use for myself and that means I only recommend those I think are the BEST… and trust me, I try a LOT.
It’s part of my job to do so, so you don’t have to!
This is my kind of diary of the experience with Now Foods and their 50 anniversary
I was received at the hotel with SO MANY goodies… They must have read my mind because my gift bag was filled with TONS of my favs, and many others I was really looking forward to trying, like their organic plant-based protein. Aleluyah!
That evening we were invited to the anniversary dinner and had a super fun ‘master chef’ kind of competition where they banded us in groups, to create a recipe and ‘mocktails’ from scratch. Judges (from Now Foods team) would try and select the winners.
Here I give you, your RED TEAM!
We created a yummy anti-inflammatory quinoa salad (you know I love everything anti-inflammatory!), made with Now Foods Quinoa, sliced ginger (anti-inflammatory!), cranberries, chickpeas, onions, Now Foods Coconut Oil infused with garlic, lime juice. This salad can also perfectly serve as a “guilt-free” stuffing for the holidays + a cocktail to pair to perfection with the dish.
Guess which team won???
Anyways, that night was so much fun and we got to use tons of Now Foods cooking items which I was not very familiar with. it was the perfect opportunity, and I was impressed by the variety and quality!
On day 2 we woke up super early for a high-intensity class that was exactly what my body needed to kickstart the day!
Right after that, we met with the Now Foods Sports line manager for a smoothie bar breakfast, and to learn more about their sports line. Again, super amazed with the quality, but also with the variety. There’s something for everybody!
Visit to Now Foods Labs
I was really looking forward to this part of my time with Now Foods, because as a holistic health & wellness coach, for me, quality is KEY. And as curious as I am, you can see I took my role as a chemist VERY seriously (Insert exhibit A & B above Lol).
Top notch technologies and processes, and if you didn’t know getting GMP certified is not an easy task (GMP = Good Manufacturing Practice). Despite what many in the media are saying, the supplements industry is regulated and NOW goes above and beyond what is required to ensure it brings pure and effective natural products to market.
NOW has an EXTENSIVE line of more than 900 nutritional supplements, and trust me when I tell you there’s something for EVERYONE… any wellness need you may have they got something to support it, and best of all? all at a great value! Customers can feel good knowing that what’s on the label is in the bottle.
I also had the chance to play with their skincare line, and even got the chance to make my own facial mist + magnesium flakes relaxing bath! NOW beauty products are perfect for those seeking the best in natural and organic beauty products. They have a HUGE selection of the best organic beauty products, home beauty solutions, and at-home beauty treatments you can imagine, for the perfect complement to your natural lifestyle!
I had the BEST of the best experiences and left re-assured that my choice of trusting NOW is well funded.
And because they are AMAZING they have given me an INSANE gift bag (valued in $500+!!!) to give to one of you guys 🎉🎁 Check the post below on my Instagram for more details. IT IS GOOOOOOD, you don’t want to miss it.
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She’s a chemist now 👩🏽🔬😂 #Ad I recently visited @nowfoodsofficial labs 💊 and spent time with their amazing team in Chicago, to celebrate their 50 anniversary 🎉🎉🎉 I had such a great time that I wanted to share with you guys my complete experience on my blog (CLICK the link on my bio 👆🏽) . It was amazing to witness their commitment to quality [which for me as a client + as a health & wellness coach is KEY 🔑]… I feel they get me in so many levels ❤️ Their products, company vision, and the vibe of their team truly left me speechless 🙌🏽 . And because they are AMAZING they have given me an INSANE gift bag to give to one of you guys 🎉🎁 SWIPE left ⬅️ ‘till the last photo so you see what I’m talking about… ALL THAT!!! . To participate, simply: 🔥 Follow me @candycalderon_ 🙋🏽♀️ 🔥 Follow @nowfoodsofficial 🔥 Extra points of you tell me your favorite supplement you can’t live without (mines are Vitamin D ☀️ + Collagen 😏) . Good luck!!! 🍀💊 #NOWWellness50 #IC _ #NowFoods #HealthyIsTheNewSkinny #CandyGlowSquad #GlowWellnessTour #WellnessInfluencer #WellnessCoach #WellnessBlogger #HolisticHealth #Chicago #WindyCity #NonGmo #Supplements #GlowWellnessTour
** HEALTHCARE DISCLAIMER: This post and its information do not constitute the practice of medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always talk to your healthcare provider for diagnosis and treatment, including your specific supplement needs.