Product Reviews

Bikram Balance

Bikram Balance

Dietary Needs:
None

Green's First has teamed up Bikram Choudhury from Bikram yoga to create a powerful antioxidant fruit and vegetable powdered drink that is a great way to rehydrate after a hot yoga class or vigorous exercise. We are big on balancing pH and alkalizing the body. Bikram Balance is a smart supplement when it comes to getting in the greens. It provides organic fruits and vegetables and 49 other ingredients that provide natural, real food electrolytes and alkalinity to the reserve of the body. They have included some powerful superfoods such as barley grass, chlorella, spirulina, and blueberries. These ingredients are high in chlorophyll, enzymes, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and antioxidants. This is also an effective way to promote electrolyte balance.  Due to all of the amazing greens, it will boost pH. We think this is one of the best tasting green powder on the market with a sweet and minty flavor. It can be mixed with water for a quick pick-me-up. We still have not heard back on sourcing so until then we give them 4.0 stars. 

Company Website: http://www.bikrambalance.com/

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Company: Bikram Balance

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: April 29, 2012

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ARIIX  Rejuveniix

ARIIX Rejuveniix

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free

ARIIX's Rejuveniix is targeted to be a natural energy and alertness booster. We like that Rejuveniix is a food-based supplement, combining a unique blend of superfruit extracts from the acai berry, mangosteen, lycium berry, Hawaiian noni fruit and sea buckthorn. This product also includes the maqui berry which contains high level of the class of antioxidants known as anthrocyanins, which helps to reduce the harmful effects of oxidative stress by intercepting the chain reaction of free radical damage, which subsequently, boosts immune function.  This product also contains kava kava, L-theanine, and caffeine from green coffee bean extract. We typically don't suggest a supplement with added caffeine as many people have to much caffeine in their diets as is. The l-theanine is a great amino acid that reduces anxiety and decreases brain inflammation by binding to and inhibiting glutamate receptors. Ariix is a multi-level marketing company, which we typically don't often promote, however the product is a good one. When used in moderation (because of the added caffeine) this is a safe and effective way to stay awake and energized and certainly beats out a daily sugar or Starbucks habit!

Company Website: http://ariixproducts.com/nutrionals/rejuveniix/

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Company: Ariix

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: April 20, 2012

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Plum Organics sweet potato, corn & apple

Plum Organics sweet potato, corn & apple

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Plum believes that “introducing babies to real food with delightful tastes and pure ingredients as early as possible, can create a foundation for a lifetime of healthy eating", and we could not agree more. Taste actually begins in utuero with what the mother consumes. Research has shown that eating a variety of healthy foods and minimizing the intake of processed foods with additives and preservatives can help avoid health concerns later in life such as allergies, obesity, and early onset diabetes. We love to see organic, high quality baby foods available in grocery stores. Most conventional baby foods can contain soy, artificial ingredients, and even high fructose syrup - which is a travesty. Plum organics values cooking the food just the right amount to preserve nutrient content. This is a huge upgrade to other processing methods used by conventional baby food companies that expose foods to high temperatures and lengthy cooking times. They have a full line of baby food for 4 months and up. Some of their foods for 8 months and up combine fruit and grain, which we don't love to see as the two different food categories compete for digestion, which results in increased acid, fermentation, and bloating. Try their varieties that do not combine fruit and grain. We do love that there are no artificial ingredients, added sugar, and that the packaging is BPA-free. 

Company Website: http://www.plumorganics.com/

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Company: Plum Organics

Category: Baby Food

Posted: April 13, 2012

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Instead Soft Cup

Instead Soft Cup

Dietary Needs:
None

Softcup is a natural alternative to the tampon. It's a durable, flexible, reusable cup that can be worn during your menstrual cycle for up to 12 hours. One reusable softcup can be used for an entire period. Softcup is made out of the same material that baby bottle nipples are made from. It contains no latex, silicone, phthalates, Bisphenol-a (BPA) nor dioxins. It contains no residual fibers, bleach, pesticides, carcinogens nor polycarbonates (PCBs). This definitely takes some time to get used to, however we believe it's worth a try. No environmental impact, and zero risk of TSS. 

Company Website: http://www.softcup.com/

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Company: Instead

Category: Bath and Body Products

Posted: April 13, 2012

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Baby Gourmet Simple Purees

Baby Gourmet Simple Purees

Dietary Needs:
Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Baby Gourmet Purees make quick meals and eating on-the-go so simple. They are loaded with organic nutrients and have tasty combinations that your little one will love. Simple pureés are a simple starting point when it comes to introducing solid foods to your baby. Once you introduce your little one to individual ingredients, move on to more interesting combinations. They actually taste every single batch and if they don't absolutely love it, they will toss it and start from scratch. These purees have no thickeners or fillers, no added sugar, no added salt, Kosher, BPA-free re-sealable packaging and are all USDA, FDA and organic certification. We love the juicy pear and garden greens combo because it's a naturally sweet way to get in organic pears, organic broccoli, and organic spinach into baby's diet. This will help develop their palate and taste for vegetables. 

Company Website: http://www.babygourmet.com/

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Category: Baby Food

Posted: April 13, 2012

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