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When I need nutritional supplements, I trust Jarrow Formulas to have the highest quality of products available to meet my family's nutritional needs.
Jarrow Formulas' mission is reflected in its motto 'Superior Nutrition and Formulation". Jarrow Formulas' complete line of nutritional products includes vitamins, minerals, probiotics, standardized herbal concentrates, amino acids, enzymes and enteral nutrition products. Both retailers and consumers are assured of purity, value and potency when choosing these products.
I was given the chance to review a few of Jarrow Formulas' supplements for my self and my family, and I chose the following: Women's FemDophilus, Chromium GTF, Type II Collagen, and Yum-Yum PS100 Gummies.
Women's FemDophilus Women's FemDophilus: Fem-Dophilus® contains two patented and clinically documented probiotic strains, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, GR-1®and Lactobacillus reuteri, RC-14®, discovered and developed by Dr. Gregor Reid and Dr. Andrew Bruce at Urex Biotech. Over 25 years of research supports the oral use of GR-1® and RC-14® to colonize and promote vaginal and urinary tract health. A special manufacturing process protects the probiotic strains in Fem-Dophilus® from stomach acid and enhances probiotic bacterial survival to the lower intestine.
I am taking these supplements daily to ward off my frequent bladder infections. I have been taking them for about 15 days now, and I haven't had any sign of any urinary tract problems, so hopefully those are a thing of the past.
Chromium GTF: ChromiumGTF is a complex known as Glucose Tolerance Factor and is made by fermenting nutritional yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) with chromium. Chromium GTF facilitates the transport of glucose into cells by insulin.
I requested these Chromium GTF samples for my father, who is pre-diabetic. He takes one capsule every day to help keep his diabetes under control.
Type II Collagen Complex: BioCell Collagen® is a low molecular weight, water-solubleglycosaminoglycan complex completely derived from chicken sternum cartilage. BioCell Collagen® has clinically documented bioavailability, and has been shown to support joint health and skin hydration.
I take these collagen supplements to help keep my skin looking young. It really works to keep wrinkles away.
Jarrow Formulas® Yum-Yum PS100 Gummies: These delicious gummies deliver 100 mg phosphatidylserine per serving in a delicious gummy.Phosphatidylserine (PS) is a natural phospholipid that is an essential component of cell membranes. PS promotes brain function by helping to maintain neuronal membrane fluidity to support cell-to-cell communication, which is essential for cognition, mental performance, attentiveness and reaction time. PS may be beneficial during stress because it can modulate the release of cortisol, a catabolic stress hormone.
I give two of these tasty gummies each day to my son, Braxton who is 9 years old. These supplements help him to stay focused and on task in school. I have noticed that he is much calmer when he takes these. They are almost a miracle for him!
Enter to win! Three winners will each receive a product of their choosing (up to $50) from Jarrow Formulas.
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To learn more about Jarrow Formulas or to place an order go to: http://www.jarrow.com
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Sip Your Way to Beau-Tea-ful Skin
We all know beauty comes from within. However, “beauty” is usually described as what we put
ON the body in the form of makeup, facial masks, lotions, etc. With their uniquely crafted blends, Teami helps cleanse the body of impurities, concentrating on what we put IN our bodies – creating beauty from the inside out.
Stored toxin build-up can cause loss of energy, weight gain, skin blemishes and a sluggish, dragging feeling on a daily basis. Instead of treating the problem topically, for example putting a face mask on a face filled with blemishes, Teami solves the problem at its root. With thousands of recorded tea plant species, it is difficult to decide what is best. Teami has removed the guess work, having analyzed and tested thousands of combinations before creating the perfect formulas of effective, organic, and tasty teas.
The Colon Cleanse eliminates toxins in the lining of the colon, naturally cleansing the body from within while the Skinny tea boosts metabolism. Both aid in restoring the body’s natural function, leaving you feeling energized with a fresh, youthful complexion.
My thoughts: I have been trying to lose weight and was down 14 pounds, but the rest was not budging. I was excited to try out Teami to see if it might help me lose my last ten pounds! I was sent samples of Colon Cleanse as well as Skinny tea to review and I have been using them both for about two weeks now.
My daughter and I brewed a cup of Colon Cleanse at about 6 pm on the first night that I received my tea samples. It is a very mellow and flavorful tea. We both added Agave syrup to sweeten it. By midnight, I am not kidding, we were both running to the bathroom. To spare you some details, let's just say that this tea REALLY does clean you out! It is not a very fun process, but by morning I was three pounds lighter. Colon Cleanse is perfect for a person who feels bloated. It makes your tummy look flatter very quickly.
I drink a cup of Skinny tea every morning. The Skinny tea tastes great with a little Agave sweetener. This amazing tea makes me feel fully awake and gives me a lot of energy to get through my day. I don't drink coffee, so this is wonderful! I always feel really good all day long. It seems like this tea enhances my mood!
