If you look at recent posts on Tiny Green Mom, it is quite clear that we are big fans of pretty much anything to do with yogurt! FroYo Bites – we’ve made those! Delicious fruit and yogurt parfaits? Check! Enjoyed in a mango lassi or topped lovingly with honey…can we get a YUM?

Recently, “Mom” was introduced to Smari Organic Icelandic Yogurt, which is the only certified organic Icelandic yogurt on the market. It is made with milk from only the best grass-fed Jersey and Guernsey cows, and the new flavors contain 13g of protein per serving! It’s organic! It’s protein-packed and oh-so smooth – what’s not to love?!

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Smari just debuted four delicious new flavors, all made with whole milk, including Black Cherry and Chia, Key Lime, Pineapple, and New Orleans Coffee. According to the company’s website, it takes four cups of whole milk to make one cup of yogurt. Now that’s creamy!

The Key Lime and the Black Cherry & Chia were “Mom’s” favorite flavors, but the Pineapple flavor was reminiscent of a Dole Whip at the Magic Kingdom at Disney World…. it was just that good.

You can learn more about Smari Organic Icelandic Yogurt at www.smariorganics.com.

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Memorial Day is quickly approaching, and that means planning for backyard barbecues, a beach bash, or a picnic in the park with your family! Now you can feel good about serving up some chips to go with your favorite salads, fruit skewers, grilled chicken and more with the latest addition to Deep River Snacks – HONCHOS Tortilla Chips!

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This exciting new line of organic tortilla chips are made with 90-100% organic ingredients, and are non-GMO and Certified Gluten-Free. Available in 3 mouthwatering flavors, including Nacho Cheese, Peach Habanero, and Ranch, this flavor explosion is one you can feel good about indulging in this Memorial Day! Take note, sweet heat fans, the Peach Habanero is like nothing you have ever tasted in a tortilla chip!

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As with all Deep River Snacks, the new HONCHOS are proudly made in the USA without artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives, and they are Non-GMO, Kosher, Certified Gluten-Free, and Nut-Free! The best part about choosing Deep River Snacks? They ‘Give a Chip!‘ Each bag features a great charity partner with a back story that means something important to a Deep River Snacks’ founder or employee.

Mom” doesn’t usually eat chips, but these were just too good to resist, and the fact that they are made with Non-GMO and organic ingredients made them extremely irresistible! You can use their store locator tab to find the new HONCHOS near you!

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Mother’s Day is almost upon us, and “Mom” at Tiny Green Mom has compiled her eco-friendly favorites to give to the expectant or new mother!

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Chewbeads Safe Teething Jewelry
www.chewbeads.com

Stylish and chic, Chewbeads were created especially for moms with teething, chewing, and tugging babies! Chewbeads are a necessity for every new mom, as each gorgeous necklace and bracelet is made of 100% silicone and is completely chemical-free, heat-resistant, and safe for babies. With a huge selection of brilliant colors and styles to choose from, Chewbeads make an excellent gift for the expectant or postpartum mom! “Mom” loves that Chewbeads are dishwasher-safe, as after a day of little mouths chewing on them, sanitizing your necklace or bracelet can be done easily! Plus, Chewbeads do not contain BPA, phthlates, lead, cadmium or metal. www.chewbeads.com

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Milkmakers Lactation Teas & Lactation Cookies
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Breastfeeding moms will appreciate the new Milkmakers Lactation Tea as a gift this Mother’s Day! Available in two delicious flavors, Coconut and Original, Milkmakers Lactation Tea is made with a unique, all-natural tea blend that does not contain fenugreek, a common ingredient in other lactation teas that can produce an unpleasant taste and unwanted side effects. Also unlike other lactation teas that require as many as eight cups per day – with new Milkmakers Lactation Teas only one to two cups per day are needed to achieve results! The new Milkmakers Lactation Tea joins the line of Milkmakers Lactation Cookies, convenient, nutritious and delicious cookies made with oats, brewer’s yeast, and flax seed – traditional remedies used to support breastfeeding moms. “Mom” is a huge fan of the lactation cookies – both the cookies and the tea paired together make the ultimate Mother’s Day gift! www.milkmakers.com

