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One Day Giveaway! Pure Raspberry Ketones- Review & Giveaway

Hi there friends, I received, some Pure Raspberry Ketones to review and giveaway to one of you lucky people. These raspberry Ketones don’t have any binders or fillers and are all natural… so I jumped at the chance to try them out, especially since I know that you, my readers, love to win products like these to help you lose weight.

I am always on the lookout for dietary supplements that help me lose or maintain and healthy weight. I had heard a lot by watching (for a while) one of my Mothers favorite Shows Dr. Oz. and I gave up about a year ago when I realized that people would be buying some of the products he recommended left and right and possibly had no success. I don’t know if you saw the latest news reports where the Dr. was questioned by the US Senate about his weight loss claims… but basically he recommends about anything that can possibly help you lose weight and safely. This is what I got out of the clips of Dr. Oz speaking to the Senate and although his recommendations may not work for everyone, this is not a reason to not give some products a try. We do have an obesity problem in our country right now and we need to do whatever we can to help ourselves out.

close up of Pure Raspberry Ketones LabelI received my order from Amazon in no time at all. I opened the package and was stunned by how beautiful the color is on these capsules… then my heart sank for a moment as I worried about my allergies to Red Coloring. Then I read the side panel on the container to myself, “No fillers, binder or artificial ingredients….. 1 Vegetarian Capsule (Serving Size)… ” no where on the label could I find where the red in these capsules came from, so with Benedryl in hand I braved taking one. WHEW I was relieved I didn’t react like I do to the red food coloring in the Cinnamon Red Hots and in some Red Velvet Cakes. I was safe for me and I could use this!

Here is what the Company has to say about their Raspberry Ketones:

Pure Natural Raspberry Ketones (Not Synthesized in Lab, It is extracted from Natural Sources), No Additives, No Fillers or Artificial Ingredients

– Where it is Manufactured- Made in USA, with FDA Approved cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Highest Quality Standard for Manufacturing Supplements).

Why Our Products – Pure Natural Raspberry Ketones, 500 MG, 12O capsules, No additives, No Binders, No Fillers or No artificial Ingredients. Quality is Tested and Standardized against the Monographs in USP/NF.

How it Works- Proven Fat Burner and Appetite Controller. In Vivo and In Vitro studies, it shows that it increases the Fatty Acid Oxidation; stimulate Adiponectin, which is a protein involved in regulating Glucose Level and Fatty Acid Oxidation. It burns the Body Fat and Converts it into Energy when Body needs it and that is how it helps Body to Control Appetite; as a result it is Appetite Suppressant. Raspberry Ketones Works as an Efficient Weight Loss Supplement when it combined with balanced diet and Regular Exercise. When one does Exercise, it require body to burn extra energy and also burn extra calories, and if you are taking Raspberry Ketones, it burn the Existing Body fat to convert it into Energy which is required for Exercise. As a result one doesn’t need extra nutrition to get energy for exercise

Clinical Studies/Results – Ushiki et al. conducted an acute, single administration study to examine the anti obesity effects of raspberry ketone in healthy adults (N=5) (22). Healthy males aged 24-50 years were included in this study. Following acute administration, raspberry ketone was also shown to significantly reduce arteriosclerosis index score ([total cholesterol – HDL cholesterol] / total cholesterol) compared to control (p<0.05). Limitations of this study included a lack of randomization and blinding

I also viewed a Certificate of Analysis for the Pure Raspberry Ketones before I applied for this review and giveaway:
Click to view full size Report.

Did your Mother teach you to share?

My Mommy taught me to share, and with my husband’s 4 heart stints put in last year and his under Dr.’s orders to lose weight. I decided to share the Pure Raspberry Ketones with my hubby, and he’s never tried anything like this before. So I figured he was a good candidate for helping me see what this does for a man too and since I was using it too, I was sure that the supplement would be taken by him if I handed him the supplement as I was making us a meal.

I have tried some other brand for Raspberry Ketones in the past and they helped me. However their Mg. per serving were not nearly as high, if I recall correctly. And I don’t believe they were as pure a product as these are either.

