segunda-feira, 30 de novembro de 2015

Fit Tea – All Natural Detox

Fit Tea Review

Fit Tea is an all natural detox tea that promises to use high-quality ingredients to cleanse your body. Does Fit Tea actually work? Find out in our Fit Tea review.

What is Fit Tea?

Fit Tea is a new all-natural detox tea that claims to use natural ingredients to cleanse your body and boost your energy.

By taking the tea daily, you can enjoy benefits like:

— Fat Burning
— Better Immune System Efficiency
— Better Digestive Health

The tea contains a blend of multiple types of organic teas, including oolong, rooibos, ginger, and other teas. As the manufacturer explains, these teas “have been used all over the world for thousands of years for their health benefits.” By combining all of these types of teas together, Fit Tea has made a “super tea”.

The idea is that you use Fit Tea to complement your healthy diet and exercise routine. It’s not going to magically help you lose weight just by drinking it every day. However, if you’re working out regularly and eating healthy, then Fit Tea will complement your lifestyle to improve your overall health.

There are a few different types of Fit Tea available, including the two most popular packages: the 14 day detox and the 28 day detox.

How Does Fit Tea Work?

Fit Tea combines multiple types of tea and natural ingredients together to form a super tea.

The key ingredients include green tea, oolong wu yi, organic rooibos, ginger, pomegranate, guarana, birch, stevia, corn, and honey powder.

The creators of Fit Tea have posted a detailed description of their ingredients’ chart online here. That page explains why each ingredient was included in the tea and the exact benefits it has on your body.

Green tea, for example, boosts your metabolism using its key active ingredient, EGCG. According to the manufacturer, green tea’s EGCG speeds up the body’s metabolism by 4%, and “over time, this 4% boost in calorie burning can substantially increase an individual’s overall fat burning capability.”

Oolong wu yi, on the other hand, is a less well-known tea that comes from the mountainous regions of China (specifically, there’s a region called Mount Wu-Yi in China). The tea is included in the blend because it “increases your metabolism” while also being used to “sharpen thinking skills and improve mental alertness.”

Rooibos is widely-prized for its soothing effects on the body, including its anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties.

Ginger expands the body’s blood vessels while also raising your body temperature through a process called thermogenesis. If you’ve ever looked up weight loss pills on the internet before, then you know thermogenesis is a key part of fat burning.

Pomegranate may be able to lower LDL cholesterol and reduces your risk of hardened arteries.

Guarana is “comparable to caffeine”, according to the manufacturer of Fit Tea, and also acts as an appetite suppressant, which means you eat less food.

Birch (specifically, the bark of the birch tree) cleanses toxins from the body and reduces fever symptoms. The manufacturer claims that “one can lose weight easily with this wonderful source.”

Stevia has been added to the blend to boost the sweetness of the blend. It’s a calorie-free sweetener.

Corn has been added to the blend “for added flavor and enhanced aroma” while honey powder sweetens the flavor of the tea even further. The specific type of sugar found in honey (unrefined sugar) contains vitamins and minerals and keeps the sugar levels in your body balanced instead of spiking your sugar levels.

Together, these ingredients claim to make Fit Tea work as advertised.

Fit Tea Ingredients

Each serving of Fit Tea contains all of the ingredients listed below. The manufacturer of Fit Tea has not listed the specific amounts or dosages of any of these ingredients. However, they’re likely listed in descending order of dosages. That means green tea is the biggest ingredient by weight while honey powder is the smallest:

— Organic Green Tea
— Oolong Wu Yi
— Organic Rooibos
— Ginger
— Pomegranate
— Guarana
— Birch
— Stevia
— Corn
— Honey Powder

The ingredients are also certified by various organizations and agencies. For example, they’re officially labelled as vegan, Kosher, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and non-GMO. All ingredients are made in the United States in FDA CGMP certified manufacturing conditions.

How to Buy Fit Tea

You can purchase Fit Tea online from Currently, that’s the only place you can purchase Fit Tea, although it may be appearing at other online retailers and brick-and-mortar outlets over the coming months.

The following varieties of Fit Tea are available:

— 14 Day Detox: $25 USD
— 28 Day Detox: $45 USD

Shipping is free to addresses in the United States and Canada, although overseas customers will have to pay international shipping rates.

You can checkout using PayPal or any major credit card.

Other Fit Tea Products

The company behind Fit Tea has expanded to other nutritional supplement products. At the Fit Tea online store, you’ll find all of the following supplements:

— Fit Tea Fatburner ($35): Uses African mango extract to boost your metabolism and act as an antioxidant.

— Fit Tea Garcinia Cambogia ($30): Acts as an appetite suppressant using the rind of the popular Southeast Asian fruit, garcinia cambogia.

Forskolin ($27): Boosts metabolism and supports fat burning.

— PostNatal Fatburner ($25): Supports healthy weight loss after having a baby while also boosting lactation.

You can also bundle these products together in various packages. The following package discount deals are available at

— Fit Tea Starter Pack: $90 for the 14 Day Detox, Fit Tea Fat Burner, and Fit Tea Appetite Suppressant.

— Fit Tea Pill Pack: $80 for Fit Tea Fat Burner, Fit Tea Appetite Suppressant, and Fit Tea Forskolin

Who Makes Fit Tea?

Fit Tea is made by an American company named Fit Tea. That company is listed at the following address in the greater Phoenix area:

Fit Tea
14747 N Northsight Blvd Ste 111 PMB 309
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

According to the Better Business Bureau, Fit Tea is affiliated with another company called Domains by Proxy.

The BBB listing for Fit Tea opened in April 2015. Currently, the company has a weirdly low “F” rating on a scale of A+ to F. The company has a total of 7 complaints in the last few months, including 5 complaints for delivery issues, 1 complaint for billing and collection issues, and 1 complaint for problems with the product or service.

Despite the “F” rating, the company listing on BBB features 4 reviews, 3 of which are positive and 1 of which is negative.

You can contact the company by phone at (877) 715-9680 or by email using this online form or at

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A Closer Look At Tatcha's Soothing Renewal Treatment

A Closer Look At Tatcha's Soothing Renewal Treatment

Tatcha is an American brand with a Japanese sensibility. The origination myth includes the founder’s encounter with a real-life geisha and blotting paper acquired at a Kyoto pharmacy. The brand is focused on soothing unhappy skin using ingredients inspired by a lucky encounter with the “oldest beauty book in Japan.” I decided to open Tatcha’s kimono by randomly selecting Soothing Renewal Treatment ($98).

The secret sauce is 3% colloidal oatmeal, apparently the highest amount used in a skin care product. Colloidal means that the oatmeal has been ground to super fine nanoparticles. Tatcha says that it soothes the skin and gives it a silky feel. Actually, this is probably not giving the ingredient full credit since, according to a study, it has antioxidant beta-glucans, and phenols that are ultraviolet absorbers. Plus, there’s saponins that account for its cleansing ability (source). A lot to ponder on when you have your next bowl of oatmeal.

Tatcha’s other signature ingredient is a kind of buckwheat known as Chinese or Japanese indigo. It is indeed a blue dye, but I imagine the reason it is used here is primarily because of its antibacterial and antioxidant properties (source), which may be helpful against acne.

There’s nothing outstanding amongst the other (still fairly decent) actives such as soy, rice germ, algae, green tea and chamomile. Ironically, there are some ingredients that are known irritants such as propanediol, Diisostearyl Malate, behenyl alcohol, disodium EDTA, and phenoxyethanol. Most of the other synthetics are silicones or harmless polymers.

My take is that the overall formula is unexceptional, but if the 3% of oatmeal lives up to the science, then $98 to have skin irritations soothed could be worth it.

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quinta-feira, 26 de novembro de 2015

Flexitarian Diet – Vegetarian With a Twist

Flexitarian Diet Review

The Flexitarian Diet is a subset of the vegetarian diet that focuses on mainly plant-based foods with the occasional meat dish.

Studies have proven that vegetarians typically weight less than meat eaters, have a lower incidence of common chronic illnesses, and spend less on medical expenses.

Highlights of the Flexitarian Diet

The creator of the Flexitarian Diet, Dawn Jackson Blatner, encourages dieters to ease their way into this diet. Blatner, a registered dietitian published a book in 2009 called

“The Flexitarian Diet: The Most Vegetarian Way to Lose Weight, Be Healthier, Prevent Disease, and Add Years to Your Life.”

Flexitarian Diet Benefits

Here are some of the highlights of this diet:

— You Don’t Need To Give Up Meat Completely: You do have to limit meat intake, but you don’t eliminate it completely. This cuts back on fat effortlessly. Plus, it increases fiber intake, which has a number of health benefits.

— Plants Are The Focal Point: While you do not need to give up meat completely, you certainly need to focus mainly on plant based foods. Beans, vegetables, and fruits should make up most of your diet, with the occasional meal including meat.

— It Is Great For Weight Control: The flexitarian diet is easily adaptable to low carb diets in the event you want to use it for weight control. For example, you can consume legumes and nuts, and eat the occasional meal including meat or fish, which provides you a full meal of protein, but almost zero carbs.

— Nothing Is Actually Off Limits: “Flex” means bend or expand, and this is exact what this diet allows you to do. Nothing is technically off limits, although plants are the focal point of the diet.

— It’s Well-Liked: Many surveys report that the flexitarian diet is in the top ten for weight loss, heart health, diabetes management, and it is one of the easiest diets to follow given its’ lax requirements.

Flexitarian Diet Limitations

The flexitarian diet is not great for everybody, especially if you are a heavy meat eater. If you crave meat or are accustomed to eating meat at almost every meal, then you may find this diet is difficult to follow.

Another problem is that you may need to get creative to develop a meal plan that is not boring or familiar. This is the most difficult limitation to the flexitarian diet and the most common complaint.

