Tuesday, August 12, 2014

#ad Week 6 of Nutrisystem... Success!! #NSNation


Disclosure: I am a part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program. The below mentioned products were provided free of charge in exchange for my honest review. Please do not start any weight loss or diet regimen before consulting with your physician first.

The first week of Nutrisystem I was doing their Fast 5 plan. I honestly didn't think I would make it through it. Now, 6 weeks in, I am feeling better than I have in a very long time! I'm happier, healthier and on a mission. I wasn't able to get a Week 5 post in but at the end of Week 4 I weighed 187.4. This week I am weighing in at 183. So I'm averaging about 
2 pounds per week. 


This image was taken before I started Nutrisystem. I was 198.4 pounds. 


This image was taken yesterday. I am now 183 pounds!


I have definitely gotten into a routine with the program, I have pretty much learned the difference between my Smart Carbs an Power Fuels. Portion sizes are pretty much embedded into my head and I am realizing that there is a lot of my old foods that I can still eat, as long as I do it sensibly. I look forward to my next update and for once, my next weigh in! 

To learn more about Nutrisystem, or to sign up, click here today!

If you didn't catch my first post, catch up here!




Disclosure: I am a part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program. The below mentioned products were provided free of charge in exchange for my honest review. Please do not start any weight loss or diet regimen before consulting with your physician first.

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Hundred Foot Journey Inspired Recipes and Sweepstakes! #GourmeyGetaway

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To celebrate World Market’s Gourmet promotion and the theatrical release of The Hundred-Foot Journey, Cost Plus World Market has partnered with celebrity chefs, Ryan Scott (Restaurateur & Host of Food Rush and) and Aarti Sequeira (Author & Host of Aarti Party), to create delicious recipes inspired by the film. The chefs have developed exclusive French and Indian recipes featuring World Market’s gourmet offerings.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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Monday, July 28, 2014

End of Nutrisystem Week 4: Measurement Time! #NSNation #ad

Disclosure: I am a part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program. The below mentioned products were provided free of charge in exchange for my honest review. Please do not start any weight loss or diet regimen before consulting with your physician first.

Week 4 of Nutrisystem has came to an end and for once in my life, I am happy to hop on the scale on Monday mornings. This used to be a dreaded task therefore the 2 scales in my home were covered in dust. I've had a HUGE amount of support while on Nutrisystem. Not only my husband who is doing a weight loss program with me but my friends and family as well. 

Last week my weigh in was a little disappointing as I had gained 0.8 lbs. This week I was thrilled to see that I had lost 4 pounds exactly. From 191.4 last week to 187.4 this week. That is motivation within itself! Could I do more? YES! If I did a little more exercise I'm sure I could get a few more pounds a week off and that is definitely a goal. It's sometimes a challenge since my work schedule is so odd. 12 pm-12 am and when I'm not at that job I am busy working on the blog but this week I plan to try to get up a little earlier and get in a morning walk to help boost the weight loss process. 

Since starting Nutrisystem I've learned a lot about the foods I used to eat. 

1: If you take it away and replace it with healthier options, you don't crave it as much. 

2: When you do crave it and try it, it doesn't taste as good as it used too! I found this true with a Snickers bar. I REALLY wanted it and finally caved. I took one bite and it just wasn't what it was before. 

3. Just because it claims to be healthy, doesn't mean it is! I never watched calories before. I didn't eat a lot either BUT when I did eat, the choices I made were obviously not good ones. When you pay attention to the calories on the back, you might just be stunned at what you see! 

4. You can still have many of the things you had before, just in smaller portions. We were out shopping the other day and it took longer than I had planned. I didn't bring anything from home for lunch but I had my handy little "Eating Out Guide" from Nutrisystem. We stopped in Taco Bell and instead of getting my usual Nachos Bell Grande which is a whopping 760 calories, I grabbed a Chicken Gordita Supreme which is only 270 calories. I replaced my usual lunch with this and still had a hard time meeting my 1500-1799 calorie goal for the day. 

 Most all of the foods are pretty good. The ONLY thing I have really just not enjoyed and actually trashed was the Grilled Chicken Breast. Even with lettuce, tomato, and mustard there was no saving this dinner for me. 

