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Introducing Q Drink Healthy, a quercetin-based powder drink mix designed to bolster everyday health, energy, and performance that delivers electrolytes to help the body recover! This new drink mix comes in convenient travel-ready packets, so you can tuck them along in your gym bag or backpack for quick energy & hydration on-the-go!

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Q’s synergistic blend is a superior alternative to high caffeine or sugar performance drinks and carries with it a laundry list of benefits such as increased endurance, a stronger immune system and decreased fat cell production. The best part – all the energy and health benefits come without the painful crash! Plus, it comes in 3 delicious flavors, including Wild Berry, Orange and Lemon Lime.

The quercetin, a naturally occurring compound found in fruits and vegetables, is accompanied by eight different vitamins and herbal extracts including potassium, B vitamins, green tea extract (catechins), ginseng, gingko biloba and rhodiola. You can view a full list on ingredients on their website.

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I found the Wild Berry to be my favorite flavor, and it was easy to take along the packets in my gym bag to enjoy post-workout, along with the handy shaker cup that Q Energy provided! I weight lift daily, so Q Energy has provided a much-needed boost at the end of my training session!

*Company generously provided samples and images for this article. All thoughts expressed herein are my own.*

UsananimalsAs the kids start back-to-school, a nutritious breakfast is a wonderful start to the school day, and to make sure they are receiving all of the proper nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, choosing a high-quality vitamin is essential. “Mom” was recently introduced to Usanimals by USANA, which has a wild berry flavor that her little one enjoys! No struggles to ger her to take her vitamin every morning – it is delicious and easy to chew! Science-based and free of artificial flavors and sweeteners, Usanimals daily multivitamin helps support development for children ages 2 to 12.

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Why Choose USANA Usanimals?

Provides excellent nutritional support for growing children*
Supports healthy immune function with vitamins A, C, E, and zinc*
Includes vitamins B6, B12, folate, and choline for healthy brain function*
Includes calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D for strong bones and teeth*
Includes iron, thiamin, and B12 for energy*
Easy-to-eat chewables stamped with fun animal shapes

To learn more about USANA Usanimals, or the other various supplements and products offered by USANA, visit USANA.com.*

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

2022582_CSVeggie_Sport_Protein_VNL_85Tub_stg2Mom” starts every morning with a protein smoothie complete with chia seeds, rice or soy protein, strawberries, 1 banana and all-natural peanut butter. So when she learned of the new CleanSeries™ line from Twinlab, she was excited to test it out! This new high performance line is Non-GMO and banned substance tested, certified gluten-free, and formulated without artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners.

The CleanSeries line features five products, two of which have “Mom” raving – the Veggie Protein and Soy Protein Isolate. Although “Mom” is not a vegetarian, but traditional whey protein powders cause her belly to bloat and feel uncomfortable, so she sticks to vegetarian-based powders for her smoothies. She also loves the fact that the Soy Protein Isolate contains no sugar!

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The five new products in the CleanSeries™ line include:

CleanSeries™ Sport Protein
· 23g of high quality protein per serving to support lean muscle growth*
· Promotes muscle repair and helps aid recovery*
· Enzyme-assisted formula to aid digestion

CleanSeries™ Whey Protein Isolate
· 23g protein per serving from premium cross flow ultra filtered Whey Protein Isolate
· Promotes muscle repair and helps reduce recovery time*
· No fat and only 2g sugar

CleanSeries™ Soy Protein Isolate
· 30 grams of superior quality protein per serving
· 100% soy protein isolate, a complete vegetable protein source
· Zero cholesterol and sugar free

CleanSeries™ Pre-workout Activator
· Total energy activator features clinically-studied herbal complex plus caffeine to deliver energy you can feel*
· Concentrated formula helps fight fatigue and boost endurance*
· Timed-release carb blend fuels intense, extended exercise*

CleanSeries™ Veggie Protein
· 21g vegetarian protein per serving to promote muscle repair and recovery*
· Enzyme-assisted formula to help aid digestion
· No cholesterol and no lactose

You can learn more about the new CleanSeries™ line on http://cleanseries.twinlab.com/.

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

Vitazorb Purple BottleThe company’s motto is “You Are What You Absorb” and it is so, so true – when nutrients, vitamins and minerals can be properly absorbed from your food, and waste products broken down properly, it means a healthier (and happier!) you! “Mom” recently had the opportunity to try a new chewable probiotic supplement called Vidazorb®, which offers several chewable varieties of probiotics to aid in gastrointestinal health. For those unfamiliar with the overall health benefits of probiotics, you may wish to visit the Vidazorb website to learn more!

