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Life Equals Ambassadorship + Discount Code!

When I first moved to Kansas City, I linked up with the owners of Life Equals and did a blog review on a few of their products at the time–not knowing that a few years down the road I would be a Balance Your Life Team Member (demo girl) and Ambassador!

So here I am, a few years later, revisiting this local brand and the new stuff they’ve got going!

This brand is taking care of my daily needs in various ways. Nutrition on-the-go? Check. Brain-boosting and recovery enhancing fish oil? Check. A women’s multi that keeps me healthy and beaming? Checkity check check check. They value quality and an overall state of BUMPIN vitality. I so dig the lifestyle they promote.

Curious about more product-specific deets? Check out the breakdowns below.

Use code Jes50 at checkout!

These are the Life Equals products I’m currently using:

Balance: The Superfood Shot

About:

Balance is two ounces of delicious, 100% organic pineapple, lemon, carrot, beet, cranberry, blueberry, cherry, spinach, kale, acai berry, camu camu, goji berry, elderberry and dragon fruit (with a little turmeric thrown in). This convenient, recyclable bottle is a half day’s fruits and vegetables that goes anywhere you are and provides you with all of the missing nutrients your body craves and deserves.

-Provides 1/2 your day’s fruits & veggies.

-100% Organic and Non-GMO

-No Added Sugar & No Preservatives.

-Goes Anywhere

-Nutrient Dense & Antioxidant Rich

Women’s Multi

About:

-Whole-food based vitamins and minerals to help fill daily nutritional gaps

-Superfood whole-food and Herbal Blend further promotes maximum absorption

-Plant-based Digestive Enzyme Complex to support happy digestion

-Full B-Complex, including vitamin B12 to maintain daily energy levels

-Non-constipating iron to boost energy and help prevent anemia

Omega-3

About:

-Sustainably sourced wild-caught Omega-3s (2000mg) per serving

-Powerful 2:1 ratio of EPA (800mg) and DHA (400mg)

-Protects inflammation caused by the Standard American Diet (SAD)

-Cold-pressed and enteric coated — so no fish burps

-Supports a healthy heart, limber joints and a sharp mind

Use code Jes50 at checkout!

 

 

Tea Game on FLEEK: Teatulia Organic Neem + Tulsi + Black Tea Review

Teatulia Organic Tea

Overall Rating: 5-stars

About Teatulia:

“We are delighted to introduce our range of twenty organic Teatulia teas, each offering a unique flavor profile, with one or more that will satisfy every palate.

Our totally unique packaging communicates Teatulia’s sustainability message: compostable cannisters, labels made from post-consumer paper, water-based inks & dyes and biodegradable silken pyramids conveniently house our exquisite organic whole-leaf teas.

SINGLE-GARDEN DIRECT

All Teatulia Teas come directly to you from the first USDA-certified Organic tea garden in Bangladesh. No middleman, no long-term warehousing and no waiting around to be bulk-blended by a third-party trader. What does this mean to you? Fresh, delicious, single-garden purity.

MORE ORGANIC THAN ORGANIC

Teatulia’s mission is to sustain the land and the people while producing top-quality organic tea.

Established on virgin soil and grown following Masanobu Fukuoka’s “natural farming” method, Teatulia is the only tea garden in Bangladesh to be USDA certified organic and the only garden we know of that has approached tea cultivation this way.

At Teatulia we:

Do virtually no tilling, weeding, etc.

Develop the soil with cover crops and mulch

Utilize water bodies & herbal shade trees to restore the eco-balance to the area

Use only natural pest & weed controls

Nourish the land with bio-fertilizers

Protect wildlife

Process the tea in bio-gas plants

SUSTAINABLE

Yes, it’s Organic. But that’s just the beginning. Our approach to farming is truly revolutionary and very different from what any other tea-grower is doing (to our knowledge). In the Teatulia gardens, we have implemented “natural farming” practices espoused by the Japanese Master Masanobu Fukuoka, resulting in a closed-loop eco and social system. We use no pesticides, machinery or unnatural irrigation in the cultivation of our teas – we trust mother nature to establish the perfect balance. Consequently, eight years since its inception, our “virgin” garden, developed on fallow land, is now a thriving ecosystem teeming with once endangered Flora and Fauna.”

