Feb 05

Seeds of Love Greeting Cards // Organic & non-GMO

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When it comes to our health, we try to eat the best we can; organic, non-GMO, unprocessed foods. So why shouldn’t we apply this rule to other areas in our life? What about a greeting card that is more than your ordinary card? One that contains organic, non-GMO flower seeds for someone to plant and enjoy for weeks or even months.

As soon as I saw Seeds  of Love Greeting Cards, I thought they were beautiful. I love the idea of a seed packet as a greeting card is so meaningful and will last longer than your ordinary greeting card.

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Seeds of Love are not a regular mix of flower seeds, but also an awesome greeting card or even a little present that comes with a humble price.

A colorful mix of organic flower seeds, are packed in 10 greeting cards. Vremi’s Seeds of Love are high quality USDA certified Organic and non-GMO seeds. That means you can be sure you are getting a high quality and certified product as guarantied.

Vremi’s Seeds of Love contains a selection of 5 colorful organic flower seeds: Delphinium, Zinnia Mix, Calendula, Celosia, and Sunflower Mix. Ten packages (2 for each flower type) of colorful flower will turn your garden to an amazing and inviting place, just like garden should be!

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There are two of each “card”: I Love You, Happy Birthday, Happy Holiday, Congratulations, and Thank You. Each packet has a similar design with a variety of beautiful designs.

These unique greeting cards are affordable; $19.90 for 10 cards. That’s only $1.99 per card. Think about how much you spend on cards; it’s much more than that!  Seeds of Love cards are unique and look like no other product I know!

One of the things I miss most about not living at home is gardening. We have a beautiful vegetable garden, surrounded by flowers that we plant every year. For anyone like me, they will surely enjoy these cards.

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There are instructions on the back of each packet as far as how to plant your seeds.

If you love being unique, and believe in giving something that means something, this is a product for you!

 

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review. 

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This entry was posted in gift, organic, Product Review and tagged , , on 5 February, 2015.

Feb 04

Living Natural Advanced Probiotic // New Year New You

GUTta be healthy! It’s a new year and it’s time to pay more attention to keeping your gut healthy and happy.

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Gut health matters! It is very important to have the ideal balance of intestinal bacteria for the best possible colon health. Probiotics can also improve your immunity, lower blood pressure, reduced risk of stroke, as well as improved metabolism which helps aid weight loss.

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The digestive tract plays an important role in our body as it is the means by which nutrients from the food we eat are absorbed for use in various bodily functions, which include not only to regulate, grow and regenerate to the microcellular level, but also to protect it from diseases.  Because of these, it is important to keep our digestive system in tip-top shape by balancing the best count of good bacteria that will keep the bad bacteria at bay and boost gut performance to the maximum.

You know that diet, lifestyle, and constantly stressful situations we encounter daily may cause an undesirable imbalance of bad bacteria, and may often be the cause of mood swings, malabsorption of vitamins and minerals, and worse, cause diseases like high blood pressure that can ultimately lead to stroke.

This makes it important for us to make a conscious effort to keep our gut healthy by supplying it with the correct good bacteria enough to combat the invasive tendencies of bad bacteria when our immune system is down or becomes compromised due to illness or stress.

However your diet may not sufficiently provide this, especially if you have food allergies or have to avoid certain foods with probitoics— yogurt, kefir, soy milk, kombucha, sauerkraut.

Blue Sky Retail has introduced its Living Natural Advanced Probiotics, a unique formulation composed of Unique IS-2 (bacillus coagulans) 75mg and NutraFlora P-95 (fructooligosaccharide or FOS) 500mg, to supplement the demands of colon health. It gluten free and dairy free.

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When taken regularly, it not only guarantees an array of health benefits like taking away chronic stomach pains such as bloating, gas and indigestion, but also improves bowel movement through prevention of constipation.

