Dr. Mercola’s Complete Probiotic Powder Packets for adults pack 70 billion beneficial bacteria into a serving while the packets for kids pack 10 billion beneficial bacteria. The Probiotic Powder Packets contain 10 strains of bacteria, including super-strain lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1, and promote an optimal environment for the growth of “gut-friendly” bacteria. The product comes in an organic raspberry flavor and it claims to provide critical support for your immune system health, aid in the breakdown and removal of harmful toxins, and help support blood pressure levels that are already in the normal range.
My husband was the guinea pig for this review. He was already taking a probiotic (in pill form) and agreed to try Dr. Mercola’s Powder Packets. He said the flavor is good and he liked the powder because it helped him drink additional water vs. in pill form. It was hard to say if it worked any better than his normal probiotic but there were definitely no ill effects. He felt good, it was nice not to take a pill and the taste was satisfactory. Personally, I don’t love all the waste associated with individual packets but I did see where they also sell them in pill form. On the upside the packets require no refrigeration and they are convenient. The kids packets are recommended for ages 4 and up, therefore I did not test these out on my kids. My goal is to find another mom that can use them and get back to me with their review (updates to come.)
Dr. Mercola’s mission is to help transform the traditional medical paradigm in the United States and around the world, and offer practical health solutions, along with the tools to help every individual improve their health. The products feature clean ingredients while a portion of the profits goes towards health activism and charities.
*disclaimer: I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com), May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my honest opinion on my blog. The opinions posted are my own.
prAna is an ancient Sanskrit word for breath, life and vitality of the spirit. It is also an incredible clothing line with a mission to inspire healthy, active and free-spirited living.
I was thrilled when I was selected to try and review a prAna outfit on my blog. I have to be honest, at first glance of the price tag I was like “NO WAY!” Those that know me know that I am a thrift store shopper and absolutely love 50-cent clothing day. So my outfit arrived and when I first put on my Devan Henley I decided I might just live in it. It was so soft! None of my clothes are that soft. It’s made of an organic cotton jersey blend and is 52% Organic Cotton 48% Poly. I chose the Mineral Green and it is also available in Black, Vintage Cobalt and Winter.
I love a piece of clothing that feels like “me” and when I reach in my closet I want to put something on that reflects who I am and also makes me feel confident and comfortable. I am a mover! I am an on the go mom with two very spirited toddlers. We play hard, we hike, we dance and we live in the mountains. Everyone knows when you live in the mountains of Montana you always need an extra layer in your backpack (even on a beautiful blue sky sunny day!) This shirt is absolutely my new favorite layer for any adventure. It is versatile, super cute and comfy. I read that we only wear about 30% of what’s in our closet. This would definitely be an essential for me.
I also got to try out a pair of Kara jeans. They are a versatile soft stretch denim made of 79% Organic Cotton / 19% Polyester / 2% Spandex. They are low rise, fitted with a tapered leg. When I first looked at them I thought they were really cute (and soft) but there was no way I was going to fit in them. I was wrong. I put them on and it was like a second skin. They were stretchy, super comfortable and flattering. Again, a versatile product that I can see myself wearing while out adventuring or for everyday. Sometimes at the end of the day jeans will be sagging in all the wrong places. Not these! The material is great and they come in a variety of fun printed and solid patterns. As you can see above they allow you to do trampoline v-jumps which is an added bonus 🙂
I absolutely loved the prAna clothes and decided to do a little company research to see what they’re all about. They were a small company that started in a garage in California. They sewed the first pieces themselves, the tags were made from homemade recycled paper and local grocery store fruit boxes were used to ship the orders. Obviously they have grown but their core belief is that companies (like theirs) should give much more than they take from the world. YES! I try to practice mindfulness every day and I teach it to my children. Mindfulness is at the core of everything we do and it’s where change happens (big and small).
I love shopping local and buying from companies that are dedicated to community, sustainability and mindfulness. So in the end I wouldn’t think twice about purchasing prAna products. I am thinking about going upstairs right now and donating 60% of my clothes 😉 When you think about any purchase I’ve learned to look beyond the sticker price and instead find the value of that item. For example, you might be able to buy a shirt from Wal-Mart (don’t get me started on Wal-Mart!) for $5 that will last you a season OR you can spend more for a quality product that will last for years. I agree, prAna is pretty spendy but like any good piece of gear, it will last much longer if it’s made of quality material and comes from a trusted company that will stand behind their products.
We are indeed a society of “more is better” but if everyone stops to really think about that then we know it isn’t true. So while I was simply supposed to write this clothing review I’ve found that it’s more than just clothing, it’s about mindfulness and even the smallest things can make a big difference.
If you want to give prAna a try you can use the discount code below:
Not valid for Influencers, on Gift Certificates or with any other offers
Valid thru October 31, 2016
AND DON’T FORGET TO USE EBATES FOR AN EXTRA 2.5% CASH BACK!!
*I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com), May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my honest opinion on my blog. The opinions posted are my own.