Sunday, October 12, 2014

Optimal Omega 3 Fish Oil Review

  • Premium Quality Fish Oil - Potent 600mg DHA and 800mg EPA (1,400 mg Omega-3 Fatty Acids) per 2g serving. More than double than that contained in lower quality fish oils!
  • Maximum Purity - Optimal Omega 3 has been through the molecular distillation purification process which removes harmful toxins such as mercury and PCB
  • Enteric Coating ensures Maximum Absorption of Essential Fatty Acids by allowing the soft gels to pass through the stomach directly to the small intestine. This also prevents fishy burps!
  • Amazing Value for Money - 180 Premium Quality Softgels Provide 90 servings. So one bottle can last you up to 3 months!
  • Clinically Shown to Support Heart, Joint, Skin and Cognitive Health*

  • My review: As someone who's been taking fish oil for years now, I have pretty high standards for my fish oil supplements. Optimal Health Labs have come out with a fish oil that has a high concentration of Omega 3's all the while having gone extensive purification processes to eliminate toxins like mercury and PCB that are usually associated with fish consumption.

    Omega 3's are crucial for brain and heart health, and they are found naturally in fish and shellfish. However, if you either do not like the taste of fish, or can't have much of it due to high cholesterol, a fish oil supplement is the way to go. This supplement does have a fishy smell to it, but I've yet to come across one that doesn't (even the GNC brands smell/taste fishy). It isn't overwhelming, but if you absolutely hate the smell of fish, you may want to find a better option to get your Omega 3's in, such as using plant-based capsules.

    This 180-count bottle only costs $30 on Amazon, and is a three-month supply, which I think is a pretty good deal. It is recommended to take 2 capsules daily, but I usually only take one per day because I like and incorporate seafood into my regular diet, and to stretch my bottle out longer. It is not recommended to take more than 2 capsules per day.


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    The Bigger Better Nut Milk Bag Review

    OUR TOP SELLING NUT MILK BAG IS SO POPULAR  BECAUSE IT IS DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY TO MAKE STRAINING SMOOTH & NUTRITIOUS NATURAL BEVERAGES FAST AND EASY!

    - Ellie's Bigger Better Nut Milk Bag is the perfect size for small or large batches, made with professional grade nylon mesh, and triple stitched won't tear like other bags, letting pulp into your almond milk 
    - Become a perfect almond  milk maker every time, no double straining ever! 
    - Heavy-duty materials and construction prevents split seams and eliminates pulp from almond milk & green juices
    - The Bigger Better Nut Milk Bag is double the capacity of most & made to fit over pitcher mouths, medium bowls & large jars for easy pouring unlike small, messy bags
    - Rounded corners for easy milking and fast clean up
    - The perfect size mesh only lets the milk & nutrients through, ensuring smooth & delicious nut milks - NO GRAINY PULP - just thick, rich & nutritious milk 
    - All food grade nylon materials made to last & last

    Includes FREE E-BOOK LOADED WITH RECIPES AND TIPS!

    My review: Ellie's Best nut milk bag is fabulous for all your straining needs, and is essential for recipes like nut milks, fruit purees, cheese, and so on. You can tell this bag is high-quality because of its fine nylon mesh that doesn't catch particles of food, as well as the sturdiness of its composition.

    I like the rounded corners because all you have to do is flip the bag inside-out to clean; no picking out food from pesky corners here. Overall I'm pleased with the size, quality, and price (currently only $9 on Amazon) of this Bigger and Better nut milk bag, and would recommend it to anyone who's looking for a strainer bag.


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    Surpahs Shiny Small Lightweight Digital Bathroom Scale Review

    This Sachet Pink small, sleek, lovely digital bathroom scale measures your body weight and calculates your Body Mass Index (BMI), it can identify 4 pre-defined users, results are displayed on its 2.3" (59mm) diameter big round shiny LCD, with very nice blue backlight, supports easy reading in the dark. 

    The BMI scale features smart gravity point detect and auto-calibrate. The G-Sensor patent-pending technology embded in 4 TPU skidproof stands support more stable and accurate measurement from 11 lb to 330 lb. New "Sense-ON" patent-pending technology gets instant readings when you step on the scale.

    My review: This is such a cute, sleek bathroom scale that I've loved getting to use. It's a simple and to-the-point scale that tells your weight, and the base grips make it great for any hard (hardwood, tile, or linoleum) surface.

    I love the cheery bubblegum pink color and the shiny, classy feel to it. Every time I step on it, it feels like I'm stepping onto a luxurious surface, like in a spa, and the backlight of the scale isn't only pretty, but also allows for reading in dimmer light as well.

