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15-ounce Bags of Jalapeno and Teriyaki Beef Sticks Spice Things Up for At-Home Snackers

In a market sphere where shrinking product size is the norm, Old Trapper is focusing on expanding its product offerings to further meet consumers’ desire for high quality product in large clear-view packages.

The company recently launched two new flavors of its 15-ounce bags of Deli-Style Beef Sticks. Jalapeno and Teriyaki seasoned are the latest options to come in the shareable bags. And because they are low in carbohydrates and sugars at only 2 grams of total carbohydrates with 9 grams of protein per serving, they represent a keto-friendly snack.

A December 2018 “Forbes” feature predicted, “You can expect to see more keto-friendly snack options and meals.” For those not in the know, “a keto diet focuses on low carbohydrate … foods.” Flash forward a year and the low-carb trend is showing no signs of letting up. In August 2019, MarketWatch reported, “Ketogenic Diet Market Size will grow at 5.5% CAGR to exceed 15,640.6 million USD by 2027.” That figure equates to more than $15.5 billion.

Old Trapper continues to cater to this growing keto market with its line of authentic meat snacks. To ensure its customers always have a tasty snack option, the company is constantly expanding its product offerings. The new Jalapeno and Teriyaki 15-ounce Deli-Style Beef Sticks are the newest taste temptations to accommodate Old Trapper’s hungriest fans.

New 15-Ounce Flavors of Deli-Style Beef Sticks

The new Teriyaki flavor combines the delicious spice of Old Trapper’s famous smoked beef with the tangy flavor of soy sauce. The result is arguably the world’s best tasting teriyaki beef stick. The Jalapeno Deli-Style Beef Sticks start with the same wood-fire smoked beef with the added bonus of jalapeno spiciness.

“The popularity of our Original flavor 15-ounce bags told us that our customers are looking for large quantities of quality beef sticks for a good price,” explains Robert Leary,Old Trapper’s Director of Marketing. “Our latest Jalapeno and Teriyaki versions of the shareable bags deliver more of what our market base is craving – we know this because of how fast they sell out at retailers. And because we are so proud of the appealing mahogany color, all our 15-ounce Deli-Style Beef Sticks are clear bagged so consumers can see the exact quantity and quality they are receiving.”

Each 15-ounce bag of Old Trapper Deli-Style Beef Sticks retails for around $14. Each serving of both new flavors contains only 2 grams of total carbohydrates with 9 grams of protein making them a keto-friendly snack.

About Old Trapper Smoked Products

Old Trapper Smoked Products has produced its signature line of authentic handmade beef jerky from its headquarters in Forest Grove, Oregon since 1969. That 50 years of experience, complemented by continued investments in state-of-the-art processes, result in top-quality products that are distributed nationwide. A family-run business, OldTrapper offers a full line of high-quality, naturally smoked meat snacks using only the best lean strips of beef, the freshest seasoning ingredients and real wood-fired smoke. For more information, please visit www.OldTrapper.com.

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Suffering From The Dreaded Mid-Afternoon Slump?

All of us are trying to keep up with the hectic pace of life, which has us reaching for less than healthy options, full of synthetic chemicals and sugars.  Want to make a change but scared to cut the caffeine? I wanted to introduce you to a product that will deliver that pick-me-up without the jitters of coffee or chemical filled energy drinks.

If you are looking for convenient, effective and healthy nourishment for a healthy brain, improved concentration, attention, positive mood, memory and mental energy, grab a Voke superfood tab.  It is a twice-daily plant-based chewable tablet, that is supported by over 25 independent studies that show it can boost your whole-body health and give you more mental productivity. Sound too good to be true?

Voke Superfood Tablets

$34 for 30 Tablets at Amazon

Voke gives your mind the gift of superfoods to clear brain fog and rapidly transforms your ability to focus on the task at hand. With ingredients backed by over 25 independent research studies, Voke will help you maintain all-day mental energy, laser focus, upbeat mood and clear thinking. Each chewable tablet will improve mental clarity, energy and focus for 3 hours. Due to Voke’s uniquely effective formula of superfoods, you won’t experience jitters or a crash.