Vidazorb® is available in 5 distinct formulations for both children and adults, including:
 
Plus – Vanilla Flavor
 
+OPC – Pomegranate Flavor
 
Super C – Orange Pineapple Flavor

The Super C, +OPC and Plus varieties all tasted great – easy to chew and swallow, and “Mom” loves that this particular brand of probiotics does not require refrigeration, which is wonderful for traveling. For those who travel to other countries frequently, taking a probiotic supplement daily is a must to help with traveler’s diarrhea!

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If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of probiotics, or to locate a store near you, visit Vidazorb.com.

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

Flu season is in full swing, with influenza activity remaining elevated in the US! Though the risk of influenza is decreasing in some areas, it is still a good idea to keep your immune system in tip top shape! One good way to do so is with what Dr. Oz calls the “miracle berry” — sea buckthorn! This small berry boasts a multitude of health benefits, and is quickly becoming “Mom’s” go-to supplement for well-being!

A cherished Asian health and beauty secret, the sea buckthorn berry is well-known for its impressive nutritional profile which includes the rare Omega 7, as well as Omega 3, 6, and 9. In additionto the essential fatty acids, sea buckthorn contains a host of vitamins and minerals, super-charged anti-oxidants, and more than 190 phytonutrients to support the immune system during this brutal cold and flu season.

SeabuckWonders offers USDA certified-organic products that are available in gel tabs or oils, so they can easily be added to juices, smoothies, yogurt, salads and more. “Mom” prefers the Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil® in her morning smoothie – such an easy addition that her little one doesn’t notice!

To learn more about this small and mighty berry, visit seabuckwonders.com. The product line can be found online as well as natural retail stores nationwide.

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

Like every mom, “Mom” is on-the-move with a toddler in tow – running errands, working full-time, tending house, cooking meals, doing laundry, going to pediatrician’s appointments – the list goes on, and that is all before bathtime and bedtime! It can be hard to remember to take care of yourself when taking care of the rest of your family, and to help women stay healthy, Skinnygirl™ has created a convenient and simple nutritional option – Daily On-the-Go Vitamin Power Packets!

Mom” loves this idea – just add to cold water and mix! For your dose of daily vitamins and electrolytes, Skinnygirl™ Daily Vitamin Power Packets are available in four tasty flavors, each with their own beneficial function: Energy & Alertness, Immunity, Stress Relief & Calm and Hair Skin Nails. (Ummm… “Mom” needs all four!) On any given (busy!) day, the single-serving packet will provide essential nutrition without slowing you down. Simply choose your desired health effect, mix in cold water, and drink. The packets are small enough to tuck in a purse, backpack, diaper bag or even pocket for when you are out and about during the day. For those who want to try all four flavors, the Variety Pack is an excellent option!

To learn more about Skinnygirl™’s new Daily On-the-Go Vitamin Power Packets, visit SkinnyGirlDaily.com.

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

In a nutshell, New Chapter WHOLEmega 1000mg offers a whole lot more when it comes to a fish oil supplement! Boasting 100% wildcaught salmon oil, directly from Alaska! Comprised of sixteen Omega’s, including 3, 5, 6, 7 & 9 – this fish oil supplement is far superior to your generic store bought brand in so many ways. Plus, what “Mom” loves about this is that it does not leave a fishy taste in your mouth after ingesting!

Why choose New Chapter WHOLEmega 1000mg?

Wholemega is a true expression of nature’s wisdom. By using only sustainably caught Alaskan salmon – among the world’s cleanest and most pure fish stocks in the world – chemical processing to deliver purity is not required. Our extra virgin, low-heat process is all that’s needed to deliver Nature’s whole basket of vital Omega fatty acids and naturally beneficial nutrients, like Vitamin D3 and Astaxanthin. As a FOOD GRADE oil, Wholemega is extensively tested for detectable contaminants that other fish oil products must “purify” or distill out.

Wholemega, however, delivers an oil that is striking in color and transparency. The brilliant hue in Wholemega comes from Astaxanthin – an extremely powerful antioxidant that is naturally found in wild salmon and abundant in this extra virgin fish oil. The gentle process used to extract Wholemega preserves this antioxidant as well as numerous other beneficial compounds – including Vitamin D. In fact, this whole oil is delivered from a government inspected FOOD GRADE facility.

