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Company Spotlight: heywell



heywell is a modern wellness company making wellness products for real life. We make delicious ready-to-drink sparkling beverages to help you meet life's demands. Made with vitamins, adaptogens, herbs, super berries and organic caffeine to help when you want a little energy, immunity, focus or to help manage stress. Low in calories and sugar, they help make wellness more simple and accessible for everyone, every day.

We want to be well. In the modern sense. Wellness with a capital W. We want to do things that are good for our bodies and our minds. We love wellness routines and rituals that help make us feel healthier. But, wow, doesn't it feel hard sometimes? Or out of reach? From our Instagram and news feeds to our grocery stores and workplaces, we're surrounded by suggestions on how to be Well. And while some people seem to have found ways to make a Well Lifestyle work for them, we often found ourselves disconnected and disappointed. Time, money and the stress created by the demands of REAL life are preventing us from living our best WELL life. That 10 step nightly beauty routine, #selfcaresunday, mushroom coffee (!!).....it can be too much! Wellness aspiration has left us feeling stressed-out and left-out. We found ourselves asking: Why aren't there products helping us breakdown barriers to wellness instead of adding to them? Why can't our wellness routines come without the pressure? Why can't things be simpler?

We think staying on a wellness journey means redefining the path to wellness. Our version prioritizes balance, supportive friends and a good sense of humor. We believe in embracing the little steps, and finding smart, healthy shortcuts. High fives for the days you have time for your wellness routines and rituals. We’re here for the days you don’t or the moments you want a little extra help.


energy + immunity

For moments when you want a little extra pep. Grapefruit is tart and refreshing, perfect for kicking off your day.


energy + focus

For moments when you want your A game. Strawberry lemon is tart and sweet, perfect for an afternoon pick-me up


calm + restore

For moments when you want a little TLC. Blackberry ginger is sweet and subtly spicy, a perfect way to wind down.


our ingredients

heywell is made with vitamins, adaptogens, herbs, super berries and organic caffeine to help when you want a little energy, immunity, focus or to help manage stress.
Adaptogens are powerful types of plants that have adapted to growing in stressful conditions. Plants can’t move, so they adapt to their environment…in the same way, adaptogens can also help us adapt and increase our resilience to stress.
We believe being good for you should still taste delicious. Low in sugar and calories, our drinks are refreshing and a perfect balance of tart and sweet.

A gooseberry rich in natural vitamin C.

An antioxidant super berry that helps de-stress, sustains energy and concentration.

An herb that is most well known for its restorative and rejuvenating benefits. Especially good for occasional stress.

An amino acid naturally found in green tea that provides a sense of tranquility and sharpens your focus when paired with caffeine.



About heywell

There is nothing better than feeling well. But getting there often feels like it requires you to be super human. We’re not. We’re just us. We want to be well, but our way. In a way that fits into our lifestyle. Nothing crazy, just a little better. We are friends with backgrounds in marketing, innovation and product development. We left our corporate jobs to create heywell. Our mission is to help break-down barriers in wellness. Our version of wellness prioritizes balance, supportive friends and a good sense of humor. We believe in embracing the little steps and finding smart, healthy shortcuts. Here’s to living heywell.


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Industry News: Braxton Brewing Co. and Graeter’s Ice Cream Re-Launch the Stuff Dreams Are Made Of



COVINGTON,KY (January 22nd, 2019) - Braxton Brewing Co. announces the relaunch of its highly-anticipated Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout. The one-of-a-kind Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout is a creatively crafted beverage, inspired by one of Graeter’s oldest traditional flavors, Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip. With Graeter’s exclusive black raspberry puree, Braxton Brewing Co. brings beer drinkers a dark brew with notes of roasted barley and a creamy texture.

To help celebrate the relaunch of the Milk Stout, Graeter’s will create a limited edition Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Doughnut, available daily only at Braxton Brewing Co.’s taproom and select Graeter’s bakery locations

Bringing Graeter’s and Braxton Brewing Co. fans together with one unique adult beverage, the Milk Stout is a taste of Cincinnati. During the 2019 launch weekend, visitors to Braxton’s taproom can also enjoy a series of celebrations:


  • Specialty Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Doughnuts, highlighting Doughnut Friday
  • Live music in the taproom from Tracy Walker


  • Live music from in the taproom from Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle


  • Build-your-own Sundae Bar, kicking off Graeter’s Family Sunday’s


Consumers can visit Braxton Brewing Co.’s taprooms to try the Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout, as well as find cans in Kroger-area stores throughout Northern Kentucky, Columbus, Cleveland, Dayton and Cincinnati for a limited time. The Milk Stout will be available on tap in Braxton taprooms beginning Friday, February 1, followed by cans becoming available at area Kroger markets beginning the week of February 4.