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Taking 1 to 2 Living Natural Advanced Probiotics tablets on an empty stomach daily provides a feeling of being less weighed down and makes you enjoy a flat belly sensation.  And not only that, it also helps improve your moods, enhances metabolism and immunity, and helps lowers blood pressure.

You can purchase Living Natural Advanced Probiotics tablets on Amazon. A bottle containing 60 tablets (a 2 month supply) is $29.95 $17.97.

BUY ONE BOTTLE GET ONE HALF PRICE – Get your second bottle for HALF PRICE by entering promo code PROBOGOH at checkout.

 

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review. 

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This entry was posted in dairy free, Product Review, vitamins and tagged , , on 4 February, 2015.

Feb 03

Acli-Mate Mountain Sport Drink Review //Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free & Egg Free

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If you work hard to stay fit and truly want to optimize your performance and energy then keep reading. As you know, there are tons of products that claim to improve physical performance, energize, and hydrate you and even aid in optimal acclimatization, for mountain climbing or skiing but not all are created equal. Have you looked at the ingredients of some of those drinks? Too much sugar? Tons of caffeine? Ingredients you can’t pronounce? Artificial colors and preservatives? Fake sugar? Um, no thank you.

Well, today I want to introduce you to Acli-Mate® Mountain Sports Drink. This is a unique beverage that can support improved physical performance, increased hydration and energy without the use of caffeine or excessive sugar.

WHAT IS THE MOUNTAIN SPORT DRINK?
A delicious, naturally colored and flavored electrolyte replacement drink mix containing electrolytes, vitamins, minerals and select extracts from the herbs Rhodiola, Schizandra and Gingko for optimal acclimatization, hydration, and energy.

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Electrolyte replacement in combination with B-Vitamins, CoQ10, and minerals replenish the body and promote optimal hydration and energy. Rhodiola and Schizandra are herbs considered “adaptogens”; classified according to their properties as being useful in helping the body adapt to physical, emotional, and environmental stressors including altitude, fatigue, and physical challenge.

Acli-Mate® Mountain Sport Drink is the perfect hydration, electrolyte replacement for individuals seeking optimal acclimatization, physical performance, hydration, and energy without the use of caffeine or excessive sugar.

It is ideal for the mountain visitors and travelers, hunters, skiers, mountain athletes, and health conscious individuals. It can also be used as a sport drink, or daily immune booster and energy drink. Drink it in the morning as a substitute to coffee and caffeine laden drinks.

Acli-Mate Mountain Sport Drink comes in 3 Flavors:

Acli-Mate Mountain Sport Drink is free of:

Mountain Grape Nutritional Info. Other Ingredients: Organic Cane Sugar, Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Natural Grape Flavor, Grape Skin Extract (for Color), Silicon Dioxide (Anti-Caking), Grape Juice Powder, Xanthan Gum, Stevia Leaf Extract, Lo Han Fruit Extract.

Mountain Grape Nutritional Info. Other Ingredients:
Organic Cane Sugar, Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Natural Grape Flavor, Grape Skin Extract (for Color), Silicon Dioxide (Anti-Caking), Grape Juice Powder, Xanthan Gum, Stevia Leaf Extract, Lo Han Fruit Extract.

Acli-Mate® Mountain Sport Drink is available in Multi Serving Tubs, 30 servings per container and Individual Packets, 30 packets per box.

DIRECTIONS FOR BEST USE:
Mix one serving of Acli-Mate® Mountain Sport Drink with 10-12 ounces of water or to taste preference. Use three times daily for optimal benefit. Make ice cold, room temp or warm.

For Acclimatization: Start three days prior to travel at elevation and for duration of your stay. If unable to start ahead of time, start immediately upon first symptoms of altitude sickness or dehydration.

I gave some to my sister before her recent ski trip and she said she did sense a difference. She felt more energetic and lasted the whole day on the mountain. I’ve used it before my long runs. I also felt more energized and less dehydrated during and after my run.  I would check it out for yourself and see what you think.

