Contests & Giveaways

Is it Time to Consider “Drinking” Your Vitamins?

Monday, June 23, 2014 by Ben H

Pills, powders, tablets, capsules, softgels, veggie caps... if you’re like millions of Americans, this sums up your daily vitamin and supplement routine. If you’re organized, you may even have them all split out into daily servings with the help of a handy pill box to keep your routine consistent. But all that organization and consistency won’t do anything to help your body put all that nutrition to use.


Pills vs. Liquid Vitamins: A Question of Absorption...

So you’ve done all your research, you’ve narrowed down the top vitamins and supplements your body needs to stay active and healthy and you’ve got your pill box all loaded up. Good to go, right? Wrong.

Knowing what to take and when only gets you halfway home, so to speak. The next, equally important question to consider is what form is going to be best for your body. Research has shown that liquid vitamins outperform pills (tablets, capsules, etc.) when it comes to how well your body absorbs the nutrients.

In other words, liquid delivery is often best. It offers you the vitamins, minerals and other key nutrients in a form that your body recognizes and can put to use right away... without a lot of extra work involved (i.e. breaking down the hard, coated tablets of capsules).


America’s Leader in Liquid Vitamins

For over 25 years, Wellesse has been America’s leader in the production of top-quality liquid vitamins, minerals and supplements. Wellesse was founded in the Pacific Northwest and recently joined the Nature’s Way family of dietary supplement brands. Their liquid vitamins are all certified gluten free and are well-suited for all members of your family.


What Makes Wellesse Liquid Vitamins Better?

  1. Flexible serving size (easy to match your doctor’s recommended dose)
  2. Better absorption rates compared to pills
  3. Small, 1-ounce servings are easy to mix with juice, smoothies or other cold beverages


GIVEAWAY—Sponsored by Wellesse®

Follow the directions below to enter to win this 4-pack of liquid vitamins and minerals from Wellesse! We’ll draw 1 winner next Monday at random from all entries received! (If you're reading this post as an email update, please click here.)


Use the widget above or Click here to Enter!

How Webber Naturals Made a Better Fish Oil

Monday, June 9, 2014 by Ben H

Wild Alaskan Salmon OilIf a stranger came up to you on the street and asked “What is the most important supplement I should be taking?” would you have an answer? It’s a tough question, nearly impossible. But over the years, researchers have narrowed down which substances have the greatest potential impact to your health because of the way they play into so many important health concerns.

So, if that stranger asked you the question in a slightly different way, for example “What vitamin or supplement has the greatest impact on your overall health?” you might be able to offer a reasonably helpful answer.

In terms of overall health benefits, research shows that vitamins C and E address the greatest number of health concerns, followed closely by essential fatty acids (EFAs), the omega-3s -6s and -9s most commonly obtained from eating fish or taking fish oil supplements.

Today, we’re going to focus on the fish. Specifically, the new EFA products from Webber Naturals® and how they managed to create a better fish oil supplement by starting with the basics of what makes a good supplement.


It’s All in the Delivery

You may think the delivery method (capsule, softgel, tablet, etc.) is really only a concern with probiotics, but the way fish oil is delivered makes a big difference in efficacy and overall satisfaction. And I’ll prove it two you in two short words: fish burps.

Webber Naturals made a better fish oil supplement by focusing on delivering the essential fatty acids to your system in a way that protects the nutrients inside their softgels, while at the same time providing the most pleasant experience possible (i.e. no aftertaste, no fish burps, etc.).  Let’s take a closer look at the two main differences you will benefit from when you switch to Webber Naturals’ fish oils...

Webber Naturals Omega-3s

Difference #1— No Fishy Aftertaste

Their clear, enteric softgels are the only fish oil softgels on the market that can truly guarantee no fishy burps. Why? Because instead of being coated with a protective layer, the softgel casings themselves feature natural enteric ingredients. An enteric coating can flake, peel, crack or lack complete coverage. That means other brands of fish oil supplements can still result in unwanted fishy burps or aftertaste.

Difference #2— No Harsh Chemicals

Making clear enteric softgels is cleaner, simpler and healthier than traditional enteric coating. Some companies prevent softgel casings from breaking down in the stomach by spraying them with a mixture that includes polymers and harsh chemicals, which may actually be bad for your health—not to mention the environment. Instead, Webber Naturals mixes natural stomach-proof ingredients right into their softgel casings.