More Details

Dawn Jackson Blatner clearly outlines the guidelines to the flexitarian diet in her book. Start by swapping one meal containing meat each week with a pure vegetarian dish. Continue working your way up until you are converting more vegetarian meals. You still control the ability to decide how much meat, poultry, or fish you want to eat when it’s all said and done though.

Besides the small amount of meat, you should focus on these foods:

— Non meat protein sources like beans, legumes, soy products, and eggs
— Whole fruits and vegetables
— Dairy products like yogurt and cheese
— Whole grains like brown rice

Blatner also uses a rating system, and a beginning flexitarian can still eat 26 ounces of meat a week. Once a more advanced level is reach, only 18 ounces of meat per week should be consumed. Experts who have been using the diet for months should eat even less – perhaps as little as 8 ounces of meat per week.

Even at the bare minimum, a flexitarian is going to eat much less meat than the average diet. Although about a decade old, statistics from the USDA report that each citizen consumed nearly 200 pounds of meat and seafood in the year 2000. That’s 3.8 pounds a week, which is 6-7x what a flexitarian will consume per week. It’s also 33% more than the average amount of meat Americans eat just 50 years ago.

Despite it been listed as a flexible diet, the flexitarian diet uses what is known as a 3-4-5- approach to meals. Blatner suggests eating a 300 calorie breakfast, a 400 calorie lunch, and a 500 calorie dinner, along with two snacks at about 150 calories. This brings the total caloric intake to 1500 calories for the day, which may not be enough depending on your size, age, and activity level.

Flexitarian Diet Conclusion

If you need some flexibility in your diet, then this diet could be right for you. Humans enjoy more food choices than ever before, and it can be difficult to choose the right foods.

However, with the right approach to dieting and exercise habits, it’s possible the flexitarian diet could help you lose weight, get healthier, and maybe even live longer. There aren’t any studies yet since the diet is new, but the diet approach seems sound.

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CannaCloud – The Keurig For Marijuana Vaporizers

CannaCloud by CannaKorp Review

CannaCloud calls itself the “Keurig for marijuana vaporizers”. Find out everything you need to know about CannaCloud today in our review.

What is CannaCloud?

CannaCloud is a single-serve, pod-based marijuana vaporizer system. Understandably, the device has been called by many the “Keurig for marijuana”.

Just like a Keurig, the CannaCloud promises to bring convenience and ease-of-use to the marijuana vaporizer industry. Instead of having to go through all of the trouble of using a real vaporizer, CannaCloud lets you take a full dose within just 60 seconds of firing it up.

There’s a lot of similarities between CannaCloud and Keurig for a reason: the company is led by two senior executives who used to work at Keurig.

Company chairman and CEO Dave Manly, for example, retired as senior vice president of Keurig in 2014 after growing the company over 13 years from annual revenues of $50 million to over $5 billion.

The goal with CannaCloud is to bring the same consistency of a K cup to the marijuana industry. In one interview with Tech Insider, Manly explained:

“Keurig has standards for what coffee went into their K-Cups. It was very consistent from cup-to-cup, so every time you had a K-Cup from a Keurig machine, it tasted the same. That kind of consistency is exactly what we want to bring to the marijuana industry.”

CannaCloud isn’t the first device to realize that combining marijuana with the convenience of Keurig could be a lucrative endeavor. The so-called “iPhone of vaporizers”, the Pax 2, offers a similarly convenient experience (just without the pre-measured pods).

The CannaCloud is made by a company named CannaKorp. The device has not yet been launched. It’s currently seeking $10 million to jumpstart production, after which devices could start to roll out in all 27 states where medical marijuana is legal starting next fall (fall 2016).

How Does the CannaCloud Work?

To use the CannaCloud, you insert a pre-measured cup of marijuana into a container that looks a lot like a travel mug.

Then, you press the button on the container. The container heats up and fills with vapor in less than a minute.

You use the plastic mouthpiece at the top of the container to breathe in that vapor. The plastic mouthpiece is controlled with a one-way valve.

Buying the pods is as easy as buying K-cups. Each pod features a description of the brand, strength, and strain. The goal is that every time you use the same pod, it’s going to be the same experience.

How Much Does the CannaCloud Cost?

The CannaCloud device retails at $149, which is about half of what the similar Pax 2 vaporizer costs.

The convenience of ready-to-smoke pre-measured marijuana, however, comes at a premium: each single-use pod costs $9.99 and contains only 0.4 grams of marijuana, which is about the same amount you’d find a pre-roll joint.

The pods used in the CannaCloud machine are called “CannaCups”. The pods are pre-measured, single-use, and environmentally-sealed. The company claims that the pods “contain only the highest-quality cannabis that has been tested in compliance with CannaKorp’s standards” according to a press release on

What is the CannaMatic?

The CannaMatic is the device that manufacturers can use to create CannaCups – the single-use pods designed for use in the CannaCloud.

It’s an automated device that allows authorized processors to fill, seal, and label CannaCups. CannaCloud claims to have invented this device to reduce packaging costs, provide proper consumer labeling, and “bring new branding opportunities to cultivators and retailers.”

About CannaKorp

CannaKorp, Inc. is a Massachusetts-based technology startup company that is preparing to release the CannaCloud vaporizer.

The company is led by Dave Manly (Chairman and CEO), Ian Tinkler (Chief Technology Officer), Michael Bourque (Chief Innovation Officer), James Winokur (advisor), and Jeremy Krause (Vince President of Business Development and Co-Founder).

You can contact CannaKorp by filling out this email form here:

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Mountain House – Emergency Food Retailer

Mountain House Review

Mountain House is an emergency food retailer that sells a variety of ready-to-eat meals and emergency food supplies. Here’s our Mountain House review.

What is Mountain House?

Mountain House is an American company that sells emergency food supplies, freeze dried meals, and ready-to-eat meals. Typically, you just add water and heat up the meals to make them ready to eat.

Mountain House products can be found at retailers all across America, including major retailers like Walmart, Sports Authority, and REI.

While other freeze dried food manufacturers often focus on selling to the “prepper” crowd, Mountain House primarily advertises to the outdoors crowd. The meals are designed to be light enough to take on weekend camping trips.

However, the company does sell larger buckets and kits designed for long-term storage and emergency food supply storage. See a full selection of products below.

Mountain House Products

Mountain House products are broken five different categories, including breakfasts, entrees, desserts, sides & meats, and buckets & kits.

Most meals are priced at around $3 to $4 per serving. You can purchase them in 2.5 serving pouches (typically around $6 to $9) or in 10 serving buckets ($30 to $40).

Each meal listing posted online features cooking instructions along with a full list of ingredients and nutritional facts.


Popular Mountain House breakfasts include:

— Breakfast Skillets
— Scrambled Eggs With Bacon
— Granola With Milk And Blueberries
— Biscuits And Gravy
— Scrambled Eggs With Ham And Red And Green Peppers


Entrees include a diverse range of dishes, including mostly beef and chicken-based dishes:

— Beef Stew
— Beef Stroganoff
— Chicken Teriyaki with Rice
— Chili Mac with Beef


Mountain House offers four different types of desserts, including:

— Apple Crisp
— Ice Cream Sandwich
— Neapolitan Ice Cream
— Raspberry Crumble

Sides & Meats

The Sides & meats category includes a variety of items that don’t really fit into the other categories. They include things that you would mix with other meals, including:

— Garden Green Peas
— Fire Roasted Vegetable Blend
— Diced Beef or Ground Beef
— Diced Chicken
— Cottage Cheese
— Cinnamon Apple Slices

Buckets & Kits

The Mountain House buckets and kits are designed to be an emergency food supply. They’re sold in denominations by “day”. Some of the options include:

— Just In Case 2 Day Emergency Food Supply ($39.99)
— Just In Case 3 Day Emergency Food Supply ($59.99)
— Just In Case 4 Day Emergency Food Supply ($79.99)
— Just In Case 5 Day Emergency Food Supply ($99.99)
— Just In Case 14 Day Emergency Food Supply ($250)

There are also 72 hour kits and “Just In Case Essential Assortment Buckets”

Each kit includes all of the meals you need for the listed length of time. There’s a mix of different meals. The 2 day emergency food supply, for example, contains 2 breakfast skillet meals (hash browns and scrambled eggs mixed with pork sausage, peppers, and onions); 2 spaghetti meals with meat sauce (“mouth-watering tomato sauce accompanied by tender pasta and beef chunks); 2 rice and chicken meals (“rice and chicken in a savory sauce accented with pimientos”).

How to Buy Mountain House Products

Mountain House products can be purchased all across America at major retailers like Walmart, REI, and Sports Authority.

To find an authorized Mountain House products retailer in your local area, you can use the form at

How to Make Mountain House Meals

Making Mountain House meals is about as easy as you would expect. Most of the meals have the following instructions:

Step 1) Open package at tear notch, then remove and discard the oxygen absorber.

Step 2) Carefully add 1 ¾ cups of boiling water.

Step 3) Stir carefully and close zipper. Optional: After four minutes, stir again.

Step 4) Let stand 8-9 minutes. Stir and enjoy right out of the pouch.

Who Makes Mountain House Meals?

Mountain House is a division of a company called OFD Foods, Inc.

That company is based in Albany, Oregon at the following address:

OFD Foods, Inc.
525 25th Ave SW
Albany, OR 97322

You can contact the company by phone at (541) 926-6001 or by email at

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quarta-feira, 25 de novembro de 2015

Vita Liberata Fabulous Self Tanning Gradual Lotion

Vita Liberata Fabulous Self Tanning Gradual Lotion

by DJ Miller

When the Emmys rolled around in September, I had a problem: my arms and face were brown from a summer’s worth of sun exposure, but my covered-up legs were whiter than a corpse. Not a good look. Instead of dropping lots of money on a salon spray tan, I decided to try a self-tanning cream for the first time in decades: Vita Liberata Fabulous Self Tanning Gradual Lotion ($30).

