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16
JAN

Lucky New Year, New Brands: Evalar Femiwell / CannaVest

Filed Under: Supplements,Vitamins and Minerals,Women's Health at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
2016 has just started and with a couple weeks in the books, Lucky Vitamin continues to present new brands to our loyal customers. Today, we look at a couple new top quality brand of supplements that can help your achieve a much healthier life in 2016. We are proud to introduce Evalar Femiwell and CannaVest.

Evalar Femiwell offers natural dietary supplements to preserve health and quality of life. A leading brand in Europe for more than 20 years, the company offers over 200 products created with the purest, gluten-free, non-GMO ingredients from their own farms. In the pristine Altai Mountains, Evalar’s own plantations cultivate over 30 varieties of herbs and is one of the first European companies with a complete cycle of production: from farm to final product.

Evalar’s Femiwell is a natural, gluten-free line of supplements designed by women, for women. The company understands your needs, from help to manage weight and stress, to heart health, beauty, and overall wellness.

CannaVest is another top-quality brand just added to our site. From harvesting hemp seeds to laboratory testing, the company is fully committed to providing the health and wellness benefits of products from the hemp plant.

CannaVest specializes in providing the purest, non-GMO, gluten-free hemp-based cannabidol (CBD) oil. All products feature this federally legal substance that can be used in foods and nutritional supplements for consumer health and wellness benefits. CannaVest is committed to pioneering the hemp revolution as the world’s leading producer of quality hemp-derived CBD products.

You can save even more when you shop Evalar Femiwell / CannaVest products at LuckyVitamin.com. Just enter promo code JAN16NEW16 at checkout to save an additional 15% of all items of these new brands.




11
JAN

Need More Vitamins and Minerals? Try Yerba Mate

Filed Under: Diet & Weight Loss,Teas,Vitamins and Minerals at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
YBThe beginning of the year brings up a lot of questions regarding nutrition. Some people struggle to find a way to eat less calories without dropping the nutrition intake. Eating less food may lead to less nutrients including vitamins and minerals but how can you have a successful weight-loss diet without reducing your daily intake of vitamins and minerals?

Of course, the answer to this question depends a lot on your diet but one beverage can be very helpful during this very challenging time of the year.

Yerba Mate is a great source of not only vitamins but also minerals and other nutrients. This traditional South American beverage contains vitamin A, C, E, B1, B2, B5, niacin (B3) as well as important minerals such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, manganese, selenium, potassium, and phosphorus. All these important nutrients are necessary to sustain a healthy life and vital to promote energy, a key element for any diet.

Native to subtropical South America in northeastern Argentina, Bolivia, southern Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay, Yerba Mate leaves contain caffeine and can promote a boost of energy as well as a variety of other health benefits. Research suggests that yerba mate can help regulate cholesterol levels, increasing HDL and reducing LDL. Researchers also believe that drinking yerba mate infusions may also reduce the risk for cardiovascular diseases.

Yerba Mate can be considered one of the healthiest herbs as researchers have concluded that it’s difficult to find a plant which can match mate’s nutritional value. Mate is more nutritious than green tea and studies have shown that mate can edge all the commonly used stimulants such as coffee, green tea, kola nut, cocoa and guarana, as it delivers more energy and nutrition.




4
JAN

5 Surprising Sources of Vitamin C

Filed Under: Health Foods,Vitamins and Minerals at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
VCVitamin C is known as the immune boosting vitamin. During the winter months, people try to enhance their immune system by increasing the amount of vitamin C in their diets. Many people usually go for “citrus” to up their C intake. Oranges, tangerines, grapefruit and pretty much every citrus fruit may be considered a great source of C but if you are not a big fan of the citrus family, other fruits and vegetables can be valuable sources too. We present you 5 surprising sources of vitamin C.

1. Kiwi

Kiwi fruit is one of the best sources of pretty much everything. Loaded with vitamins, one regular size kiwi contains about 70 mg of vitamin C, over 90 percent daily value.

2. Strawberry

These delicious berries are a great source of C with one average cup containing nearly 100mg of vitamin C. The bad news is that strawberries may not be easy to find in the winter (at least at reasonable prices) but the good news is that frozen berries contain just about the same amount of vitamin C.

