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Increase Mental Focus Supplement – Review

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

I’ve been fortunate to have received a product to review from BioTerra Herbs , this supplement helps you to increase your mental focus. I love this companies sense of humor in their labels and names for their products. This product to help with your Mental Focus is called “huh?”. lol

On on side of the label, it reads:

Mental Focus

Sometimes it’s just really hard to focus. Your head is in the clouds, you can’t stay on track and the amount of work that actually is getting done… will probably have to be done re-done. Whatever the epic task – from punching keys on a computer to cramming mid-term studies (really? in one hour?) to training for a three-legged hula-hoop triathlon opposite grandma – it’s time to buckle down and zone in on the assignment at hand. Grab your hula-hoop and put your game face on- Grandma is going down!

LOL! I just love a company that is not only herbal, all natural etc… but has a sense of humor!

Huh? herbal supplement with 2 capsules and a glass of waterWe are all bombarded for almost every waking hour of the day with the constant incoming stimulation from constant distractions in our world today. The distractions from modern contact with the outside world, mobile phones, television, computers and tablets are everywhere and constantly vying for our attention. Not to mention how busy divided we are with work (especially work at home), children, spouses (or significant others), friends and family all needing out attention too.

This is where my desire for increased focus comes in…

I live in a small house, my husband and I are disabled and so we are home all the time. I have 2 little lap dogs, the weather outside is becoming nice and Spring like… and technology drives me to distraction.

Health issues that cause chronic pain and ADD, also contributes to my problems focusing.

Can you identify with any of these?

Basically, we live in a world full of distractions which inhibit your ability to focus.

I received the product from BioTerra shipment in a very timely fashion. I feel very safe taking “Huh?” as it’s an herbal supplement.

The herbs, in this natural supplement, are:

Active ingredients:

jujube seeds (not jujube candies, but seeds of the fruit that they were possibly named after), Poria, Asian Ginseng Root, Desert Boomrape stem, schisandra fruit, polyagalla root, grass-leaf Sweetflag rhizome.

Other ingredients:

Vegetarian Capsules & rice flour

You can look up all of these ingredients with a search online to see any safety information, and/or the properties of these natural supplements.

Now you shouldn’t take some of these ingredients if you are pregnant or nursing. If you are on Medications, please see your doctor and show him the ingredients to see if you can take it. Basically, as always, I advise you that it’s always better to be safe than sorry! For me, there were no problems with my taking this with my medications, I just had to be sure to take it after a meal.

My experience with “Huh?” (lol, I love the name) one day, while my ADD was acting up, and I opened up the box. The shipping box was cushioned nicely inside, securing the product inside for safe shipping. The bottle cap was safety sealed with plastic around it, and then the top of the bottle (under the cap) was also sealed over the opening. I removed the seal and found a the cotton in the top of the supplement capsules, keeping them nice and safe from any jarring in shipment.

I read the label and took 2 capsules, since I had eaten not to long before. I was prepared for anything… I really didn’t feel anything but a soft sort of energy, my mind was wondering less and I was more focused indeed. It wasn’t anything too powerful, but what would be powerful would have to be a miracle pill or would perhaps over energize my body and not my brain focus. I also noted that with repeated use, at 2 capsules per day, that the product seemed to build in effectiveness… NICE!

I admit there was a bit of time there that I had not taken these, though I could have used them a few times during my recent visit to my parents home in the mountains. I neglected to bring the bottle with me, but I had the box (yes I save and use the box for in my reviews, for information contained on them). I did intend to write up this review sooner, however I chose to just visit with my parents and I only wrote up one review in my time up there.

huh supplement mental focus capsulesMy thoughts on the product:

  • The focus is very nice.
  • The supplement it’s gentle on me…enough so that I don’t notice being jittery nor do I notice being too relaxed to concentrate.
  • I notice the difference when I don’t take the “Huh?” Supplement.
  • With the product, I do seem to focusing better, especially with the distractions Spring time finally starting up.
  • I’ve learned to love this product and I feel that I can honestly recommend it to others because of my experience with it.

Thank you so much BioTerra for entrusting me with this review and choosing me to receive the product to try through Tomoson. I love the experience I’ve had with this supplement.

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

 

Please Continue Prayers for my Mother – Surgery is Over with Complications

Edit 3/13/13: The feeling/movement is gone and she is once again a paraplegic, she had 2 weeks to start feeling her legs, by the doctors figures. My Mother is now¬† numb from the lowest ribs down for 2 weeks now and we must face all the fact that she will be a paraplegic for the rest of her life. She and Dad must face trials they shall have to face for her disabilities. From being in the wheelchair, to being catheterized and carrying a bag for urine to diapers for the rest of her life. Her Sewing on her machines (which the adores will be a problem without feet to operate, no driving etc). This is going to be a time of mourning and trials as she/we learn to adjust to this new life challenges… her artwork with her hands, thankfully she will continue and will be a MUST for her to work with to escape her new situation. We, are all greatly saddened by this.

Edit: 4:23pm (Mountain Time): New UPDATE to the update: Good news folks, my Mother can feel her legs now when the doctor touches them! Yay!!!!

A picture of my Mother, pre drastic weight loss and a few years back.
My Mother in better times, on prednisone in the picture, and a few years back.

This is a short update here:

My Mother is out of surgery, it went well and she is doing well (all things considered). However there are complications, the signals to her legs weren’t/aren’t there. But she could wiggle her toes very slightly… she could be a paraplegic if things don’t improve. My Father, Rick and I believe that if they hadn’t dong the surgery she would have become a paraplegic… we hope and pray that this is only a temporary setback as she could slightly wiggle those toes.

The mass that they thought was an encrusted area of infection was the damage to the surrounding tissues from her vertebrae that had disintegrated.

