Monday, October 27, 2014

Review: Natural Stacks Natural BCAAs with Beta-Alanine


Natural BCAAs™ combines pharmaceutical grade BCAAs (Branched Chain Amino Acids) with Beta-Alanine to support optimal physical performance. 
 
Research suggests that BCAAs and Beta-Alanine can work together to improve muscular endurance, prevent fatigue, and promote regenerative growth.

Benefits:
  • Preserve lean muscle mass and prevent breakdown
  • Maximize strength output and improve endurance
  • Speed recovery and stimulate muscle growth
  • Train harder/longer and reduce soreness
 BCAAs (leucine, isoleucine, and valine) are protein building blocks that make up about one third of all muscle tissue. These essential amino acids are directly responsible for regulating muscle recovery, maintenance, and growth.
Review:
  I took this before doing my home workout. I am very impressed with this product. It gave me the extra strength to continue with my workout.  What makes me highly impressed with natural stacks is that there products are natural. I have heart issues so I have to watch what I take because of that. This product gave me no issues and I LOVE it!
 
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Review: Tommy Bahama Compass Cologne

 
Declare your spirit of tropical adventure with our Compass 3.4-ounce cologne spray. Available only through Tommy Bahama, it opens with a confident blend of Ivory Coast lemon, ripe grapefruit and vibrant violet. A heart of spicy pimento, lavender and robust sage complements bottom notes of smooth cedarwood, island rockrose, gray amber and warm tonka bean.
 
Review:
I was very impressed with this cologne. My husband works out of town and I cannot wait till he gets home to test it out. It actually reminds me of Real from American Eagle. Not overpowering. Smells great!!
 
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Review: FulcrumGallery.com as for me and my house canvas

I was recently given the chance to review a canvas from Fulcrum Gallery. I chose a 18x4, 1 1/2" deep canvas that says As For Me And My House We Will Serve The Lord.

As For Me and My House

Fulcrum Gallery is the inevitable outcome of a seemingly coincidental series of events which started in its founders, years before we ever met and started a business. Over time, a friendship, an interest in art and decorating, and a strong software development background led to the FulcrumGallery.com that exists today. As the old saying goes, "do what you love, and the money will follow."

Fulcrum Gallery offers a selection of over 200,000 works of art, encompassing nearly every imaginable subject matter, and offer a range of value added services such as custom framing and canvas transfers. They ship to thousands of customers each month, worldwide. They are a privately owned company operating in South Brunswick, New Jersey. FulcrumGallery.com exists because of the continued investment of its founders and employees. It is very much a work of blood, sweat, and tears. They take great pride in what they have created. If there's anything they can do to make your experience with them more enjoyable, please let them know.

Review:
I was very impressed with the shipping. I received the canvas in less than a week. They package there products very well so you do not have to worry about it getting damaged during shipping. I have placed my canvas on top of my fridge and in my window sill. 

Check out the canvas in my window sill:
Isn't it pretty? My family and I are very religious so this piece fit perfectly in our home. The quality of the canvas is well made. We love it and will be purchasing more items in the future. What I really love most about Fulcrum Gallery is there 30 day Money back guarantee:

Fulcrum Gallery is  convinced that you will be more than happy with the quality of your artwork when it arrives. All of there  products, including custom framed art, have a 30 day, no questions asked, return policy. If you are not satisfied with your purchase for any reason, you may return it to them  within 30 days of receipt for a full refund or replacement, less shipping charges.

Check them out. You will be glad you did!!

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Review: My Coconut Kitchen Eat your Oatmeal & Exotic Orange Coconut Butter

  My Coconut Kitchen 
My Coconut Kitchen spreads were developed based on extensive research showing that incorporating as little as 3 ½ tablespoons of coconut oil into your daily diet can have profound and measurable positive impacts on your overall health and well-being.

My Coconut Kitchen spreads are GLUTEN-FREE, DAIRY-FREE, SOY-FREE, LOW IN SUGAR and PALEO FRIENDLY, which makes them a safe and healthy treat for people with a variety of common food allergies and sensitivities as well as dieters, diabetics, athletes, Alzheimer’s patients and anyone wanting to increase their energy and feel better!  

