Categories: Equipment & Products

31 Jan 2021, Comments (0)

CBD living Vegan PM Gummies & PM Syrup

Author: Healthnuttxo

For the insomniacs out there who hate using medication that makes them groggy in the morning, here is a product that may be worth a try for you!

The nice people over at CBD living sent me over 2 bottles of their PM syrup and PM CBD gummies to try. They have a combination of CBD + melatonin to help you get a restful, goodnight sleep.

The products are THC free, non GMO, vegan, and gluten free.

The syrups are pretty good. I was sent the grape and cherry flavors.

Heres some details about the syrup

Excuse my nail. I work in health care so my hand washes are 1000x times a day and my nail polish cannot keep up despite weekly manicures!

The syrups have a thick consistency. There is a medicinal vibe to them with the flavor but It is totally tolerable as there is a good amount of sweetness. No notable aftertaste and goes down easy.

The gummies come in Cherry, strawberry, orange and lemon. They remind me of the texture of sour patch kids. They have less of a medicinal flavor and are quite good. They are chewy but not tough. I have tried CBD gummies in the past that are VERY hard to chew through and these are much softer. They are tiny and you only need one for a serving (please, keep out of reach of children!)

Overall, a very good product. My fiancé tried these as well and he ended up using It every night as It helped him sleep (he is more of an insomniac than I am!), without feeling groggy in the morning. They started making us feel sleepy within 20-30 minutes so I recommend if you do try them, take It right before bed.

4.5 stars

DISCLAIMER: THIS IS AN UNBIASED REVIEW. I RECEIVED THESE TO TRY FOR FREE FROM THE COMPANY.

Earthbaby is a company that makes products that are gentle, non toxic and effective for cleansing your baby’s soft and delicate skin and hair. The company was founded by Florence Nacino, a health and beauty formulation researcher. While I do not have a baby of my own, the company sent me some products to try. I have VERY sensitive skin, so I happily obliged.

The products are relatively affordable, average 5-15$ each (with the exception of the hand sanitizer).

The products are held to certain standards. They are FREE of artificial dyes, phthalates, mineral oil, DEA, CHT, BSE, formaldehyde, sulfates and paragons. They are hypoallergenic and nonirritating, with no animal byproducts. Certain products in the lines are made with 90% natural derived ingredients and 70% certified organic ingredients.

The have Oleosphere Technology, which according to the pamphlet they provided me, has a delayed release and immediate release for hydration. There is Hyaluronic Acid, natural fragrance , vitamin E and fresh cells.

So lets delve into It!

Shampoo & Body Wash – infused with chamomile, honey and apple. I found It gently cleansed my hair and I really loved the apple scent.

Conditioner + Detangler- enriched with mango, murumuru butter and lemon verbena. This I think is great for baby’s hair, as It is very light weight, not like a conditioner where It weighs down the hair. The scent is very mild. It did do a good job of preventing nasty knots when brushing my hair

Bubble Bath- while I haven’t used this one yet as a bubble bath, I did use It as a mild body wash. I like that It has chamomile, oat and Dead Sea salt to help gently exfoliate.

Moisturizing Lotion – I am honestly not crazy about the scent for this one. It is enriched with cocoa butter, lavender and carrot, but the carrot scent seems to be overwhelming. However…It hydrated my dry skin (I live in the desert!) and I work in health care so I do a LOT of hand washing, and It hydrated my hands without leaving them feeling greasy!

Germ Buster Mist– I love the idea of this! Especially in these trying times, great to apply to surfaces before changing your baby on changing tables or even commonly touched objects such as doorknobs and high chairs.

Hand Sanitizer – Winter Apple – love the scent in this one! I find scented hand sanitizers to often be overwhelming but this has a fresh apple scent that is light and fresh. I feel It doesn’t leave my hands quite as dry as other hand sanitizers can.

Overall, I really like this brand! Affordable products, and non-irritating. I often have skin reactions to anything with fragrances but I did not have a problem with these products. Although I used these on my own skin, if I had a baby I would definitely use this brand as well, especially given the fact that I have SUPER sensitive skin.

4 1/2 stars

DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED THESE PRODUCTS TO TRY FOR FREE FROM THE COMPANY. THIS IS AN UNBIASED REVIEW.