Voke is Grown by Nature, Proven by Science.  Just natural goodness inside:

  • Natural Red Beetroot
  • Organic Raw Guarana Seed
  • Organic Acerola Cherry
  • Natural Green Tea Leaf Caffeine

All-Natural Benefits of Voke Tabs:

  • Refreshed mind
  • Sharp Mental Focus
  • Bright Mood
  • Productive Energy
  • Weight Control
  • Natural Antioxidant
  • Essential Nutrients
  • ​Immune Support
  • Sport Endurance

Still not convinced? Eat two Voke a day and give yourself a great brain day. You can avoid the daily low point which happens around 3 pm, where we make poor decisions, are less focused and, yes, our mood declines. Try Voke Tabs to experience the healthy and refreshing benefits that come along with these convenient chewable tablets!

More to love! Voke Tabs are proudly made in the USA and the company partners with “1% for the Planet” to support environmental solutions.

THE VOKE STORY

Voke was a simple idea dreamed up by Kalen Caughey over a decade ago on a chairlift at his local ski hill in southwest Montana. As a competitive skier, he was looking for a healthy, convenient, and ultra-portable energy solution to fuel long days in the mountains and at school.

Kalen teamed up with his dad, a PhD in biochemistry, to research an ideal combination of natural ingredients that would provide a balanced, sustained energy boost without sugar, artificial sweeteners or excessive doses of vitamins. Together they combed through thousands of pages of scientific literature in search of ingredients that were proven to improve memory, focus, metabolism and physical stamina. The resulting ‘Voke Blend’ that they developed was an exacting combination of organic Guarana Berry Seed, organic Acerola Cherry, Red Beet and natural Green Tea Leaf Caffeine that delivers a consistent and reliable vitalizing lift in focus and energy. With the formula developed, Kalen brought in his brother, Evan, to help with creative development and operations. Kalen and Evan continue to run Voke together as a family business.

Over the years, Voke has spread via word of mouth to people around the US and across the world. Voke has fueled expeditions on all seven continents, including many climbs in the Himalaya and a global sailboat navigation. As word continues to spread, Voke Tabs are seeing rapid adoption beyond the original core group of adventurers to an incredibly diverse group of health-minded professionals. Tech engineers, truck drivers, pilots, doctors, fire fighters, commercial fisherman, artists, executives, yoga instructors, photographers, soldiers and night shift workers are a few of the new groups discovering the many benefits of Voke Tab.

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HANDPICKED ITEMS TO DESTRESS, GO INWARD & LET GO by VITAL

I believe none of us could predict our 2020’s Spring is like this. It is already late May, but all we can do is still try our best to stay at home and try to be safe. But for me, I have the hope in my heart, I believe everything will be fine soon. Some de-stress products help a lot, such as having a nice warm bath.

During these uncertain & trying times during the COVID crisis, VITAL wishes to offer healing & support in the way they can through – through herbal medicine + boosting your own vitality. VITAL handpicked items that they feel best suit the “symptoms” that quarantine, changing times, and illness may be creating in your own life.

CHERISH

Immerse yourself in the uplifting nature of the CHERISH bomb.

Many people say this blend of essential oils creates a ‘pink lemonade’ vibe, and we couldn’t agree more. CHERISH will always have a special place in our hearts, as it was the first bb we created. Local, hand-picked calendula, with rose + pink sea salt swirl around with organic beetroot powder, to create a pink & uplifting tub experience.

INGREDIENTS: baking soda, citric acid, Epsom salt, non-GMO cornstarch, cream of tartar, witch hazel, fractionated coconut oil, local hemp-derived cannabidiol isolate, organic colorant, blend of essential Oils, herbs, flower essences, love!

BREATHE

clearing & invigorating

With a potent blend of cooling essential oils including balsam fir, wintergreen, eucalyptus, this bomb will offer a burst of invigoration and opening to the sinuses. Created to open passageways when allergies, cold/flu season, or just overall lethargy or ‘heaviness’ bog you down.

INGREDIENTS: baking soda, citric acid, Epsom salt, non-GMO cornstarch, cream of tartar, witch hazel, fractionated coconut oil, local hemp-derived cannabidiol isolate, organic colorant, blend of essential Oils, herbs, gemstone, flower essences, love!

SURRENDER

flow & be free

VITAL SURRENDER bomb is their go-to after a long day/week/year…. It’s intention is to help you unwind & relax. The dose of CBD, combined with relaxing essential oils, can help bring a bit of ease and letting-go. Allow the flower essences, blue hydrangea & clear quartz to wash away stress, and ease the mind.

