The Ins and Outs of Using Natural Supplements: Do You Need Them To Boost Weight Loss, Energy and Mood? (Interview)

by Belinda on December 19, 2015

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Despite our best intentions sometimes diet alone isn’t enough to give our body all it needs.

A stressful lifestyle, overwork, toxic build-up, illness, travel, hormonal fluctuations and even just the aging process itself means the nutrients from our every day diet are not quite enough to restore our depleted levels which are vital for optimal health, weight loss and cognitive function.

In addition, many post-40 women experience diminished hormone production (estrogen, progesterone and testosterone) and this results in a myriad of symptoms including weight gain, declining energy levels and increased moodiness.

DNA degeneration starts to increase, causing weakened cell structure resulting in wrinkles and sagging. CoQ10 levels also drop drastically and this affects our cellular energy (for exercise and recovery), muscle function and heart health.

If you feel that despite your optimal diet you’re still not quite 100% then it’s worth considering supplementing wisely.

But how do you know what to take and what brand to choose?

In my experience the problem is that most of the supplements you find in your grocery store, chemist or drug store are synthetic products that contain hydrogenated oils, food colors, preservatives, and other chemical additives and fillers.

Because these vitamins are synthetic they are difficult for the body to digest, absorb and assimilate.

But supplements derived from whole natural foods enable the vital natural nutrients to be properly digested and optimally utilized.

Because there is no heating or alteration of the basic natural compounds they are pure and non-toxic.

The nutrients and important enzymes remain intact to aid the digestive process and facilitate absorption into the blood stream so the nutrients can be delivered to where they are needed most.

It’s worth taking the time to understand what’s going on in your body and how supplementation can help.

So I asked Madelynn Tolsma, Head Nutritionist from the cutting-edge New Zealand company X-tend Life to explain what I like to call the Transformation Trio of essential supplementation for women:


Click play to listen to the interview now.


Click Here For the Xtend-Life Website << click

Summary of Supplements Discussed During the Interview 


Total Balance Women’s Premium <<< click 


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Kiwi-Klenz <<< click


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Skin Support: collagen for skin, hair and nails << click




Neuro-Natural Sleep << Click


Omega 3 Premium <<< click



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Green Lipped Mussel <<< click


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Again, thank you Madelynn for sharing such valuable information and wise advice.  

If you have any questions for Madelynn or myself please just post below.

Remember, always put YOU first – for your health and wellbeing!

Bel XO





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Sharon February 27, 2016 at 1:08 am

These look great however with the women’s supplement its mentions that you need to take 7 tablets a day, that seems a bit excessive, why would this be?

Many Thanks


Belinda February 28, 2016 at 6:18 pm

Hi Sharon, good question. This is because of the extensive blend of active ingredients formulated into one tablet and the daily dosage required to see results. Many women take myriad of supplements but this is an all-in-one solution. When you click through to the product page check the ingredients list. You’ll see what I mean lol! If you have any more questions, please just let me know :)

Bel xo


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