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Gut Health and Surviving Covid-19: Is There a Connection?

Gut Health and Surviving Covid-19: Is There a Connection?

A few days ago, we came across several articles on the connection to gut health and Covid-19 from Reuters, American Society for Microbiology, Yahoo News, etc, essentially saying the number of good bacteria living in your gut may help the severity of Covid-19 symptoms and recovery. Basically, good bacteria benefits our immune system, which as we all know, a strong immune system is key to battling deadly viruses. The reports also state that poor gut health is increasing the severity of Covid-19. Because of this, we started looking into gut detoxification, probiotics, GI Tract support, and of course, more ways to boost our immune system and make sure our gut has good bacteria. Luckily, there are multiple probiotic health and wellness products, supplements, and foods that aid in exactly what we’re looking for – building up our gut health.

Gut Health and Surviving Covid-19: Is There a Connection?

In case you didn’t know, the word probiotic literally means “for life.” As in, it is necessary for life. We’re going beyond the typical yogurts and kefirs; we’re highlighting supplements and other foods that provide the probiotics our bodies need to help win the battle against this deadly pandemic. Thanks to these probiotic-rich products from Tokyo-based brand SHINYALab, Routine, YouTheory, Shrewd Food, and Fond, we’re making sure our gut health is at the optimum level.

SHINYALab Intestinal Youth and Vital Enzymes Supplements

SHINYALab Intestinal Youth and Vital Enzymes Supplements

Intestinal Youth, $39.99, is a Saisei Blend of “sticky” ingredients (seaweed, lotus root, and okra) that brings the best of Nippon Wisdom to your body. Developed by SHINYALab’s in-house Ph.D., these “sticky ingredients” help support rejuvenation and graceful aging of the GI tract. They contain large amounts of mucopolysaccharides, a biologically active substance that supports wound healing, tissue regeneration, and provides a protective barrier over an inflamed digestive tract.

Vital Enzymes, $49.99 is a unique supplement that includes fermented ancient Japanese grains, seeds, and flora manufactured using low-temperature technology. It contains Koji, an abundant beta-glucan that stimulates immunity through macrophages and glycosylceramide. It has improving effects on the skin and intestinal microbial flora.

We’ve added the above Japanese supplements to our daily vitamin and supplements intake. It’s just over a week and we look forward to the wonderful health benefits and results.

Routine Probiotics for Her

Gut Health and Surviving Covid-19: Is There a Connection?

Routine Probiotics for Her, $39.95, is a complete prebiotic-probiotic supplement. It boasts 24 billion CFU per capsule, curated with 5 premium strains, and delivers with minimal eco-impact. Motivated to design a simpler, streamlined, scientifically-backed supplement, Routine is rooted in 5 core principles—science, ingredients with integrity, transparency, community, and sustainability. It’s about building a foundation for whole-body health—living better, feeling better, and nourishing a healthier, more vibrant you. Adding Routine to your every day is one of the easiest, fastest ways to nourish your body. The daily women’s probiotic was carefully curated with 5 USA-sourced strains that have been scientifically proven to improve gut health, boost immunity, balance vaginal health, promote healthy weight, and relieve stress and anxiety.

YouTheory Spore Probiotic Capsules

Gut Health and Surviving Covid-19: Is There a Connection?

Youtheory Spore Probiotic capsules, $27.99, are uniquely designed to survive and thrive. The word “spore” means seed. Like a seed, each spore probiotic is covered by a naturally protective shell that safeguards it until it reaches the intestinal tract. Spore technology is simply a better way to replenish the body’s microflora – offering multiple advantages over traditional probiotic preparations. Unlike other probiotic strains, spore probiotics do not require big doses to stimulate a large biological response in the body. Unlike milk and lactose-based probiotics, they also do not require refrigeration, resist stomach acid breakdown, effectively colonize the human GI tract, and secretes L-lactic acid, which is favorable for health.

Shrewd Food Protein Cookies

Gut Health and Surviving Covid-19: Is There a Connection?

We know what you’re thinking, can cookies benefit gut health? Yes, these do! Made with 7 different fruits and vegetables, the Shrewd Food Protein Cookies, $14.99/variety pk, are delicious AND good for you. Each serving contains 8g of protein, probiotics (1 Billion CFU), prebiotics for digestive health, and of course, those tasty fruits and veggies mentioned earlier. Each bag of cookies contains only 200 calories; this allows you to treat yourself to the protein snacks you love without spoiling your diet. They are peanut and tree-nut-free, have no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. Available in Oat & Chip and Oat & Berry, Shrewd Food is honestly the smartest way to snack your way to good gut health.