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Crowdfunding Spotlight: Feel in the zone with Kalm & ON!



Manage stress AND energy with this patented, proven beverage with a unique combination of five natural herbs.

Here’s The Story
Life can be stressful. It always has been, and it always will be. The challenge is simply how we choose to manage it.

Kalm & ON represents one of the most exciting and innovative breakthroughs in the field of stress AND energy management.

What’s Kalm & ON? It’s a patented blend of natural herbal ingredients combined to help relax stress and anxiety (The ‘KALM') while restoring one’s steady, sustained energy & focus (The ‘ON'). Unlike the ‘spike & crash of caffeine-based energy shots, Kalm & ON has been praised by past customers as delivering its soothing and restorative benefits without any adverse, jittery side effects.

From working moms, to business professionals, to college students, there's a genuine need in the marketplace for a product that can gently provide stress relief along with a sense of calm, functional, focused energy. In fact, a recent USA Today article stated that 63% of workers report "they have high levels of stress... with extreme fatigue and feeling out of control."



Our noticeably effective, fast-acting natural herbal formula was originally developed by a team of Swedish scientists, along with company founder, Ron Sosenko. Over time and many iterations, we perfected our extraction methods and precise blending ratios to develop our patented formula, which we named Koppla, from the Swedish koppla-av, which means "to relax." Using that formula as our base, we then created Kalm & ON.

One of the first questions people ask us is, "Is Kalm & ON an energy drink?" Scientifically speaking Kalm & ON is considered an adaptogenic beverage -- meaning it helps the body adapt to stress by restoring a balanced flow of oxygen and blood throughout the body. The result is a refreshing sense of being both calm and on at the same time -- something no energy drink on the market can do... A better choice of the type of energy we all need.

The quality of our herbal ingredients used is just as important as the actual blend of herbs that make up our formula. Unlike 99% of all herbs harvested for commercial applications that are essentially used for flavors and fragrances, Kalm & ON uses only PREMIUM and SUPERIOR grade herbs, which are cultivated to ensure their maximum therapeutic value. This is in contrast to the 99% of all herbs that are harvested today for commercial purposes that are rated standard or even substandard.




So What Brings Us To Kickstarter?

Through a successful test-market sampling campaign in major retail outlets, we carefully cultivated a dedicated group of consumers who quickly became repeat customers. In fact, many of them were generous enough to tell us how our patented formula helped them get through their stressful days. Knowing we had a product that works consistently, we realized we were ready to move on to the next stage.

Following a successful campaign here, our plan is to focus our efforts on direct online sales via various channels, with brick-and-mortar retail to follow. The $50,000 we’re raising will allow us to fulfill the preorders, while building enough inventory to launch online sales through www.kalm-on.com.




Kalm & ON Nutritional Information






Risks and challenges

Possible supply chain issues – While the Kalm & ON products have been produced without incidence in the past, we have a new relationship with the flavor house and other ingredient suppliers. We have done our best to mitigate these risks by adding Skip Rosskam and Phil Parisi to the team as Chairman and Director. Both of these individuals were key players at David Michael Company the flavor supplier that helped Ron commercialize the Kalm & ON formula and as such are uniquely qualified to help us overcome any unforeseen issues that arise.

Ron has tried this before, why is he going to succeed now? – As an entrepreneur and guerrilla marketer he had some success but did not have the team in place to convert that localized success into a real business. Now he does. In addition to adding Skip and Phil to the team he has added Sheldon Roesch an experienced beverage marketer and alumnus of PepsiCo, Charles Albanese a highly qualified CFO and Janet Loeffler whose entrepreneurial experience make her ideally suited to building and running our fulfillment operation. Finally, the growth of the direct to consumer model via the internet and all its channels allows us to protect margins and direct those funds to customer procurement. That effort will be led by True North Brand Group, a team of specialists in all the disciplines necessary to execute the direct to consumer model.

Funding for growth – While we expect our business to grow profitably, growth requires capital. We need to be constantly working on attracting capital and partners who can help us fund that growth while maintaining management control. Most of the management team is  networked with people of financial means who are waiting for evidence of current demand for Kalm & ON to invest. This campaign will help us make that case.




