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‘Everyone thought I’d been in a fight’: Mum explains why she was covered in bruises while pregnant

Brooke Jones suffered with iron deficiency – and this caused her to bruise very easily. Her bruises were even worse when she was pregnant.

“For as long as I can remember, I have been extremely iron deficient. I would wake up covered in bruises and not have any idea where they came from – and during pregnancy this was even worse,” she say.

“I was always so tired and had a lot of headaches. The bruises made it look like I’d been in a fight!”

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‘I looked like I’d been in a fight’

Brooke says during the birth of both of her daughters, she lost a lot of blood, which saw her levels drop even more dramatically.

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“At one blood test, I had less than 1mg of iron in my system. After the birth of my second child I also suffered from ovarian vein thrombosis,” she says.

I was put on blood thinners and also told not to eat leafy vegetables, as they would reverse the thinners I was on. So this meant my iron levels dipped even lower to almost non-existent levels.”

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Ovarian vein thrombosis is a rare condition occurring in 1/600 to 1/2000 pregnancies and is the cause of abdominal pain that may mimic a surgical abdomen.

Brooke says she needed to do something and fast, as her immune system and body couldn’t take much more being so iron deficient. She says at one point her skin was almost translucent.

Brooke loves her Super Greens:

“Thankfully, the Healthy Mummy brought out the AMAZING Super Greens and since its release I have used it every day – either by itself or in smoothies,” she says.

“And I have FINALLY got myself back to relatively normal iron levels. 

“My ovarian vein thrombosis has completely gone and I have incredible amounts of energy.”

This is great new, Brooke! We’re so glad that you’re feeling happier and healthier.

Super Greens are LOADED with iron

The Healthy Mummy Super Greens are LOADED with iron – as much as 12 cups of spinach!

This power-packed powder is all about boosting energy and fuelling your body using real superfoods. It’s also breastfeeding-friendly! AND it contains 56 times more B12 than a beef steak!

As busy mums we’re all about healthy shortcuts. As such we’ve created a way for you to get a shot of energy-boosting superfoods into your body by barely lifting a finger. You’re welcome!

We’ve managed to pack 37 ingredients from real food sources into our amazing Super Greens. Our ultimate aim is to give busy mums an energy lift. Most of all, breastfeeding mums don’t miss out because it’s one of a few on the market that’s breastfeeding friendly.

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Made in Australia for our mums

Super Greens is made in the laid-back NSW town of Byron Bay. It’s been put together using some of the world’s most incredible superfood ingredients.

This product is high in spirulina; which has been labelled the most nutrient dense food on the planet. Super Greens also contains probiotics.

The whole foods that go into Super Greens are natural sources of vitamins and minerals and are an easily digestible blend.

What it doesn’t contain is any dairy, sugar or gluten and it’s vegan-friendly.

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A powerful energy boost

When you’re conscious of what you’re putting into your body, you need to make every mouthful count. This is why this amazing powder punches well above its weight.

A snapshot of how powerful Super Greens is, this product…

  • has 56 more times the vitamin B12 of a beef steak.
  • contains the same calcium as three serves of cheese.
  • contains the iron of 12 cups of spinach.
  • has the vitamin C equivalent of 1.4kgs* of oranges.
  • has 11 times more iron than red kidney beans.
  • contains 50 times more vitamin B12 than an Atlantic salmon.
  • has 11 times more vitamin C than 100ml of orange juice.
  • contains as much calcium as one litre of milk.
  • has the same vitamin C as half a kilo of red capsicums.
  • has as much B12 as 77 eggs.
  • contains four times as much calcium as almonds.

Super Greens can help keep immune system strong

Dr Ross Walker says spirulina is one of the most potent natural stimulants of the immune system.

“Not only does it help fight infections, it also keeps your immune system strong and functioning normally in all situations,” he says.

And getting this much goodness into your diet is as easy as adding a 10g serve of Super Greens into water or your favourite The Healthy Mummy Smoothie.

Busy mums, now is the time to stop making excuses and make sure you’re getting your greens! Order your Super Greens mix here.

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written by:

Jennifer Hartnett

Jennifer is our Senior News Producer with a passion for trending news and lifestyle stories. Jennifer spends the rest of her time running around after her son Kian.