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OTHER USES:

You can find Acli-Mate® Mountain Sport Drink online at Acli-Mate.com, Amazon.com, Backpacker.com, LuckyVitamin.com, and many other websites.

Use promo code acli15 to save 15% off your purchase at Acli-Mate.com.

Always check with your physician before starting any supplement product and specifically Acli-Mate. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Consult your healthcare professional prior to use if you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medication or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children.

Disclaimer: I was provided with this product free of charge. I was not required to write a positive review. These thoughts and opinions are my own.

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This entry was posted in Beverage, dairy free, fitness, Product Review, Soy free and tagged , , , , on 3 February, 2015.

Feb 02

NutriGold Certified Organic, Extra-Virgin, Cold-Pressed Coconut Oil Gold

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Native to the Pacific Islands, coconut, also known as Cocos nucifera, is now grown in many tropical regions around the world. NutriGold Coconut Oil is made from freshly harvested coconuts to preserve natural levels of lauric acid and Vitamin E. The dried flesh of the coconut is processed through a cold process expeller press to extract the oil. The extraction process does not involve the use of sulfites or any other processing aids, so you can be assured that you are getting a coconut oil that is pure, wholesome, and nutritious.

NutriGold Certified Organic Coconut Oil, Cold-Pressed, Unrefined, Extra-Virgin can be used for cooking, baking, frying, skin care, and hair growth.

I have become a huge fan of coconut oil in the past few years. I use it a lot of different ways, mostly in the kitchen. I spent the weekend experimenting with this particular coconut oil so I could evaluate its performance in all the ways I typically use coconut oil. I’m pleased to say it measures up to other brands. (I also note the plastic jars of this contain slightly more product than the glass jars of, say, Spectrum Organic that you can buy at Whole Foods. So it’s a good bargain, too.)

I use coconut oil in place or butter and processed oils to fry or saute vegetables, especially when I make Mexican, Indian, or Thai-inspired dishes. Because this is an unrefined coconut oil, it has a coconut aroma to it and a little bit of a flavor, and that really enhances cooking.

90% of the time when I bake I use coconut oil as a butter substitute. When I stopped eating dairy two years ago I started experimenting with coconut oil. This is also a great option for vegans and/or people with lactose intolerance. It’s a straight substitution… 1 cup : 1 cup. Beat it with sugar as you would butter.

I just wanted to add, be aware that coconut oil has a lower melting point than butter (70 degrees F) and so will go from rock-hard to liquid very very quickly when it’s being warmed. This is important! Coconut oil works well for recipes that call for melted or soft butter. However, beware in pastry recipes that coconut oil warms quickly, and doesn’t produce the same fluffiness that dairy butter does. Using coconut oil does add a hint of coconut flavor to the dish, so watch what types of baked goods you try. I love using coconut oil when I make cookies, especially chocolate chip!

Coconut oil may contain small amounts of B Vitamins and larger amounts of minerals such as phosphorus, iron, magnesium, and zinc. The lauric acid in coconut oil helps support immune health and, unlike hydrogenated coconut oil, the saturated fat in organic coconut oil does not raise cholesterol levels.

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Health Benefits of Coconut Oil:

The Coconut Oil Advantage:

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Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Jan 30

Gluten Free Garden Lites Veggie Muffins Review

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Garden Lites began in 2008 to answer the need for healthier vegetable based frozen foods. Soufflés, muffins, veggie bites, bakes, and veggie sliders make up the line of Garden Lites.

Start with the freshest, most delectable vegetables, then whip them into perfect shape using a blend of secret ingredients, years of culinary experience, and a little bit of love, as “mom” used to say. The finished product: Garden Lites line of vegetarian soufflés, bakes, and muffins. Minimally processed and maximally delicious, each bite is filled with nutritious real flavors.

