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Have your own personal masseuse with Ryker Roll

 

What were you resolutions/goals for the New Year? Was eating better, drinking more water and working out one of them?

I’ve been trying to make more conscious decisions and better choices when it comes to eating (I haven’t lost any weight as of yet). As for exercising, I can honestly say that I have made zero attempt at that. Maybe when the weather gets warmer I’ll go for walks.

We have a gym here in our condo complex. It’s not that big, but it has a treadmill and exercise bike, to name a few.

I’ve always told myself that if/when I can lose some weight and feel less subconscious about myself and my weight, that I would go to our gym and work out. So far, that has not happened. But it is a goal of mine.

With working out comes aches and pains (sometimes, but especially for “newbies”). Actually, getting older comes with it’s own sets of aches and pains. I swear I sound like a breakfast cereal when I get out of bed in the morning – snack, crackle and pop!

My husband often gets a pain in his lower back when he shovels snow. Thankfully we haven’t had much snow this winter.

When one of us needs a massage, we rely on the other to help us out. Unfortunately, it’s not always possible since we both work outside of the home.

We do have some massager, such as one you lean up on with your back while sitting in a chair. That massager is only good for your back. It doesn’t help other parts of your body. It’s also very big and bulky and requires  an outlet to plug it into.

Let me introduce you to a handy little massage tool that you can take anywhere (even when you travel). It also does not require electricty and you can use it on your own. It’s called Rykr Roll.

Rykr Roll features both function and innovation, with a stylish on-the-go approach, Rykr Roll’s handheld self-massage product is designed for people to pinpoint pain, and easily apply acupressure and massage to the muscles, promoting better oxygen flow and blood circulation to achieve optimal pain and tension relief – even alleviating myofascial tenderness.

Rykr Roll can also be warmed or cooled depending on what your body needs.

I was sent a Rykr Roll to review.

Like I said, I don’t work out, but I do have aches and pains. My husband and I have slept on a sofa bed for the past 19 years… need I say more? If you’ve ever slept on a sofa bed for even one night, you know how horribly uncomfortable they are.

Rykr Roll is available in different product designs and colors. The one I receive to review is the Myro Rykr Roll.

This brief video shows the Rykr Roll in action.

 

I am currently suffering with tendinitis in my shoulder. The Rykr Roll can’t “fix it” (I needed a cortisone injection into the shoulder joint – OUCH!), but using the product chilled does make my arm feel better when it’s hurting, especially on my bicep muscle. I just pop the Rykr Roll into the freezer for 10+ minutes, then I use the “ball” end to roll it up and down my shoulder and bicep. It’s something I do for myself. I don’t need anyone to do it for me. That means, when my arm hurts and I’m home (while hubby is at work), I can use the Rykr Roll without assistance.

As you can see in the video, Rykr Roll can be used on just about any part of your body. It can be used to ease muscle pain, or to help increase blood circulation.

Dare I say it also just feels good, especially after a long day at work. You don’t need to be in pain or recover from a work out. It simply feels good.

I like to use it on the bottom of my feet. My husband can’t stand the bottom of his feet touched, but I love to roll the Rykr Roll back and forth on my sore feet. It feels really good (especially when it’s cooled).

I have not tried the Rykr Roll warm yet. Its made of metal (ball ), so it cannot be put into the microwave.

Rykr Roll carries other products and colors.

The Ryker Roll I received came in a velvet bag for storage.

You can take the Ryker Roll with you to the gym, work, or when traveling. It’s small in size (about as big as your hand) and lightweight.

No batteries or electricity is required to utilize the Rykr Roll.

I keep the Rykr Roll in the bathroom closet, because you never know when you or someone in your household might need it.

If you are interested in learning more about this or other Rykr Roll products, visit RykrRoll.com.  The products can be purchased on Amazon and range in price from about $20-$30.

The brand can also be found on social media. Their links are found on the bottom of their website.

Kimberly

*I received a free product sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinion expressed is my own and not influenced in any way. 

Give yourself a “boost” with Boost Oxygen

 

Do you watch Shark Tank? That is one of my “guilty pleasure” television shows. My husband thinks it’s boring, but he’ll watch it because he knows I find it entertaining. Some of the products are so off-beat whereas others are truly genius. You just never know what the next big thing will be.

I’ve also reviewed a few products over the years that were featured on Shark Tank. One of which was Tipsy Elves.