The spreads are carefully crafted of the finest quality organic and all natural ingredients and contain no preservatives or anything artificial.  Their high concentration of coconut oil gives them a unique versatility when compared to other nut butters,  not to mention that they are packed with all the awesome healthiness of coconut oil!    They are shelf stable and stay fresh at room temperature for a year, even after opening. 

For review I received:

 EAT YOUR OATMEAL coconut butterEXOTIC ORANGE coconut butter
Review:
I am not much on orange spreads so I plan to give the spread to a friend. I did however try the eat your oatmeal coconut butter and it is yummy. Taste so good on a bagel. I put it in my peanut butter banana smoothie and it was so yummy! I love that the spreads are extra healthy and have a long shelf life! Try some for yourself!!
 
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Friday, October 24, 2014

Review: Exfolimate Face and Body Exfoliation Tool Set

Exfolimate Face and Body Exfoliation Tool Set

Introducing your best mate for silky smooth skin.  Exfolimate™ is your own personal exfoliating mate, designed with innovative micro grooves and smooth edge technology to instantly glide along the skin with gentle fingertip control and pressure.  Use Exfolimate for perfect precision exfoliation and noticeable results.  By using your Exfolimate daily, you will naturally cleanse your pores and remove dulling surface debris to achieve naturally clearer skin that is smooth to the touch with a radiant glow.  Just add water.

Exfolimate is your skin's only mate for:
  • Younger Looking Skin
  • Smoother Shaving and Waxing
  • An Even Spray Tan
  • Improved Cosmetics Application
  • Preventing Blockages and Ingrown Hairs
  • The Perfect Pedicure
 How to use:  When your skin is wet and supple while showering or bathing, gently glide Exfolimate with slight pressure at a 90-degree angle along the contours of your skin, using the face or body tool.  To clean Exfolimate, run the stainless steel edge under warm running water to remove any remaining debris from under the skin smoothing edge and hang to dry.

Review: 
I will admit when I first used exfolimate I was a little nervous. It looks like a blade to me. LOL! Do not let that worry you though, it's not!! I was very impressed at how well it exfoliated my skin. I have dry skin no matter what time of the year. Most scrubs and brushes I have used in the past have irritated my skin and made it red. I am happy to report exfolimate does not irritate my skin at all. Love that my skin is extra soft after using this tool.

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Review: Bio D Supreme


Bio D Supreme is a multi-vitamin dietary supplement. Straying away from the traditional pill form of vitamins, Bio D Supreme is a spray. Squirt it directly into your mouth—no need to wash it down with water—and take in your vitamins. It’s as simple as that. Bio D Supreme absorbs into your body ten times faster than a vitamin capsule that could take hours: getting those nutrients to your system when it needs them. It’s easy to use, portable and effective. This Vitamin D supplement helps restore energy, sharpen mental clarity, and strengthen immunity.

Review:
I am very impressed with this spray. I was worried it would taste bad but it does not. It has a light minty taste to it. I have noticed an increase in energy. I like that it is compact unlike vitamin bottles. Fits perfect in your purse or handbag.
 
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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Review: Olivia Garden Hair Brushes

My hair has always been a BIG deal to me. I have been growing it out since HIGH SCHOOL!! I am very picky about what products/tools I use. I was recently given the chance to review a few hair brushes from Olivia Garden.

OLIVIA GARDEN was founded in Belgium in 1968 by Jean and Micheline Rennette. The company has a long history of designing and promoting innovative high quality products engineered to fulfill hairdressers' professional needs. Today, Olivia Garden
is a leader in the salon industry and its products are sold in over 70 countries around
the world.


For review I received:
 

My before and after photo:


I LOVE both of the hair brushes. As you can see from my before and after photo they work great. I like to use the heat pro round brush for when I blow dry my hair. I use the  ceramic+ion supreme combo brush on days I do not wash my hair to style and straighten my hair. They are both great brushes and I would highly recommend Olivia Garden if you are looking for high quality hair brushes at a reasonable price.