3. Red Bell Pepper

A great addition to salads, one medium size red pepper contain about 150 mg of vitamin C, which is equivalent of over 200 percent daily value.

4. Papaya

Papayas offers many health benefits. Known to support the digestive system and regulate bowel movement, papayas are also an excellent source of vitamin C with one fruit containing as much as 185 mg of vitamin C (247 percent daily value).

5. Pineapple

This delicious tropical fruit is also a great source of vitamin C, particularly the extra sweet variety when eaten raw. Pineapples can have as much as 60 mg of vitamin C per serving and can be a great alternate source of other vitamins too.




29
DEC

Vitamin E and Your Skin

Filed Under: Anti-Aging,Beauty,Vitamins and Minerals at 9:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
vitamin-eVitamin E offers many health benefits such as helping your immune system and keeping your blood vessels healthy but another great benefit from this potent antioxidant comes in the personal care and beauty areas: skin protection and repair.

Known to reduce wrinkles and improve skin appearance, vitamin E works by balancing free radicals and antioxidants.

Free radicals in the body are oxygen molecules that lose an electron, making them unstable, which cause them to interact with cells in the body, resulting in damage. Free radicals can be created by our bodies by everyday factors like digestion or exercise, as well as exposure to external factors such as smoking, environmental pollutants, radiation, and even exposure to harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun, and can deplete the body’s stores of vitamin E.

On the other hand, antioxidants neutralize free radicals and prevent cellular damage from occurring. Vitamin E is considered one of the most powerful antioxidants. However, the body cannot produce vitamin E and, therefore, it must be obtained from food or supplements. Vitamin E is found naturally in many foods, including nuts, seeds, avocados, sunflower oil, safflower oil, and wheat germ oil. Vitamin E supplements are widely available and are known to prevent premature aging of the skin and damage to DNA. Studies show that taking vitamin E long term can even reduce sunburns from exposure to UVB radiation. As a result, the majority of cosmetic products are loaded with vitamin E that claim to reverse age-related skin damage.




18
DEC

New Brand Spotlight: Energems

Filed Under: Health Foods,Supplements,Vitamins and Minerals at 9:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
EnergemsIf you are always tired and need more energy, Lucky Vitamin has great news for you. We are happy to introduce a revolutionary product that can give you the best energy in the most delicious form: Energems.

Energems chocolate supplements are the best tasting energy booster on the market in a delicious, healthier way to beat the afternoon energy slump. These bite-sized chocolate products are made with real dark chocolate and contain just the right amount of caffeine, vitamin B, and vitamin D.

Additionally, Energems contain antioxidants, naturally found in dark chocolate, which can help protect the body against free radicals, unstable molecules that may cause damage to cell function over time. On top of that, Energems are pretty healthy too as they contain no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.

The afternoon fatigue always hits us and most of us continue to drink coffee or energy drinks to stay awake. It might be time for a change, time to try something new. Energems are the cleaner, healthier and tastier way to get the energy you want, when you want it. One serving, or three gems, provides 133 mg of caffeine, which is the caffeine-equivalent of a cup of coffee or an energy drink, but with only 50 little calories. Available in three delicious flavors, dark chocolate, mint dark chocolate, and berry flavored dark chocolate, Energems is the perfect answer for those who want chocolate and need energy at the same time. It seemed only natural to put chocolate and energy together.

With Energems, you get nutritional support along with a smooth energy boost, and no jitters.

You can save even more when you shop Energems supplements at our discounted prices at LuckyVitamin.com. Just enter the promotional code ‘DEC15NEW15′ at checkout to save an additional 15% off all products of this new brand, but hurry, offer ends 12/31/2015.




14
DEC

How to Fuel Up For a Long Run

Filed Under: Exercise and Fitness,Nutritional Bars,Sports Nutrition,Vitamins and Minerals at 5:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Long RunThe long run is often the ultimate quest for runners as this challenging exercise is known to build endurance and strength as well as teach runners how to deal with fatigue and pain. Anything over 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) may be considered a long, resistance exercise and may take some preparation not only to do well and complete the run but also to prevent injuries. When preparing for long run workouts, people often ask themselves many questions regarding pre-race, during, and post-race tips. So, what’s really the best way to prepare for long runs, including half-marathons, 10 Ks, or just an hour jogging in the park?

