How Soluble Fiber Aids In Weight Loss

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We all know that eating fiber is important to ensure our digestive system is working properly. But did you know that there are two categories of fiber? Did you know that both categories of fiber can be found in the same food source? Soluble and Insoluble….okay, but what is the difference? More important, how can this help with weight loss?

 

Insoluble fiber does not absorb or dissolve in water.

It passes through our digestive system in close to its original form.  Insoluble fiber offers many benefits to intestinal health, including a reduction in the risk and occurrence of hemorrhoids and constipation.  The scientific names for insoluble fibers include cellulose, lignins, and also some other hemicelluloses.  Most of insoluble fibers come from the bran layers of cereal grains.

Soluble fiber is “soluble” in water.

When mixed with water it forms a gel-like substance and swells.  Soluble fiber has many benefits, including moderating blood glucose levels and lowering cholesterol.  The scientific names for soluble fibers include pectins, gums, mucilages, and some hemicelluloses.  Good sources of soluble fiber include oats and oatmeal, legumes (peas, beans, lentils), barley, fruits and vegetables (especially oranges, apples and carrots).

Soluble fiber is known to help regulate blood sugar levels, and protect against heart disease by lowering blood cholesterol. Soluble fiber also boosts good bacteria in the gut and that is linked to improved immunity, anti-inflammatory effects, and even enhances your mood. There is another benefit of soluble fiber and that is it has has “middle-whittling” benefits. This means you feel full for longer and that helps with weight management. Studies have shown that for each additional 10 grams of daily soluble fiber eaten, participants had a 4% decrease in belly fat over a five-year period.

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You do need both types of fiber so a lot of research focuses on total fiber intake. The Archives of Internal Medicine found that over a nine year period people who consumed more dietary fiber have a lowered risk of death from any cause. Individuals that eat the most fiber (about 25 grams a day for women and 30 grams for men) are 22% less likely to die compared to those who consumed the least fiber (10 grams per day for women and 13 grams for men). The effect was even stronger when researchers looked at deaths from heart disease, infectious diseases, and respiratory diseases; people with high-fiber diets had as much as a 50% or greater reduction in risk.

Skinny Juice contains vegetable extracts and Glucomannan, a soluble natural fibre which, when mixed with water, becomes gel-like in the stomach, which could contribute to the feeling of fullness. Feeling full can be helpful for dieters to manage meal portion size & avoid temptation or habitual snacking.
Contains Extracts of: Spirulina, Wheatgrass, Kelp, Chlorella, Guarana, Orange Oil, Pea, Carrot, Spinach, Tomato, Asparagus, Beetroot, Broccoli, Cabbage, Rosehip, Hibiscus, Leek.

A 12 gram packet of Skinny juice contains 4.1 grams of carbohydrates and .3 grams of that is sugar…this means we are getting 3.8 grams of soluble and insoluble fiber. Keep in mind that the primary source of that fiber is flaxseed powder, wheatgrass powder, and glucomannan.

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What is glucomannan?

Glucomannan is a sugar made from the root of the konjac plant that has been used for centuries in traditional Japanese cooking as a thickener or gelling agent. It’s so renowned in Japan that it even has its own nickname—”the broom of the intestines”—which gives you a pretty good idea of how it works. For just a few calories, glucomannan creates a sense of fullness by absorbing water and expanding to form a bulky fiber in your stomach.  When consumed, glucomannan “sponges” up water in the digestive tract, reducing the absorption of carbs and cholesterol and thus supporting weight loss. This supplement also makes you feel full without leaving you gassy or bloated.

Do you….

  • Struggle with snacking
  • Often feel hungry
  • Aren’t keen on greens and vegetables
  • Want to lose weight

Skinny juice can help to stop you snacking as the natural fiber expands in your tummy making you feel full and less likely to eat those naughty foods between meals.