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Belly Armor
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The expectant or postpartum mom will appreciate a gift from Belly Armor, which offers apparel and accessories that shield everyday radiation with 99.9% effectiveness! “Mom” had the opportunity to try the Belly Blanket, which is the perfect choice for a mom who works from home on her laptop and uses her cell phone frequently! Soft, cozy and the ideal size, the Belly Blanket was made with the reliable protection of RadiaShield® Fabric. The Belly Blanket is a convenient and unobtrusive way to protect your child within against the risks of everyday radiation. Easily portable in your handbag, this maternity blanket is ideal for both the home and the office. It is available in three stylish color choices. https://www.bellyarmor.com/belly-blanket/

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Simply Gum
www.simplygum.com

Moms today are opting for more natural, organic choices in all aspects of their lives, and now gum can be a part of that choice! Simply Gum is a line of all-natural, biodegradable chewing gum! Not only do the all-natural ingredients make it better for Mom’s body than the average gum, but it is also better for the environment. Simply Gum is free from any artificial ingredients, including plastic, and with a variety of flavors such as mint, cinnamon (“Mom’s” favorite!), fennel licorice, maple, ginger, and coffee, you are sure to find one that will delight Mom’s tastebuds. www.simplygum.com.

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Keep Calm and Color On Adult Coloring Book
www.putmeinthestory.com

The expectant mom will love to color her stress away in this personalized coloring book where beautiful coloring pages are peppered with inspiring quotes to calm the mind and lift the spirits. A great personalized gift for Mother’s Day, each copy of Keep Calm and Color On is personalized with mom’s name on the front and back cover, a special dedication page, and a coloring page where mom’s name is a part of the illustration. www.putmeinthestory.com

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Dream Nursing Tank from Bravado
www.bravadodesigns.com

Expectant and new moms will appreciate a comfortable tank that takes them through pregnancy into nursing their little one! Perfect for wearing at home or on-the-go, the new Dream Nursing Tank is the ultimate ‘nursing bra and tank in one,’ providing coverage and support. “Mom” has used nursing bras from Bravado Designs when breastfeeding all three of her children, and was eager to check out their newest offering! The Dream Nursing Tank is just that, a dream for all nursing mommas! Outfitted with every detail to help moms feel comfortable and stylish, the hip-length tank is made of double layer cotton and provides full support for the expectant and postpartum mom’s ever-changing breasts. It can be worn alone or layered underneath another top. The best part? The tank features full drop away bra cups that provide maximum skin-to-skin contact with your baby that is so important for bonding! #supportherdream www.bravadodesigns.com

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Wally’s Natural Organic Body Oil
www.wallysnatural.com

The expectant or postpartum mom will love this luxurious organic body oil that keeps skin hydrated and naturally radiant! Made with Sesame Seed Oil and Essential Oils, the Organic Body Oil is “Mom’s” new favorite to apply after her little one was born! It is applied easily with a large roller ball so that it is mess-free! Wally’s Natural provides eco-friendly, high quality personal care products with a wholeheartedly green approach. The company honors nature through solar-powered facilities, green manufacturing, 100% recyclable packaging and sourcing that supports organic agriculture. The eco-friendly line also includes Ear Candles, Organic Ear Oil, and Organic Aromatherapy Blends. www.wallysnatural.com

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Mom” recently had the opportunity to try Greek Gods®’ new Nonfat Greek Yogurt with Chia Seeds! We are big fans of chia seeds, a nutritional powerhouse and superfood, so learning that they were already added into Greek yogurt was exciting. Chia seeds are so tiny and it can be a bit messy to place in a small container, especially when you are packing a little one’s lunchbox, so the fact that the yogurt has chia seeds added makes this healthy snack mess-free!