Not too long ago I saw the episode where Boost Oxygen appeared. The brand worked out a million dollar deal with Mr. Wonderful himself, Kevin O’Leary. I was very impressed by not only the huge deal, but also by the product. It seemed very interesting to me.

Boost Oxygen is 95% pure Aviators Breathing Oxygen, in a lightweight, portable, easy to use can.

Did you know that every cell in your body is designed to burn oxygen–it’s the basic fuel for cell metabolism. Cut back on oxygen and all of those cellular processes become sluggish… you start to feel fatigued or short of breath. If you are a jogger/runner, I’m sure you know what I mean. You can also experience shortness of breath hiking to high elevations.

Less oxygen equates to cells losing the energy they need to repair DNA. Your immune system begins to weaken. Your risk of becoming sick or contracting disease escalates. We NEED oxygen. There is no doubt about that.

I was sent some Boost Oxygen cans to review.

I am not a runner and I don’t hike up high elevations, but I was curious about Boost. Pure Oxygen in a can? Come one… you know you are just as intrigued as I was.

As per the brand;

Boost Oxygen manufactures portable, light-weight, oxygen canisters for use in sports, fitness, health and wellness, high altitude, hangovers and fatigue.

Boost Oxygen is 95% Pure Aviator’s Breathing Oxygen compressed into 3 convenient size aluminum canisters for any non-Medical use.  Our supplemental Oxygen is available in aroma-less Natural (no aromatherapy added), Peppermint, Menthol-Eucalyptus, Pink Grapefruit and our new Organic Rosemary ‘Think Tank’ product.

For Pocket Size canisters, remove tamper-evident plastic and remove cap. Place up to mouth, press button firmly and inhale. For Large and Medium size canisters, place mask under nose and over mouth. Press trigger down to activate flow. Breath in through the mouth.

Boost Oxygen is pressure filled only into the can (sort of like a tire). No aerosols or propellants are used. As the can depletes, the pressure of the oxygen flow from the can will also deplete until finally empty. When the oxygen no longer flows, the can is empty.

Interestingly enough, Boost Oxygen is also offered in different scents; Peppermint, Pink Grapefruit, Menthol-Eucalyptus and Natural (no scent).

I received three cans of Boost Oxygen – Small, Medium and Large.

The small bottle features a inhaler piece that you put in your mouth to inhale the oxygen. It looks a lot like an inhaler that people with asthma use.

The medium and large cans feature small mouth pieces that you place over your mouth to inhale the oxygen.

Boost Oxygen is not intended to treat medical conditions. It’s meant for recreational use.

This video by Boost Oxygen explains the product in more detail, as well as how to use it.

 

I’m not an athlete, and I don’t visit high elevations. But I was still curious about Boost Oxygen.

Honestly, you don’t really taste or notice anything weird when you use the product.

Boost Oxygen is easy enough to use. Initially my kids thought it was very funny when I placed the Boost Oxygen mask on my mouth take a few breaths. It does look strange.

I haven’t really noticed too much of a difference, but I will say that the Menthol-Eucalyptus scent does perk me up when I use it. I keep Boost Oxygen on my desk and for those occasions when I am feeling sluggish, I’ll grab the can, take a few breaths and it does seem to perk me up. I think the scent might have a lot to do with that. You can smell it, but you don’t really taste it.

I was also sent a can called Think Tank. It’s scented with Rosemary. As per the brand;

Rosemary oil has been used for centuries as aromatherapy for cognitive support. From the scholars of ancient Greece to the plays of Shakespeare to current aromatherapy infusers, Rosemary appears time and again. Modern studies have found that Rosemary aroma can increase short term memory up to 75%. We combined this traditional herb with 95% pure oxygen for the good of your brain. Other independent studies have shown that improved oxygen intake can have incredible benefits such as enhanced mood, memory, energy levels, and reaction time. Combining the Rosemary aroma and Pure Oxygen combines the two most effective, all natural inhalable cognitive supporters.

Just like with the Menthol-Eucalyptus, the Rosemary also perks me up. I’m not really sure if it effects my short term memory. What it does it perk me up and helps me feel less sluggish and able to get blog work done (which is why I keep it on my desk).

I think it’s also important that we stop and take some deep breaths from time to time. Breathing (deep breaths) can help you to release stress, regain calmness and peacefulness. I try to practice deep breathing from time to time (when I stop and think about it).

