To showcase some of our newest products, we're doing 10 days of Holiday Giveaways. Each weekday for the last 2 weeks in December, we're giving away 10 new products to 1 lucky winner! To get entered to win, you'll have to answer one quick question, which will be found at the end of each day's post. There will also be a link that will take you to our Facebook page where you will need to post your answer to be entered into that day's contest. Winners will be chosen at random and announced the next day on our Facebook wall. If you haven't yet, you'll need to "Like" us on Facebook to participate. Now, on to today's package...
What makes a day 'good' for you? I’m not talking about a 'win-the-lottery phenomenal' day, just a good, happy day. Most of us aren’t going to ask for much. For me, a good day means I didn’t forget to pack a shirt when I got my gym stuff together, I don’t struggle to stay awake at work and get a lot accomplished, and I have a relaxing evening at home where I don’t get buried by my to-do list.
Most of us also could use a little help making 'good' days a more common occurrence. So to keep you healthy, happy, and active, I picked the following 10 health and nutrition supplements – all veg-friendly – for my gift basket:
Jarrow Pumpkin Seed Butter: Personally, I’m a sucker for anything that says 'pumpkin' on it – pumpkin spice coffee creamer, pumpkin spice candles, pumpkin scented lotion, pumpkin pie, etc. Nut butters are a favorite food of mine, so I had to include Jarrow Pumpkin Seed Butter in this gift box. Made from organic pumpkin seeds, simply enjoy it on fresh bread, or mix it in with granola, make your own pumpkin spice latte, even mix it in with spaghetti sauce to add a whole new dimension to the flavor. Start your day off right with this natural health food that is a delicious source of magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, iron, copper, protein and zinc. Vegetarian, kosher, organic, BPA-free container.
Pomology Mind Formula: Pomology Mind Formula combines vitamins B6, B12, and Folic Acid (linked to improved cognitive functioning, especially memory and information processing), DHA (recently linked to improved nonverbal reasoning and working memory), plus ginkgo biloba (recognized for its ability to enhance memory and encourage blood flow), and acetyl-L-carnitine and choline bitartrate, which work together to produce and synthesize one of the brain's major neurotransmitters. All of these benefit increased mental capacity and enhanced emotional well being to aid your learning, thinking and memory. Vegetarian, gluten free.
Country Life Zinc Lozenges: Overall health and healthy activities go hand-in-hand. More and more research is finding a link between moderate, regular exercise and a strong immune system. When you feel good, you’re more likely to exercise. Consistent, moderate exercise can lead to substantial benefits in immune system health. Conversely, when you can’t exercise because of low energy, you’re missing out on that immune boost. Zinc is my go-to immune health supplement. I take it year-round because I can definitely tell the difference when I don’t! The lemon-flavored Country Life Zinc lozenges in this gift box provide 23 mg of zinc plus 100 mg of vitamin C to bolster your immune system. Vegetarian, gluten free.
Food Science of Vermont Superior Joint: If you’re not breathing well because of a cold, you’re not going to feel like going for a run. Likewise, it’s going to be difficult to motivate yourself to hop on the exercise bike or the stair-stepper, if your knees are not in tip-top shape. Being able to move comfortably is essential to staying active. Superior Joint from FoodScience of Vermont combines joint health favorites Glucosamine and MSM with Hyaluronic acid – an important component of the connective tissue that is a major ingredient of the synovial fluid that lubricates and cushions joints – all in a sweet lemon-vanilla chewable tablet. Vegetarian, gluten free.
Green Foods Organic Chlorella: Chlorella is an edible, single-celled plant (algae) that grows in fresh water. Each dried chlorella cell is 50 to 60 percent protein and contains high levels of essential vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. Chlorella has a strong amino acid profile and is one of the richest non-animal sources of vitamin B-12. In addition to those powerhouse properties, it’s also popular as a "system cleanser" to help remove heavy metals and other toxic compounds from the body. Chlorella offers super strong support to the immune system, it provides sustained energy that you really notice, and it helps cleanse the body of all kinds of toxins. Vegan, organic, non-GMO.
Jarrow Chewable Ribose: Ribose functions as a regulator in the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is the most basic source of all cellular energy. Ribose is proven effective at quickly increasing the levels of cellular energy required to keep the tissues running at their peak. Jarrow’s Ribose Muscle Edge supports muscle recovery, energy and endurance to help you get more out of your workout and your day. Vegan; free of common allergens.
Enzymatic Therapy Herbal ADRENergize: When faced with a stressful situation, our bodies rely on the adrenal glands to help us power through. But chronic stress depletes the adrenals and eventually adrenal fatigue sets in. Many people experience symptoms such as weight gain, fatigue, fuzzy thinking, cravings and mood swings. Give these little powerhouse glands a helping hand and get stress relief help with Enzymatic Therapy’s veg-friendly blend of natural health herbs ginseng, turmeric and more. Unlike many adrenal supplement products, Herbal ADRENergize contains no ingredients of animal origin. Vegetarian; free of gluten, soy and dairy.
Vitamin Code Raw B-Complex: Consistently one of the top health supplements--and for good reason--the vitamin B complex is eight water-soluble vitamins (excess is excreted rather than stored) that act together to metabolize carbohydrates, fats and proteins essential for growth. They assist in hair, skin, nerve, blood cell, immune system, digestive system and hormone-producing gland health. Cellular energy production is the most important function of the B complex vitamins and they are known as the catalytic spark plugs of our body. Vegan, gluten free, dairy free.
Aura Cacia Aromatherapy Room Diffuser PLUS 10 refill pads: When you’re done with your run or trip to the gym, you can be welcomed home by the Aura Cacia Aromatherapy Room Diffuser. Instead of a chemical-laden synthetic air freshener, fill your home with 100% natural scents from essential oils. Place a few drops of any aromatherapy essential oil on the pad, pop the pad into the diffuser, and plug in anywhere you like. I’m a fan of woodsy scents like cedar and patchouli, but feel free to experiment and create your own signature blend. The diffuser itself comes with 5 pads. Bonus Gift: We’re including 10 more refill pads to keep that fresh, comfy scent going.
Better Breath for Pets: And while you’re making the house smell nicer, let’s tackle another source of odor: Dog breath! Included in this gift box is Better Breath for Pets from Garden of Life. This oral probiotic powder simply gets sprinkled onto your pet’s (safe for dogs and cats!) food once a day. Way easier than brushing! The trademarked probiotic blend promotes whiter teeth and fresher breath. I know my dog could use it. Look at him, turning his nose up at me, thinking his breath doesn't stink. I know better.
TOTAL RETAIL VALUE OF TODAY'S PACKAGE: $228.66
TODAY'S QUESTION: What supplement or natural health product has surprised you most over the years with how well it has worked for you...something you maybe didn't have much hope for but turned out to be a big winner?