I had some reservations based on experience with drugstore self-tanners in the past. Would it stain my clothing and hands? Would the tanning chemical “grab” the rougher skin of my ankles and knees to create unnatural-looking dark zones? Would it wear off unevenly, leaving my skin looking like a patchy lizard? Would my own lack of coordination in applying it produce streaky results? Would the color match the my arms, or would I turn “QT-orange”? And what about that…distinctive self-tanner smell?

I was pleasantly surprised on almost all counts. First of all, this particular Vita Liberata product is not tinted, so it leaves absolutely no stains on white sheets, skirts, or towels (the tanning effect is produced not by a dye, but by a chemical reaction in the surface layers of the skin). The instructions recommended a tanning mitt but I just used my bare hands and washed them with soap afterwards. No stained fingers.

Does the lack of tint as a visual cue mean you’re likely to miss spots or apply it unevenly? Not in my experience. This thick, creamy lotion is worlds away from the watery self-tanners we used back in the ‘80s. It spreads evenly and feels like a quality moisturizer going on. Over-application in one area or another didn’t seem to result in uneven tanning, so I felt free to slather. And it dried quickly so I could get dressed and go about my day.

Vita Liberata claims their “moisture locking system nourishes the skin and gives 72-hour hydration,” and I’d say this is accurate. My 40-something skin is fair and extremely dry, but I found this lotion provided plenty of moisturizing on its own. Skin-conditioning ingredients include moisturizer aloe barbadensis leaf water, grape seed extract which is an antioxidant and skin conditioner, hyaluronic acid for hydrating skin, shea butter which lessens loss of moisture and softens skin and glyceryl stearate which locks in moisture and protects from free-radical damage.

Aloe and grape seed extract also reportedly protect cells from UV damage, which is helpful because a self-tanner tan does not protect your skin from UV exposure (the browning you see is from the Maillard reaction, not melanin) It’s a good idea to cover up or wear sunscreen if you’re going in the sun after using a self-tanner.

The color produced was subtle and natural-looking, not orange at all. When I wanted a deeper shade, I repeated application over several days. Even then, there was no streaking or unevenness. Best of all, the tan wore off evenly over the course of a week or two. Even though I shaved my legs as usual and forgot my moisturizer (as usual), there was no patchiness in the weeks after tanning — this was perhaps the most impressive feature of Vita Liberata’s lotion.

And what about the smell? Does Vita Liberata’s trademarked Odour Remove technology “ensure no smell whatsoever,” as they claim? In a word, no. Dihydroxyacetone is the same active ingredient used in every self-tanner since the 1970s, so a few hours after applying, you’ll notice that old familiar smell, which will persist for at least 24 hours (even if you shower). So plan ahead, and maybe don’t apply the lotion before a date. Because of the distinctive smell, I reserve the Vita Liberata lotion for special occasions and don’t incorporate it into my normal day-to-day routine.

Dihydroxyacetone is a controversial ingredient. I do think it’s a good idea to stay out of the sun when using it, since the research I read suggests that free radical production under UV exposure is increased when this ingredient is on your skin. But it is still safer than actual sun tanning, I think.

I would recommend this product as a convenient and far less costly alternative to salon spray-tanning. Please note that I did not use it on my face, so I cannot say whether it would cause sensitive facial skin to break out.

Vita Liberata is made in the UK. The package doesn’t boast any cruelty-free certifications, but if you dig down far enough on their website you’ll find a statement saying none of their products are tested on animals. Most of the ingredients are identified as organic, natural origin, or ecocert. There is no indication of whether its palm-oil derived ingredients like cetyl alcohol are sourced from sustainable palm plantations (I’d like to find out).

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SimySkin Soothing Toner

SimySkin Soothing Toner

I’m 48 and my skin is in good condition, although it is combination with occasional outbreaks of rosacea. I was offered the opportunity to try the SimySkin Soothing Toner ($40) and was excited by the number of really great ingredients it contains. The ones that particularly stood out for me were papaya, cucumber, B-12 and ubiquinol.

Papaya is mildly exfoliating and high in vitamin A. Cucumber is a natural toner with firming and anti-aging benefits. I’ve seen both of these ingredients recommended in home skin care recipes so it was nice to see them in a bottled toner. All the benefits without the fuss of peeling and cutting!

B12 was a little harder to understand at first. I was familiar with the benefits of niacinamide, but B-2 is a different form of the B vitamin and has been shown to be an effective skin soother in studies of eczema patients. There seems to be some debate on the rosacea forums over whether B12 is helpful or causes flare ups but I experienced no problems while using the toner.

Ubiquinol is a heavy-hitter here at TIA and I love my MitoQ serum, so I knew my skin would respond positively to this ingredient in the SimySkin toner. I was not disappointed. If it’s possible to overdo ubiquinol, SimySkin toner plus MitoQ won’t do it. Layer them up and enjoy!

The toner comes in a tall 4 oz. bottle. I would have preferred that it be glass instead of plastic, but the packaging itself was simple and pleasing to the eye. The first thing I noticed about the toner itself was that it has a mild cucumber scent. I found it to be pleasant and refreshing but persons who are sensitive to smells may want to bear this in mind.

I used the toner in the morning to prep my skin for serums and creams and again after I took off my makeup at the end of the work day to ensure that my skin was completely clear before beginning my evening skin care regimen. Just a few dabs on a cotton round were all I needed and after a month of daily use I still have almost half a bottle, making this a good value. And unlike some toners I’ve used, it really does have some hydrating benefits. Even if I got distracted and didn’t follow up right away with other products, the SimySkin toner never left my skin feeling dry and tight.

In sum, this is a light and pleasant toner with a lot of great ingredients for surprisingly little money in light of what is on offer. It doesn’t dry out the skin and it balances pH to ready it for the concentrated serums that follow in a typical skin care regimen. I recommend it to persons who need a toner that works on sensitive skin or for those who want to add the benefits of several great ingredients without layering another serum or cream to their skin.

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SimySkin Soothing Toner

SimySkin Soothing Toner

by Ann Pino

I’m 48 and my skin is in good condition, although it is combination with occasional outbreaks of rosacea. I was offered the opportunity to try the SimySkin Soothing Toner ($40) and was excited by the number of really great ingredients it contains. The ones that particularly stood out for me were papaya, cucumber, B12 and ubiquinol.

Papaya is mildly exfoliating and high in vitamin A. Cucumber is a natural toner with firming and anti-aging benefits. I’ve seen both of these ingredients recommended in home skin care recipes so it was nice to see them in a bottled toner. All the benefits without the fuss of peeling and cutting!

B12 was a little harder to understand at first. I was familiar with the benefits of niacinamide, but B12 is a different form of the B vitamin and has been shown to be an effective skin soother in studies of eczema patients. There seems to be some debate on the rosacea forums over whether B12 is helpful or causes flare ups but I experienced no problems while using the toner.

Ubiquinol is a heavy-hitter here at TIA and I love my MitoQ serum, so I knew my skin would respond positively to this ingredient in the SimySkin toner. I was not disappointed. If it’s possible to overdo ubiquinol, SimySkin toner plus MitoQ won’t do it. Layer them up and enjoy!

The toner comes in a tall 4 oz. bottle. I would have preferred that it be glass instead of plastic, but the packaging itself was simple and pleasing to the eye. The first thing I noticed about the toner itself was that it has a mild cucumber scent. I found it to be pleasant and refreshing but persons who are sensitive to smells may want to bear this in mind.

I used the toner in the morning to prep my skin for serums and creams and again after I took off my makeup at the end of the work day to ensure that my skin was completely clear before beginning my evening skin care regimen. Just a few dabs on a cotton round were all I needed and after a month of daily use I still have almost half a bottle, making this a good value. And unlike some toners I’ve used, it really does have some hydrating benefits. Even if I got distracted and didn’t follow up right away with other products, the SimySkin toner never left my skin feeling dry and tight.

In sum, this is a light and pleasant toner with a lot of great ingredients for surprisingly little money in light of what is on offer. It doesn’t dry out the skin and it balances pH to ready it for the concentrated serums that follow in a typical skin care regimen. I recommend it to persons who need a toner that works on sensitive skin or for those who want to add the benefits of several great ingredients without layering another serum or cream to their skin.

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Sant – Antioxidant-rich Water Infusion

Sant Review

Sant is a new natural ingredient added to water to enhance its flavor and health properties. Here’s our Sant review.

What is Sant?

Sant is an antioxidant-rich ingredient designed to be added to any glass or bottle of water. The active ingredient is Garcinia indica, a purported “superfruit” that infuses valuable health benefits into an average glass of water.

Unlike with other water infusions, Sant doesn’t involve squirting some weird liquid or powdery sugar-like substance into your water. Instead, Sant comes in the form of raw dried fruit.

You add a few pieces of dried fruit to your beverage to change the color and flavor. You can use the dried fruit in an infusion and continue using the fruits over and over again (until they lose their color and power) to make flavorful, healthy beverages.

As far as the weird name of the supplement goes, here’s what the manufacturer had to say about it:

“Sant is short for Santulan, which means balance. We didn’t pick balance just because we like standing on our heads. The name fits since we create experiences that promote balance in minds, bodies, communities, and the environment.”

Sant hit the market in 2015 after a successful Kickstarter campaign.

Each 50 gram package of dried Garcinia indica costs $10. However, you can sign up for the company’s autoship program, which provides free shipping and deliveries every 30 days. That autoship program is priced at $8 per 50 gram pouch.