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Review: RAVPower Universal Micro-USB Desktop Charging Cradle & Sync Dock


RAVPower® RP-UC06 Universal Micro-USB Desktop Charging Cradle & Sync Dock lets the phone charge while synchronized with your PC to transfer files and media.

2-In-1 Features:
Charge phone and synchronize files and media at the same time.
The USB docking cradle holds your smartphone at a vertical angle and provides convenient access on your desk.
Able to dock your phone either with or without protective case.



Package Included:
- 1 * Desktop Charging Cradle Dock
- 1 * Micro-USB Cable
- 1 * AC Adapter
- See more at: http://www.ravpower.com/ravpower-universal-desktop-charging-cradle-dock-black.html#sthash.aoTLIC9x.dpuf
RAVPower® RP-UC06 Universal Micro-USB Desktop Charging Cradle & Sync Dock lets the phone charge while synchronized with your PC to transfer files and media.

2-In-1 Features:
Charge phone and synchronize files and media at the same time.
The USB docking cradle holds your smartphone at a vertical angle and provides convenient access on your desk.
Able to dock your phone either with or without protective case.

Package Included:
- 1 * Desktop Charging Cradle Dock
- 1 * Micro-USB Cable
- 1 * AC Adapter

Review:
I was happy to get this dock to use for charging my sons phone. He is only allowed to play games on it. If you play a lot of games on your phone you know it kills your battery very fast. We were very impressed with the charging cradle and sync dock. I was very impressed with the quality and very affordable price.
RAVPower® RP-UC06 Universal Micro-USB Desktop Charging Cradle & Sync Dock lets the phone charge while synchronized with your PC to transfer files and media.

2-In-1 Features:
Charge phone and synchronize files and media at the same time.
The USB docking cradle holds your smartphone at a vertical angle and provides convenient access on your desk.
Able to dock your phone either with or without protective case.



Package Included:
- 1 * Desktop Charging Cradle Dock
- 1 * Micro-USB Cable
- 1 * AC Adapter
- See more at: http://www.ravpower.com/ravpower-universal-desktop-charging-cradle-dock-black.html#sthash.aoTLIC9x.dpuf
 
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Review: Andy's Super Oil

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Andy’s Super Oil takes advantage of the latest advances in tribology (the science of lubrication) by combining a high-quality petroleum base with the finest additives, including PTFE (commonly known by the trademarked- name Teflon). PTFE is one of the most lubricious materials known and is a key element in making Andy’s Super Oil the finest spray lubricant available today.

You don’t take Castor Oil each day. That was 1950′s thinking. So why would you use a spray from the same era? Andy’s Super Oil is engineered for today’s world – for today’s technology – to meet today’s specifications.

Add Andy’s Super Oil to your tool box and make almost everything in your life run more smoothly. It’s professional grade lubrication for the 21st century. 

Andy’s Super Oil works on just about anything that slides, twists, turns, hinges, glides, or spins.
We have used Andy's Super Oil on so many things in our home. Refrigerator hinges, squeaky doors, etc. It works great and I would highly recommend you buy a can or two.

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Review: Mandala Yoga Massage Ball

 
 Mandala Massage Balls help you eliminate muscle knots and tension through gentle massage using one's own body weight. Simply place the balls in tight areas and let gravity take over.

  Mandala Massage Balls are ideal for deepening your yoga practice, self-soothing massage, prenatal massage, and recovery from injury. Can be used in Yin Yoga and Yoga Therapeutics in place of tennis balls.

Review: 
These massage balls are wonderful. They are solid rubber and very easy to clean. I used these on my husbands back and he really liked it. My favorite place to use them was on my feet for a nice massage. They are great for relieving pain and soothing muscles. 

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Review: Daisy Container Company Blue Camo Square & Rectangle Ecocozie

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Daisy Container Company was founded in 2011 by Diana Richardson, a mother of two sons and a former corporate finance attorney. Over the years, while packing food to go, Diana saw the need for a stylish grab and go container that would keep food fresh as her family traveled to the park, to games or just while running errands. She also wanted to stop using plastic containers and disposable products for food storage.