Pre-Workout

Hydration is extremely important before any run or race. Hydrate well but as usual and drink according to your thirst. Consuming drinks with sodium will help stimulate thirst and retain fluids consumed. Avoid alcoholic beverages as they increase urine output and delay optimal rehydration. Don’t overdo it as over-hydration can lead to the need to urinate during the race, a very common problem for beginners.

Trying to determine how much food to take in before a long run can be complicated since everyone is different, have different fitness levels, different diets, etc. However, an easy, general rule is to consume approximately 0.5 grams of carbohydrate for every pound of body weight and then multiply that number by the number of hours prior to the start of your run. Choose light, easy to digest meals that will put fuel in your tank. For example, eat a high-carbohydrate, low-protein meal a few hours prior your longer runs, or a snack or nutritional bar for shorter runs.

During Workout

During workout, your body needs hydration and, for the longer runs, carbs. An average of 30g to 60g of carbohydrate per hour of running is a good basic rule and sports drinks are an excellent way to hydrate and consume the glucose needed. For more extreme workouts, runners need to get a more high-octane fuel, essentially more concentrated, and often available in energy gels, blocks, beans, and chews. These sports nutrition products are engineered to supply needed carbohydrate, which fuels your muscles and keeps blood sugar levels steady, and electrolytes, which help retain fluids to maintain hydration, prevent cramping, and perform other functions in the body. Make sure to follow your high-octane fuel with water.

Post-Workout

No secret here, after runs, carbohydrates. Choose quick-digesting forms of carbohydrate, such as sports drinks, to allow your body to replenish its stored carbohydrate in your muscles. Fruit, crackers and bread are great after-race meals.  Within the first 30 to 60 minutes after the race, it is crucial to consume some protein to help repair all your worn and torn muscles. Low-fat chocolate milk contains a good combination of carbohydrate and protein to help you refuel. Protein energy bars are also a great choice.

Last Tip

A combination of both sports drinks and water is perfect during and after a run as it can replenish the sodium and potassium you lose through sweat, while giving your body some energy from carbohydrate. After the run, rehydrate with a sports drink first, then water.




30
NOV

Lucky Cyber Monday

Filed Under: Announcements & News,Personal Care,Supplements,Vitamins and Minerals at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Cyber MondayToday is Cyber Monday and as you get ready for some online shopping, we present you a little bit about the history of this recent and real great day for shopping.

Cyber Monday has become an international marketing term for the Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday. It was first used by online retailers in the United States but today the term is used in many countries around the world. Since its debut back in 2005, Cyber Monday online sales have been growing year after year. The deals are online-only and generally offers great prices plus the great advantage of home delivery.

The term “Cyber Monday” was first used within the ecommerce e community during the 2005 holiday season. It was coined based on 2004 research showing “one of the biggest online shopping days of the year” was the Monday after Thanksgiving. Retailers also noted the biggest period was December 5 through 15 of the previous year. Cyber Monday grew out of the observation that millions of Americans, fresh off a Thanksgiving weekend of window shopping, were returning to high-speed Internet connections at work Monday and buying what they liked.

Here at Lucky Vitamin, we are happy to announce our special sales day: Welcome to Lucky Cyber Monday!

Stock up on popular health and wellness products such as vitamins, supplements, diet, personal care, sports nutrition, teas, housewares, natural foods, pet products and much more. Treat yourself to healthy savings with an extra 10% off your order SITEWIDE. But hurry, sale ends 12/1/2015 at 9:00 AM ET, 6:00 AM PT. Just enter the promo code “CBRM1115” at checkout for additionally savings.

 

Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Some offers are limited. Promotional code-based offers cannot be combined. Cyber Monday and promotional code ‘CBRM1115′ expire 12/1/2015 at 9:00 AM ET, 6:00 AM PT. Not eligible for bulk/wholesale purchases over $1,000. See site for further details and expiration dates where applicable. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this message was sent; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the site.

