Bulu Box Weight Loss Edition: April 2014

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Rainbow Light PMS Relief

This herbal supplement contains a botanical blend that claims it will balance the mood, promote good digestion, help relax muscles and help regulate the menstrual cycle.  Ingredients like California poppy and lavender ease the mood while L-Theanine helps reduce the occasional aches and pain associated with PMS.  This product is gluten free and vegan.  The recommended dosage is 2 tablets once or twice daily with meals.  My assumption is you take it when PMS starts and straight through the duration of your period.  The sample was only one dose, so I took it during that time of month, which was conveniently right after I got the box, and while the idea is a good one, I couldn’t notice anything specific that had improved. My problem with this is I feel it has no business being in a box geared specifically toward weight loss.  I have seen this trend recently in my boxes and it has been leaving me disappointed.

Full Size: 30 servings (2 tablets each) @ $19.99

Sample Size: 2 tablets

Sample Value: $0.67

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Skinny Girl On-the-Go Bar

Skinny Girl is a brand that cleverly created low-cal alcoholic beverage options has busted into the on-the-go snack industry.  These snack bars are only 150-170 calories (4 Points Plus) and have a generous amour of fiber and protein in each one.  While the bar itself was quite tasty, I’m not sure it’s any more special than any other bar of the same quality.  There are two flavors available at the Bulu Box shop: Banana Oatmeal Dark Chocolate and Dark Chocolate Multi-Grain Pretzel (the one I sampled) but on the Skinny Girl site there is a third option of Chocolate Peanut Butter with Sea Salt, which quite honestly seems the most appealing to me.  You can find these bars at many health stores like GNC and Vitamin Shoppe, but apparently they’re also at Target.  If the flavors sound appealing to you, picking up a single bar would probably be worth a try.

Full Size: 12 bar box @ $22.99 (price that is currently on sale at Bulu Box)

Sample Size: 1 bar

Sample Value: $1.92

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Loud Truck Energy Gummi Bears

It seems to be that everything can be found in gummy form lately, and caffeine filled dietary supplements are no exception.The goal of these bears are to be a quick and spill free way to deliver the caffeine content of a pick me up cup of joe as well as some vitamins thrown in for good measure.  I will say, they were pretty tasty, and while the caffeine hit isn’t huge (32g), it’s still a little something to take the edge off of an energy drop.  These energizing gummies are available in citrus and berry flavors and can be purchased in boxes of 12 packets.

Full Size: 12 packets @ $15.99

Sample Size: 1 packet

Sample Value: $1.33

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Nuvia Cafe

Instant coffee with other health benefits is what a cup of Nuvia Cafe offers.  This cup of coffee contains things like mango and pomegranate extract for vitamins and immune health.  Green tea also boosts energy and gives a healthy dose of antioxidants.  In theory, a great idea, however…when you’re a girl who loves her quality cup of coffee, this is not what you want to turn to.  I simply was not impressed with this taste at all.  I’ll take my regular coffee over this any day and will find my nutritional benefits elsewhere.  Bummer.

Full Size: 30 packets @ $26.40

Sample Size: 2 packets

Sample Value: $1.76

 

 

 

 

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WhiteShield

This is a powder that you mix in to your coffee to prevent coffee stains.  Apparently, with continued use it will also help remove your previous stains.  They also claim that the powder does not alter the taste, smell or consistency of your drink.  I did try this twice and I found that last statement to be true, so that’s good.

Again, this is a product that in no way has anything to do with a weight loss themed box.  While it’s a great idea, I’m getting frustrated with the fact that I specifically wanted weight loss products and I get things like coffee stain prevention.  Maybe it’s just me, but I find that irritating.

Full Size: 50 Packets @ $16.95

Sample Size: 3 Packets

Sample Value: $1.02

Anyway, moving on to something that DOES belong in a weight loss box..

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SHREDZ Fat Burner

While I do not recommend regular use of thermogenics, as some of them can really screw with your system, I do enjoy the occasional boost from a dose or two.  I find that some thermogenics give me a mighty awesome every boost accompanied by a decreased appetite, which is one kind of product I would expect to see in my Bulu Box.  Here is what the Bulu Box website says about the SHREDZ fat burner:

This gluten-free thermogenic harnesses the power of naturally found ingredients to burn fat and deliver clean energy and improved mental focus for an intense workout experience with obvious results. Vitamin B5, Green Tea Extract and Cayenne Pepper Extract help raise the body’s internal temperature to burn fat at a constant, sustained rate. A combination of other natural ingredients work to speed metabolism, enhance your mood, reduce water bloating, stabilize blood sugar and provide a boost of energy. Shredz Fat Burner helps you get the body you want faster than diet and exercise alone.*

Full Size: 60 Capsules (30 Servings) @ $60.00

Sample Size: 3 Servings

Sample Value: $6.00

Total Box Value: $12.70

There were several big wins and a few not so winning products in this month’s box, but at least I still got my money’s worth.  Interested in looking into getting a subscription to Bulu Box?  Click here to learn more.

**This post is in no way sponsored.  I paid for my subscription and all thoughts and opinions are my own**

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