FOND Bone Broth

FOND Bone Broth

Although we haven’t tried it yet, FOND Bone Broth, $8.99/14oz jar, is another excellent foodie option to add probiotics to your day. You won’t find any preservatives in this broth, just all-natural goodness. It’s brewed like beer and infused similar to tea, creating a flavorful tonic while banning blandness in the process. Its unique flavor combinations make it unlike any other broth on the market. More importantly, it boasts a long list of health benefits. This includes gut health, anti-inflammatory properties, skincare restoration, weight maintenance, and more.

We want to know, are you doing anything to assure the health of your gut? Will you look into how good bacteria and gut health can help you beat Covid-19? Let us know in the comments.

Outdoor Winter Dining: What You Need to Know to Stay Safe

Outdoor Winter Dining: What You Need to Know to Stay Safe

It’s clear that Americans have had to make incredible sacrifices during the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, we’ve had to adjust to working from home, seeing our friends through a screen, and even canceling major life events. Weddings and graduations have been postponed, while nine out of 10 funeral services held today have loved ones who are unable to attend.

That said, the pandemic has forced us to get creative. Necessity is, indeed, the mother of invention — and despite the risks, many are determined to soldier on (albeit in new ways). That’s especially true for the restaurant industry, which was arguably one of the hardest-hit sectors during this health crisis. Things may not be back to normal yet, but we’ve found plenty of ways to support our favorite eateries — and experience something slightly resembling normalcy, in some cases.

Outdoor Winter Dining: What You Need to Know to Stay Safe

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Is Winter Outdoor Dining Safe?

One of the main questions being asked is whether winter outdoor dining is actually safe. Not only are the temperatures rather frigid in many parts of the country, but temporary structures are being erected by many restaurants in order to accommodate customers. The problem is that many of these structures don’t seem much safer than indoor dining when it comes right down to it.

There’s a lot of variation when it comes to outdoor dining structures. Some restaurants are using igloos or yurts, while others have enclosed areas on two or three sides. It’s a bit of a mystery as to whether or not any of these structures have proper airflow, which could be a problem if you’re dining with someone outside your immediate household. It’s also up to the municipality to set rules pertaining to outdoor dining capacity — but there’s no guarantee whether or not the restaurant will comply.

When an environmental engineering professor was interviewed by Vice News, it was revealed that an enclosure with multiple walls or sides can’t technically be categorized as outdoor dining from a safety standpoint. It’s also important to note that there are no totally safe indoor environments, even with good ventilation and air purification. Some restaurants are forgoing the six-feet rule with outdoor dining, as walls or tents provide a false sense of security and separation. And because customers don’t wear masks during meals, dining outdoors might be a lot riskier than you’d think. Of course, weather conditions can also make outdoor dining less safe. Snow, freezing temperatures, and even heat lamps could pose dangers to diners.

COVID-19 is certainly a huge concern for most Americans, given the number of rising cases across the country. Although anywhere from 8,000 to 18,000 U.S. residents are hospitalized with Legionnaires’ disease every year, more than 27.8 million cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the last year with approximately 488,000 fatalities. While this isn’t deterring Americans from eating outdoors (or inside, in many cases), many experts agree that it’s nearly impossible to know whether an outdoor dining setup has good ventilation — and you might not know until you arrive how a given restaurant is adhering to health guidelines. Although virtually no situation is without risk, it’s worth asking yourself whether it’s really worth it in this case.

Outdoor Winter Dining: What You Need to Know to Stay Safe

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What Should You Wear When Dining Outdoors This Winter?

If you live in a warmer state, you might not have to bundle up for outdoor dining. But in many areas, cold temperatures and inclement weather can make eating outside a lot less comfortable. And while some eateries will attempt to use technology to fight some of those effects, it’s never going to be as pleasant as indoor dining would be.

