NeoCell Move Matrix Review

NeoCell® Move Matrix Advanced Joint Hydrator is a wonderful supplement with a premium formula of the Move Matrix Blend, Collagen Type 2, Turmeric, and Hyaluronic Acid targeting supports flexibility and mobility, and promoting a healthy inflammatory response.  These claims have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

The suggested dosage is 5 capsules daily.  It is a lot of take and for people who have difficulty taking capsules, this would not be for you.  It was suggested for me to take the capsules throughout the day, which is a great idea.  I take 2 in the morning, 1 for lunch, and 2 for dinner.  This made it easier, but at the same time, I tend to forget how many I have taken, so I had to make notes, how many I have taken throughout the day.  These capsules are pretty big in that sometimes it is difficult to swallow, but perhaps it is because I have to take so many.  They do give off an aroma.  I believe it is coming from the turmeric, which, does not bother me at all.  After taking the pills though, I experienced slight gassiness in the form of burping.

Hyaluronic Acid is a lubricating viscous fluid naturally found in the skin, eyes, joints, fluids and connective tissues.  You can often find them in beauty products as well as joint health supplements.  Collagen Type 2 is the key structural protein of joint cartilage.

This was a positive experience in that I felt relief from my joint aches in my elbows primarily.  Within two weeks, I started feeling relief just by taking these supplements.  I have tried lots of things to get some relief and these are the only things that have helped so far, even if I am putting my elbows through more strenuous activity such as yoga. I did notice that if I miss taking some capsules, the slight ache returns.  As an added bonus, my nails seemed to look healthier and grew much faster too.

Every person’s level of pain is different.  For me, it is just a slight ache.  Supplements can react differently depending on the severity of the inflammation and how each person processes the supplement ingredients.

This product does contain shellfish from shrimp, but is does NOT contain any soy, wheat, lactose, starch, yeast, GMO’s, or artificial flavors, gluten.

I would rate these 4 out of 5 stars.  It worked for me, remembering how pills to take and the size of them are just a bit of a inconvenience.

I received these as samples to facilitate this honest review.  All opinions are my own.  I would like to thank NeoCell® for giving me an opportunity to try these out.  These can be purchased through Amazon and other vitamin or natural shops.  You can find more information on this product as well as other beauty supplements on their website, or their Instagram.

Homemade After Bug Bite Itch Treatment

With Summer time and being outdoors, I tend to get insect bites and rashes.  I found this great homemade after bug bite itch treatment that helps relieve the itchiness and it is also cooling, I thought I would share with you all.  With a few simple ingredients you may already have, just mix them up and get instant relief from insect bites and rashes.

This recipe can be scaled up, depending on how much you need.  I store mine in a sealed jar in the refrigerator to keep cool and fresh.  PhotoGrid_1501204745813

2 Tbsp. Baking Soda

1 Tbsp. Aloe Vera Gel

1/2 tsp. Witch Hazel

1/2 tsp water

5 drops Peppermint Essential Oil (Optional)

Instructions:

  1. Measure and add baking soda to a small bowl (jar)
  2. Add Aloe Vera Gel and witch hazel, stir to incorporate.
  3. Add water stir to get smooth paste.
  4. Add drops of mint essential oil (optional).
  5. Rub paste over itchy areas, let dry, brush off or wipe away.

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I used the particular Aloe Vera Gel from Green Leaf Naturals in the link because it is a more liquid formula that gel-like, but use whatever you already have on hand.  This is not critical.  I do warn though, that this particular aloe vera gel has xanthan gum as one of the ingredients to help stabilize it.  So do your research, some people are sensitive to xanthan gum and choose another aloe vera gel.  Be careful, as there are some aloe vera gel that are not close to 100%, with lots of other ingredients (preservatives).  This one is 99.75% Organic, with citric acid, ascorbic acid, potassium sorbate (preservative), and xanthan gum.

The peppermint essential oil is optional, but it helps with cooling the insect bite or rash as well as being refrigerated.  You can use any mint essential oil or none, it just gives it a refreshing scent as well as a cooling effect.  I’m partial to peppermint, which I already had on hand.

I hope this helps you have more fun enjoying the summertime outdoors.

 

NeoCell Biotin Bursts

PhotoGrid_1498516532230PhotoGrid_1498517857540If you’re needing some help to grow stronger, more beautiful hair, skin, and nails.  You might need a biotin supplement.  NeoCell has developed a great, easy, and delicious way to get your biotin supplement in Biotin Bursts.

Biotin is also known as B-7 and is one of the soluble B complex vitamins.  Biotin is important for healthy eyes, hair, skin, nails, liver, and nervous system.   Biotin can be found in egg yolks, organ meats (liver, kidneys), nuts (almonds, peanuts, pecans, walnuts), nut butters, soybean and legumes, whole grains, cereals, cauliflowers, mushrooms.  Food processing such as cooking can make the biotin ineffective though.  In order to get the benefits of the active biotin, the raw or less-processing the foods undergo the better.  The R.D.A. Recommended Daily Allowance is 30-100 mcg (micrograms) of Biotin for adolescents and adults.

 

These gourmet biotin soft chews contain 10,000 mcg of Biotin per chew, and are “berry-licious” made with Brazilian Açai berry.  They taste great, just a slight sour note.  It is just the right texture, not too sticky.  Convenient individually wrapped chews that make them easily and enjoyable to take your supplement.  You definitely won’t forget to take your supplement because they are like treats or candy.  Some people might even be tempted to take more than 1 daily.  It comes in a resealable foil package to maintain the freshness and integrity of the individually wrapped chews.