Visit www.kalm-on.com

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Industry News: Braxton Brewing Co. and Graeter’s Ice Cream’s Collaborative Milk Stout Makes Its Much Anticipated Encore



Limited Edition Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout Re-Launches with a New and Improved Recipe for Craft Food and Beverage Lovers

CINCINNATI, OH – Braxton Brewing Co., a local brewing company, and Graeter’s Ice Cream, a 147-year-old, family owned craft ice cream company, will re-launch the Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout that began their partnership. This Braxton Brewing Co. flavor brings beer drinkers an adult-friendly beverage reminiscent of Graeter’s signature Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. New changes have been made to the recipe, adding more pure black raspberry puree to the beer. Also, for the first time, the brew will be available in Columbus and Nashville.

The unique milk stout will once again be available starting in early February at Cincinnati, Dayton, Lexington, Louisville, Nashville and Columbus-area Kroger markets for a limited time. It will be introduced at a Tapping Party on February 3rd at Braxton Brewing Co.’s Covington Taproom whereby the community will be invited to celebrate its re-launch.

The Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout is a creatively crafted beverage inspired by one of Graeter’s oldest traditional flavors. Based on feedback from customers last year, the brewery has infused even more of Graeter’s proprietary pure Black Raspberry purée. Braxton Brewing Co. also changed the character of roasted malt to give it a more crisp flavor profile that is distinctively Graeter’s. Using Graeter’s exclusive black raspberry puree, Braxton Brewing Co. crafted this one-of-a-kind milk stout, a dark brew with notes of roasted barley and a creamy texture. This sweet treat will only be available for purchase for a limited time.

"It’s great to be able to work once again with this beloved local Cincinnati craft brand that puts as high an emphasis on authenticity as we do," said Jake Rouse, Co-Founder and CEO. "We hand-crafted a new recipe to ensure that we released a beer we know craft food and beer lovers will appreciate, and the new Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout recipe does just that."

“We’re excited to once again partner with Braxton Brewing Co. to release a milk stout that truly speaks to craft food and drink lovers,” shares Robert Graeter, 4th generation co-owner and Chief of Quality Assurance at Graeter’s Ice Cream. “Both Braxton Brewing Co. and Graeter’s are dedicated to the art of our craft brands, and the re-launch of the Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout is a reflection of that.”

This collaboration between Graeter’s Ice Cream and the Braxton Brewing Co. is preceded by 2017’s launch of Graeter’s Stout & Pretzels Ice Cream. Consumers can celebrate the re-launch of Braxton Brewing Co.’s Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout at a Tapping Party at the Braxton Brewing Co. Taproom on Saturday, February 3.


About Graeter’s
Graeter’s Ice Cream produces craft ice cream using the small batch, artisanal, French Pot process, dating back over a century. Graeter’s has won the hearts of ice cream enthusiasts across the country as well as the respect of the nation’s most influential foodies. Winner of the 2015 Munchie Award for best ice cream in the United States, and publicly recognized by celebrities, People Magazine and local magazines as the city’s “best ice cream”, the Cincinnati-based company remains family-owned and operated and continues to handcraft ice cream 2½ gallons at a time. Today, Graeter’s has more than 50 retail stores and ship over 300,000 pints annually for online mail order sales. Graeter’s can also be found in more than 6,000 grocery stores in 46 states. Visit www.graeters.com for more information.








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Supplement Spotlight: Red Ace Organic Beets & Greens Shots



Get long lasting energy and the cleansing and detoxification of greens.


logo_smal100% USDA certified organic
logo_smaltwelve (12) 2 fl oz. (60ml) bottles

logo_smalOver 2 beets packed into each bottle for natural energy the whole day



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About the company

Backed by science and enhanced by breakthrough technology, Red Ace has created a nitric oxide potent organic beet juice shot that banks on the conversion of dietary nitrates into nitric oxide. Each two-ounce glass bottle of Red Ace contains three organic beets, making it extremely high in natural nitrates, and a quick and easy way to acquire all the performance, health and nutritional benefits of the superfood.

With only 100% organic beet juice concentrate, organic lemon juice and organic flavors, Red Ace offers one of the most delicious and refreshing options on the market. Drinking just one two-ounce bottle of Red Ace daily increases stamina, improves circulation, and supports cardiovascular wellness.