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My Experience:

You guys, I’m pretty hyped on tea right now. So, here’s another Teatulia experience I’d like to share with you. I’m thankful to be an ambassador for this brand (just a fancy way of saying–I genuinely love what they are doing and want more people to know about them).

Here’s what makes this teas different and why you would look to them to ramp up your health:

Neem:

Teeth + Gum Health + Overall Cleansing

Detoxing and cleansing are two words that we’ve all heard at some point. They are crucial to overall health because a clean body is a thriving body. A body that accrued a toxic build up will experience slacking performance across the board. This can manifest itself in poor sleep, low energy, issues with integumentary system (hair + skin + nails), moodiness and chronic illness. The upside is that if you regularly perform detoxifying + cleansing protocols (like drinking this tea), you can prevent a lot of that and calibrate your body to be a beaming conglomerate of bumping energy.

Tulsi:

Adaptogen (Helps body cope with stress)

Stressors surround us every. single. day. What we CAN control is how beefy we make our immune response + body’s resiliency in order to deal with this stress. Pretty cool that we can put things into our body that help diminish the negative effects of stress.

Black Tea

Brain Function + Memory

Commonly and anciently (sure, that’s a word), black tea is used as the base for brewing kombucha, a fermented + naturally effervescent tea that aids digestions and boasts probiotics and gut-healing benefits.

Black tea is neat because it ramps up + stimulates brain function and contains half the amount of caffeine than a cup of coffee. This makes it the perfect compliment to that morning cup of coffee (think: mid-day tea break!)

Drinking these teas makes me feel: Naturally energized + balanced + detoxified + clean inside + ready to perform + peppy. Yep. Gimme mo-of-that!

Their instagram account is my particular favorite; you can find them @teatuliateas!

Use the code runonorganic for 25% off your entire purchase at Teatulia.com

Connect with Run On Organic on Social Media!

Hey ROO readers!

There are a few platforms I use everyday to share on-the-go inspiration, workout photos, smoothies, for all who seek a healthy lifestyle. I post significantly more on there, as it’s far easier for me to hop on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook and generate a quick post to share with you all.

Let’s get connected! Here are the links to my social media channels:

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Miracle Powders Organic & Raw Maca & Chlorella Powder Review

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Miracle Powders

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

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Chlorella

About:

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: CHINA

A fresh water algae highly known for its energy-producing hits, detoxifying properties and boosting abilities – all due to high chlorophyll levels. This alga has been used since ancient times for people looking to boost their levels of protein, fibre, iron and potassium. Today it is used for the same reason and has become a popular source of boosting detoxifying effects – you can put this down to its natural minerals.

Benefits

– ‘Broken cell wall’ for optimal nutrition

– Contributes to healthy digestive functions

– Boosts radiant skin and healthy hair and nails.

– Contributes to normal cognitive function and psychological function

– Supports the heart and normal blood pressure

– One of the highest sources of chlorophyll and high in natural vitamin D

– Easily digestible protein

– Supports liver function – can help prevent hangovers if taken before consuming alcohol

How to take

We suggest adding 1-2 heaped teaspoons to your favourite juices and smoothies or even water- gradually increase to suit you. Perhaps add it to your morning orange juice.

Ingredients

100% Organic Chlorella Powder

Not made in a lab and not packed in a mechanical factory – individually hand packed with care…

Certified organic by the Soil Association. Why organic?

Suitable for vegetarian and vegan diets. Chlorella powder is also gluten free.

Storage instructions 

Please store in a cool dark dry place (away from direct sunlight) – pop it anywhere you would like – the kitchen cupboard, your coffee table, your car or even your work desk. We’ve made these resealable pouches lightweight and portable so being healthy isn’t difficult :.”

Maca

About:

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: PERU

Also known as ‘aphrodisiac of the Andes’ and a healthy caffeine substitute, Maca powder has become a hot topic of discussion in the realms of research of sexual and menopausal health. Used by native Indians in Peru dating back to 3800 B.C – today it is used for various reasons for men and women respectively. Women tend to use it for symptoms of PMS and menopause and men used it for enhancing their fertility and sexual function. However both men and women have found that it boosts libido and sex drive, increases energy and stamina. More recently Maca has been used by athletes looking for muscle hypertrophy and is a great healthy alternative to anabolic steroids. This is the one for energy and endurance.

