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October 18, 2018

One Bad Motha’Foamer Review

carbonated bubble clay mask from One Bad Motha'foamer

I’ll admit it, I’m a sucker for products with funny names. Even if I’m not sure if it is effective or not before I buy it, I have to have it. One Bad Mothafoamer is one such product. Just read that again. It’s like the Samuel L. Jackson of skincare products, right?

Best Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask

As I’ve written about in previous posts, I try to take good care of my skin. Yeah, I’m a guy who cares about skin. So what? I like looking good up on stage when I’m doing my comedy sets.

I’m not shy to try out skincare routines that most men wouldn’t think of. For most guys, skin care comes down to just making sure you shower every day. Maybe scrubbing your face with a washcloth every once in a while. Or using an acne scrub on an as-needed basis.

Not me. I like to be proactive, and that’s why I use this carbonated bubble clay mask. I use it a few times per week to exfoliate my skin and I’ve never looked better since. It gets rid of all the dirt and grime that is clogging up my pores and it shows. No more blackheads, or dry skin, or irritated skin. Using this in conjunction the Beauty Dust from Moon Juice lately has taken my skincare routine to a whole new level, inside and out.

What This Bubble Mask Does

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video must be worth millions. Check out the video below of this product in action. Yeah, you look like a freak after putting it on, but I can’t argue with the results! And this brand definitely gets my style of humor. Love this commercial!

My skin has never felt smoother or softer after using this. This bubble mask is made up of white kaolin clay that exfoliates your skin. It also increases circulation, restoring more blood flow to the epidermis to flush dead and damaged skin cells. It also detoxifies underneath the skin’s surface, removing dirt and other bacteria that can leader become blackheads and other acne.

What I like about this is that it is gentle on my skin, or pretty damn fun to use! The first time I put this on I ran out of the bathroom and snuck up on my lady and gave her quite a scare. It makes a big foamy, bubbly mask on your face that is pretty gnarly to look at. The bubbles are what make it all happen with their texture fighting and scrubbing all the dirt. Taking it off is easy, just rinse your face with some water and it comes right off.

Despite it washing off so easily, it has a pretty good consistency on your face. I’ve never had it drip off my face. No problem with it spilling a few drops onto the couch or anything, which I understand is a problem with similar products.

Where to Buy

You know I’m a lover of Amazon for pretty much all my shopping, and that’s how I came across this gem. You can pick it up at the link below and start feeling the benefits of this bubbly goodness on your face now!

October 18, 2018

Moon Juice Beauty Dust Review

Beauty Dust Edible Radiance from Moon Juice

I’m all about herbal supplements to keep me healthy inside and out, if you couldn’t figure that out with all the different herbs I’ve reviewed here on this site. When I say inside and out, I mean that I try to take good care of my skin. Yeah, a guy doing skin care. Call me prissy if you want. Wanna fight about it?

One of the products I’ve been using lately is Beauty Dust from a company called Moon Juice and I’m loving the heck out of what it’s done for my skin. As a comedian, I’m up on stage often and, while there are some seriously ugly comedians out there, I still try to look my best. Keeping on top of skin care assures me I look and feel my best.

Why I Use Beauty Dust from Moon Juice

Yeah, you can just look at the packaging above and probably don’t think this is a product for men, but again, it’s working for me and I love it. It’s basically an herbal supplement that you add to tea. When consumed, it nourishes and cleans the skin from the inside out with its antioxidant properties. On top of all that, it tastes absolutely amazing. It’s got a sweet, herbal taste if that makes sense.

Benefits of Beauty Dust

Here is what the claim at Moon Juice about this product. While I can’t scientifically say that it is doing these things for me, I can attest that my skin has never looked or felt this good since I started adding this to tea a few times per week.

  • Antioxidant powers to protect your cells from free radicals and toxins
  • Help maintain collagen protein in the body
  • Increase the elasticity of the skin
  • Help you cope with stress and anxiety
Beauty Dust Edible Radiance from Moon Juice

Obviously, that last one isn’t skin related, but I can vouch for it. It really puts me in a nice mood. It’s become a nighttime ritual of mine to brew a tea with this, put some peppermint oil in a diffuser, and just sit back and leave the stresses of the day behind.

