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Supplement Review: Black Seed oil (cold pressed)

 

Black Seed – ‘The Remedy For Everything But Death’

Benefits of Black Seed

The seeds of the annual flowering plant, Nigella Sativa, have been prized for their healing properties since time immemorial. While frequently referred to among English-speaking cultures as Roman coriander, black sesame, black cumin, black caraway and onion seed, it is known today primarily as black seed, which is at the very least an accurate description of its physical appearance. The earliest record of its cultivation and use come from ancient Egypt. 

Black seed oil, in fact, was found in Egyptian pharoah Tutankhamun’s tomb, dating back to approximately 3,300 years ago.[i] In Arabic cultures, black cumin is known as Habbatul barakah, meaning the “seed of blessing.” It is also believed that the Islamic prophet Mohammed said of it that it is “a remedy for everything except death”

Many of black cumin’s traditionally ascribed health benefits have been thoroughly confirmed in the biomedical literature. In fact, since 1964, there have been 656 published, peer-reviewed studies referencing it.
We have indexed salient research, available to view on GreenMedInfo.com on our Black Seed (Nigella Sativa) page, on well over 40 health conditions that may be benefited from the use of the herb, including over 20 distinct pharmacological actions it expresses, such as:
Analgesic (Pain-Killing)

Anti-Bacterial

Anti-Inflammatory

Anti-Ulcer

Anti-Cholinergic

Anti-Fungal

Ant-Hypertensive

Antioxidant

Antispasmodic

Antiviral

Bronchodilator

Gluconeogenesis Inhibitor (Anti-Diabetic)

Hepatoprotective (Liver Protecting)

Hypotensive

Insulin Sensitizing

Interferon Inducer

Leukotriene Antagonist

Renoprotective (Kidney Protecting)

Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha Inhibitor

These 30 pharmacological actions are only a subset of a far wider number of beneficial properties intrinsic to the black seed. While it is remarkable that this seed has the ability to positively modulate so many different biological pathways, this is actually a rather common occurrence among traditional plant medicines.

Natural RX: Greenmedinfo
Our project has identified over 1600 natural compounds with a wide range of health benefits, and we are only in our first 5 years of casual indexing. There are tens of thousands of other substances that have already been researched, with hundreds of thousands of studies supporting their medicinal value (MEDLINE, whence our study abstracts come, has over 600,000 studies classified as related to Complementary and Alternative Medicine).
Take turmeric, for example. We have identified research indicating its value in over 600 health conditions, while also expressing over 160 different potentially beneficial pharmacological actions. You can view the quick summary of over 1500 studies we have summarized on our Turmeric Research page, which includes an explorative video on turmeric. Professional database members are further empowered to manipulate the results according to their search criteria, i.e. pull up and print to PDF the 61 studies on turmeric and breast cancer. This, of course, should help folks realize how voluminous the supportive literature indicating the medicinal value of natural substances, such as turmeric and black seed, really is.

Black seed has been researched for very specific health conditions. Some of the most compelling applications include:
Type 2 Diabetes: Two grams of black seed a day resulted in reduced fasting glucose, decreased insulin resistance, increased beta-cell function, and reduced glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) in human subjects.[ii]

Helicobacter Pylori Infection: Black seeds possess clinically useful anti-H. pylori activity, comparable to triple eradication therapy.[iii]

Epilepsy: Black seeds were traditionally known to have anticonvulsive properties. A 2007 study with epileptic children, whose condition was refractory to conventional drug treatment, found that a water extract significantly reduced seizure activity.[iv]

High Blood pressure: The daily use of 100 and 200 mg of black seed extract, twice daily, for 2 months, was found to have a blood pressure-lowering effect in patients with mild hypertension.[v]

Asthma: Thymoquinone, one of the main active constituents within Nigella sativa (black cumin), is superior to the drug fluticasone in an animal model of asthma.[vi] Another study, this time in human subjects, found that boiled water extracts of black seed have relatively potent anti-asthmatic effect on asthmatic airways.[vii]