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The Greek Gods® Nonfat Yogurt with Chia Seeds is high in protein (12g in every 5.3 oz cup!), has 120-140 calories per serving and comes in four delicious flavors with fruit or vanilla and chia seeds on the bottom: Strawberry, Peach, Blackberry and Vanilla. ”

Mom’s” favorites were the Strawberry and Vanilla flavors, but they are all extremely tasty! It is a perfect snack on the go – high in calcium, gluten-free and contains live and active probiotic cultures.

To learn more about Greek Gods® Nonfat Yogurt with Chia Seeds or to locate a store retailer near you, visit www.greekgodsyogurt.com.

You can visit their website to print a coupon for $0.50 off their yogurt here: http://www.greekgodsyogurt.com/promotions/.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this piece.*

Will you tea my Valentine? What a sweet and delicious way to tell someone special you love them this Valentine’s Day! DAVIDsTea introduces their 2016 Valentine’s Day Collection to let the recipient know that they are your cup of tea! The gorgeous collection features an assortment of sweet and romantic gifts centered around tea, of course! Some of “Mom’s” top picks from DAVIDsTea include the following sweet finds.

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The Sweetheart Collection

With twelve oh-so romantic teas in pretty clear-topped tins, this gift box is the perfect way to say it with tea this Valentine’s Day!

Heart Shaped Stackable Tins

These cute little heart-shaped tins contain their most romantic teas. Choose between Chocolate Macaroon, Cherry Blossom, Love Tea #7 and Dark Chocolate Delight.

Davids Tea Heart Infuser

Heart Infuser

With this silicone and fine mesh stainless steel infuser in your cup, you’re guaranteed to feel the love. Designed in house.

About DAVIDsTea

Great tea, friendly stores and above-and-beyond customer service. It seemed like a simple idea, but young entrepreneur David Segal and his cousin, retail pioneer Herschel Segal, couldn’t find anyone else that was doing it. So in 2008, they decided to take matters into their own hands. Today DAVIDsTEA has over 150 stores across Canada and the US. You can choose from over 150 types of tea, including exclusive blends, limited edition seasonal collections, traditional straight teas and exotic infusions from around the world. With colourful, modern packaging, sleek in-house designed tea accessories and friendly, welcoming attitude, DAVIDsTEA offers a tea experience that is fun, fresh and unintimidating. To keep up with the latest products and offers, follow along at facebook.com/davidstea and twitter.com/davidstea.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this piece.*

Mom” is expecting any day now, so of course she was excited to try out these delicious all-natural, organic cookies that effortlessly help boost a mother’s breast milk supply in preparation for baby’s arrival!

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Milkmakers Lactation Cookies nourish nursing moms with their delicious, whole food treats that contain just the right mix of natural, organic ingredients including oats, brewer’s yeast, flax seed and a custom blend of vitamins and minerals essential for breastfeeding moms. Breastfeeding moms can choose from yummy flavors including Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin and brand new Lemon Lactation Cookies for a zesty, sweet treat! 1-2 nutritious cookies a day can help breastfeeding moms reap the full benefits of the cookie ingredients. “Mom” was delighted to find that the cookies stayed fresh, soft and chewy in their individually packaged bags, and can be easily tucked into a purse, backpack or diaper bag for a healthy on-the-go snack when out about with little ones in tow!

Founder and CEO, Emily Kane, created Milkmakers after her milk supply started to go down and she worried that she wouldn’t be able to provide enough milk for her baby. She tried every remedy available and finally, a lactation consultant told her about lactation cookies. It seemed too good to be true – she could eat delicious cookies AND increase her milk supply. To her surprise, she saw an immediate boost in her milk production!

