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All of the delicious food we are devouring this holiday season can make us a bit thicker around the middle. I know that I just cannot quit munching when there are tasty treats tempting me this time of year. I sure do miss the metabolism of my youthful days (I couldn't gain weight as a teenager if I tried!) Alas, now it is a different story. My metabolism has slowed down and I must really watch what I eat.
I have tried many diet supplements, and although I have had success with some, I do tend to get low blood sugar when I 'starve' my body. I get sweaty and shaky and I cannot think straight.
I was pretty excited when I heard about GlucaTrim. It is formulated to support blood sugar, curb my cravings for sweets and keep me focused on eating right. GlucaTrim was especially designed for diabetics because it helps control insulin resistance. I am not diabetic, but since I do suffer from low blood sugar at times, GlucaTrim is perfect for me. I started taking it on November 9th. Today is December 6th and I have lost seven pounds so far.
I am thrilled with the results because I did not think it would be that easy! I have been taking take one capsule thirty minutes before a meal 2 times a day, as reccommended. I do not skip meals, but I am eating three small meals per day. Since GlucaTrim curbs your appetite, you have to remind yourself to eat.
About All-natural dietary supplement for weight loss GlucaTrim (Taken from their website)
Disclaimer: I received a sample of GlucaTrim to review and to keep. The opinions are my own.
Immuno-Viva products combine all-natural ingredients, the NatureFresh cold press™ process, and world class science to raise the bar for antioxidant activity supplements.
- Promote neural health*
- Support circulation*
- Support mental sharpness*
- Antioxidant activity may help promote neural health.
* Studies have shown that the ingredients in Smart support the cerebral vascular system and help support cognitive function.
Why? Because I want to keep my digestive system and urinary tract in perfect health. A lot can go wrong with our 'plumbing' as we age. Also, I suffer from frequent bladder infections as well as bouts of colitis and my doctor told me I should start taking probiotics, so I have been taking these for two weeks and have had no problems.
About Immuno-Viva Probiotic: Good health begins with good digestion. Immuno-Viva® Probiotic delivers a robust blend of probiotics, or "good flora," to help promote healthy, regular digestion.*
- Seven types of probiotics promote healthy digestion*
- Cranberry seed extract promotes urinary tract health*
- Antioxidant activity promotes overall health*
- Stretch marks
- Uneven skin tone
- Dehydrated skin
- Dark circles (under eyes)
- Supports immune function*
- Increases energy levels*
- Created by physicians*
- Tastes great*
- 4x the vitamin C of a glass of orange juice*
When I received a sample of revitaPOPs Vitamin B12 Lollipops to try, I opened one, fully expecting it to taste less than appealing. I mean, it is supposed to contain a vitamin, so it can't taste good, right? Wrong! I was utterly surprised that these 'little suckers' tasted better than any lollipops I have ever had! I was actually kind of dissapointed, because I wanted to eat more than just one! Yes, they are that yummy!
It wasn't until I received my sample of revitaPops that I started questioning the importance of Vitamin B12 in my diet. Was I getting enough? I read that our bodies need Vitamin B12 to help maintain blood cell formulation, a healthy nervous system, and even DNA synthesis. Another role it plays is in the metabolism of many human cells, including carbohydrates. Vitamin B12 also has the ability to lower levels of homocysteine, an amino acid in our blood. High homocysteine levels have been linked to stroke incidence, coronary heart disease, Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and other health conditions.
Well, I know that I want to be as healthy as I can possibly be, and since revitaPOP is an easy way for me to give myself and my family our daily dosage of Vitamin B12 in an easy way, I will continue to keep them handy in my home.
Energy. Focus. Wellbeing. Starts Working in Minutes and Lasts for Hours
revitaPOP is a simple, convenient and easy way to effectively replenish your body with Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin or mB12) without the pain of a B12 shot. Doctors know the health benefits of vitamin B12 and have administered vitamin B12 shots to patients for years with remarkable results. The B12 shots, however, do not always raise mB12 levels, require a prescription and can be painful and expensive.
revitaPOP combats the typical absorption challenges of mB12 through its novel delivery method that allows the mB12 to be absorbed directly through the trigeminal nerve in the tongue, increasing both the absorption time and effectiveness.
mB12 is the only neurologically active version of Vitamin B12. and deficiency can affect vision, intestinal function, the ability to protect against infections and toxins, nerve functioning, and DNA replication.