I have also found that I don't have any cravings for any sweets or junk food. It really seems to curb my appetite. I haven't lost much weight yet (maybe about seven pounds total in two weeks) but at least it is a very healthful way to get myself going in the right direction of continuing my weight loss journey.
I have also noticed that my skin just seems to have a new found radiance. Coincidence? Maybe not!
Win! One winner will receive a Teami 30 Day Detox Pack and tea infuser (ARV: $49.99)
How? It's Easy! Just enter to win using the Giveaway Tools form below. Good Luck!
For more information go to: http://www.teamiblends.com/
Disclaimer: I received samples of this product to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Mannatech, a global provider of skin care and wellness products, introduces its newest 3-step skin care system in the U.S. to provide a way for customers to experience their best skin yet with one set of products.
This trio works synergistically to support beautiful looking skin, at any age. All three Generation Ūth products combine the finest ingredients with the most advanced skin care technologies.
Crocus chrysanthus , a flower from the iris family, is a source of a special ingredient in Mannatech’s Ūth Skin Rejuvenation Crème. The nutrient-rich Crocus bulb extract may enhance the production of collagen and elastin necessary for skin firmness.
Start by gently cleansing and exfoliating the skin with the Ūth Facial Cleanser . Next, apply the nutrient-rich Ūth Skin Rejuvenation Crème to help restore a youthful appearance. Lastly, lock in daily hydration with the Ūth Moisturizer for a winning combination . It’s that simple!
"Discover how naturally beautiful your skin can look and feel"
My thoughts: I was given the chance to review this amazing trio of Generation Ūth products to review. I have been using these products for a little over a month now, and I have definitely seen an incredible difference in the way my skin looks and feels. I begin this skin care regimen by cleansing my face using the Ūth Facial Cleanser in the morning and at night. The cleanser makes my skin feeling extremely clean, especially with the gentle exfoliators it contains. I love how it removes all of my makeup, oil and dead skin cells that may clog my pores.
Next, I apply the Ūth Skin Rejuvenation Crème, which absorbs perfectly into my skin without a greasy, heavy feel. It truly diminishes my fine lines, which I especially notice around my mouth and between my brows. These lines really seem to vanish!
After the Rejuvenation Crème has fully absorbed, I then apply the Ūth Moisturizer, which completely seals in the moisture on my face, neck and upper chest/ cleavage area. This cream is also very light and absorbs very nicely so that I do not look like an oil slick. I am even able to apply my makeup over both of these face creams without my skin looking shiny. I am really impressed with Ūth products. I am very intrigued by the science behind this brand's formulation and I am excited to see the long term effect it has on my skin to keep me looking youthful. This is definitely a brand I will be purchasing in the future.
Learn more about Mannatech and the Generation Ūth 3-Step System by visiting Mannatech.com , and start seeing and feeling the difference!
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
I must admit, I have never worked out in my life until recently. In fact, I just joined a gym and I am working out three times each week. I know I should increase it, but at least it is a start! I was so excited to get the chance to try out Flo Fusion On-the-Go by Celsius to help me with my fitness goals of burning fat and getting into shape.
Celsius®, the world's first Negative Calorie beverage, teamed up with International Platinum Recording Artist, Flo Rida, to create the Flo Fusion™ Transformation Accelerator On-the-Go Powder
Celsius® Flo Fusion™ is Backed by 6 Published University Studies, and is Clinically Proven to:
- Burn 100 Calories and More Per Serving
- Burn Up to 93% More Body Fat Per Serving
- Increase Metabolism
- Provide Healthy Energy
Healthy Features of Celsius® Flo Fusion™:
No High Fructose Corn Syrup
Very Low Sodium
No Artificial Colors or Flavors
Celsius® Flo Fusion™ is a great tasting drink for your active, healthy lifestyle. Studies show that drinking Flo Fusion™ before moderate exercise helps you burn up to 100 calories and more per serving, boosts metabolism, burns up to 93% more body fat, increases endurance and provides lasting energy to accelerate your transformation no matter what diet or training routine you are on. The great tasting Flo Fusion™ Transformation Accelerator Powder has the same benefits as the “ready to drink” Celsius and is available in Berry or Orange flavor.
My thoughts: I was sent samples of Flo Fusion On-the-Go in Berry and Orange. I was honestly a little afraid to try this product because I thought it would be hard to gag down. (I have tried many different types of diet and fat burning drink mixes and could never follow through because of the taste.) I mixed a packet of the berry flavor into my bottled water and took a sip. To my absolute delight, it was very delicious tasting and did not have any kind of a bad after taste. The orange is wonderful, too!
I kept drinking my Flo Fusion On-the-Go all throughout the duration of my workout. I found that it gave me the stamina I needed to walk on the eliptical or ride the exercise bike for an hour. I even felt like I could have gone longer! I had plenty of energy to spare without any jitters or unnatural feelings.
Another thing I noticed is that I was able to get to sleep just fine the night of my workout, even when I drink Flo Fusion and exercise later in the day! (Usually these types of supplemental workout drinks are too stimulating and I stay awake all night after drinking one.) The best part of all is that I have lost five pounds in two weeks!
