So, this is a review that has been long in the making. I originally was trying to post a video review, well lets just say I don't have a career any time soon in broadcasting so I will stick to the wonderful stutter and twitchy free world of the virtual ink. Plus, I mean who can keep their kids from interrupting them every five minutes I know I can't. Well enough about my failed attempts at self recording and let's get down to business about the Bulu box.
The Bulu box was sent to me for free for this review, but I have to say it felt as if I could have spent twenty five minutes online, weeks of waiting and won a prize when the box arrived. So, as many of you know I coupon, which typically also aligns me into the world of online samples. I literally sign up for samples of pretty much everything, since most come with high value coupons and I like over working my mailman. (Who by the way is incredibly fit, which is a story for later.) The Bulu Box I received contained five individual items which felt like normal sample sizes of a tablet or 1 serving of a product and an iTRAIN giftcard for 50.00, which totally felt like I won a prize. Since, it is a typical practice to sign up which takes about five minutes online and wait for weeks for that sample to arrive, you can see why I equate the arrival of the bulu box with that amount of time.
However, for those of us who aren't already doing that, it is actually quite a bit of time wasted on getting a sample and quite often you can't get samples or they are of limited quantity so it's not really possible to try everything. The Bulu box, fills this niche by gathering the premium vitamin samples for you and eliminating the need of your spending time searching in exchange for a 10.00 a month fee, less if you sign up for multiple months. For me the iTrain giftcard of course was the highlight, but after evaluation of each product, I can say if you are already using supplements then this possibly could be a good way to expand your horizon to a broader brands, but they can't really tell you the effectiveness of a product by single usage.
Although, since I am reviewing the box as an entirety not individual products I will give you a brief description and what review I can give you from the sample size. The sample of Quick Fire pre-training supplement had good flavor similar to that of Kool Aid, fruit punch. The Dream Water sleep supplement although a good size, wasn't palletable for me flavor wise. AT EASE PM natural sleep aid was easy to swallow as was the CoQ10 from QSpeed. The Aero Shot energy shot, was a bit confusing, it's an aersol energy shot, which is inhaling caffeine. It is effective, you do get the rush, but I am not sure if I am ingesting it as in swallowing the powder or if it's going into my lungs or both. Either way, it is effective, but kinda feels like breathing in powdered sugar.
I am going to spend a little extra time on the iTrain giftcard as I feel like this is the biggest value of the box I received. iTRAIN.com is a site that provides downloadable mp3 and podcast workouts that are guided by trainers and actually give the audible feel of group training without the group. I downloaded a running routine and I have to say it is nice to have someone else dictate my training. My biggest issue when I am working out is that I give in to my own excuses, in group classes I follow instructions and typically finish a workout, the headphones instructor works the same for me.
Well, I guess my review is kinda all over the place, so let me sum up my feelings about the Bulu box. The Bulu Box has value for someone who is interested in trying out new vitamins and supplements before they buy them. For someone who signs up for all the samples online, this could be an unneeded expense, but if each box comes with something like the iTRAIN giftcard, it still has some value. As I can only attest to the Bulu Box I received, I can say I'd pay 10.00 for a 50.00 Giftcard to iTRAIN. If your interested in trying it I do have a deal for you, which might give you an edge to try it out.
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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.