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All of Garden Lites products are gluten free and are produced on dedicates gluten free lines to prevent cross contamination. Garden Lites are also peanut- and tree nut free, and processed in a nut free facility. All Garden Lites are dairy free except for the Pizza Souffle, Veggie Chili & Cornbread, Loaded Potato Souffle, and Veggies & Cheese.  To prevent cross-contamination, all dairy containing items are manufactured on a separate dedicated line.

Each of their thirteen types of souffles have two full servings of vegetables, are made with all natural ingredients, are low in calories, and they are loaded with protein and fiber. The same can be said for the veggie muffins, with five grams of fiber and four grams of protein per muffin. The muffins are made from a combination of veggies, egg whites, and other ingredients. Even the plastic wrap is BPA free.

Eating well does not mean sacrificing taste and quality.

I am a big fan of Garden Lites Veggie Muffins. I love the chocolate and Carrot Berry.

Muffin flavors:

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Carrot Berry Muffin

My favorite is the Carrot Berry Muffin. The muffin is dense and the texture is slightly different than you would expect for a ‘muffin’. I liked the flavor combination of carrots and fresh berries. The muffins are small, but surprisingly filling. I felt like I was eating something indulgent but in reality it is actually so much healthier than most processed muffins.

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How to cook: If Defrosted, Heat Veggie Muffin on high for approximately 10 seconds. If Frozen, Heat Veggie Muffin on high for approximately 35 seconds.Quick and Easy! I find defrosting the muffins first, then heating them, give them a slightly better taste and texture.

Garden Lites is currently in the process of becoming GMO-free. The majority of their ingredients are already GMO-free, and they are working to source reputable vendors for the remaining ingredients.

Garden Lites are sold at retailers across the country including, Target, Whole Foods, Food Emporium, Dagostino, Stop & Shop, Roche Brothers, and at numerous health food stores. For a complete list of retail locations, click here. Garden Lites has a $1 off coupon available for download so you can save money off your next purchase!

On Wednesday, January 14, 2015, Garden Lites made their first appearance on QVC and unveiled their NEW Veggie Siders, a QVC exclusive. Available in two flavors, Roasted Vegetable and Spinach, these delicious single-serving side dishes remain true to Garden Lites’ commitment to always have vegetables as the first and main ingredient in all of its products.

Both flavors of Veggie Siders have only 100 calories and are gluten free, vegetarian, Kosher parve and a great source of whole grains. The Roasted Vegetable variety features a vibrant blend of veggies including broccoli, spinach, carrot, zucchini, corn, red peppers and onions in combination with brown rice and eggs, to keep you fuller longer. The Spinach variety offers a combination of tender spinach leaves, brown rice and just a touch of nutmeg. Garden Lites Veggie Siders come frozen in an assortment pack that includes seventeen (17) of each flavor for a total of thirty-four (34) individual servings.

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This entry was posted in dairy free, Muffins, nut free, Product Review, Vegetarian and tagged , , , , on 30 January, 2015.

Jan 29

The Same Pure Butter Taste, Minus the Gluten: Walkers Debuts Gluten Free Shortbread Line

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I want to share some exciting news: for the first time in 116 years, Walkers Shortbread has adapted its traditional shortbread recipe. Walkers now offers its first-ever Gluten Free Shortbread, providing an authentic shortbread for those who are gluten intolerant, or choose a gluten free diet. The new line debuts with three varieties: Pure Butter Shortbread, Chocolate Chip, and Ginger & Lemon. Walkers promises the pure butter taste and texture you love, just without the gluten.

The new line evolved from years of development to produce a pure buttery taste that founder Joseph Walker would have proudly served at his Scottish Highland village bakery. Close your eyes, bite in and see if you can tell the difference. You can’t. So if you’ve been missing shortbread cookies, you no longer have to yearn for them thanks to Walkers!

Walkers Gluten Free line replaces wheat flour with a blend of rice flour, maize flour, and potato starch, while retaining the same butter and sugar content as the traditional shortbreads. As is Walkers custom, the cookies contain no artificial flavorings, colorings, or preservatives. The texture and taste are spot on. It tasted and felt exactly like a shortbread cookie. Jeremy couldn’t notice a difference and the cookies didn’t last long in our apartment; he devoured them!