6 Sep 2020, Comments (0)

Pure CBD Vapor- CBD product review

Author: Healthnuttxo

CBD- better known as cannabidiol – is known nowadays for being the non-THC component of Marijuana. In short – you can get the medical benefits of marijuana without the high. To read more about It, this is a recent article from Harvard.

CBD is known for its anti-anxiety, anti-inflammation, and even I have seen some articles for its use in epilepsy and seizures. (please contact your doctor- this is NOT medical advice).

Lemon Tincture – by For The People – the flavor is lemony – think lemon meringue type of flavor- oily in consistency, non bitter. Leaves an oily consistency in your mouth, so you will want a palate cleanser…but then again It is an oil! — 1.65 mg per drop

Lemon-Berry-Mint, by Hempzilla – flavor – I like this one! Very mild mint flavor with a hint of blueberry. The mint flavor lingers. This one seemed less oily than the previous lemon tincture. — 1 dropper = 10 mg

Koi Naturals Pure Spectrum CBD– sadly, this one is a spray and I was not given a spray top to use. However, once I find one, review will be updated!

Koi CBD Gummies- at 10 mg full spectrum CBD per gummy. The flavors were decent – a little bitter but tropical fruit flavors. Was not a fan of the texture however, very chewy and almost like a stale gummy bear.

Hempzilla CBD Gummies- apparently the strongest percentage (~80%) full spectrum and terpene profiles, 3rd party tested NO THC – at 10 mg CBD per piece. These are much better than the Koi ones in my opinion, due to the much softer texture. They almost melt in your mouth and are not as chewy.

Hempzilla CBD Organic Honey Sticks- while the idea of these is cool, add It to your tea, or a quick “shot” in the morning, I do not like the flavor of these. The CBD flavor overpowers the honey and leaves a bitter flavor.

Peanut Butter Dog Treats by Hempzilla – while I can’t provide 100% feedback for this one, I CAN tell you Charlie loved these, and he is VERY picky eater! He is a pretty anxious dog (the wheaten breed!) and seemed a bit more mellow the rest of the day 🙂

Koi Lavender Hand and Body Lotion – CBD in hemp oil , 200 mg (assuming per bottle). I honestly can’t say if I have any therapeutic benefit from using a CBD hand lotion, however, I do like the light lavender fragrance and how It is non-greasy on my skin. A fresh, out of the shower, clean smell.

Americana Sport Rub – a thick ointment/cream to rub into those achy muscles and joints. 125 mg CBD per 1 oz. I like the light lemongrass aroma, and honestly, not too waxy! Typically sport rubs feel gross on my skin, but this one felt light and was easy to massage into my muscles.

Overall, a great array of products to try! You can purchase these products at Pure CBD Vapors.

*DISCLAIMER: I received these products to try for free. This is an unbiased review.

2 Mar 2020, Comments (0)

O.R.S. Hydration Tablets

Author: Healthnuttxo

O.R.S. is a tablet that dissolves in water that contains a “scientifically balanced formula of electrolytes and glucose” – it can be used whenever, for every day use, to replenish what you lose when you sweat in sports, or just sweating while living in hot climates.

You are instructed  (ages 6+ and older) to use 2 tablets to 200 ml of drinking water and allow to dissolve completely before drinking. It took about 5-10 minutes for it to completely dissolve.

Dissolving…

I like that it comes in a convenient tube – can store it in your bag or your backpack during hikes.

..and looked somewhat of a science lab! 🙂 Luckily, I checked the ingredients and no added artificial coloring. 

I received two flavors to try – lemon and strawberry. The strawberry I used in Nevada during an intense hike. I knew with all the sweating I would be depleted in sodium as well. 

How did it taste?

STRAWBERRY: 

The strawberry is sweeter in flavor, but again, mild. I think it has less of a “salty” taste than the lemon. It almost tastes like a lightly sweet strawberry juice. 

LEMON:

Mild lemon flavor, mild sweetness. Reminds me of a diluted “lemon-lime” sports drink flavor. You can tell it has a tiny bit of a salty flavor but not overpowering and I think you can just add a little bit more water as desired. 

Each serving has

15 calories, 275 mg sodium, 4 grams of carbohydrate, 4 grams of sugar, 6% DV of potassium, 16% DV of chloride. See full panel for additional details. 