Acute tonsillopharyngitis: characterized by tonsil or pharyngeal inflammation (i.e. sore throat), mostly viral in origin, black seed capsules (in combination with Phyllanthus niruri) have been found to significantly alleviate throat pain, and reduce the need for pain-killers, in human subjects.[viii]

Chemical Weapons Injury: A randomized, placebo-controlled human study of chemical weapons injured patients found that boiled water extracts of black seed reduced respiratory symptoms, chest wheezing, and pulmonary function test values, as well as reduced the need for drug treatment.[ix]

Colon Cancer: Cell studies have found that black seed extract compares favorably to the chemoagent 5-fluoruracil in the suppression of colon cancer growth, but with a far higher safety profile.[x] Animal research has found that black seed oil has significant inhibitory effects against colon cancer in rats, without observable side effects.[xi]

MRSA: Black seed has anti-bacterial activity against clinical isolates of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus.[xii]

Withdrawal: A study on 35 opiate addicts found black seed as an effective therapy in long-term treatment of opioid dependence.[xiii]

Sometimes the biblical reference to ‘faith the size of a mustard seed moving mountains’ comes to mind in connection with natural substances like black seeds. After all, do seeds not contain within them the very hope for continuance of the entire species that bore it? This super-saturated state of the seed, where life condenses itself down into an intensely miniaturized holographic fragment of itself, promising the formation of future worlds within itself, is the very emblem of life’s immense and immortal power. 
If we understand the true nature of the seed, how much life (past, present and future) is contained within it, it will not seem so far-fetched that it is capable of conquering antibiotic resistant bacteria, healing the body from chemical weapons poisoning, or stimulate the regeneration of dying insulin-producing beta cells in the diabetic, to name but only a fraction of black seed’s experimentally-confirmed powers.
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Moving the mountain of inertia and falsity associated with the conventional concept of disease, is a task well-suited for seeds and not chemicals. The greatest difference, of course, between a seed and a patented synthetic chemical (i.e. pharmaceutical drug), is that Nature (God) made the former, and men with profit-motives and a deranged understanding of the nature of the body made the latter.  
The time, no doubt, has come for food, seeds, herbs, plants, sunlight, air, clean water, and yes, love, to assume once again their central place in medicine, which is to say, the art and science of facilitating self-healing within the human body. Failing this, the conventional medical system will crumble under the growing weight of its own corruption, ineptitude, and iatrogenic suffering (and subsequent financial liability) it causes. To the degree that it reforms itself, utilizing non-patented and non-patentable natural compounds with actual healing properties, a brighter future awaits on the horizon. To the degree that it fails, folks will learn to take back control over their health themselves, which is why black seed, and other food-medicines, hold the key to self-empowerment.

16 More Reasons Black Seed Is ‘The Remedy For Everything But Death’ 
Here are 16 additional potential health benefits to add to the growing list:
Prevents Radiation Damage: Nigella sativa oil (NSO) and its active component, thymoquinone, protect brain tissue from radiation-induced nitrosative stress.[i]

Protects Against Damage from Heart Attack: A thymoquinone extract from nigella sativa has a protective effect against damage associated with experimental heart attack.[ii]

Prevents Morphine Dependence/Toxicity: An alcohol extract of nigella sativa reduces morphine-associated conditioned place preference, an indication of morphine intoxication, dependence and tolerance.[iii]

Prevents Kidney Damage Associated with Diabetes: A thymoquinone extract from nigella sativa has protective effects on experimental diabetic nephropathy.[iv]

Prevents Post-Surgical Adhesions: Covering peritoneal surfaces with Nigella sativa oil (NSO) after peritoneal trauma is effective in decreasing peritoneal adhesion formation in an experimental model.[v]

Prevents Alzheimer’s Associated Neurotoxicity: A thymoquinone extract from nigella sativa has protective effects on experimental diabetic prevents neurotoxicity and Aβ1-40-induced apoptosis in the cell model.[vi]

