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  • 3 Benefits of Using a Charcoal Sponge

    As many people know, I am a research “hacker”.  I find things that make my life easier and I share it with you.  In all things natural, this is my calling.  So some time ago, I told all my clients about my new discovery…which was on something that has been around for a while. Activated charcoal means the carbon is infused with oxygen and is prepared for human ingestion (in the case of poisoning or detox) and skincare products. This oxygenation creates a super porous surface, increasing its ability to absorb matter and toxins. Possibly the most absorbent cosmetic ingredient out there, activated charcoal is said to have the ability to absorb thousands of times its own weight.

    Say what???  Get out of town you neat thing you.  What does it do though?

    3 Benefits of Using a Charcoal Sponge:

    1. It removes impurities from your skin and improves the overall feeling and texture.  I love the way my charcoal sponge feels and it was weird at first…but I was so impressed with my skin texture.  It seemed so odd that it helped that fast!!
    2. It can aid in detoxing your body…which was why I looked it up in the first place.  I wanted to remove any build up of soap off my skin before using my products.  I like to put a wrap on fresh clean skin and this was the way to do it.
    3. It’s said to be anti-aging.  So activated charcoal is said to tighten pores and smooth the skin. It also reduces inflammation, which is significant in preventing premature aging.  All things i needed in my life.  So that was good enough for me to try a few of the products with charcoal.

    Here are a few things you can try and let me know what you think!

    The Sponge I used is this one:


    Apparently, this is The BEST Dead Sea Mask:


    And I want to try this face sponge as well:


    Lastly, everyone knows I am a nut for some tea tree oil as well so oohh-ahh:


  • PS: Greens…probiotic, detoxifying alkalizer


    In this Product Spotlight of the Greens and Greens on the Go, I’ll cover the official It Works! product description, as well as my personal experience with the product.

    Before we get to the official description, I’ll mention that the formulation of Greens on the Go is the same as that of the Greens. One serving of the Greens is simply prepackaged onto little portable sleeves to make it easy to take them with you…to work, to restaurants, on trips, etc. So, when I refer to the the formulation and benefits of the Greens, it also applies to Greens on the Go.

    The official It Works! description

    • Detoxify, energize, and promote pH balance* within the body
    • Acidity-fighting magnesium and potassium blend
    • Cutting-edge probiotic** support for digestive health
    • 38 herbs and nutrient-rich superfoods
    • 8+ servings of fruits and vegetables in every serving
    • Free radical-fighting antioxidants***
    So what does that mean and does it work? Well we’ll leave the does it work for testimonials, some personal ones below, and some others on this site as we get them.  As far as what it does, well, in a nutshell, it’s a great product for overall health. Our bodies function better and fight off disease and infection better when they aren’t acidic, which is where the pH-balancing comes in. The antioxidants in the 8+ servings of 38 herbs, fruits, and vegetables aid in making us healthy.

    Personal Experience with Greens

    The following is based on my family’s use of the Greens. It is not the official word from It Works!. It is just my opinion and observation of results that we have experienced.
    My older daughter has mild to moderate seasonal allergies. She has been taking OTC allergy meds for a number of years from spring through fall. Of course, those meds don’t completely eliminate the sniffling, sneezing, and watery, red eyes, but when she is also taking the Greens daily, these symptoms are lessened to nearly gone.
    My wife used to get ill multiple times a year, mostly colds. Since she’s been taking the greens almost daily, she hasn’t been ill…in over a year. Any time she feels like something is trying to get her, she takes an extra dose and by the next day, she’s fine. She also gets the energy boost that the official description mentions.
    Our younger daughter also takes the Greens at the onset of a cold (which isn’t as infrequent as we’d like, but she is in middle school) and is usually able to shake it overnight.
    How do we use the Greens?  I occasionally dump a scoop or so into a meal I’m cooking for that boost of “green stuff” that most of us don’t get enough of daily. We make Greens smoothies. I mix the Greens with ProFit (another It Works! product) for a tasty post-workout drink.  We all also frequently mix a scoop or two into our water bottles that we take along when exercising…it provides a little flavor and helps with fighting the free radicals released during oxidation associated with exercise.

    Best Used Daily

    Boiled down, this is really 38 herbs, fruits, and vegetables turned into powder so it can be easily mixed into liquids and it’s one product we always have on hand and use pretty much daily because who really gets their daily recommended dosage of vitamins and minerals by eating actual fruits and veggies?
    pH-balance in the body plays a role in reducing the instance and seriousness of illness.
    probiotics** help food move through your gut by balancing the amounts of good and bad bacteria which has numerous benefits for gastrointestinal health among other things.
    antioxidants*** help prevent cell damage and destruction that occurs when oxidation in cells produces free radicals.

  • B&A: Maria & IWG’s Triple Threat

    Before and After photos of Maria, a diabetic who lost weight and was able to get off her medications by taking It Works! Global's Triple ThreatMeet Maria.

    Maria was a diabetic on insulin.

    The left photo is Maria in October 2014, before she started the It Works! Global’s “Triple Threat” of Ultimate Thermofit, Greens, and Advanced Formula Fat Fighter.  The right photo is Maria in February 2015.  In those three months, the ThermoFit, Greens, and Fat Fighter  “Triple Threat” helped her lose weight, and detoxify and alkalize her body.

    Thanks to It Works! products, Maria is healthier and her doctors have taken her off of all medications.


    Results vary and there is no guarantee that everyone suffering with diabetes will be able to come off of their medications by getting on It Works! “Triple Threat”.