Chrissy Duigan and Teresa Palmer’s friendship story began on social media and they soon became besties: “We just met up and were so like minded – instantaneously it was just a beautiful flow of conversation. We just wanted to get deeper and talk about all sorts of things,” Teresa says.
They supported each other through different periods on their journeys – from globe-trotting career women, to motherhood and entrepreneurship. “We met pre-kids, so we got to see each other go through babies,” Teresa says. “We even had the same midwives,” Chrissy adds.
By coincidence, their lives followed a similar trajectory: Chrissy and Teresa both left their hometown of Adelaide at the same age, travelled to similar regions in the world, and came back to Adelaide to settle down and start a family, all within similar time frames. “Our stars aligned so organically,” Teresa says.
The pair love living in Adelaide (“It’s rad,” Teresa exclaims), and their families got along famously, too – their hubbies love to surf together, enjoying South Australia’s immaculate coastline and great surf breaks.
Anyone with a fast-paced lifestyle knows just how exhausting it can be to find the time to create a perfectly nutritious meal every night. Being working mums with hectic schedules, a lightbulb went off: why not make life easier by producing a delicious, one-stop formula offering major nutritional benefits?
Noticing a gap in the market, Lovewell was born – a plant-based supplement brand, with ethically sourced ingredients.
Nailing the formula didn’t come easy. They worked with world-leading nutritionists and doctors to perfect the blend, and admittedly there were disagreements – Teresa initially didn’t want mushrooms in the blend, but eventually Chrissy convinced her of their powerful antioxidant benefits.
The final outcome? Two antioxidant rich, nutrient-dense supplements – Blossom and Growth. Blossom is a more potent formula designed to aid adults with cellular and digestive health, and memory recall. Growth is suitable for everyone, particularly the little ones – perfect for strengthening bones, boosting immunity and improving cognitive function.
Want to know the ingredients that made Teresa and Chrissy’s super-stringent supplement cut?
Pea and Hemp Protein: protein is the essential building block for crystal clear skin, silky hair and strong nails. But not all protein is created equal: hemp protein contains the perfect dose of Omega-6 and Omega-3, whilst pea protein offers the most concentrated levels of plant-based protein.
Fermented supergreens: helps alkalise the body and neutralise acidic foods, like red meat and caffeine, which can cause lethargy and lacklustre skin.
Marine calcium: this special plant-based form of calcium has higher levels of fatigue-reducing magnesium and more potent bone-strengthening properties.
Maca: a heavy-lifting supplement for balancing hormones and reducing cortisol – the pesky chemical that causes stress and anxiety.
Tremella: helps boost collagen and hyaluronic acid in the skin, enhancing its luminosity and hydration – perfect for keeping lines at bay.
Lion’s Mane: a superfood that diminishes anxiety, improves heart health and a favourite ingredient to take before exams – it’s said to boost concentration levels.
Try Teresa and Chrissy’s simple two-ingredient recipe at home: blend together a tablespoon of your Lovewell powder of choice, a banana per person, and some almond milk (it apparently tastes scrumptious with ice cream, too). Teresa recommends adding a tablespoon of nut butter per person for extra creaminess. “The kids love it,” Teresa says. And quite frankly, that’s a feat that’s sometimes difficult to achieve…