When the folk at Viridian heard about my ‘All About ME’ series, they thought Mum’s the Word would be the perfect place for a road test of one of their products, and sent me the Ultimate Beauty Complex. At first, I was a little worried, as I have various health conditions, the main ones being diabetes and an underactive thyroid, which mean that I already take lots of medication, and have to be careful about any complimentary preparations. However, when I received my 30 day supply, I read up on the company and the ingredients they use, and was pleasantly surprised. Calcium is important for me, as hypothyroidism can interfere with absorbtion and lead to osteoporosis, and Pine Bark extract has been shown to be really useful in the treatment of diabetic retinopathy, as it improves micro-circulation. Not to mention the Horse Tail extract, which heals ligaments and reduces the risk of osteoporosis too. All in all, these tablets seem like a great idea for me.

A big part of the Viridian philosophy is to be as green as possible, and they guarantee:

•           100% active ingredients
•           No nasty additives
•           UK manufacture
•           Green business practices
•           Supporting the community
•           Organics
•           Non-GM
•           Non-irradiated

They even offer a recycling scheme for their bottles, where you get 25p back if you take your empty container back to the retailer you got it from!

The Ultimate Beauty Complex promises to ‘support the underlying structures of healthy skin, hair and nails’, which is great for me as part of hypothyroidism means that your hair and nails are particularly dry and brittle. I also have rosacea (painting a really pretty picture here, aren’t it?!), so I’m hoping for an improvement in the skin on my face, though this may be a little too much to ask.

So, same concept as with the First Aid Beauty Roll On, I’m going to take the course of vitamins and report back here to tell you how I got on. Here’s hoping they’re as magical as they seem!

***Always check with your doctor before taking any non-prescribed medications, especially if you have a pre-existing condition***