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JAN

New Year, New Snacks

Filed Under: Diet & Weight Loss,Health Foods at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
NutsNew Year, fresh start. If you are looking for changes in your life for 2016, switching from unhealthy snacks to healthy ones can be a great move. No more chips, candy, chocolate or anything high in sugar and low in nutrition. Go nuts, literally, as these natural, nutritional powerhouses are loaded with vitamins, minerals, protein and healthy fats.

Considered by many the best nuts for your diet, pistachios, almonds, walnuts and cashews are loaded with a perfect combination of vitamins, protein, fiber and the important healthy fatty acids (omega-3s). All nuts are about equal in terms of calories per ounce, and as long as you eat them in moderation, all nuts are healthy foods. Almonds are low in calories with only about 150 per ounce and pistachios have also the same amount of calories with only about 160 per ounce. The only red flag is some nuts’ amount of fat and calories if you are starting, or you are on a weight-loss diet. Macadamia nuts and pecans reach as much as 200 calories per ounce, but even that is not considered a very high amount of calories for snacks.

On the other hand, if you are not counting calories some nuts can be an excellent addition to your diet. For example, Brazil nuts are rich in mono-unsaturated fats and selenium and both of these compounds help prevent coronary artery disease by lowering LDL cholesterol levels. Additionally, walnuts are considered the best nuts for your heart. Walnuts contain heart-healthy omega-3 fats as well as high amounts of alpha linolenic acid (ALA), known to promote a variety of health benefits.

Of course these amounts are based on raw nuts, not salted or covered with chocolate but with so many options available, as well as mix nuts packages, you should be able to find a healthy, delicious new nut-snack for 2016.



31
DEC

Anti-Aging Products: Is It Time?

Filed Under: Anti-Aging,Beauty,Personal Care at 11:41 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor
antiagingFurrowed brow… crow’s feet… just thinking about the first signs of lines on your face can have you running to the closest store to grab a jar of wrinkle cream. But when should you REALLY start prepping your face before the hands of time begin to take their toll? Partaking in proper skincare as early as 20 can help fight wrinkles naturally and help you age gracefully.

In Your 20s

While your skin may not be showing any signs of aging, it’s essential to start caring for your face by drinking plenty of water, wearing sunglasses and moisturizing. But the most important thing you can do is wear a bb cream or lotion with SPF. Our top pick is Andalou Naturals – Clarifying Oil Control Beauty Balm with 30 SPF. It’s perfect for oily skin and its Fruit Stem Cell Complex renews skin at the cellular level. It’s vital to start this regimen before you hit 30, when cellular turnover decreases.

In Your 30s

Now that your skin is losing the ability to renew itself, it’s time to exfoliate and add collagen to your skincare routine. Our favorite exfoliator is ACURE – Brightening Facial Scrub. It provides a deep clean by removing impurities from your pores for a brighter complexion. It’s also the time when your body’s production of collagen and elastin begins to slow down. But have no fear, collagen is here! These collagen peptides contain the same amino acids as gelatin, which is identical to the protein found in skin, nails, hair, bones, cartilage, and joints. It’s easy to add to your beauty regimen; just add a scoop to your morning cup of coffee.

In Your 40s

Moisture is now essential. Skin fibers are composed of elastin and collagen which form connective tissue. This sponge-like structure has holes filled with water and hyaluronic acid — another substance that diminishes as we age — which makes it a perfect addition to your daily supplements. Externally, an eye cream is crucial for repairing the fragile skin around the eye. Derma E’s Age-Defying Eye Creamcontains two powerful antioxidants to counteract the appearance of crow’s feet, Astaxanthin and Pycnogenol.

In Your 50s & beyond

This is an especially important time in skincare because sun damage is starting to show. Adding a serum is key to giving you skin an added boost of moisture, vitamins and nutrients to revitalize and replenish. On the top of our list is Aubrey Organics – Age-Defying Therapy Serum with Sea Buckthorn. A plant wonder, sea buckthorn, works as a skin hydrator and wrinkle fighter to minimize the effects of aging.



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.



29
DEC

Slim Down With These Superfoods

Filed Under: Diet & Weight Loss,Nutrition at 2:21 pm | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor
slimsuperfoodsThe holidays are coming to an end which means it’s time to start your 2016 goals. For many of us that means thinking about how to shed those pounds we packed on late in the year. Losing weight the healthy way should be based on a combination of exercise and clean eating. As any nutritionist would tell you, adding superfoods to your diet is not only great for your overall health but can help you slim down, too. They are nutritional powerhouses loaded with vitamins, minerals and other good-for-you molecular compounds to help you on your weight loss journey.