INGREDIENTS: baking soda, citric acid, Epsom salt, non-GMO cornstarch, cream of tartar, witch hazel, fractionated coconut oil, local hemp-derived cannabidiol isolate, organic colorant, blend of essential Oils, herbs, gemstone, flower essences, love

VITAL IS DEDICATED TO CHANGING YOUR EVERYDAY ROUTINE
INTO A HEALING EXPERIENCE BY:

  • Infusing the knowledge & background of herbal medicine & hemp into VITAL products
  • Utilizing organic and local ingredients whenever possible and even hand-picking some of the herbs VITAL uses in the products
  • Handcrafting VITAL items with love, in very small batches, no more than 16 at a time
  • Infusing each of VITAL products with flower essences, unique to any other bath bombs on the market, which may provide strong emotional body shifts
  • Utilizing CBD as a synergistic herb, rather than a standalone item, to maximize the healing intention of each product

VITAL can be a perfect gift for someone you care about, letting them know that you are thinking of them during the special time. Even you guys couldn’t meet up, but sending love is a great way to express your love. For more information about VITAL, you can check out https://vitalyouproducts.com/.

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Discover the Remarkable Skin-Rejuvenating Benefits of CBD!

Uplifting skincare brand Mantra Mask harnesses
one of nature’s most powerful ingredients in a new collection designed to enhance, restore, and revitalize 

Mantra Mask introduces all-new THC-free CBD sheet masks and eye gels, proudly made in the USA and specially formulated to achieve optimal absorption and incredible results for all skin types. Free of parabens, sulfates, and other harmful chemicals, “all-natural beauty meets inspiration” in the complete vegan, cruelty-freeMantra Mask skincare collection, designed to transform and uplift using the power of pure, high-quality ingredients. Now, experience the remarkably rejuvenating benefits of CBD – one of the primary non-psychoactive compounds found in the hemp plant – in a new Pore Refining Mask, Marine Hydration Mask, and nourishing Coconut Eye Gels.

New Hemp CBD Pore Refining Facial Sheet Mask powerfully cleanses, detoxifies, softens, and brightens for immediate skin radiance. Broad-spectrum, THC-free CBD (30mg) restores skin’s natural glow, reducing inflammation and delivering gentle detoxification. Red Clover and Pomegranate extracts, along with Colloidal oatmeal, COQ10, Alpha Lipoic acid, and Vitamin C, help remove dead skin cells and combat daily environmental damage. Turmeric and Bearberry extracts smooth and clarify. Ginger Mint, Aloe Vera, and Tahitian Gardenia soothe and refresh. Birchwood Bark and Witch Hazel extracts work with Bentonite clay to cleanse and purify. Prickly Pear and other natural fruit enzymes brighten, while a combination of green, white, and black tea extracts refine pores. 

The antioxidant-rich Hemp CBD Marine Hydration Facial Sheet Mask works to tighten, moisturize, and rehydrate with the tantalizing aromas of Gardenia and coconut. Luxurious Tahitian Sea minerals offer essential antioxidants to condition and rejuvenate. High in protein, essential fatty acids, and vitamins, Spirulina Algae works to gently smooth and hydrate dry, damaged skin. California Sea Kelp and Dead Sea salts fortify cells and restore moisture. Wakame Seaweed gently draws out impurities while delivering beneficial nutrients. Broad-spectrum, THC-free CBD (30mg) detoxifies and minimizes oil while naturally reducing redness and irritation for a more even-toned complexion (also available in 60mg professional-grade).

Formulated for all skin types, new Hemp CBD Coconut Eye Gels feature natural, non-toxic nano encapsulated CBD (30mg) which penetrates deeply to minimize dark circles, puffiness, and wrinkles. Fast-acting Rye Seed extract, Vitamin K, and Rice Peptides nourish skin and improve elasticity. Pomegranate, Green Tea and Aloe rejuvenate and purify, restoring vitality and waking up tired eyes.

Experience the powerful, skin-renewing benefits of all-natural CBD in Mantra Mask’s new Hemp CBD Pore Refining Facial Sheet Mask ($15), Hemp CBD Marine Hydration Facial Sheet Mask ($15) – also available in professional-grade edition with 60mg broad-spectrum CBD – and Hemp CBD Coconut Eye Gels ($45 for pack of 9), available exclusively at MantraMask.com. Plus, keep skin looking its best year-round with a convenient Mantra Mask Monthly Subscription (just $55 for 5 targeted sheet masks).