 




24
NOV

Introducing Solgar U-Cubes

Filed Under: Announcements & News,Baby and Child Health,Vitamins and Minerals at 4:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
U-CubesSolgar has taken the world of children’s multivitamins and minerals gummies to a whole new level and Lucky Vitamin has these fantastic products for you. We are happy to introduce Solgar U-Cubes, a new line of children’s nutritional supplements.

Solgar U-Cubes Children’s are available in two top-quality products: multi-vitamin and mineral gummies and calcium with vitamin D3 gummies.

Solgar U-Cubes Children’s Multi-Vitamin and Mineral Gummies is a unique product developed with all the science and knowledge behind Solgar’s name. These tapioca and pectin-based gummies provide 100% DV (400 IU) of vitamin D3 for children 4 years and older, and 50% DV (200 IU) for children 2 and 3 years of age. Best of all, U-Cubes are 100% natural, non-GMO, contain no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives, and are manufactured in small batches ensuring the highest quality product.  Every single product is gluten, wheat, yeast, and dairy free, and rigorously tested for safety and potency, but never animal tested. A delicious way to give your children the nutrients they need for proper development, Solgar U-Cubes are available in three great flavors: grape, orange, and cherry, and two sizes: 60 and 120 gummies. A great tasting multivitamin that U can be sure is great for your children.

Additionally, Solgar is introducing the new U-Cubes Children’s Calcium with D3. These beneficial gummies can be taken alone or in combination with the multivitamin gummies. Each serving of tapioca-based U-Cubes Calcium with D3 provides the pediatrician-recommended dosage of Vitamin D3, 600 IU (per 4 gummies), offers 150% DV of Vitamin D3 for children 4 years and up, and 75% DV (300 IU, per 2 gummies) for children 2 and 3 years of age. Vitamin D3 assists in the absorption of calcium to promote healthy bones and teeth, and supports immune-system health.

Click here to shop Solgar U-Cubes Children’s at LuckyVitamin.com.




28
SEP

“A” Great Vitamin for Your Health

Filed Under: General Wellness & Wellbeing,Vitamins and Minerals at 3:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
In the vitamins’ alphabet, B’s C’s and D’s are often the most popular choices but it’s important to remember that A’s should also be considered. Vitamin A promotes a ton of health benefits as this important nutrient is responsible for many functions in our bodies.

Vitamin A plays a significant role in the immune function, skin health as well as our vision. Deficiency of A may affect eyesight and may lead to night blindness. Vitamin A often works as an antioxidant, fighting cell damage and promoting cell grown, but it also has many other uses, so you need to ensure your “A intake” is up to the task. Sources of vitamin A include carrots, spinach, kale, sweet potatoes, liver, and dairy products such as butter. Supplements are available and can be taken without any major side effects.

Carrots carry the reputation of the best, most common vitamin A source. Carrots contain high levels of beta-carotene, which the body can convert to vitamin A. Additionally, vitamin A is often tagged as a supplement to improve vision but it has other benefits too. This vitamin is required for proper growth and is considered an essential nutrient for kids, especially since it helps building up a strong immune system and strong bones too. Plus, it’s one of the most important vitamins to maintain beautiful skin.
Vitamin A works both ways for skin care: internally and externally. Intake of vitamin A promote beautiful skin and may help prevent skin problems such as acne and eczema. For topical use, vitamin A is often used in many lotions, creams and moisturizers products for its ability to heal and hydrated the skin.

Lastly, vitamin A association with vision and cell growth gets all the attention but it’s important to remember that vitamin A has an important role in the normal formation and maintenance of the heart, lungs, kidneys and other vital organs.




9
SEP

Benefits of Fish Oil and Omega3

Filed Under: Ask The ND,Supplements,Vitamins and Minerals at 1:50 pm | By: Leah Hazuda, Contributing Editor
Fish Oil and Omega3 – Rundown with Dr. Jeremy Wolf : Ask The ND

In this Ask The ND, Dr. Wolf tackles Fish Oil. Our body can’t make all of the good fatty acids that it needs, so we need to get them from the foods we eat and the supplements we take. Learn about the different types of Fish Oil that help deliver the nutrients your body needs.