For those wishing to add a fish oil supplement to their diet, whether they do not enjoy eating fish or just want to make sure they are getting the proper supplementation, New Chapter WHOLEmega 1000mg is an excellent choice. To learn more, visit BestPriceNutrition.com.

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

It is delivery innovation at its most refreshing! ACTIVATE is a hydrating and nutrient enhanced water beverage combined with your daily dose of vitamins. Wait, you think! Hasn’t that been done already? In actuality, no! Other vitamin enhanced beverages allow the supplement to be immersed in water, losing their effectiveness and potency over time. Why Is ACTIVATE different? ACTIVATE stores the active ingredients inside the uniquely shaped cap, and with a simple twist when ready to quench your thirst, the vitamins are released into the beverage! What a convenient way to take your vitamins – no need to choke down large, oversized pills and capsules!

Mom” is in love with ACTIVATE, which offers the following flavors: Vitamin/Fruit Punch, Immunity/Orange, Energy/Lemon-Lime, Antioxidant Berry, Workout/Pink Grapefruit, Workout/Grape, Workout/Passion Fruit and Deionized Water. All ACTIVATE drinks are naturally sweetened with Stevia, and contain noo calories, no sugar, and no preservatives! Plus, the bottles are made using 100% post-consumer recyled plastic, so ACTIVATE is as good for you as it is good for the planet!

The ideal beverage for those on-the-go with active lifestyles, ACTIVATE is the new drink of choice! ACTIVATE retails at $1.99 per bottle and $9.20 for a 4 pack. To find the nearest location to ACTIVATE, check out the store locator, or purchase ACTIVATE online at activatedrinks.com.

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

Navitas Naturals offers antioxidants at their best, in nutrient-rich organic superfoods in powder form, seeds, or berries. For an easy addition to foods that provides you with optimal health benefits, Navitas Naturals is an excellent choice. The newest addition to their line? Navitas Naturals Organic Freeze-Dried Maqui Berry Powder!

Why Maqui Berry Powder? The latest powerhouse to emerge from the rainforests of South America, maqui leaves and fruits have been used in traditional native herbal medicine to treat a wide variety of ailments. ORAC assessments of the maqui berry by the most reputable ORAC labs have indicated that it contains more antioxidants than any other berry! In addition, Maqui also has anti-inflammatory properties, which can benefit people affected by arthritis and other inflammation ailments.

Navitas Naturals Maqui Berry Powder is freeze-dried, raw, kosher, gluten-free, vegan, and 100% organic. This Patagonian Superfruit also boasts Vitamin C and dietary fiber, as well! To learn more about its’ benefits, visit NavitasNaturals.com.

Mom” made a quick salad using one of Navitas Naturals’ recipes sent along with the Goji Berries and Maqui Powder. Simple and easy to whip up, this unique salad is brimming with antioxidant power!

Goji Greens

Ingredients

1 pound mixed greens and/or spinach

½ cup Navitas Naturals Goji Berries

1 apple

1 cup walnuts

½ cup goat or bleu cheese

Preparation

Thinly slice the apple and add all ingredients together. Works well with an oil and balsamic vinegar or creamy dressing. You can use Navitas Naturals cashews in place of the walnuts.

Additional recipes can be found here: www.navitasnaturals.com/recipes.

About Navitas Naturals

Nutrient-rich whole foods are at their best when they are produced via organic agriculture and minimal processing methods. That is why all Navitas Naturals products are certified organic, and use methods such as freeze-drying to ensure maximum nutrition. Food safety is very important to Navitas Naturals, which is demonstrated by the rigorous third-party testing of their superfoods. Since 2003, Navitas Naturals has been committed to socially responsible business. Their direct purchasing partnerships create and expand fair trade opportunities for farming communities in developing regions around the world. In addition to maqui, Navitas Naturals offers a vast selection of organic superfoods such as raw cacao, hemp seeds, acai, maca, camu, pomegranate, chia seeds, and goji berries.

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

Mom” at Tiny Green Mom is excited to announce that the Winner of the CalNaturale Svelte Giveaway is Catharine R! We hope that you enjoy drinking to your health with these delicious shakes! Thanks to everyone who entered this eco-fabulous giveaway!

*Image provided by CalNaturale Svelte.*