I love my weekend bellinis. Sweet, bubbly perfection alongside brunch is simply the most heavenly pairing. But I'd be lying if I said I don't get the effects from overindulging on this dehydrating brunch necessity!
Rewind a few years ago, and in my early twenties I would've recovered from a few too many bellinis rather quickly with minimal bloating and icky-ness. Fast forward to my almost 26-year-old self, and these effects come fast and furious once the bubbly buzz subsides.
If you know me, you know that I have always had tummy problems since I was young. I love a good cocktail, but it certainly would do me a whole lot better if I didn't have the post-bellini blues later on. I feel gross and am always eager to detox shortly after a day of drinking. Otherwise, I'm stuck with the bloating, fatigue, breakouts and dehydration.
I am always on the search for a quick remedy - I've tried lots! But I have recently been using HUM Nutrition's vitamins to ease symptoms and I can honestly say I am truly impressed!!!
I have always been a fan of HUM Nutrition's Raw Beauty Green Superfood Powder (ok, let's be real, I'm addicted) and I knew that the brand offers a ton of all-natural vitamins and supplements. HUM Nutrition chooses all of their ingredients based on clinical trials and the scientific support behind them. The ingredients are ultra-pure and are tested on an on-going basis. All of the ingredients are premium quality, 100% natural, GMO-free, gluten-free, filler-free, and the products are recommended by leading nutritionists!
I wanted to give 3 products a try post-weekend bellini sesh: Cleanse to the Rescue, Flatter Me (included in the CTTR as well), and Gut Instinct. When I tell you that I LOVE these... and they ACTUALLY WORK. Here's a little bit about them before I go into why and how these little capsules are game changers :
Cleanse to the Rescue: A 21-day cleanse set for radiant skin and a flatter stomach. The pack includes Flatter Me digestive enzymes and a free easy to follow cleanse manual! This 21-day detox is full of herbal treats and enzyme blends shown to cleanse your system. Daily Cleanse combines the Who's Who of the botanical world to for clear skin. Flatter Me is their comprehensive enzyme blend that supports all major phases of nutrient digestion. Optimized to breakdown protein, carb, fiber, and fats, Flatter Me helps relieve indigestion and pave the way to a slimmer, happier body. Together, the daily packets pack in detoxifying herbs and digestive enzymes to support your skin, a flatter stomach, and healthy digestion. Ingredients include: organic chlorella, beet root, red clover, dandelion root, Oregon grape, milk thistle, alpha lipoid acid, zinc, selenium, protease 3.0, neutral bacterial protease, papain, liaise, amylase, hemicellulase, beta-glucanase, phytase, lactase, ginger, peppermint leaf, fennel seed, and bromeliad.
It's so easy - all you do is take 1 small capsule before 2 main meals, and then 2 regular capsules in between meals. It's so simple for on-the-go too since these come in little packets!
Flatter Me: Flatter Me is HUM's comprehensive proprietary blend that supports all major phases of nutrient digestion. Specially formulated with a full spectrum of digestive enzymes and an herbal blend, it is designed to optimize protein, carb, fiber and fats breakdown and to help with nutrient absorption and relief from indigestion and bloating. Flatter Me is the result of a one year research project, during which we analyzed food habits and choices looking at over one million data points, to develop the perfect enzyme for a flatter stomach.
If taking as a supplement on its own (aka, not doing the Cleanse to the Rescue) you just take 1 capsule 2 times a day with food.
Gut Instinct: DISCLAIMER this is by far my favorite product and has seriously helped my tummy SO MUCH. Listen up, all my friends with acid reflux, digestive issues, etc. HUM managed to pack 25 billion of the GOOD bacteria into this ten-strain, high potency formula. Growing studies link combination probiotic blends to boosting the immune system and fortifying skin against aging and breakouts. In vegetarian and vegan capsules, Gut Instinct is the ultimate sidekick for your insides. Improve your energy, balance your digestion, and most importantly, get the most out of everything you eat!
Since using Gut Instinct (especially) my everyday tummy issues have significantly decreased. I have little to no bloating which has seriously been a blessing. It is something I have dealt with my whole life and it is frankly exhausting. Being able to finally find something that helps the symptoms and makes me feel like I can take on my day with energy and confidence makes me so happy!
Now, let's get back to bellinis. Have I used these miracle workers before drinking and indulging? Yes. Have I after? Yes. Did I see and feel a difference? YES. Even in my skin! I have seen less pimples and my complexion even looks brighter. It is so true what they say about keeping your gut healthy - you can literally SEE the difference! But, you have to remember to take them every day. They work, but you gotta stick with it just like anything else! These make the cleansing process easier and the drinking side effects last a shorter period of time.
I notice especially in the mornings where a lot of times I am dehydrated and have a bit of bloat, my stomach feels and looks visibly flatter! Same goes for on days after I drink. It's comforting knowing that the products are successfully doing their job in a super safe way, and that these little capsules are all-natural.
HUM Nutrition makes the cleansing process enjoyable, and I love how I can maintain my same healthy diet without having to do any type of crazy crash cleanse. Gut Instinct and Flatter Me truly have made a difference in my daily life, and I'm so glad I have these now to rely on!
Detox just to retox as they say... but if you're going to detox, do it with HUM Nutrition!
Photography by: Kat Mateus