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My Protein & My Vitamins Review

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My Protein & My Vitamins

Overall Rating: 2 Stars

About My Protein: Impact D Whey

“What is Impact Diet Whey?

Impact Diet Whey is a great tasting supplement which contains a unique blend of Whey Protein and Milk Protein Concentrate combined with a low carbohydrate content sourced from low GI (Glycaemic Index) carbohydrates. Impact Diet Whey also has a number of added ingredients including Green Tea Extract, Acetyl-L-Carnitine and Essential Fatty Acids.

Impact Diet Whey Benefits

Impact Diet Whey has a high protein content that will contribute to the growth and maintenance of lean mass. The added Instant Oats are a healthy source of low GI (glycemic index) carbohydrates providing a sustained energy release which help to maintain normal blood sugar levels. The beta-glucans from the oats will contribute to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels and to the reduction of the blood glucose rise after it is consumed.

Ingredients:

Protein Blend (Whey Protein Concentrate*, Milk Protein Concentrate*), Ground Oats, Cocoa Powder (chocolate and cookies & cream flavours only), Whole Psyllium Husks, Flaxseed Powder, Flavouring (flavoured options only), Glutamine, Malt Extract (latte flavour only), Colouring (Beetroot Red [strawberry flavour only], (Curcumin) [Banana flavour only]), Acetyl L Carnitine, Green Tea Extract, Emulsifier (Soy Lecithin), Sweetener (Sucralose®), Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid). *From Milk.”

About My Vitamins: True Woman Thermo

“True Woman Thermo is a unique and powerful blend of nutrients combined in one premium supplement to help you achieve your weight management goals.

The cutting-edge blend of ingredients brings together some of the most widely researched body shape ingredients such as Chromium, Caffeine and Green Tea Extract. True Woman Thermo uniquely combines different styles of weight management ingredients to include thermogenic, energy producing and fat mobilising concepts.

Taken around exercise, True Woman Thermo can help you achieve your body shape goals through a unique and convenient formula.

Each 3 capsule serving provides:

Green Tea Extract (95% Polyphenols): 356.25mg
Thermogenic Blend (Caffeine, Raspberry Ketones, Cayenne Powder) : 300mg
Black Pepper Extract: 5mg
L Tyrosine: 200mg
L Theanine: 125mg
Vitamin B6: 5mg (357% RDA*)
Vitamin B12: 21mcg (840% RDA*)
Chromium: 120mcg (300% RDA*)

*Recommended Daily Allowance

Ingredients:

Green Tea Extract, Bulking Agent (Microcrystalline Cellulose), Capsule (Gelatin), L-Tyrosine, Caffeine, L Theanine, Raspberry Ketones, Cayenne Powder, Anti Caking Agents (Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide), Vitamin B6, Black Pepper Extract, Chromium Picolinate, Vitamin B12.”

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My Thoughts:

Here’s my overarching thought about these vitamins and this protein: I feel like they will help you become skinnier, but not healthier. Unfortunately, I think many people go for this.

Believe me, I love the idea of superfood concoctions that naturally aid weight loss. However, these products have no organic ingredients and contain bulking & anti-caking agents. Ick–no thank you.

The protein powder tastes good (if that’s of the utmost importance to you) and the vitamins go down easily and don’t leave a bad taste behind.

If these ingredients lists looked cleaner, I’d be all-about these products because they are convenient and the protein powder has a dessert-like taste to it. Unfortunately, I’ve tried many protein powders and discovered many natural metabolism boosters that are completely organic, making these two products fall far behind.

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Buddha’s Herbs Supplements & Tea Review

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Buddha’s Herbs & Supplements

Overall Rating: 3 Stars

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Natural Slim Herbal Tea

Buddha’s Herbs Description:

“Buddha’s Herbs Premium Herbal Tea for Weight loss presents a natural, safe and healthy way to burn fat. The Proprietary Blend combines four of the most effective, potent and well documented herbs to help you loose weight. Researchers say the results indicate that substances found in green tea known as catechins trigger weight loss by stimulating the body to burn calories and decreasing body fat. These substances have also been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. However this product is not meant to cure, treat or prevent any related conditions and all information is presented for educational purposes only. Rosemary has been used for centuries as a spice and medicinal plant; it has been approved in Germany for digestive disorders. Rosemary has the ability to inhibit lipase activity. Lipase is an enzyme that the body uses to break down fats. Rosemary consumption may make you feel fuller by delaying the digestion of fats. Oregano is among the highest in antioxidants of the dried herbs and is a great antiseptic. Lemons contain the highest level of citric acid of all fruits. The citric acid reacts with other acids and enzymes in your digestive system to promote healthy digestion and weight loss. As with all weight loss products, this refreshing and aromatic tea should also be used along with healthy diet and regular exercise.