    Honestly I think it's a little expensive for a digital scale (currently $30 on Amazon) but if you really care about the appearance and quality of your scales, I'd definitely recommend this one.


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    Vino Aria Wine Aerator and Pourer Review

    The Secret to Better Tasting Red Wine
    Great Wine Aerator to Enhance Your Wine's Flavor
    - Perfectly fits wine bottle for straight pouring
    - High quality acrylic & aluminum with rubber stopper
    - Fits conveniently into the spout of the bottle eliminating drips

    Enjoy your wine the way it was meant to be
    Wine aerating and pouring at the same time to increase flavor
    Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed
    - Unique petaled design, eliminate drips and aerating wine with air
    - Gift Box Design, Great Gift for Wine Lovers!
    - Laser engraved logo with classy design


    Review: Vino Aria is the first wine aerator I've ever tried, and I was pleasantly surprised by how it worked. I am in no way a wine connoisseur; in fact, I think wine is the most intimidating of alcoholic beverages because it's so hard to get just right. It's more about artistry than it is about the "buzz." I am in no way a wine expert, but these are just my opinions of an everyday consumer.

    I love the shape of the acrylic spout. It pours wine beautifully, and apparently the design of increasing surface area aerates the wine itself. I couldn't detect a drastic difference in taste, but it sure looked prettier when poured, and there were no spills or messy drips like regular wine bottle spouts would cause.

    The aerator comes in a cute cardboard gift box and is a useful, inexpensive gift for wine lovers. I'm not sure just how often I'd use this, but it's definitely handy to have for entertaining purposes.


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    True Synergy Yacon Syrup Review

    Study Conducted By Dr. Oz

    After the four weeks, there were forty women who completed the test as required, and 29 of them lost weight in some form. Fourteen of the women reportedly lost five pounds or more, with the average weight loss overall coming in at 2.9 pounds. There also was a 1.9-inch average waist size reduction. The best low-glycemic sweetener ever has been found Fresh pressed from the Yacon root (Smallanthus sonchifolius) this syrup is a gift from nature that has been enjoyed for centuries in the Andean highlands of Peru. Suggested Use As a dietary supplement Use Yacon Root Syrup as you would honey agave stevia or maple syrup on foods in recipes and to sweeten beverages.

    Note: Must be refrigerated after opening - Or as directed by your healthcare professional.

    My review: Yacon syrup is a no-calorie sweetener that could serve as a honey, maple syrup, or sugar alternative. 

    It smells and looks like molasses, but I would say it's far less sweet in its pure form. I would not use this to drizzle over my pancakes or waffles, because it's not that kind of sweet, and it has a bit of a pungent earthy flavor to it. However, it's an absolute lifesaver for baking! If you're a health foodie like me, or just want to cut calories in baked goods, use yacon syrup to substitute for sugar or honey. I almost always bake with honey or maple syrup, and replace about half of the amount the recipe calls for, with yacon. Best of all, it's all-natural and vegan, so you can eat this on any diet.

    True Synergy provides a high-quality syrup in an easy-pour bottle. This stuff is 100% pure so you know you have no added sugars or fillers here.


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    Sari Foods Organic Spirulina Powder Review

    Our Organic Spirulina Is IMMUNO-MAZING! The rich, dense green color gives us away - we're nutrient-packed!

    You can add Organic Spirulina to your favorite smoothies, juices and recipes for a nutritional boost your body will love you for. See the attached product sheet for even more organic spirulina benefits. We will also send you a free recipe book with the promotion so you can try out many different ways to incorpate this ultimate superfood into your diet!

    Adding Spirulina to your diet will help:

    STRENGTHEN YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM. Organic Spirulina is the most nutrient dense food known to humankind and works miracles in the body by helping to balance your pH and reduce Inflammation - which is the root of most disease. This nutritional content provides protection from colds, flus, other contractable illnesses… & even cancer.

    FIGHT AGING & FREE RADICALS. This miracle superfood has more antioxidant activity than 5 servings of fruits and vegetables and 3900% more beta carotene than carrots, packing a powerful antioxidant punch that promotes skin health and cell regeneration while providing protection from cell-damaging molecules absorbed by the body through pollution, poor diet, injury, or stress. 

    OPTIMIZE YOUR HEALTH WITH NATURE’S MOST PERFECT MULTIVITAMIN. With over 100 naturally occurring and bioavailable vitamins & nutrients, Organic Spirulina contains more than 60% protein and is a non-synthetic source of iron, calcium, magnesium, selenium, beta-carotine, B12, chlorophyll, phytonutrients, antioxidants and essential amino acids (GLA, Omega 3, 6 & 9's). 

