I was introduced to this line of nutrition products by Christin, my sister-in-law, who became an Arbonne consultant/rep several months ago. I received a bunch of "stuff" from her and having been trying them out since October.
Arbonne is a multi-level marketing company that manufactures products for beauty and health, distributed through direct sales as well as independent representatives. Arbonne was created in Switzerland in 1975. Founder Petter Morck sought to create a health and beauty company that didn't sacrifice the safety of the consumer for effectiveness.
On the surface, the company sounded good. But always the skeptic, I did a little research before accepting the offer to try some of their products. Discoveries I made were as follows: vegan, certified gluten-free, non-GMO, and free of toxins i.e. parabens, phyhalates, dyes, toulene, PABAs, benzens. You know, all those things that won't kill you dead, but just assist in getting you into the grave a little quicker and in a semi-preserved state. And which the United States and FDA is ok with.
So I decided to be a guinea pig. If anything was amiss with these products, my highly specialized engine, which tolerates only "real" food, would let me know pretty quickly. I started off with the following for everyday hydration and training sessions lasting less than 2 hours.
|Pleasant flavor and not overly sweet.|
While I did not notice any super human powers coming to life, I also had no gut issues. Then I moved on to their protein powders. I tried both the Vanilla and Chocolate in my recovery smoothies. Sometimes plant based protein powders can have a gritty texture or leave an aftertaste. Arbonne's products did not. They also have an unflavored, unsweetened one that I plan on purchasing.
As far as customer service goes, all I can say is that my questions were answered quickly. If Christin didn't know the answer, she would consult with the company and find out. Arbonne's development team is also very responsive to the needs and concerns of their consultants and is constantly fine tuning their products. Their testing procedures even go above and beyond what USDA requires.
I have yet to try their bath and beauty products, but will probably pull the trigger soon. I first must divorce myself from Bath and Body Works, whose products I love, but which contain ingredients that I do not wish my body to absorb.
As far as the nutrition side goes, Christin does run some specials throughout the year, including 30 Days to Healthy Living and 10 Day Detox. If you are interested, you can message her on FaceBook and she would be happy to entertain your questions.
|Christin, Jack, and brother Todd|
So these products are just another option when adding to your nutritional arsenal. And they are "Carey-approved."
They will be moving to Georgia the first of the year. Having said that, I am sure once they are settled, Christin will be hosting some events at her house.