Shop Fish Oils at LuckyVitamin.com.

About The Series:
Watch LuckyVitamin’s Ask The ND series featuring LuckyVitamin Dr. Jeremy Wolf for healthy information, benefits and facts about popular nutritional supplements and wellness topics. These quick guides are great educational resources to learn about a variety of wellness oriented topics from a trained Naturopathic Physician. View other videos from LuckyVitamin on our YouTube channel.




5
SEP

New Brand Spotlight: Karma

Filed Under: Vitamins and Minerals,Water Purification and Storage at 6:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
KarmaLucky Vitamin is proud to present a simple but yet innovative way to get vitamins and nutrients from water: Karma Wellness Water.

Karma offers a unique product based on the simple belief that if you do something positive for others or for yourself, you’ll get something positive back in return. Like choosing a drink that transforms pristine spring water into wellness water, creating positive effects for your mind, body, spirit, balance, and vitality.

Vitamins deteriorate in water, so premixed vitamin drinks can lose their strength over time. However, Karma offers a one-of-a-kind cap, the patented KarmaCap, which keep the ingredients in until you’re ready to mix them. You’re able to enjoy all their benefits at maximum potency and peak freshness. When you think about it, it just makes sense: make good choices, and you’ll see and feel the benefits.

This truly enlightened product is the best way to transform your water into wellness. Karma contains three to six times the active ingredients of competing brands, 110% of the recommended daily allowance of seven essential vitamins such as vitamin A, B3-Niacin, B5, B6, B12, D, and E, and a  variety of super-fruits, antioxidants, and nutraceuticals gathered from around the globe. Additionally, Karma is a great source of powerful and natural ingredients including everything from Acai Extract, Yerba Mate and Siberian Ginseng, to Zinc, Glucosamine, and Green Tea.

You can save even more when you shop Karma Wellness Water products at LuckyVitamin.com. Just enter the promo code SEPT15NEW15 at checkout to save an additional 15% on all items of this new brand.




30
AUG

New Brand Spotlight: Myotropic Innovation

Filed Under: Supplements,Vitamins and Minerals at 6:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Myo Tropic InnovataionsLucky Vitamin is happy to present another premium brand of supplements to our customers: Myotropic Innovations.

Myotropic Innovations offers a superior line of supplements created with cutting-edge formulas and utilizing both natural and high quality ingredients. The company believes in taking a holistic approach to living a healthy and physically active lifestyle.

With pure formulas and true results, Myotropic Innovations is on a mission to revolutionize the traditional approach in sports nutrition product development by creating pure specialized formulas catered to individuals seeking a natural approach to improve athletic performance, support overall well-being, boost recovery, build muscle, weight management, increase strength, or maximize strength.

One of the company’s best-selling items is Rzyme. This unique supplement contains the strongest enteric-coated proteolytic enzyme on the market, which supports the body’s natural ability to deal with the physical stress that may accompany trauma and other healing processes. Enzymes play a vital role in supporting and maintaining optimal health and may promote a variety of health benefits such as maintaining microcirculation, normal and healthy levels of fluid within the joints of the body, and improving blood, digestion, circulatory, immune and endocrine system functions.

Mineral X is another great supplement from Myotropic Innovations. Many people lack minerals from the diet and most multivitamins are very low in minerals. The importance of minerals cannot be overlooked as they are directly involved in immune function, protein synthesis, skeletal health, energy production and much more. Mineral X contains the perfect amount of all essential minerals in one product.

Additionally, you can save even more when you shop Myotropic Innovations supplements at Lucky Vitamin. Just enter promotional code AUG15NEW15 at checkout to save an additional 15% on all items of this new brand. But hurry, this special offer ends 08/31/2015.




22
AUG

New Brand Spotlight: Zahler

Filed Under: Supplements,Vitamins and Minerals at 6:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
ZahlerLucky Vitamin is happy to present another premium brand of supplements, vitamins and minerals to our customers: Zahler.

