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Momentum Active Jewelry! #sharetheSPARK

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Momentum Jewelry: Designs that Move You

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“Make Good Use of Your Pulse” Shirts Now Available!

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Make Good Use of Your Pulse

by Run On Organic

Shirts are now available for purchase through my Etsy shop! The shirt is a Tri-Blend Tee in “Coffee” color–available in Men’s & Women’s sizes!

Thank you in advance for helping my disperse this message I believe in so strongly!

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Fitfluential Puma Campaign Review

The following post is sponsored by Fitfluential LLC on behalf of PUMA Fitness.

PUMA Fitness

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

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Fashion Comfort Look:

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Gym Loose Tank Top

About: 

-Loose Fit

-Sweat-wicking fabric

-Scoop Neckline

-Back cutout detailing

My Thoughts:

This top is beautiful–from the cut to the pattern and transparency of the fabric. It fit loosely, yet is feminine in that the fabric is see-through. I love the design. It’s the ideal, breathable running tank that could also be worn around town as a fun and unique tank top during warmer temps.

Studio Capsule Pants

About:

-Relaxed fit

-Moisture-wicking

-Wide elastic band

-drawstring

My Thoughts:

What a unique, comfortable, yet chic pair of sweatpants. I love the cute take on lounge sweatpants. They are tight enough around the bum and legs that they do not feel too frumpy on me. I see them as a fashionable twist on my cooler-temp sweatpants workout and hanging-out routine.

Narita V2 Shoes

About:

-Lightweight

-Mesh upper with synthetic suede overlays

-Breathable sockliner

My Thoughts:

When I first saw these shoes, I thought: throwback. I love the retro look and color contrast on these shoes. I wore these a few days ago while kicking the soccer ball around at the park with my family. They are perfect for kicking a soccer ball. They’re low profile, Simple with a flat platform where the laces are. Outside of soccer ball kicking, I find them as a comfortable sneaker to wear with sweatpants or jeans.

Performance Look:

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Gym Tank 3

About:

-Inner bra support

-Fitted; feminine silhouette

-Criss-cross back strap

-Sweat-wicking

My Thoughts:

I love the color of this form-fitting tank. It covers enough so that I feel comfortable exercising without having to be cautious. It’s also flattering, I feel, and would complement a range of body types. The inner bra support is a nice detail. I prefer to still wear a sports bra underneath–though it could be worn without one during low-intensity performance activities.

Gym 3/4 Length Tights

About:

-Unique patterning

-Flattering fit

-Drawstring waist

-Capri Length

My Thoughts:

These capris fit like a dream. They are comfortable at the waist–having the adjustable drawstring option is nice for water weight fluctuation. The material feels seamless and is ideal for optimizing performance and feel on long distance runs.

Mobium XT Shoe

About:

-Lightweight

-Breathable

-Rubber outsole

-Allows feet to move and expand freely

My Thoughts:

Love at first sight with the color of these shoes. I love how vibrant they are. They are very cushy and comfortable. I normally run in semi-minimalist shoes–thus, these shoes aren’t my pick for running. However, I enjoy wearing these shoes for performance during cross-training activities like hiking, weight lifting and doing plyometrics.

 

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Onzie Active Wear Review

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Onzie Active Wear

(pronounced “own-zee”)

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

About Onzie:

CREATION Created by a 20 year Bikram Yogi, Onzie blends the best of traditional yoga wear with modern innovation and a touch of whimsy. The result? Active apparel that is functional, flexible and flattering. At Onzie our philosophy is “keep your practice challenging, and your wardrobe simple!” Onzie’s no-frills one-pieces and separates are best worn while sweating, swimming, or simply lounging around. In keeping with the principle of being inclusive, rather than exclusive, Onzie is affordably-priced and suitable for all activities and practices. Onzie products are made with love in southern California.