Suppresses Breast Cancer Growth: : A thymoquinone extract from nigella sativa inhibits tumor growth and induces programmed cell death (apoptosis) in a breast cancer xenograft mouse model.[vii] [viii]

Exhibits Anti-Psoriasis Properties: The alcohol extract of nigella sativa seeds exhibit anti-psoriatic activity, consistent with its medicinal use in traditional medicine.[ix]

 Prevents Brain Pathology Associated with Parkinson’s Disease: A thymoquinone extract from nigella sativa protects cultured neurons against αSN-induced synaptic toxicity, a pathology observed in the brains of patients with Parkinson’s disease and dementia with Lewy bodies.[x]

 Kills Highly Aggressive Gliobastoma Brain Cancer Cells: A thymoquinone extract from nigella sativa exhibits glioblastoma cell killing activity. [xi]

 Kills Leukemia Cells: A thymoquinone from nigella sativa induces mitochondria-mediated apoptosis in acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in vitro.[xii]

 Suppresses Liver Cancer Growth: A thymoquinone extract from nigella sativa prevents chemically-induced cancer in a rat model.[xiii]

 Prevents Diabetic Pathologies: A water and alcohol extract of nigella sativa at low doses has a blood-sugar lowering effect and ameliorative effect on regeneration of pancreatic islets, indicating its value as a therapeutic agent in the management of diabetes mellitus.[xiv]

Suppresses Cervical Cancer Cell Growth: A thymoquinone extract from nigella sativa exhibits anti-proliferative, apoptotic and anti-invasive properties in a cervical cancer cell line.[xv]

 Prevents Lead-Induced Brain Damage: A thymoquinone extract from nigella sativa ameliorates lead-induced brain damage in Sprague Dawley rats.[xvi]

Kills Oral Cancer Cells: A thymoquinone extract from nigella sativa induces programmed cell death (apoptosis) in oral cancer cells.[xvii]

Why is such a powerful seed not yet on the radar of most medical and nutrition communities? We know sesame seed can beat Tylenol in reducing arthritis pain and can reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors in a manner that makes statin drugs envious, and we know flaxseeds shrink breast and prostate tumors, but black seed’s benefits are still largely under reported and underutilized.  

Interestingly, despite this blind spot, and as if to confirm black seed’s immense potential as a healing agent, Nestlé, the Switzerland-based global food giant, filed a patent on patent on the use of nigella sativa to “prevent food allergies” in 2010 (Nestlé’s international patent publication WO2010133574). This obvious attempt to appropriate traditional knowledge and use claimed the plant seed or extract should be Nestlé’s intellectual property when used as a food ingredient or drug. According to a Third World Network Briefing Paper from July, 2012:
“The Swiss giant’s claims appear invalid, as traditional uses of Nigella sativa clearly anticipate Nestlé’s patent application, and developing country scholarship has already validated these traditional uses and further described, in contemporary scientific terms, the very medicinal properties of black seed that Nestlé seeks to claim as its own “invention”.
“Nestlé claims any use of an opioid receptor-stimulating compound to treat or prevent allergies, specifically thymoquinone and, more specifically, administration of thymoquinone in the form of Nigella sativa plant material (seeds).3 The type of food allergy of greatest focus is upset stomach and diarrhea.”
The good news is that no such patent has yet to win approval, and for now, this food is still freely available. For additional research updates, simply go to Pubmed.gov, and sign up for an automatic email update for the keyword “nigella sativa,” and you’ll be one of the first to learn about the new research being done on this amazing seed as it comes directly through the biomedical research pipeline.

– greenmedinfo.com

This stuff tastes straight up like oil! It is not pleasant! I suggest taking a chaser that can cut oil such as apple cider vinegar! I take a shot of fire cider, swish it in my mouth after and then swallow it and all is well! 

The benefits of using this before bed far outweigh the negatives! 