 The result is ecocozies – a cozy place for food with an insulation system (Patent Pending) in eye-catching neoprene colors and patterns. The liner is food safe. Ecocozies come in shapes and sizes to hold all kinds of food from pizza, subway sandwiches and chicken, to crackers, fruit and veggies. Using an ecocozie eliminates the need for the use of aluminum foil and other disposable food storage products.

Review: 
I chose the blue camo for my 9 year old son.  He loves his camo containers and like to use them for school. He puts his drink in one and his snack in the other! I love that they are easy to clean and food safe! I love the idea of illuminating waste by using aluminum foil or sandwich bags. 

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Review: Herb Pharm Athlete's Power

ATHLETE\'S POWER™ 
Herb Pharm Athlete's Power promotes Athletic Energy, Endurance, and Stamina.

Ingredients: proprietary extract blend: Sarsaparilla root (Smilax regelii) Saw Palmetto berry (Serenoa repens
 Eleuthero root (Eleutherococcus senticosus) Gotu Kola herb (Centella asiatica)
Other Ingredients: certified organic alcohol, distilled water & vegetable glycerin.
  • Certified Organically Grown
  • Sustainably Wildcrafted 
  • All of the herbs in this formula are individually extracted to ensure a broad spectrum of therapeutic plant compounds.

Suggested Use:
Shake well before using.
Take up to 40 drops in 2 oz. of water or juice, two to four times per day.

Review:
I noticed an increase from using this product. The only issue I faced is it taste really bad. What I do now instead of using water is I put it in my juice. That really helps with the taste.

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Review: Natural Stacks Vitamin D3 5,000 IU with Organic Coconut Oil

Vitamin D3 plays an integral role in regulating the neuromuscular and immune systems, as well as mood and sleep. It’s also a critical hormone precursor that supports new cell growth and bone formation.

Natural Stacks Vitamin D3 features:
  • 5,000 IU of D3 with 100 mg of Certified Organic Coconut Oil per softgel
  • Coconut Oil aids the absorption of fat-soluble Vitamin D
  • Highly bioavailable form of natural Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol)
Your body naturally converts sunlight to Vitamin D, but most people don’t get near enough sun exposure (unless you’re an outdoorsy nudist living near the equator).  Natural Stacks Vitamin D3 is a performance essential. 
 
Review: 
The first thing I noticed when opening up the bottle was how small the vitamins are. That is a huge plus to me as I do not like taking "horse pills".  My sleep and mood has been so much better since taking this product. Great product and I would highly recommend it!

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Review: Green Virgin Products Moringa Powder

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What is Moringa?  
It’s a plant that has more vitamins, minerals, proteins, anti-oxidants and amino-acids than any other food in the world. The Food & Agricultural Organization website defines Moringa as follows:

     Moringa is a genus of shrubs and trees with multi-purpose uses: its leaves, roots and              immature pods are consumed as a vegetable. All parts of the moringa tree are edible. The      leaves are used fresh or dried and ground into powder.

Although fresh leaves are very high in nutrition, dried moringa leaf powder contains the highest nutritional content. Just look at these incredible comparisons: 
  • 10x the Vitamin A of carrots
  • 17x the Calcium of milk
  • 15x the Potassium of bananas
  • 25x the Iron of spinach
  • 9x the Protein of yogurt
  • 4x more Fiber than oats
  • 1/2 the Vitamin C of oranges
  Where does Moringa come from? 
 Found in Africa, the Philippines, tropical Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Moringa is popularly known in many countries as a “miracle plant” because of its nutritional and medical properties.  According to WebMD:
     
Moringa is an important food source in some parts of the world. Because it can be grown cheaply and easily, and the leaves retain lots of vitamins and minerals when dried,             moringa is used in India and Africa in feeding programs to fight malnutrition…It’s also used      for “tired blood” (anemia); arthritis and other joint pain (rheumatism); asthma; cancer;  constipation; diabetes; diarrhea; epilepsy; stomach pain; stomach and intestinal ulcers; intestinal spasms; headache; heart problems; high blood pressure; kidney stones; fluid retention; thyroid disorders; and bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic infections.