Sold by the bag, in grab-and-go bakery boxes and as a baking mix, Milkmakers Lactation Cookies and Mixes come in gluten-free and dairy-free options, as well. You can order online at www.milkmakers.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this piece.*

Winter is here! As colder temperatures strip your skin of moisture, set aside the heavy face creams and re-hydrate with lightweight facial oil. “Mom” has long been a fan of the Mad Hippie line, and this rejuvenating facial oil did not disappoint! Mad Hippie’s Antioxidant Facial Oil is packed with 18 actives, including hydrating argan oil, sea buckthorn berry, pomegranate oil, camu camu berry, blueberry extract, goji berry, raspberry seed extract, and hemp seed extract. “Mom” was delighted that it only takes a few drops to hydrate and bring skin back to life! The lightweight oil is not greasy and has a refreshing scent, as well!

Benefits of Mad Hippie Antioxidant Facial Oil include:

Creams vs. oils: Most creams are water based – therefore they will not hold moisture as along as an oil can.

Oily skin: Fight oil with oil, using facial oil will balance out with your skin’s natural oil leaving it healthier and cleaner.

Dry Skin: Let your skin soak up the natural oils and nourish dry spots.

Mad Hippie Antioxidant Facial Oil is available at select Whole Foods Markets and online via www.madhippie.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this piece.*

Don’t have time to juice or constantly on-the-go? In the New Year, add fresh-pressed, delicious and organic juices to your diet with ease with Telula! “Mom” was recently introduced to this brand and could not be more pleased with the taste, flavor variety and nutritional benefits – perfect for busy families!

This new shelf-stable line of fresh-pressed, organic juices from Made in Nature offers all of the nutritional benefits of home juicing with convenience and affordability for when you are pressed for time. At Tiny Green Mom, we are loving that Telula is packaged in beautiful, 32 oz. recyclable glass bottles and made from organic fresh-pressed ingredients that are gently pasteurized with no refined sugars, preservatives or artificial colors. You can choose from a variety of organic, nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables in 10 tasty flavors including Green Fusion, Green Zing, Beet Carrot, Carrot Citrus, Melon Mint, Spicy Lemon, Blackberry Chia, Tart Cherry Chia, Bilberry Banana Chia & Coconut Citrus Chia.

Mom” tried three distinctly different flavors – Carrot Citrus, Blackberry Chia and Spicy Lemon. The Carrot Citrus and Blackberry Chia were huge hits with the entire family, and everyone was clamoring for more!

You can learn more at www.drinktelula.com to view the company’s full product line and to find a store located near you.

About Made in Nature

Made in Nature is a pioneer in organic food with a 25-year history of environmental stewardship, helping to convert thousands of acres of land to organic farming. Many of these farms use renewable energy and provide shade and habitat for endangered species. Today, Made In Nature also serves as a “Food Anthropologist,” sourcing ingredients with true taste of place, ripened at their source and picked at the peak of perfection. By procuring only 100 percent certified organic from a dedicated family of farmers, Made in Nature creates food that is celebrated by culinary creatives as being both nutritious and delicious. Go to www.madeinnature.com to view the company’s full product line.

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As 2015 draws to a close, head into the New Year prepared to snack smarter and healthier! Why wait to make changes to your diet when the following nutritious snacks are easy to keep on hand to combat cravings!

Pure VanillaPure Vanilla Almond Bars

Simple, wholesome, and organic, the new Vanilla Almond bars from Pure are the perfect go-to snack when cravings strike! As with all Pure products, these delicious bars are certified organic, gluten-free, non-GMO verified, vegan and kosher, and will satisfy your sweet tooth, while providing balanced nutrition for your body. “Mom” loves tucking these in her purse for a great sourse of energy while on-the-move with little ones in tow!