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The new gluten free line includes three shortbreads:

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“We are delighted to introduce a gluten free option to the Walkers Shortbread line, allowing everyone the opportunity to enjoy this delicious traditional treat without compromising on taste,” said Jim Walker, Managing Director, Walkers Shortbread. “With so many now suffering from food intolerances, we feel it is important to create choices for all and are proud to have the unique offering of traditional shortbread, which is certified gluten free. With three different options, there really is something for everyone to enjoy.”

With less than 20 parts per million of gluten, Walkers Gluten Free Shortbread meets the FDA standard for gluten free food, with every batch tested to ensure compliance before its release. The line contains no genetically modified ingredients or hydrogenated fats, and is vegetarian and Kosher.

Established in 1898 in Aberlour, Scotland, family-owned Walkers Shortbread is the leading brand of food exported from Scotland, and remains committed to quality, with human eyes on every facet of the baking process, and using only the finest butter made from the milk of free-grazing, small herd cows. To this day, members of the Walker family gather in their bakery to taste test the latest ideas, with only those deemed finest approved for production.

Walkers Gluten Free Shortbread will appear at retailers across the country in the coming months and is available for purchase online at http://us.walkersshortbread.com/.

Disclaimer: I received this product free of charge to review for my blog. I was not paid for my review, and all my thoughts and opinions are my own. 

 

 

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Jan 28

Gluten Free Dinner Options at Bergamot Restaurant // Somerville, MA

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Bergamot, in Somerville, is a neighborhood bistro that offers a more-than-average neighborhood-bistro experience. They use fresh, local (when available) and seasonal ingredients to bring you innovative, global, and delicious food in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Jeremy and I went before moving to New York City and sat at the bar since we did not make a reservation – you should definitely make a reservation. With that said, we had a great experience at the bar. The bar tender was friendly and knew the menu down to the last minute ingredient. He was able to give us detailed explanations of dishes, informed answers to questions, excellent recommendations, and knew exactly which dishes were gluten or, or could be made gluten free.

The chef was great. They accommodate dishes for me without any hesitation. Everything is made fresh to order and altering a dish to be gluten free is no problem for them.

Our meal began with the arrival of an amuse-bouche, a freebie on the house. We were served roasted Beets with toasted hazelnuts, similar to the appetizer listed on the menu.

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Then we shared two appetizers; padron peppers with roasted tomatoes and toasted almonds and zucchini stuffed with ground beef, fresh herbs, and toasted almonds.

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Padron Peppers

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For my entrée I had the Striped Bass with a mango, pineapple salsa over Cannellini Beans.

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Jeremy had the steak sirloin with radishes and green beans. Although the dishes sound simple, the flavors are anything but.

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Before the dessert course we were offered a palate cleaners; tomato sorbet over roasted coconut “granola”.

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Desserts change frequently with the seasons, as does the main menu.

The dark chocolate mousse, mint sorbet, served with free blackberries, blueberries, and a huckleberry puree was decadent.

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Jeremy had the deconstructed white chocolate cheese cake with watermelon, peaches, and a homemade granola. The texture, the flavors and the presentation were perfect.

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This is a restaurant that sets out to be good to people, to serve them delicious and healthy food, to make them feel cared for and comfortable. We had such a great experience here and have not stopped talking about our meal that day ever since.

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Jan 27

3 Microbiome Plus+ Gastrointestinal Probiotic Review + Giveaway


Is anyone else stuck at home today? If you’re like me, work (or school) was cancelled thanks to Juno, our first (and hopefully last) blizzard of 2015. So in honor of this snow day I am hosting a giveaway with four chances to win!!