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Using this product for a month, I found my hair to be much thicker than before.  I have pretty healthy shiny hair already, so there wasn’t much difference but I did find that running my fingers through my hair or brushing it, it seemed I had more hair in the back.  My hair did grow faster than normal as well.  I also felt a difference on my skin.  I suffer from keratosis pilaris (slight red bumps on skin) and I found that the prevalence of the bumps diminished as well.  During, the summer time, my skin is exposed more and it is important to have smooth vibrant skin.  My nails also grew healthier.  They are smoother, shinier, not as dull, and not as much ridges as before, and they also grew faster.

 

Thank you so much to NeoCell for providing me a free sample to review.  Opinions are completely my own, honest and unbiased.  NeoCell also carries many different beauty supplements from Collagen Ceramides to Move for joint Health.

Joint Burst by NeoCell®

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These flavorful Joint Burst daily chews by NeoCell® are a nice combination of tangy, tropical flavor.  The tropical flavor is good to hide the turmeric flavor, but for me, I can still detect a hint of turmeric.  I don’t mind the taste of turmeric as I incorporate it into my cooking frequently.  The texture and mouthfeel is just the right amount.  It is not too sticky when you chew it.

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They are made with three powerhouse ingredients that synergistically support healthy joint function:  Collagen 2, Standardized 82% Curcuminoids Turmeric Extract, and Hyaluronic Acid.  Our joint cartilages is mostly made of the structural protein collagen type 2.  There is also synovial fluid which lubricates our joints, and hyaluronic acid is the primary component.  Turmeric has been widely used in Ayurvedic practice.  It is a rhizomatous herb, from the ginger family Zingiberaceae, very high in the chemical compound curcumin that is mostly a treatment for inflammation as well as other ailments.  So, the combination of all these 3 powerhouse ingredients might work in the support of healthy joints.

They come in a resealable foil package, and individually wrapped.  It is great to keep freshness of the chews with resealable foil package, and the individually wrapped chews are convenient and can be taken on the go for busy people.

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As far as efficacy, this really didn’t relieve my ache in my elbow after a month of taking them.  I was truly hoping that these would work.  The ache in my right elbow is not very intense, but it is just present.

These Joint Bursts are convenient and innovative way to take your supplements, for arthritis problems or any joint issues you may have.  Of course, not everyone will get the same benefits as each person is different, and suffering from different ailments.  These might be a good supplement for someone who might just be getting the initial joint aches or as a preventative measure if you know you have the predisposition for joint problems.

I like that this does not contain any soy, wheat, lactose, palm oil, yeast, gluten, GMO’s, or artificial flavors.

I received this complimentary of NeoCell® in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are completely my own.

I would like to thank NeoCell® for the opportunity to sample and review these Joint Bursts.  Click this link for additional information on NeoCell® and their other products.

 

 

Staying Healthy with juicing

 

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Juicing ingredients

I like to just see what I can use in my juices. These ingredients are just what I currently have.  There doesn’t need to be a recipe, just whatever you feel you need for that day, whether it is more fruits or more vegetables or a mix of both.

  • 1 whole Apple – cubed
  • Handful of Grapes – cut up
  • 3/4 c goji berries
  • Coconut water (fill up to the max level of NutriBullet cup)
  • 2 tsp flax seeds
  • 1 scoop of Patriot Power Greens Powder Berry Flavor

In this case, since the Patriot Power Greens powder already contains a lot of greens, I opted to add more fruits to my juice.

Here are some information and benefits of the ingredients I incorporated in my juice.

Goji Berries are a shrub, native to China and have been eaten for generations.  It is believed to be effective for life longevity.  They have been used to treat many ailments like diabetes, high blood pressure, fever, and age related eye problems.  They can be eaten raw, cooked, dried (like raisins) and are used in herbal teas, juices, wines, and medicines.  There have been some preliminary studies that lists the possible benefits which include improved well being, calmness, better athletic performance, and quality of sleep, and weight loss.  Further studies need to be done and duplicated before these conclusions can be drawn.  I tasted the dried ones before adding to my juice and they had a non-descript taste, slightly bitter, but not too strong.  I harvested these from my Mom’s garden. Thanks Mom!

Coconut water is naturally refreshing, hydrating, and has a sweet, nutty taste.  It is the liquid tapped from the center of a young, green coconut.  It contains easily digested carbohydrates in the form of sugar and electrolytes.  It has fewer calories, less sodium, and more potassium than a sports drink.

Flax seed was cultivated in Babylon as early as 3000 BC.  It is known to have a healthy reputation to be high in Omega-3 EFA (Essential Fatty Acids).  Each tablespoon of flax seed contains 1.8 grams of plant Omega-3s.  It contains both soluble and insoluble fiber types.  It is also known to have lignans, which are plant estrogen and antioxidant qualities.  Flax seed contains 75 to 800 times more lignans than other plant foods.  Recent studies have shown to suggest a protective effect against breast cancer, prostrate cancer, colon cancer, and significant in lowering blood pressure.

 

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Happy Juicing! Final product

It came out to be pretty delicious, and nutritious. I received the Patriot Power Greens powder Berry Flavor from my sister. She did some extensive research on different kinds of dietary supplements that boosts energy and fights fatigue.  It is packed with different fruits, vegetables and seaweeds.

Juices are great before or after my workout.

I hope, I have inspired you to try juicing.  It is a great way to get your daily serving of fruits and vegetables.  Share with me what you have used in your juices in the comments.

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