Review: HCF – Happy Calm Focused Brain Supplement

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I was given the chance to try HCF for a month and went in with an open mind. I figured at best I might feel a bit better at worst I took a supplement for a month that at least gave me a vitamin boost. Well after the first 2 weeks I could really feel the difference. Now this isn’t the wham bam abrupt change like a caffeine supplement or similar would give you. This is a daily supplement that creates daily long term benefits not a temporary high then crash.

I’m a single full time mom to 3 kids 10 and under and am self employed. So you can say I know what it feel like to be stressed, cranky and unable to focus. I am really excited about how the great this pill worked to help deal with my daily stressors. There wasn’t a pill I took that made me feel like a new person but day by day as I took my supplement I found I was changing for the better. The first thing I noticed was I was much happier, even when I had a hard day I seemed to be able to stay positive and keep a grin on my face. I also was keeping calm, calm to the point where sometimes it made me smile that I didn’t get all frazzled by little issues. And last but not least Focused! I struggle with ADD and focus is always an issue for me. Especially having ADD and working on the internet for a living. So many rabbit holes!!

This pill won’t make you look 10 years younger or 20 lbs thinner overnight. But one of the things I love about this pill is that it doesn’t make crazy claims that are all smoke and mirrors. It’s not a magic bean but it has helped me stay happier, calmer and so much more focused throughout my day. And for this mom that feels a bit like magic some days. This will definitely be a supplement I keep as part of my daily regime.

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HCF Happy Calm Focused Brain Supplement $39.95
HCF® Happy, Calm & Focused® is an original, pure and effective dietary supplement, considered one of the most exciting discoveries in brain supplementation in decades!*

The advantage HCF has over other brain supplements is that typical brain supplements rely on high dose ’50 ingredients-in-1′ glorified multi-vitamins or just herbs to artificially give your brain a lift, while HCF supports feeding your brain’s own neurotransmitters with what it is ‘suppose to have’ – F&Q amino acids. These two powerful key amino acids are found in whole-food proteins like fish, milk, cheese and turkey. F&Q works by supporting the increase of “feel good” neurotransmitter levels responsible for helping you feel happy, calm and focused every single day.

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Phenylalanine (F) is an amino acid of tremendous nutritional importance and a known nutritional precursor to the neurotransmitters dopamine, norepinephrine (noradrenaline), epinephrine (adrenaline) and involved in the release of PEA, phenylethylamine which can sensitize endorphin receptors to endorphins. These neurotransmitters strongly support warm feelings of love, pleasure, happiness, alertness, energy, motivation, memory, attention, internal calmness, and sleep to name just a few.*

L-Glutamine (Q) is an amino acid and a major precursor for the neurotransmitter GABA, or gamma amino butyric acid. This crucial amino acid helps the mind relax and “tone down” unwanted “mind chatter” which can sharpen a person’s ability to focus and concentrate with more clarity.*

Associated Neuro-Nutrients are what make HCF so highly effective. These absolute, and precise levels of synergistic vitamins, minerals and other nutrients support the F&Q “key” amino-acids to pass through your BBB and finally nutritionally feed your brain.*

 

Learn more about Happy, Calm and Focused at www.happycalmfocused.com and purchase online at www.amazon.com.

 

Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.


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Protect Your Skin this Summer with Hawaiian Tropic!

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The 4th of July is just around the corner. Be prepared for the long weekend of sun and fun with the fantastic sunscreen line from Hawaiian Tropic. Here are a few of my favorite products to keep my kids and my skin protected all summer long.

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Perfect for summer activities like hiking, biking or playing sports. The Hawaiian Tropic Island Sport is a super light lotion that absorbs quickly and won’t leave a greasy residue. Best part is this formula is sweat resistant so it won’t run into your eyes when the temperature rises.

Hawaiian Tropic ® Island Sport® Lotion Sunscreen is our new line of high performance sunscreen with an oil-free, non-greasy formula that won’t clog pores. Offering UVA and UVB protection, this sunscreen lotion is fast-absorbing and sweat-resistant so it will stay in place and is water resistant up to 80 minutes.

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The spray version of the Island Sport line this has the same great sweat resistant formula in the ease of a spray. I love the tropical scent and how quick and easy this makes sun protection. Great for on the go, I  keep one of these in my car and the kids sports guys. Love having quick sun protection for last minute adventures.