My absolute favorites have been the Broccoli Stuffed Chicken Breast and the Mushroom Stuffed Chicken Breast. They were both delicious! I added a few of my favorite vegetables and had a delicious, filling meal.   

All in all, I am still completely satisfied with my program and am still so delighted that I was chosen to be one of the few bloggers accepted to participate!

Week 1 Measurements:


Top of Arms: 13 1/2 inches

Stomach: 43 1/2 inches
Chest Under breasts: 42 1/4
Chest area around breasts: 45 inches
Legs: (top) Left leg 24 inches Right Leg 25 inches
Legs: (calves) 14 inches
Beginning weight: 198.4 lbs

After Week 4 measurements:

Top of Arms: 12 inches
Stomach: 39 1/2
Chest Under Breasts: 36 1/2 inches
Chest area around breasts: 43 inches
Legs: (top) Left leg: 22 inches Right Leg: 23 inches
Calves: 14 inches

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY!

First image is before Nutrisystem. Second image is today!



First image is before Nutrisystem. Second image is today!









Disclosure: I am a part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program. The below mentioned products were provided free of charge in exchange for my honest review. Please do not start any weight loss or diet regimen before consulting with your physician first.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

#ad Week 3 Nutrisystem Check In #NSNation

Disclosure: I am a part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program. The below mentioned products were provided free of charge in exchange for my honest review. Please do not start any weight loss or diet regimen before consulting with your physician first.

I just finished week 3 of Nutrisystem. The time is flying by! This week I actually gained a little less than a pound. I'm not very happy about it but I figure that is to be expected from time to time. I'm pretty well dedicated to the program but there are times that I fall a little short of my 1500 calorie plan so that may be some of the problem. I spoke with my counselor this week and she highly recommends that I meet that at least 1500 per day but no more than 1799 so that is a goal that I am working very hard on. I'm definitely getting my water in each day though. I have a 24 oz water bottle that I refill at least 4 times per day so that really helps me. Another positive in my weight loss journey is that my husband is following along. He is doing healthy grocery store meals and adding in the Smart Carbs and Power Fuels that I do in between. He too gained a little this week after losing between 12 and 15 pounds the first 2 weeks. It's a great motivation when you have someone doing it with you! It's almost like a (friendly) challenge between he and I. 

Even though I gained a little weight, I've also gained a little knowledge. I'm learning so much about how important portion control is as is my husband. His starting weight was 268 pounds. He would eat at all times of the day and night but it was always too much of everything. My problem was the opposite. I didn't eat as much as I was supposed to, therefore my body held on to every calorie I did consume. I never really gained much weight but I wasn't losing it either until now. 

I can tell the most weight loss in my face, stomach and hands now. Before, there were times I could not get my wedding rings off. Now, not only can I get them off, I can put them on my middle finger comfortably! May be time for a sizing soon!

Overall I am still extremely pleased with my weight loss and the Nutrisystem Program and I'm still as motivated as week 1 to keep going! 


My starting weight: 198.4
Current Weight: 191.4

GAINED: 0.8 lbs
Lost: 4 inches around the waist

Beginning of program

After Week 2



Disclosure: I am a part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program. The below mentioned products were provided free of charge in exchange for my honest review. Please do not start any weight loss or diet regimen before consulting with your physician first.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Week 2 of Nutrisystem #NSNation #ad

Disclosure: I am a part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program. The below mentioned products were provided free of charge in exchange for my honest review. Please do not start any weight loss or diet regimen before consulting with your physician first.

I just finished up my second week on Nutrisystem and so far so good! I am still sticking exclusively with the program and not having any regular foods other than the add ins that I am supposed to have. Is it easy? Not all the time. Especially when I am cooking for the kids. Sometimes I just want to sneak in a bowl of buttery mashed potatoes and I fought the urge for a Snickers bar at work for 4 days but I keep thinking of the end result. 

Being on the Nutrisystem program has really taught me a lot about portion control. There are many foods that I can eat as my add ins but I just have to measure out the portions. For instance, I bought a bag of pistashios that I would normally have gone in 2 days. It lasted me all of last week and there is still over a half a bag left just by simply watching my portions! 

