Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Product Review + Giveaway!!!

I am so excited to share today's post and giveaway with you!

Big time bloggers sometimes have companies contact them. These companies want to send the bloggers their product, for free, to try out and review on their blog. This, of course, is for exposure and marketing purposes.

I don't consider myself a "big time blogger", so I was shocked and extremely excited when I had my first company contact me!

Rest assured, that I will only try out products that I truly feel might have a beneficial aspect for myself and my readers. If a company contacts me and I can't eat their ingredients or don't believe in their product, I won't even bother to try it. You can trust that I will give you honest reviews.

Without further ado, let me introduce you to Nuvia Cafe.

Nuvia is "Sumatran Arabica coffee infused with a trifecta of legendary ingredients: the extracts of 100% certified organic Ganoderma (aka Reishi Mushroom), African Mango Seed and Pomegranate. The Sumatran coffee beans are roasted to perfection yielding a superior flavor that is rustic, yet rich and full bodied. Ganoderma (an immune enhancer), African Mango, (a healthy, natural appetite suppressant) and Pomegrante (a super antioxidant) are renown in recent clinical studies." ~written on the product's box

"If you desire a delicious cafe experience while optimizing your immune system, boosting your metabolism and protecting your cells, add the contents of a Nuvia packet to 6-8 oz hot water and enjoy!"

Personal Experiences:
Along with the product to try, I received a promotional newspaper from the company with four pages full of amazing testimonies from people who have used Ganoderma supplements in some form or another. Below is a summary of those testimonies.

  • energy increased
  • arthritic pain decreased
  • no longer suffering from PMS
  • cancerous tumor disappeared
  • eczema is clearing up
  • broke up congestion
  • chronic pain becomes manageable or disappears
  • sleep soundly
  • cravings for sweets disappeared
  • blood sugars are balanced
  • acne slowly cleared up
  • regulated menstrual cycle
  • eliminated menstrual cramping
  • calmed ADD symptoms
  • reduced ear and throat infections
  • menopause symptoms became more manageable
  • brain fog disappeared
  • weight loss
  • depression was gone
  • liver spots on skin went away
  • blood pressure normalized
  • digestive system regulated
  • red blood cells stabilized

You'll see that I "bolded" a few of the personal experiences. These are the things that most attracted me to this product, because those of us suffering from PCOS and/or endometriosis, have been dealing with these symptoms. It was worth a try!

My Review:
I agree with the company's statement that this product has a rustic, yet rich and full bodied flavor. It's equivalent to a dark roast. This product tastes nothing like mushrooms, cause I know you were wondering. ;-) It has a smooth taste and didn't aggravate my acid reflux, like other coffees sometimes can. The really great thing about this coffee is that it's an instant coffee. All you need is hot water. No need to even have a coffee maker!

You would have no idea that this was an instant coffee though; the top becomes amazingly frothy, like you got it from a fancy coffee shop.

I even tried this out on a few unsuspecting friends. And they loved it as much as I did! I haven't noticed any dramatic changes in my health, but I also have not been drinking it on a regular basis, like you should. The one thing my testers and I did notice, was that it wasn't as strong as other coffees. Some of us needed to drink 2 cups to feel the same caffeine effects as 1 cup of other coffees. This could be due to the dark roast, though, since the lighter the roast, the more caffeine there is. If you have endometriosis, remember not to drink anymore than 1 cup of caffeine a day during your menstrual cycle since it's known to increase a women's natural estrogen up to 70% over non-caffeine drinkers.

And now the best part!

I loved this product so much, that I contacted Nuvia Cafe and asked if they'd send me another box to giveaway to one lucky reader!

This giveaway will be open for one week only. A winner will be chosen on Tuesday, October 9th. So enter now!

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