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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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Fat Burner – 30 Capsules Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
Hi folks, you know me, I am always keeping an eye open for the newest and easiest weight loss items out there. This time I was chosen as one of the lucky few reviewers to review  Reduxa, Inc.’s Fat Burner capsules. My interest was peeked when I noticed that among the proprietary ingredients in Fat Burner, were Green Tea Extract and Raspberry Ketone… both of which I’ve heard were shown to help with weight loss and burning fat.


Here is a product description of Fat Burner by Reduxa Inc.:

Reduxa Fat Burner Thermogenic Weight Loss Dietary Supplement, Metabolism and Energy Booster Made in USA
This product contains a proprietary formula designed to maximize weight loss by boosting fat loss and improving energy level that is safe and effective for men and women.
Garcinia Cambogia Extract has been known to hasten weight loss efforts, where some researchers claim that it can double or triple one’s weight loss. With proper dieting and exercise, the average person taking garcinia cambogia extract lost an average of four pounds a month. It is also known to work great for emotional eaters. Those who participated in the study showed an increase in their serotonin levels; hence, it may also improve mood and sleeping patters. It works by blocking fat and suppressing appetite.
Green Tea Extract contains compounds called catechins that may affect how your body burns calories and metabolizes fat, thereby helping in weight loss.
Guggul Extract helps boost metabolism and is believed to reduce cholesterol.
Raspberry Ketone is an aromatic component present in raspberries and other fruits. Scientists had previously shown that it causes fat breakdown. It prevents and improves obesity and fatty liver by stimulating the metabolism.

Safety Information
This product contains caffeine and may effect blood pressure and/or heart conditions. Check with your doctor before using this product, if you have such conditions. If you are pregnant, nursing, have any medical conditions, or taking medications, consult a medical healthcare professional before taking this product. Keep out of reach of children. Not intended for use by persons under 18. Keep this bottle tightly closed and store in a cool dry place. For nutritional use only. Do not use if safety seal is broken.

Proprietary Formula 500 mg: garcinia cambogia extract, great tea extract, guggul extract and raspberry ketone

As an addition to the diet, adults take one (1) capsule with water 30 minutes before a meal in the morning as a dietary supplement, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.

Legal Disclaimer
This product has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.




Let me start off with this, my disclaimer, I am testing this out without altering my diet much, nor with adding exercise to my routine. So my results, as usual will be less than most of you who would/could make a conscientious effort to change your lifestyle while using the assistance of these capsules. Most of you know my physical limitations, do to my health issues (to keep it brief, I will just say Chronic Pain & Health issues), this is why I have not made as much of an effort as most of you would do to lose weight.

Fat Burner by reduxa inc on table is capsule

With my short stature the smallest of weight changes can make a huge difference in my size. I have recently gained weight with the holidays with the addition of a new prescription, replacing my Gapapentin with Lipitor (for nerve pain from both the fibromyalgia and my pinched/damaged nerves). I was lucky fighting the medications weight gain, having the for knowledge of my Mothers weight gain when her doctors tried her on Lipitor, when they tried my skinny Mother on it she gained 35 pounds almost over night! Lucky for me I only gained 15 pounds in 3 months on it, luckily for me, I’ve been off the Lipitor and back on Gabapentin for almost a month now. Yay, perfect timing for my trying out the Fat Burner Capsules.


I ordered the Fat Burner Capsules on Amazon.com and they arrived quickly and in great shape, I was surprised at how speedy they were at getting these to my house. The capsules are about 500 mg Capsules, not too very large, they are red and white in color. I found the capsules easy to swallow, and I took them as directed, 1 capsule a day in the morning 30 minutes before a meal…. I took mine at Noon time, since breakfast, well I admit it, I am terrible about eating, fixing breakfast. I am however more likely to eat lunch at noon time. Lol After taking this proprietary blend, I haven’t found myself too jittery or burping up taste of the tablets, nor had I found myself with an upset stomach. So far so good right? 🙂


Now I must say that I was still on my Lipitor for about a week and a half as I cut down on the dosage to get off from it and on to my Gabapentin once more, so this too did, slow down my progress with the Fat Burner. Other than that I found that I had more success experimenting with the times of the day that I took it. For me I found that I could handle the ingredients in the Fat Burner even upon taking it in the Afternoon, 30 minutes before Supper time. I still could sleep well, at least for me, the capsules were not overly stimulating as some diet supplements are, so I had no problem with them at all.


All in all as the time had progressed, the weight gain from the Lipitor was halted on the Fat Burner, YAY! And for the past 2 ½ weeks (give or take a few days) I have managed to lose a total of 5 lbs! I am 1/3 the way there to my weight before my doctor put me on that prescription that caused my weight gain! Now to put this all in perspective for you, this IS really significant for me, it usually takes me 3 times as long (as it took to put the weight on) for me to lose the weight… in other words since I gained that over 3 months I would normally expect to lose the weight that I gained in 9 months…. and at this rate I could lose it in 2 more months.
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A Weight Loss Supplement that really helps. Review & Giveaway


Diet 1234, by Creative BioscienceNOTE (Added 12/28/12): The giveaway is over now, BUT I was given a code you can use at one online store to purchase your own…

THE CODE: Mariah

When you use the above code to buy a Creative Bioscience product at http://www.lifefitstore.com/ you will save an additional 15% off their already low prices. This is even less expensive than purchasing straight from Creative Bioscience website!