OVERALL, I like these. I like that they offer electrolytes without a ton of added sugar but still have pretty good flavor. They are easy on the stomach which I enjoyed. I think they are great for the gym, intense exercise, if you live in hot places like Arizona…Nevada…or humid climates for daily use. I also used these for a friend who was not drinking a lot after vomiting from the flu and she said it helped her feel better. I think they are a must have for the active athlete & active lifestyles outdoors!

4 stars

Some things to look out for, as instructed by the company…

–>do NOT use more than 24 tablets in 24 hours  as it may be harmful-

–>children 6+ should NOT use more than 10 tablets in 24 hours as it may be harmful 

–>do NOT use if left out of the fridge > 8 hours or > 24 hours if IN the fridge 

–>as always, consult a doctor or pharmacist before use, esp if you have diabetes, on low sodium or potassium diet.

–> Do NOT USE if you have intestinal obstruction, liver or kidney problems!

**DISCLAIMER: I received these to try for free from the company. This is an unbiased review.

26 Aug 2019, Comments (0)

Meg Relief Pain Relief Oil

Author: Healthnuttxo

Achy, sore joints? (Honestly, does anyone not feel this way?). Before popping another Over the counter Tylenol or Advil, consider MegRelief Pain relief oil.

Source

MegRelief oil is made from Nutmeg, Rosemary, Peppermint and Sweet Almond oil, produced by Grenada Nut Company. This product was made from a nagging knee pain that pain medication and PT didn’t seem to fix. A natural remedy seemed to work, and thus, it was bottled and now available for us to use. According to the website, You are instructed to spray the affected joint and massage the oil in, and within 2 minutes, reap the benefits from the reduction of inflammation and pain.

Now. Given my Western medicine background (aka zero-no use of supplements), I was skeptical. However, I am aware of the long term (BAD) side effects of chronic NSAID or tylenol use, so I was open to trying this.

Conveniently, or I suppose NOT so conveniently, I had this nagging left elbow pain. Likely a combination of the gym, long drives and lots of typing that made me have some medical epicondylitis…aka some inflammation and pain on the inside of my elbow.

I sprayed 3 sprays on my elbow. That was my first mistake. This stuff is POTENT. I didn’t expect as much to come out as it did, so I felt like the whole day at work I stunk like a wooden chair, freshly cut (ever go furniture shopping? That woody smell!) . The nutmeg aroma is strong and long-lasting. I would advise one spray, and possibly do it at night so that way people aren’t trying to guess what the smell is. It’s not BAD, just potent.

Anyway, I used this for a few days, and to be honest, I did find the pain subsided. Was it the nutmeg oil? Maybe. Was it natural healing? Maybe. I can’t 100% say it was one or the other.

Overall, worth a try. It’s OTC and topical, so I like the idea of not ingesting something that I don’t know how will react with my body, etc. However, You will have to monitor for skin sensitivity. But remember, don’t spray too much!!! Unless you work in a nutmeg producing factory or something, then I suppose you’ll be fine with the smell 🙂

DISCLAIMER. I RECEIVED THIS PRODUCT TO TRY FOR FREE FROM THE COMPANY. THIS IS AN UNBIASED REVIEW.

I will start this review by stating I do not wear a lot of makeup. Not that I don’t like it, but rather…I usually don’t have a clue with what I am doing. So I avoid it. However, MGS accessories offered me to try their cruelty-free Liquid Lipsticks, and I thought I would give them a try.

I got the lipsticks in 3 different colors– Saucy, Peachy, & Natural.

They are relatively easy to apply– a soft tip brush allows for easy application without smearing it below the vermillion border (aka your lip line). My complaint with other traditional lipsticks is I have thin lips and found it hard to apply without getting it on my skin — not the case with these.

The lipstick has a creamy consistency that dries rather quickly. I found it could feel a tiny bit dry, which is the nature of a Matte lipstick, and I wish it came with a gloss I could apply after or a clear lip balm.

The Peachy was…not my color. Too light for my complexion, and a little too, well, peachy in color for me. I found it to have a little too much of an orange hue. However, I am sure it would look great on other individuals, this one was just not for me.

The Natural was a gorgeous color. I wore it to work one day with very minimal eye makeup and got a lot of compliments on it. It stayed on well throughout the day and did not flake off. I did reapply 2-3 times (I eat and drink a lot!) but I was always worried it would flake off and it didn’t! However, it was definitely darker than I thought it would be, and the name decieved me a bit as “Natural”. I was expecting it to be more muted in color, but instead was a nice deep magenta almost.