Using the Product:

pure raspberry Ketones pretty red capsulesWhen we first took the supplement, we noticed that there is a distinctive raspberry like flavor left in your mouth…. quite pleasant! Tastes great to swallow them with some coffee! lol

I want to be upfront here and tell you all that we haven’t used the whole bottle as of yet. The dosing is for 2 times a day and sometimes we used it only once a day and we skipped some days here and there. I am sorry we can’t give a full report on what this would be like taken religiously, our minds have been elsewhere with our working on the hail damaged siding on the garage. BUT I have to say with about a half a bottle gone, we’ve lost weight and that was done without altering our diet!

My husband has lost 4 pounds and I have lost 3 pounds!

And yes sometimes my husband was working on the garage or out of the house when he would have taken the supplement with me, so I’ve taken more of it and he has taken less. Men are so lucky that they lose the weight so easily. lol

I find it amazing, that with our not taking the Pure Raspberry Ketones capsules religiously during the course of our testing, that we’ve lost weight! I also admit that we weren’t minding our diet, as we had desserts too. lol

pure raspberry Ketones in bottleWould I recommend it, YES! However if you have problems with Red Coloring, you may want to think twice, I know I did, but first of all my reaction to some red food colorings was not major it was slight case of the hives, I was prepared with benadryl at my side and my body was okay with it. That doesn’t mean that you won’t react to the red color of the pills though. Will these supplements help you lose weight, I don’t know, but it is certainly worth a try, right?

Now enter the Giveaway to win some Pure Raspberry Ketones for yourself!

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Replaced Aleve with Natural Turmeric Supplement – Review

Hi friends, I just replaced Aleve with Natural Turmeric Supplement from Nutraviva. I hadn’t heard of the benefits of Turmeric before, but looking it up online it sounded like some sort of snake oil… but you know me, I had to try it. Anything that can help with a lot of my problems with chronic pain and is all natural… well, who could blame me? 🙂

I loved the sounds of the Premium Natural Turmeric Supplement by Nutraviva… so there we go, I ordered it on Amazon!

This supplement has been used for centuries for many problems that we experience, especially as we age or have a autoimmune disease (like I do). The uses, reportedly are for an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory. Sounds great for Arthritis!

Why Else Would I Take Turmeric Curcumin?

Benefits of Nutraviva Turmeric Supplement
Benefits of Nutraviva Turmeric Supplement

Turmeric from Nutraviva is a C3 Complex with Bioperine (which, with my studies on Bioperine, it looks as though it’s added to this product to maximize absorption of the Turmeric. And here is what else the company says about their product:

  • Get the Best Value: Our Turmeric is 2000% More Bioavailable: Enhanced with Bioperine®

  • Rest Assured We use Zero Fillers/Binders/Preservatives/Artificial Ingredients to Provide Our Customers the Cleanest Turmeric Supplment We Can.

  • Standardized 95% Curcuminoids (the KEY Ingredients). We are NOT Selling Root Powder, but Instead More Concentrated Curcuminoids.

  • 120 Turmeric Capsules in Each Bottle for 2-3 Months Supply.

  • Clean & Pure: NO Stearates, NO Silicone Dioxide, NO Titanium Dioxide

The Turmeric Curcumin also is:

  • 100% Natural
  • No Additives
  • Non GMO

1 UPC Code label Covering Instructions for use of  Nutraviva TurmericI received my bottle in no time at all from my Amazon order, I started taking the Nutraviva as recommended (1 capsule 3 times per day). One problem I had? The label had another label stuck on top of the directions, so after I tried peeling the label off, to no avail, I went online to Amazon and looked at the page that I ordered the supplement from, to discover the dosage. Now I admit that, at first I was taking one capsule a day, until I checked out the Amazon site where I ordered my supplement. I have now written over the label the correct amount for my husband and I to take. I switched to the correct amount I, on occasion, forgot to take it 3 times a day (I only eat 1 to 2 meals a day). I solved the forgetfulness, on my part, by placing the tablets in my daily medicine holder, in 3 of the 4 daily pill compartments.

Nutraviva Turmeric Bottle and Capsule
These Capsules are small enough to swallow easily… I love that!

I have been taking the proper amount of the Turmeric Curcumin Supplement for about 2 weeks now. Usually I have a problem with some supplements and, for me, I haven’t gotten the usual burps and I haven’t had any churning in my tummy either.