Pure Vanilla Almond is the newest flavor to be added to the popular Ancient Grains line. Pure’s crispy ancient grain blend, made with quinoa, amaranth, flax seeds, and hemp, is now enriched with Sacha Inchi, an exotic seed that is a source of complete vegan protein. Combining mouth-watering vanilla with whole grains and almonds, the Pure Vanilla Almond bar has only 150 calories and 6g of sugar, and has fiber and antioxidants as well as 4g of protein. Learn more at www.thepurebar.com.

pure_clusterscp_chocolatepeanutPure Crispy Clusters

Mom” is loving these little handfuls of goodness and flavor that are decadent and delicious! These healthy alternatives to sugary and salty snacks are a win-win for taste buds and health! A perfect blend of crunchy and nutty, Pure’s new Crispy Clusters are a light and healthy snack that are great at any time of day. Made from healthy whole grains, Crispy Clusters have only 110 calories, less than 5 grams of sugar and provide 3 grams of fiber per serving. They also contain complete protein, from ancient grains like quinoa and amaranth, making them an ideal snack suitable to people with dietary restrictions. To top it off, all three flavors are low in sodium, containing 140mg or less per serving. Learn more at www.thepurebar.com.

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Who knew pumpkin seeds could be seasoned so perfectly! “Mom‘ discovered these nutritious and absolutely delicious gourmet pumpkin seeds that are perfect to keep on hand for a quick yet healthy snack! SuperSeedz boast up to 9g of plant-based protein per serving, and are peanut-free, tree nut-free, egg-free, dairy-free, fish-free, shellfish-free, soy-free and made with gluten-free ingredients. Plus, they are Non-GMO Project Verified! The newest flavor, Maple Sugar & Sea Salt, joins the brand’s eight other existing flavors which includes Really Naked, Sea Salt, Cinnamon & Sugar, Coco Joe, Tomato Italiano, Curious Curry, Somewhat Spicy and Super Spicy, and can be enjoyed as a standalone snack, or as a welcome addition to cereal, yogurt and more! Keep SuperSeedz within reach when temptation strikes as we head into the New Year! Learn more at www.superseedz.com.

Endangered Species Chocolate - Dark Chocolate & Sea SaltEndangered Species Chocolate

Eat chocolate and do good? Yes – it is possible! Endangered Species milk and dark chocolate bars and bites are made with ethically traded, shade grown cacao and natural ingredients. 10% of net profits from your purchase are donated to support conservation efforts! You can learn about at-risk species by reading the inside of each 3oz. bar wrapper, and know that each bite you enjoy is doing good, too! Choose from a variety of flavors to tantalize your taste buds and learn more at www.chocolatebar.com.

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Yes, it is Thanksgiving tomorrow, but with cold and flu season in full swing, and the added stress of the holidays (good and bad!), “Mom” has compiled her top wellness must-haves for staying healthy all season long!

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Herbal ZAP

This is Ayurveda made easy! Simple to add into your daily wellness routine this winter, Herbal ZAP makes instantly dissolving Ayurvedic herbal beverages that support healthy digestion, which is the key to overall good health. Herbal ZAP formulas work by harnessing the power of ancient herbal formulas that have been transformed into instantly dissolving crystals infused with powerful herbal extracts. Containing 14 potent Ayurvedic herbs, Herbal Zap works according to the principles of Ayurveda, restoring balance to the vital energies, doshas, increasing Agni, “inner-fire”, and promoting a positive state of health. The product is sustainably and ethically produced and they are proud to be non-GMO Verified as well as Kosher, Vegan and Gluten-Free. Herbal ZAP is available at select Whole Foods Markets, Sprouts Farmers Market, EarthFare, SuperSupplements, Central Market, and online at http://www.herbalzap.com/.