Lastly, the Saucy, which was a really nice pop of color. A rich red, I think would pair well with a little black dress or something more for a night out in the town.

Overall, I like these! While the Peachy wasn’t my color, it doesn’t mean it isn’t YOUR color. What I loved also about these is the minimal ingredients (plant pigment, jojoba oil, vitamin E…etc) and they are CRUELTY Free! I have very sensitive skin and I did not have any reaction. A WIN for me.

4 stars

DISCLAIMER: I received these to try for free from the company. This is an unbiased review.

21 Dec 2018, Comments (0)

Doctor Plotka’s Mouthwatchers Toothbrush

Author: Healthnuttxo


Always on the hunt for a soft toothbrush that leaves a cleanfeeling mouth, I was excited to try Doctor Plotka’s Mouthwatchers Toothbrush. Itwas invented by Dr. Ronald Plotka, a Dentist of over 40+ years. This toothbrushisn’t your ordinary toothbrush, and has a few extra fun features.

  • It has antimicrobial bristles – -there are fine bristles that are infused with silver. Silver is naturally antimicrobial, and prevents the bacteria that grows on your toothbrushinbetween uses. In fact, it eliminates 99.9% of bacteria growth on the brush within 6 hours of use. This prevents re-introducing yucky bacteria into your mouthand gums for the next use!
  • It has flossing bristles – dual layered bristles that according to the fact sheet are asthin as human hair. This can help reach the hard to hit places, helping brushaway food and plaque. They are made of Polyester instead of nylon.
Check out these bristles!

Sounds pretty cool! But how was it?

  • I have pretty sensitive teeth and gums. I always use soft toothbrushes, and even thenthey can be abrasive. However, I reallyliked this brush!
  • Super soft and non-abrasive when I brushed. Nobleeding gums, etc
  • Got the hard to reach food pieces in the back ofmy teeth by my wisdom teeth
  • Teeth felt nice and clean after brushing

Overall, I was a fan. My only complaint is the brush head was very large for my teeth (I am 27 and my dentist tells me to use a kid’s toothbrush for the small head), but I saw that they do have youth toothbrushes, so I would love to get one of those to use instead.

Overall, 4.5 stars.

DISCLAIMER: I received this toothbrush to try for free from the company. This is an unbiased review. 

 

Theraplex sent me some skin products to try– normally I am hesitant to try new skin products. I have terribly sensitive skin, everything makes my skin blotchy or break out, but I was told these products are dermatologist recommended and accepted by the National Eczema Association, so I was definitely more on board to give them a try.

Let’s begin:

Hydrolotion Daily Skin Moisturizer– this one is hypoallergenic, preservative, paragon, lanolin, gluten and fragrance free. The retail price is $16.50 for one bottle. It is intended to be gentle and ideal for normal-dry, sensitive skin, or skin that may be prone to eczema.

I liked this product for it’s versatility, I used it on my face right after the shower, but then also on my arms, abdomen, legs. It isn’t super thick, but rather light weight and non-greasy. My legs tend to be dry, so I think it was lacking a tiny bit in the moisture department, as I felt I needed to apply more than I would normally with my other lotion. However, no skin reactions, breakouts, nothing. I think it’s great for face and arms, but for my hands/feet/legs I would need something a little stronger.

ClearLotion Moisturizer- and that’s where this product comes in! Again, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, preservative/paraben/lanolin/gluten/steroid/fragrance free. This is an emollient oil moisturizer that comes in a spray bottle. It is best applied to damp skin after the shower to lock in moisture. The retail value is $18.50 for one 8 oz spray pump bottle.

When used alone, I thought it was decent, but feels a little odd to be applying oil to my skin after the shower. It may feel “oily” (obviously) for 10-15 minutes, but then that feeling resolves and skin is left soft. What I did was spray my legs/arms with it immediately post shower, let it dry for a few minutes, then add a few pumps of the daily skin moisturizer, and was soft and moisturized all day.

