Posts Tagged ‘Supplements’

Playmaker Nutrition Giveaway!

PicsArt_1405463522246In my May/June Ecocentric Mom boxes review, I mentioned how excited I was to receive 2 full size bottles of Playmaker Nutrition. This line of dietary supplements is designed for active kids and teens and is endorsed by some very famous athletes. Finding the right vitamin for my active 7 year old daughter has been one of my biggest battles in the past few years. We’ve gone from the teddy bear gummies to chewables to trying to get her to swallow capsules. The problem is, many supplements out on the market are full of sugar, preservatives and other fillers. Thanks to Playmaker Nutrition, we have finally found something we both like! She loves the taste of both the Playmaker Nutrition (Sugar-free!) Multi-Vitamin, as well as the Calcium-Vitamin D. I love that their products are made with all natural colors and flavors and are free of preservatives, corn syrup and added sugars. Playmaker Nutrition is also free of gelatin, gluten, milk, eggs, soy, tree nuts, peanuts and animal derivatives.  While we may do our best to eat balanced, healthy meals, it is always a good idea to supplement with vitamins to ensure our active children are getting all the nutrition they need. At only $13.99 per bottle, Playmaker Nutrition is also a great value! You can find Playmaker Nutrition products in their webstore or nationwide at The Vitamin Shoppe, Sprouts, Whole Foods (SoCal, Arizona, Nevada, and Hawaii) and Kroger’s chain of stores.

Wait…it gets better!

I am happy to announce the opportunity for my readers to win a free 3 pack of Playmaker Nutrition Products! Just click the link below to enter the Raffle and you can win a full size bottle of the Sugar-Free Multivitamin, the Calcium-Vitamin D, and the Immunity Vitamin C. That’s over a $42 value!

Rafflecopter Giveaway

Raffle ends on Tuesday, June 29th 2014 at 11:59 pm (est). One winner will be randomly selected and all entries will be verified. Winner must be at least 18 years of age and a resident of the United States. Please provide a valid email so you may be easily contacted within 24 hours or another winner will be chosen. Good Luck! 

 

For more info on Playmaker Nutrition visit their Website

or

Follow them on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, and YouTube

Advertisements

NeoCell Collagen

I recently learned about two of the newest products from NeoCell and am excited to share with you a little about them and my experience.  NeoCell brought the use of collagen to the United States and introduced us to its variety of uses and benefits. It can aid in everything from stronger hair and nails to anti-aging. NeoCell’s collagen and collagen related products are made using the highest quality ingredients. They are leaders in nutritional science, helping people lead healthier, more active lifestyles.

PicsArt_1390143041549For the past month I have been indulging in NeoCell’s new fresh mint chocolate Beauty Bursts, gourmet collagen soft chews. Two of these little chocolate bites contain only 40 calories and are packed with 2,000 mg of  Super Collagen, the body’s protein that helps strengthen hair, skin and nails. They also contain Vitamin C, which is essential in boosting collagen in the skin, and Hyaluronic Acid, known as “Nature’s Moisturizer,” to hydrate and renew the skin. Not only are you getting lots of nutrients in just two chews, but Beauty Bursts are all natural….they are free from gluten, soy, and palm oil and they taste good! This past year, 2013, they were named the “Best of Natural Beauty” by Better Nutrition Magazine, as well as the “Best Beauty Supplement” by Delicious Living Magazine.

PicsArt_1390143343325Along with the Beauty Bursts, I have been taking NeoCell’s Collagen Beauty Builder supplement. This all natural product promotes radiant skin and anti-aging. By taking three tablets twice a day, I am getting 6,000 mg of Super Collagen, containing 19 amino acids. I am also getting Vitamin C, Biotin, Alpha Lipoic Acid, and Silica, all which help to protect and enhance the formation of collagen and elasticity in the skin.

The first thing I noticed after taking NeoCell supplements for about a week….my nails are stronger and growing quicker than ever before! They look and feel healthier. The most impressive and obvious affect these products have had, however, are on my skin.

Every Winter, since moving to the East Coast, I have suffered from dry skin. My hands seems to age, my lips get chapped, and my hair and scalp get dry too. Well, I am ecstatic to report that even though this has been the coldest, most brutal Winter I have ever experienced, my skin looks and feels soft and moisturized! At the very start of winter my hands got dry and were cracked. I applied some lotion and shortly after began taking the Beauty Bursts and  Collagen Beauty Builder. Bye-Bye dry skin! I have had absolutely no problems ever since and no need to use extra hand lotion. Amazing. I am completely convinced the collagen supplements have done the trick. My hair, nails and skin look and feel healthier than ever. If you want more youthful, radiant skin, hair and nails, I highly recommend NeoCell. They have a variety of products for everything from joint health, sport recovery, anti-aging, total body health, and more. Beauty starts from within.   

For more info and to order your collagen products visit the NeoCell Website (www.neocell.com)

or

You can follow them on Facebook, TwitterInstagram and YouTube.

Natural Nutrition for the Family

PicsArt_1379515051350As a busy and active mom, sometimes it’s tough to get in some good nutrition. Health bars and smoothies don’t always cut it. Well, I have to share about this amazing product I was recently asked to sample. As you look at the picture, let me start by saying that ENERGYbits are NOT a pill or supplement….they are actually FOOD!