  • Helps Loose Weight naturally and safely with Super Antioxidant Support
  • Formulated by Master Blenders of Europe and contains blend of four highly effective and safe herbs including Green Tea, Rosemary Leaves, Oregano Herb and Lemon Peels
  • Each Box contains 22 double Chamber Tea Bags packed in ecologically friendly filter bags
  • Contains no Artificial Flavors, Ingredients or Preservatives
  • Prepared and Packaged at GMP Certified Facility.”

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My Description & Thoughts:

I am a big advocate of making daily “elixirs” that boost health in various regards. Making this tea fits right into that daily routine. The tea itself tastes nice, light, and herbaceous. I sweeten with organic stevia, though I imagine any organic sweetener would taste good, too.

The fact that the herbs this tea is comprised of help in weight loss is, of course, great because I believe we all want to maximize our daily health. I wouldn’t feel good about that “effect” of the tea if it was done with artificial ingredients. Because Buddha’s herbs takes the plant-based route, I am a fan of the idea behind this tea.

My scrutiny is that the ingredients in this specific tea are not organic. While they are derived from plants and said to be processed in trusted facilities, I aways strive for organic ingredients, always.

I would recommend this product to someone who already drinks tea and is looking to shed a few pounds the healthy way. This tea is above average, however, I do not see myself buying more of this particular tea again because I would seek a tea with all organic herbs.

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Green Tea with Herbs

Buddha’s Herbs Description:

“Buddha’s Herbs Premium blend of Green Tea with Herbs is purposefully formulated to wash away fatigue, enhance vitality and supply antioxidants. Green Tea ingredients provide super antioxidant support. Chamomile Flowers imparts comfort and relaxation and also relieve minor stomach discomfort. Thyme is a powerful herbal antiseptic and supports upper respiratory system. This unique formulation is unbelievably refreshing and is prepared from 100 percent natural ingredients. It contains no artificial colors, preservatives etc. Teas are packed in ecologically friendly filter bags with no glue or metal used. Airtight envelopes help retain the natural flavor and aroma of the herbs. So sit back and enjoy a cup of Buddha’s Herbs Green Tea with Herbs for a refreshing treat or an after-meal delight. We believe our humble contribution will make the society become healthier and wealthier in body and soul

  • Contains Green Tea 60 %, Organic Chamomile Flowers 16%, Organic Thyme Herbs 16 %, Organic Peppermint Leaves 16 %
  • Purposefully Formulated to wash away Fatigue, enhance Vitality and supply Antioxidants
  • Twin Pack provides 40 Double Filter Tea Bags sealed in Airtight Envelopes to Preserve Freshness and Aroma
  • Ecologically Friendly Tea Bags with no Glue or Metal used
  • 100 Percent Natural with no Artificial Color, Flavors or Preservatives.”

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My Description & Thoughts:

This tea is a great blend, especially being made up of organic herbs. Taste-wise, I especially love the zip of peppermint, it makes the tea minty & refreshing.

I have been steeping a bag of this tea along with a bag of the Buddha’s Herbs Slim Herbal tea and together they taste great. To sweeten, I love adding organic stevia.

I find that having a product like this around can help tide you over in between meals or when you’re hoping to curb your appetite. Of course, it also provides the health benefits of the herbs it’s made of.

I recommend this organic tea to an avid tea drinker or health seeker. This blend is certainly above average, it would rate the highest with me if the green tea was organic like the other herbs in it. I do not believe I would purchase more of this blend simply because I normally reach for coffee over tea.