 

Microbiome Plus+ Gastrointestinal Probiotic is a more complete gastrointestinal health dietary supplement that provides natural prebiotic fiber (scFOS) and the probiotic L. reuteri NCIMB 30242 which work together to maintain the balance of healthy bacteria in your gut and support normal digestive function.*

The probiotic in Microbiome Plus+ Gastrointestinal has been shown in clinical trials to help support normal inflammatory response in addition to supporting digestive health.* scFOS is a natural prebiotic fiber that supports a healthy gastrointestinal tract by promoting digestive function, immune health, the growth of healthy bacteria, natural intestinal mechanical barriers, and gut integrity.* Microbiome Plus+ Gastrointestinal combines these two ingredients to provide more complete gastrointestinal health support.* Not only does scFOS support digestive function but as a prebiotic helps L. reuteri NCIMB 30242 to support normal gastrointestinal function.

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Microbiome Plus+ GI has 600mg of PREBIOTIC scFOS (Short-chain fructo oligosaccharides) and 3.5 Billion CFU of the probiotic L. reuteri NCIMB 30242. Combined, this provides Synbiotic formulation that has been shown in clinical trials to help support normal inflammatory response in addition to supporting digestive health.

61bUgqSTuhL._SL1000_As you know, I’ve had gastrointestinal issues for years. So I wanted to try this product to see if it would help me. One GI issue I have is the inability to absorb nutrients from food the way I should. In addition to being gluten free I also don’t eat dairy. So giving up my morning Greek yogurt meant giving up my primary food source of probitoics, and this lead to even more GI issues, including an imbalance of unhealthy bacteria and yeast.

I have been taking Microbiome Plus+ Gastrointestinal on a daily basis for a few weeks. It does not upset my stomach at all. (phew) That’s the first step. I feel that I’ve had more energy these past few weeks, most likely it’s due to me actually absorbing vitamins and other nutrients from my food, thanks to Microbiome Plus+ Gastrointestinal. I also noticed that my bloating has gone done a little bit (thank you probioitics!), I’m hoping to see more improvements on this front.

Additional Benefits

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Safety Information
CAUTION: Do not use if pregnant, trying to get pregnant or nursing. Do not use if under 18 years of age and keep out of reach of children. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking medication, have nausea, fever, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, severe abdominal pain, an immune-compromised condition.

Ingredients
PROBIOTIC Capsule: Lactobacillus reuteri NCIMB 30242 3.5 billion CFU. Other Ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, vegetable capsule (hypromellose, titanium dioxide). PREBIOTIC scFOS TAblet: scFOS (Short-chain fructo oligosaccharides) 600mg. Other Ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, dicalcium phosphate, stearic acid, magnesium stearate, croscarmellose sodium and silicon dioxide.

About Lactobacillus reuteri NCIMB 30242: Lactobacillus reuteri NCIMB 30242 is a probiotic bacteria of the genus and species Lactobacillus reuteri. It acts through its capacity to produce bile salt hydrolase (BSH) enzyme and reduces cholesterol levels by decreasing absorption of dietary cholesterol and increasing metabolic elimination of cholesterol from the blood. Lactobacillus reuteri NCIMB 30242 has been shown to effectively reduce total cholesterol (TC), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), apolipoprotien B 100 (ApoB-100), and non-high density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-C) in human clinical trials. In addition to its cholesterol-lowering properties, the strain provides traditional probiotic benefits such as improved digestive health and immune function.

Directions
Take one of each capsule and tablet twice daily with meals or as directed by physician. STORAGE: Store in cool, dry place. Do not use if carton is opened.

Interested in trying Microbiome Plus+ Gastrointestinal Probiotic? Well, 4, yes that’s right FOUR, lucky readers will win each win a one-month supply of Microbiome Plus+ Gastrointestinal! To enter simply click on the rafflecopter below.

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This. Giveaway will end on February 8, 2015 at 11:59pm. Open to U.S. residents only.

Legal Disclaimer
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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This entry was posted in Giveaway, Product Review, vitamins and tagged , , on 27 January, 2015.

