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Honest Fizz Organic, Zero Calorie Soda Giveaway!

Honest Tea

About Honest Fizz:

“Honest Fizz features a tasty blend of two sweeteners – stevia and erythritol. Stevia, a plant originally from South America, has been used as a sugar substitute for hundreds of years. We blend it with erythritol (a sugar alcohol) for the perfect one-two punch of zero-calorie deliciousness.”

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My Thoughts:

I see these drinks as a much healthier swap for traditional soda that is loaded with sugar and artificial ingredients. The soda habit is the first bad habit that I would encourage anyone to kick (traditional soda–that is!). One of these Honest Fizz drinks every day will help satisfy your craving for something bubbly without ramping up your body’s acidity & size of your waistline.

Honest Tea wants to give TWO of you a case of Honest Fizz!

To Enter:

-Simply comment below and tell me why these drinks appeal to you!

I will e-mail the winners by 4/22!

 

Rejeneril Canine Supplement Giveaway!

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Rejeneril

Overall Rating: 3 Stars

About My Ultimate Pet’s Rejeneril:

“At Ultimate Pet we’re extreme lovers of all fur-kids of the world and as such we are beyond passionate about providing them with the highest quality dietary supplement for pets ever created. Rejeneril will be the best investment you will ever make for your pets health—GUARANTEED!

Rejeneril FP® is a patented veterinarian recommended, scientifically-validated pet supplement that brings a multitude of benefits to your pet’s health, including:

▪   Improving health and longevity

▪   Helping build a strong immune system

▪   Setting the foundation for a disease-free life

▪   Reducing the pain of arthritis and joint pain

▪   Help extend your pet’s life

▪   And many more!

Rejeneril FP® is a proprietary & veterinarian-recommended antioxidant formula that acts as a cellular regenerator to help your dog, cat, horse – or any pet for that matter – recover quicker, and allow for a healthier life on a daily basis. Studies and clinical use have proven that Rejeneril FP® is highly effective, fast acting, completely safe, and non-toxic.

Rejeneril’s Ingredients

Rejeneril is a patented, proprietary blend that contains Alpha Lipoid Acid, Palladium, , N-acetyl cysteine, Formyl methionine, Ruthenium, Rhodium, water, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin B1 as thiamine Hydrochloride, B12 as Cyanocobalamin, Riboflavin complex and Molybdenum.

Rejeneril is completely safe and non-toxic as a supplement for your pets. In safety studies, clinical rats were given 900 times the recommended dose of Rejeneril and all the rats survived.”

My Thoughts:

It’s no secret that I am a huge proponent of feeding our Labrador-mix Kona a healthy diet, similar in many ways to how I feed myself. I believe that you can’t expect your dog to be active, spry and healthy without proper nutrition. The phrase “she’s just a dog” never gets uttered in my house. I treat her like a living, breathing being that deserves high quality nourishment.

That said, a supplement like Rejeneril certainly peaked my interest in that it caters to filling in the nutritional gaps and offering a means for a pup to get a boosted cell-turnover rate and a shorter recovery time.

My skepticism and concern lies in the fact that the ingredients appear to be isolated compounds with funky names. Thought they may all be “non-toxic” and “safe.” I’m looking for way better than that. I want our Kona to THRIVE, not just survive. I believe that whole food based supplements are the best call when supplementing a diet. Nature has it figured out–there are so many readymade healers that can help a canine achieve optimum health, and I believe the most in using those. That route feels right to me and it makes sense in my mind.

I acknowledge the fact that I am a bit of a snob in regards to supplements–I’ve experienced the best, raw, organic supplements and I hold everything else I try to those standards.

Backing up a bit, I’ll say that I appreciate the fact that this supplement is non-toxic. I just find myself growing weary of how the ingredient list reads. I am wanting to see plant-based sources on here that are not isolates.

My Ultimate Pet would like to get a bottle into your hands & find out what you think, as well!

To enter this giveaway:

-“Like” Run On Organic on Facebook

-“Like” My Ulimate Pet on Facebook

-Comment and tell me why you love your four-legged companion!

Use code to get 15% off of your order of Rejeneril!

 

Clif Bar Variety Pack Giveaway!

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Clif Bar

I’m so thankful to have forged this working relationship with Clif Bar, in which they keep me in the loop with new products to try. Their generosity exceeds just me, as they want to send TWO of you a bundle of goodies like the pictured stash above!

Here’s what I like about the bars:

  • Certified organic (except the big Clif Bars & Kid’s Protein Z Bars, which are mostly organic)
  • Gluten free
  • They taste good!
  • The ingredients are all plant based and recognizable
  • I can find them at most of my local grocery stores

Electrolyte Packets

  • 90% organic

Protein Packets

  • 70% organic

Here’s what I’d improve:

  • More organic AND raw ingredients
  • Lower sugar content

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Giveaway!