Avocado – Healthy fats are all the rage, and with good reason, since the mono unsaturated fatty goodness (MUFAs) keeps you feeling full longer. This special fruit has a proven ability to prevent hunger pains and reduce belly fat. Swap out your EVOO for some avocado oil to decrease abdominal fat.

Almonds – Rich in flavonoids that protect against free radical damage, unsalted, raw almonds are a great stimulant for weight loss when eaten in moderation.   Almonds are also a good source of vitamins B and E, so-called “good” fats and fiber which have the dual benefits of staving off sugar cravings and helping you feel satiated.

Garbanzo BeansGarbanzo Beans, also known as chickpeas, may be tiny, but they pack a big protein punch. This delicious, edible legume contains more than two grams of resistant starch per half-cup serving, as well as fiber.

Oats – A carb that can help you lose weight? Yes! A study in Nutrition Journal found those who ate oats every morning for six weeks had a greater decrease in waist size compared to those who ate the same amount of carbs in pasta for the same duration. So you can have your carbs and eat them too!

Green Tea –Research has shown that the plant compound EGCG found in green tea boosts your metabolism by increasing thermogenesis by 84 percent. Here’s why: green tea contains molecular compounds called catechins which triggers the release of fat from cells, blasts adipose tissue and speeds up the liver’s ability to convert fat into energy. Now get drinking!

 



28
DEC

6 Natural Ways to Boost Metabolism

Filed Under: Diet & Weight Loss,Exercise and Fitness,General Wellness & Wellbeing at 1:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Meta1. Omega-3

Omega-3 is one of the healthiest ways to speed up the metabolism as it balances blood sugar and reduces inflammation, helping regulate metabolism. It may also reduce resistance to the hormone leptin, which is linked to the fat burning process. Fish such as salmon, tuna, sardines, and herring are rich in omega-3 fatty acids as well as flaxseed oil and walnuts.

2. Workout Rev Up 

Increasing the intensity of your exercise or workout and then returning to normal pace is a terrific way to boost metabolism. This process helps the body consume more oxygen and make the mitochondria, the cell powerhouses, work harder to burn energy. Simple way to do this: alternate 60 seconds of fast exercise, running for example, with a 60 second rest period, and repeat it several times.

3. Green Tea

Green tea contains antioxidant polyphenols as well as an active ingredient called catechin which may rev up metabolism. Catechins may improve fat oxidation and thermogenesis, the body’s production of energy from digestion. So, drinking a few cups of green tea daily, iced of hot, (instead of coffee for example) may increase your energy expenditure by 90 calories a day.

4. Spicy it Up

Eating spicy food is known to increase metabolic rate as capsacian, a molecule found in spicy peppers, has been shown to raise body temperature and speed up fat loss. Also present in foods like spicy mustard, wasabi, and horseradish, isothiocyanates may help activate fat and speed up the metabolism as well.

5. Morning Start

Getting a great morning start can also help to boost up metabolism. Eating a healthy breakfast, exercising in the morning hours, and getting exposure to sunlight can all help to increase metabolic rates.

6. Coffee Rules

If you don’t like green tea, no problem. Coffee is also another way to enhance your metabolism. Studies have shown that regular caffeine consumption may help increase metabolic burn, and reduced risk for type 2 diabetes. A cup of coffee in the morning hours is a great way to get that caffeine into your system but try to avoid sugar, milk, and cream into your morning cup.



27
DEC

New Brand Spotlight: The Jojoba Company

Filed Under: Beauty,Personal Care at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
JojobaLucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another top-quality brand of personal care products to our customers: The Jojoba Company.

The Jojoba Company offers versatile jojoba products, which are provided as multi-purpose personal care products for the skin, scalp, and hair. The company uses the benefits of 100% natural Australian jojoba as the hero ingredient and the jojoba seeds are selected for their quality and ability to adapt to Australian conditions. The plants love the sunny Australian outback where they are not affected by pests or diseases.

Infused with hand selected natural and organic active ingredients from around the globe, the Jojoba Company has created a natural range of skin and body care products with a strong focus on anti-aging and skin health. The company nurtures jojoba in Australia as a sustainable, carbon negative crop that gives back to the planet to make a difference.