I am adding this in my daily regimen (when I remember to take it lol) 

First thing in the morning wheat grass shot followed by fire cider chaser 

Before bed black seed oil with fire cider chaser! 

Good luck and tell me how it works for you!  


Supplement Review: God of War Preworkout

 
 God Of War Black is our Pre training supplement consisting of multiple powerhouse ingredients synergistically working together to provide maximum pump, focus, and endurance during any type of training. We provided clinically studied doses of our main ingredients as well as essential vitamins and minerals for maximum absorption! Only the strongest ingredients for our Centurion Legion

-centurianlabz.com

 

Let’s look at less known ingredients: 

Mucuna Pruriens:

  The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (excluding animal/petri-dish studies) to tell you what effect Mucuna pruriens has in your body, and how strong these effects are.
GRADE LEVEL OF EVIDENCE

A Robust research conducted with repeated double blind clinical trials

B Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled

C Single double blind study or multiple cohort studies

D Uncontrolled or observational studies only

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE

EFFECT CHANGE

MAGNITUDE OF EFFECT SIZE 

SCIENTIFIC CONSENSUS COMMENTS

B Sperm Quality 

Up

Minor

100% 

See all 3 studies

There appears to be an increase in seminal quality and oxidative parameters following 3-month ingestion of Mucuna pruriens, which is thought to be secondary to correcting

the hypothalamic-pituitary-testes axis

C Symptoms of Parkinsons Disease 

Down 

Notable

100% 

See all 3 studies

Possible symptoms reduction in Parkinson’s Disease related to the L-DOPA content and theorized (but not proven) peripheral dopamine decarboxylase inhibitor; this is notable … show

C Adrenaline 
Up

Minor

100% 

See study

The decrease in adrenaline seen in infertility is normalized with mucuna

C Cortisol 

Down

Minor

100% 

See study

In chronically stressed men, prolonged ingestion of mucuna pruriens appears to be able to reduce cortisol concentrations

C Dopamine 
Up

Minor

100% 

See study

The reduction in dopamine seen in infertility seems to be reversed with L-DOPA ingestion; theoretically L-DOPA ingestion should unilaterally increase dopamine

C Noradrenaline 

Up

Minor

100% 

See study

The reduction in noradrenaline levels seen in infertility is normalized following mucuna ingestion
C Prolactin 

Down 

Minor

100% 

See 2 studies

A decrease in prolactin appears to occur following Mucuna or L-DOPA ingestion
C Seminal Motility 

Up

Minor

100% 

See 2 studies

An increase in seminal motility is observed following mucuna ingestion

C Subjective Well-Being 
Up

Minor

100% 

See study

An increase in well being has been noted to be secondary to a reduction in cortisol

C Testosterone 
Up

Minor

100% 

See 2 studies

An increase in testosterone is seen in infertile men. It is unsure if this increase in testosterone occurs in fertile and otherwise healthy men

Theobromine:

In modern medicine, theobromine is used as a vasodilator (a blood vessel widener), a diuretic (urination aid), and heart stimulant.

Theobromine increases urine production. Because of this diuretic effect, and its ability to dilate blood vessels, theobromine has been used to treat high blood pressure. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition notes that historic use of theobromine as a treatment for other circulatory problems including arteriosclerosis, certain vascular diseases, angina pectoris, and hypertension should be considered in future studies.
Following its discovery in the late 19th century, theobromine was put to use by 1916, when it was recommended by the publication Principles of Medical Treatment as a treatment for edema (excessive liquid in parts of the body), syphilitic angina attacks, and degenerative angina.
In the human body, theobromine levels are halved between 6–10 hours after consumption.
Possible future uses of theobromine in such fields as cancer prevention have been patented.[25]

Theobromine also shows promise in tooth decay prevention and has been shown in some studies to surpass the more traditional fluoride. Advantages include the ability to safely ingest it, obviating the “do not swallow” warnings on fluoride mouthwash.