I’m not really sure if this product helps out athletes and people who are in high elevations, but for me, the scented products do seem to be helping me.

If you are interested in learning more about Boost Oxygen, visit BoostOxygen.com. The brand can also be found on social media. Their links on found on the bottom of their website.

Kimberly

*I received free product samples to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

Product Review: Elixinol’s Organic Balance

 

These days it seems like everything is made with CBD. It’s the latest craze. CBD in beauty products, CBD for pets, CBD to help you sleep, CBD to help with pain… the list goes on and on.

If you are not familiar with CBD, it’s the active ingredient in cannabis derived from the hemp plant (marijuana). It’s NOT the part of marijuana that gets you high, “stoned.” That ingredient is cannabis. It’s illegal in most states to have anything related to cannabis unless it’s medicinal. At least this is my understanding.

I am open to trying products with CBD in it. I do that because I do suffer from pain (nephropathy) and I do have issues falling asleep and staying asleep. These are conditions that other people use CBD products for. There are other reasons to use them too (not just pain or to help you sleep). Depression, anxiety, stress, and inflammation are other reasons why people use CBD product, however I don’t know if CBD really helps with any (or all) of these things.

In any event, I am always looking to try out new CBD products to see what works, and what doesn’t work.

One of the most recent products I received to review is Elixinol’s Organic Balance USDA certified organic tincture.

According to the brand;

Elixinol’s Organic Balance certified USDA organic tinctures are crafted with CBD rich organic whole-hemp extract carefully blended with organic MCT coconut oil. By using full-spectrum hemp oil, these tinctures are not only full of CBD, they provide the complete range of complementary cannabinoids, flavonoids and terpenes that define the entourage effect.

I was sent a bottle to review. It contains 300mg of CBD. That is a decent amount of milligrams. I’ve seen plenty of CBD products with a lot less, and a lot more, than that amount. I think 300-500 mg is probably a good amount for anyone. But that is just my opinion.

This CBD tinture has a “natural taste.” It’s not flavored in any way. To be honest, I’m not a fan of the taste. However, you only have to use a little bit (1/2 a dropper), so it’s easy enough for me to keep it in my mouth for a brief amount of time. The taste doesn’t last much after you swallow it.

You can use this tincture twice a day with food, or as needed.

I use this product before I eat lunch, and before I go to bed at night. I find that it makes me feel calm and relaxed. I work with kids who can be loud and very active. I like having a sense of calmness before going to work.

I take the product at night to help me feel relaxed enough to fall asleep (and ideally stay asleep). Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. I think other medication I’m on might interfere with the true effectiveness of this product. It’s not just this product. Other CBD products I use sometimes seem affected by my medications.

 

So far I am enjoying the benefits of this product. It works well in my life and with my lifestyle. I also appreciate the fact that this product is certified organic by Pro-Cert, a USDA-accredited certifying agent, in an organic facility. I feel good taking this product because you know it lives up to high standards.

If you are interested in learning more about this product, or other products offered Elixinol, such as Omega Turmeric CBD, CBD Cream and CBD Lip Balm, to name a few, visit Elixinol.com. They even have a clearance section!

The brand can also be found on social media. All of their links are found on the bottom of their website.

Do you use CBD products? If so, what do you use them for? Feel free to comment and share your stories/thoughts. I always love to hear from readers.

Kimberly

*I received a free products sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

Achieve your genetic potential with an NAD+ longevity supplement

 

Beauty products have come a long way since I was younger. It seemed like beauty products were more simple back then. These days science plays a bit part in how beauty products are formulated. They are so much more than a simple beauty product.

One of the perks of being a blogger is having the opportunity to learn about new brand and products, as well as the chance to try out some products I might not otherwise get the chance to learn about. One such product is NAD+ Gold™.  

As per the brand;

Achieve your genetic potential with an NAD+ longevity supplement: As we age, research shows that we continuously lose molecules called NAD+, which are critical to maintaining energy production, DNA repair and cell vitality. Enter Quicksilver Scientific’s latest breakthrough product, NAD+ Gold™ one of the most powerful, yet simple longevity products on the market designed to produce more NAD+ via liposomal delivery. This promotes healthy aging, cognition and metabolism. You can’t prevent aging, but according to Quicksilver Scientific, you can change the way you age in 2020.

This video from Quicksliver Scientific, goes into the science behind this product.