PERFORMANCE Utilizing Free-Flow Fabric Technology that is durable and breathable, this fast-drying material keeps bodies cool, dry and comfortable. Onzie yoga gear is perfect for hot yoga, but can also be used for pilates, spinning, swimming, surfing, running or hooping. Our clothes can be worn as everyday wear or into chlorine and salt water environments. You can transition in and out of yoga postures as seamlessly as you can the rest of your day. From straps to bottom, Onzie helps keep your body in check. You’ll feel supported from the inside and out…shaping the entire body. So embrace the awareness of your being, sense your core, and feel secure. Focus on your strength and beauty. And for goodness sake, forget about those so-called flaws. You’re perfectly you.

AMERICAN MADE Did you know that Onzie is 100% made in the USA? All parts of our process including knitting, dyeing, cutting, sewing, photography, marketing, distribution and design all happen in Los Angeles, CA.”

Elastic Tank top

About:

“The Elastic Tank Top will become your new favorite tank! The racer back design includes a fun pop of color and the deep scoop sides allow you to show off that sports bra underneath!

  • 100% Free Flow Jersey
  • Hand or machine wash cold
  • Tumble or hang dry
  • Made in USA.”

My Thoughts:

As the warmer temperatures approach, I am getting increasingly excited to wear this piece on my runs more. The weather has only allowed me to wear this tank two times thus far. However, this tank top will get a lot of wear in the future.

It does everything right. By that I mean: it stays put (whereas some tanks drift off your shoulders or move around too much), it is lightweight and breathes well, it is loose at the bottom (which flatters all body types), and it has a unique and cute accent with the elastic strap on the back. It does all of that while allowing you to absorb some sunshine on your run. I was already a fan of tank tops, but this one has me excited all over again for summer runs.

Capri Pant

About:

“With fun and unique prints, our Capri Pants are great to spice up any work out! With a low-rise waist band, they are designed to be form-fitted and will stretch and move with your body. For most women, these capri pants will stop about mid-calf length. *These select colors/prints are now available in L/L: Black, Skull, Cheetah, Illusion, Meadow, and Black Magic

  • Inseam on size S/M (in inches): 20
  • 100% Free Flow Fabric
  • 80% nylon / 20% spandex
  • Hand or machine wash cold
  • Tumble or hang dry
  • Made in USA.”

My Thoughts: 

These pants are AWESOME. They fit like a glove, which is exactly what I want when I’m headed out for a long run. Any extra gathering of fabric can prove to be irritating after several miles. With these pants, It’s just like second skin. I forgot I even had them on. I have worn many brands of tights to run in (many specifically designed for runners) and these Onzie capris trump many of them.

The fabric is also great for resisting plying and chaffing in between the legs–which comes into play with pant longevity. In other words, the best running pants (to me) are the ones that don’t wear out after a year or two of use. I see these pants being in the rotation for years to come.

On a girly note–I love the pattern and slight texture of the pants. They are a nice change of pace from your basic black athletic tight. They’re fun while still being figure flattering.

Spray Active Review

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Spray Active

Overall Rating: 3 Stars

These unique little sprays were a new idea for new to try. I found it neat that each one targeted a specific “condition”. Here is how Spray Active describes themselves:

“We’re advocates for a better way to get your nutritional supplements — you should be using vitamin sprays!

Spray vitamins offer obvious advantages.  They’re more absorbable — your body utilizes them nearly 10 times faster than vitamin pills.  People who can’t swallow pills (or just don’t like to) can easily use sprays.  They fit right in your purse or pocket so you can take them anywhere.  They’re free of the heavy binders and fillers used in conventional pills. Over 60% of Americans regularly take nutritional supplements — and for good reason.  Supplements have been proven to boost our energy and immune function, support our digestion and neurological health, and stave off aging. We are veterans of the nutraceutical industry and each of us — PhD’s to staff — personally takes a handful of supplements every day to protect our health.  When we discovered what could be done with vitamin sprays we were astonished at the possibilities.  And today, after more than a year of research and development, there is a better way.Spray Active™- get the vitamins and nutrients you need in two sprays a day and say goodbye to swallowing pills — forever!