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Fit Radio

Rev up your winter workout to ease stress and combat the typical holiday weight gain in advance! With Fit Radio, manually putting together upbeat playlists for the gym this winter is now a thing of the past. Simply choose your favorite genre, push play and go! Designed to amp up your workout and stop you from spending time flipping through songs to find a high-energy track, FIT Radio provides users with mixes that maintain the same rhythm and BPM (beats per minute) throughout an entire set to keep you motivated and focused. FIT Radio is powered by real, professional nightclub DJs from around the world – available to you at the press of a button. DJs upload new mixes daily to FIT Radio, which helps to keep your workout fresh. “Mom” loves that you can try this app for one month to see how you are enjoying the tracks during your regular routine. http://www.fitradio.com/

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Hawaiian Essential Travel Gift Set

This line of travel-ready essential oils means that you can breathe more deeply and relax more thoroughly, even if for just a brief minute during the day, knowing that you are tapping into the earth’s most powerful natural remedies. The gift set is an extraordinary selection of the brand’s most-loved essential oil blends, with remedies for common ailments including insomnia, headache, insect bites, and hay fever. Each lovingly hand-crafted batch is tested and proven to be safe and highly effective. Tuck the Hawaiian Essential Travel Gift Set into a purse, laptop bag or backpack for on-the-go, too! $45.95. http://hawaiianessential.com/

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Tea Drops

A warm cup of tea is the perfect remedy after a long day! Tea Drops are pressed tea made with genuine tea leaves that dissolve in hot water. Each Tea Drop is handcrafted and infused with the finest organic teas, spices and earth-derived sweeteners. Simply pour boiling water in a cup, add a Tea Drop, stir and enjoy. Choose from caffeinated, caffeine-free and natural wellness Tea Drops. Flavors include citrus ginger, vanilla white, rose earl grey, turmeric, cardamom spice, matcha green tea, sweet peppermint and pumpkin spice for fall. “Mom” loves that Tea Drops come packaged in a paulownia wood box that is eco-friendly, sustainable and biodegradable. Sold online at www.myteadrop.com; $12 for an 8 pack.

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Ice Chips

To soothe a queasy tummy naturally, ginger and peppermint are always a top choice in “Mom’s” arsenal of home remedies. When you are so nauseous even drinking tea is making you grimace, Ice Chips® offers a delicious, all-natural and sugar-free candy in both Ginger and Peppermint flavors that may help! Place a tin in your purse, backpack, or purse for refreshment and to quell the queasies. Made with xylitol and safe for the expectant mom, Ice Chips® are available in 20 tantalizing flavors, such as Ginger, Peppermint, Wintergreen, Cinnamon, Strawberry Daiquiri, and more! www.icechipscandy.com

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GoGargle!

With soothing ingredients like honey, chamomile, aloe & mint, GoGargle! is a simple, surprisingly tasty way to soothe a sore throat. GoGargle! comes in the form of an effervescent tablet that you simply drop in a glass of warm water to dissolve. Not only are GoGargle! tablets simple to use and perfect for on-the-go, GoGargle! tablets dissolve quickly, so you can start gargling sooner! GoGargle! can be used by the whole family. Available at CVS stores nationwide. $6.99. http://www.gogargle.com

Boogie Wipes

Boogie Wipes

Tuck these handy little wipes into a backpack, purse, pocket or diaper bag to help clean little noses wherever you are this season! Boogie Wipes are saline infused wipes that clean runny noses and get rid of congestion for instant relief. The moist wipes can be used by the entire family, and since they’re made with aloe, chamomile, and vitamin E, Boogie Wipes will prevent chapped noses which are caused by friction with the common tissue. “Mom” loves that they come in convenient packages just like tissues! You can download a Boogie Wipes coupon for extra savings here, as well. http://www.boogiewipes.com/

DripDrop

Staying hydrated is essential when working out in any climate. DripDrop is a powder electrolyte solution that you add to water to treat dehydration. Invented by Dr. Eduardo Dolhun, a Mayo-clinic trained physician, as an alternative to sports drinks (i.e. Gatorade) and pediatric solutions (i.e. Pedialyte) – DripDrop REALLY WORKS! It has been clinically proven to hydrate 150% better than plain water and 43% better than sports drinks and contains 3x the electrolytes and 1/2 the sugar of most sports drinks. DripDrop comes in powder packets that can be added to a water bottle and it’s easy to carry in your purse, backpack, laptop bag, or pocket. http://dripdrop.com/

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