The Jojoba Company is fully committed to not test on animals or using animal derivatives, as well as ensure that its products contain no ingredients such as parabens, chemicals, sulphates, artificial fragrances, colors, perfumes, PEGs, mineral oil or petrochemicals. Additionally, the company will continue with quality, dedication and care to produce luxurious products that deliver beautiful skin and inspire confidence.

You can save even more when you shop The Jojoba Company products 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.



25
DEC

Planning a Resolution…

Filed Under: Detoxification and Cleansing,Diet & Weight Loss,Health Concerns & Ailments,Supplements at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Resol2016 is almost here. For many people, it’s time for New Year’s resolutions. Some people say planning is (almost) everything and one has to agree that for every great project, a ton of planning is needed in order to succeed. It’s no different for resolutions.

Whether you want to lose weight, quit smoking, eat healthy, or start exercising, start planning your resolution right now and you may increase the odds that this year, you will stick with your resolution until you accomplish your goals.

First, it’s important to focus on your goal and line up a few different methods to accomplish it. One of the reasons many people fail at resolutions is a lack of a “plan B”. So, right from start, having an alternative way to reach that goal can be helpful. For example, your goal is to exercise three times a week and you are committed to walking or running. After a couple weeks, your feet are sore, or your leg muscles are hurting. What most people do? They stop, or take a week off, only to never resume exercising again, and the resolution is gone. OK, if you do have pain from exercising on your lower body, have a upper body workout back-up plan, just in case this happens, you can still exercise your upper body for one week or until your lower body is healed and ready to resume your original workout.

Second, believe in yourself. Quitting smoking may be one of the hardest resolutions but it can definitely be accomplished. Many people have tried to quit smoking several times and fail at it every time. Why should this year be different? Time to believe in yourself, time to believe you can do it. One great tip is to spend time with family or friends who are very positive, who encourage you to achieve this goal. Find a little reward for every week, month, you have spent without smoking and perhaps this year will be the one.

Lastly, don’t give up. The most important advice for any resolution. If you fail, start over again, if it’s difficult, find ways to make it easier, if you can’t do it yourself, find help, but don’t give up. 2016 can be the year you finally stick with your New Year’s Resolution!!!



23
DEC

Simple & Stress-Free Holiday Hosting

Filed Under: General Wellness & Wellbeing,Mindfulness,Recipes at 8:00 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor
hostingKeep it simple is easier said than done but can really make things less hectic the day of your celebrations. Some things to think about… choose just two colors for décor. Don’t go overboard and make yourself go crazy looking at Pinterest.

Creating a signature drink will save you money at the liquor store. A champagne punch or sangria can be elevated with a beautiful rosemary garnish. Lining all the pre-poured glasses up already garnished will save you time when guests arrive. Plus, it really shows off your hosting skills.

If you’re hosting a dinner party, ask guests to bring a side dish or dessert. That way you only need to focus on making the main courses which equals less stress on you. Keep in mind your veg-friendly guests and include a vegetarian main entrée such as eggplant parmesan.

Prevent the build-up of holiday clutter. Most people bring a gift to a holiday party. This year, ask guests to come sans gift but if they want they can donate to a local charity you support. It will keep you kitchen free of sweets, alcohol and flowers that people usually bring to parties.

Last but not least, no one expects perfection from you. Holiday hosting means time to spend with friends and family not spending all day in the kitchen. Be grateful, mindful and enjoy life.

Here at LuckyVitamin, we wish you and your family a happy and healthy holiday filled with peace and joy!

Cranberry-Apple Cider Punch

4 cups local apple cider

2 cups cranberry juice

2 cups champagne

1 cup of orange juice

Garnish with a sprig of rosemary and fresh cranberries



23
DEC

New Brand Spotlight: Eco Vessel

Filed Under: Green Living,Water Purification and Storage at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
EcoVesselLucky Vitamin is proud to introduce another eco-friendly brand of water bottles to our customers: Eco Vessel.

Eco Vessel offset a stylish, eco-friendly line of water bottles and food storage products that are made of high quality, non-leaching materials, and are designed for your safety, ease of use, and convenience.

Based in Boulder, Colorado at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Eco Vessels products are developed from safe, sturdy, sustainable materials while offering innovation and practicality. With options for everyone from toddlers to adults, you can be sure to find the perfect model for you and your family.

