A Woman in Mid-Life, but not in Crisis! Meet Gummy Panelist Diane

Hi, I’m Diane. I’m a woman in mid-life but not in crisis - I’d like to think that, like a good wine, I’m improving with age...

...I’m married with two adult children and a recently acquired son-in-law. I dig cats and, though we’ve never had more than two at once, my family calls me “crazy cat lady”. When we’re not working, my husband and I enjoy the outdoors. We love spending time with family and friends, and that often centers around sharing a meal (or a good bottle of wine and some nibbles!). During the northeast growing season, I spend a lot of time browsing around farmer’s markets and farm stands since we enjoy cooking with fresh, high quality ingredients.

When it comes to medications and supplements, I prefer to take as few chemicals as possible. I have to take blood pressure medication, but try to manage other things more naturally. I am a huge fan of ginger, tea tree oil, eucalyptus, hot compresses, neti pot, hot toddies, etc. I have only recently begun delving into supplements. My doctor has been telling me for years to take a multivitamin, but I’ve never been able to get into a regular routine. My biggest challenge is that I don’t like taking large pills, so I dread taking them...

I’ve tried some gummy supplements, but learned that so many of them are chock full of sugar, artificial colors/flavors, and other chemicals. When I heard MegaFood was looking for consumer panelists for their new line of gummy supplements, I jumped at the chance to apply and was very excited to be selected!

After Multi for Women). In spite of my large tablet aversion, I’m now motivated and actually sticking to it.

 I will look forward to eating them instead of dutifully taking them. 

That said, I’m really looking forward to swapping out the small pile of tablets I now take every day for some good-for-me MegaFood gummy supplements, made from organic and natural food-based ingredients. For me, the primary benefit will be a significant change in my “consumer experience”, and I mean that in terms of actual consumption of the supplements. Although I’m in a routine now, it’s a chore versus an experience - I do it because I know it’s good for me, but I don’t enjoy it. With gummy supplements, I will look forward to eating them instead of dutifully taking them. The eating versus taking is, I think, a key distinction - I enjoy eating good, healthy food and experiencing the look, aromas, tastes, and mouthfeel; I currently do not enjoy taking good, healthy supplements. The products of MegaFood’s Project Gummy Bare All will be good-for-you, good-tasting gummy supplements that I can enjoy eating, with wonderful healthy food flavors. Now that will be a great way to kickstart each day!