Hawaiian Tropic® Island Sport® Clear Spray Sunscreen provides high performance protection in a convenient application format, lightly misting the skin to create a smooth, breathable finish. Offering UVA and UVB protection, the sunscreen delivers a fast-absorbing and sweat resistant formula that will stay in place during outdoor activities, providing up to 80 minutes of water resistant protection.

 

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One of my favorite from the line, The Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Ultra Radiance Spray Sunscreen smells fantastic and works even better. My kids and I hit a water park on one of the hottest days of the summer so far. I applied a quick spray of Sheer Touch Radiance Clear every 1.5- 2 hours and we not only smelled great but all came home sunburn free! A definite summer must have. You can’t beat the quality for the price.

Hawaiian Tropic® Sheer Touch Ultra Radiance Clear Spray Sunscreen provides our innovative Ultra Radiance formula in a new, convenient clear spray format. Containing an exclusive blend of guava, papaya and plumeria extracts, this sunscreen leaves skin noticeably soft and luminous.

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For the days I want to lay out and get a bit of color while still protecting from potention sun damage this is my go to. The temporary hint of color is perfect for skin that has been in hiding all winter. It smells amazing and the spray is very fine and absorbs well without leaving any residue.

Hawaiian Tropic® Touch of Color Tinted Spray Lotion Sunscreen offers an indulgent sun protection experience that moisturizes the skin, while providing an instant touch of natural-looking color. Available in a convenient spray format, this lotion offers SPF protection, while caramel extracts and mica create a subtle, temporary sun-kissed glow that leaves a beautiful sheen on the skin.

 

You can pick up any of the Hawaiian Tropic Sunscreen Products at your local mass retialer or drugstore. Learn more about the line at www.hawaiiantropic.com.


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Review: It Works! Ultimate Body Applicator

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I recently had the chance to review the It Works! Ultimate Body Applicator. After all the buzz I have heard, I was interested to see if it was all hype. Now if you are hoping for some before and afters, I am sorry you are out of luck. After 3 kids the only way I am getting half naked in front of a camera is if you have a margarita water fountain. But I will share with you my personal thoughts. And if you want to see the reults, well bring me a few margaritas.

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I received the Ultimate Body Applicator pack with 4 one time use wraps. The wrap is set up for you to choose from multiple areas to firm and tighten. It comes in a sealed pouch and when you open it one side is covered with the special formula. The product itself has a nice herbal smell to it, I found it very refreshing. I chose to work on my stomach and I applied it threw my shirt on and went back to work. Once I applied the wrap I found the product kept it in place pretty well. Granted I work from a home office, so if you are a gymnastics coach maybe you do it in the evening.

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After 45 minutes I removed the wrap and rubbed the remaining product into my skin. My skin felt good but I didn’t see any huge changes. I followed with another wrap every 72 hours per the instructions and by wrap three I could definitely see a difference. My skin of my stomach felt much firmer and smoother and it really started to diminish the appearance of my stretch marks. By the time the fourth and final wrap was done I was really happy with the results. My skin on my stomach felt much tighter, no more Santa laugh belly here.

Overall I think this is a great product, it really did help firm and tone my skin. Now this isn’t a miracle product, it won’t turn a beer belly into a six pack in 4 sessions. But if you are working on diet and exercise this is an excellent companion product to help you see the best results from your hard work. With summer swimsuit season coming this is a great product to help make sure you are looking and feeling your best as we start baring more skin.

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It Works! ULTIMATE BODY APPLICATOR™ $59
Expect “ultimate” results with this amazing 45-minute body Applicator! The Ultimate Body Applicator is a non-woven cloth wrap that has been infused with a powerful, botanically-based formula to deliver maximum tightening, toning, and firming results where applied to the skin.

Tightens, tones, & firms
Minimizes cellulite appearance
Improves skin texture & tightness
Mess-free and simple to use
Results in as little as 45 minutes
Progressive results over 72 hours
Made with natural ingredients
Includes 4 Applicators.

Directions: Apply one Applicator to one area of your choice (such as the abdomen, back, sides, legs, arms, or buttocks) and leave on for 45 minutes. Remove and discard. Repeat after 72 hours.

Learn more about It Works! and purchase at www.myitworks.com.

 

Disclosure: A complimentary sample was sent for review. I was not paid to write this post, and all opinions and thoughts are my own.


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