So how can you stay cozy? Dressing in layers is key. Instead of wearing breathable fabrics like cotton, opt for wool or synthetic fiber for your base layers. You should probably wear a thick, long puffer coat, thick socks, insulated boots, a scarf, leather gloves, and a hat, as well. It’s a good idea to BYOB — bring your own blanket, in the case — to cover yourself up as your body temperature drops throughout the evening. You might even consider getting yourself a battery-powered heated jacket or hand warmers for some extra warmth.

Overall, try to keep your meal brief (which you should do anyway to reduce transmission risk!) and check the weather forecast before you decide to dine out. It’s a good idea to call the restaurant directly, as well, to assess whether they have the room or what kinds of accommodations they might have. If you know you’re someone who is sensitive to the cold, it might be best to sit this one out.

Outdoor Winter Dining: What You Need to Know to Stay Safe

What’s the Best Way to Keep Supporting Local Restaurants?

Many people choose to dine outdoors because they simply miss the restaurant experience. But a CDC study from September found that adults who tested positive for COVID-19 were twice as likely to have reported dining at a restaurant than those who tested negative (and there was no discrimination made between indoor and outdoor dining). Another study published in November found that restaurants were the riskiest places for new infections. If you’re being tempted because you see others enjoying meals outside or you want to support your favorite eatery, you might want to consider some alternatives.

Although fully loaded semi-trucks can weigh as much as 18,000 pounds, lighter-weight food trucks are still a common sight on many roads throughout the United States. If you have a favorite, follow them on social media to see where they might be headed if you’re looking for a restaurant experience without taking as big a chance. Ordering take-out is also a popular option, albeit not a new one. Instead of relying on GrubHub or DoorDash, which take a percentage of sales from the restaurant, opt to order directly through the restaurant for pick-up or delivery. Many restaurants put together special dining packages for holidays or even virtual events, so inquire with them about whether there might be something exciting to try at home.

It’s not easy for many of us to accept that restaurant dining isn’t yet back to normal. But until it is, dining outdoors this winter might be a bit too risky — or just a bit too uncomfortable — for some.

6 Tips for Starting a Healthier Diet in the New Year

6 Tips for Starting a Healthier Diet in the New Year

One of the hardest adjustments to make through life is improving our eating habits. We get so used to eating what we like that we sometimes forget we are aging, our metabolism is slowing, or that we need to be more conscious of what we are putting into our bodies. The New Year is the perfect time to make these difficult adjustments, as it provides us with a fresh slate to start with! If you aren’t sure what to tackle first, we have a few tips to help you out!

6 Tips for Starting a Healthier Diet in the New Year

  1.  Start small

 By starting small, you aren’t overwhelming yourself or your body. An easy thing to start with is drinking proper amounts of water and making sure you have a healthy snack every day. By employing these two methods, you will create small healthy habits that will help you along your health journey. 

Keep a water bottle close to you at all times, that way you see the water you need to be drinking, and make sure you have healthy snacks in the house or with you on the go. It is easy to cave and pack not-so-healthy snacks, but if you prep them and have them ready to go, you will be much better off!

  1.     Have a support system in place

 Creating a social media account to document your journey will provide you with some accountability. You can make it a fitness account if you are wanting to work on your exercise routines, or just make it a healthy eating account. If you don’t want to start a whole new page, our best advice is to unfollow accounts that aren’t supportive, and follow those that are not only supportive but give you the motivation you need to make this change! 

  1.     Create a plan

 Writing out your meals and creating a meal plan is a great start, but it will also be good to plan out what you want from this journey. Planning out milestones you want to accomplish, what you want your end results to be, or just what you want your body to look like is a great plan to have. 

6 Tips for Starting a Healthier Diet in the New Year

An important step in goal-setting is to write it all down! You don’t want to lose track of what you want or the timeline you want to accomplish them in. Plus, writing about your progress will help you to reflect on all those little steps you are taking! Having a fitness journal or planner will take this tip to the next level!

  1.     Supplement your wellness

 Taking supplements such as CBD can help improve your wellness and take your health into your own hands. CBDfx makes the best CBD vape kit, and it’s small, discrete, and sleek, so you can use it wherever you are. 

There are many other supplements out there as well. Try to choose a supplement that’s best for your needs. For instance, if you plan to start hitting the gym in addition to eating better, consider picking up some whey protein from Optimum Nutrition to help you put on muscle faster.  