Company: Red Ace
Brand: Organic Beets & Greens Shots
Origin: US
Category: Supplement
Packaging: 2 fl oz.
Claims: 100% USDA certified organic, 2 beets packed into each bottle.
Variants: View Full Range Here
Price: 12-pack $45.00
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: http://redaceorganics.com/



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Supplement Spotlight: The Honest Co. Immunity Plus



Made with high quality sources of Vitamin C, Zinc, Vitamin D3, B-vitamins, and organic botanicals to help support a healthy immune system from kids to parents alike!* Delicious food or drink mix is great for the whole family.




  • Vitamins + Zinc + Botanicals. Help support a healthy immune system for the whole family with the power of immune system supporting vitamins, Zinc, and organic botanicals.*
  • Honestly Wholesome Nutrition. Formulated with Echinacea, Elderberry, Acerola Cherry, natural flavors, natural cane sugar, and no GMOs.
  • Natural Flavors. Wholesome meets yumminess with the delicious Wild Berry flavor.
  • Safe and Effective. Thoughtfully formulated with premium, high quality ingredients at scientifically supported levels to create a safe supplement to support a healthy immune system.*
  • Family Pack. Easy for the whole family — mom, dad, or kid — these pre-measured packets mix with foods and liquids for great tasting, immune system support for each member of the family.*
  • Convenient Packaging. Packets ensure optimal freshness and are perfect for on-the-go days when health shouldn’t compromise the task at hand.
  • Doctor and Dietitian Reviewed. We rely on our team of practicing doctors and health experts to deliver an optimal formulation using only the highest quality ingredients.
  • More than 4x Daily Value Vitamin C • Zinc • Echinacea • Vitamin D3 • Vitamin B12 • Vitamin B6 • Blend of Organic Elderberry and Organic Ginger • Natural Flavors



made without: soy, gluten, yeast, wheat, casein, sodium, dairy, eggs, shellfish, artificial sweeteners, HFCS, artificial flavors, artificial colors, starch, or preservatives






Ages 4-14 years old, one (1) packet daily.
Ages 14 and up, two (2) packets daily. Mix with food or liquids and stir or shake well. Do not mix with hot food or drink. Do not exceed suggested use.

Store in a cool, dry place. Keep out of reach of children.



About the company

Jessica Alba is a Golden Globe-nominated actress whose career includes roles in films such as "Fantastic Four" and "Little Fockers," as well as television series like "Dark Angel," "The Office" and "Entourage."

The California native comes from modest beginnings, and never lost her zeal to share her good fortune with others. She is actively involved with charities such as Safer Chemicals Healthy Families, ONE, Habitat for Humanity, Project HOME and more.

But, there is one role she enjoys above all others: Mom. "Being a mom is the most profound experience I've ever had," she says.

As a mother of young daughters (4-year-old Honor and newborn Haven), Jessica admits she feels an intense responsibility to give her children the best possible start.

"When I became a mom, I finally became the person I am, that I always should have been," she says. "It's the most satisfying job in the world. But, it can also be overwhelming and confusing. I created The Honest Company to help moms and to give all children a better, safer start."



Company: The Honest Co.
Brand: Immunity Plus
Origin: US
Category: Supplements
Packaging: 25 packets (113.4g)
Claims: More than 4x daily value Vitamin C + Vitamin D3.
Variants: View Full Range Here
Price: $19.95
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: https://www.honest.com/






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Company Spotlight: Truly Spiked & Sparkling





Colima Lime

Truly Spiked & Sparkling Colima Lime has a slight tartness with a crisp but subtle sweetness.



Grapefruit & Pomelo

Truly Spiked & Sparkling Grapefruit & Pomelo has a sweet, fresh aroma with slightly sweet and tangy notes.




Truly Spiked & Sparkling Pomegranate is clean, crisp and refreshing with a hint of this fruity juice.





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Energy Spotlight: Stealth Berry Protein Energy Gel



  • 20g of protein with 2g of added leucine.
  • Probably the easiest, most convenient way to consume 20g of protein.
  • Fast absorbing protein hydrolysate to spike plasma amino acid levels.
  • Great Cherry/Berry flavour full of natural phytonutrients from berries and olive extracts.
  • Keep handy and consume whenever a protein boost is required.



Directions for use

Can be consumed throughout the day when protein requirements are high.  Not suitable for children, pregnant or lactating women. Do not consume more than 4 sachets per day; always follow a balanced diet and keep hydrated. Store in cool dry place.


Nutritional Information

Per 100ml/60ml serving. Energy 821kj 194kcal/494kj 117kcal. Fat 4.1g/2.4g of which saturates 0g/0g. Carbohydrate 6.2g/3.7g of which sugars 0.2g/0.1g. Fibre 4.3g/2.6g. Protein 33g/20g. Salt 0.06/0.04g. RDA: Vitamins C:328mg/97mg (246%). B6: 2.3mg/1.4mg (100%).