Last week I lost 1.4 more pounds making a total of  7.8 pounds lost! Of course I'd like to see it come off a little faster but I know that is not healthy so I'm just taking it one week at a time. I can tell the biggest difference around my waist. I can breathe better, I am sleeping better and have more energy overall. It's amazing what a little weight loss can do for you! Best of all, I am eating healthier and working my way into a happier, healthier new me! I'm looking forward to week 3 and getting into adding a little more exercise other than my basic gardening, housework, and full time job. I hope you will follow me on the rest of my journey!

My starting weight: 198.4
Current Weight: 190.6
I am also happy to report that I have lost 2 inches around my waist!

Huge accomplishment for only being in week 2 of the program!

Beginning Photos: (excuse the mess around me, these were taken at work)


 

Today's Photos: One month ago, I could NOT fit into these shorts. Now I had to add another hole into my belt! Again, excuse the background, these were taken at work. 








Disclosure: I am a part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program. The below mentioned products were provided free of charge in exchange for my honest review. Please do not start any weight loss or diet regimen before consulting with your physician first.

Monday, July 14, 2014

#SparkleWithDasani and you could win a Sparkling Getaway to Florida! #ad


This post is sponsored by Dasani. All opinions are that of my own and will not be influenced by any sort of compensation.


It has been a very hot and humid summer so far here in Tennessee! Being outdoors a lot in my garden and in the pool I definitely need something to help me feel refreshed. I get tired of plain ol' water ALL the time so it was time for a little twist. Dasani sent me a little kit with 4 Naturally Flavored Sparkling Waters. Lemon, Berry, Lime and Apple. Apple is by far my favorite! I prefer to drink mine over a glass of crushed ice vs straight from the can. It's great sitting poolside! There are several different flavors to choose from so try them all to find the sparkle that works for you!

What Makes You Sparkle? Tweet it to @dasaniwater with the hashtag #SparklewithDasani 

What makes me sparkle is seeing my family altogether in one place. As my kids are getting older it's harder to keep them at home. There is nothing like having an entire day with all 4 of them enjoying time in the pool or watching a movie together. These are moments that I treasure because before I know it, they'll all be grown doing these exact things with their own family. 


Enter to win! 
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It’s as easy as uploading a photo of what makes you sparkle to twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #SparkleWithDASANI. You’ll also want to like @dasaniwater so they can contact you if you win! Winner will be selected in early August. I look forward to checking out your tweets and hope to see your name in the winner's circle soon!!



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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Petmate Dog Toy and Cooling Mat Review

Thank You to Petmate for sending me their products free of charge in exchange for my honest review.




I received the following items to base my review: 

Chuckit! FireFly™ LED Ball: It allows for late-night fun. This ultra-bright, multicolor LED ball fades between colors, creating a constant motion helping dogs- and their playmate- keep their eyes on the ball. 

(2) JW® PlayBites™ Caterpillars: They are designed to hold a variety of treats and excite canine senses. This indestructible caterpillar is great for family road trips or fun outdoors.

(2) Aspen Pet® Self-Cooling Mats that conforms to ambient room temperature, keeping your dog cool and comfortable. The non-toxic cooling gel absorbs body heat and no water or refrigeration is required.

The caterpillar has been a HUGE hit with Marley. He throws it around and jumps and plays for hours with it! You'd think it was his new best friend by the way he walks around with it in his mouth all the time. He even turned his nose at the LED ball because he was too worried about the caterpillar. 


Little Girl wanted Marley's toy

Marley wasn't sharing and in the end he had it all to himself
Little girl was not a fan of her toy. The LED ball is much too big for her but the caterpillar was the perfect size. She only wanted Marley's and when she couldn't get his, she didn't care for hers either. 

The cooling mats are perfect for keeping them cool during these hot Middle TN summers. I laid my legs on them and they were quiet cooling and comfortable. I put Marley's in his dog house for him and he tore it to shreds. Little Girl has laid on hers occasionally but she prefers to be in the bed with me so she doesn't get a lot of use out of it. The concept is a great one though! If you have dogs that will actually use them, they definitely serve their purpose. 