Why not give it a try? You get a 14 day supply – one sachet per day

 

 

Create An At Home Spa…Your Soul Needs It

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If you can name your emotions, you can tame them…we aren’t superhuman and we all need a breather sometimes, but between work and life commitments, it can be difficult to find the time for yourself & never mind a day at the spa! However, it’s important to take time for yourself in order to live a healthy, balanced life. You soul needs to reconnect to Source in order to keep some balance, so relax. You don’t need to give up an entire day or rack up that credit card bill to pamper yourself. Creating your own spa experience can be easy using things you may already have on hand at home. Try these ideas to relax more and stress less.

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Seek Comfort in Candles

Scented wellness candles are used in spas during massages and other body treatments to help relax the mind and body. The good news is that even if you’re in a rush simply lining your vanity with some scented candles will help quiet your mind and rejuvenate your spirit. Look for candles that contain essential oils, these are my top 10 essential oils.

  1. Bergamot is used to treat stress, depression, anxiety, anorexia, and a number of infections including skin infections like psoriasis and eczema.
  2. Patchouli serves as a powerful skin care agent; it even promotes skin cell growth when applied directly to the skin. Patchouli helps to relieve anxiety, depression, fatigue, curb addiction, reduce cellulite and bloating.
  3. Eucalyptus is a powerful treatment against respiratory issues. In addition it is used as an antiseptic, antispasmodic, fight migraines &fevers, decongestant, diuretic and stimulant & helps with muscle aches and pains.
  4. , Lavender is known for its stress reliever benefits it also has the following therapeutic properties: antiseptic, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory decongestant, deodorant, diuretic and sedative.
  5. Lemon oil is a multifaceted essential oil. It helps with everything from skin irritation to digestion to circulation problems. It is a natural immunity booster and can even help reduce cellulite! Lemon oil helps to alleviate headaches and fever, and is a quick mood enhancer.
  6. Tea Tree’s healing properties are abundant. Not only is it a natural immune booster, but it also fights all three kinds of infection. It works to heal skin conditions, burns and cuts, and also works as an insecticide. In addition, it helps to soothe and treat cold sores, respiratory conditions, muscle aches, the flu, Athlete’s foot and dandruff. Its uses are vast and its healing power is quick.
  7. Peppermint oil has a number of therapeutic properties. It is a cooling agent that enhances mood, sharpens focus, combats irritation and redness, alleviates symptoms of congestion, and aids in digestion.
  8. Rose oil is an ideal essential oil to have on hand. It helps with a number of illnesses and conditions, such as depression, anxiety and digestion issues. It is also helps with circulation, heart problems and respiratory conditions like asthma. It is a protector of the heart and is also good for your skin.
  9. Ylang-Ylang oil is also used to soothe headaches, nausea, skin conditions, stimulate hair growth, reduce high blood pressure and fight intestinal problems.
  10. Sandalwood oil can help mucous membranes of the urinary tract and chest wall. It helps to alleviate chest pain. It is also used as a relaxing agent for tension relief. It is a hydration aid for the skin, as well as an anti-inflammatory.

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Relax with Music

When you walk into a spa, you typically hear soft, tranquil music playing faintly in the background, and there’s good reason for that! Music is known for its ability to slow down the mind and relax the body, decreasing your heart rate as you listen. Relaxing sounds also help increase serotonin production, which helps to reduce blood pressure, increases happy thoughts and can even treat anxiety symptoms. I love listening to Enigma or any type of New Age music.  Let your mind go, don’t focus on any thoughts just be aware of any messages you may receive.

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Escape with Essential Oils

Essential oils can be found in practically any spa and are used in everything from relaxing massage oils, to body scrubs and moisturizers. There are many varieties of oils that offer amazing benefits to your skin and body, such as restoring skin vitality and generating new, healthy cells. Whatever oils you choose, try to invest in natural essential oils and not the synthetic varieties, which usually don’t have the same effects as their natural counterparts. To get the benefits of essential oils at home, you can use them in your bath or fill a bowl with warm water, add a few drops of your favorite oil, then soak a washcloth in the water. Use the washcloth as a compress on your face and neck for just five minutes. Repeat as necessary, then use a towel to dry your skin. You’ll be absolutely glowing after just one application. Never apply essential oils directly to your skin. Less is best, especially if your skin is sensitive.