How Does Sant Work?

Adding Sant to your water immediately gives it “a subtle rose taste” and a “dark red infusion”. Some reviewers have stated that the flavor tastes a little like cranberry.

The manufacturer recommends adding Sant to everything from water to hot teas, organic sodas, smoothies, juices, or cocktails: “Sant-gria is a party favorite.”

Most of the power of Sant comes from the rich antioxidants inside the fruit. Three antioxidants in particular help to boost the power of Sant. Those antioxidants include:

— Garcinol
— Xanthones

Together, these antioxidants promote digestion, decrease inflammation, cleanse the skin, and provide other benefits throughout the body. Sant has 5 times more antioxidants than kale.

In case that doesn’t convince you, Sant has also been used for centuries in Ayurvedic (ancient Indian) medicine. The tree from which Sant is derived, the Garcinia indica, grows naturally throughout southern India.

Sant Ingredients

The Garcinia indica fruit is rich with antioxidants. Since Sant is just raw, dried Garcinia indica fruit with no added ingredients, the ingredients list is pretty simple. Some of the key features of Sant’s ingredients include:

— Organically-grown and naturally sun-dried Garcinia indica fruit with no preservatives

— The fruit is particularly rich with vitamins B and C, potassium, manganese, and magnesium

— There are 0 calories, 0 carbs, and 0 grams of sugar in each serving of Sant

Additionally, all ingredients are vegan-friendly, gluten-free, non-GMO, and organic. There are no additives or artificial ingredients.

How to Use Sant

The creators of Sant have published a full selection of recipes at their official website here:

Here are some of the popular Sant recipes you can make:

— Cucumber Lemon Basil Infusion: 5 pieces of Sant, 4 lemon slices, 4 cucumber slices, and a pinch of chopped basil in a glass of water.

— Green Smoothie: 15 pieces of Sant, 4 kale leaves, 1 banana, and 1 pear blended together in a blender to a smooth consistency.

— Santgria: To make this “party favorite”, mix 5 pieces of Sant with cut watermelon, cut apple, sliced grapes, and sweetener in a glass of water.

With all of these recipes, the idea is to “infuse” Sant into your water. As soon as you add the fruit to water, the infusion process will begin (the color and ingredients will begin mixing with the water). For stronger infusions, leave the fruit in overnight or for as long as you like.

You can actually continue using the same fruit over and over again – the creator of Sant recommends using it until it loses its color and pungency.

Can You Eat Sant?

The manufacturer dares you to eat Sant. This question is listed in the official FAQ section, where they say the following:

“Yes, we dare you. Warning- it’s pungent. Try sucking or chewing dried fruit pieces or add it to granola, smoothies, ice cream and sorbet or as a souring agent in cooking. When you create something wonderful share the recipe with us so we can try it too.”

How to Buy Sant

Sant is exclusively available online at, where you’ll find the following pricing options:

Dried Garcinia indica – 50 Gram Pouch

— One Time Purchase: $10 + $1.95 shipping

— Subscribe and Save: $8 + Free shipping (shipments arrive every 30 days and you can choose to receive 1 package of Sant or as many as you like.

Garcinia Indica versus Kokum

Sometimes, you’ll see people refer to the fruit used in Sant as “kokum”, while in other cases it’s called Garcinia indica. Garcinia indica and kokum are the same fruit. Kokum is just what the tree and fruit are called in southern India and other native growing regions.

Traditionally, the plant was used as a drink after meals. Locals would infuse Garcinia indica in hot teas and other beverages.

About Sant

Sant describes its origin story as the story of “a woman, a foreign land, veganism, an American TV show, and an attachment issue.”

Sant never explains that full story – which sounds super interesting. However, the company claims that it was founded primarily as a

“social enterprise to create livelihood opportunities, promote conscious consumption, and spread love, gratitude, and compassion as a way to promote conscious.”

In other words, Sant aspires to be more than just a beverage infusion retailer.

You can contact Sant by filling out the company’s online form here: – The company is headquartered in Chicago.

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Neuralgen – “World’s Most Powerful” Nootropic

Neuralgen Review

Neuralgen is a recently-released nootropic supplement that claims to be one of the world’s most powerful “all natural smart pills”. Here’s our Neuralgen review.

What is Neuralgen?

Neuralgen is a brand new nootropic smart drug supplement that appeared on the internet in November 2015. The nootropic makes promises like “focus longer, concentrate harder” and claims to use natural ingredients that have been used by ancient civilizations “for millennia”.

The nootropic is available through an exclusive online deal and is priced at around $47 USD per bottle. Each bottle contains 30 capsules, and you take one capsule per day to support your overall cognition.

In one disclaimer at the top of the Neuralgen sales page, the supplement claims that it was voted the “#1 focus, memory, and concentration formula in USA”.

These are some big claims from a relatively unknown nootropic. So how does Neuralgen work? Keep reading to find out.

How Does Neuralgen Work?

Neuralgen claims to offer all of the following benefits:

— Boost High-order Cognition
Improve Motivation With Less Anxiety
— Accelerate Learning
Boost Mental Clarity
— Protect Neurological Health

How does the supplement achieve those benefits? That’s where the manufacturer seems to close up. Instead of described in detail the ingredients used in the supplement and the methods of action of those ingredients, Neuralgen takes a different approach. In fact, there’s only one sentence on the page that tries to explain how Neuralgen works. That sentence looks like this:

“The Neuralgen advantage is the result of a research-driven quest for the best cognition-enhancing compounds. From ingredients that have been used for millennia, to antioxidants that are the subject of exciting new breakthrough studies, Neurofuse was painstakingly designed to provide the most desirable mental effects.”

The weirdest part about this paragraph is that it appears to have been copied and pasted from another nootropic’s sales copy: the manufacturer forgot to swap out the word “Neurofuse” halfway through. Really?

To help you understand that paragraph, there’s also a big picture of a brain right beside the paragraph. That picture points out some of the key structures of the brain without actually mentioning how those structures are affected when you take the nootropic. I guess if you see a picture of a brain, you just have to assume the nootropic works.

Ultimately, the manufacturer of Neuralgen provides absolutely no explanation of evidence in regards to how the supplement works.

Neuralgen Ingredients

Amazingly, the manufacturer of Neuralgen hasn’t listed a single ingredient that’s included in the supplement. There’s not one ingredient listed anywhere on the Neuralgen packaging.

Instead, all the manufacturer explains is that the ingredients are “natural” and they have “been used for millennia”. The manufacturer also mentions the word “antioxidants”.

Aside from that – we have absolutely no information about the Neuralgen ingredients. Taking Neuralgen is basically like picking up and taking a pill that you found on the floor of a night club bathroom.

How to Buy Neuralgen

Neuralgen is available through three different packages. It appears that the manufacturer once offered a trial program, but that doesn’t appear to be the case anymore.

Here’s how much you’ll pay for Neuralgen at its three different pricing levels:

— 1 Bottle: $47 + $4.95 shipping
— 3 Bottles: $94 + Free shipping
— 5 Bottles: $141 + Free shipping

All payments are processed online. Your purchase also comes with a 30 day money back guarantee. Here’s how the manufacturer explains that guarantee:

“If you are for any reason unsatisfied with our product, you can send back any used or unused product for a full refund by calling 1-(888)-896-2637. You have 30 days to return the product and will be responsible for applicable postage charges.”

Who Makes Neuralgen?

Neuralgen is made by a company called Yukon Reyes Consulting. That company is based at the following Los Angeles address:

Yukon Reyes Consulting
11870 Santa Monica Blvd Unit 106-415
West Los Angeles 90025

Yukon Reyes Consulting appears to be the same company responsible for other nootropics, including ProBrain. The company has also previously released anti-aging skin creams, Botox replacement formulas, and other supplements that appear to be of a low-level of quality.

There’s very little additional information about Yukon Reyes Consulting available online. Based on the lack of evidence and proof for Neuralgen, it’s easy to see why the manufacturer doesn’t want to talk about its manufacturing conditions or ingredient sources.

If you need to contact Yukon Reyes Consulting, you can do so at the following toll-free number: 1-(888)-896-2637.

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Martin Shkreli’s Price Hike On Daraprim

Daraprim Price Hike

The Full Story Behind Daraprim and Martin Shkreli

An infection-fighting drug called Daraprim recently made international headlines when it jumped from $13.50 to $750 per tablet overnight. Here’s the true story about Daraprim and the man responsible for its price jump, Martin Shkreli.

What is Daraprim?

Daraprim is a drug that has been on the market for over 62 years. Over its decades of use, it has become a globally accepted standard at treating a specific type of life-threatening parasitic infection.

The generic name for Daraprim is pyrimethamine. The “life-threatening parasitic infection” it’s primarily used to treat is called toxoplasmosis. That infection can cause serious or life-threatening problems to certain groups of people. Those people include:

— Babies born to women whose mothers became infected during pregnancy
— People with compromised immune systems, like AIDS patients and certain cancer patients

Daraprim is also used to treat malaria.

Things were going well for Daraprim. People would develop that life-threatening parasitic infection, then receive a prescription for Daraprim. They paid $13.50 per tablet, and they were treated. Up until a few years ago, Daraprim cost only $1 a tablet.

That all changed when Daraprim was acquired by a company called Turing Pharmaceuticals in August 2015. That company – a pharmaceutical company run by a former hedge fund manager – immediately increased the price of the drug by an almost unfathomable amount – it now costs $750 per capsule.

Patients who had relied on Daraprim to treat the deadly infection saw the price of their prescription increase overnight – with some patients being told to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in order to stay alive.

Who Raised the Price for Daraprim?

Turing Pharmaceuticals raised the price of Daraprim from $13.50 to $750 per tablet overnight. This immediately pushed the pill out of reach for anyone who can’t afford, say an extra $736.50 USD cost added to their daily medication budget.