    My review: I am in love with this stuff! Spirulina is an all-natural superfood that contains numerous vitamins, antioxidants, and amino acids such as vital Omega 3's, and to top it all off, it's incredibly protein-dense. One teaspoon serving contains 13% of your daily protein intake (6.5 grams)! Most supplemental multivitamins are highly processed and can contain fillers and other ingredients, but Sari Foods's spirulina is nature's multivitamin--it's a nutrient-rich powerhouse in the most natural form.

    Sari Foods spirulina is a very fine powder that goes great into any recipes. I personally could put this into everything, but I would recommend using it in savory dishes, rather than in sweet. The only reason for that is because it has a slight taste to it; it isn't unpleasant, but since this stuff is algae-based, it tastes slightly like seaweed or kelp... it just has that distinct "ocean" smell and taste to it. This is obviously not a problem for things like soups, chilis, and casseroles, because the flavors of everything else will cover it up, but I would hardly want to start my mornings off with seaweed-flavored smoothies! I put it into everything else savory, however. I mash it up into my egg salad, stir it in with my dijon lentils, mix it into soy sauce (for stir-fries or other cooking!) and salad dressings and dips and... boy oh boy, the possibilities are SERIOUSLY endless. 

    I love the punch of green color it provides. It may be off-putting to some, but the chlorophyll of the spirulina makes any food you put it into a vibrant green! Not only a superfood, but also a natural food colorant ;) A little goes a looong way with the color, so it isn't exactly pretty. Green eggs? Green rice? Green pasta? If you don't mind eating lots of green-tinted food, this will not even be an issue for you. It is a very, very fine powder, so be careful when dispensing it. I've definitely had random poofs of spirulina because I wasn't careful with pouring and sealing the package.

    All in all, this is a fabulous must-have health foodie product, and I recommend it to everybody. It's perfect for vitamin and protein boosts in virtually any recipe, and this huge 16-oz. bag (only $26!) is bound to last forever. 


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    Yalmeh Vitamin C Serum Review

    Yalmeh, a leader in anti aging and skin care, now offers a vitamin C serum for face and neck that harnesses the power of liquid vitamin C. This vitamin C anti aging serum is safe and effective. The Yalmeh team is dedicated to producing products that consistently exceed the expectations of each and every customer who tries them. The vitamin C serum is no exception.
    What are the benefits of choosing Yalmeh products?
    • Made with mostly plant based ingredients
      Pure product, made with no fillers
      Free of Glutens
      Vegan friendly
      Proudly made in  U.S.A. in an FDA Registered Facility
      Yalmeh uses only quality ingredients.
    These benefits are found in EVERY product produced by Yalmeh. Because of this, you can feel confident in your choice of any moisturizing or anti aging products. But what makes the vitamin C serum so useful.
     What can you expect this product to offer you?
    • Contains the highest form of active available Vitamin C and E as well as hyaluronic acid to encourage softness
      Fades sun spots and discoloration
      Reduces lines and wrinkles, including micro wrinkles
      Lessens future wrinkle formation
      The molecular structure allows this serum to fill even the smallest lines
      Creates smooth, supple, glowing skin
      Refines skin texture
    The best thing about Yalmeh’s vitamin C serum is that it does more than improve your appearance, it heals your skin and improves your overall skin health. This combination of health and beauty is unstoppable!

    My review: Yalmeh Vitamin C serum works great for my skin oily-combo acne-prone skin. I incorporate Vitamin C into my skin care routine regularly, and this brand has not disappointed. It is unscented and is made from mostly plant-based ingredients, which means there's minimal harmful ingredients such as parabens and other fillers. I've definitely had trouble using highly fragranced frou-frou serums in the past, but this one is just straightforward and gets the job done.

    I don't have fine lines or wrinkles, but I've noticed this stuff helps minimize my sun damage scars and acne scars. It doesn't really help with acne itself, but it hasn't clogged my pores and made my acne worse either, so I would say this is safe to use for all skin types.

    The only other comment I have is for people with super sensitive skin. I unfortunately am one of those people, and noticed this serum can make my skin more sensitive and even a little tingly or red. Because I know I have naturally redness-prone skin, I know this is not Yalmeh's fault, but if there's anyone who has even more sensitive skin than me, I though I might warn them. Regardless, you should ALWAYS follow with a moisturizer and sunscreen after using this serum; even if you're only going to be in the sun for a short amount of time, or if it's cloudy out, UV rays can penetrate your skin and cause a lot of damage that you could easily prevent.

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