Friday, 6 October 2017

My THRIVE Journey | Vivo Life UK

Over time I've tried plenty of various super foods and supplements. Although they're absolutely not essential, they're a great boost for your health! I've dabbled with different ones throwing Spirulina and Wheatgrass into my smoothies, Acai bowls, Maca into baking, Vitamins, Probiotics etc. I've also tried a few different specific super food blends, some I've liked, some not so much. Although they all have a range of benefits if incorporated into your diet for long enough.

It's a no-brainier when the guys from the company Vivo Life asked me to take out a 30 day trial of one of there newest products which is their very own super food blend 'THRIVE HER' (there is also a separate one for men, for all you dudes interested!)

Now I know many of us can be very, very sceptical of these things known to 'boost our energy' 'help our skin' 'boost our mood' and so on. We usually take them for a few days and if we see no results, loose patience, am I right? Yup, I bet. So, I agreed to take a serving of this every single day for 30 days to really see if I experienced the benefits it claims on the package.

Firstly. You're probably wondering, what the bloody hell is THRIVE all about?

 If I'm honest, when I looked at what was in this crazy, green powder I was pleasantly surprised to see the amount of goodness packed in. It saves you all the money and time splashing out on various products when it's simply there all in one!

 It's 100% Vegan, gluten free, soy free, paleo, and no added sugar! It also comes in 2 amazing flavours, 'Wild Berry' and 'Pineapple & Lemongrass'. Meaning if you have ever experienced a yucky tasting greens powder you'd rather not brave... you are now in luck! They're great on their own or I found worked wonderfully in my morning smoothies!

What's Inside? 

Women's Multivitamin Blend 

A blend of over 20 different essential vitamins and minerals known to support women's health! 

Organic Spirulina 

A green powder which contains over 65% protein and high in iron, calcium, and vitamin B12. Meaning it's a brilliant addition to a vegetarian or vegan diet! It also helps maintain healthy energy levels and a strong immune system. 

Organic Chlorella 

A green powder which binds to any toxin in the body and draws them out. It's also a great supplement for skin and digestive health. 

Organic New Zealand Wheatgrass

A green powder which is high in iron, vitamin C, and folate. It provides the antioxidant super-oxide dismutase, proven to slow ageing processes. 

Organic Indian Moringa Leaf 

The moringa leaf is known to be from the 'miracle tree' and moringa contains over more than 47 antioxidants, 4 times to calcium of milk, 3 times the potassium of bananas and 9 times the iron of spinach. 

Organic Baobab Fruit

Baobab is packed with antioxidants, vitamin C and soluble fibre. It's known for being a powerful energy booster and strengthening the immune system. 

  Gotu Kola 

A highly prised herb known to boost brain power, memory and concentration. It's also known for it's ability to improve heart health and lower blood pressure. 

Organic Lucuma Fruit 

Rich in B vitamins, iron, zinc and beta carotene. Known to have anti-inflammatory properties along with anti-ageing and repair of the skin. 

Organic Acai Berry 

Acai is one of the most powerful super foods known to help healthy, glowing skin. It's packed with vitamin C, essential fatty acids and more antioxidants than any fruit on the planet. 

Organic Camu Camu Berry 

This berry has more vitamin C than any other food on the planet! It's known to be extremely beneficial for eye health due to being high in lutein, beta-carotene and zeaxanthin. 

Digestive Health Blend 

A combination of 10 billion live probitics and enzymes known to support healthy digestion, nutrient absorption and regular elimination. 

The Benefits! 


Due to the mix of powerful super foods, vitamins and minerals giving you a boost of energy all day long.


With the brain boosting gotu kola, B & D vitamins to help enhance mental clarity, concentration and focus. 


Essential immune support in order to boost your bodies natural defences. 


With it's great digestive formula and 100 million probiotics for boosted, optimum digestive wellness. 


With it's female specific vitamin and mineral formula giving you everything you need to THRIVE!

My Verdict? 

What am I thinking after 30 days of taking THRIVE super food powder? I can honestly say I've seen a difference! Ideally I started taking this at the right time, as I was in a hell of a slump. Here were some of the symptoms I had before:

Low Mood
Bad Digestion
Low immune System

Over the 4 week, I 100% began to notice changes. By week 1 I hadn't noticed much however by week 2 my digestion was a little better and my energy levels had risen!

One of the biggest changes I've noticed is in my skin, especially by the last two weeks! Before I started taking THRIVE my skin was in such a bad place, probably the worst it has ever been. I was having crazy breakouts and acne over on my right cheek and neck, which I have never had before. It's knocked my confidence so so much. However over the past month, it's began to clear a lot! It's looking a lot brighter and my flare ups have reduced. I'm putting it down to the added Acai and Lucuma Fruit which I have used before and known benefited my skin.

I also mentioned that my digestion had improved! I'm a suffer of extremely bad IBS and a month ago like my skin my digestion was absolutely awful. This was partly because of my diet however my flare ups were horrendous and I've been continuously in pain and bloated. Over the past 4 weeks I've cut out animal products again (a blog post about this will come soon!) along side taking THRIVE and my digestion has started to improve! It's still not 100% but certainly better than what it was. Result!

Anywaayy, let's talk about the taste again because I know most green powders I've had taste more like pond than something I'd happily drink... Not the best... Believe it or not THIRVE doesn't! As you know there are now 2 flavours to choose from 'Wild Berry' and 'Pineapple & Lemongrass', I chose the Pineapple & Lemongrass which I absolutely love, as I love anything tropical. I first tried it on its own mixed with water which for a greens powder was really nice, you can actually drink it and enjoy it rather than wanting to flush it down the sink, like most!

Then I decided to get a lil creative and pop it in my morning smoothie mixed with Vivo Life's GO PERFORM Salted Maca Caramel Protein (ya know it's my favourite) and it worked amazingly!!!! Here's the cheeky lil recipe for you, yanno just in case you're eager to try!

1 large frozen banana
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
1 handful of spinach
1 scoop Vivo Life Maca Salted Caramel Protein
1 scoop THRIVE Pineapple & Lemongrass
Sprinkle of cinnamon (optional)
Non-dairy milk of choice

Pop everything in your blender and blend away, if you want a thicker smoothie or even a cheeky smoothie bowl then use less liquid and blend gradually!

If you're wanting to grab your paws on some of the THRIVE super food powders, here is the ones for HER and HIM

You can also get hold of the rest of Vivo Life products HERE