To enter this giveaway:

  1. Like Run On Organic on Facebook
  2. Follow Run On Organic on Twitter
  3. Follow Run On Organic on Instagram
  4. Let me know you did so!

Two winners will be chosen and notified via e-mail on 2/17! Good Luck!!

 

 

Garden of Life: Organic, Whole Food, Kind Vitamins Giveaway!

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Garden of Life

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

I’ve been very fortunate to try and review many Garden of Life products. These products are made in West Palm Beach, FL–the same city that I was born in. I’ve always enjoyed the quality of the products they make; I also feel great about supporting a south Florida business. You can read my prior reviews here:

http://runonorganic.com/2014/03/13/garden-of-life-wild-rose-detox-raw-fit-review/

http://runonorganic.com/2013/10/29/garden-of-life-organic-supplement-review-new-products/

http://runonorganic.com/2013/10/15/garden-of-life-organic-supplements-giveaway/

http://runonorganic.com/2013/07/28/garden-of-life-supplements-organic-non-gmo-raw-vegan-dairy-free-gluten-free-soy-free/

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My Thoughts on Kind Vitamins:

Garden of Life’s newest product line, Kind Vitamins, has been a very exciting thing for me. I do not just taken any ol’ supplement. I believe that you should take organic, whole food based supplements whenever possible. If they’re not organic and readily digestible by your body, you may be wasting your time and your money.

Luckily, Garden of Life’s Kind vitamins are certified organic and are made of whole food components. They are the highest quality vitamins that I have ever seen on the market. I have been taking them for about a month now and have felt energetic, spry and revitalized. Everything in regards to your health is better when you have adequate levels of nutrients in your body.

If you are going to invest in supplements, invest in these. Better yet, comment below and you will give yourself a chance to win them for yourself! Garden of Life describes them as the “First Whole Food Multivitamin.”

To Enter:

-Leave a comment below sharing why you look forward to trying these vitamins!

That’s it! Good luck! I will e-mail the winner this Friday (10/17)!

NuNaturals Review & Giveaway

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Nu Naturals

Overall Rating: 4 Stars

About Nu Naturals:

“Thank you for taking the time to get to know us better. We have over 24 years of experience providing nutritional supplements. NuNaturals uses only the highest quality herbs and nutrients to make our products. We belong to the National Nutritional Foods Association (NNFA).

Look around our site and see what we have to offer. You’ll find full descriptions of all of our products and their respective prices. We also have links that will take you to other web sites. They have important information about nutritional products and our industry. Enjoy our site and if you have any questions or comments, please contact us. We would love to hear from you.

We take lot of pride in supporting sustainable “Green” business practices. You may have noticed many of our shipping containers utilize so called “Packing Peanuts”, however several years ago we converted to a more environmentally conscious packing material using a VEGTABLE STARCH product that completely dissolves in water.

If you are having trouble finding our products you can now order direct from us online. While our products are sold in over 9,000 stores in the United States, we realize that there is only so much shelf space available and not all our products get on the shelf. If your favorite product is not available in your stores and would like the convenience of having it there when you want it, ask your store to stock it. If this is not possible, we are here to serve you 24 hours a day!”

Powdered Stevia (Packets & Bottle Form)

About:

“White Stevia™ Extract Powder contains the flowing agent maltodextrin, a food grade carbohydrate derived from grain. Tasteless, maltodextrin is the perfect medium to use with the extract, making it easier to measure. This form is perfect for sprinkling on cereal, yogurt as well as mixing in beverages. One quarter to three quarters of a teaspoon is the recommended serving.

White Stevia Powder contains 60% more Stevia extract than most other brands on the market. The cost to get the same sweet taste of other brands can be up to 2 1/2 times more expensive compared to NuNaturals. NuNaturals White Stevia Powder will save you money.”

Liquid Stevia (Various Flavors)

About:

“NuNaturals has developed this easy to use liquid that allows the most accurate measurement of Stevia Extract. This liquid is so concentrated, that only 5-10 drops are needed.

Our Pure Liquid Clear NuStevia Extract contains 200 mg per ml and is in a base of vegetable glycerine and 20% pure grain alcohol. Clear Stevia comes in a 2 oz bottle. Great for teas and other beverages.”

Reb99 Stevia

About:

“NuStevia Reb99™ is a pure extract of the Stevia plant. 99.8% of Rebaudioside-A(Reb-A) is extracted. Reb99™ is a very high grade Stevia extract. NuStevia Reb99 has a very clean taste profile with no unpleasant aftertaste as other Reb-A extracts can have. This is a powder extract. This form is excellent for mixing up large batches of beverages or for recipes. It is our most economical form of Stevia to use.