Overall I am completely pleased with my package from Petmate and highly recommend the products that I reviewed to anyone with dogs. 

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Week 1 of Nutrisystem and the Fast5 #NSNation

Disclosure: I am a part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program. The below mentioned products were provided free of charge in exchange for my honest review. Please do not start any weight loss or diet regimen before consulting with your physician first.


As part of the Nutrisystem blogger program, I received my 28 day supply of food, along with the Fast5 program. Fast5 changed everything about my life this first week. I could no longer run to the fridge and just grab something that I normally would. No matter the portions. It was strictly their 3 meals with fresh veggies. No fruit. Here is a little play by play of the last 7 days. 


Day 1 was ROUGH. I am not one to normally eat before noon so when I had my breakfast muffin, EnergiZING shake, and water all before noon, I found myself to be super hungry throughout the day. I was weak and dizzy, had a headache the entire day and felt just plain BAD all day long but I kept the goals in mind and stuck with it. Despite my many cravings to cheat, I stuck with the plan and moved on to day 2. 

I finally got rid of day 1's headache and felt a little better as the day went on. Still not great but better than before. Day 3 was almost a breeze. Especially when I saw that I had lost 4.2 pounds already! I was a little hungry but since we can add in fresh veggies and salsa, I made myself a nice little salad and used salsa instead of dressings. That helped a lot with the hunger and the cravings! I've been dedicated to logging my food and water intake through the online tracker and that helps me a lot! 

Day 4, I'd lost a total now of 5 pounds! I cannot say how happy I was and how good I felt! I can literally tell the difference. I feel lighter and I am already sleeping better and have more energy. My favorite bed shorts that have gotten a little snug untied, can now be tied! 

Day 5 was VERY tempting. It was the 4th of July so of course I wanted a burger and potato salad. I caved and took a bite of each and skipped my regular Nutrisystem dinner. Can't say I was proud of myself though but we're all human.


I quickly went back to routine on Day 6. According to the scale I had lost weight and I was VERY happy about this! The food has been really good for the most part and I'm determined to do this!



Day 7 has now come and gone and I couldn't be happier about that! The week started off rough but ended up being okay. I am pleased that I stuck with it as much as I did and my goal is to do this too the end!


I can now eat 3 meals a day, a dessert, 4 Powerfuels, 3 Smartcarbs, and up to 3 extras. I made my weekly shopping trip and bought snack sizes of hummus and pretzels, cheese, fruits and veggies. 


My total weight loss last week is: 6.4 pounds

BEFORE starting Fast5
AFTER finishing Fast5



I took my photos wearing the same clothing exactly one week apart. I wanted to be able to tell if there was any difference in the way my clothes looked/felt and/or my appearance. My shorts didn't feel near as snug today as they did this time last week. I am FULL of energy now just by losing those 6.4 lbs. What a difference a few pounds can make. Fast5 WAS hard, make no mistake about it, but in the end, I believe it will all be worth it. 

If you didn't catch my first post, catch up here!



Disclosure: I am a part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program. The below mentioned products were provided free of charge in exchange for my honest review. Please do not start any weight loss or diet regimen before consulting with your physician first.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

The beginning of my weight loss journey with Nutrisystem #NSNation

Disclosure: I am a part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program. The below mentioned products were provided free of charge in exchange for my honest review. Please do not start any weight loss or diet regimen before consulting with your physician first.

Starting tomorrow, Monday June 30, 2014 I will begin my weight loss journey with Nutrisystem. The first week I will be using their Fast5 program. I will enjoy their delicious meals and add in my own vegetables 4 times a day. I will eat breakfast, lunch and dinner along with an EnergiZING shake and an afternoon Craving Crusher shake all provided in my Fast5 kit. I have struggled with weight loss for a very long time and I am super excited to get started on my weight loss journey with other bloggers in the #NSNation. 


The thing I am dreading the most is logging my "before" picture but I know that I MUST do this in order to appreciate the end results. SO here goes! 

My before picture wearing size 15 shorts and XL top. My BIGGEST issue is my mid-section and I cannot wait to start seeing results! 