 

It sounded interesting, so I thought I would give it a try and do a review.

This product arrives with an ice pack. Upon recieving the product, you need to put it in the fridge. It’s OK if it arrives to you not cold. It’s OK to be at room temperature for 5-7 days (as per the brand’s website).

I thought it was interesting that it had to be kept cold.

I thought this was a beauty product that you put on your skin. Nope! It’s a beauty/health product that you ingest.

To use NAD+ Gold, put two pumps of the product in your mouth and leave it there for 30 seconds before swallowing. It does not say it on the directions, but I think you should pump it under your tongue (sublingual). I take other vitamins (B12) that I need to dissolve under my tongue so that I can absorb it better. When using this product, I pump it under my tongue and leave it there for 30 seconds before swallowing.

I’m not keen on the taste, but you put so little in your mouth that it’s not a big deal.

Ideally, you should take NAD+Gold 10 minutes before you eat. I take it in the morning before I drink my coffee (I don’t eat breakfast right away). When I get up I have things to do before I sit down for my coffee (litter boxes, feed the cats…), so waiting 10 minutes is not a big deal for me.

It doesn’t specify what time of day you should take the product. You could take it before lunch or dinner if that is more convenient for you.

Because the product has to be kept cold, it’s not ideal for traveling. But you do have 90 days after you open it before it’s not viable anymore.

I have been using this product for a few weeks. There are some days that I didn’t use it (I forgot to take it).

I honestly cannot tell you how the product is effecting me from a molecular level. I’m not a scientist, nor a doctor. I have no way of testing how the product is working.

NAD+Gold is suppose to help with;

  • Boost endurance and stamina
  • Increase blood flow
  • Sharpen memory and focus
  • Promote a more youthful metabolism

As far as endurance and stamina, I have not been feeling well for a long time. I have been dealing with tendinitis in my shoulder. So I have been taking things slow and easy so as not to aggravate my shoulder. I also take medication for nephropathy that totally zaps me of energy. For these reasons, I don’t want to say that NAD+Gold doesn’t help with endurance and stamina, only because I have contributing factors that could effect that.

I keep my NAD+Gold in the covered compartment on my fridge door.

Increased blood flow and a youthful metabolism are not factors I can comment on because I have no way of telling if this product has effected these areas.

As I get older, I worry A LOT about memory loss. I also suffer from focus issues (which is why it’s taking me forever to do an online course). Again, I don’t know if medication has an effect on that. I take Gabapentin and Lyrica, both of which can effect your focus.

I look at it this way, if the product does what it says it’s suppose to do, I’m all for it. I want to look and feel healthy.

If you would like to learn more about NAD+Gold, visit QuicksilverScientific.com, or you can go directly to the NAD+Gold product page.

The brand can also be found on social media. Their links are fond on their website.

What do you think about this product? Does it sound like something you’d be interested in trying? Why or why not? Feel free to comment and share your thoughts.

Kimberly

*I received a free product sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

Can CBD Gummies Help in Your Life

 

CBD gummies are an interesting concept that many people use every day. Can CBD gummies actually help you as much as other CBD types? 

There are plenty of different ways to take CBD. One of the most popular ones is a CBD gummy. But if you’ve only ever really heard about these gummies secondhand, you might not know why people love them so much. If you’re interested in starting a new type of CBD in your diet, you might want to consider using CBD gummies. These are the top reasons that people love CBD gummies.

Portability

First off, CBD gummies are incredibly portable. That’s one of the main reasons people love to have them available — they’re great if you need to take your CBD with you. Most CBD gummies come in a small darkened container that you can toss into your bag, purse, or backpack. That portability means it’s very easy to use your CBD gummies in any situation. You may even want to keep a container of CBD gummies in your different bags so that you don’t have to remember to take them with you every time you leave the house.

Ease of Use

CBD gummies all come pre-portioned and pre-prepared. To take your CBD, all you have to do is take a gummy and chew it up. That makes it much easier than taking CBD in many other ways. You can even grab a few CBD gummies from your purse without having to look at them while you do it. That means you can continue to work and accomplish your goals without having to take time to get your CBD. It’s a direct CBD mix that allows you to easily add CBD, whether as needed or as part of an overall routine.