Ingredients

This is a 100% natural herbal product containing the following:

  • Lycium (Goji) Berry Powder
  • Schisandra Berry Powder
  • Rehmannia Root Extract
  • Ashwagandha Root and Leaf Extract
  • Amla Berry Extract
  • Pearl Extract
  • Stevia Leaf Extract (Reb A)

How to Use

Just like with any other herbal supplement in powder form, you can add this to your favorite drink, hot or cold, any way you want really. It goes well with tea, milk, water, matcha, even a smoothie. I sometimes mix it into my post-workout shake along with some cacao powder to destress and regenerate after exercise.

Where to Buy

When it comes to skincare, what you put in your body is just as important as what you put on your body topically. This potent herbal supplement cleanses you from the inside out and I’ve seen a dramatic difference since I began using it regularly. I combine this with the One Bad Motha’foamer carbonated bubble clay mask and my complexion has really improved, fewer bouts of acne, and you might even say it’s got a bit of a glow to it. Or maybe that’s just the lights shining down on me on stage. In any case, I’m sticking with this.

October 18, 2018

Miswak Stick Review

miswak herbal toothbrush stick

I wrote in a previous post about why oral health is important for overall health. It just can’t be understated. Of course, nobody wants to be walking around with yellowed or missing teeth. There are few things more unattractive than a terrible set of teeth. Or having dentures at an early age, for that matter.

But aesthetics aside, having good oral hygiene is absolutely crucial to having total body health. It affects your body in so many ways, as described in the post I linked to above. The mouth also provides a window into your body’s health. A lot of stuff that is visible in the mouth – soft teeth/bones, bleeding gums, etc., can be signals for deeper underlying issues.

Taking care of your mouth is crucial for your health, and that’s why I frequently give my teeth extra cleaning with a Miswak Stick.

Why I Use a Miswak Stick Natural Herbal Toothbrush

This is another one of those things that I came across when I was browsing around health products on Amazon.com. I’m a sucker for anything that’s herbal, if you couldn’t figure that out by all of the different herbal supplements I review on this site.

What is Miswak


The Miswak Stick is an herbal toothbrush that is made from the roots of a tree known as “Salvadora persica”, but is more commonly known as the “Peelu” tree. Basically, it’s what it sounds like – a stick that you brush your teeth with. At first, I was skeptical about it. But then I was thinking about one of my favorite shows, Survivor, and how often you’ll see a contestant sitting around camp and scrubbing their teeth with a twig. Of course, they are doing it out of necessity, as they don’t have toiletries, but I thought maybe there’s something to this?

How It Works


Miswak claims that their product could be termed “nature’s gift to oral hygiene”, and after trying it out for myself, I tend to agree. Miswak has natural antiseptic properties that help to fight bacteria in your mouth. This bacteria, if left to its own devices, manifests itself in plaque on your teeth as well as bad breath. It also has whitening properties, and who doesn’t want a brighter smile?

While this is a rather new product, the use of this type of stick for oral hygiene actually dates back over 7,000 years, according to company information.

By using a Miswak Stick, you can get the following benefits:

  • Remove stains on your teeth
  • Get rid of plaque and tartar
  • Avoid build-up of bacteria

How to Use Miswak Stick


When you purchase this you get a 10-pack of these sticks. They’re really handy to throw in your gym bag, briefcase, purse, or glove box so you have one around when you want a quick tooth brushing but don’t have the facilities or toothpaste. No water or toothpaste is needed with this!

Basically what you do is chew on the bristles on the end of the stick to separate the fibers and make it pretty much into a toothbrush. From there, you brush it along the edge of your gums and along your teeth just like you would normally brush.

Where to Buy


I’ve loved having these around when I’m in a pinch. I try to practice good oral hygiene, and this helps me be on top of it 24/7. If that sounds like you, you can pick these up on Amazon.

October 17, 2018

Sports Research Blueberry Concentrate Review

best blueberry supplement

After finding out about all of the health benefits of blueberries, I knew I had to get more of this delicious fruit into my diet. They are a tasty snack and highly transportable, but I wanted an even more convenient way to get all their health properties in a high dose. Enter this supplement from Sports Research.

Best Blueberry Supplement

As I’ve written many times on this site before, whenever I’m choosing between supplements, I look for something that is 100% pure. No fluff, no fillers, no additive, no artificial colors or flavors. Just give me the real deal.

I found that with these blueberry softgels from Sports Research, with a 60-count bottle of 800 mg soft capsules at a very affordable price on Amazon.com. These supplements are made from US grown wild organic blueberries and are absolutely packed with all the antioxidant powers that I described in the post linked to at the beginning of this review.

