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Hi, I'm Devan-

A Boston native living in Dallas, TX.  Welcome to my beauty and lifestyle blog! After years of keeping a close eye on the beauty industry, I discovered a love of learning about products and trying new brands.  Pair that with my love of   writing, and more recent flirtation with photography, and you've got Dev's Day! 

Hum Nutrition Review

Hum Nutrition Review

The Brand

HUM works exclusively with the best Registered Dietitian Nutritionists who have a wealth of experience and outstanding academic training in the field of nutrition, believing that proper nutrition is instrumental to personal wellness and a healthy lifestyle. You start with a 3 minute evaluation to create a personalized approach to vitamins. Your personal registered dietitian will review your data and send you a personal profile and nutrient recommendation. When you order 3 or more supplements, you get 25% off. I completed the questionnaire, was given 3 product recommendations, but I also requested the Beauty zzZzz supplement, as I have issues falling asleep and wanted to give it a shot. All of these were kindly sent to me by HUM Nutrition.

HUM Nutrition is sold at Dermstore, Nordstrom, Sephora, Free People, Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, and Neiman Marcus. 

The Supplements

Daily Cleanse

An herb nutrient blend including algae and chlorella (a superfood similar to spirulina), that contains 9 essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and protein. Cleanses your skin, liver, bowel, kidneys and lungs.

OMG! Omega the Great

Ultra pure fish oil to support even skin tone, a healthy heart, brain, and body. It contains the ideal ratios of EPA and DHA. A double-blind trial found EPA, a key omega-3 fatty acid, to significantly improve skin conditions. A separate clinical study observed reduced inflammation in 67% of acne patients.

Gut Instinct

A potent probiotic that benefits your skin, health, and beauty. It contains 10 strains, and 25 billion organisms. Studies suggest that combination probiotics of the Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium family can ease digestion, suppress "bad" bacteria, and support the immune system.

The Review

Because I took all three of these supplements at the same time, I am going to review them together. I was telling @girlstallion and @offdutydiary that during the month I was taking these supplements, my skin was the best it had ever looked. Yes I was trying some new products and things, but not really straying from the usual actives; acids, retinol, vitamin c, etc. I noticed a large reduction in congestion in my skin. I waited to post this review, because I wanted to see how my skin changed back once I stopped taking them. My skin is back to being its usual self- still fabulous, clear from major breakouts, even with little redness, thanks to the consistent products! But... I did notice the congestion has come back. Pesky congestion! It's probably only noticeable to me, but it's noticeable and for that reason I need to get back on the supplement bandwagon. 

I wish this was more of a controlled study, and I could see for sure which of the three or if its a combination that completely cleared my skin, made it glowing, bouncy, youthful, and clear. Either way, I am very impressed with the results. Maybe next, I would try each of the supplements separately to see which of them is giving me the most benefits. Besides the skin, I did notice my nails and hair both strengthened. I had less fallout in the shower drain than usual, and my nails were far less damaged than usual from regular nail polish wear. These two benefits are usually things I typically see whenever I start taking supplements, which makes me wonder why I stop. Usually, it's out of laziness of reordering, I just sort of forget. However, this was a really great reminder to get on it! With auto-ordering on so many sites, I have no excuse!

Beauty zzZzz

Natural melatonin and B6 to promote restful sleep. Melatonin is a natural hormone in our body that has been linked with our sleep cycles.

The Review

As for the melatonin, I've tried a lot of different brands of melatonin, mostly drugstore brands, so I thought this would easily help me contrast and compare. These put me to sleep INSTANTLY. And, I mean instantly. Which has never happened to me before with a melatonin pill. I usually have to take them 20 minutes before bed, and they don't always even put me to sleep. While they do put me to sleep instantly, and I sleep really soundly without waking up all night, it is REALLY hard to get up in the morning. I am so groggy. However, these are great for vacation or times where I know I am going to be able to sleep 8+ hours, and don't have to work the next day, and I am not concerned with being groggy. 

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