GIVEAWAY—Sponsored by Webber Naturals®

The proof is in the pudding, they say, so Webber Naturals wants you to put them to the test. To do so, they’ve provided us with a great 3-pack of their newest EFAs, including their Krill OilWild Alaskan Salmon Oil and their Kid’s Omega-3 softgels to give away! Follow the directions below to enter to win! We’ll draw 1 winner next Monday at random from all entries received! (If you're reading this post as an email update, please click here.)


GIVEAWAY: Twinlab® 100% Whey Fuel™ + Complete NutriBullet® System

Monday, April 21, 2014 by Ben H

If you think you’ve still got time before “swimsuit season” arrives, you do... but not much! It’s time to put your plan into action, hit the gym and get back on track with a healthy diet. And the rockstars over at Twinlab® have hooked us up with one amazing giveaway package to help one lucky person kick off their spring rejuvenation in style! (Giveaway details at the end.)

Twinlab 100% Whey Fuel

100% Whey Fuel™

  • 25g protein per serving from 100% whey
  • Instantized for easy, no-blender-required mixing
  • Incredibly thick, rich taste, even in water
  • Enzyme-assisted formula to promote comfortable digestion

Twinlab 100% Whey Fuel is exactly what your workout has been missing. It’s the best tasting protein powder they’ve ever developed. 100% Whey Fuel is a superior blend of high quality, bioavailable whey protein that's completely “instantized,” meaning it dissolves quickly and mixes up easily in your favorite shaker bottle.

Twinlab 100% Whey Fuel Prize

How Does it Fuel Your Workout?

If you’re in the gym, you’re there to create lean muscle mass and tone your body. Twinlab’s 100% Whey Fuel supports muscle protein anabolism, which promotes that muscle growth after you’ve completed your workout. But it also helps promote performance in the gym while you’re cranking out rep after rep (or mile after mile), as well as post-workout recovery.

Clinical studies show that whey protein is one of the most anabolic, muscle-building proteins available, providing a rapid drive of amino acids to skeletal muscle tissue, thereby supporting your weight training efforts in the gym. It’s all about maximizing your gains, and this protein powder is built... well, to put it simply, it’s built to get you built!

Research also shows that whey protein is among the most easily digested and absorbed proteins, and has one of the highest Protein Efficiency Ratios, providing more branched chain amino acids than most other protein powders. It’s a top choice of serious athletes, bodybuilders and power lifters.


GIVEAWAY—Sponsored by Twinlab®

Follow the directions below to enter to win a 3-pack of 100% Whey Fuel™ pouches + a Nutri-Bullet blender! We’ll draw 1 winner next Monday at random from all entries received! (If you're reading this post as an email update, please click here.)




Try This Non-GMO High Protein Weight Loss Shake (For Free!)

Monday, March 24, 2014 by Ben H

Garden of Life believes that healthy soil provides healthy food, which in turn leads to healthy people. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Florida, the company’s philosophy is raw, organic whole food nutrition... including their RAW Fit High Protein Weight Loss shake.

RAW Fit ProteinRAW Fit was designed to help you achieve your weight loss goals with the right nutrition, grown from ingredients that are non-GMO verified, vegan, gluten free, dairy free and soy free. This weight loss shake is also a low glycemic index supplement that can help fight cravings and satisfy your hunger for safe, yet effective weight management.

  • Raw
  • Vegan
  • Certified Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Soy Free
  • NO Fillers
  • NO Synthetic Nutrients
  • NO Artificial Flavors
  • NO Artificial Sweeteners
  • NO Preservatives


High Protein for Weight Loss

A healthy weight loss program needs to include an exercise component, and part of that exercise component should ideally focus on the development of healthy lean muscle (as well as fat burning). Ensuring adequate supplies of healthy protein will help prime your body for this lean muscle development. But not all protein powders are created equal.

RAW Fit is an organic, completely raw, plant-based vegan protein powder that makes it easy to add extra high quality protein (28g per serving!) to your daily diet. It has a mild, slightly sweet flavor that mixes great with your favorite beverage and includes clinically studied ingredients (all raw and organic) to help support your body’s own fat burning potential, maintain healthy blood sugar levels already within the normal range, boost your energy and help you achieve your weight management goals.


RAW Protein Powder

Why Does RAW Matter?

Heat can denature proteins, reducing their availability to your body. So it’s a simple matter of ensuring the protein gets delivered to you in a way your body can recognize and utilize to its fullest potential. Garden of Life’s USDA Certified Organic plant proteins are gently produced at low temperatures, without any added fillers or carriers, preserving their complete amino acid integrity and whole-food, organic, non-GMO goodness.


GIVEAWAY—Sponsored by Garden of Life®

Follow the directions below to enter to win a tub of RAW Fit! We’ll draw 2 winners next Monday at random from all entries received!



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