**Note** That would explain why I have peed at least 25 times today and counting! I thought it was because I have drank a lot of water and I have been working out, but it is definitely this! 

AMP Citrate: 

Benefits of AMP Citrate

As mentioned earlier, AMP has the same basic structure to DMAA which is why its effects are parallel to DMAA. These include:
An increase in energy (especially when combined with caffeine)

Heightened mental focus

Improved metabolism

Increase in athletic performance

– examine.com

Try this stuff it made me feel amazing all morning! For the last two days I have felt bulletproof! 


Supplement Review: Prosupps – L-LEUCINE MATRIX 250

L-LEUCINE MATRIX 250

ANABOLIC LEUCINE BLEND

 

WHAT IS L-LEUCINE MATRIX 250?

Pro Supps L-LEUCINE MATRIX 250 teams up L-Leucine, with metabolites HMB and HICA, creating one of the most anabolic supplements on the market.* L-Leucine is the only amino acid that can help directly stimulate, and promote capacity for, protein synthesis in muscle cells.* Helping keep your body in an anabolic state is crucial for anyone trying to build lean muscle mass or preserve muscle while cutting fat.* Add a scoop to your Pre, Intra, or Post workout shake.

L-LEUCINE MATRIX 250
OVERALL BENEFITS:

  • Helps stimulate protein synthesis/muscle growth*
  • Promote anabolic environment*
  • Reduce catabolism/muscle breakdown*
  • Support immune system response*

-bodybuilding.com



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Supplement Review: SARMs is it a miracle supplement for muscle growth and fat loss?

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SARMs-S1 BUILD MUSCLE-BURN FAT
S1 (MK 2866 or Ostarine) is another SARM that displays plenty of promise at promoting lean body mass. It is extremely potent, has a long half life, and displays no androgenic effects. This means it won’t cause any secondary “masculine” side-effects. S-1 is purely anabolic like Anavar, something I know women would love to hear especially if they are looking to build muscle without virilization (masculine side effects). It binds strongly to the androgen receptor, but without the side effects normally associated with high levels of testosterone or other compounds. It shows considerable properties as a muscle hardening agent just slightly less than those of S4. It’s ability to cause fat loss means it can be used on a cutting cycle and can be stacked effectively with fat burners.

S1 has displayed a real ability to help heal those with debilitating injuries and to speed up injury recovery. The beneficial effects on recovery make medical use highly appealing. An added benefit is you get the great recovery without all the negative changes to cholesterol, blood pressure, prostate, heart or any other organs the way anabolic steroids do. (per Elitefitness Forum)

Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators (S.A.R.M) are becoming the supplement of choice for todays athletes…BUT REMAIN TOTALLY LEGAL.

(This info given to use from the guys at EliteFitness.com) Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators (S.A.R.M), attach to the very same receptors that good old steroids like Dianabol and testosterone would attach to, but SARMs don’t have the disadvantages and side-effects of the old school anabolic hormones. As a matter of fact, while SARMs are anabolic and improve performance, they may not even qualify as hormones. They are a completely new compound that specifically target muscle building, strength and performance without causing any of the unwanted side effects of anabolic steroids… This is a new dawn in the evolution of muscle pharmacology, and I’m sure you will enjoy learning about how SARMS can increase muscle mass, while helping you to lose bodyfat and increase athletic performance beyond what we ever thought possible.

SARMs – Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators

Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators (S.A.R.Ms) provide the positives of testosterone including and not limited to increased muscle mass, fat loss, and bone density. But they do not have the negative side effects of androgens which include prostate issues, hair loss, acne, and liver problems.

