Last month I had the opportunity to try some glucose supplement products c/o Gluco — specifically, I went for a tube of blueberry-flavored tablets and a small bottle of juice/flavored water in their Very Berry flavor.
You guys, these things are delicious. I’m mainly going to talk about the Gluco tablets here because the juice bottle I was sent was a small thing and I drank it and there it went. It was basically water with a bit of a taste. I’m not sure it did anything for me. But the tablets. Yum.
The tablets, y’all, are basically candy, only probably better for your teeth. They taste amazing, they go down wonderfully, and they give you the energy equivalent of like, a piece of fruit? I seriously felt like I’d eaten something after having just one tablet, which was super handy when I didn’t feel like eating. Does that happen to anybody else or is that just my weird-ass low appetite slash nausea issues? Anyway.
Gluco products promise a quick energy boost just when you need it, which I’m sure you all know by now I’m always low on. The thing about sugar for me is that I tend to overdo it, especially when I eat chocolate, and instead of getting a quick boost, it just weighs me down and I feel tired and sick. It’s terrible. As you can see, I have a whole host of issues — between the nausea and low appetite, especially in the morning, and the overdoing it with the snacks, I have trouble getting it right.
Because of this, supplement tablets — with the implication in my brain that they are tablets and not something you just gobble up in large quantities — seemed like a great idea to me. And they turned out to be very, very handy.
I know you’re not supposed to use supplements as substitutes for a proper diet, and obviously I’m trying my best to eat healthy (for me, healthy means regularly), but these tablets were exactly what I needed and saved my ass on a couple of occasions. Particularly, the day I had two modeling shoots in a row, nearly overlapping and in opposite areas of London, and I got up late and barely had breakfast and by the time I had to get my butt down to Bermondsey, I was at least two hours and a cup of coffee away from being able to stomach solid food.
So I took the next-to-last tablet and took the last one with me, and they held me over for the duration of the shoot. It was a fantastic shoot — studio, conceptual, my first time being made up by a MUA and stylist and my first time actually acting a little bit — and I’m really excited to see the results.
I also got a Graze box at one point and decided to take a picture with it as a background. I liked the Gluco tabs better, I have to say, and it was a chocolate box, and I genuinely liked it too! But the Gluco tabs were so simple and effective.
The tablets pictured above are the blueberry burst flavor, and they can be purchased in packs of ten on the Gluco website. They’re actually just 89p each and you get free delivery for orders over £2.50, so I’m really horribly tempted to stock up. They’re also available at various retailers like Boots, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s, but I can’t actually say I’ve seen them — I mean, I haven’t looked for them and as much as I love Hampstead Heath, the supermarket panorama is a little limited. There’s a reason I shop at Marks & Spencer and that reason is not at all my refined palate. I would in fact quite like it if it weren’t the only supermarket within ten minutes of where I live so I could indulge my palate less.
But hey, you get free shipping if you buy three packs at once. This is not a hardship. So have a look, give them a go if you like. If you’re not into blueberry, they also carry lemon, orange and raspberry tabs, and the orange and raspberry are available in 50-tab packs for £2.95. Excuse me while I’m tempted harder.
Have you tried any glucose supplements before? How did you find them? Or, an even nosier question: what’s your relationship with sugar like?
These products were provided by Gluco in exchange for a review. Everything stated in this post is my honest opinion.