I did realize that thanks to the supplement, I was able to drop taking my Aleve (naproxen), yes I have indeed replaced my Aleve now! What was the problem with Aleve? Well my pain doctor has me on the medicinal dose of Aleve (naproxen). For the Naproxen I had been taking 2 tablets 2 times a day, and when things are very bad, taking in 3 times a day for a week, then dropping down to 2 by 2. <— please friends, unless you are under a doctors care and observation don’t do this with your Aleve, as it can seriously mess with you and your tummy! Trust me the on the highest dose my pain doctor had me on I did get a lot of side effects, a churning tummy, bloating, burping, indigestion, constipation etc.

As you can guess, I am so relieved that I don’t have to deal with the Aleve and deal with the side effects of it any longer! I am absolutely hooked on the Nutraviva Turmeric Supplement, and not in a bad way! Lol I am hooked because it has helped my Arthritis and that this is a Natural product (which always makes me smile). This doesn’t totally help my chronic pain from Fibromyalgia, pinched nerves, arthritis and Lupus SLE, nor does it help 100% with my husband’s pain from his Fibromyalgia, injured back, arthritis and nerve pain… but every little bit helps! If you are like my husband and me, you understand that even a slight improvement (without noticeable side effects) makes a difference in your daily life and comfort level.

Thank you so much to Nutraviva for the wonderful product, I have now replaced Aleve with your wonderful supplement! You helped me get off from something with terrible side effects and into Premium Natural Turmeric Supplement. which is a help for me and now my husband too! 🙂

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Eatrageous Snacks – Review & Giveaway


Hi all, I have had the wonderful experience of trying Eatrageous the delicious macaroni-like shaped snacks! This post isn’t as wordy as usual, but this is not to diminish the flavor power in these wonderful snacks, these Eatrageous snacks are so good, in my humble opinion, that they speak for themselves. There may only be four flavors in the Eatrageous offerings (currently) but the flavors so very unique and the crunch is fantastic!

Please friends, don’t forget to read the wonderful prizes that Eatrageous has for our 3 lucky winners, and please, even if you are not interested in entering still pay attention to the fact that Eatrageous wants to give back to those in need, and follow the links to like and follow them with your facebook and twitter accounts. Remember friends that liking a page like Eatrageous (or my page for that matter) from a blog page or another business page doesn’t count towards actual followers on the Facebook Count! Please make sure to use a personal account, for those likes, to make that “like” really matter, thank you!

It wasn’t the macaroni shape that caught my attention, it was that the few people I heard talking on line about them were so in love with some crazy new (to me) snack that was Mac n’ Cheese flavored and my curiosity was piqued. Why on earth would anyone like to eat a crunchy snack that is macaroni and cheese flavored?

Eatrageous logo


I found the Eatrageous Website online and the product information captured my attention:

  • Only 100 Calories per 1 oz serving
  • 80% less Fat than typical fried chips
  • all natural
  • non-gmo
  • gluten free

The Flavors, the facts above, combined with people talking about the product and I decided that I simply had to try their products for myself.


Eatrageous was kind enough to send me a box with a variety of 100 calorie bags of their products to try out for myself for a review and giveaway. When I received my box, I couldn’t wait to try them out, however I could only dream from a distance since I was spending time up at my Mother and Fathers house in the foothills and I couldn’t wait to get back home to hubby, my 2 pups and my box of eatrageous snacks.

Eatrageous 4 flavors review and giveaway 3 prizesIt came time for me to dig into the box and see what I had, I had 3 small one serving, snack size bags each of their flavors were represented; Original Sea Salt, Wasabi Ranch, Sweet and Smokey BBQ and (of course) Crunchy Mac n’ Cheese. The first flavor I simply had to try was the Mac n’ Cheese, wow, talk about satisfying the craving for something cheese flavored and crunchy at the same time. Wow, I am in love! I loved each and every flavor of Eatrageous and their motto “The New Spin on Chips” is right on track. All their tasty snacks were macaroni shaped, crunchy and satisfied different cravings.

By the way, can you think of a new flavor for Eatrageous, if you can go to their website, click the little cartoon speech bubble on their page and submit your information, your flavor suggestion and if them make your flavor you will receive a years worth of that flavor! Yay!