  1.     Don’t be afraid to ask for help

Asking your friends or family to help you along your journey will give you the support and accountability it takes to start and continue on a healthier lifestyle. If you need more help from your support system, don’t be afraid to ask for it, and be specific when doing so! 

Tell them exactly what kind of help you need, whether that means having them send you supportive messages, helping you find new healthy recipes, or asking them to help you in the kitchen. Lean on those around you, you will be happy you did 

  1.     Have the courage to try new things

 If cooking isn’t your forte, then now might be the time to learn! Having a healthy diet is hard to do when you don’t see yourself as a cook. By subscribing to a meal subscription service like Blue Apron, you can get easy to create recipes and healthy ingredients sent right to your door. 

This will take all the guesswork out of shopping, curating, and creating. There is no need to stress about what you will be consuming when using a meal service, because you get to pick what you want, then create it yourself! You will see everything that you are going to be eating, leaving you with no surprises.

 When you first start following a healthy diet, it may not be an easy process but, in the end, it will be well worth it! Happy New Year and good luck!

Celebrate Black-Owned Cannabis Businesses With Cure Crate

Celebrate Black-Owned Cannabis Businesses With Cure Crate

There are many ways you can celebrate Black History Month. You can educate yourself and others about black trailblazers, read literature by black authors, or even participate in an initiative to help black communities in your city. One of the best ways to celebrate, however, is to support black-owned businesses. By doing this, you’ll be helping black people achieve their financial and professional dreams while getting to enjoy the products or services they’ve created.

If you’ve enjoyed the recent boom in cannabis-related businesses in the United States and you want to support black people in the industry, Cure Crate may be perfect for you. As one of the newer 30.2 million small businesses in the country, this CBD subscription box service launched in early 2020. The mission of Cure Crate is to give an individual a personalized CBD wellness experience based on their unique quiz results while also creating a trusted brand that is committed to social justice within the cannabis industry.

Celebrate Black-Owned Cannabis Businesses With Cure Crate

Alexandra Mulconnery and Sean Wynn are the co-founders of Cure Crate and hope that their dynamic partnership and perspectives as a black woman and black man can help them accomplish this mission. The first step they’re taking is to market Cure Crate as an accessible introduction to CBD. When many people hear about CBD, all they know is that it is derived from cannabis. In truth, CBD isolate is cannabidiol in its purest form and is refined to remove all other cannabinoids, terpenes, and hemp plant components. This makes the final product about 99% CBD and practically free of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis.

From face creams to gummies, CBD can come in a wide variety of applications. Cure Crate aims to show consumers how CBD can be an asset to their wellness and lifestyle by offering a range of different CBD products. Whether you want to avoid getting one of the one billion colds Americans get every year or you need help destressing during the workday, Cure Crate has something for you. Cure Crate emphasizes excellent product quality and safety through thorough third-party testing and also offers in-depth consumer education.

Celebrate Black-Owned Cannabis Businesses With Cure Crate

In addition to CBD education, Mulconnery and Wynn aim to help black communities by giving back financially. When customers visit the Cure Crate website, they can make a direct donation to the Last Prisoner Project. This non-profit organization is working towards clemency and the establishment of comprehensive reentry programs for cannabis offenders. Many of the people in jail for cannabis offenses are black while the recent legalization of cannabis in states across the country is allowing white people to profit from the booming industry. The Last Prisoner Project, and others like it, aim to fix this disparity.

Throughout the month of February, Cure Crate will also be highlighting other black-owned CBD brands. These highlights will include product features, founders’ stories, and Instagram takeovers. Visit Cure Crate’s site today to learn about these brands, support the Last Prisoner Project, and get your very own personalized CBD box.

Three Hermits Shots - Vitality and Immune Boosting Drinks

Three Hermits Shots – Vitality and Immune Boosting Drinks

As we prepare to start double masking, thanks to the advice of Dr. Fauci, we’re also continuing to look for ways to continuously boost our immune system. Our health has never been more important so wellness products are a high priority for us and we hope for you too. We will be highlighting several more health and wellness products, healthy habits, and supplements in the coming weeks, all of which we will be trying ourselves. Today we highlight Three Hermits Shots, three vitality, and immune-boosting drinks.