Your androgen receptors (AR) are the receptors that androgens such as testosterone and DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) bind to, and send a “signal” to activate once bound. The bounded androgen receptors combine with another androgen receptor to travel to the nucleus of an androgen cell where gene transcription of DNA to RNA takes place. This gene transcription is the process in which androgenic hormones exert their anabolic effects on muscle tissue. In contrast to androgenic steroids, SARMs have the ability to take the place of the androgen, and as a result, they bring forth many of the same positive effects on muscle tissue as anabolic steroids like testosterone and DHT. Being non-steroidal SARMs do not turn into unwanted estrogen or into side-inducing dihydrotestosterone (DHT).

Studies have shown the ability of SARMs to increase muscle and bone mass dramatically in animals while having no adverse impact on the prostate. Phase I trials of SARMs in humans have also reported significant increases in lean muscle mass.
-puresupplementinc.com

Is it for real? Stay tuned!!

**Update** December 16th, 2014
The super supplement with no side effects has been found to have a deadly side effect and I have fell victim to it! For the past 2 months I have felt like shit and my cholesterol has jumped to 252! My blood pressure is also like 155/84 Do not use SARMs! If you do stop immediately! I would like to see a class action suit against them! My Testosterone has also dropped to the high 200’s and my muscle has dropped and my fat has raised! I have no desire to workout! This sucks! I have to see a specialist to correct this immediately! I normally have low cholesterol and blood pressure of 115/74 this sucks!

Fuck you very much SARMs!


Supplement Review: Paleo Wraps – low carb made from coconut

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These 100% Paleo Coconut Wraps have revolutionized the Paleo community. Our Paleo coconut wraps are a convenient, tortilla alternative for your Paleo Lifestyle. Whether you are travelling abroad, eating at your favorite restaurant or just going to work, school, or home, these portable wraps are for you.

With a shelf-life of nine months, there is no need to refrigerate or freeze these “tortillas” at all. You may enjoy our wraps after storing in near room temperatures. Our dehydration process acts as a natural preserver. But be sure to not put them in direct sunlight or high heat for extended periods of time.

Key Benefits

70 Calories
4 Net Carbs (fiber minus carbs)
Minimal to NO IMPACT to blood sugar
High Level Of MCT’s (From Organic Unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil)
Healthy?

Absolutely. Our Paleo Wraps are derived from organic coconut meat & coconut water. They are nourishing since they are made with beneficial coconuts and are a raw, alkaline food choice, filled with enzymes. This Paleo staple is extremely pure given that they are made from hand-harvested, unadulterated organic coconuts with absolutely no unnatural preservatives added. Not to mention, they are raw, gluten-free, corn-free, soy-free, dairy-free, and egg-free. Oh, and did you know that oil in coconut meat promotes weight loss? Now you do.

Versatile?

You bet. Feel free to create whatever dish you’re craving with our wraps. Whether you desire burritos, quesadillas, sandwiches, sushi, crepes, or just a simple snack, our Paleo wraps are ideal for stuffing whatever you see fit into them. You are only limited by your creativity. They don’t tear or fall apart and the texture’s amazing.

BPA Free Bags?

You know it. We package these Paleo wraps inside a BPA-Free bag, which causes absolutely no harm to your body.

Paleo Wraps are low in calories, carbs and sugar with no cholesterol whatsoever. Adding these scrumptious “tortillas” to your low calorie diet, is perfect. You can’t go wrong with these low carb wraps either.

Ingredients: *Coconut Meat, and *Coconut Water, *Unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil. (*Derived From Organic Coconuts)

Paleo Wraps Are Lab Verified By Medallion Labs: (Click Here)

Allergen Free

No Gluten
No Grain
No Soy
No Junk
No Dairy
No Added Salt
Just Amazing Flavor!
Paleo Wraps are made in a dedicated gluten free facility! So if you’re like me and can’t have gluten then these wraps are perfect.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size (14g) 1 Wrap
Servings Per Container 7
Amount Per Serving
Calories 70 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 4.5g 22%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 15mg 0%
Potassium 270mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 6g (4 Impact Carbs) 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Soluble Fiber 1g
Sugars 3g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 2%

-paleowrap.com

These wraps are just as good as the competition and Green Life Market in Butler, NJ sells them for $8.99 as opposed to Grass Roots in Denville, NJ selling Sunfoods wraps for $11.99

Paleo Wraps come in regular and Tumeric. They taste the same, but you get the added benefit of tumeric.


