Reviewing WelleCo – Elle MacPhersons’ $145 wellness drink

Over the years, I’ve dabbled in a few powders and elixirs guaranteed to flatten my stomach, clear my skin, and put me in a new tax bracket. From cheap chemist greens-powders to the popular Beauty Chef’s GLOW.

A few months ago I was gifted a full-size jar of WelleCo Super Elixir, “A daily all-in-one health supplement”. The product was developed by supermodel Elle MacPherson and her nutritional doctor, who instructed the glamazon to drink the concoction daily to impressive results.

MacPherson and her doctor reported a visibly clearer and healthier appearance, from the skin, to hair, to nails, to reduced bloating.

The Super Elixir contains “a combination of naturally derived ingredients, including wholefoods, herbal extracts, vitamins, minerals and probiotics.” Sounds very nourishing, healthy, cleansing – right up my alley.

You can purchase a tub of WelleCo Super Elixir for AUD$145 (which is what I received), or the refill for a cool AUD$85.

The consistency is very fine, reminiscent of Cadbury’s chocolate milk powder, and tends to fly up if you shake the product around. It’s a vibrant green colour and smells a little like pineapple and coconut.

If you try stirring the powder in water with a spoon, you’re doomed to a suspicious swampy colour and large clumps of powder that fail to dissolve.

I found it much easier to mix a tablespoon of the Super Elixir in a blender with water or juice – the website recommends using a protein shaker and either water, coconut water, juice, or almond milk.

Though with plain water it looks a little unappealing, it does taste tropical and sweet. I liked it even more mixed with pineapple juice, though I doubt that’s the healthiest option.

The product comes in a 300g package, which has been enough to last me a few months of semi-consistent use. While it does recommend having a two tablespoons of WelleCo daily for best results, I averaged five days a week, having kept the tub at my work desk.

Five months later, I ultimately don’t see any results from using the WelleCo Super Elixir.

I’m happy to admit that perhaps I didn’t see the greatest results because of other factors in my environment (a stressful job, five hours commute daily, poor diet, lack of sleep, stress in my personal life) and if I had been more stringent with everyday use, perhaps WelleCo could have pushed the needle a little so I noticed positive changes.

But I can’t lie, I didn’t notice any particular difference in my hair, skin, nails, weight, immunity, energy, sleep, sugar cravings, gut health or mood. Now that I’ve finished my tub, I’ll happily update this post if I notice that post-WelleCo there is a visible difference.

In the meantime, I’ll stick to more moderately priced vitamins and whole fruits and veggies.

 

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