Critics of the price increase, like Dr. Judith Aberg at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, said that typically, companies will raise prices if they adjust the drug’s formula or manufacturing conditions. It’s unclear if Turing Pharmaceuticals changed any part of Daraprim:

“What is it they are doing differently that has led to this dramatic increase?”

Dr. Aberg later went on to claim that patients’ welfare would be at risk because they would be forced to turn to other methods of treatment. Patients might be forced to practice “alternative therapies that may not have the same efficacy”, for example.

Meanwhile, some are claiming that Turing Pharmaceuticals is simply practicing good business. Turing purchased the drug from its previous owner, Impax, for $55 million. Before the price increase, Daraprim had approximately 8,000 to 9,000 prescriptions across America (not including inpatient use at hospitals). Even if some of those prescriptions drop away, the deal could generate tens of millions of dollars for the company.

Who is Martin Shkreli?

Martin Shkreli has been the center of hatred on the internet over the past few months. He’s the founder and chief executive of Turing Pharmaceuticals, which is the company that raised the price of Daraprim by several thousand percent overnight.

The 32-year year old former hedge fund manager “has a reputation for both brilliance and brashness” according to the New York Times.

At first, Shkreli was surprised to receive such hatred for his company’s decision. He defended his company, saying that:

“This isn’t the greedy drug company trying to gouge patients, it is us trying to stay in business.”

Shkreli went on to explain that the price of the drug brings Daraprim “more in line” with other drugs used to cure rare diseases, and that the company is using the profits from the drug to create better treatments for toxoplasmosis.

Better Treatments for Toxoplasmosis Aren’t Needed

Shkreli defended his company’s decision to boost the price of the drug because he feels that better treatments are needed for toxoplasmosis.

However, one HIV researcher interviewed in a CNBC piece claimed that “that’s not true”.

Shkreli, meanwhile, continued to defend his company’s decision saying that many people were dying from toxoplasmosis despite taking Daraprim. Ultimately, he concluded that:

“We feel this is the more appropriate price for Daraprim.”

When pressed about his research and development team, Shkreli claimed that he has a team of 25 researchers who will actively try to find a safer and more effective version of Daraprim whether it’s needed on the market or not.

This Isn’t the First Time Shkreli Has Generated Controversy

Of course, Shkreli can try to play the hero all he wants, but people aren’t buying it.

Perhaps they remember that the 32-year old Mr. Shkreli has been the subject of controversy before.

In his 20s, he started a company named MSMB Capital. That hedge fund company became infamous for urging the Food and Drug Administration to block certain drugs whose stock he was shorting.

Daraprim isn’t even the first drug Shkreli has aggressively acquired.

In 2011, Mr. Shkreli launched a company called Retrophin. That company had one purpose: to buy old, neglected drugs and sharply raise their prices to boost its own bottom line.

Retrophin still exists today, but the board fired Mr. Shrekli in 2014. Retrophin later sued Shkreli (as seen in this document from the Federal District Court in Manhattan), and accused him of using Retrophin as “a personal piggy bank to pay back angry investors in his hedge fund.”

Shkreli would later file for arbitration against his old company, claiming they owed him $25 million in severance pay and that they had concocted a “wild and crazy and unlikely story” to discredit his name.

Turing Pharmaceuticals Isn’t the Only Company Doing This

Turing Pharmaceuticals and its founder, Martin Shkreli, are the first to become household names by buying popular medication and ramping up the price.

However, Shkreli isn’t the first person to engage in such morally questionable practices. As the New York Times explains,

“Turing’s price increase is not an isolated example. While most of the attention on pharmaceutical prices has been on new drugs for diseases like cancer, hepatitis C and high cholesterol, there is also growing concern about huge price increases on older drugs, some of them generic, that have long been mainstays of treatment.”

There are different reasons why a company would buy the license for a drug:

“Although some price increases have been caused by shortages, others have resulted from a business strategy of buying old neglected drugs and turning them into high-priced “specialty drugs.”

Some of the other famous examples of medication prices that increased dramatically in America overnight include:

— Cycloserine, a drug used to treat a particularly dangerous type of tuberculosis resistant to other drugs, was recently increased in price from $500 to $10,800 for a single 30 pill dosage. This increase occurred after the license for the drug was acquired by Rodelis Therapeutics.

— Valeant Pharmaceuticals recently jacked up the price on two heart medications by hundreds of percentage points. Isuprel and Nitropress had their prices raised by 525% and 212% overnight, respectively. Interestingly enough, current presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was one of the leading investigators against Valent Pharmaceuticals in this case.

— Bernie Sanders’ investigation also pointed out Doxycycline, an antibiotic that went from $20 per bottle in October 2013 to $1,849 by April 2014.

Does Martin Shkreli Deserve the Hate?

Maybe it’s because Shkreli has such a punchable face. Maybe it’s the smirk he has on his face in interviews. Or maybe it’s because he’s a former hedge fund manager – a title that has had negative stigma attached to it since the 2008 recession.

Whatever the reason may be, Shkreli certainly deserves most of the criticism that comes his way – but he’s not the only one engaging in these morally questionable practices to make lots of money.

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NooTracker – Nootropics Tracking System

NooTracker Review

Ever have trouble keeping track of how many nootropics you’ve taken? NooTracker wants to help by providing a multi-platform nootropics tracking system. Here’s our NooTracker review.

What is NooTracker?

NooTracker is a multi-device nootropics tracking platform. You use it to manually keep track of your nootropics intake over a certain day, week, or month. You input the data yourself, and then the device displays that data in fancy graphs and charts.

The app is free to join and helps you keep track of things like caffeine intake. If you’ve ever been worried that your nootropic stack might be giving you a bit too much energy, then NooTracker can help you safely use the nootropics you love.

But tracking nootropics is only part of the value of NooTracker: the app also collects reviews and ratings for all different types of nootropic compounds.

What kind of energy boost do you get when taking DMAA? How do supplements like fish oil affect your cognitive performance? NooTracker aims to help you answer those questions by providing crowd-sourced reviews and ratings.

How to Use NooTracker

First, you have to create a NooTracker account here:

You’re required to enter an email address for your account, but email confirmation is not necessary.

After setting up your account and logging in for the first time, you’ll be prompted to add your stack. Adding a new stack is as easy as titling the stack then adding the various nootropics to the stack.

You can select your nootropics from a dropdown list that includes dozens of nootropics. After choosing the nootropic ingredient you’re using, you choose the dosage (in mL or grams) as well as the frequency with which you use that nootropic ingredient (daily, 2x daily, or 4x daily).

After creating your stack, you can assess the effectiveness of your stack based on your cognitive performance. Your Account screen has sliders for all of the following performance measurements:

— Mental Energy
Mental Clarity
— Focus
— Memory
— Mood

There are also spots where you can input your Dual n-Back test score or other test scores.

NooTracker is accessible from any internet-connected device and features a mobile-friendly design for use on tablets and smartphones. There are no apps – you just access the site using your mobile browser.

The Nootropic Experience Project

In addition to helping you track your personal nootropics usage, NooTracker wants to help you find new nootropics through the Nootropic Experience Project.

That project involves reading ratings from other NooTracker users based on their experience with certain compounds.

There are dozens of nootropics listed through the Nootropic Experience Project, and popular nootropics like aniracetam have 20+ reviews.

The list features everything from major nootropics like Alpha GPC and Noopept to more obscure compounds like PRL-8-53, Pergolide, and Yambushitake.

Each nootropic page is accompanied by a comments thread that lets users share their experiences. At the top of the page, you’ll see Aggregate Ratings for energy, clarity, focus, memory, mood, and Dual n-Back test scores.

There’s also a “common stack pairings” section where you can see how other users have combined that particular drug with other compounds.

Ultimately, the goal of the Nootropic Experience Project is to build a huge database of user reviews for all of the popular nootropics. It’s a great idea – especially considering that most nootropic reviews come from anecdotal reports on Reddit and other sites. By aggregating all of these reviews into a single place, NooTracker aims to give nootropic users a less biased and more generalized view of how a particular nootropic works.

Who Created NooTracker?

NooTracker was created by a single developer who goes by the name /u/zxlk21e on Reddit (catchy name hey?).

The only reason I know that zxlk21e developed NooTracker is because zxlk21e once commented on a thread on /r/Nootropics with the following:

“Hey – I’m the sole, lonely dev of nootracker. If anyone is interested in helping write some code (lamp stack) / whatever – please get in touch! or via PM here.”

That post was made in early 2015. The site itself was launched in 2014. There’s very little other information about the site or its developer available online.

To join NooTracker or check out the site for yourself, visit it here:

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ModaPharma – Online Modafinil Pharmacy

ModaPharma Review

ModaPharma is an online modafinil pharmacy that promises to sell you the highest quality generic modafinil at competitive prices. Here’s our ModaPharma review.

What is ModaPharma?

ModaPharma is an online nootropics retailer that sells a variety of nootropics, including modafinil and armodafinil generics. The retailer offers advantages like free shipping, a “SureDelivery guarantee”, and a quality ingredients guarantee.

ModaPharma is based in Europe but serves customers from around the world. Ordering nootropics is as easy as filling up your shopping cart then checking out. You can pay in GBP, Euro, or USD.

ModaPharma is famous for its SureDelivery guarantee, which helps you track your order from door-to-door with GPS-based tracking. That may not seem like a big deal, but it can be a great assurance guarantee – especially if you live in a country that likes to crack down on nootropics and certain ingredients when they pass through customs.

All ModaPharma products are also delivered in discrete, plain cardboard packaging – so if you’re concerned about your partner or neighbor finding out that you’re taking a bunch of smart drugs behind their back, ModaPharma might be able to help you with that.