Zahler offers a top-quality line of products that gives you pure, wholesome nutrients from natural sources. The company’s main goal is to develop natural antidotes to common disorders and restore balance to the body’s metabolism. It takes the right combination to create an effective formula, and it is the precision and efficacy of the proprietary Zahler formula that passes the ultimate litmus test: it works.

Zahler’s products will consistently and continuously be the best and the purest as all supplements because they are manufactured to the highest standards. Rooted in the timelessness of nature’s organic bounty, Zahler supplements contain no chemical colorants, nothing synthetic, and no artificial additives. All products are sourced directly from nature, and contain only pure, unadulterated ingredients, just the way nature intended it.

Zahler vitamins are manufactured and bottled in the USA, in a state-of-the-art GMP, NNFA and NSF certified facility, which means every vitamin must go through the highest nutraceutical standards. Both, the individual ingredients and the formulas in their finished form, are analyzed and tested to ensure the purity and potency of every single Zahler supplement.

Additionally, you can save even more when you shop totally pure, totally natural Zahler supplements at Lucky Vitamin. Just enter promotional code AUG15NEW15 at checkout to save an additional 15% on all items of this new brand. But hurry, this special offer ends 08/31/2015.




11
AUG

What’s New From Nature’s Way?

Filed Under: Announcements & News,Supplements,Vitamins and Minerals at 11:04 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor
NaturesWayOver the last three and a half decades, Nature’s Way has been at the cutting edge of more than just herbal and nutritional science. They’ve also established themselves as true innovators of the supplement industry with their simple desire to help people enhance their health through a product line that features over 500 high quality nutritional and dietary supplements. Here are some of the newest additions to Nature’s Way already stacked line-up or products!

Nature’s Way – Sambucus Elderberry helps supports healthy immune function. This formula boats Vitamin C, Zinc, and a little black elderberry extract for just the right touch of sweetness. This is a must-have for back-to school.

Nature’s Way Primadophilus Optima Women’s Probiotic formula contains eight probiotic strains for women’s balance with 50 billion (!!!) active probiotics. This probiotic not only supports your digestion but promotes healthy yeast balance, vaginal pH, urinary tract health and immunity.

Keep UTIs at bay with Nature’s Way CranRx Gummies. It’s unique formula combines 100% Whole Cranberry, Vitamin C and D-Mannose to support urinary health.

Whether you’re trying to conceive, currently pregnant or in the post-partum stage, Nature’s Way Alive! Prenatal is a complete multi-vitamin that includes full B-complex, 14 vitamins/minerals, DHA, choline and boron. Alive! Prenatal also contains plant-sourced DHA to help support healthy eye and brain development.

Nature’s Way Alive! B-Complex pectin gummies are naturally sweetened and are designed to convert food into energy, helping support daily metabolism. Bonus: they’re gelatin-free!

Nature’s Way Alive Calcium Gummies help provide 1,000 mg of Calcium and 2,000 IU of Vitamin D3 which helps supports bone immunity, breast health and  muscle function.

Nature’s Way Primadophilus Optima Intensive 200 Billion is a probiotic supplement that contains six HDS (Human Digestive Strains) that ensure your intestinal tract receives the diversity of probiotics that it needs. These vegetarian capsules have a delayed release which helps resist stomach acid to deliver active probiotics to the intestine where you need it most.

During the month of August, you can get Nature’s Way new items and their other top sellers on sale here.

 




5
AUG

Vitamin K and Your Health

Filed Under: Ask The ND,Vitamins and Minerals at 10:00 am | By: Leah Hazuda, Contributing Editor
Dr. Wolf explains Vitamin K’s effects on the body and our health in this episode of LuckyVitamin’s Ask The ND and gives tips on what to look for when shopping for different Vitamin K Supplements.

Shop Vitamin K at LuckyVitamin

About The Series:

Watch LuckyVitamin’s Ask The ND series featuring Dr. Jeremy Wolf for healthy information, benefits and facts about popular nutritional supplements and wellness topics. These quick guides are great educational resources to learn about a variety of wellness-oriented topics from a trained Naturopathic Physician. View other videos from LuckyVitamin on our YouTube channel.