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Ease Stress with a Massage

We all know that weekly trips to a massage therapist would be great to release unwanted tension and stress from our achy, tired muscles–but we don’t all have the time or money for that. Thankfully you can get similar relaxation benefits at home with a quick and simple scalp massage or a massage pillow. Just one scalp massage can provide deep relaxation, relieve pain in your head and neck and help ease eye strain from all that computer screen-staring. When done on an ongoing basis, scalp massages can even relieve you from chronic headaches and migraines. Don’t have a friend or spouse available to give you a scalp massage? No worries. You can find do-it-yourself scalp massagers at your favorite online retailer or health and wellness store. I love my shiatsu massager, I use it every day!

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Scrub Away Unhealthy Skin

Many spas offer invigorating sugar and salt scrubs for healthy skin exfoliation purposes. And because skin is the body’s largest organ, taking care of it is very important. Our skin absorbs unhealthy toxins every day in all environments, and takes a beating when it comes to too much sun exposure. Plus, clogged pores from sweating during daily workouts can hold unwanted toxins which result in unsightly blemishes. So, the next time you’re in the shower, reach for a salt or sugar scrub, add a small amount to your sponge or washcloth and gently slough away old, dead skin cells to reveal soft, glowing, healthy skin.

 

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Steam It Up

Steaming isn’t just a healthy way to cook your favorite veggies, is great for achieving healthy skin too! Steaming helps retain nutrients in your skin much like it does in your food. So, the next time you look in the mirror and see clogged pores or a dull complexion, steam things up to reveal brighter, healthier skin. Simply soak two small towels in hot water, drape each on either side of your face and hold for just five minutes. Pat your face dry with a clean towel and then proceed with your regular skin cleansing regimen.  I love putting a pot of water on the stove & adding a couple of drops of tea tree oil, after it boils I turn off burner & place my face over the steam…NOT too close you don’t wanna burn yourself! You’ll see results after just one steam.

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Soak Away Stress

One of the most relaxing things we can do for our bodies is to take some time to soak away the stress and tension in our tired muscles–and all you need is a regular, old bathtub for that! So, the next time you have a little bit of extra time to pamper yourself, light some candles, turn on your favorite tunes, run a hot bath, put a few drops of your favorite oils, flower petals, bath salts or bubbles & lay back, shut your eyes and soak your cares, aches and pains away.  Your mind and body will be much more relaxed when you step out of the bath as opposed to your usual shower.

You know that saying….

Sing Like No One Can Hear, Dance Like No One Is Watching & Love Like You’ve Never Been Hurt Before!

Take time to love yourself each day & your days will be filled with love & happiness!

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Want to feel like you’ve had a LUXURIOUS spa treatment at home??

It’s as easy as one,two,three…

Step One: Use our Back-to-Basics body scrub to re-surface and rejuvenate your entire body.

 

 

Till next time……….

 

Need to Detox??

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Look what’s available now! Preservative free, now with white, green & red tea leaves!  This unique tonic of powerful super fruits not only packs a real punch to your diet, but your health too!

I went from drinking 6 cups of coffee a day down to 2 cups a day just from drinking this powerful detoxing, slimming aid!  I LOVE my coffee don’t get me wrong BUT I don’t need that afternoon pick me up while sipping this throughout the day.

If you’d like to try any of our weight loss products, I HIGHLY recommend this one!  You won’t be disappointed.

Like to try our New Hydra Slim? Try it Now!

Already using our Hydra Slim? Let me know how it’s working for you, I’d love to hear from you.

Till next time………..

How to Get Long Hair in 30 Days!