Jan 26

Never Hungover Drink Review // The best way to prevent hangovers

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Never Hunger is the drink to drink before you drink. This innovative and exciting hangover prevention drink is set to revolutionize the category of beverages that claim to prevent or cure hangovers.

Never Hungover is a dietary supplement that is packed with B vitamins, potassium, aloe vera, milk thistle, and green tea extract. Comprised of a natural vitamin blend, antioxidants, amino acids, nutrients, and minerals, it’s formula helps neutralize and process the toxins caused by alcohol in the liver and kidneys (known as acetaldehyde’s), by turning them into acetic acid which is flushed out of the body, thus drastically reducing the cause of a hangover.

Never Hungover is produced in America, and has zero carbs, calories, or sugars, therefore not ruining your diet. It is also caffeine and gluten free.

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The product is designed for you to take up to an hour before or while consuming alcohol. For optimal results, take one bottle of Never Hunger per four drinks. It can be consumed as a shot or a mixer.

Never Hungover has a great lemon-lime flavor. It tastes similar to an energy drink but with a milder and MUCH less sweetened taste. I was able to drink it like a shot. I usually do NOT like energy drinks or things to this nature, but Never Hungover is much more tolerable, less sugary, and doesn’t taste like chemicals or artificial. Taken as a shot or added as a mixer (my preferred choice, mixed with a little lemonade and vodka); either way I felt the same results. My hangover was much less than usual. Now, I am not a big drinker, so I’ve only tried this once but I do think it helped. I shared a few bottles with my friends, and I am awaiting a verdict from them too.

Never Hungover comes in two sizes, a convenient travel-sized 2oz bottle and a 750ml bottle perfect for behind the bar.

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Never Hungover is available at NeverHungover.com, Amazon, Walgreens, MGM Resorts, and GNC stores across the country.

 

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This entry was posted in Beverage, Product Review and tagged , on 26 January, 2015.

Jan 23

Prima-Source Tumeric Curcumin Review

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Turmeric has been shown to work as a great anti-inflammatory and can greatly reduce joint pain when taken daily. Studies have shown Turmeric Curcumin to reduce inflammation, helping with arthritis and joint pain throughout the body allowing you to maintain the active lifestyle you want

Some of the other benefits are:

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You will see many of the Turmeric supplements come with black pepper/piperine in them. They do this because it improves absorption of the turmeric. But Prima-Source has chosen not to include it with their supplement for two reasons.

  1. Turmeric has been shown to be effective as an anti-inflammatory in very small dosages.
  2. The black pepper/piperine can have a negative impact on other medications/supplements that one takes.

If you want to improve absorption, you can take turmeric with a few peppercorns, olive oil, or daily fish oil.

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I was interested in trying a Tumeric supplement because I have been living with digestive issues for years and Turmeric is said to help relieve symptoms of IBS. According to a study published in December 2004 issue of “Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine”, involving over 200 participants who were diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome and with no other medical conditions, who received a daily dose of turmeric for eight weeks, the authors found a significant improvement in abdominal discomfort and bowel movements.

Another study featured in July 2010 issue of “Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology” and conducted on animal subjects further supports the idea that curcumin helps relive symptoms of IBS because it has the ability to reduce the motility of digestive tract.

Manufactured in a GMP certified Organic facility ensures only the highest quality ingredients utilized in all Prima-Source Products. Prima-Source Turmeric Curcumin is gluten free and has been sent to a 3rd party for testing. Once those results are in, the Gluten Free label will be added to the bottles.

Each bottle of Prima-Source Tumeric Curcumin contains 120 capsules, a two month supply

100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE: Prima-Source is challenging you to take this product for 60 Days and if it’s not working for you, just return the empty bottle and they’ll give you your money back. So what do you have to lose? You can purchase Prima-Source Tumeric on Amazon for just $16.97.

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This entry was posted in Product Review, vitamins and tagged , on 23 January, 2015.