All Eco Vessel products are BPA-free, phthalate-free, recyclable and environmentally friendly. Eco Vessel is passionate about giving back and part of the company’s mission is to support organizations that work to provide clean drinking water around the world such as Water for People and the Unicef Tap Project. By purchasing products from Eco Vessel, you too are helping to support these great organizations.

Treat yourself and your family to stylish, eco-friendly water bottles or food storage products from Eco Vessel. All products are developed from safe, sturdy, sustainable materials while offering innovation and practicality.

You can save even more when you shop Eco Vessel products 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.



22
DEC

Benefits of Phosphatidylserine

Filed Under: Ask The ND,Supplements at 1:39 pm | By: Leah Hazuda, Contributing Editor
In this episode of LuckyVitamin’s Ask The ND, Dr. Wolf gives you the rundown on phosphatidylserine, and how phospholipids functions in the body.

Shop Phosphatidylserine at LuckyVitamin.com

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.



21
DEC

5 Herbs for Healthy Holiday Meals

Filed Under: Health Foods,Herbs at 5:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
HerbsEating healthy in the month of December may be a difficult task. With parties, end of year celebrations, and holiday dinners, staying on track of a healthy, well-balanced diet can be a challenge. You can try to make your dishes a bit healthier by just adding some herbs known to provide multiple health benefits. So, we present you 5 herbs to help preparing healthy holiday meals.

1. Oregano

A must add for any delicious meals, oregano is a rich source of antioxidants and vitamin K, which is important to increase the body’s ability to fight off infections as well as improving bone density and blood clotting. With strong antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, oregano may help to treat gastrointestinal and respiratory disorders, urinary tract problems and menstrual cramping.

2. Cayenne Pepper

Spice up your holiday meals and earn health benefits. Cayenne pepper is very rich in a substance called capsaicin, which studies have shown it can help to reduce appetite and increase fat burning. For this reason, capsaicin is a common ingredient in many weight loss supplements.

3. Peppermint

Peppermint is another herb you may want to add not only to your holiday cooking but also to your regular meals. Research suggest that peppermint can soothe your colon and may help to relieve irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) by activating an anti-pain channel in the colon. It reduced pain-sensing fibers, particularly those activated by eating chili and mustard.

4. Rosemary

Rosemary contains high levels of antioxidants and anti-microbial properties. This popular herb has been used to boost memory and concentration, and to relieve stress, but it can also be helpful to improve circulation, ease indigestion and heartburn.

5. Cinnamon

Cinnamon can he added to the baking section of your holiday cooking/baking. Cinnamon can lower blood sugar by slowing the breakdown of carbs in the digestive tract and improving insulin sensitivity. Studies have shown that cinnamon can lower fasting blood sugars by up to 30% in diabetic patients. Cinnamon contains a compound called cinnamaldehyde, which is responsible for its medicinal properties. Additionally, cinnamon has potent antioxidant activity, helps fight inflammation and has been shown to lower cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood.



21
DEC

Breastfeeding Essentials for the New Mom

Filed Under: Baby and Child Health,Women's Health at 8:00 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor
breastfeeding (1)If you’re a new mom then you’ve probably heard that “breast is best” – and with good reason. Breastfeeding not only has significant nutritional benefits, but it also helps ensure that baby is getting all of the vitamins and antibodies that he needs to combat viruses and disease. So whether you have just started, or are planning on nursing in the future, this list of breastfeeding must-haves will get you started on your way.

Tea

There are many herbal teas out there to help with your supply including some of our favorite brands like Yogi Tea, Traditional Medicinals and Earth Mama Angel Baby. These teas contain proprietary blends of herbs that increase breast milk production. Sit back and enjoy a pleasantly aromatic balance of sweet, spicy and slightly bitter tastes. For a full infusion steep for 10 to 15  minutes.

Fenugreek

If you’re looking to increase your milk supply, most lactation consultants will recommend taking Fenugreek. This herb has been used since ancient times and is one of the most well-known galactagogues (any food and medication that increases your supply.) Remember that  herbal remedies can affect everyone differently, so if it works for you expect to see a change in supply within 24-72 hours. It’s recommended to take two or three capsules 3x/day to improve milk production.

Nipple Cream

Those first couple of weeks when your baby is feeding “on demand” can cause dry, cracked and sore nipples. Toss in a healthy dose of sleep deprivation and it’s easy to see why the first weeks post-birth can send even the most hardened breastfeeding supporters scrambling for formula. However, a really good nipple cream can restore and ease the pain so you can continue nursing. Look for a cream that’s safe for ingestion and contains only natural ingredients.