About Mantra Mask:

Founded by skincare expert Kim Wellen, Mantra Mask makes natural, high quality skincare accessible and affordable for all. One of the first to bring sheet masks to the market, the company harnesses the power of naturally-derived vitamins and herbal botanicals in a convenient, easy-to-use beauty maskMantra Mask is formulated without parabens, sulfates, dyes and other harmful chemicals by Dr. Hal H. Simeroth, Ph.D. Known for advancing the skincare industry over the past four decades, Dr. Simeroth adds his scientific expertise to Wellen’s powerfully positive spirit, resulting in a dynamic team committed to natural skincare for all.

Visit MantraMask.com to learn more, shop and subscribe for email product updates and promotions. Follow on Instagram @MantraMask for updates, chances to score free products and tips for living a beautiful life.

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Swedencare Introduces Mini Dental Dog Bones with the Proven Oral Care Benefits of the ProDen PlaqueOff® System

Toy and small dog breeds can now more easily enjoy the proven dental health benefits of the ProDen PlaqueOff® system. Formulated specifically for smaller dogs, the new Mini Dental Dog Bones from SwedencareUSA are the only dog chews available on the market to offer this system. They made their official public debut at the 2019 SuperZoo trade show. Slated for August 20–22, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada, SuperZoo is the most-attended pet industry trade show in North America. According to Mercola’s Healthy Pets site ,“It’s imperative that you match the size of the bone or chew with the personality, size and health of your dog.” In the article, Dr. Karen Shaw Becker stresses, “Two important questions dog parents should ask before offering their pet a bone or chew are: 1) Is it nontoxic, and 2) Is it a good fit for my dog?

The new Mini Dental Dog Bones from SwedencareUSA provide a resounding yes to both questions for toy and small breed canine owners. Designed specifically with smaller breeds in mind, the mini bones are shorter and skinnier than the Original version with all the same proven ProDen PlaqueOff® dental benefits of their predecessor.

This extension of the Swedencare Dental Bones line helps clean teeth, reduce tartar and freshen breath. The American Kennel Club says that “one of the most commonly recognized health issues of small breeds is dental disease.” The combination of relatively large teeth and small mouths in such breeds “results in very crowded conditions that lead to dental disease.”

The only dental chew on the market today with the proven PlaqueOff® System, Swedencare Mini Dental Dog Bones offer extended dental benefits to the breeds that need them most. They scrub away plaque and tartar then help keep teeth clean and freshen doggie breath.

The new mini bones are available in two dog-tempting flavors: Vegetable Fusion and Vegetable Fusion & Blueberry. Both flavors are made from natural sea kelp with vegan probiotics. They are also grain free and gluten free as well as naturally rich in Omega fatty acids. VCA (formerly known as Veterinary Centers of America) says such fatty acids can reduce shedding, promote growth of the undercoat, reduce tendencies to inflammation and help resolve inflammation.

About SwedencareUSA, Inc.

Founded in 2005, SwedencareUSA is the U.S. and Canadian distributor of ProDen PlaqueOff®, an oral healthcare product developed in Sweden. Following trials, PlaqueOff® has become the premier dental product for participants’ pets. The company’s business expansion has led to the inclusion of PlaqueOff Dental Care Bones, which incorporate PlaqueOff’s incomparable plaque- and tartar-fighting ability into tasty treats. SwedencareUSA prides itself on the quality of its products and its friendly and fast service to customers. For more information on the company and its product, please visit http://swedencareusa.com/.

 

 

 

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How to Make Your Pet Feel Secure and Safe During the Up’s and Down’s of Anxious Times

Times of transition and change can have a detrimental impact on an animal’s physical and emotional well-being if progressing stress is left unaddressed. But, thankfully, there are ways to settle and soothe stressed out dogs and cats and provide increased security during seasons of change (or, to continually protect and promote canine and feline well-being no matter what season you’re in).

Thanks to technology there are now a number of ways to track your pet’s behavior from anywhere / to determine if there are warning signs that your animal is experiencing stress and/or a health problem. Today’s animal behavior monitors can detect problems with sleep, excess barking, and itching and shaking. All of these being signs that something may be wrong with your pet. Most trackers can simply be worn on your pet’s collar and offer insightful data via a downloadable application.

Here are some ways to help soothe detected stress and anxiety in your pets.

By Certified Dog Trainer Mikkel Becker in collaboration
with Sure Petcare Technology Products

Security boosting scents:

Soothing scents can be incorporated into the animal’s environment to provide calming reassurance. Lavender and chamomile are better known scents for their ability to soothe animals when stressed. But, other scents have also shown potential to calm anxious dogs; including valerian, vanilla, coconut and ginger.