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For the past 3 weeks, I have been taking the Mermaid Challenge, so far if you can believe it, My hair has grown over 2″!! This challenge consists of our 4 hair products…Capill Shampoo, this Sulfate-Free Shampoo is designed especially to gently clean and stimulate the scalp, featuring Soy Isoflavones. Massage into wet hair and scalp. Allow the product to sit for 1 minute. Rinse hair thoroughly. Follow with Capill-Hair Mask and treatments.

Our Capill Hair Mask, the Sulfate-Free Isoflavone Conditioning Mask is designed especially to gently nourish hair, without adding weight. Massage through hair thoroughly from scalp to ends. Allow the product to sit for 2 minutes. Rinse hair thoroughly. Follow with Capill Hair treatments and a gently drying styling routine.

The famous, magical Capill Hair Lotion, thin hair is most often a result of hair follicles lacking access to the nutrients they need. Either by being blocked from them or by there simply not being enough of them present in your blood.

Capill-Hair Ingredients have been specifcally chosen:

INGREDIENTS:
ROSA DAMASCENA FLOWER WATER, CITRUS
AURANTIUM AMARA FLOWER WATER, PROPANEDIOL,
CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC GLYCERIDES POLYGLYCERIN-10
ESTERS, BENZYL ALCOHOL,CAPRYLYL/CAPRYL GLUCOSIDE,
CITRUS LEMON PEEL OIL, LIMONENE CEDRUS ATLANTICA BARK
OIL, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS LEAF OIL, CITRIC ACID, CAFFEINE,
URTICA DIOICA ROOT EXTRACT, NASTURTIUM OFFICINALE
EXTRACT, EQUISETUM ARVENSE EXTRACT, MALPIGHIA
PUNICIFOLIA FRUIT EXTRACT,PISUM SATIVUM PEPTIDE,
MALTODEXTRIN, SODIUM BENZOATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE,
CITRAL, SILICA, DEHYDROACETIC ACID, LINALOOL, SODIUM
HYDROXIDE .

Directions for use
Capill-Hair lotion can be applied daily before styling to wet or dry hair.
Separate your hair in order to achieve even coverage
Don’t wet your hair for at least 2 hours after applying to ensure that the product is completely absorbed

And last but not least, our Capill Hair Capsules, 60 Capill Hair-Capsules, thin hair is most often a result of hair follicles lacking access to the nutrients they need. Either by being blocked from them or by there simply not being enough of them present in your blood.

Capill-Hair Ingredients have been specifcally chosen:Directions for use:

VEGETABLE CAPSULE.

INACTIVATED BREWER’S YEAST, SODIUM, POTASSIUM, CALCIUM, MANGANESE, IRON, COPPER, ZINC, PHOSPHORUS, IODIDE, SELENIUM, VITAMIN B1, VITAMIN B2, VITAMIN B3, VITAMIN B5, VITAMIN B8, VITAMIN B9, AMINO ACID COMPLEX: ARGININE, CYSTINE, HISTIDINE, ISOLEUCINE, LEUCINE, METHIONINE, PHENYLALANINE, THREONINE, TRYPTOPHAN, TYROSINE, VALINE. (GLUTEN), WHEAT PROTEIN HYDROLYSATE (GLUTEN), COATING AGENT: HYDROXYPROPYL METHYL CELLULOSE, FREEZE-DRIED ROYAL JELLY, ZINC GLUCONATE, VITAMIN E AT 33%, VITAMIN B5, VITAMIN B6.

2 capsules daily with a glass of water.

So you may have a pixie cuts, bob, or shoulder-length hair even though these cuts can all perfectly frame a face, but when it comes time to grow out strands for a new style, the wait can be a real drag. Forget marking days off the calendar until you’ve achieved a Rapunzel-inspired mane—here’s the 411 on how to get long hair. Read on for the fastest way to grow your locks!
Adjust Your Diet
A healthy diet that incorporates a mix of protein and nutrients can improve the condition of your hair, a balanced eating keeps follicles strong and prevents the hair from breaking easily. It’s important to keep weight stable and not avoid yo-yo dieting, as hair can be affected by extreme regimen changes in addition to stress and hormone levels.