Three Hermits Shots - Vitality and Immune Boosting Drinks

The plant-based Three Hermits shots are non-GMO, vegan, soy, and dairy-free. They have no added sugar and are made locally in New Jersey. They are available in three flavors: Cinnamon + Fenugreek, Moringa + Ashwagandha, and Turmeric + Nirgundi. Each shot contains a full serving of a key ingredient and its Ayurvedic counterpart, making the drinks more effective. The ingredients used to produce them are time-tested and hand-picked. If you’re worried that you’re not getting enough vitamins, these wellness shots fulfill 100% of your daily multivitamin needs. One bottle a day is all you need to reap the rewards of these beneficial ingredients. If you’ve ever enjoyed a green smoothie or green juice, then you’ll enjoy these Three Hermits wellness shots. Let’s get to know these better:

Three Hermits Shots - Vitality and Immune Boosting Drinks

Moringa + Ashwagandha: Supports immunity, decreases inflammation and stress, and improves sleep. Every part of the Moringa tree can be used for its various healing properties. It’s been called the “miracle tree” for its miraculous healing properties. Moringa has been used for centuries in the Ayurvedic and Unani systems of traditional medicine. Ashwagandha or “Indian ginseng” (which you will be hearing about more and more) is known as the “strength of the stallion” because it has traditionally been used to strengthen the immune system after illness. Ashwagandha is especially great as a stress reliever

Tumeric + Nirgundi: Supports immunity, decreases inflammation, aids in muscle recovery, and helps support an active lifestyle. Curcumin is what makes turmeric a “functional food,” and the most powerful aspect of curcumin is its ability to control inflammation. This makes this shot wonderful for boosting your immunity. Nirgundi is a common ingredient in various healing sciences. It is an analgesic and is also anti-inflammatory. It is effective in treating headaches, venereal diseases such as syphilis, rheumatism, sprains, fever, cough, urinary problems, and various other ailments.

Cinnamon + Fenugreek: Helps stabilize blood sugar and aids with weight management. Cinnamon is known to help lower blood sugar levels, boost insulin sensitivity, and slow down the emptying of the stomach to reduce sharp blood sugar rises after a meal. Itis a great antioxidant that also helps stabilize your HDL. It can also reduce total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglyceride levels as well. Fenugreek slows the absorption of sugars in the stomach and stimulates insulin. In traditional Chinese medicine, the spice is known as a “phlegm mover” and is said to break up stuck energies and cool inflammation within the body. This wellness shot is perfect for expelling the bad out of your body.

We hope you consider adding the Three Hermits shots to your daily wellness regiment. As the Covid19 virus continues to mutate, a strong immune system is essential to recovery and survival. A box of 12 of the 2.50z bottles usually goes for $42.00, but Three Hermits currently has an amazing sale where you can get 12 for only $12.00; essentially making it $1 per bottle. Get all three varieties now on www.threehermits.com.

Bleu Lavande: A Pure Lavender Line for At Home Wellness & Selfcare

Bleu Lavande: A Pure Lavender Line for At Home Wellness & Selfcare

Have there been times when you’ve found it difficult to relax, de-stress, or fall asleep? Maybe it’s because of work, or lack of work; the stressful political news, personal losses, etc. This pandemic has caused some irreparable of which nothing can be done, but there are times when we can get ourselves to a moment of calmness, relaxation, and wellness. Some of us use meditation, some use medication, and for many of us, selfcare and wellness products. Today we highlight Bleu Lavande, a line of home wellness and selfcare products made from the fully relaxing ingredient of pure lavender.

Bleu Lavande: A Pure Lavender Line for At Home Wellness & Selfcare

Lavender is well known for its therapeutic benefits known to soothe the mind, body, and soul. Bleu Lavande offers a variety of beautiful aromatic and relaxing products to tempt your senses and inspire overall wellness. Bleu Lavande’s products are free of sulfates, parabens, artificial dyes, and fragrances. All of their products feature the highest quality of true lavender essential oil, which is ISO 35135 certified (a guarantee of purity and quality). All of Bleu Lavande’s products are made with 99.5% natural origin ingredients; none of the products are tested on animals and they are proud to be certified cruelty-free by PETA.