Benefits

– Great source of zinc

– Contributes to normal fertility and reproduction

– Increases libido

– Contributes and supports healthy digestive functions

– Contributes and supports normal psychological and cognitive function

– Supports muscle function – strengthening the body and increases stamina

– Boosts energy and endurance

– Helps with PMS and menopausal symptoms

– Helps to level hormones

How to take

We suggest adding 1-2 heaped teaspoons to your favourite breakfast smoothies, natural yoghurts or try it in your baking. Gradually increase the amount to suit you. Interested in a recipe? Click here.

Ingredients

100% Organic Maca Powder

Not made in a lab and not packed in a mechanical factory – individually hand packed with care…

Certified organic by the Soil Association. Why organic?

Suitable for vegetarian and vegan diets. Organic Raw Maca Powder is also gluten free.

Storage instructions 

Please store in a cool dry place – pop it anywhere you would like – the kitchen cupboard, your coffee table, your car or even your work desk. We’ve made these resealable pouches lightweight and portable so being healthy isn’t difficult :).”

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My Thoughts:

Miracle Powders is one of a few brands I’ve encountered lately that are packaging raw & organic superfoods (I’m a superfood GEEK). It’s so exciting for me to see more emerging companies that believe in & are passionate about taking this route to healing, nourishing & balancing the body. I’m a huge proponent & advocate for superfoods. Yeah, the word “superfood” is thrown around quite a bit and not always accurately, but chlorella & maca are truly two power-packed foods, untampered, unadulterated, straight from nature. They are deserving of this title.

Both of these powders are easy to throw into a smoothie or shake & are a readymade source of energy-boosting nutrients, sans the synthetic junk that you’ll find in many store bought powders. These are simply the plant itself, dried and or/cold milled.

I value the maca for its ability to balance out the endocrine system (the motherboard for all hormones production in the body–which controls metabolism, sleep cycles, menstrual cycles in women, etc.) and chlorella for its phytonutrient-rifeness.

I’m thrilled about Miracle Powders and believe that merely all supplementation should be moving this direction: towards more potent plant-derived, whole food sources.

Raw. Organic. Superfoods. These three words and you’ve got me hooked. Kudos to Miracle Powders!

Four Sigma Foods: Medicinal Mushrooms Review

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Four Sigma Foods

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

About Four Sigma Foods:

“Our mission is to democratize mushrooms. We see immunological issues ‘along with hormonal and digestive problems’ as the key thing to solve in order to help people live healthier.

Four Sigma Foods was founded on a principle of making meaningful work. Even in the first sketches we made in October 2010, we split this dream into three actionable areas to do good:

  1. Producing innovative health food products. This is also the one that if done right brings food to our own table as well.
  2. Giving free natural health education. We want to spread to word on not only our own products, but also about the whole natural living lifestyle.
  3. Charitable actions. In the beginning we were not sure what this was, but we knew that we wanted to give back to the society also beyond our products and our education.”

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Instant Chaga

About:

Top 2 Benefits of Chaga

1. Boost the immune system
2. Fight against pathogens

Chaga mushroom
Chaga mushroom (Inonotus obliquus), the active ingredient of Instant Chaga, is a vital part of a “pathogen-proof” immune system. Chaga contains one of the nature’s highest amount of SOD (superoxide dismutase), the most potent antioxidant in the human body. The antioxidant count in the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) scale also goes through the roof. The antioxidants prevent oxidations from happening in the body and thus protects the DNA and keeps the body young. Studies have shown that chaga use is an effective way to fight against unwanted bacteria, viruses, and inflammation. Chaga has also been shown to have very strong anti-tumor properties.

What you get?
Each Instant Chaga sachet contains 1500 mg of strong wild-crafted Siberian chaga extract. Note that we don’t only powder the mushrooms, but process them properly to ensure the effectiveness. The mushrooms have been extracted in both hot water and alcohol for all the beneficial compounds to become bioavailable. The final extraction is standardised to contain 30% polysaccharide and 2% triterpene content. We then combine the spray dried extract powder with natural and pure herbs, eleuthero, mint and rose hip. The result is a synergistic, good tasting and one of its kind instant powder!