Get Smart About Styling
We all know that heat can be wildly damaging to hair, especially when it’s already compromised, so limiting the use of a flat iron or curling wand to three times a week is best. Try limiting exposure to sunlight, as it can strip the hair, and blow drying, adding, A weekly deep conditioner masque is a good idea to keep hair as healthy as possible. Many hair care products include the same stripping ingredients as detergents, so it’s vital to choose wisely. Sulfate-Free is the BEST type to use!

Try Vitamins and Conditioning Ingredients
“Phytantriol, arginine and fish oil, and biotin aid in the production of enzymes and hormones, which can help stimulate hair growth, LOOK at our products!! The cleanse/treat/condition routine is designed to push regenerating anti-aging ingredients, like hyaluronic acid, deeper into the follicle, scalp and hair, which helps prolong the hair’s growth phase. FYI Acti-Labs products (hair, skin & body care contain these ingredients!)

Take it Easy
Because stress can affect hair, weekly deep-tissue massages to relax body and mind. The adrenals pump out extra cortisol when we are stressed, which leads to acne, skin inflammation, and possible hair disorders! And you can always afford to take some time off:  Your hair is a reflection of how you feel, if you are healthy, or on vacation, your hair looks great, shiny, and is easy to style. What will your bosses say to that? What if I told you for ONLY $27.50 you can join my team and you will get a $40 voucher to spend on any products you want to try 😍 AND then you’ll make money off that purchase! Interested??

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May you be blessed with the hair of Goldilocks!

Join my VIP list & get first dibs on everything Acti!

Till next time……

Phase I is Complete!

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The first phase of our Re-Launch is complete! Take a look at  this new updated site and tell me what you think!  I also just finished my website take a look, I’d love to hear what you think!

This Friday our NEW Energizing Vitality Lotion is coming out! To hear more about follow me on facebook, I will be doing a live about it!

Last but not least…check out the online New Spring Catalog. Stay tuned for new products releasing soon.

Till then…………..

Interested in learning more about my 5 Carat Team??

 

Acti HUGE Announcement

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OMG it’s been such a crazy week! I haven’t written in a while because I was getting ready for Acti-Labs’ HUGE announcement….first, we are offering something so incredible, that no other direct sales company has EVER offered! Second, We will be announcing new products from now till the end of May! I’m so excited to try these new products! They look amazing & knowing this company as well as I do, I know they will BE amazing too!

Now if you know anything about direct sales, if you want to reach the top & build the empire they all try to sell you, thn you MUST get in on Ground Floor. Period!

Well Acti-Labs will be celebrating their year anniversary on March 31st! During this past year, I can not believe how we’ve grown, how close knit of a family we all are & how involved the owners are directly pro-active with us! You will NEVER find another company like us…EVER! I’ve been with so many other companies, and what I’ve learned since taking a leap of faith with Acti-Labs, well I can’t even begin to explain.

I’ve met so many incredible, empowering, dedicated& inspiring women, which became my family. We talk everyday, interact with each other when we do LIVES, I know each & every one of them. Even the owners, John & Yelena Miller. This really is an incredible company!

Now for your amazing chance to start your own empire or part time business….Join us for ONLY $27.50/$35CAD & you get to become an Ambassador, you get a FREE online store, FREE training, UNLIMITED support from my 4 carat team (going 5 carat real soon!)

You ALSO get a $40/$50CAD voucher to use on ANY acti products to build your kit OR you can upgrade to one of our 5 specialty kits!!

Choose your SuperPower! You can specialize in: Body-Sculpter ($59.50/$80CAD), Hair-Ologist ($59.50/$80CAD), Slim-Bassador($40/$50CAD), Makeup-Junkie($59.50/$80CAD) or Skin-Thusiast($40/$50CAD). How amazing is that???

If you’d like more information on our opportunity or our products, just ask me!