ENERGYbits are 100% natural and contain just one calorie per tab! You can chew them or swallow them or even crush them into your smoothie or other drink. I choose to swallow them with some water like a pill because, quite honestly, their “green” flavor is tough to get used to. So what are they made of? ENERGYbits are 100% SPIRULINA ALGAE that has been grown organically in fresh water tanks. They dry it up and then press it into little green “bits”. This SUPER food is super charged with nutrition. A bag of ENERGYbits comes with 1,000 tabs. This is the equivalent of about 20-30 grocery carts full of fruits and vegetables!! Where else are you going to find this type of nutrition?

Algae was declared the most nutritionally dense food in the world by the United Nations, World Bank, Rockefeller Institute, and Carnegie Institute about forty years ago. NASA has even used it for 50 years to keep the astronauts on space missions healthy. They say, “1 kg of algae has the nutritional value of 1,000 kg of fruits and vegetables.”   However, today, most people in the U.S. are still unaware of its benefits.

ENERGYbits have so many benefits that if I listed them all this would end up a VERY long post.  Easy to take every day, you can give yourself the gift of natural health while boosting your mental and physical energy from 40 vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, nitric oxide, 64% protein, and lots more.  They are also a great way to ensure you get in some great workouts.  They have really helped me feel more energetic these past few, very busy, weeks. If you’re looking to lose or maintain weight, there are also SKINNYbits available, which help eliminate hunger and fatigue. You can also find VITALITYbits which are made of 50% spirulina and 50% chlorella and support longevity. For the entire family, RECOVERYbits are ideal. You can boost their immune system, prevent colds and other sicknesses, and even remove toxins with 100% Organic Chlorella and B vitamins, electrolytes, amino acids and chlorophyll.

All of the BITS are 100% NON-GMO, organically grown, loaded with nutrients, and have just one calorie per tab. No sugar, chemicals, caffeine, gluten, soy or anything else…just 100% raw and green.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO WIN YOUR OWN GIFT TIN OF ENERGYbits AND TRY THEM OUT FOR FREE, HERE IS YOUR CHANCE…

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I am also happy to offer all my readers a 10% discount when you purchase any of the “bits” bags.

Just enter the code BLOG at check out.

For more info and to make your purchase, follow any of the links below:

R – recoverybits.com

E – energybits.com

V – vitalitybits.com

S – skinnybits.com

Vitamin C for Kids: Hyland’s Tablets

Most of us can remember being nagged to drink our orange juice as children…”It’s got Vitamin C!” Sadly, there may have been some truth in that back in the day, but that’s most likely not the case today. Yes, Vitamin C is a powerful anti-oxidant that can help boost our immune system, but where we can safely get it from may be tricky. With our food supply being progressively stripped of its nutrients, fruits and vegetables are not enough anymore. Supplements are widely popular today, but unfortunately we can’t trust just any old vitamin. It’s important to be informed on the manufacturing process, ingredients and source of our supplements in order to confirm that they are indeed of benefit to us.

I am often asked what I give my daughter to boost her immune system. Obviously, I first make sure that she is getting balanced meals and plenty of water. Secondly, I supplement. Vitamin C is a strict component of her daily regimen. She is only 5 years old, so she still has some difficulty swallowing capsules. This is where Hyland’s Vitamin C tablets have come to the rescue. I have been giving them to her since her first birthday. They are soft and dissolve quickly, so they are easy to take and do not pose a choking risk. She loves the natural lemon flavor and I love that they are free from the ascorbic acid that the majority of Vitamin C products are derived from. (Each tablet contains 35mg of lactose, please check for sensitivity before continuing use.) I am also thrilled that this product and other Hyland’s products can be found in several places.

Besides smaller Health Stores, the Hyland’s Vitamin C tablets can be found at Whole Foods and CVS. The prices can vary. I have purchased them online for as little as $5 and they can sell for as much as $8.99. This would seem like a bargain regardless, considering there are 125 tablets in a package. However, each tablet contains only 25 mg of Vitamin C. While this may be 55% of the daily recommended requirement, it’s just not enough, in my opinion. The directions on the label recommend 1-2 tablets daily…still not enough, I say. While I may not be a doctor or qualified expert to recommend anything, I have done my fair share of reading and discussing this topic with people who are, to formulate my own opinion. Chiropractors and Naturopaths I have encountered over the years, whom I respect very much, have agreed that Vitamin C in higher doses can work wonders. Besides boosting the immune system, it can work as an anti-inflamatory, help lower stress, protect skin, lower blood pressure, etc., etc. I give my daugther 4 tablets every morning. (I, myself, take 2,000mg of Vitamin C a day. During the Winter/Flu season I up the dose by 1,000mg.) So in reality, I am buying Hyland’s Vitamin C tablets once a month at around $6 per package…still a steal. I ordered them recently from iherb.com. At $5.62 and free shipping for orders over $20, it’s the best bargain I’ve found at the moment online. Time to stock up!

To read a little more about Hyland’s and their products visit their website:  hylands.com