This product is packaged in a 1 oz plastic bag. There are 810 servings. A serving size is 1/64 of a teaspoon which tastes as sweet as 1 teaspoon of sugar. 3/4 teaspoon equals 1 cups of sugar in terms of sweetness.

NuNaturals Pure NuStevia Extract contains absolutely no calories or carbohydrates. NuStevia Reb99 should have no effect on blood sugar levels for most individuals.”

Powdered Tagatose

About:

“PreSweet Tagatose is safe for diabetics because it will not raise blood sugar levels. It is also being studied for other health benefits.

One of the health benefits of PreSweet is that it is a prebiotic ingredient. Prebiotics feed probotic bacteria like acidopholis found in yogurt. Prebiotics help the good bacteria in the digestive system multiply. This improves the overall health of the digestive system and may improve the general health of the body.

PreSweet Tagatose is a naturally-occurring sweetener found in milk, fruits and vegetables. It is 92% as sweet as sugar. PreSweet is a low calorie (6 calories/serving), low GI (3 on the glycemic index), and low in carbohydrates (especially considering that many of the carbohydrates are not digested).

PreSweet is anti-hyperglycemic and great for those on weight loss programs because it will satsify your sweet tooth without adding the calories that sugar will.

Unlike sugar alcohols like Xylitol and Erythritol, PreSweet Tagatose browns like sugar. Because it brown quicker and darker than sugar, you might consider blending it with other sweeteners in cakes and cookies or reduce baking time.

While Xylitol has a unique cooling taste and Erythritol has a distinctive taste, Tagatose as a very clean, neutral taste like sugar.”

Oat Fiber

About:

“NuGrain™ Oat Fiber is naturally produced from food-grade oat hulls through a proprietary process. This is a chemical-free process, turning organic hulls into various organic fibers. Oat fiber has many uses in baked goods, adding to smoothies, porridge, and other recipes where you want to boost the fiber content of the foods your eat.

Substitute 3 tablespoons NuGrains™ Oat Fiber for every 8 servings per recipe. For example if recipe yields 24 cookies and serving size is 3 cookies, then substitute 3 tablespoons for flour in your recipe.”

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My Thoughts:

I was initially impressed at the wide range of products that Nu Naturals provides. I am a fan of using stevia as a sweetener, versus always using sugar, honey or agave. It’s essentially a zero calorie sweetener that is naturally derived from the stevia plant, so it’s great to use in moderation if you are looking to stay fit & lean. As with any other food, you can overdo stevia. I don’t recommend using this all day, every day. Balance is key.

Nu Naturals products are Non-GMO, but they are not certified organic. However, I’ve been filled in on the story behind this:

“We absolutely use no pesticides or any chemicals & test our products to be assured of this. We just do not go to the huge expense of organic certification.”

I find this to be the case for some brands. Gaining an organic certification is very drawn own, expensive process. Thus, many companies do not see this certification as something they wish to attain.

I have enjoyed have stevia in various forms and flavors to use in my daily treats & drinks. My favorite ways to use these Nu Naturals products have been:

-Adding the liquid peppermint stevia to peppermint leaf tea.

-Adding the powdered stevia to baked goods (organic & gluten free muffins, cakes, cookies, etc.)

-Experimenting with using tagatose in baked goods.

-Adding the liquid vanilla stevia to my vanilla protein shakes.

-Making an “oat fiber cleanse” drink with the oat fiber. I simply add a tablespoon of the oat fiber to a large glass of water. It helps me get a good dose of fiber and also helps curb my appetite.

Nu Naturals products are an above average route to go to when looking for healthy sweeteners and baking aids. I would stand behind this brand more firmly if I knew that they used organic practices in growing their stevia, oats, etc.

Nu Naturals would like FOUR of you to try some of these products as well! To enter, simply comment below and fill me in on what sweeteners you typically reach for and why.

Here are the products you will win (along with one bonus product!):

NuStevia 50 Packets Top Angle NuStevia Cocoa Syrup NuStevia NoCarbs Spice Jar w Cap Vanilla Stevia Alcohol Free 2 oz  Liquid

Also, you can receive DISCOUNTS on all orders placed on their website :  www.nunaturals.com. When you get to our checkout page, enter the DISCOUNT CODE ;  BLG1214  and you will receive – 15% DISCOUNT on their ENTIRE ORDER. This discount remains EFFECTIVE UNTIL  DECEMBER 31, 2014. Online ordering customers may also receive FREE SHIPPING to the CONTINENTAL U.S. on all orders exceeding $35.00 after discounts.

Head on over to Nu Natural’s Facebook page a “like” them to show your support and get their posts on your news feed.

This giveaway will conclude on Wednesday, July 2nd, on which I will notify the winners via e-mail. Thanks for participating!