You can purchase any of the supplements From Creative Bioscience here, unfortunately, this retailer does not offer hCG online. For discounted hCG you can call Life Fit Store at 801-692-3242 and order it over the phone. make sure again to use the Code: Mariah for that 15% off.

Sorry, I am still so excited about this product that I had to edit at the top to share with you, the code… I hope this helps one or more of you like it helped me! 🙂 NOW BACK TO OUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED PROGRAM (the original post)…

Hi there everyone. It maybe a bit early to post this last post for my 3 month trial of Diet Supplements, that I received from Creative Bioscience, but I wanted to give you all an update and the giveaway early. This way you may start up those weight-loss New Years Resolutions with a bang!

As you may know I’ve been posting monthly updates on my progress, while using Diet 1234, by Creative Bioscience. In those posts I’ve mentioned everything from my quitting smoking and still losing weight to my not thinking of the time of year when I started this supplement and yet being surprised at the weight loss. Seriously, had I thought about the diet unfriendly time of the year I would have passed on this supplement, but I would not have experienced the weight loss that I have been fortunate enough to see.

True, I tried to stick to the diet but I’ve been a failure at watching what I’ve been eating for the most part. But I must say from Halloween to the Holiday Season being upon us, I’ve lost a total of 15 lbs and I feel great. I haven’t lost any energy or experienced an of the usual nasty side effect of losing weight while on these supplements. It has only been a few weeks since my last review and though I’ve enjoyed holiday get-togethers and bad foods for a diet, cookies from a review etc I’ve still managed to lose weight!

I have to say that if you quit smoking and you are concerned about gaining weight, that alone should not deter you from quitting and if you are that concerned about weight gain, please do yourself a favor and look into the Diet 1234 supplement from Creative Bioscience. If I can lose weight on it during the holiday season AND quitting smoking (both of which have caused weight gain for me in the past), then I bet you can lose weight too.

I have to say that I have noticed in the past month that my stomach gets very full quite easily now as I cannot finish my usual amount of food… of course my husband likes to point out all the time that there “is more” or that I haven’t finished, but I just look at him and smile as I tell him I will save this for later and I just cannot eat anymore. He’s a food pusher, my husband and he doesn’t always get the fact that I would be trying to cut down… thanks to Diet 1234 I smile when I deny eating more and really don’t even have a second thought about it at all, I am not even tempted to eat more or feel guilty for not finishing what is on my plate. What a nice change.

creative bioscience left side logocreative bioscience products picture


What is so nice about Creative Bioscience is that they have so many supplements that you can choose from, so read them all to choose what suits you best. The reason why I chose the Diet 1234 is because it sounded very well rounded for someone like me that plateaus easily on any diet and has a rough time sticking to a Diet as well as the fact that I am disabled with chronic pain and so I don’t do many activities with my pain level.

Here is a statement about the Diet 1234 from Creative Bioscience Website:

“The 20,000 dieters who call our Creative Bioscience Diet Support Staff each month commonly report hunger, guilt from cheating, fatigue, and stalling (plateaus). Diet 1234 is our solution to each of these diet derailers, and it is designed for every dieter out there.”

I’ve been pleased with my results and I have to say, that embarrassing as it is to admit, I am bloated right now with the monthly “visitor” on its way and weighing myself I usually have gained about 4 lbs on the scale during this time and I was happy to see that my scale reflects a weightloss of 3 more pounds since a few weeks ago. Perhaps take another 4 lbs off that weight and my weight loss for this trial would perhaps be 19 lbs. and that is nothing to sneeze at! 🙂 Imagine if it was after the holidays and I was taking this, what would it reflect in weight loss? Even for a foodie like me, I can imagine that it would be quite outstanding.

Now it is your turn, one person will win the supplement of their choice and get themselves a full 90 day supply too, choosing the supplement that meets their dieting needs! Wow, what a great giveaway from the generous folks at Creative Bioscience!

I want the winner to get this ASAP, so they can start their weight-loss New Years Resolution off on the right foot, so this giveaway will be live for a shorter period of time than usual. So please enter now and tweet this out to others so they too have a chance to win this fantastic prize!

Good Luck!
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Disclaimer: Mariah Lockwood personally reviewed this product. I received a Professional Skin Care System 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 ToiletTree and me.

Creative Bioscience Diet 1234 – Review Part 2, Month 2

Diet 1234 by Creative BioscienceNEW… Save 15% extra on any Creative Bioscience Products! When you use the special code for my readers: Mariah Click above to visit their store, if you wan the discounted hCG you can call Life Fit Store at 801-692-3242 and order it over the phone (this one is not sold online at this time…. remember to use the Code: Mariah on the phone as well! Click above to shop online.