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LCN Boutique is the place you will want to check out this holiday season for the trendiest and most festive nail colors, as well as high-quality and chip resistant nail cair products.
My daughters and I received two of LCN Boutiques top-selling holiday gift sets to review, and we are absolutely loving the color combinations we come up with as well as the compliments we get from those many admirers of our stunning manicures. I love the way LCN nail polishes stay on for a very long time. I have been able to do housework and dishes without any wear and tear. It does not chip easily, either.
We love them all!
Change the Mood Collection
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. The opinions are my own.
Well, here we are again, the much dreaded cold and flu season is upon us. If you have children you are well aware of this. Kids are constantly exposed to germs and infections, especially at school. It is really no fun, because if kids get sick, Mama will get sick, and Mamas just CANNOT be sick!
I promptly put these sprays to work, starting with my six year old Kindergartener, Braxton. He had been complaining of his throat being a bit scratchy and I knew that meant an illness might be in the works. My goal was to catch his potential illness before it developed into anything more severe. I grabbed my bottle of ImmunoBooster, and according to the directions on the bottle, I sprayed one spray under his tongue 3 times per day for three days. That was a week ago. Guess what? The kiddo NEVER got sick. How amazing is that? Another great thing about ImmunoBooster is that is does not taste icky. I tasted it and it simple tastes like sweet water.
Now I am trying to spray ImmunoBoost into Braxton's mouth whenever I remember to do so, but especially when I hear that somebody else he is exposed to is sick. I also use it daily. With my 3 older teenagers it is another story. They don't always let me spray things into their mouth.
This leads me to the second product, Cold+Flu Relief. I just happened to pick up my 14 year old daughter, Myelie from school today because she was complaining of a sore throat. Upon inspection I could see that her throat was a flaming red, but it didn't look like strep. When I took her home, I told her about Cold+Flu Relief and asked her to give it a try. She allowed me to spray two sprays under her tongue and then she went to take a nap. This evening I caught her before she went to bed for the night and sprayed another two sprays under her tongue. (she also says it has a pleasant taste, and I checked....it tastes great!) We will see how this goes!
Here is some information about both sprays:
Relieves symptoms associated with weak immune function including:
- recurring infections
- sluggish recovery from infections
- tendency to develop colds & flu
- Recommended for: those who tend to get sick frequently and those who
- want to support their immune system naturally and safely.
- sinus congestion
- headache and fever
- Recommended for: people looking to relieve sinus congestion, fever,
- achiness, chills and cold-related headaches naturally.
Disclosure: I received samples of the product above. The opinions are my own.
Disclosure: I received a sample of this product to review and to keep. The opinions are my own.
If you are looking for an energy boost to sustain your body during your workout, or perhaps to get through a long day, you need to try Honey Stinger Organic Enery Gels.
Honey has been used for centuries as a source of pure energy and modern research is providing us with more information to show the benefits of how well it works.
I am one of those people who cannot stand coffee or energy drinks. Too much caffiene makes me extremely jittery and even nauseous. I have tried energy drinks before that have caused me to throw up. My body just can't handle that kind of stuff. When I need energy, I like to reach for something completely natural.
I was thrilled to have discovered Honey Stinger Organic Energy Gels. They are made from a blend of organic tapioca syrup, organic honey and electrolytes. You simply squeeze a packet of the gel into your mouth and go. These are really helpful for busy moms like me who are often on the go running errands.
Stick them in your purse, gym bag or pocket for a quick pick-me-up. They are wonderful snacks, too, when you have no time to eat. No mess, no fuss and they taste great!
Honey Stinger Organic Energy Gels come in Vanilla, Acai-Pomegranate and Fruit Smoothie flavors. My favorite is the Fruit Smoothie!