Review:
Moringa powder is great in shakes, juices, or water. I first tried it with water and it tasted horrible. I highly recommend it in a smoothie or juice to help with the taste. After trying it in the juice I was fine with the taste.  I personally think I would like it in a capsule better. Moringa  offers many benefits. I noticed an increase in energy after one use. 

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Food & Agricultural Organization (FAO) Names Moringa as September Crop of the Month

Food & Agricultural Organization (FAO) Names Moringa as
September Crop of the Month

TAMPA, FL – September 17, 2014 – Moringa’s been getting a lot of attention lately—so if you’re already familiar with this most nutrient-dense plant in the world, then you already know why it was chosen as crop of the month!  For those of you haven’t yet been introduced to this amazing plant, read on.

What is Moringa?  It’s a plant that has more vitamins, minerals, proteins, anti-oxidants and amino-acids than any other food in the world. The Food & Agricultural Organization website defines Moringa as follows:

     Moringa is a genus of shrubs and trees with multi-purpose uses: its leaves, roots and              immature pods are consumed as a vegetable. All parts of the moringa tree are edible. The      leaves are used fresh or dried and ground into powder.[1] 

Although fresh leaves are very high in nutrition, dried moringa leaf powder contains the highest nutritional content. Just look at these incredible comparisons: 
  • 10x the Vitamin A of carrots
  • 17x the Calcium of milk
  • 15x the Potassium of bananas
  • 25x the Iron of spinach
  • 9x the Protein of yogurt
  • 4x more Fiber than oats
  • 1/2 the Vitamin C of oranges[2]

Where does Moringa come from?  Found in Africa, the Philippines, tropical Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Moringa is popularly known in many countries as a “miracle plant” because of its nutritional and medical properties.  According to WebMD,

     Moringa is an important food source in some parts of the world. Because it can be grown        cheaply and easily, and the leaves retain lots of vitamins and minerals when dried,                  moringa is used in India and Africa in feeding programs to fight malnutrition…It’s alsoused      for “tired blood” (anemia); arthritis and other joint pain (rheumatism); asthma; cancer;              constipation; diabetes; diarrhea; epilepsy; stomach pain; stomach and intestinal ulcers;            intestinal spasms; headache; heart problems; high blood pressure; kidney stones; fluid            retention; thyroid disorders; and bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic infections…[3]

So, it’s a ‘miracle plant’ that provides a high level of nutrition as well as major medicinal properties…and it’s affordable?  Where can consumers purchase it?

Moringa comes in many different forms, powder, tea, oil, capsules and more.  There are several online sellers providing Moringa, but not all Moringa is created equal.  Do your homework, and keep in mind that the leaves of the Moringa plant are by far the most nutritional component of the plant (which is why ALL of Green Virgin’s moringa is 100% leaf powder).  Avoid products that state “proprietary blend” as this can be a deceptive marketing practice.  Read the fine print and know what you are buying.

In addition to researching the quality of the Moringa product, Ken Marion, Founder of Green Virgin Products recommends consumers pay particular notice to how the Moringa is packaged.

     “Just as an apple turns brown when cut and exposed to the air, Moringa is very                         susceptible to oxidation. If not packaged properly most of the nutritional value will be               destroyed before you even open the package…it is imperative that moringa must be               packaged in oxygen free (not just air tight) packaging that also blocks 100% of light.

     All our moringa is packed in a sophisticated three-layer, resealable pouch…it shuts out            100% of the light and sucks up all the oxygen inside.  We are the only manufacturer to  take the time and effort to package in this manner…which is why Green Virgin Products’ moringa is more potent than any other brand.

Ken also mentioned that “consuming Moringa leaf powder gives you all day energy and mental clarity. It contains no Caffeine, and unlike energy drinks that last 5 hours, there are no health hazards or jittery feeling, just a clear feeling of alertness you can't get with energy drinks or coffee.”

Moringa boosts the nutritional value of many recipes.  Touted as the ultimate ingredient in smoothies, due to its amazing nutritional profile, Moringa leads the way next to any superfood!

More Moringa?....YES, Please!