Please, continue to keep my Mother in your thoughts and prayers, as she heals. God bless her and give her great strength through this difficult healing process. And God bless my father and the friends that made it out to the hospital to help distract my father during the long surgery today.

Mom, Dad and All Mom's Sweet Friends at American Legion, Sept 2012 Picture taken by Mariah
Mom is so loved, when we went to the Local American Legion, I had to take a picture of her, Dad and Mom’s Admirers.

I am going to arrange a way to come up and stay with Mom and Dad for a week or so to help out, when Mom gets out of the hospital… it’s the least I can do.

To see my previous post and find the link to sign the get well card:

http://www.honestlymariah.com/a-day-of-prayer-for-me-mother-in-surgery/

A Day of Prayer for Me – Mother in Surgery

vintage girl and dog praying
I am saying my Prayers for my Mother.

This may turn some people off, but I really don’t care if it does… I am Catholic and I believe in the power of prayer. I am not going to tweet out giveaways or my reviews today, I am spending my time in prayer for my Mothers surgery today.

Mom, Dad and All Mom's Sweet Friends at American Legion, Sept 2012 Picture taken by Mariah
Mom is so loved, when we went to the Local American Legion, I had to take a picture of her, Dad and Mom’s Admirers.

I did however choose to write about this today, my Mother is quite frail right now at 71 lbs at last weighing in. She can hardly eat, she has chronic pain, chronic fatigue and an autoimmune disease, along with a hospital borne infection (she got infected a few years back in surgery in her back and the infection lingers on as it is resistant to antibiotics). The infection  had spread to her bones, as they discovered in her Month in the hospital, late last year into Mid January. The infection had not been responding to the antibiotics that could help control the infection (not cure it).

Now comes February and she is back in the hospital, the pain in her back was serious enough to bring her in. They found that some vertebrae above the ones worked on years ago, above the pins and fusions and by the infection, were gone and now they too need surgery.

A picture of my Mother, pre drastic weight loss and a few years back.
My Mother in better times, on prednisone in the picture, and a few years back.

As they decided whether or not to operate, they discovered that the infection was possibly encapsulated since the infection was not responding. So my Mother and Father were told of the concerns of doing surgery while she is so frail, but they decided to go through with it and hinted to Mom (she caught the hint) that she needs to be in good spirits and may have to fight to survive this.

They are operating today and I called my father (we are snowed in at home here) who, thank God has a friend who is in the waiting room with Dad keeping him company. I called at just the right time as they had just stopped in and said that she is doing well, the surgery is going well, however it will be quite some time yet before the surgery is through. They are attempting to scrape the infection away and out of her, I pray they do that exact with a steady hand as I pray it doesn’t spread the infection. Mom wasn’t sure what exactly they would do pins or fusion or cadaver vertebrae or what, so that frightened her somewhat, not knowing what is going to be done.

Mom's Superhero's Not All Wear Capes
This is my Mother, a true Superhero, without a cape. 6 wonderful kids (well with me, it’s debatable) and all brought up well with the Superhero, my Mother.

I am praying for exacting steady hands of the surgeons and wise choices for my Mother back. I am praying today for my Mother to continue being the inspiration that she is and continue to fight her way to good recovery and health.

Me, Mariah forming a Heart with my hands fingers, red nail polish on with white stamped hearts
Me forming the shape of a Heart to send to all my lovely readers… love you all!

Please my friends of all faiths, say a prayer or if you don’t believe in prayer, send good thoughts and love out for my Mother, Thank you!

And one more thing, please don’t be shy… sign the get well car for my Mother, even if you don’t know her or me well! Mom can use some serious cheering up to help give her strength and keep the faith as she heals… please go sign now and feel free to put up a fun or adorable loving picture with your signing well wishes for her! CLICK HERE

Mother going back into the hospital – just received a phone call from Dad, letting me know

 

A picture of my Mother, pre drastic weight loss and a few years back.
My Mother in better times, on prednisone in the picture, and a few years back.

Hi friends, my beautiful sweet and courageous Mother has been very sick for quite some time. Like me she suffers from an Autoimmune Disease which has been complicated by surgeries on her back, one of which caused a Hospital Contracted Infection which cannot be cured and I suspect the site of the infection is flared again.

Dad said that Mom’s back is in serious pain again, as you may recall I wrote about her and Joan in a post on Joan and Mariah’s Reviews a while back and my Mother ended up in the hospital for about a Month as a result of her infection and other complications.

My Mother is down to 71 pounds at last weigh in, that we have talked about together as she is having serious problems eating too. I am very very worried about her and know that I will be spending some time on the phone trying to cheer her up and hopefully I can squeeze enough out the budget for me to travel to the hospital to go pay her a visit or two.

A Sample of my Mothers Artwork, she paints in oils, this is her Calligraphy, her own poem and drawing which is painted in watercolors.
A Sample of my Mothers Artwork, she paints in oils, this is her Calligraphy, her own poem and drawing which is painted in watercolors.

Please my friends, family and readers, send out positive thoughts to and prayers for this wonderful lady (a talented Artist, Mother of 6 and all around loving caring and brave woman). My Mother’s Name is Nancy… I appreciate your thoughts and prayers and I truly believe in the power that is held in the thoughts and prayers sent out.

Thank you, love and hugs,

Mariah

PatientsLikeMe : Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Newsletter Issue 24

PatientsLikeMe : Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Newsletter Issue 24
I found this months ago, and I finally got around to taking a better look at this site… wow, looks like this will be a great place to compare notes about our illnesses with others. If you’ve stumbled onto this Blog of mine, then perhaps fate is helping you to find something like “Patients Like Me”, go check it out, maybe you will have more time to do more with the site there then I have done in 4 months, lol, just found myself in too much chronic pain to mess with much… even now I am not finished with my profile etc there.