Win! One winner will receive a box of Berry and a box of Orange flavored Celsius Flo Fusion On-the-Go pre-workout drink mix. (ARV: $30)
How? It's easy! Just enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!
To learn more about Flo Fusion On-the-Go by Celsius go to: http://celsius.com
Disclaimer: I received samples of this product to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
BioTerra Herbs™ is a revolutionary brand that provides healthy, drug-free supplements help the natural healing basis for an assortment of symptoms as well as your overall health and vitality.
With the mantra, “Life has hurdles…go herbal!” BioTerra Herbs incorporates all organic, natural ingredients within their supplements ranging from Astragalus to Chinese Rhubarb.
BioTerra Herbs comes in bottles and travel packs specified per symptom, including “z-z-z”, “achoo”, and “belch” to name a few. Each bottle and travel pack is saturated to ail a specific symptom one is feeling with natural ingredients.
These products will revolutionize the supplement world, allowing individuals to make an easy and healthy decision when they are feeling down. Bottles come with a 30-day supple (60 vegetarian capsules) and travel packs with a 5-day supply (10-20 vegetarian capsules).
I was sent samples of three of BioTerra Herbs top selling supplements. I received Stress… gahh, Digestion… belch, and Snoring… shush to review.
We all know it well. It’s an unfortunate part of our everyday life and, let’s be honest, it SUCKS. We are faced with ultimate juggling act of “this assignment is due in 10 minutes”, you promised to bring cupcakes to the kids’ school fundraiser, and your phone is swimming in the toilet. We don’t know if it is possible for someone to spontaneously combust from stress overload but we don’t want to find out! Relax. We’ll give you a second in paradise.
Herbs it contains:
- Bupleurum (root)
Latin name: Bupleurum chinense.
- Dong Quai (root body)
Latin name: Angelica sinensis.
- Chinese Peony (root without bark)
Latin name: Paeonia lactiflora.
- Bai-zhu Atractylodes (rhizome)
Latin name: Atractylodes macrocephala.
- Poria (sclerotium)
Latin name: Wolfiporia cocos.
- Tree Peony (root bark)
Latin name: Paeonia suffruticosa.
- Gardenia (fruit)
Latin name: Gardenia augusta.
Latin name: Mentha x piperita.
- Ginger (fresh rhizome)
Latin name: Zingiber officinale.
- Licorice (root & rhizome)
Latin name: Glycyrrhiza echinata.
My Experience: I have been taking Gahh... for about one week now. I take two tablets in the morning before I start my busy day. Let's just say it must be a 'miracle drug' because my husband was out of town, I was stuck home with three kids and I had PMS....AND I DID GREAT!!!!!! No stress at all! Coincidence?
- Betelnut Palm (seed)
Latin name: Areca catechu.
- Chinese Rhubarb (root & rhizome)
Latin name: Rheum palmatum.
- Orange (young fruit)
Latin name: Citrus sinensis.
- Sparganium (rhizome)
Latin name: Sparganium eurycarpum.
- Zedoary (rhizome)
Latin name: Curcuma zedoaria.
My Experience: I gave belch a try after I over indulged in pizza the other day. (Yes, when my husband was out of town and I did not want to cook.) I took two tablets and I swear, I felt relief very quickly. I did not even get a stomach ache. It was awesome and I wanted to eat more pizza, but then I remembered my thighs and it was no longer a temptation.
What do car alarms, a jackhammer and your Aunt Mildred (the one who shamelessly talks throughout the entire movie) have in common? They are loud and annoying. You know what else fits in with this cluster of obnoxious sounds? Snoring! Ever wake yourself up with your own snoring? (Just me? …well that’s embarrassing). Even if you don’t hear it, everyone else does! This little bottle is your loved one’s new best friend. Everyone deserves a good (and quiet) night’s sleep, so show some love and silence the beast.
Herbs it contains:
- Cassia (bark)
Latin name: Cinnamomum aromaticum.
- Gambir (dried extract of leaf and twig)
Latin name: Uncaria gambir.
My Experience: I do not snore. I am a perfect woman. Just kidding about the perfect part, but I don't snore. At least I have never been told that I do. On the other hand, my husband does snore. He snores loud and he snores loooong. My remedy for that over the course of our marriage is that I wear earplugs every single night. (When our babies were little I did not wear earplugs so that I could hear the baby, and got zero sleep due to the intense roaring of my hubby in his slumber.) Anyway, I have not given my husband the shush supplements yet. I simply forgot because he was out of town, but I will, I promise. Even if I cannot hear him snore because of my earplugs, I am curious to see if these supplements will help my husband get a better night's rest.
To learn more about BioTerra Herbs™ go to: http://www.bioterraherbs.com/
Disclaimer: I was sent samples of these products to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Introducing PhosphOmega Fish-Oil Supplements
Why do our bodies need Omega-3 supplements?
Disclosure: I received samples of the product to review and to keep. The opinions are my own.