Bleu Lavande: A Pure Lavender Line for At Home Wellness & Selfcare

We have been stressed for so many reasons, which have, in turn, affected our sleep patterns. We find that we’re up later, have difficulty relaxing to get a good night’s rest, and of course, drowsy in the morning. The Bleu Lavande products have really helped us releasing our tensions enough to relax and enjoy decent lengths of slumber. Plus, with it being really freezing outside and the inability to air out our home when cooking, we find ourselves reaching a lot for the Lavender Linen Water, $21.00. It promptly eliminates odors in fabrics, leaving everything smelling wonderfully fresh. The best part, it doesn’t take much as a little bit goes a very long way.

Bleu Lavande: A Pure Lavender Line for At Home Wellness & Selfcare

Whenever we need to relax or want a good night’s rest, the Bath Milk, $19.00, is what we reach for. We actually now only use it at night and on weekends. It is incredibly hydrating and leaves your skin feeling luxurious. We greatly appreciate the fact that this product is also formulated with sunflower oil, coconut oil, and vitamin E. These allow the Bath Milk to leave a thin nourishing layer on your skin for extreme comfort and softness. You also have the option of their Lavender Foaming Bath, $14.00, or Lavender Shower Gel, $12.00. Both are gentle and non-irritating on the skin; boast relaxing and revitalizing effects, and cleanses, softens, and revitalizes your skin. We recommend you follow with either their Body Milk, Body Butter, or Massage Oil.

Bleu Lavande: A Pure Lavender Line for At Home Wellness & Selfcare

Of course, to truly appreciate Bleu Lavande, you must try their essential oils. Along with their True Lavender Essential Oil, $16.00, a drop of which we apply to our pillow to further enjoy a restful night of sleep; they offer several other fragrances for you to enjoy. We’re at the point where the only reason we’re up late it’s because we choose to do so; not because we can’t fall asleep. If this sounds like something you need as well, we invite you to get better acquainted with this Canadian-based wellness brand.

We promise incorporating Bleu Lavande into your daily routine will make you feel like you’ve just been swept away to a beautiful lavender field with harmonious and calming aromas that titillate all five senses.

MaskFone: The World's First Athletic Face Mask with Integrated Earbuds

MaskFone: The World’s First Athletic Face Mask with Integrated Earbuds

We all are too familiar with those who do not like wearing face masks. In truth, it can be bothersome when trying to eat or drink, communicate if you are deaf, avoiding maskne, or making and receiving phone calls. Unfortunately, face masks are a necessity for our health and the health of others and are needed. Thankfully, companies are stepping up with fast innovation to help us deal with life wearing face masks. There are face masks with straw holes for drinking and masks with clear windows for communicating with the hearing impaired. Now there’s a face mask made specifically to take and receive phone calls and listen to music without having to take it off. Say hello to MaskFone, the world’s first true wireless headphones and mask in-one.

MaskFone: The World's First Athletic Face Mask with Integrated Earbuds

You read that correctly; this mask is designed with a built-in microphone to take phone calls while wearing it. There is no need to take off your mask while on a call. While virtually attending Pepcom and CES, we were introduced to this wonder-gadget. We instantly wished we had this in 2020; our mask experienced would’ve been more tolerable. With this groundbreaking, optimal face mask from Binatone, you can enjoy maximum protection against airborne health risks (thanks to its 5-layer filtration system) while enjoying a more convenient and serviceable way of taking phone calls and listening to music.

MaskFone: The World's First Athletic Face Mask with Integrated Earbuds

MaskFone: The World's First Athletic Face Mask with Integrated Earbuds

The MaskFone brings together Hubble Connected’s patented technology which includes a built-in microphone that eliminates muffled audio, and PM2.5 filters or medical grade N95 Filters (sold with the MaskFone Premium). You can also just buy the N95 Filters separately to up your protection level. The Bluetooth connected earbuds boast 12 hours of playtime, is IPX5 water and sweat resistant, a built-in microphone, crystal clear audio, voice projection technology, and are Google, Alexa & Siri compatible. Its sleek and clean design combines functionality and fashion.

The face mask comes with the aforementioned filters with replaceable filters. It features hidden cables, and controls that fall along the jawline, a comfortable fit that forms to all face shapes, magnetic earbud holders, adjustable neoprene ear hooks, a stabilizer for an extra secure fit, and is made from washable and durable twill fabric. Plus, its innovation combines several key industries – fashion, technology, health, and safety. As Tim Gunn always says, “make it work!” and Binatone certainly did. Of course, we didn’t expect anything less from a company that’s a leading global manufacturer of innovative IoT, smart home, and consumer electronic devices for the baby, home, personal audio, and lifestyle camera categories.