My measurements tonight are as follows:

Height: 5'9"

Top of Arms: 13 1/2 inches
Stomach: 43 1/2 inches
Chest Under breasts: 42 1/4 inches
Chest area around breasts: 45 inches
Legs: (top) Left leg 24 inches Right Leg 25 inches
Legs: (calves) 14 inches
Beginning weight: 198.4 lbs



I hope you will follow me on my journey!
I will continue to post weekly updates and I'm excited to share how the Fast5 works for me next week!


Disclosure: I am a part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program. The below mentioned products were provided free of charge in exchange for my honest review. Please do not start any weight loss or diet regimen before consulting with your physician first.

Friday, June 20, 2014

#Win a Club Tyson Soccer Ball!




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Monday, June 16, 2014

adidas Summer Sale: Up to 50% Off Over 1,000 Items

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If you've put off shopping for your summer sports wear until now, you have just hit the jackpot. The adidas Summer Sale is on and you can get up to 50% off of over 1,000 items! Running shoes, basketball gear, soccer cleats, swimwear—for men, women and kids—everything an athletic family needs to participate in a summer of activity. This sale lasts as long as the supplies, so don't wait or before you know it, just like summer, the sale will be over. 




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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Cost Plus World Market Top Picks for Summer!

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It's finally Summertime and if you're like me you are looking forward to getting out and having a little fun in the sun. Whether it be new patio furniture or some trendy new lounge chairs, Cost Plus World Market has just what you need! 


I personally can not wait to start grilling with my family. They have an amazing selevtion of BBQ and Grilling essentials and just the right picks for outdoor dining. Some of my favorite items are pictured below. I personally own 6 of the beautiful beach chairs! Super comfy and a great way to relax and hang out with the family. And for the right price of only $19.99 each right now, you just can't beat it! 

Koi Orange Beach Chair

A few more of my favorite items are their cool toned food domes. It's a great accessory to have to keep those pesky flies out of your food while enjoying the outdoors. 

Cool-Toned Food Dome

Check out this awesome blue galvanized steel grill!  It lets you take the barbecue with you to a tailgate party, picnic, camping trip or anywhere. Perfect for spring cookout occasions!

Blue Galvanized Steel Grill

For all of these great buys and more, be sure to check out Cost Plus World Market. You can shop in store or online. Right now, they have an amazing sweepstakes going on. Enter World Market's #SummerGetaway Sweeps for a chance to win a trip for 4 on Southwest Airlines. Winner each week!  Weekly winners will get airfare and hotel for 4 plus a $500 World Market gift card.  Enter HERE through June 27, 2014! Be sure to share this with all of your friends as well!

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Wet Brush Review and Giveaway!




I participated in this event on behalf of Wendy's Bloggers for The Wet Brush. I received Wet Brush products to facilitate my review. 




I received 


Two Wet Brush Classics, Two Wet Brush Squirts, Two Wet Brush Pops and One Wet Brush Paddle to base my review. 




Being a cosmetologist, a good brush is very important to me and my daily job. Especially when it comes to the little ones. After being out in the wind and coming in for a hair cut, there's usually going to be the problem of tangles. Something the little ones hate when you try to brush them out. The Wet Brush solved that problem for me. The super soft bristles easily go through wet hair and takes out the tangles and knots with ease making my job much easier and making the hair cut experience a much more pleasant one for the little ones. 

My daughter is a huge fan of her Wet Brushes as well. She has super thick hair. She has enough hair to fit the heads of 3 people and still have enough for herself. It's hard to find a brush that will get all the way through her hair and take the tangles out at the same time. The Wet Brushes do just that! She has no problems brushing all the way through her hair with The Wet Brush and getting the tangles out all at the same time. 

Overall, we are extremely pleased with our Wet Brushes and look forward to using them for a very long time!

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The Wet Brush has generously agreed to give one lucky reader their very own set of Wet Brushes! The winner will receive 



Two Wet Brush Classics
Two Wet Brush Squirts
Two Wet Brush Pops and
One Wet Brush Paddle




ARV $56!


To enter simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below. 


Giveaway ends 6/17/14 at 12:01 am EST. Giveaway open to US residents only, ages 18+. Void where prohibited. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest
or any other Social Media Network in anyway.