ModaPharma Products

ModaPharma sells three main modafinil or modafinil-based products. Those three products include:

Modalert 200mg Tablets (from $1.02 per pill)

You’ll start to feel the effects of these pills within 2-4 hours, and the effects will last for around 6 to 8 hours. You should expect to notice increased motivation, memory, alertness, reaction time, and wellbeing. You’ll pay $1.02 per pill but only if you’re ordering 300 at a time. Otherwise, you’ll be paying the following rates:

— 20 Tablets: $45.99 USD
— 30 Tablets: $65.99
— 60 Tablets: $115.99
— 90 Tablets: $154.99
— 180 Tablets: $231.99
— 300 Tablets: $309.99

Modalert is just a generic form of modafinil. It’s typically prescribed for chronic fatigue syndrome and ADHD.

Modvigil 200mg Tablets (from $0.87 per pill)

Modvigil is another generic form of modafinil. It’s created by a company called HAB Pharmaceuticals. Like most other modafinil drugs, it’s prescribed for narcolepsy, shift work sleep disorder, chronic fatigue syndrome, ADHD, and similar conditions. The effects will be felt within 2 to 4 hours of taking Modvigil and these effects will last 6 to 8 hours. Here’s how much each package costs:

— 20 Tablets: $37.99
— 30 Tablets: $53.99
— 60 Tablets: $89.99
— 90 Tablets: $115.99
— 180 Tablets: $189.99
— 300 Tablets: $269.99

Advertised benefits of Modvigil include improved motivation, memory, alertness, reaction time, enjoyment, and wellbeing.

Artvigil (from $0.97 per pill)

Artvigil is a generic form of Armodafinil, also known as Nuvigil in the United States. The effects should be felt more quickly than the two modafinil generics listed above (within 1 to 2 hours) and these effects should last 10 to 12 hours.

Advertised benefits of Artvigil include improved motivation, memory, alertness, reaction time, and wellbeing. It’s also popular because its effects last longer than standard modafinil (10 to 12 hours compared to 6 to 8 hours for modafinil). Armodafinil is also relatively new in the modafinil industry, having just been released in 2007. Here’s how much you’ll pay at

— 20 Tablets: $41.99
— 30 Tablets: $56.99
— 60 Tablets: $99.99
— 90 Tablets: $129.99
— 180 Tablets: $206.99
— 300 Tablets: $289.99

Scientific Evidence for ModaPharma Products

ModaPharma is open and honest about its scientific evidence. Each product’s sales page features a list of benefits – which is normal for a nootropics retail website. However, where ModaPharma really excels is in its links to various studies supporting each benefit.

Many nootropics retailers will list off dozens of benefits for a particular pill without actually demonstrating any evidence. It’s refreshing to see that ModaPharma links to an extensive references section.

Better yet, those links don’t just point to a study and expect you to read through the full study trying to understand the benefits. The links point to detailed references where ModaPharma has individually summed up the results and conclusions of the study.

For example, one reference on Modafinil involved a study of healthy volunteers. Researchers found that modafinil “significantly reduced error rates” in visual-spatial tasks. These effects were particularly noticeable in “lower performing subjects”.

You can view all of ModaPharma’s references here:

About ModaPharma

ModaPharma was launched in August 2015 and currently serves customers all over the world.

The company doesn’t list its address or similar information online, but it appears to be based in Europe. If you need to contact ModaPharma, then the company recommends filling out this email form here:

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Applying Dr. Dennis Gross' Mineral Sunscreen (VIDEO)

Applying Dr. Dennis Gross' Mineral Sunscreen (VIDEO)

Ideally, we’d all be using mineral sunscreens to avoid the negative effects of potentially toxic chemical sunscreens; but if you’ve used a mineral sunscreen, you’ll know that many leave an unattractive, chalky finish. Not so with Dr. Dennis Gross Dark Spot Sun Defense SPF 50 ($42 in the shop)! Marta demonstrates how the sunscreen goes on clean in this video.

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The Truth About Frotox and Cryotherapy

The Truth About Frotox and Cryotherapy

Does the thought of a beauty treatment during which you freeze leave you cold? Well that was certainly my initial reaction. Then I found myself on the receiving end of media clips and press releases about treatments variously referred to as Frotox or cryotherapy and began to wonder whether I should warm to the idea. First a look at the cold hard facts.

Cryotherapy has been mostly used for pain relief and popularized by elite athletes using it to control muscle pain. More recently celebrities have claimed it causes rapid weight loss, not to mention a brief high. Usually the entire body is exposed to extreme cold (-110 to -170 degrees Celsius), lowering the skin surface temperature to approximately 32 degrees F in 30 seconds (source).

Typically treatments are in a chamber or a tub and use electricity or liquid nitrogen. Maximum time allowed in the chamber or tub is about three minutes and gloves and booties need to be worn to prevent frostbite. Medi-spas are also introducing facials in which a controlled beam of vaporized liquid nitrogen is used to freeze the skin of the face and neck.

Control of muscle pain sounds plausible — after all, that’s what an ice pack is for. However, apart from acting as a brief pain killer, science isn’t certain as to what is going on. In one study (there aren’t many of them, by the way), researchers concluded that cryotherapy blunted inflammatory responses to muscle pain, but they also said that the mechanism by which it did this was unknown and may have adverse longer term effects (source).

Anti-aging claims seem to stem from the notion that freezing reduces inflammation (one of the causes of aging). There are also claims that a cryo-facial will boost collagen production, evict toxins and enhance product penetration.

According to one company that has pioneered the frozen facial, the treatment causes something called “paradoxical vasomotricity” that stimulates circulation, improves oxygen to the cells and the penetration of topical skincare products. I could find no independent verification of paradoxical vasomotricity. Other theories revolve around the idea that freezing temperatures shock the body into moving blood throughout the body. Supposedly, nutrient-enriched blood flushes the body of toxins.

The so-called Frotox targets nerves on the face with liquid nitrogen and puts them into temporary hibernation, with immediate effect and for a few months, according to a doctor that provides the treatment (source). I find it hard to imagine how this can happen without damaging said nerves.

I am far from convinced by any of this. But even I was telling myself to chill and give Frotox the benefit of the doubt, I read on that these procedures are not regulated by the FDA, nor approved to treat any condition. Nevada has hurriedly created guidelines for use of these machines and chambers after the tragic and very recent death of a young esthetician at a Las Vegas spa (source).

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Intel Pharma Bodybuilding Supplement Retailer

Intel Pharma Review

Intel Pharma is a bodybuilding supplement retailer based in the United States. The company currently sells four different supplements. Here’s our Intel Pharma review.

What is Intel Pharma?

Intel Pharma is an American bodybuilding supplement retailer that sells five different types of supplements online.

Those supplements include protein powders, BCAA supplements, and post-cycle treatment capsules.

All supplements are available to order online. Intel Pharma is also working at establishing deals with brick-and-mortar retailers across America.

Intel Pharma Products

Intel Pharma’s product catalog includes just four supplements at this time. Here’s a brief description of each supplement:

Hydrolution Protein Powder ($29.99 for 2 Lbs)

This whey protein isolate powder claims to be the “best tasting product in its category”. It comes in two flavors: hot fudge milkshake and homemade vanilla ice cream. There’s no information about the powder’s ingredients list, protein matrix, or other information available online. We do know that each bucket contains 28 servings, and there are 22 grams of protein per scoop.

Pro Shred Protein Powder ($54.99 for 5 Lbs)

Pro Shred is a protein powder blend that contains 27 grams of protein per scoop. It’s sweetened with Stevia and available in four different flavors (including a “s’mores” flavor). Just like with Hydrolution, Intel Pharma has not listed any further information about its ingredients or protein matrix online.

AZiD ($49.99 for 33 Servings)

AZiD is a pre, intra, and post-workout BCAA formula available in Hawaiian punch flavor. The powder claims to be free of sugar and stimulants. You mix 1 to 2 scoops of AZiD with 8 ounces of water, then take it before, during, or after your workout. The supplement contains leucine, isoleucine, valine, EAAs, glutamine, epicatechin, betaine, and vitamin C.

Cycle Secure ($49.99 for 90 Capsules)

Cycle Secure is a post-cycle treatment that claims to help you maintain healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels while also helping organs that might have been affected by your cycle – including your liver, prostate, and skin. The supplement can be taken during or after your cycle. Key ingredients in the formula include L-Taurine, celery seed extract, CoQ10, saw palmetto, milk thistle, n-acetyl cysteiene, grape seed extract, alpha lipoic acid, vitamin B6, and vitamin C.

Other Intel Pharma Products

The company’s official Twitter mentions a number of other products – although these products appear to have been discontinued. For example, the company used to sell fat burners like Alphazine, EpikatX, Phenom, and Clenadrol X, although these are not available from the Intel Pharma online store anymore.

How to Buy Intel Pharma Products

Intel Pharma products are currently available on the Intel Pharma online store at That online store lists its prices in USD by default, although pricing information is also available in CAD, EUR, and GBP.

Fill up your cart, check out, and pay using any major credit card or PayPal. Intel Pharma also lets you calculate shipping before you enter your payment information.

Currently, Intel Pharma does not have a store finder on its official website. However, retail outlets that are interested in selling Intel Pharma products can contact the company at to become an authorized retailer.

About Intel Pharma

Intel Pharma appears to be a relatively new company. Very little information about the company is available online.

On the company’s “About Us” page,, you’ll discover that Intel Pharma is veteran owned and led by Chief Executive Officer Landon Suggs.

The company also claims that they “believe in truth” and “believe in quality” and “will never see claims or statements that breed a false hope inside of consumers.” Instead, the company recognizes that all achievements come with personal sacrifice, and that not all supplements are “miracle” products that will instantly transform you overnight.