MaskFone - The World's First Athletic Face Mask with Integrated Earbuds

The MaskFone is available in small/medium and medium/large. The Classic with 3 included PM2.5 filters retails for $49.99 and the Premium with 3 included N95 filters is $69.99. Both are currently available on www.Maskfone.com. They will be launching in stores and online at Target and Amazon by February 1st, with additional retailers to follow. Trust us when we say this is the only face mask you will need in 2021.

 

 

SNACK: A Tasty Superfood Cluster Powered by High-Protein Spirulina

SNACK: A Tasty Superfood Cluster Powered by High-Protein Spirulina

From the moment Covid19 reached worldwide shutdown status, we’ve upgraded our wellness regime tenfold. Along with taking 5 different vitamins and adding Sea Moss, a childhood staple rich in vitamins and nutrients, back into our lives, we’ve now added farm-fresh Spirulina in the form of SNACK; an all-natural, on-the-go, tasty superfood cluster loaded with various nutrients and antioxidants beneficial for the body and brain. For those who are not familiar, Spirulina, believed to be one of the oldest life forms on Earth, is a blue-green algae known as an endurance-boosting superfood. Like Sea Moss, it boasts a multitude of vitamins and minerals. It is high in protein, is a powerful antioxidant, and has anti-inflammatory properties. It grows in high-salt alkaline water in Africa, Asia, and Central America.

SNACK: A Tasty Superfood Cluster Powered by High-Protein Spirulina

With the SNACK range of delicious Spirulina clusters, you get all the benefits of this superfood in a wonderful on-the-go treat. SNACK offers four different blends of their tasty superfood clusters, each containing 5g of protein and 140 calories per serving. We know it may look strange to you but trust us when we say you won’t stop eating it. The days of something very healthy and good for you not being delicious are gone. These are absolutely delicious and we can’t wait for you to try them. We are far from being vegan or even vegetarian but as we’ve gone from blasé to fully adding plant-based foods to our lives, especially if they taste great and help our bodies fight against illness. It’s treats like SNACK that make adding plant-based foods to your regular life easy.

SNACK: A Tasty Superfood Cluster Powered by High-Protein Spirulina

The flavors varieties include:

  1. Apricot & Matcha (Energize & Focus) – A deliciously nutty flavor from almonds and cashews, and natural sweetness from apricots and raisins. Apricots are high in magnesium which is great for bone and joint health. Almonds help to slow the body’s absorption of sugar and carbs. Matcha is full of slow-release, naturally-derived caffeine that’s great at creating calm alertness.
  2. Banana & Cinnamon (Relax & Recover) – A deliciously nutty flavor from cashews and almonds, and natural sweetness from dried bananas and raisins. Bananas are a great source of Vitamin B6 which helps boosts Serotonin levels. Cinnamon is known as an anti-inflammatory that supports gut and heart health. Raisins are great in helping glycogen production and aiding muscle recovery.
  3. Apple & Tart Cherry (Relax & Recover) – A deliciously nutty flavor from cashews and almonds, and natural sweetness from apples and tart cherries. Apples contain pectin, a fiber that acts like a prebiotic. Tart Cherries are a great source of natural melatonin to support sleep. Like the Banana & Cinnamon, this also contains cinnamon.
  4. Blueberry & Matcha (Energize and Focus) – A deliciously nutty taste from flaxseeds and natural sweetness from blueberries and raisins. Blueberries are high in free-radical fighting antioxidants, potassium, and Vitamin C. Flaxseeds are high in dietary fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. Matcha, in contrast, does a better job at creating calm alertness, with just a quarter of the caffeine — all natural!

SNACK: A Tasty Superfood Cluster Powered by High-Protein Spirulina

The best part, you can enjoy them right out of the bag, or add some to your regular meals. They’re great with fruit, yogurt, or smoothies. We love that the benefits from consuming Spirulina include boosting your immune system, reducing high cholesterol and high triglycerides, and help with viral infections, cancer, and fatigue. During this time of uncertainty with a new deadly virus, scientists are still getting to know, it’s important that we protect ourselves every way we can. So many have already lost their lives. We promise you’ll love this snack. Along with its benefits, it’s vegan, paleo, gluten-free, non-GMO, diabetic-friendly, and grain-free.