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Vitamin D3

Buddha’s Herbs Description:

“Vitamin D is one of the most important vitamins required by the body. There are many reasons to make sure you are getting sufficient Vitamin D which include improved bone health, support for cardiovascular system and may be reduced risk of catching asthma related allergies. However consumers should keep in mind that this particular supplement is not meant to prevent, cure or treat any disease or body condition. Buddha’s Herbs Vitamin D3 1000 IU tablets are made of Vitamin D3, the body’s preferred form of Vitamin D. Buddha’s Herbs Vitamin D3 1000 IU tablet is perfect for the healthy adult looking for a supplement to meet the commonly recommended daily Vitamin D dosage. The product is manufactured under strict GMP guidelines and is tested regularly at an Independent laboratory for efficacy, purity and disintegration. COA is available on request and one of the very few Vitamin D 3 supplement purified for Lead. For best results take Vitamin D Supplement with your biggest meal of the day as this can increase absorption by as much as 50 %.

  • Supports Teeth, Bone, Immune and also Heart Health
  • Vitamin D3 is more effective for maintaining adequate levels of Vitamin D in the body
  • Formulated for Easy Absorption with no Artificial Color, Flavor, Ingredients and is GMO Free (Expiry : August 2015)
  • Tested for Efficacy, Purity ( Lead Free- less than 0.1 ppm) and Disintegration and COA Verified by Independent Testing
  • Manufactured at a GMP Certified Facility by American Natural Products Association

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Vitamin A

Buddha’s Herbs Description:

“Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin necessary to maintain good vision and skin. It is directly involved in photo-chemical reactions in your retina. It is vital to the growth and maintenance of epithelial tissue and red blood cell production and is essential for proper immune function. Vitamin A deficiency can occur when there is liver disease, malabsorption or severe malnutrition. Increased Vitamin A in the diet has been associated with reduced risk of cataracts. Buddha’s Herbs Vitamin A 8000 IU is manufactured under strict GMP guidelines and is Independently tested for efficacy, purity and proper disintegration. It is purified for Lead and provides Best overall value among similar products in the market.

  • Necessary to maintain Good Vision and Skin
  • Only Vitamin A Supplement purified for lead and Tested Independently for Heavy Metals
  • Each Softgel Delivers 8000 IU of Vitamin A with no Artificial Colors, Flavors or Preservatives
  • Independently Tested for Efficacy, Purity and Disintegration and COA Verified
  • Manufactured at Facility Certified GMP by American Natural Products Association.”

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Mega Omega-3

Buddha’s Herbs Description:

“Buddha’s Herbs Mega Omega-3 is a great way to maintain healthy levels of omega-3s (EPA+DHA), two Omega-3, fatty acids essential for heart and cardiovascular health. Each Softgel delivers 400 mg EPA and 300 mg DHA, thus surpassing the international daily recommended intake of 500 mg EPA+DHA, supporting cardiovascular, cognitive, ocular, immune, and nervous system health. And, like Buddha’s Herbs other products, Mega Omega-3 surpasses all international quality standards. Buddha’s Herbs Fish Oil is molecularly distilled and is regularly tested for freshness, efficacy and purity by a FDA registered Independent Laboratory. It has TOTOX Value between 6 and 9 and ANISDINE Value below 2. The product is manufactured under strict GMP guidelines to ensure quality. And to top it all, it offers the Best Price for Omega 3 among all the competing products in the market.

  • Highly concentrated and Purified Fish Oil with each Softgel delivering 400 mg EPA and 300 mg DHA
  • Supports Cardiovascular, Cognitive, Ocular, Immune, and Nervous System Health
  • Certificate of Analysis Independently Verified with TOTOX Value between 6 and 9
  • Manufactured at GMP Certified Facility and Purified for Heavy Metals, PCB’s and Dioxins
  • Provides Best Overall Value for Quantity of Omega 3 per Softgel.”

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My Description & Thoughts on Vitamin A, Vitamin D3, & Mega-Omega 3:

I don’t have a major interest, nor do I normally seek out each of these vitamins/supplements regularly. I was more interested in trying Buddha’s herbs products and these three appealed to me simply because of the prior knowledge I had about them, being that:

-Vitamin A for eye health

-Vitamin D for heart health

-Omega 3 for overall health

The standards I hold for the supplements I put into my body are especially high. This is the case because, to me, these supplements are supposed to be pure boosts to our health. If they are not pure and high quality, then how are you boosting your health?

Buddha’s Herbs appears to have above average standards for their supplements. A lot of their ingredients are not organic and some are. All in all,  these products are a great choice for someone looking to improve upon their current drug-store bought supplements without spending much more.

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