Efficacy

Just like other methods of taking it, CBD gummies provides you with the benefits that you associate with CBD. Plus, you still know exactly how much CBD you’re taking when you take a gummy. You just have to look at the label, which will let you know how much CBD each gummy actually has. Make sure you see how much is in a serving and how many gummies each serving is, so you can properly dose your CBD for your own needs.

Additional Ingredients

If you want to make sure that you’re getting the most out of your CBD, you might want to consider adding additional supplements that will help with your health goals. With Charlotte’s Web CBD gummies, you’ll automatically get the benefits of those additional supplements. The Calm gummies include L-theanine and lemon balm, the Sleep gummies include melatonin, and the Recovery gummies include ginger and turmeric. Do some extra research on these supplements so you can see whether they can help you.

Quality

Every time you buy a supplement, you need to make sure that the retailer will only provide high-quality products. That’s true of every supplement, including CBD. Supplements aren’t federally regulated, which can be worrying for some people. But the good news is that high-quality manufacturers have instead taken it upon themselves to regulate their own products. At Charlotte’s Web, you can see Certificates of Analysis from an unbiased third party that will let you know what’s actually in your CBD and let you feel comfortable with every purchase.

Conclusion

Regardless of your current CBD usage, it’s true that CBD gummies may be able to help you benefit from CBD even more. You just need to make sure you’re getting the right CBD gummy for your needs. Charlotte’s Web can help you find that perfect gummy. Whether you want more help with working out, sleeping right, or just staying calm in your day-to-day life, CBD gummies from Charlotte’s Web will help you do just that.

Coping with Stress and Anxiety When You’re at Work

 

If you are someone who suffers with anxiety, then it can be something that can have an impact on your whole life. You could stop going out or doing particular things because of how you feel. You could turn down promotions and other opportunities at work because of social anxiety or anxiety around interviews and being out of your comfort zone. You could even miss things like deadlines because of feeling anxious, so it can impact your whole life and your life at work. 

When you are at work, it is definitely up to you if you want to tell your employer. It can help a lot, as they can put certain things in place. You might work for a large corporation with a HR team and occupational health team that could help. But you may not feel able to share about it. If that is the case, then you need to make sure that you are able to cope when you’re at work, so that you can not only survive, but actually thrive in the workplace. Here are some things that could help you when you’re feeling anxious or having panic attacks when you are at work. Is there anything else that you would recommend?

Ask for help

We can all feel overwhelmed with our workload from time to time. But if you are having a really anxious day or feeling on the verge of a panic attack, then it can be hard to think about anything else but how you are feeling. So it is really important to make sure that you don’t isolate yourself when you are feeling like this. It is so important to ask for help if you need it. You will have a line manager at work and a team around you, so ask for help if you feel like you need it. You don’t want to add stress to your life by missing deadlines or making errors, so ask for help.

Take breaks

Taking some regular breaks at work can be a good idea if you are feeling anxious. Even just a quick walk for ten minutes can make a difference. Don’t just plow through if you aren’t feeling good. Even a minute to yourself away from work to have some deep breathing can be a good idea. You could even buy CBD gummies, for example, as something to have with you in your bag, as they can be subtly taken at work. CBD has been proven to help, but you will need to see if it works for you.

Remove yourself from toxic colleagues

One of your triggers in the workplace, that triggers your anxiety, could be the people that you are around. You could feel like you can’t get away sometimes, but if you are able to remove yourself from gossip and negativity in the workplace, then it can make a real difference to how you feel. 

Be healthy

One of the best things that you can do to take care of yourself at work if you are anxious, is to be as healthy as you can. So if you are binging on junk food then it won’t do a lot to help how you are feeling. If you eat in a healthy way, then it can help you to take control and feel better about things. You should also make sure that you get enough sleep as that can help you to feel better and more able to cope with things. Exercising is something that is also important, as it can do wonders for your mental health. Look to limit things like caffeine and alcohol, and then make sure that you have some healthy habits to look after your mind and body. It will stand you in good stead should you face some stressful and triggering situations in life, as well as at work. 

Set boundaries

Work could be something that in and of itself, makes you quite anxious. So it is a must to set yourself some boundaries, like not bringing work back with you. Then you can relax when you’re at home, and not bring more anxiety into your life. Don’t check your emails at home, even if you have your work laptop with you. It will make a difference to how you feel and be a positive change. If you work from home sometimes, then make sure you set specific working hours, so that you’re not prolonging the working day and not prolonging any of your anxiety.