From Aches and Pains to Thriving: How Stephanie Increased Her Healthspan in Her 60's
January 28th, 2022 at 11:54 am EST | Written by Doug Hay
At 68 years of age, Stephanie Sloan knows she still has a lot of life left to live.
But she also refuses to take anything for granted.
Forty years ago, Stephanie was a professional skier, competing around the world in a variety of disciplines. She felt invincible.
But as happens with each passing year, things got tougher.
Stephanie began experiencing aches and pains she had never had before.
And her energy waned, making it harder to enjoy the active lifestyle she had grown accustomed to throughout her life.
"I guess this is life after 60," she told herself.
But something didn't sit right.
Stephanie knew that even as she aged, there had to be more she could do for long-term health…
To “slow” the aging process.
Gradually, her mindset shifted from "this is part of aging," to "let's take action for my longevity," and she got to work.
To support her mom, Stephanie's daughter shared books by Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Garth Davis, and Dr. Will Bulsiewicz, each highlighting the long-term health benefits of a plant-based diet. Benefits like:
... Heart and cardiovascular health.*
... Brain, bone, and immune support.*
... Better sleep and improved energy.*
... Metabolism regulation.*
Each of which resonated with her deeply.
And as she read the stories of transformation and studies behind each benefit, Stephanie decided this was the action she had been looking for...
Stephanie adopted a plant-based diet.
Not for ethical reasons or for the environment — although those align perfectly with her values — but because the research clearly pointed towards eating a plant-based diet for longevity.
"Almost immediately I noticed improvements to my health.
The aches I had grown accustomed to went away, and the 5 pounds I struggled to keep off disappeared. I felt sharper and lighter, and I started to have so much fun discovering new foods and flavors."
But even after feeling confident it was the right thing to do, she continued to do her research.
Stephanie read articles from well-known plant-based doctors, like Dr. Joel Kahn, MD, who raised concerns about nutrient deficiencies, even within a whole food balanced plant-based diet.
The same studies that convinced Stephanie to adopt a plant-based diet for her long-term health also exposed certain nutrient gaps commonly found in plant-based eaters:
Vitamins B12, K2, and D3, along with magnesium, selenium, zinc, iodine, and DHA/EPA omega-3 fatty acids are all hard to come by in standard plant foods.
And missing out on those nutrients could not only reduce the benefits, but introduce a wide range of other health issues.
As Dr. Kahn says,
“I advise testing for nutrients like vitamins B12 and D, iodine, magnesium, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids, and supplementing routinely for those that are commonly found to be low for plant-based eaters.
Don't think of adding nutrients as a flaw in the diet, think of it as a complement to the healthy foods you're already eating to ensure you’re experiencing all of the long-term benefits of a plant-based diet.”
So Stephanie began to look for a solution.
Her best option at the time seemed to be the "piece-meal" approach, managing multiple bottles of vitamins and minerals, just to get what you need.
Then her daughter once again came to the rescue…
Through her daughter, Stephanie was introduced to a plant-based multi-nutrient called Complement Essential , designed specifically to fill the common nutrient gaps in a plant-based diet:
Each of these was critical to ensuring Stephanie was not only experiencing the short-term benefits of a plant-based diet, but properly complementing it for her long-term health and well-being.
"I take Complement Essential because it's so well-rounded.
It also gives me peace of mind so I don't have to worry about things like vitamin B12 or vitamin D. I live in Canada, so D is hard to get all year round."
Now, Stephanie is thriving.
Near her home in Canada, she not only continues to ski, but also hike, cycle, row, and enjoy the mountains nearly every day.
"I'm so glad I was introduced to the plant-based diet.
I feel so energized, even at 68.”
How is Complement Essential different from other multivitamins?
Most multivitamins take the "more is more" approach, throwing in dozens of cheap vitamins and minerals in absurd dosages.
But if you eat a diverse diet, you don't need all those nutrients. And the megadoses either go to waste or could cause harm.
Complement Essential takes a different approach:
No more juggling multiple supplements to get everything you need.
The 8 science-backed nutrients most commonly lacking in a plant-based diet — vitamins B12, D3, and K2, plus DHA/EPA omega-3s, magnesium selenium, iodine, and zinc — in dosages optimized to support your long-term health.
Fully transparent sourcing.
To ensure the highest quality, clean ingredients from start to finish.
Triple testing of each batch.
From individual ingredient potency to final product, each batch is triple-tested so you know exactly what to expect with each bottle.
What makes Complement Essential exceptional isn't that it's a magic bullet or ingredient you're hearing about for the first time on Facebook...
It's how the formula is designed to perfectly complement your already healthy plant-based diet.
No tricks or unbelievable promises. Just science.
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