Benefits

I already mentioned the antioxidant powers, which have numerous benefits for your body. Antioxidants fight against free radicals that attack your body inside and out, making you age prematurely. The phytonutrients in this berry are very strong in attacking these toxins and flushing them out.

They also help with oxidation of fatty acids in your arteries, which in turn leads to greater heart and cardiovascular health. On top of that, blueberries have been demonstrated to show marked improvement in eye-related issues, blood pressure regulation, in addition to increasing mental cognition and clarity.

best blueberry supplement

Ingredients

The ingredient list of this is simple. The lion’s share of the formula is organic wild blueberries, as mentioned previously. For consistency of the formula, it also contains trace amounts of organic extra virgin olive oil and organic yellow beeswax, plus some gelatin to form the softgel the formula is contained in.

It’s much more worthwhile to list what is NOT contained in this supplement, to show how pure of a blueberry concentrate you are getting. You WON’T find:

  • GMO’s
  • Preservatives
  • Fillers
  • Artificial colors
  • Soy
  • Stearates

Plus, in their concentrated form, you are getting all of the benefits of blueberries without all the sugars, carbohydrates, and calories (though minimal) that come with this fruit.

What Users Are Saying

I’ve already told you why I love this product, but here’s a sample of what others have said about this product:

  • “I love this product. I noticed an improvement with my concentration and memory within a week. No more brain fog or not being able to think of a word. Hallelujah!!!”
  • “I have much less brain fog, tiredness, irritability, and my thyroid medication dosage needed to be reduced recently.”
  • “I feel so much more focused. I have not been hungry 24/7 like usual. I use this to curb my appetite and increase my energy, does both very well!! Focus is an added benefit!”

Where to Buy

I’m an absolute fanatic of Amazon Prime and more than getting my money’s worth on my annual subscription fee. Pretty much all of my supplements are purchased through there, as well as much of my other shopping. I found a great price on this product from Sports Research there. It’s what put it on my radar in the first place. I’m absolutely loving it. I know I’m not alone, judging by the over 600 reviews giving it an aggregate 4.5-star rating.

Other Supplements I Recommend

I’m a strong believer in supplementation, as you may have noticed if you’ve been on this site for any amount of time. Here are a few of my favorites to check out:

October 17, 2018

Phen24 Review

can you lose weight with Phen24?

9.5

Results

9.5/10

Ingredients

10.0/10

Satisfaction

9.5/10

Value

9.5/10

No Side-effects

9.0/10

In my quest to find the best diet pills (discussed in more detail here), I kept coming across the name Phen24. With all the buzz about it, I decided to give it a try and see how it worked for me after a one-month trial. How did it go? Find out below!

Does Phen24 Diet Pill Work?

Before I answer the question above, let’s summarize what you should be looking for in a diet pill. It should accomplish a few things for you:

  • Boost your metabolism
  • Suppress your appetite
  • Increase your energy

Put all three of those together and you have a formula for weight loss.

This particularly caught my attention because of the word Phen in the name, and after having success with PhenQ I decided to give this supplement a try as well.

How to Use Phen24

The 24 in the product name comes from it being a 24-hour, around the clock fat burner. There are two kinds of pills that come when you buy this supplement. One is for the morning, and one is for later in the day. Together they boost your metabolism at all hours so you are constantly burning calories and fat. You can find out more about this schedule on the Phen24 official site.

Phen24 Day and Night Fat Burning

What Are the Ingredients of Phen24?

This product contains pretty much all of the top ingredients that you would look for in a fat burner. Here are a few of the highlights.

Caffeine

Caffeine is a stimulant that has thermogenic properties, meaning that it cranks up the heat in your body’s furnace, so to speak, to raise your metabolism. On top of that, it gives you a boost of energy to perform better during your workouts, or just generally get through the day. It can also bring an increase to alertness and focus. For more information, I talk about the best caffeine diet pills in this post here.

Guarana Extract

This ingredient, discussed in more detail here, has some of the highest amounts of caffeine than any other plant in the world, further boosting the benefits of caffeine in this formula. You may recognize this ingredient if you look at the nutritional label of your favorite energy drink, as it is widely used there as well.

Cayenne Powder

I didn’t notice in many of the other diet pills I looked at, so it caught my interest. Upon research, I found that cayenne pepper is quite a powerful fat burner because of its thermogenic properties (explained earlier).