Ingredients
– Dual extracted Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) (50%, 30 g/box) (30% polysaccharides, 2% triterpenes)
– Eleuthero (Siberian Ginseng)
– Mint
– Rose hip

How to use
You can simply dissolve one Instant Chaga sachet in a cup of hot water. It makes anything from 1 dl (½ cup) to 1 liter (4 cups) of tasty drink, depending on the strength you are looking for. The effect stays the same when the powder is blended into a smoothie, mixed with food or even sprinkled straight into the mouth. Whichever way you make it, the more of the powder you get into your system the stronger the benefits.

Serving size of 1 sachet per day is definitely an effective dose already. You can then adjust the dose according to your needs and feelings, there is no risk of overdosing because the mushroom and all the herbs are tonics.”

Instant Shiitake

About:

“Top 2 Benefits of Shiitake
1. Nurture skin and beauty
2. Support liver

Shiitake mushroom
Shiitake mushroom, the active ingredient in Instant Shiitake, is a true beauty food. For thousands of years in Asia, shiitake has been used to heal the skin, support the liver, enliven the blood, and boost Qi (meaning ‘life force’). It is a great natural booster for detoxing. Schisandra berry has always been the number one beauty herb in Asia and dandelion further detoxifies the body to support clean and glowing skin. Natural vitamin C from rose hip multiplies the bioavailability of all the active components.

What you get?
Each Instant Shiitake sachet contains 1500 mg of strong shiitake extract. Note that we don’t only powder the mushrooms, but process them properly to ensure the effectiveness. The mushrooms have been extracted in both hot water and alcohol for all the beneficial compounds to become bioavailable. The final extraction is standardised to contain 30% polysaccharide content. We then combine the spray dried extract powder with natural and pure herbs, schisandra (900 mg), dandelion and rose hip. The result is a synergistic, good tasting and one of its kind instant powder!

Ingredients
– Dual extracted Shiitake (Lentinula edodes) (50%, 30 g/box) (30% polysaccharides)
– Schisandra berry (Schisandra chinensis)
– Dandelion
– Rose hip

How to use
You can simply dissolve one Instant Shiitake sachet in a cup of hot water. It makes anything from 1 dl (½ cup) to 1 liter (4 cups) of tasty drink, depending on the strength you are looking for. The effect stays the same when the powder is blended into a smoothie, mixed with food or even sprinkled straight into the mouth. Whichever way you make it, the more of the powder you get into your system the stronger the benefits.

Serving size of 1 sachet per day is definitely an effective dose already. You can then adjust the dose according to your needs and feelings, there is no risk of overdosing because the mushroom and all the herbs are tonics.”

Instant Cordyceps

About:

Top 2 Benefits of Cordyceps

1. Boost energy levels
2. Improve sexual performance

Cordyceps mushroom
Cordyceps mushroom (Ophiocordyceps sinensis), the active ingredient of Instant Cordyceps, has some exciting properties for anyone who desires to improve his/her performance. Many scientific studies have shown that cordyceps can increase one’s maximal oxygen intake (VO2 max) by up to 15%. Oxygen is the most important element for your body. By using cordyceps you will be more energetic and achieve exceptional performances in sports, at work, at home and not to mention in the bedroom!

What you get
Each Instant Cordyceps sachet contains 1500 mg of strong cordyceps extract. The fermented CS-4 strain mycelium has been extracted in both hot water and alcohol to ensure optimal effectiveness. The final extraction is standardised to contain 40% polysaccharide and 15% mannitol content. There are no caterpillars or other larvae being used in our cordyceps production, and it is suitable for vegans.

The rest 1500mg of the sachet consists of natural and pure herbs, ginseng, licorice root, mint, rose hip and stevia. The result is a synergistic, good tasting and one of its kind instant powder!

Ingredients
– Dual extracted Cordyceps (Ophiocordyceps sinensis) (50%, 30 g/box) (40% polysaccharides)
– Ginseng
– Licorice root
– Mint
– Rose hip
– Stevia (steviol glycosides)

How to use
You can simply dissolve one Instant Cordyceps sachet in a cup of hot water. It makes anything from 1 dl (½ cup) to 1 liter (4 cups) of tasty drink, depending on the strength you are looking for. The effect stays the same when the powder is blended into a smoothie, mixed with food or even sprinkled straight into the mouth. Whichever way you make it, the more of the powder you get into your system the stronger the benefits.