  • No more problems trying to take pills that are too big— just spray under the tongue and swallow!
  • Instantly gives your body the support it needs
  • Issues digesting pills? Our sprays make it easy to absorb and digest your daily doses
  • PhD-developed with the latest science. Safe and effective
  • Made to the highest quality standards and complies with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)
  • Controlled dosage in a simple, easy-to-use spray bottle
  • We source only the purest, most bioavailable forms of nutrients
  • Sugar free and natural (no caffeine or stimulants added)
  • None of the binding agents and fillers you find in pills, tablets, and capsules
  • Great-tasting flavors!
  • Perfect for travellers, trend-setters, and people on the go who are health conscious. Carry your spray with you and take your vitamins at any time.”

Defense

Defense

Spray Active’s Description:

“Don’t want to become a victim of cold season? Potent antioxidants like Vitamin C and echinacea in Spray Active™ Defense powerfully work to support your immune system and maintain your natural defense. With Spray Active™ your body begins absorbing the nutrients as soon as you spray them under your tongue. Use Spray Active™ Defense anytime, anywhere for optimal health. We know you can’t control everyone around you, but with Spray Active™ you’re protected with the best defense.

Flavor:  Orange Cream.

  • Maintain your natural defense
  • Support the immune system
  • Powerful antioxidant
  • Someone on the plane sneezing? Spray Defense!
  • In an office or classroom and everyone seems sick? Spray Defense!
  • Spraying is a quick way to support your immune system.

Ingredients:

  • Vitamin C (as Sodium Ascorbate and Ascorbic Acid), 10 mg
  • Zinc (as Gluconate), 1 mg
  • Echinacea Angustifolia Root Extract, 1 mg

Other Ingredients: Purified Water, Glycerin, Natural Flavors, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate (preservative) and Purified Stevia Extract.

Vitamin C is essential for us all to keep our immune systems strong. It’s also critical for the growth and repair of skin, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, bones, teeth and cartilage. In addition, this powerful antioxidant actually stops damage to the body caused by free radicals. But, because the body doesn’t naturally produce or store Vitamin C (it will actually flush out what it doesn’t need) an adequate supply is needed to keep the body functioning at its best.

Zinc is an essential trace element, used for boosting the immune system and enhancing overall health. Zinc is also helpful in dental, eye and skin health. However, studies have shown that our population does not get an adequate supply of Zinc.

Echinacea, an herb used by many ancient cultures, has been proven to stimulate the body’s immune system and help ward off a wide array of conditions.”

Vitality

Vitality

Spray Active’s Description:

“Get all the health benefits of the sun in a new, convenient spray. The Vitamin D3 in Spray Active™ Vitality builds stronger bones, enhances muscle strength and relieves joint discomfort that often comes with age. With Spray Active™ Vitality your body begins absorbing the nutrients as soon as you spray them under your tongue, and they instantly begin to strengthen your bones and improve your health.

Flavor:  Pomegranate.

  • Build stronger bones
  • Reduce age-related joint discomfort
  • Support normal neurotransmitter function
  • Improve your mood
  • Enhance muscle strength
  • Get your daily dose of Vitamin D3 in an effective, easy spray
  • 1000 I.U. per dose.

Ingredients:

Vitamin D3 (as Cholecalciferol) 1,000 IU

Other Ingredients: Purified water, Cellulose, Sodium Alginate, Natural Flavors, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate (preservative), and Purified Stevia Extract.

Vitamin D3 is essential for our overall well-being. Most commonly used for bone health, this crucial vitamin is also known to support the heart, the muscles and the skin, and has even been known to improve mood. Often called the “sunshine vitamin”, most of us don’t get an adequate supply of Vitamin D3 from the sun because of the use of sunscreen, long winter months and busy lifestyles. Those of us in northern latitudes, darker-skinned people, and those who are 65 years and older are most at risk for being Vitamin D deficient. In fact, as we age, the body is less able to convert sunlight into Vitamin D.”