Chromium Picolinate

This is used in the nighttime pills in the Phen24 supplement. The reason this is included during this dose is that it acts as an appetite suppressant. If you want to lose weight, one of the things you need to do is stop eating before bedtime. Since you’re lying dormant overnight, your metabolism drops and you aren’t burning calories for energy. By curbing your appetite with this ingredient, you eliminate cravings and its easier to stop snacking before bed. Read more about chromium picolinate and weight loss here.

Green Tea Extract

Green Tea Extract and weight loss go hand-in-hand. One of the most prized ingredients in any diet pill, green tea extract is commonly used for its antioxidant and cleansing properties.

Other Ingredients

  • Glucomannan
  • Vitamin B5
  • Molybdenum
  • Iodine

Side Effects of Phen24

Because of all the stimulants in it, the side effects that I experienced were a few jitters. It really amps you up. Others have reported anxiety and insomnia. For this reason, it’s best to take the 2nd dose in the afternoon, as opposed to in the evening hours, so you can get better rest.

My Experience With Phen24

From the first morning that I took it, I felt a renewed sense of energy. I couldn’t wait to crush my workout that morning. Afterward, I was not as fatigued as I tend to be and was ready to tackle the rest of the day. That morning dose really got me going. I took the second dose, the nighttime capsule, in mid-afternoon and I noticeably didn’t have as much of an appetite for dinner. That’s a rarity for me. I also had no desire for ice cream like I usually do before bed (an even bigger rarity). With an increase in the intensity of my workouts, and a better ability to stick to my diet, I had great success in losing weight during the month I tried Phen24.

Where to Buy

You won’t find this over the counter at your local pharmacy, but they make it easy to buy Phen24 on their official site here. When I visited the site I immediately received a pop-up with a 20% coupon, so perhaps you’ll be as fortunate to get a good deal as well. Otherwise, it’s relatively affordable as far as diet pills go, costing $2 and change per day. Bigger discounts can be obtained by buying a multiple month supply.

October 17, 2018

Innova Inversion Table Review

review of Innova ITM4800 Inversion Table

Following up on my post about using an inversion table to grow taller, I bought an inversion table and put it an empty space in my basement and began using it regularly. All I can say is I wish I had bought this years ago!

Not that I’m particularly using it to grow taller (but it wouldn’t hurt – I’m not short by no means, but I’m not a looming giant, either), but the relief that it has brought to my spine just can’t be described. I have always had issues with my back, probably because I sleep awkwardly, and regular visits to the gym and pounding out miles on the pavement doesn’t do me any favors as well.

This equipment has been an absolute lifesaver as I’ve never had such comfort in my back since I started using it. It certainly has saved me a number of visits to the chiropractor – it’s more than paid for itself already in that regard.

Inversion Table for Back Relief

ITM4800 Advanced Heat and Massage Therapeutic Inversion Table

Since you don’t really see these all that often in stores (I wouldn’t even begin to know where to look), I had to take a leap of faith on this purchase and relied heavily on the customer reviews on Amazon. With over 600 reviews and a 4+ rating, and a price point that fit my budget, this looked like a winner to me. This investment has paid off in spades.

What I Like About This Inversion Table

  • Easy to set up
  • Heavy duty steel frame
  • 300 lb weight capacity
  • Easily adjustable with 6-pin angle system
  • Comfortable backrest, headrest, and foot rollers
  • Heat and massage lumbar pad

That last one is what really sets this apart from the other options I looked at. Most of them are just tables used for inverting your body, no other frills. The heat and massage pad feels amazing and takes the relaxation of this equipment to another level. It has a cord that plugs into the wall to power it. You can even remove this pad and use it while you’re sitting on the couch or in bed as well.

The 6-angle pin system works really well. Other models that I looked at had a tether straps system. This mechanism on the Innova Inversion Table makes it so easy to adjust my desired angle. As you can see in the photos, it offers a wide range of angles.

Whether you are leaned back just slightly, or fully inverted 180 degrees, it is easy to get into position and I feel comfortable and secure at all times.

What It Does For Me

Pain in the spine is caused by compression of the vertebrae. Running outdoors, with my feet pounding on the hard concrete, sends even more shock to my bones and joints. By using this inversion table, my spine decompresses and relaxes. It opens up the blood flow between the vertebrae, which helps with circulation all around my body. I’m so relaxed when I’m laying in this, and I come out of each session feeling like a million bucks. I just wish I had started using this sooner!

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