Darrin Peterson has always strived to help people take the best care of themselves. When he was working in a small health food store in Texas, he became known as a local health food guru for his knowledge and expertise in assisting customers find the right supplements to treat their ailments. But he was troubled with the quality of products on the shelves: most were made from single ingredients, and there were few options of healthful blends. When he would recommend various vitamins and nutrients for an ailment, customers’ carts would end up full of a variety of bottles. Something needed to change.
In 2009, Peterson launched Life Seasons, a line of natural, allergen-free supplements made with robust blends of vitamins, herbs and minerals to treat and support an array of conditions and ailments. Everything from adrenal, allergy, blood sugar and stress support, to sleep, energy and digestion, and so much more.
“One of the things that Darrin saw during his years at the health food store was that potency of supplements was a big issue,” says Amanda Leras, Life Seasons’ Rocky Mountain sales manager. “He wanted to develop a line of blends where a customer who, say, had an adrenal issue, and instead of buying three, four, five bottles of single supplements, he or she instead could buy one bottle of as complete a formula as possible for their condition. And the blend would be a therapeutic milligram dose that was backed by science and literature.”
The company name comes from Peterson’s belief that as the seasons change, so should our supplement protocols. “We’re ever-evolving, ever-changing, and Life Seasons’ wide array of supplements help meet the needs of people as they are going through their own health journey,” explains Leras.
Some of Life Seasons’ best sellers include the following:
Anxie-T Stress Support. “This is one of my favorites,” shares Leras, “because you will notice results quickly, experiencing a calming sensation within 20 to 30 minutes.” Leras shares that this formula helps your brain focus on tasks while modulating stress response. Key ingredients include ashwagandha, to help your body adapt to stressors; GABA (gamma-Aminobutyric acid), an inhibitory neuro-transmitter that calms “chatter” in your head; and L-theanine, an amino acid that supports the body’s ability to relax.
Glucose Stabili-T Blood Sugar Support. Life Seasons will soon be releasing a detailed research study completed in 2018 on this blend, which assists with maintaining healthy blood sugar levels. According to Leras, while this supplement is helpful for people with diabetes, you don’t have to be diabetic to take it. “It can help with a number of things, including reducing intense sugar cravings and weight management, as well as supporting pancreatic health,” she says. Ingredients include gymnema, known as a “sugar destroyer” for its ability to reduce desire for sweets; chromium, a mineral that helps balance blood sugar, and metabolism and storage of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. It also aids in increasing the ability of insulin to bind to cells, a problem for some with diabetes. And Ceylon cinnamon, which supports triglycerides and LDL cholesterol, along with supporting and increasing the transport of glucose into the cells.
Rest-ZZZ Sleep Support. “This is a great example of our whole-purpose, naturopathic approach to supplements,” says Leras. One key ingredient is Hawthorne berry, best known for heart health. As the supplement was being developed, a formulator noticed that while you can calm the mind all you want to improve sleep, sometimes the heart can race. Thus, the berry assists with this. This blend also contains a small amount of melatonin to help balance the body’s circadian rhythms, and passion flower for its calming and relaxing affects.
“We are committed to providing the nutrients and resources individuals need to take power of their own health and live life to the fullest,” says Leras. Along with purchasing Life Seasons in your local Kroger or affiliate store, the company will also be launching an integrative center in Dallas, Texas later this year. Visit lifeseasons.com to learn more.