Monday, December 21, 2015

Amazon Compensated/Subsidized Reviews

"Hi there,
We use quite a few supplements and nootropics and I noticed you don't have any reviews on your magnesium l-threonate. Would you be interested in providing me a sample (of that one and/or any others you'd like) in exchange for an honest review?
Thanks,
XXXXX"

"Dear xxxxx,

Thank you for your email. The Mag Threonate is a new product hence the current dearth of reviews. It has always been very important to me that all reviews of my products (whether on Amazon or on my home website) are organically driven from full-price purchasers. You sound like an honest person who would write an objective review, however, as you know, reviews placed by compensated/subsidized reviewers are rampant on Amazon. I personally feel they are a fraud upon the consumer, therefore I choose not to participate in creating more of them.
Thanks for considering my point of view.
Kind Regards,
Pete"

That is self explanatory right? Am I the only one who is sick and tired of fake reviews? The easy way is to pay (subsidized/free-products) for reviews to try to drive clicks and sales. But it's wrong in my opinion because no matter what I'm told otherwise, I believe the review is compromised and not objective. Enough problems with shady players in this business no need to add more.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

2015 Recap = Changes!

To summarize and recap 2015 = Wow!

*Transitioned to 100% Relentless Improvement brand products.
*Added 9 new Relentless Improvement brand products. Now offering 32 items.
*Redesigned and streamlined the RI website.
*Transitioned to 100% Fulfillment By Amazon vs listed on Amazon and fulfilled in-house previously. Now Amazon Prime members get free shipping.
*Held the line on price increases in spite of increased input costs and much higher USPS shipping costs. 
*Transitioned to direct/in-page PayPal checkout process.
*Another year of sales growth!

In this holiday season (I'm a Winter Solstice celebrating fellow myself) I want to take the opportunity to publicly thank my many long-time, loyal, supportive customers as well as all the new ones: Thank you for your trust and support!

For 2016 expect more of the same fast order shipping, high product quality and purity, and more new products. Your support makes it possible.

All the best to you and yours, and may the best of luck come your way in 2016.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Hey Pete! What's in your daily nutritional supplement regimen?

Hey Pete! What's in your daily nutritional supplement regimen?

Funny you asked, I was just thinking of posting it up!

In all seriousness, I've personally switched things up a bit and wanted to share with you. Otherwise healthy and active mid-50's male, so this could be a good regimen for many of you as well. You know the FDA and FTC frowns on health claims, so do your own research on these or, if you're lazy and trust my research as a nutritional supplement business owner, just copycat me ;-)

Whenever possible I like to bring to market products I would want to take myself, and source and formulate them for maximum efficacy, not maximum profits. Therefore all the items listed below are Relentless Improvement brand. Doses are split AM/PM.

Here is a link to Relentless Improvement Nutritional Supplements All Products to save you from having to click on different links if you choose to place an order.

In no particular order:
EgCG - 2 capsules
Hydroxocobalamin B12 - 2 tabs
Lithium Orotate - 1 tabPM
Pterostilbene - 2 capsules
PQQ - 2 capsules
Vitamin K2 w both MK4 and MK7 - 3 capsules
ALCAR (Acetyl-l-Carnitine) 2 capsule AM, 1 PM.
Na-R-ALA R-Lipoic Acid - 2 capsules
Alpha-GPC - 2 capsules AM, 1 PM
Magnesium-l-Threonate - 1 AM
Active Hexose Correlated Compound - 4 capsules AM empty stomach
Carnosine Eye Drops - 2 drops in AM
Lutein and Zeaxanthin - 2 capsules

Remember, everyone is different biochemically and with different health needs. You might chose different products based on the specific health or condition "support" that fits your needs. I am also a believer in trying materials and if I don't like the subjective effects, I don't use them and vice versa. It takes time, effort and money to find and fine tune your own specific choices, but it's worth the effort!



Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Active Hexose Correlated Compound (also called "AHCC") Studied for HPV Supression/Eradication

Amazing study and ongoing research regarding Active Hexose Correlated Compound.

First: http://www.tmcnews.org/2014/12/unexpected-threat-hpv/

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Three patients showed complete eradication after stopping AHCC. Two have yet to complete their courses of AHCC, but have tested HPV negative. The remaining patients stopped taking AHCC before testing completely negative. The next step would be a Phase II double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial to confirm the early results of the pilot study.
The regimen they determined involves taking three grams of AHCC on an empty stomach once a day for up to five months. It’s a course of treatment Smith gladly shares.
“It’s definitely in the category of ‘it won’t hurt you,’” said Smith"

Phase II trials in progress: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02405533

"This is a phase II randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled, crossover trial. The primary outcome of this trial is achieving durable eradication persistent high risk HPV infection determined by HPV negative test results achieved while on active treatment with AHCC (Active Hexose Corellated Compound) and maintained for 6 month post supplementation and 12 months post completion of AHCC treatment compared to placebo."

Just a few months ago I introduced one of the most pure and potent Active Hexose Correlated Compound products available anywhere at a very cost-effective price.

"Compare this product to products using the "AHCC®" brand name material. Relentless Improvement brand Active Hexose Correlated Compound acetylated alpha-glucan content considerably exceeds that of AHCC® brand extract when compared mg to mg dose.

Relentless Improvement brand Active Hexose Correlated Compound. Polysaccharide content min 40%. Mushroom mycelia extract rich in acetylated alpha-glucans with content exceeding 25%, compare to popular selling products (AHCC® brand name) which are less than 18% α-glucan.

Water extraction process ensures no harmful residual solvents.

•GMO Free
•Pesticide Free
•Complies with vegetarian diets standard
•Does not contain any animal ingredients
•Contains NO Japanese content (no risk of radiation contamination)
•Contains NO candelilla wax.
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