The Intel Pharma Facebook page lists the company’s address as the following:

3320 Troup Highway, Ste 160
Tyler, Texas

The company appears to have been founded in April 2015 – at least, that’s when it started selling some of its products online.

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VitaPulse By Princeton Nutrients – Antioxidant Supplement

Princeton Nutrients VitaPulse Review

VitaPulse is a nutritional supplement created by Princeton Nutrients that claims to use antioxidants to support your heart health. Here’s our VitaPulse review.

What is Princeton Nutrients VitaPulse?

Princeton Nutrients VitaPulse is an antioxidant-based nutritional supplement that claims to use just three ingredients to improve your heart health.

Those three ingredients include NAC, PQQ, and CoQ10.

Together, the three ingredients claim to offer advanced antioxidant support. Antioxidants, for those who don’t know, target free radicals and oxidation within the body. Certain types of oxidation can be harmful. Oxidation can lead to greater effects of aging and an increased risk of disease, for example. By targeting this oxidation, VitaPulse claims to offer the following benefits:

— Maintain Healthy Cardiovascular Functionality
— Improve Cholesterol Levels
— Protect Your Body Against Cellular Damage
— Reduce Inflammation
— Boost Mitochondrial Health

Heart disease is the number one killer in the United States. It’s responsible for about 1 out of every 4 deaths across the country. VitaPulse aims to tap into this market by offering a daily nutritional supplement to reduce your risk of heart disease.

How Does VitaPulse Work?

VitaPulse claims to work using the power of antioxidants. Typically, antioxidant supplements use common antioxidants like vitamins A, C, E, and folic acid. VitaPulse, however, has taken a different approach by adding advanced antioxidant formulas like NAC, PQQ, and CoQ10.

Those three ingredients are the only ingredients inside the formula. Here’s a brief overview of each one:

N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC): NAC is derived from the amino acid l-cysteine and it acts as a protein building block. Recent research has indicated that NAC may be an effective cancer prevention tool. In terms of its effects on heart disease, however, NAC has only been labeled as “possibly effective” at reducing one symptom of heart disease: homocysteine levels. Those levels are thought to be a risk factor for heart disease.

Pyrroloquinoline Quinone (PQQ): PQQ is a chemical that appears to work as a superpowered antioxidant. PQQ has shown huge potential in certain studies, where it’s been shown to reduce the size of damaged areas of the heart, thereby reducing the risk of an acute heart attack. Unfortunately, most VitaPulse studies have involved mice – not humans. It also hasn’t indicated any preventative heart health benefits. Instead, it appears to primarily help the heart after a heart attack.

CoQ10: CoQ10 is one of the hottest ingredients in the anti-aging skin cream community. CoQ10 has indicated conflicting research when it comes to heart benefits. Some studies, for example, suggest that it boosts metabolism, while other studies indicate that CoQ10 might have no heart health benefits whatsoever.

One of the biggest problems with judging the effectiveness of VitaPulse is that its dosage information appears to be relatively low. For example, each capsule contains 250mg of NAC – which is the most scientifically-verified ingredient within the supplement. Studies, however, have indicated that the best dosage of NAC is 1200mg (1.2 grams) per day. For that reason, VitaPulse may not be able to replicate the results we’ve seen in certain NAC studies where participants take 1.2 grams of NAC daily.

Complicating matters further is the fact that there’s no clinical research information listed. In other words, VitaPulse makes bold claims about its heart health benefits without necessarily backing those claims up with real research.

Yes, the individual ingredients in VitaPulse have been studied, but the supplement itself has not gone through the same level of research.

For these reasons, it’s difficult to definitively say whether or not VitaPulse actually works.

VitaPulse Ingredients

VitaPulse Ingredients

Princeton Nutrients lists the full ingredients information at the official VitaPulse sales page:

Here’s what’s contained in each capsule:

There are 30 capsules in each container and you take one capsule per day to support your overall health.

How to Buy VitaPulse

VitaPulse is only available from, where you can buy it as part of three different packages, including:

— 1 Bottle (1 Month Supply of 30 Capsules): $49 + $6.95 shipping
— 3 Bottles (90 Capsules): $127 + Free shipping
— 6 Bottles (180 Capsules): $235 + Free shipping

Who Makes VitaPulse?

VitaPulse is made by a company named Princeton Nutrients, LLC.

That company is based in Woodland Hills, California. Whether it’s intentional or not, the company’s name appears to indicate some link to Princeton University. However, it doesn’t appear that Princeton Nutrients is linked to the prestigious university in any way, shape, or form.

Princton Nutrient’s domain was registered in May 2015, which makes the company relatively young. Because of its young age, the company does not currently have a BBB page.

The official Princeton Nutrients website claims that the company’s chief health advisor is a guy named Dr. Bereliani, a board-certified doctor for cardiovascular diseases and internal medicine. You can read his bio here:

In addition to VitaPulse, Princeton Nutrients sells just one other supplement. That supplement is called UltraKrill, and it claims to provide a “premium omega-3 blend”.

Princeton Nutrients lists its address as:

Princeton Nutrients, LLC.
20929 Ventura Blvd Ste 47-503
Woodland Hills, CA 91364

You can contact the company by phone at 1-866-427-3019 or by email at

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DermaFi Peptide Cream Anti-Aging Skin Care

DermaFi Peptide Cream Review

DermaFi Peptide Cream is an anti-aging skin cream that claims to offer similar benefits to Botox – just without the injections. Here our DermaFi Peptide Cream review.

What is DermaFi Peptide Cream?

DermaFi Peptide Cream is a skin cream that claims to use revolutionary snake venom technology to boost collagen production within your skin.

By applying the cream daily, you can enjoy a “mini face lift”. The cream calls itself Hollywood’s best kept secret and makes other bold claims about the usefulness and power of the skin cream.

The cream is exclusively available online through a free trial/autoship offer, which charges you $5 today but will eventually charge you about $100 per month for the skin cream until you cancel.

Does DermaFi Peptide Cream actually live up to its promised benefits? Find out how the cream claims to work in the next section.

How Does DermaFi Peptide Cream Work?

DermaFi Peptide Cream claims to provide Botox-like results – just without the injections. How could a cream possibly give you results similar to injecting a solution beneath your skin?

This is where the manufacturer of DermaFi gets weirdly vague. The manufacturer appears to try to overwhelm visitors with pseudo-scientific information. For example, when asked to explain how the cream works, the manufacturer says,

“Our Advanced Formula is clinically proven to reverse the aging process at the cellular level. Proprietary Biofil Dermal Lifting Hydrospheres combined with a patented QuSome time release delivery system allows for deeper penetration of hydration to the lower levels of the skin.”

What exactly are Biofil hydrospheres? How do they work? The manufacturer explains further:

“Biofil Hydrospheres absorb and retain water being lost by the stratum corneum called “transepidermal water loss” (TEWL). As they absorb this water, like a natural sponge, they expand and plump up the skin, filling in wrinkles and hydrating your skin’s surface.”

The manufacturer doesn’t really explain why these things work. It just tosses around words like “Biofil hydrospheres” and “transepidermal water loss” and expects you to assume they know what they’re talking about.

Scientific Evidence for DermaFi Peptide Cream

The creators of DermaFi suggest that the peptide cream has undergone some major clinical trials over the last few years. In one clinical trial, participants experienced an 84% decrease in fine lines and wrinkles, a 95% improvement in skin tightness, and a 73% decrease in the appearance of dark circles.

There’s one big problem with this clinical trial: it doesn’t appear to exist. The trial seems to have taken place in some fantasy world: the manufacturer never links to the trial or describes any further details – like the number of participants involved or where the trial took place.

It’s almost like the trial didn’t take place at all.

DermaFi Peptide Cream Ingredients

The manufacturer of DermaFi Peptide Cream has chosen not to list its ingredients online, so we have no idea which ingredients are included in the supplement – or how much of each ingredient is included.

The manufacturer does, however, make vague mentions of peptides, snake venom, biofilm hydrospheres, and QuSome delivery systems, so there are a range of these ingredients included in the cream in some form or another.

How to Buy DermaFi Peptide Cream

DermaFi Peptide Cream is exclusively available online through the product’s official website. You can’t order the cream as-is: you need to buy it as part of a free trial program.

As with most free trials advertised online, the DermaFi free trial is a long ways from being free. If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is, and that’s the exact case with the DermaFi Peptide Cream trial.

Hidden in the fine print, the sleazy manufacturer of DermaFi has hidden the following information:

— When you order the free trial, you’ll need to pay $4.95 to cover shipping and handling.

— The trial lasts for 15 days, and the cream should be delivered to your house within 5 business days.

— You have until the 15th day after you order to try out the cream. If you don’t cancel the trial within those 15 days and return your cream, then your credit card will immediately be charged $89.31. This covers the full-sized jar of cream you’ve already received.

— 15 days later, your credit card will be charged $89.31 + $4.95 shipping and handling for yet another jar of skin cream. You will continue receiving this skin cream as part of the autoship program every month until you cancel.

— If you forget to cancel before the 15th day, you won’t be able to receive a refund. You will, however, be able to cancel your autoship program enrolment by calling 844-455-5510 (although many customers have complained that they have had enormous problems canceling their trial and getting the company to stop charging them for unwanted products).

Ultimately, if you’re the type of person who doesn’t check your credit card frequently, then the DermaFi Peptide Cream “free” trial will leave you over with over $200 in charges before the first month is over. This is an anti-aging skin cream scam, plain and simple.

Who Makes DermaFi Peptide Cream?