Serving size of 1 sachet per day is definitely an effective dose already. You can then adjust the dose according to your needs and feelings, there is no risk of overdosing because the mushroom and all the herbs are tonics.”

Instant Maitake

About:

“Top 2 Benefits of Maitake
1. Support weight-loss
2. Balance blood sugar levels

Maitake mushroom
Maitake mushroom (Grifola frondosa), the active ingredient of Instant Maitake, can be of great help for diabetics and in supporting weight loss. It is especially known for its capabilities to modulate blood sugar levels and to optimize the insulin production. Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum) is a sacred herb in Ayurveda and supports these effects. Ginger helps with bloating and natural vitamin C from rose hip increases the assimilation of all the goodies.

What you get?
Each Instant Maitake sachet contains 1500 mg of strong maitake extract. Note that we don’t only powder the mushrooms, but process them properly to ensure the effectiveness. The mushrooms have been extracted in both hot water and alcohol for all the beneficial compounds to become bioavailable. The final extraction is standardised to contain 30% polysaccharide content. We then combine the spray dried extract powder with natural and pure herbs, tulsi, ginger, rose hip and stevia. The result is a synergistic, good tasting and one of its kind instant powder!

Tulsi content per sachet is 900 mg and natural vitamin C amount from rose hip is 27 mg (45 % of the RDI).

Ingredients
– Dual extracted Maitake (Grifola frondosa) (50%, 30 g/box) (30% polysaccharides)
– Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum)
– Ginger
– Rose hip
– Stevia (steviol glycosides)

How to use
You can simply dissolve one Instant Maitake sachet in a cup of hot water. It makes anything from 1 dl (½ cup) to 1 liter (4 cups) of tasty drink, depending on the strength you are looking for. The effect stays the same when the powder is blended into a smoothie, mixed with food or even sprinkled straight into the mouth. Whichever way you make it, the more of the powder you get into your system the stronger the benefits.

Serving size of 1 sachet per day is definitely an effective dose already. You can then adjust the dose according to your needs and feelings, there is no risk of overdosing because the mushroom and all the herbs are tonics.”

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My Thoughts

I can give you a long list of things that I appreciate about Four Sigma Foods. I love their unique, passionate approach for creating products that harness the power of nature to heal the body. I love following them on social media and absorbing the helpful tidbits they have to offer.

So, I got four boxes of mushroom goodies to try (awesomeness). In each respective box, there are individuals serving packets. This packaging is particularly helpful for my when I commute to coach volleyball practice and need to bring a meal with me. I add a pack of this mushroom goodness (I alternate the 4 of them) to a blender bottle with my favorite protein, plant-based milk and seeds (chia, flax or hemp), and not only does it provide me with a healthy, convenient meal, but it equips me with the added healing benefits of mushrooms (digestive health, balancing hormones, energy boost, immune support, etc.) Adding these packets to my smoothie has been one of several healthy habits that is contributing to me feeling the healthiest I’ve ever felt. My energy is soaring, I sleep well and I’m able to work out hard during the day and play volleyball with my 12 year old team at night without being completely incapacitated. My diet plays a huge role in that.

I get excited by the fact that each of these four mushrooms blends ALSO contains a range of other healers like licorice root, mint, dandelion, etc. I know many of these to be powerful liver detoxifiers. Taste-wise, each of these blends tastes similar to me, likely because I do not consume them by themselves. They are earthy & robust–I love the unique flavor it adds.

These packets of tiny mushroom chunks, if you will, are gluten free, non-gmo, soy free, sugar free, vegan and all natural. That’s pretty good. I would love to see that they are organic and raw. What Four Sigma Foods is doing here is big, but I believe they could make it bigger. I wouldn’t need to see an organic certification to feel better about the products, just to know that the mushrooms are grown without pesticides and harsh chemicals. I also believe (just like other plants), mushrooms are mostly beneficial when consumed raw; as the nutrient profile has not been compromised after contact with heat.

I’m happy that I got to try Four Sigma Foods and