Calming Acoustics:

The acoustical environment has a direct impact upon an animal’s emotional state.Minimize the outside noise and offer calming acoustical elements in your home environment by adding in both white noise and calming acoustical options for your pet.

Certain sounds offer calming reassurance to animal hearers. Calming music options can include species specific music (set to the beat of the species’ resting heart rate), reggae, soft rock, and classical music.

The white noise in and of itself can lessen the surprise of sudden noises and help to dampen other noises that may seep into your pet’s environment and be cause for concern. Common white noise options include a quiet fan, a fountain, or a white noise machine. And, when used in combination with calming music or audiobooks, they can help to further minimize outside audio input and offer a calming element during any lulls in the audiobook or music.

Pheromones:

Synthetic versions of dog and cat, species specific pheromones send signals of well-being to the canine or feline recipients. Spritzing and regularly refreshing pheromone sprays in areas where the dog or cat rests, or placing pheromone diffusers in rooms where the animal regularly resides, provides calming, noninvasive reassurance to the dog or cat.

Setup a Safe Space:

Just as you may have a special area where you go to getaway and relax (like your recliner, the porch swing, your bedroom or the bathtub), so too do dogs and cats benefit from having a designated space to go to when they want to retreat and relax. Animals also need their own space and time, especially if they’re overwhelmed by surrounding situations, like an overly rambunctious animal housemate or overly eager child.

Offering cats high spaces to get up and out of the way and seek a high vantage point from which to survey their surroundings and to escape when wanting to retreat and rest. And, the more cats, the more high spaces and resources should be offered throughout the home (more litter boxes, feeding areas, water bowls or pet fountains, additional toys and resting areas) to reduce need for competition and offer each pet their own sanctuary space.

Other happy hideaway locations for the pet to get away when needed may include a crate, a certain piece of furniture or a gated off area or room. Ideally, allow the animal free access in and out of the area when possible to allow for easy entry and exit and provide the important element of choice.

In a multi-pet home, use of feeders that are specific to each pet and ideally located in their safe space manages mealtime chaos and furthers positive familiarity and comfort associated with the animal’s happy hideaway retreat space.

Create a calming routine:

Consistency for what the dog or cat can expect out of their day by establishing given schedules and routines is key to calming the dog or cat. And, even during unstructured times, such as the COVID-19 crisis or during holiday or school breaks, keeping consistency in interactions and daily care is essential for the dog or cat’s wellbeing. Cats in particular are especially sensitive to shifts in daily routines and rely upon regularity in what to predict out of their day in order to better keep calm. So, even when lacking a normal schedule, incorporating a regular routine into each day offers calming reassurance about what the animal can generally expect.

Monitor progress:

Note that anytime a dog or cat has a concerning change in behavior, it’s important to address the change with ongoing oversight from your pet’s vet. The difference in behavior or seeming distress a dog or cat is experiencing may be related to their health, as underlying illness, pain and other imbalances manifest first as a change in behavior.

One way to keep tabs on your dog or cat’s normal behavior, and attending to any change that may indicate concern, is to have a general baseline for the activity and behavior of your dog or cat. Animal activity monitors are one such way to track your pet’s behavior and have a physical record you can refer back to, as well as use for comparison and reference by your pet’s vet.

For instance, activity trackers that monitor important indicators like ‘barking bouts’ and ‘shaking’, which both are indicators related to underlying anxiety, are important ways to monitor the level of stress the dog may be experiencing. Such information can be invaluable in pointing out a problem and providing a baseline to go from when addressing an issue to see what treatments are providing positive progress and helping the pet.

Consider what you’re communicating to your pet:

Lastly, remember that concern is contagious. And, by taking care of your own emotional well-being, you are by extension better able to provide calm reassurance to your dog or cat.

Just because our dogs and cats don’t fully comprehend what we say verbally about what we’re going through, it doesn’t mean they’re disconnected to what we’re feeling. Instead, it’s quite opposite. Many dogs and cats are so intimately connected and emotionally attuned to their humans, that they’re able to pickup on even subtle signs of stress or changes in behavior that fellow human family members may miss.

Dogs and cats understand the unspoken messages; perceiving emotional signals we likely aren’t even aware that we’re giving off. Indicators animals clue in on for emotional meaning include human facial expressions, body language, the pitch, tone and delivery of verbal messages, and chemical messaging and body odors produced by the human body when under stress.

Being aware of our own emotional state and engaging in well-being practices, like exercise, adequate rest, deep breathing and meditation, can help to keep our own bodies in a state of calm, and by extension, offer reassurance to our dogs and cats.

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