Eatrageous and Giving Back:

Eatrageous believes no one in the United States should go hungry. However, 49 million Americans live in food insecure households. That’s 33.1 million adults and 15.9 million children. Eatrageous hopes you will help us contribute to changing that by supporting us as we give up to 5% of our profits to charities.

By entering you will Help Eatregious give back!

Helping us give back is easy. Just like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to help. For every original 10,000 likes and follows, we’ll give 1% of our profits to a charity committed to fighting hunger. Our goal is to donate 5% at a total of 50,000 original likes and follows. The more you like and follow us, the more our company grows, and the more we have to give—simple as that. So go ahead. Share us with your friends. Let’s get to that 5% as quickly as possible.

I have set up 2 mandatory entries on this wonderful giveaway, all to help Eatrageous help out others in need.  In order to enter, this giveaway, you will be required to like Eatrageous on Facebook and Follow them on Twitter. If you don’t wish to enter (or it’s past the end date for entry) you may click below to help out:

Eatrageous on Twitter: @eatrageous

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Eatrageous yummy Wasabi Flavored review and giveaway 3 prizes

I thank Eatrageous for the honor of trying their wonderful products for myself, I really enjoyed the 3 packages of each flavor sensation that they had sent me. From their Original to the Bite of the Wasabi flavor snacks, I enjoyed them all!

3 Prizes In the Eatrageous Giveaway:

Here are the prizes:

(Please Note the Prizes have changed, since posting)

1st Place: Two Eatrageous variety packs with an Eatrageous t-shirt and chip clip

2nd Place: Eatrageous variety pack with chip clip

3rd Place: Eatrageous variety pack


Enter now and cross your fingers, you lucky ducks, and take a chance that you may win one of these great prizes from Eatrageous!

Disclaimer: Mariah Lockwood personally reviewed this product. I received 12 Eatrageous Snacks (3 of each flavor) for this review. I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return.. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. The photo’s used in this review were provided by me.

Zoom On In to Eye Health – Supplement Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.


Jeepers Creepers Where’d you get them Peepers… Jeepers Creepers Where’d you get those eyes?

Oh pardon me, I just HAD to do that and inject the ol’ Frank Sinatra song in here… *clearing my throat* Okay back to business.

Zoom Vision BoxZoom, what a cute name for this Eye Health Supplement. I was lucky enough to take another product from BioTerra Herbs for a test drive. Now really, you don’t “see” the results but I tell you, as you reach 40ish your eyes will start to go and out come the reading glasses, folks. It would have been nice if I had heard the buzz about all the Eye Health Supplements when I was younger, perhaps I could have saved some of my vision? And added me in, perhaps not getting the starting of cataracts,  who knows. Of course I am particularly difficult subject for solving the problem, I live in sunny, over a mile high area of Colorado and I don’t always wear my sunglasses, though both my sunglasses and my eyeglasses I made sure have 100% UV protection. I also have been on dosages, in the past, of steroids for my Lupus SLE and this is a huge risk factor for cataracts to my understanding.

BioTerra Herbs LogoI love BioTerra Herbs, I have reviewed their supplement called “Huh?” previously and I was very pleased with it, so as you can imagine I was pleased as punch to have a chance to review another product of theirs.

Now the ingredients in this Herbal Eye Health Supplement are new to me, so I really cannot speak for what they do our how they work on the eyes. But I do trust the BioTerra Brand.

The ingredients are Free of GMO’s, they are Gluten Free (naturally) and Vegan. Nice huh?

The ingredients, although I don’t know much about them, except for what I could find online (and you can to) are short and sweet, here they are:

Lycium (fruit), Chrysanthemum (yup, the flower), Jujube (not to be mistaken for the candy I loved as a teen, this is an actual fruit), Asian Water Plantain (the rhizome) and Astragalus (the root).

With Vegetarian Capsules and rice flour

And here is BioTerra Herbs words on the side of the box (shows some of their fantastic sense of humor):

Is it just us, or do our eyes go greatly under-appreciated? They do some pretty marvelous stuff for us, yet we rarely take the time to throw a little love their way. From staring at a computer screen for hours on end, to tossing a flirty wink to the cutie at the coffee shop, or expressing our every emotion (it’s okay, man, everyone cries sometimes). Those little peepers are Rockstars! Whether they are itchy, dry, strained or tired, we’ve got you covered! So the time has come, dear friends, to take care of those eyes and see strong!