Emollient Moisturizer- now for the severely dry skin, in comes a super rich moisturizer. This one can be used for psoriasis, eczema, ichthyosis and xerosis, as well as those super dry areas like elbows and heels. Retail value is $21.00. Again, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, preservative/paraben/lanolin/gluten/steroid/fragrance free. My advice is to use LESS than you think you need. It is SUPER rich, and you only need a tiny dab of it for both of your hands. You just need to really work it in and let it dry, using too much will leave a greasy/sticky feel. However, it was great for those cracked knuckles or rough heels.

lastly, the Gentle Cleanser. I really liked this! It is recommended for sensitive skin, and it is an everyday cleanser that leaves skin feeling fresh without being dry. It is paraben/lanolin/steroid and gluten free, and costs about $12.00 a bottle. It left my skin feeling clean and did not dry it out. My face is very acne prone, and I noticed NO new breakouts, and actually got a compliment that my skin was looking better just yesterday 🙂

Overall, I am a fan of these products.  I will not lie, I went and purchased 2 bottles of the cleanser and hydrolotion online because I am running out of product and like the way it was gentle yet effective on my skin. I definitely recommend these if you have sensitive skin, are acne prone, eczema prone, or just looking for a new cleanser/skin products that aren’t filled with a ton of chemicals. A solid 4.5 stars across the board from me.

 

DISCLAIMER: I received these products to try for free. This is an unbiased review.
30 Sep 2017, Comments (0)

Expression Med Adhesives for CGM G5

Author: Healthnuttxo

OKAY! We all know Type 1 Diabetes bites the big one in terms of autoimmune diseases. There is no sugar coating it, it stinks. All of it. But I really love these companies that try to make the disease a little less painful by providing some fun.

Most Diabetics I know nowadays have a Continuous Glucose Monitor which checks their blood sugar levels every few minutes and transmits the number to a device via bluetooth. The diabetic wears a “pod” on their skin for up to a week or so. The problem? It falls off, the edges peel when it gets wet, and well…they are kind of ugly. I wear one on my thigh, the amount of times I have ripped off a pod are unreal, and let’s face it, Diabetic Meds are NOT cheap and do NOT have time to be ripping these off. Too costly!!!

Expression Med has come up with super cute adhesives to wear over your CGM pod. I LOVE the idea, especially for kids who may feel alienated amongst their peers. I have had type 1 since I was 4, and while I was never bullied or anything of the sort, I see a lot of kids nowadays with CGMs and insulin pumps, and it may feel like a lot for a kid– he can’t act the same way as his peers, his cake and candy has to be monitored, it stinks- but its companies like this that make it just a bit better by providing cute adhesives.

The instructions are simple: 

I applied, waited my allotted time. And this is how my adhesive has held up a WEEK later.  NO peeling, nothing!

Honestly, I am impressed. No peeling, no itching, no irritation, water seal. Once the pod comes off the skin, its ability to monitor your BG levels are altered, so this is not only great for looks, but also functionality. It also helps you save money because you can get the full use out of your product and not have it peeling off, falling off when it hasn’t been on the entire allotted time. For a DEXCOM G5, I wear it up to a week, but other CGMs may vary.

I REALLY loved the elephant one I was sent (above) and I am definitely interested in buying a few more.

Overall, I love it! On the website I noticed they run you about 15$ for 5, which really isn’t that bad considering the quality. If you have kids with CGM or you find your sites falling off easily, these are a MUST!

I received this product for free, this is an Unbiased review.
24 Jun 2017, Comments (0)

The Mermaid Pillow

Author: Healthnuttxo

 

Mermaid pillow…what a perfect name for this product.
You can read a backstory on their website here.
But these pillows are great. They have both a sequin side, and a softer side without sequins, allowing for both fashion and comfort.

The sequins are SO. MUCH. FUN. to play with.
(I’m serious…  left this in the back room and caught a family member playing with it for a solid 15 minutes)

 

I am a super fidgety person so this is great to play with during a TV show, or honestly I sat with it when I was feeling anxious. Something calming about the sequins turning different colors. They are smooth and easy to turn as well– won’t get stuck or hurt your hands, etc.

I really liked the other side for show as well– a sleek design, made with great quality.

What also caught my eye with this company is that they donate pillows to Children’s Hospitals and, for every pillow that says “Accept, Understand, Love”, they donate $5.00 to Autism Speaks. That really hits home for me, because I have a family member who suffers from Autism. It also so heart warming that they donate pillows to children’s hospitals because I BET children love to play with this and watch the sequins turn colors.

Charlie even enjoyed the pillow 🙂

 

Overall, I really love this company and this pillow is great. Please give them a try! You (or your children!) will not be disappointed 🙂

 

This is an unbiased review. I received this pillow for free.



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