Better late then Never, this is my November Review of my progress for the 90 days on Diet 1234 by Creative Bioscience is past due. I am working on the remainder of my 90 days this month.

As you may recall from my last post I lost 7 lbs, on my first month on the supplement. And this was regardless of the fact that I had to stop taking the pills for a while due to my allergy medication.

Well, here we go again foiling my weight loss, or so I thought… this time what is it? Well I quit smoking and I gain a lot of weight attempting this in the past. Guess what? No dieting, after all we had Halloween and Thanksgiving to mess up my dieting, although I did limit myself and we still have that little bit of Halloween Candy left. Yay, the Diet 1234 does help me resist some.

But the good news? Well folks I really doubted I would lose a pound and although my clothing didn’t show it, I was sure I would start gaining any time now. I stood on the scale and I couldn’t believe my eyes I lost weight even with all the odds against me! This month I lost 5 lbs!

hCG Drops bottle with dropper and the box it comes inWhat do I have to say for the month of November on the supplement? All I have to say is WOW, I can recommend this to others who don’t want to gain weight while quitting smoking! Yup, hard to believe, I didn’t think about the time of the year that I accepted this challenge to see how this stuff does, I wouldn’t have done this if I had thought about the diet ruining foods all around me and the allergies messing with me…but surprise it worked out fantastically for me! So far I’ve lost 12 lbs in two months!!!! Nice! 🙂

Stay tuned folks later this month I shall be writing my last review, and running a giveaway of these pills that I found very helpful to me.

Creative Bioscience Green Coffee Bean Diet Pill bottle and box

Creative Bioscience Diet 1234 – Review Part 1, Month 1


creative bioscience left side logoAs you all may recall, a month ago I announced my testing of the Creative Bioscience Product “Diet 1234” for 3 months. As promised I am doing my monthly update for you on the product and how it is working for me.

Shortly after my trial of the product started, my allergies got really bad along with our plumbing leaking in our crawl space, causing molds to be adding to the allergies. Of course the drama at our house can’t just stop with the leak fixed, once that was fixed (took almost 2 weeks) there then was a plug in the septic caused by roots… yay, to top off the already bad situation the vent to the crawl space making me need to deal with waste too!

Anyway, for just over 2 weeks my allergy meds kept me from taking the Diet 1234 product… the only thing that helped my allergies was one you have to sign for at the pharmacy and is also a stimulant, since the Diet 1234 does increase metabolism and has some ingredients that you shouldn’t mix with Caffeine, I figured it was best to lay off the Diet pills for the time being.

While I’ve taken the product for just about 2 weeks total at the time of this writing it is not a full month long trail to report, however… just after the leaks in our bathtub were noticed in the house, I went to a moving away party for a Cousin and people noticed my weight loss there. And here just as recently as this past Wednesday, while visiting my brother and his lovely family up at my parents house I had once again received remarks as to my weight loss. My Mother was very kind to point out that she also heard 2 complements about how I looked and that I lost weight, how sweet when people let you know something good (even great) is being said about you. 🙂

Mariah's Taking this Product, Diet 1234 by creative bioscience

My Mother then asked how the diet 1234 was going and how much I’ve lost. I let her know that I wasn’t sticking to the diet regime (I am a stress/emotional eater so this wasn’t an easy time for me here). I also had split up taking the Diet 1234 & had only had gone through about half a bottle and I don’t like to weigh myself so I didn’t have a number to give her. Why don’t I like to weigh myself? It seems to me we make snap judgements on ourselves and our moods can change due to a stupid number on scale… so until my once a month on the scale, I’d judge how I am doing by how I feel in my clothing daily. I knew I was fitting into my clothing better and some had gotten loose, but I wasn’t curious about my weight until I heard the complements were coming in.

Guess what? I couldn’t wait to weigh myself and see if it just showed in my clothing and my face or if the numbers actually reflected it too. So after our return home I got on the scale… I’ve lost 7 lbs! I really don’t believe it even now… and that is not the time of day to measure your weight, I measured it not too long after dinner that night and the best truest weight is first thing in the morning before you eat or drink a thing oh and Dr. Oz said after you go to the bathroom first thing in the morning. lol

7 pounds lost, I haven’t minded any sort of diet yet, I hadn’t been taking it religiously and I’ve been eating diet no nos… no more then usual, but really no less either. I can’t wait to see what the next couple of months bring, this has given me a great head start and a gleeful feeling. I will be trying to watch what I eat more and try to be more active so we can really see what this product is capable of. creative bioscience products picture

Oh yes, I don’t want to forget, the pamphlet that came with the Diet 1234 has Diet Protocols for all their products. On page 5 the Diet Protocols laid out with the allowed food, it does state that the allowed food goes right along with the previous pages hGC Line allowed foods so there is quite a good list to go with the diet.

I do have to say I am impressed, thus far, with the Diet 1234 and how it is working for me.

Watch next month for my monthly update, and watch in December for the final results as well as the Diet 1234 Giveaway! 🙂

Mariah Lockwood is personally reviewing this product. I received a 90 day supply from Creative Bioscience for this product  test. 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 Creative Bioscience.