Now I have to say, I did spend the whole night awake last night, do to the weather outside and it seems to be true that it helps with tired and itchy eyes. When I have terrible pain nights, like I did last night, my eyes get itchy and tired. And now that I think of it, it didn’t happen at all last night and still as I sit awake typing my eyes are not dry or itchy… strange until I typed out what the side of the box said, it didn’t occur to me that I could see results of the product on myself. Guess Zoom is that good, good enough that I hadn’t even realized it was working! How about that? Nice!

Anyway, take care of those peepers folks, they are very precious!

Here you can see the “lineup” of other products made by BioTerra Herbs… check ’em out (just click on the picture and it will take you to their site).

Herbal Supplements by BioTerra the lineup

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Embarrassed About Making A “Stink”? – Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

A while back I received a little packet of the handy little single use toilet additives that help to get rid of that stink in your bathroom when you go. Okay so perhaps you’ve figured out what stink I was talking about? lol Just a Drop was featured on The Dr. Oz Show (Dr. Oz is a regular user of the product) as well as The Doctors TV Show, so you know that this product is good!

.05 oz Just a Drop bottleWhat can I say these handy little packets do do the trick, you open up the packet and empty into  toilet before you go and the product (“Just a Drop”) makes a deodorizing layer above the water surface and it reportedly stops 98% of the odor. Now I had my hubby test the product out and it did help a lot! I wouldn’t say that it was 98% (how do you measure that anyway?) but I would say a significant amount of the smell disappeared!

just a drop singlesThe smell of this Environmentally Friendly product? Have you smelled the newer smell of port-a-potty, recently I noticed that hardly have a smell of… well… you know what, to them. I think that this product must be the same scent as what they are using in the port-a-potties now. The scent is Eucalyptus, something I had never smelled previous, so I just kept telling my husband that the outhouse at our favorite fishing spot smell rather good! Lol A shame they took away that port-a-potty there, and now I have to wonder out into the woods and hope no one spots me to go. Lol Okay that is off topic Mariah (yup, I not only talk to myself by type to myself… I told you all I was slightly nuts!)… was that TMI, friends? Lol

A reminder that those that haven’t used a port-a-potty or an outhouse in a while, you’d be surprised at how odor free they are now. I the scent will clear the air, my friends, of course others may notice the Eucalyptus scent, but isn’t that better than what they could be smelling? lol

“Just a Drop” does help me feel more secure when I am out in public, visiting people or have company over and I have some in our bathroom (yes, I bought some when I ran out). I only have one bathroom in my tiny little house, so when we have people over the odor of the bathroom can spread quickly to the living room and who wants that? So this is a must have in my house, with people stopping by all the time lately.

Just A Drop Packets in hand
Just A Drop Singles in their plastic carrying pouch.

The Singles of the “Just a Drop” come with a handy little plastic sleeve that contains 10 packets of this product, so you can carry them in your pocket, purse or place them in your desk drawer and no one will be all the wiser, nor look at you wrinkling their noses because you stank up that bathroom that they needed to use. Instead, this product not only can save you from the embarrassment but it is a great way to show respect for others around you… so why not use it? 🙂

There is also a bottle of the product that you can purchase, it is perfect for in your bathroom at home or if you’re the boss and you are very nice, in the bathroom at work! The size of the bottle is it in a .05 ounce. Hey, if you use this you could actually tell your co-workers that your you-know-what don’t stink! 😛

Just A Drop Package
Sorry the package was opened for the picture, so here I hold the Package closed as best I can so you may see what the package looks like.

For me, I personally love the portable ones, as I carry some in my purse and put a few others in my bathroom. What is great (other than just keeping your air clean) is that it only takes a drop or two to do the trick, so it’s very economical… so don’t let the small size bottle scare you, it will last a long long time.

Here is information on where to pick up Just A Drop (from their website

Just a Drop is not yet available at retailers in the US. You can purchase it by clicking here. You may also place an order by phone using a major credit card at (888) 887-3468. Our representatives are available to take your call Monday through Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm EST. Just a Drop comes with a 100% Money Back Guarantee, so if the product doesn’t work for you for any reason, simply send it back for a full refund.

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I apologize to Just A Drop for reviewing this product so late, and being patient with me as I go through health issues and family emergencies here.
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