Giveaway with NOW Products!

August 16, 2014 -
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Hey all! Currently at the awesome IDEA Fitness Convention & BLOGFEST and I have loved meeting everyone!! Can’t wait to recap it all and you can totally follow along on Instagram!

 While I’m away – you guys will play because my friends at NOW foods totally made my day the other week by sending me some new products that not only I got to try out, but a lucky winner will get to as well!


So what was in the bag? Maybe the question should be what wasn’t in the bag because it was packed full of a ton of awesome products!

Sugarless Sugar  (something new to me!) which is basically a Non-GMO 1-1 sugar alternative made from natural Erythritol  – I loved baking with this since it was basically like granules of sugar.  

Arnica Cooling Relief Gel contains 10% Arnica to help soothe away muscle tension and occasional soreness. It penetrates deep and goes to work quickly to provide fast relief, and is gentle enough for daily use.

Whenever I chill out at night & relax I’ll use this on the muscles! I looove the soothing smell too.

Better Stevia is my JAM! I love this stuff & I add it to everything from oatmeal, to powercakes, to drinks!

MCT Oil –  Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT’s) are fats that are naturally found in coconut and palm kernel oil. MCT’s are more easily and rapidly digested than other types of fats, as they require lower amounts of enzymes and bile acids for intestinal absorption. *

Organic Rose Hip Seed Oil (this was new to me!) – Extracted from the seeds of Rosa canina, Pure Rose Hip Seed Oil is rich in Omega-6 essential fatty acids. This oil can be used to aid in skin cell renewal to replenish a healthy glow and helps damaged skin.

I used a few drops on my hands since they tend to be dry & I really liked it! Nourishing for daysss.

Triple Seed Omega Mix – LOVED adding this to my oats!! Loaded with hemp, flax, & chia.

Branched Chain Amino Acids – something I use every day in my drink mix at the gym while working out. I like using BCAA’s because of the eight essential amino acids that cannot be produced by the body, the three branched-chain aminos Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine are of key importance (and they are provided in the BCAA powder).

Plus I like that the NOW brand doesn’t have any added (what the heck is that?) ingredients.

A little fact about BCAA’s – Based on their unique structure, activity, storage and metabolism, BCAA’s have become a staple in the lives of many athletes and physically active individuals.  They account for nearly 1/3 of the amino acids in muscle protein, and play a number of key roles in the repair and growth of muscle tissues.* [source]

I’m not saying OMG you have to go run & take BCAA’s, like, NOW – but I am saying that if you’re interested in trying them out to see how you feel with them – the NOW Brand is a nice choice!
Stevia Tabs – best invention ever? Pretty close. I’m a stevia-junkie (especially with coffee) so these were a GREAT addition to my purse! Because, yes, I take stevia with me.
Rhodiola (new to me as well!) – Rhodiola is a root generally known as an “adaptogen”, a term which refers to any agent possessing the ability to increase the body’s capacity to adapt to stressful conditions. [source]

Digestive Enzymes & Probiotics – match made in powercakes heaven.  I’ve been regularly using digestive enzymes after meals & also taking a probiotic daily for months now and I honestly have noticed a HUGE difference. It also helps keep you ‘regular’ if you know what I’m sayinnnn.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Mix & Organic Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix got me super excited to get in the kitchen & start baking! My mom & I actually made the banana bread to take on vacation & then made the brownies at home and added some dried cherries in them – DELISH.

Safe to say that I am super thankful for NOW foods sending me so many products to try! Want to know the best part? YOU can win the SAME backpack filled with goodies (that’s like a $400 value peeps!) 

How you can enter:

  • Leave a comment below stating which product you’re most pumped to try!
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Open to US Residents until midnight EST on NEXT Wednesday, August 20th!
Good luck & be true to you,
xo Kasey
*I received this lovely NOW products for review purposes from the company but as always, all opinions are my own!!*