Supplement Review: New Muscle Monster Peanut Butter Cup!

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Monster athletes do not win by accident, it takes years of hard work and determination to be a champion. Need a little motivation to meet your personal goals? Meet your new “coach in a can”, Muscle Monster Energy Shake. Specially formulated with our Monster Energy Blend to help motivate you to train harder and longer, Muscle Monster also provides the fuel you need to power through your workouts. Muscle Monster`s 25 grams of protein helps build lean body mass and aids in muscle recovery after a strenuous workout. Get in the game, break a sweat, break your record, break the rules, with Muscle Monster Energy Shake. Pump up the Beast!

25g of protein, low fat, 7 vitamins and minerals, 500mg calcium
Muscle Monster`s 25 grams of protein helps build lean body mass and aids in muscle recovery after a strenuous workout.
-Amazon.com

This is so new it’s not even on Monster’s website! Just like the Ultra Black! So let’s check it out! Hold on while I open the can: it has a strong peanut butter smell. It tastes pretty good, nice and smooth. I chugged it down really quick! 157mg of caffeine per can.

I like this Preworkout on the days when you are dragging, don’t skip a workout, grab a muscle monster for a preworkout with caffeine and 25g of protein to help fuel your workout.


Supplement Review: Sunfood Raw Vegan Coconut Wraps

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Coconut Wraps
Derived from organic coconuts, our raw coconut wraps are a healthy and mouthwatering way to make a variety of dishes such as burritos, wraps and sushi. A cholesterol-free food that’s low in carbohydrates, these wraps have fiber, protein, healthy fats, and minerals such as potassium, calcium and iron. A gluten-free alternative to wheat, corn and flour based tortillas, they’re a nutritious and delicious way to make your favorite raw snacks.
The Sunfood Difference
Our raw, vegan, non-GMO, coconut wraps are made with the simplest of organic ingredients: nothing more than coconut meat, coconut water and unrefined coconut oil. Packed with delicious flavor, they’re free of added salt, preservatives, grains, dairy or soy. These wraps can last nine months from the day they’re made without the need for refrigeration or freezing.
For further reading, check out this article!
Say Goodbye to Bread and Tortillas

Brand Sunfood
Benefits
Coconut Wraps have:
Potassium which may help maintain healthy blood pressure in combination with a low sodium diet

Calcium which may assist in supporting strong bones

Suggested Use : Try as a replacement for bread or tortillas. Wrap your favorite raw veggies like avocado, tomato or lettuce, or various spreads like hummus or nut butters to make a healthy snack anytime!

Ingredients: All derived from organic coconuts: Coconut meat, coconut water, and unrefined coconut oil

Specifications: Non-GMO, Raw, Vegan, Gluten-Free

Storage: Place in a sealed container and store at room temperature. Do not refrigerate or freeze.
-Sunfood.com

These wraps are awesome! They are also much stronger than I thought! I jam packed it with grilled chicken and a little fresh mozzarella and it didn’t break at all!! The taste is very good, it doesn’t have an overpowering coconut taste, but It does have a coconut aftertaste.

These are awesome if you are on a low carb diet! Hunt them down!

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Supplement Review: P28 White Chocolate Peanut Butter

P28 HIGH PROTEIN PEANUT BUTTER

Our P28 Spreads are an extremely delicious and nutritious addition to any of our P28 Bread products. Whether you love our Bread, Bagels, Flats, or all Three….now You Can Add Some Spread to your Bread! Add two tablespoons of P28 Peanut Butter Spread to a slice of P28 Bread, and you’ve got 28 grams of PROTEIN!