DermaFi Peptide Cream claims to be made by a company named DermaFi Peptide Cream. That company lists its address as the following:

3235 Manchester Rd. Suite 8
Akron, Ohio 44319

You can contact the company by phone at 1-844-455-5510 or by email at The manufacturer appears to be the same one responsible for other underpowered, over-priced anti-aging supplements sold online, like Absolute Derma and Juvenesse. This company uses the same template across many different anti-aging skin creams and rebrands itself every few weeks to avoid unwanted customer feedback.

For all of these reasons, DermaFi Peptide Cream is one skin cream you should absolutely avoid.

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JAKnutrition Review

JAKnutrition is an online supplement retailer that specializes in SARMs and prohormones. Here’s our JAKnutrition review.

What is JAKnutrition?

JAKnutrition is an online supplements retailer that specializes in the sales of SARMs and prohormone supplements. The company’s products are available exclusively online through, where customers enjoy same day shipping across America.

In addition to SARMs and Prohormones, JAKnutrition sells a variety of post cycle therapy (PCT) supplements.

JAKnutrition doesn’t actually manufacture supplements on its own: instead, it simply lists supplements made by supplement manufacturers – including DNA Anabolics, Intel-Pharma, and Alpha Lab Technologies.

The company claims to source all of these SARMs from cGMP-certified facilities across America.

JAKnutrition Products

JAKnutrition products are separated into four sections based on the affiliated manufacturers. Each section lists all the supplements sold by that retailer.

Here are the four different sections as well as the supplements you’ll find within each category:

Alpha Lab Technologies

Popular supplements in this category include:

— Xtreme Cycle Support: 90 Capsules for $49.99
— Xtreme PCT: 90 Capsules for $49.99
— Xtreme DMZ: 90 Capsules for $69.99
— Xtreme Mass: 60 Capsules for $69.99
— Xtreme Shred: 60 Capsules for $89.99

Centurion Labz

— Maximum Lean Mass: 90 Capsules for $59.99
— Centurion Labz War Demonz: 90 Capsules for $89.99
— CSARM Ligandrol LGD-4033: 90 Capsules for $99.99
— Ibutamoren MK-677: 60 Capsules for $99.99

DNA Anabolics

— Guardian: 90 Capsules for $39.99
— Max Test: 90 Capsules for $59.99
— SARM MK-677 Ibutamoren: $119.99
— SARM S4 (Andarine): 90 Capsules for $119.99
— Anabolics SARM Rad-140: 90 Capsules for $119.99
— SARM Mk-677 Ibutamoren: 90 Capsules for $119.99


— Cycle Secure: 90 Capsules for $49.99
— Clenadrol-X: 50 Capsules for $74.99
— Ligandrol (SARM LGD-4033): 60 Capsules for $99.99
— Ostadrol (SARM MK-2866): 60 Capsules for $99.99
— Carda-Rip: 60 Capsules for $99.99

There’s also a fifth section called “Supps We Like”, where JAKnutrition has listed a number of supplements from some of the manufacturers listed above as well as from other third-party manufacturers. Those supplements include Blackstone Labs Cobra preworkout as well as Blackstone Labs Anogenin anabolic activator.

Purchasing any of these supplements is as easy as filling up your cart and then checking out by paying with any major credit card. The site’s secure online form accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and PayPal.

Same day shipping is available with 90% of product orders, according to the official site (it depends at what time of day you place your order).

The SARMs are made in a cGMP certified facility, “not in someone’s garage or basement” according to the About Us page:

About JAKnutrition

JAKnutrition is a Missouri based company located at the following address:

1424 Ashley Road
Boonville, Missouri

You can contact the company by phone at 660-672-5040.

The company sells a lot of supplements that are currently in a legal “grey area”. The legality of SARMs, for example, could change any day now.

For that reason, all purchases made through JAKnutrition come with a warning that “the materials for sale are intended for laboratory and research use only”. You must also be at least 21 years old to purchase the supplements.

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BrainPlus IQ – Cognitive Enhancement Supplement

BrainPlus IQ Review

BrainPlus IQ is a cognitive supplement that was recently released as part of an exclusive online deal. Here’s our BrainPlus IQ review.

What is BrainPlus IQ?

BrainPlus IQ is a nootropic that promises to support healthy brain function. The supplement is specifically targeted towards people 30 years of age and older, many of whom have difficulty concentrating or forming memories as they age.

Unfortunately, these problems don’t get better as you grow older, which is why BrainPlus IQ promises to reverse the effects of aging and help you regain your brain strength.

In order to do that, BrainPlus IQ uses just a single ingredient: phosphatidylserine. BrainPlus IQ claims that this is an all-natural ingredient. We’ll find out how – and if – BrainPlus IQ really works down below.

How Does BrainPlus IQ Work?

Phosphatidylserine is a mouthful of an ingredient, but it can actually be found in numerous nootropic smart drug supplements.

In a small number of studies (many of which involved rats and not humans), phosphatidylserine showed that it may improve memory and learning ability, among other cognitive abilities.

The drug has shown particular promise at reducing the risk of cognitive dysfunction in the elderly. However, the FDA still believes there is “little scientific evidence” supporting this claim, and that the research performed thus far is “very limited and preliminary”. Thus, phosphatidylserine is far from a sure way to improve brain function.

Despite the fact that the manufacturer never explains how BrainPlus IQ works, they still claim that you will feel the effects within 30 minutes of taking the supplement.

BrainPlus IQ Ingredients

BrainPlus IQ makes a few bold claims about its ingredients. First, it claims that the ingredients are all natural. Second, it claims that the ingredients are made up of a 100% phosphatidylserine complex.

We never actually learn how much phosphatidylserine is included in each capsule of BrainPlus IQ. It could be a pharmaceutical strength dose. Or, more likely, it’s a lower dose.

Typically, a manufacturer likes to show off their dosage information with nootropics. The fact that BrainPlus IQ doesn’t list its exact dosage information seems to suggest it’s not a very powerful nootropic.

All we do know about the BrainPlus IQ ingredients is that they’re assembled in an FDA GMP facility and a certified laboratory environment – at least, that’s where the manufacturer claims they’re manufactured.

When a formula calls itself a phosphatidylserine “complex”, it typically means that it includes phosphatidylserine and a bunch of other ingredients. We never learn what those ingredients are.

The fact that the manufacturer of BrainPlus HQ is so secretive and shady about its ingredients suggests that it’s hiding something – like low dosages or low-quality ingredients.

Scientific Evidence for BrainPlus IQ

The manufacturer of BrainPlus IQ claims that the supplement has undergone “clinical trials” which have demonstrated some powerful results.

Those clinical trials reportedly compared BrainPlus IQ to a placebo. Compared to the placebo, BrainPlus IQ boosted brain power by “up to 89.2%” while also increasing focus “by up to 121%”.

Nevertheless, the company never lists any link to this clinical trial. There are also no studies listed on any major academic journal search engine for “BrainPlus IQ”.

If these studies were performed, they were performed by a small, independent organization and not a major, reputable scientific body.

I mean, the study doesn’t even mention how participants measured “focus” and “brain power”. It just tosses around these words and hopes you’ll trust their research.

Ultimately, it doesn’t appear that the ingredients within BrainPlus IQ have undergone any type of research.

How to Buy BrainPlus IQ

Buying BrainPlus IQ is relatively straightforward. Currently, you can only buy the supplement from It’s not sold on Amazon or other online retailers. You also won’t find it at brick-and-mortar retailers like Walmart.

The supplement also appears to only be available in a certain number of countries, including: Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and Vietnam.

As you can see, the United States is not on this list. At the time of writing, the supplement was only available in the above countries and not available for American residents.

Here’s how much you can expect to pay for BrainPlus IQ in Canada:

— 1 Bottle: $64.95 CAD + Free shipping
— 3 Bottles: $137.85 CAD + Free shipping
— 5 Bottles: $174.75 CAD+ Free shipping

As you can see, the price per bottle drops significantly when you order more bottles. At the 5 bottle package, you’re paying $34.95 per bottle.

When you go through the BrainPlus IQ ordering form, you’ll see plenty of claims stating that the supplement will be sold out by midnight tonight. Don’t worry: the website says this every day. They’re just pressuring you into making a sale today.

BrainPlus IQ’s Marketing Claims

One of the problems I have with BrainPlus IQ is that the company makes some surprisingly bold marketing claims.

First, the supplement claims to have been featured in several major media outlets, including The New York Times, NBC, The Daily News, CNN Health, and the Chicago Tribune.

We looked for any evidence of BrainPlus IQ being featured on any of these media outlets and we found absolutely nothing. So that appears to be a totally bogus claim with no evidence.

Another problem is that BrainPlus IQ uses the images of several major entrepreneurs under the banner “These elites have an edge!”. The site appears to be insinuating that these elites use BrainPlus IQ or some other nootropic supplement.

The entrepreneurs featured on the page include Tim Cook, Marissa Mayer, Mark Cuban, and Elon Musk – none of whom have any affiliation with BrainPlus IQ.

I’m guessing Mark Cuban doesn’t know that his likeness is being used to sell some scammy, low-quality nootropic online.

In any case, when a supplement makes claims like this that turn out to be 100% false, it makes me suspicious about all of the other claims made by the supplement.

Who Makes BrainPlus IQ?

BrainPlus IQ is made by a Singapore-based company that calls itself Biotrim Labs. That company can be reached toll-free at 1-647-556-5993 or by email at

The company lists its address in Singapore as the following:

Biotrim Labs
PO Box 1201
Singapore, 918118, SG

At the official BioTrim Labs website [], you’ll discover that the company manufactures a wide range of bodybuilding supplements, diet pills, cleansing supplements, and nootropics.

Many of these supplements feature trendy ingredients. The diet pills include ingredients like garcinia cambogia, for example, while the bodybuilding supplements promise to raise nitric oxide (NO) levels.

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