Founded by pioneering naturopath AdrienGagnon ND, AG Natural Health Ltd. is among Quebec’s oldest and Canada’s largest natural health companies. Over the past 60 some years, they have earned a reputation as the leader in science-based natural health products. They currently offer more than 150 natural health products including vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements. Through the years, innovation, commitment, selection and value have been the keys to their success.
Considering we live a 15 minute drive from the Quebec border, I had no idea about their existence. I checked out their website, and their pricing seems quite reasonable, with free shipping over $50 (I am all about the free shipping).
NutriformeDecadent Fudge Meal Replacement Bars
$11.49 for 5 bars
These bars provide 24 essential vitamins and minerals to support metabolism.
15 grams of protein and 270 calories per bar.
Replace 1 or 2 meals daily with a Nutriforme Bar to help reduce the number of ingested calories and promote weight loss.
I`ll be honest – I did not follow the meal plan. I feel meal plans prevent the spontaneousness of my lazy healthy-ish eating habits. I never know what I will be in the mood for before dinner time, so it is always a surprise. Breakfast, daytime snacks are generally the same weekdays – smoothie, homemade chili, light cheese & poultry wraps, cucumbers & carrots, and sometimes a quarter cup of salt free nuts. Dinner is a free for all that is usually simple yet healthy, and I really don`t want that planned ahead of time.
Ok. So maybe I do plan ahead. For the same meal every day for a year until I switch it up.
I had a meal bar after my coffee in the morning (8 am), and it took me about half an hour to eat. I found it quite filling, and by noon, my stomach was not growling one bit.
The texture was light, and I am not a big chocolate fan. This was not overpowering, however, thus I actually enjoyed eating my daily bars. There were some crunchy crispy bits inside (no idea what they were), but I wish there had been more! On the Adrien Gagnon Website, there are several flavours of meal replacement bars, so if this one is not to your liking, there are a plethora of other types to try out.
I actually only had my lunch and protein wrap (light cheese and turkey or chicken), and couldn`t even think about eating my vegetable snacks, let alone my nuts.
I am unsure what happened, as I`ve been the same weight since the fall, despite my almost daily Beachbody workouts, but over the last week I lost 2.2 pounds. And it has stayed constant over the last few days.
I was also able to still exercise and even start up cycling for the year without requiring a protein snack before my workouts as I felt I had enough energy to plow through them.
Overall, I would definitely get these bars as part of our regular routine – tasty, simple, and effective!
$12.49 for 20 ampoules (box)
An energizing tonic that fights fatigue and helps increase resistance to stress. Fast and sustained action.
This liquid energy supplement is full of super healthy natural ingredients, such as Vitamin B, Maca, and Ginseng.
I haven`t really been stressed out, and let’s face it – I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, so it would take a tank to give me super energy. I did, however, find I still had energy at the end of the long busy workday to go cycling , walk the dogs, cook dinner, clean, and even read.
I will definitely attribute the Energex for that little extra boost of zip in my day!
It smells and tastes like Vanilla Extract…which I found out my first day using it. I would not recommend using it in just plain water if you`re not too keen on the smell. Since I really don`t have a lot of sugar, I found mixing it in a small glass of water with some Mio or Cristal Lite made the sweetness tolerable.
It takes me about half an hour to finish it – I do not recommend chugging it – it is quite potent!
For me, it was okay – it really does take a lot to give me an extra boost – I just didn`t give me enough to warrant using this on a regular basis. No fault of the product, I am just built a little bit different!
I certainly am willing to try other Adrien Gagnon Products, as I really like their products and what they provide to the health field and the economy.