Manual Breast Pump

A manual breast pump can be a more affordable option, especially for moms who only need to pump on occasion. You control the suction and the speed and since it doesn’t require batteries or an outlet it frees you to pump just about anywhere. These easy to operate one-handed pumps make for a good back-up in case your electric pump goes on the fritz,  and are lightweight and small enough to fit in most diaper bags.

Nursing Pads

Did you know that just thinking about you baby can stimulate the release of the hormone oxytocin which tells your breast to release the milk? A sudden release of milk is called a “let down” and without a nursing pad in place it could lead to an embarrassing moment. We recommend this super soft brand made from 100% organic cotton.

For additional information and breastfeeding support, visit La Leche League’s website to find a group near you.

 



19
DEC

How To Choose A Digestive Enzyme

Filed Under: Ask The ND,Supplements at 10:00 am | By: Jeremy Michael, Contributing Author
iStock_000020894368_MediumEvery time you bite into a delicious piece of food, your body secretes digestive enzymes to help you break down the nutrients so they can be absorbed. This starts in the mouth when your body releases saliva containing digestive enzymes, which is why it is so important to properly chew your food. After the saliva helps break down various compounds and moistens the food to help you swallow, the food travels through the throat and esophagus where it ends up in the stomach. The stomach then secretes enzymes and acid to continue the process of breaking down the food. Once it leaves the stomach, the food moves into the small intestine and awaits the arrival of enzymes released by the pancreas and bile from the liver. Bile helps digest fats, while pancreatic enzymes help break down fats, carbohydrates and proteins. Food that travels through the small intestine becomes absorbed and any leftovers then proceed through your large intestine for elimination. But what happens if we don’t produce enough of these enzymes?

Possible Outcomes Of Impaired Digestion

  • Malnutrition (brittle nails, unhealthy skin, poor complexion, dry hair, muscle weakness)
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Fatigue
  • Indigestion issues such as frequent gas, bloating, constipation and diarrhea
  • Local Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Food sensitivities or food allergies
  • Dysbiosis

Meet The Enzymes

  • Pepsin is one of the chief digestive enzymes of the stomach responsible for breaking down proteins.
  • Hydrochloric Acid (HCL) is found in the gastric juices of the stomach and is secreted when we eat to help break down food for absorption.
  • Amylase is an enzyme made in the salivary glands as well as the pancreas and helps to breakdown starches as well as complex sugars.
  • Lipase is produced by the pancreas and helps to breakdown fats found in the foods we eat.
  • Protease is the last enzyme secreted by the pancreas and include trypsin, chymotrypsin and elastase. These proteases are responsible for the breakdown of proteins into amino acids.
  • Papain comes from the papaya fruit and is a powerful digestive enzyme that plays a key role in the breakdown of proteins in addition to their many other health benefits.
  • Bromelain comes from pineapple and is a proteolytic enzyme responsible for breaking down protein fibers, and also has added health benefits.
  • Ox Bile contains lipase enzymes that help emulsify and break down fats.
  • Dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-IV) assists in the digestion of gluten in wheat, barley, and rye, and casein in dairy products.

What To Look For In Your Supplement

  • Look for a digestive enzyme supplement with a wide variety of enzymes included in the formula to help you digest a wide variety of different foods.
  • Although many of the digestive enzymes on the market are made from animal products, there is also a large selection of Vegetarian and Vegan based digestive aids available.
  • If you have any allergies or sensitivities to foods you will want to make sure your product is free of those allergens.
  • Limit fillers and additives.
  • Choose high quality and all-natural formulas.

Helpful Tips

It is best to take digestive enzymes supplements before meals. This way the enzymes are in your system waiting for the food to arrive. Additionally, many of the enzymes discussed above have added health benefits such as strong anti-inflammatory properties. When taken with food they help digestion, however, when taken away from food they can be absorbed through your gut and into your blood stream where they will have different effects throughout the body.



18
DEC

The Importance of Digestive Enzymes

Filed Under: Ask The ND,Supplements at 10:10 am | By: Leah Hazuda, Contributing Editor
In this episode of LuckyVitamin’s Ask The ND, Dr. Wolf describes various types of digestive enzymes and how they function in the body.

Shop Digestive Enzymes at LuckyVitamin.com

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.



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.