About Green Virgin Products
Green Virgin Products is a family-owned business created in 2009 to fulfill a specific need in the marketplace. Ken Marion, founder, lost his brother to cancer, and is a cancer survivor himself.  These experiences were the foundation of the Marion family’s vision—to provide high quality, non-toxic, eco-friendly products that actually work, and can save money compared to the toxic polluting products.

Green Virgin Products is dedicated to selling only completely non-toxic and eco-friendly products.  Based in Tampa, FL, Green Virgin Products are currently available online.  For more information and special offers, go to  www.greenvirginproducts.com and become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/greenvirginproducts.

Green Virgin Products – Because Children Deserve a Pristine Planet! TM 

 

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How PINES Wheat Grass Meets the FDA Gluten-Free Standard

How PINES Wheat Grass Meets the FDA Gluten-Free Standard

LAWRENCE, KS – September 11, 2014 – Wheat is generally thought of as food with the highest level of gluten, but although it is counter-intuitive judging by the name alone, PINES Wheat Grass actually meets the FDA gluten-free standard because of the way it’s produced.

How can PINES Wheat Grass be gluten-free when many other products on the market that claim to be wheatgrass are not? The secret is in the timing of the harvest. According to PINES International Founder Ron Seibold, “Quality wheatgrass is planted in the fall in glacial soils that are found predominantly in the far northeastern corner of Kansas, northern Missouri and central Iowa. The glacial soil is still warm from summer yet the fall air temperatures are cold, sometimes even freezing. Warm soil and cold air in the fall is natural to winter wheat and induces the plant to grow roots a foot deep in the rich glacial soil. After a month, even with foot-deep roots, the plant only produces one or two inches of leaf above ground.”
 
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The photo on the left shows healthy PINES wheatgrass at the jointing stage. The photo on the right shows what flag grass looks like; it is several weeks past the jointing stage. You can see, at the base of each stem, some dried grass. That was the wheatgrass! It has now been literally drained of its nutritional concentration.
 

After a winter of slow growth in often freezing temperatures, the wheatgrass reaches its nutritional peak the following spring. As long as the wheatgrass is harvested when it is still a short grass before it forms a stalk (called the ‘jointing’ stage) and the grass is cut off above the immature seed heads, it is still a dark green leafy vegetable and technically gluten-free. At this stage, the wheat plant is about eight to 10 inches tall, and the immature seed head is near the base of the plant, well below the cutting bars on the harvesting machines.

PINES International harvests approximately 500 pounds of wheatgrass per acre and conducts batch-testing to ensure its gluten-free promise. Other companies that let their wheatgrass grow past the jointing stage can produce 2,000 pounds or more per acre, but when the wheat plant is harvested after the seed head has started moving up the stalk, it is no longer wheatgrass. The nutrition in the wheatgrass has gone toward supplying the growing seed head with nourishment as it moves up the stalk.

When the wheat plant grows beyond the wheatgrass stage, it becomes “flag grass,” which is what the leaves that come off the stalk are called. In order to remove the stalk and seed head, some of these flag grass companies use a technique called “aspiration” to “blow off” the stalks and the seed head inside them. This helps to remove some of the gluten, but the product they are harvesting is not really wheatgrass.

The bottom line is if you are allergic to gluten or are on a gluten-free diet, you can safely and confidently use PINES Wheat Grass. PINES products are also Non-GMO Project Verified and certified organic.

PINES Wheat Grass – along with their full product line including PINES Beet Juice Powder, Alfalfa, Barley and much more – is available at premium health and natural retail stores. Click here to find a location near you. PINES products are also available online at www.wheatgrass.com/c-5-pines-wheat-grass.aspx.

ABOUT PINES INTERNATIONAL
Founded in 1976, PINES International (www.wheatgrass.com) is a successful natural products company, still owned by the original founders and families. PINES Wheat and Barley Grass tablets and powders and other premium products are found in over 7,000 health food stores nationwide, and exported to more than 20 foreign countries. PINES products are made with the utmost care, with the focus on creating and maintaining maximum nutritional value every step of the way. Beyond that, their goal is to have minimal negative impact on our environment, and where possible, restore and protect what has been damaged by the shortsighted farming and development activities of others.
 
PINES – Keep It Simple, Keep It Clean, Keep It Green!
 
 

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