Water, Protein blend (Collagen protein hydrolysate (FROM FISH), L-Leucine L-Tryptophan). Stabilisers (Gum Arabic, Xanthan gum, Guar gum.  Lecithin (FROM SOYA)).Flax oil (high in Omega 3, 6 & 9). Acidity regulators (Citric acid, Malic acid. Sodium citrate). Olive extract (high in Hydroxytyrosol). Natural flavouring. Vitamins (Ascorbic acid. Ascorbyl palmitate, vitamin B6). Elderberry extract. Calcium lactate. Perservatives (Sodium benzoate. Potassium sorbate). Sweeteners (Stevia, Sucralose. Acesulpham K). ALLERGEN INFORMATION - CONTAINS FISH PROTEIN & SOYA LECITHIN



About the company

Secret Training is the brainchild of European Champion Track Cyclist, Tim Lawson. An elite masters athlete, with over twenty years’ experience in developing the best sports nutrition products, working with athletes from beginners, right up to Olympic medalists and Pro Tour winners.

Produced with a clear purpose to look after your personal care and nutrition, drilled down to the fundamental need of each of these products and using appropriate technology to provide effective race day solutions, prioritising the health and performance of the athlete. Developed and tested with highspeed track cyclists, in the mud of the world cup cyclo-cross circuit and on endurance rides, Secret Training was born.



Company:  Secret Training
Brand:  Stealth Berry Protein Energy Gel
Origin: UK
Category:  Energy
Packaging:  60ml
Claims:  20g of protein per serving.
Variants: View Range Here
Price:  £2.50 each
Where to Buy: UK, Buy Online
Website:  http://www.secret-training.cc/





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Company Spotlight: MANA Meal Replacement



Designed for life.

Saving time, money and effort. Optimized to make your life better.


  • Animal-free
  • GMO-free
  • Lactose-free
  • 1 year shelf life
  • Nut-free
  • Lab tested



MANA is designed based on certified and transparent lab analyzes of each ingredient to meet all required values that human body needs as recommended by EFSA (European Food Safety Authority).

Our priority is to produce the most advanced, universal and low-allergenic food that is manufactured, packaged and transported with minimum environmental impact.



Precisely selected ingredients.

Results from certified lab tests are necessary key to perfectly balanced and nutritious food.


Algal oil

life’sOmega™ algal oil is a nutritional oil derived from the marine alga, Schizochytrium sp., a rich source of Omega-3 docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) with rosemary extract (flavoring).

Soy protein

We use the highest quality soy protein made from breeded and genetically NON-modified (GMO free) soy. During the production process potentially undesirable substances, such as phytoestrogens are removed.


Milled whole grain oats from European fields make nutritious flour, rich in valuable carbohydrates, protein, dietary fiber, unsaturated fat, minerals, vitamins an many more nutrients.

Dietary fiber

Main sources of dietary fiber is oat and psyllium husk, which contain both soluble and insoluble fiber in proper proportions. Psyllium is widely recognised as best source of dietary fiber.


Freshwater alga Chlorella vulgaris is a kind of unconventional source of food with a unique ratio between carbohydrate, fat and protein. It contains more than 51% Protein, 9% Fat, 8% Dietary fiber and 10% Carbohydrates in its total weight.


The body's own substance supporting the regulation of catabolic hormone, which boosts anti-catabolic and anabolic processes. It helps to speed up recovery and protects muscle mass from degradation. In the case of sportsmen it enhances the breakdown of fat.


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Supplement Spotlight: Joylent Wake Up



Your morning routine reduced to only chugging some cappuccino flavored Joylent. Talk about efficiency!

We've added 200 milligrams of the purest caffeine to this version of Joylent. And, exactly one serving per bag results in even less hassle early in the morning.



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About the company

everyone loves good food
but sometimes you want to save time, money or effort
so you can enjoy other things
for these moments there is: Joylent.

Joylent is a powder
that you add to water
to make a meal
that has all the nutrients you need.



Company: Joylent
Brand: Wake Up
Slogan: All nutrients in a tasty shake
Origin: UK
Category: Supplement
Packaging: Coming soon
Claims: 200 milligrams of pure caffeine.
Variants: View product range here
Price: Monthly subscriptions from 37.5 to 198
Where to Buy: UK, Buy Online
Website: https://www.joylent.eu/



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