Sleep

Sleep

Spray Active’s Description:

“Trouble falling or staying asleep? Spray Active™ Sleep contains the perfect combination of nutrients, including melatonin and tryptophan, to regulate your natural sleep pattern and leave you feeling well-rested and refreshed. Because travel often disturbs your internal clock, use Spray Active™ Sleep to relieve the symptoms of jet lag. With Spray Active™ your body begins absorbing the nutrients as soon as you spray them under your tongue and they instantly begin working to ensure you get a great night sleep for a productive next day.

Flavor:  Mint.

  • Help you fall asleep faster
  • Lengthen the duration of sleep
  • Help to regulate your natural sleep pattern
  • Promote relaxation and reduces stress
  • Powerful antioxidant and immune system support
  • Support a healthy mood balance
  • Help relieve symptoms of jet lag like feeling tired and disruptive sleep

Ingredients:

  • Vitamin B3 (as Niacin), 2 mg
  • Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCl), 2 mg
  • Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin), 50 mcg
  • Folic Acid, 10 mcg
  • L- Theanine, 10 mg
  • L- Tryptophan, 10 mg
  • Melatonin, 1.5 mg

Other Ingredients: Purified Water, Glycerin, Natural Flavors, Potassium Sorbate (preservative), Citric Acid, and Purified Stevia Extract

B Vitamins are not generally stored in the body so in order to regulate your natural sleep pattern an adequate supply needs to be added on a daily basis. B Vitamins support proper digestion and restful sleep by improving food absorption and metabolization of carbohydrates and fats. B Vitamins support the nervous system and help to form new red blood cells.

L-Tryptophan and L-Theanine are both amino acids. L-Tryptophan is not produced in the body but is necessary for protein synthesis, nitrogen balance, and niacin and serotonin production. L-Theanine, derived from tea leaves, has properties which reduce mental and physical stress, improve cognition, and boost mood.

Melatonin, a naturally occurring hormone found in the body, is most commonly used to regulate the body’s internal clock. Because of melatonin’s ability to enhance relaxation and lower stress, it is especially helpful for travelers who experience jet lag, overnight shift workers and people who have sleep difficulties.”

Control

Control

Spray Active’s Description:

“Are cravings preventing you from reaching your weight loss goals? Spray Active™ Control is packed with powerful nutrients like 5HTP and Chromium needed to suppress your appetite and minimize those brutal food cravings. With Spray Active™ Control your body begins absorbing the nutrients as soon as you spray them under your tongue, and they instantly begin working to reduce your cravings and improve your health.

Flavor:  Green Apple.

  • Help reduce carbohydrate cravings
  • Increase production of serotonin so you feel good!
  • Help suppress appetite
  • Maintain energy levels
  • Support proper digestion and balance food absorption
  • Maintain optimal insulin activity
  • Two sprays is a quick way to curb your cravings!

Ingredients:

  • Vitamin B3 (as Niacin), 4 mg
  • Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCl), 10 mg
  • Zinc (as Gluconate), 1 mg
  • Chromium (as Polynicotinate), 75 mcg
  • L-5-Hydroxytryptophan 5-HTP (as Griffonia Seeds), 20 mg
  • Other Ingredients: Purified Water, Glycerin, Apple Juice Concentrate, Natural Flavors, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate (preservative), and Purified Stevia Extract.
  • B Vitamins are not generally stored in the body so in order to boost energy levels an adequate supply needs to be added on a daily basis. B Vitamins support proper digestion and increase energy by improving food absorption and metabolization of carbohydrates and fats. B Vitamins support the nervous system while producing energy and forming red blood cells.
  • Chromium, an essential trace element, is vital in small amounts for overall health. Chromium has been shown to be effective in reducing food cravings and maintaining optimal insulin levels. It is also used as a natural appetite suppressant. Chromium’s ability to support proper digestion and food absorption, often results in higher energy levels. In addition, chromium increases serotonin, which improves and uplifts mood.
  • Zinc is an essential trace element, used for boosting the immune system and enhancing overall health. Zinc is also helpful in dental, eye and skin health. However, studies have shown that our population does not get an adequate supply of zinc.
  • 5 HTP, a naturally occurring amino acid, comes from the seeds of the African plant Griffonia Simplicifolia. It has been shown to increase the production of serotonin which is an important chemical affecting brain function, mood, appetite and sleep.
  • Griffonia seeds, because of their 5-HTP content, are used to raise serotonin levels in the brain. Serotonin is an important chemical for brain function, helping to regulate mood, appetite, and sleeping habits. Because of the way griffonia seed affects serotonin levels, the extract is also used to regulate eating habits.”

Energy

Energy

Spray Active’s Description:

“So tired you have trouble functioning? Spray Active™ Energy is packed with powerful B Vitamins and other nutrients to boost your energy, ease your stress, and keep you mentally alert. With Spray Active™ your body begins absorbing the nutrients as soon as you spray them under your tongue and they instantly begin working to re-energize you!

Flavor:  Orange.

  • Boost energy levels
  • Promote mental alertness
  • Support proper digestion and balance food absorption
  • Ease occasional stress and reduce mild anxiety
  • Improve and uplift mood
  • Enhance antioxidant defense systems in the body
  • Increase your energy with just two sprays!

Ingredients:

  • Vitamin B1 (as Thiamine Hcl), 2 mg
  • Vitamin B2 (as Riboflavin 5-Phosphate), 1 mg
  • Vitamin B3 (as Niacin & Niacinamide), 4 mg
  • Vitamin B5 (as Pantothenic Acid), 3 mg
  • Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCl), 4 mg
  • Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin), 500 mcg
  • Eleuthero Root Extract 10:1, 500 mcg
  • Other Ingredients: Purified water, Glycerin, Natural Flavors, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate (preservative), and Purified Stevia Extract

B Vitamins are not generally stored in the body so in order to give you the energy you need, an adequate supply needs to be added on a daily basis. B Vitamins support proper digestion and increase energy by improving food absorption and metabolization of carbohydrates and fats. B Vitamins support the nervous system while producing energy and forming red blood cells.

Eleuthero Root is a plant used for thousands of years by cultures all around the world. Safer than many common stimulants, it is known to reduce fatigue, boost energy, increase mental clarity and ease occasional stress. Eleuthero Root is also believed to play an important role in immune system response. 

My Thoughts & Suggestions for Improvement on Spray Active:

Spray Active health sprays are an interesting and neat way to change up your daily routine. Their portability makes them perfect to keep in your car or purse.

The fact that each spray contains specific vitamins to target specific issues is a neat thing to me. All 5 of the flavors taste very good, not all “vitamin-y” like you might think.

In regards to effectiveness, each spray provides a subtle way of targeting each specific purpose. It is not an immediate jolt, but it has an effect that is noticeable.

The convenience and practicality of these sprays are tops. I would recommend these to someone who is frequently on-the-go and is looking for an easy solution to replenish vitamins during the day.

I can see myself buying more of the sleep and control sprays. As my family is well aware, I have bouts where I wake up in the middle of night very hungry and end up whipping up something substantial to satisfy my hunger. I’ve been using these sprays before bed to help prevent those mid night wake ups and they have been effective for several nights.

My scrutiny is that the vitamins do not appear to be derived from organic sources. If they were, I’d have every intention of implementing these products because they would be (if comprised of organically sourced vitamins) a nutritionally dense health boosting spray. Overall, I’d say this is an average product ingredient wise and an above average product in regards to practicality and effectiveness.

*These complimentary products have been generously provided to me for the purpose of trying them in order to write a review on my experience.