You can purchase Honey Stinger Organic Energy Gels at yor local GNC stores or go to: http://shop.honeystinger.com
Disclosure: I received samples of this product to review and to keep. The opinions are my own.
We all wear our headphones, they are an essential part of life. We wear them while we jog, we wear them to listen to music on the beach and sometimes to talk on the phone, and I am pretty certain that they are actually part of a teenager's anatomy these days. Another appendage. At least they are with MY three teens.
Wouldn't it be nice if they could be fashionable as well as functional? Well, they CAN be.
These awesome headphones have an in-line microphone for talking on the phone, and a 3.5mm audio pin which is compatible with your iPhone, iPad, iPod, and all other MP3 players. They come with 3 different sizes of silicone earbuds to fit every ear canal. It also includes a 26-inch extender so you can keep your device in your pocket or your handbag. They fasten around your neck with a magnetic clasp.
They come in a great selection of styles for guys as well as for the ladies. HandCandy Headphones are tangle-free, great sounding and cool looking. What more could you ask for in a set of headphones?
I received a set of the stunning Betty LadyBuds for my teenage daughter. She has been wearing them non-stop, and she loves them.
There are many awesome styles for guys, in the DudeTunes Collection.The Chicama style is shown below.
HandCandy Headphones make the perfect holiday gift idea for somebody on your list! No doubt about it.
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Disclaimer: I received a sample of the product to test and to keep. The opinions are my own.
Beauty Products are not limited to the products we apply to our skin. It is extremely important to take care of our internal structures and mechanisms, as well. For instance, the Collagen in our bodies is responsible for keeping our bodies youthful.
Understanding Collagen begins with knowing that it is truly the glue that holds the body together, and it is the building block for all our body's major systems. Although abundant in our youth, the body's natural Collagen production typically slows at a rate of 1.5% per year after the age of 25. As this collagen production slows, the collagen fibers in the body become brittle and begin to break down resulting in many of the tell tale signs of aging, such as loose, flaccid skin, wrinkles, ligament and tendons injuries, and osteoarthritis.
Introducing Collagen+C™ Pomegranate Liquid:
- Radiant and resilient skin
- Thicker hair and stronger nails
- Provides building blocks for collagen synthesis
- Healthy and strong ligaments and tendons
- Potent antioxidant
Collagen Type 1&3: The Body's Key Structural Protein
- Pomegranate is now recognized as a powerful source of phytonutrients that can help prevent and reverse cardiovascular disease, avert cancer, and promote healthy skin.
- Pomegranate contains high levels of punicalagins, which are powerful antioxidants used to standardize the potency of pomegranate juice and extracts.
- Pomegranate increases the synthesis of nitric oxide, a key factor required for healthy endothelial function of the inner arteries. Pomegranate’s antioxidant effects protect nitric oxide from oxidative degradation.
- New human studies offer dramatic evidence that consuming pomegranate can help reduce coronary plaque buildup and thus reverse existing atherosclerosis. Pomegranate further benefits cardiovascular health by inhibiting LDL oxidation, reducing blood pressure, and quenching oxidative stress.
- Laboratory studies show that pomegranate slows the proliferation of prostate cancer cells and increases cancer cell death. In men treated for prostate cancer, pomegranate dramatically slows PSA doubling time, significantly delaying disease progression. Pomegranate may also help reduce the risk of colon, lung, and breast cancers.
- Topically applied pomegranate extract helps protect the skin from damaging ultraviolet radiation, reduces inflammation, speeds wound healing, and promotes healthy, youthful-looking skin.
- Pomegranate’s numerous health-promoting benefits can now be obtained in the form of highly concentrated liquid and powdered extracts.
Disclaimer: I received a sample of the product above to test and to keep. The opinions are my own.
Introducing a breathtaking book called Life in Color: A vibrant new photography book from National Geographic celebrates the power and beauty of colors in the world around us.
Life in Color, by world-renowned photographer Annie Griffiths, is a gorgeous gallery of 245 photographs that showcase the kaleidoscope of colors in the world.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of Life in Color to review and to keep. The opinions are my own.