– 14g PROTEIN (per serving)
– ALL NATURAL
– 100% WHEY PROTEIN ISOLATE
– GLUTEN FREE
– NO SUGAR ADDED
– 0 TRANS FAT
– CHOLESTEROL FREE

Our P28 Spreads currently come in 6 flavors:

Peanut Butter – Our classic P28 High Protein Peanut Butter spread is made with the highest quality Whey Protein and Dry Roasted Peanuts. Our High Protein Peanut Butter spread is the perfect nutrient-rich addition to our P28 Bread, Bagels, and Flat Bread. Peanut Butter is a good source of Fiber, Protein, and Vitamins B3 and E. It’s been known that poly-and monounsaturated fats in peanut butter can lower your risk of developing heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.*

Signature Blend – The P28 Signature Blend is an amazingly delicious mixture of high quality Almonds, Peanuts, Cranberries, Sunflower Seeds, Honey, Flax Seeds, Cinnamon, and Whey Protein. This is an extremely nutrient rich blend high in Protein and Omega-3’s.

Almond Butter – Our P28 Almond Butter is a smooth and tasty mixture of high quality Almonds and Whey Protein. Our Almond Butter is an excellent source of Protein, Vitamin E, Magnesium, and Fiber.

White Chocolate – The P28 White Chocolate Spread is an amazing combination of high quality Peanuts, White Chocolate, Vanilla, and Whey Protein. Our White Chocolate Spread is incredibly tasty and nutritious. With 14 grams of Protein per serving and made with such high quality ingredients, you’ll never have to feel guilty eating P28 White Chocolate Spread!

Banana Raisin – An amazing mixture of Dry Roasted Peanuts, Whey Protein Isolate, and of course….RAISINS! With 14 grams of protein per serving and only 7g of carbs, this is a must have Spread in your arsenal!

Gingerbread – (SEASONAL ONLY) Our newest flavor! A specialty blend of Dry Roasted Peanuts, Whey Protein Isolate, Ginger, Molasses, and Vanilla! Don’t feel bad about eating this delicious spread during the Holiday’s, or any time for that matter! Our Gingerbread Spread has 14g of protein and only 6g carbs!
-p28foods.com

This is delicious, but I am not sure if it is worth $12.99 a jar! I rather have crazy Richards and protein powder for $5.00 a jar!

If the value is ok to you then buy it as it is delicious!


Supplement Review: Chia Pod

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The perfect energy boosting breakfast, Chia Pods contain one full serving of sun ripened chia seeds mixed with fruit and coconut milk.

DARK CACAO
Bittersweet dark cacao is blended with creamy almond milk and sun ripened chia seeds.

BLUEBERRY
The tartness of real blueberries, blended with sun ripened chia seeds and pure coconut milk – with no added sugar.

COFFEE BEAN
Rich, cold-brewed coffee is blended with sun ripened chia seeds and coconut milk.

LEMON & DATE
Sweet, sticky dates and the freshness of lemon, blended with sun ripened chia seeds and coconut milk.

STRAWBERRY
Sun ripened chia seeds are blended with the sweetness of juicy, ripe strawberries and coconut milk.

MANGO
The tropical freshness of real mango, blended with sun ripened chia seeds and pure coconut milk – with no added sugar.

BANANA
Naturally sweet ripe bananas are blended with sun ripened chia seeds and pure coconut milk – with no added sugar.

VANILLA BEAN
12 Pack
Sun ripened chia seeds and pure coconut milk are blended with the sweet spice of vanilla and cinnamon- with no added sugar.

Whether at home or eating on the go, get a head start on your daily nutrition with this delicious, nutrient rich breakfast.
-thechiaco.com.au

An Australian company available in the U.S. I found it in whole foods.

Chia Pod is a really good source of fiber! The blueberry has whole real blueberries in it. The taste…. Well… Isn’t the greatest, but it is good for you! If you need a low carb, high fiber snack; this is a great choice. It’s also all natural.

If you are wondering about the consistency it is exactly like tapioca pudding without the cream.

Check it out!