Hidden away under some multi-layer marketing you can find some great products for runners in the Forever Living range. You can buy these online without having to go through the rigmarole of attending parties or presentations and you are covered by a 60-day money-back guarantee.
I have selected and tested the products that are most relevant - all these are vegan.
Historically many households kept an aloe plant to use the juice in the leaves to sooth irritated skin. Aloe Vera Gelly is the closest you will get to that natural remedy. Useful for grazes and stings. It can be used on broken skin so may help sores left after blister burst.
A thick, translucent gel containing humectants and moisturisers. Readily absorbed by the skin, it soothes without staining clothes.
Containing heating agents and cooling aloe, this lotion provides relief from aching muscles, whether cause by a hard training session or being hunched over your computer all day. The warming is mild but goes deep to provide effective relief without being overpowering.
Aloe Heat Lotion also contains menthol and eucalyptus and is ideal for a warming massage to help you feel rejuvenated.
Containing aloe vera plus methyl
(MSM) a naturally occurring source of organic sulphur and a key component of connective tissues and joints. It is found in every cell in the body and it assists in cartilage repair.
With vitamin E and plant extracts, including rosemary, this lotion absorbs quickly and offers soothing relief after exercise.
This drinking gel contains 99.7% inner leaf aloe gel, extracted by hand so that you can experience the power of nature. Aloe is great for the immune system and supports gastrointestinal health; something that can be a problem for runners.
It also contains vitamin C which contributes to the normal function of the immune system and to a normal energy-yielding metabolism.
This drinking gel is similar to Aloe Vera Gel; however, the addition of natural peach pulp gives it a great flavour and a slightly lower percentage of aloe. Still great for the immune system and supporting gastrointestinal health
Helps maintain natural energy levels and promotes health and wellbeing. Like the other gels there are no added preservatives.
Pure aloe infused with delicious cranberry and apple for a sweet and tangy taste. Added vitamin C also contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress. Forever Aloe Berry Nectar a powerful choice for active lifestyles.
Like the other drinks, it has the same great benefits of the original gel. It’s rich in nutrients which help promote health and wellbeing.
Also available in tripacks
The best way to get all the nutrients you need is through real food and a varied diet with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. However, there are times, e.g. during a wild camping trip in remote areas or during multi-day races, when supplements can be beneficial. I regularly take Vitamin B12 as, being vegan, it is possible my diet could be deficient in that vitamin. I only take other supplements during trips and multi-day events when I cannot eat a good diet. The supergreens come in single-serving sachets which can be mixed with water.
B12 and folic acid contained in time-release tablets. Vitamin B12 contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism and can contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Folate (folic acid) contributes to the normal function of the immune system and contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
A unique blend of minerals high in calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, manganese and zinc. Minerals lost through perspiration during extended periods of exercise. Magnesium and other minerals contribute to electrolyte balance normal metabolism and the normal function of the immune system.
Supergreens contains over twenty fruits and vegetables with vitamins C, E and magnesium. Vitamin C and magnesium contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Vitamin E contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress. Supergreens help keep your body fully powered for optimal performance.