Stay tuned for our new products review…..

Who Wants Longer Healthy Hair?

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For a limited time, you can get all 4 of our amazing hair care products!

So, what’s the mermaid challenge? Well, its another challenge I’m doing. I have curly dry hair. If you can make a wig (like me) out of the hair you see after washing your hair, well you’re not going bald, but, your hair is breaking which is making it thinner. If you notice that your hair doesn’t seem to be growing, well it is, it’s just breaking off so you don’t see the growth.

I dye my hair & natural curly hair is normally just dry. Adding products & chemicals obviously DOES NOT help. I noticed my hair is not only breaking more but it is getting thinner! Take a few strands of your hair & twist it, if you see hair sticking out the twist, your hair is breaking. From breakage spilt ends have a feast traveling up you hair, making it even thinner!

So, I am doing a 30 Day Challenge, I’ve seem a few women use these products & not only is their hair shinier & thicker, but it also grew a lot faster! Now if you use something like Rogaine, not only are the side effects not very good for women, but it doesn’t protect or help nourish your new & existing hair growth.

So minus the dangerous chemicals & for all  4 of the Acti hair products, it’s still way cheaper than one months supply of any other hair growth product I’ve seen! I know I’ve paid the same price if not more just for a good deep conditioner!

Just so you know, this is NOT a package, just a sale of the shampoo & conditioner which makes ALL of our hair products $59! This is for a very limited time though, so take the challenge with me now!

I will post before & after pics…………..In 30 Days!!

My 7 Day Challenge

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Ok so I was bragging about my 7 Day Challenge to loose 10lbs now (was 15)! I was as far as 5 days then I forgot to wrap because I was running around like a headless chicken. On that crazy note, like kids playing a game when they screw up they have a “do over”. Well I’ve come to terms that I am going to have to do a “7 day Challenge”  do over!

I did loose 5 lbs and 1 1/4″ off my belly & 1/2″ on my thighs, yes it stayed off!  I am also waiting for my Super Green Skinny Blitz Plus, there is a smaller version also. Of course, I got the larger one! I am still taking my pro-biotic  (here is the article on pro-biotics).

So, now as soon as I get my order in, I will start this challenge over….AGAIN. LOL

This time I will be doing ALL the products I intended to from day one. Because I have NO patience & didn’t want to wait for my Skinny Blitz Plus I did the wrap first only.

Also, I researched the “bandage” benefit more since I had a heavy workout the first time I used the bandages. Ok, so it’s not as hard as I made it seem the first time I did it, once again no patience! You use the bandages WITH the saran wrap for maximum benefits. It does make a HUGE difference.

So it turns out I DON’T KNOW IT ALL! Go figure…….

Until I start my challenge again……………..Let me know if you’d like to join me on this mission.  I will also be going LIVE on my facebook demonstrating the Wrap Duo! I’m working up the nerve.

BTW keep up to date with my events by liking & following my Acti Goddess FB page.

Till tomorrow…………..Look Fabulous!

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Acti Toothpaste Now Available!

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It’s back! I’m sorry if anyone was disappointed that our Diamond Lustre toothpaste was out of stock…well it’s back now! This is one of our best selling products because of the amazing results everyone’s been getting! We can manufacture this product fast enough.

We have fluoride & fluoride free available.  For only $4.50 this is a real bargain compared to “drug store” brands that are much higher in price.

Why not try Diamond Lustre today & enjoy whiter teeth tomorrow??

FaceBook Tea Party Hostesses Wanted!

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I know this isn’t a product review, I need 10 hostesses who want to earn up to 15% (party total) in FREE products just to host my LIVE party on Facebook. I will supply raffle prizes, information on our ingredients & how the standards are much higher in Europe & the UK compared to the US!

I will also have LIVE tips & tricks regarding skincare, cosmetics & weight loss!  I have several themes you can choose from, just message me & I will give you the details.

Visit my Facebook page to see Acti-Labs manufacturing video! 

Thanks!