I participated in this event on behalf of Wendy's Bloggers for The Wet Brush. I received Wet Brush products to facilitate my review.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Puritan's Pride Health Supplements Review

I received the following products in exchange for an honest review.

Puritan's Pride is an online marketplace offering hundreds of dietary supplements. Their mission is Healthy Choices for Healthy Living. For over forty years they have been offering the highest quality health supplements at the best value.

At the time of this review, they are having one of the best sales I've seen, Buy One, Get TWO FREE on Puritan Pride brand products!




International Harvest Organic Raw Mulberries


Certified Organic Mulberries Superfruit have a dried fig-like flavor and chewy crunch. Mulberries are an excellent snack with a similar texture to raspberries. 

Mulberries are a great snack food! They are chewy and a little bit crunchy and really good!

International Harvest Organic Raw Goji Berries

Certified Organic Goji Berries are one of the most nutritionally-rich foods on the planet, packed with vitamins, minerals, protein, and antioxidants. Also known as a wolfberry, they are considered a complete source of protein and an incomparable amount of amino acids, vitamins, protein, iron, and other nutrients.
These Goji Berries taste a little like raisins. I was actually surprised that both my 8 year old and my 4 year old tried these AND liked them! It's very rare that my kids want something healthy, the fact that they like this superfood had me sold right away.

Puritan's Pride Acai 1000mg

Berries from exotic locales have often been known for their healthful properties, and Acai, a little gem from the rainforests of Brazil, is one of the most sought-after berries of all. And now, you can experience Acai in a convenient ready-to-take softgel! Our rapid-release liquid softgels ensure that the Acai is released quickly into your digestive system, so you can experience optimal benefits. Contains 1000 mg Acai per serving (two softgels).
Contains natural flavonoids and antioxidants
Supports overall well-being**
Helps enrich the vitality of your body and soul**

I (like many of you) first heard about the power of the Acai Berry on the Dr. Oz show. While this is not the natural form, its the closest that I can get being that I am not local to where they grow. Puritan's Pride sources directly from Brazil and utilizes Acai pulp and provides natural flavonoids and antioxidants.

Puritan's Pride Blueberry Extract 60mg

Go Wild for the Benefits of Blueberries!
Our Blueberry Leaf Extract is standardized to contain 16% chlorogenic acid. Chlorogenic acid possesses antioxidant properties that may help neutralize cell-damaging free radicals.** So go wild for blueberries, and discover the advantages of one of the world's most celebrated fruits.

Blueberries are great for your health but are not always available to everyone while they're fresh. If you can't get them fresh, or just want an extra boost of this great fruit, supplements are an excellent way to reap those benefits.

Cranberry Fruit Concentrate with Vitamins C and E 4200mg

This product has the benefits of concentrated cranberry without the unnecessary sugar and calories. Each of our concentrated (4200 mg) Cranberry softgels provide the equivalent of (8400 mg) of fresh cranberries plus (40 mg) of Vitamin C and 6 IU of Vitamin E. Adults can take two softgels 3 times daily, after meals.

Cranberries are great for you urinary tract health (among various other health benefits).


Puritan's Pride Black Raspberry 300mg

Freeze-dried
Vegetarian
Our freeze-dried Black Raspberry herbal supplement provides natural components of Black Raspberry in a rapid release capsule.** Puritan’s Pride Natural Whole Herb products utilize ground plant parts to provide the natural components found in nature, while the freeze-drying process maintains the naturally occurring nutrients of black raspberries. Vegetarian formula with no artificial color, flavor or sweetener. Includes 60 capsules.

I have to admit that I was unfamiliar with the health benefits of the Black Raspberry. I'm not sure why, since it is native to my area (and much of North America). After a little research I found they contain antioxidants and anthocyanins which may be anti-inflammatory and help protect blood vessels.


Overall I am very satisfied with all of the products that I received. I live in a rural area and don't get to town very often. After buying fresh produce we have to eat it rather quickly before it spoils and then wait to get more on the next trip to town. Using these supplements my family and I can always reap the benefits of fruits and vegetables.

As always, check with your doctor before beginning any new health regimen, especially if you are pregnant or nursing or have any other medical conditions.
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