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Get Your Pod on with Steripods
Steripod’s patented “Active Vapors” help keep your toothbrush clean and fresh.
Let’s face it—bathrooms are gross. Which is pretty ironic since bathrooms are the place we all go to get clean. That’s why the cleanliness experts (okay, neat freaks) at Steripod invented our patented product line of bathroom essentials. We believe that clean can always be cleaner, and fresh can always be fresher. So when you use a Steripod product to protect your toothbrush, razor or tongue—you know you’re getting next-level clean.
Steripod Toothbrush Protectors
When we found out that toothbrush bristles were 50% dirtier than toilet seats—we knew we had to step in. Our product experts invented a new kind of toothbrush protector—one infused with Thymol, a non-toxic active ingredient found in many mouthwashes. Our pods use active vapors to clean and refresh your toothbrush bristles like odor-fighting ninjas.
Steripod Razor Protectors
Dull blades are bad blades. They knick, cut and carry dirt. We invented a razor protector that fights dull blades with zinc—a mineral that sacrifices itself to corrosion to keep your blades nice and sharp.
Steripod Tongue Cleaner
Bad breath is just bad manners. And more than 90% of bad breath comes from an unclean tongue. That’s why we invented the Steripod Tongue Cleaner—an ergonomically designed tool to help you groom the bad breath out of your mouth with ease.
Keeping It Real Fresh
Steripod bathroom essentials are guaranteed to keep you fresh and clean for 90 days. But just like your toothbrush, they need to be swapped out for a new one once in a while. We recommend replacing your Steripod products every three months. Doing so is a breeze. You can find Steripod products online, at Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, Walmart and other fine retailers.
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Put aside the distractions and take back dinner, with Togather™
It’s simple. Choose a category, pass the book, grab a sticker. Everyone is involved. Everyone is heard. Everyone is important.
Togather™ will help your family slow down, focus, and be present with one another. Sometimes all you have are the small moments. Make them count.
Have a tool for communication at home and have a tool to be able to continue the conversation at school with your child. Sometimes all you have are the small moments. Make them count.
Togather™ comes with 105 unique disposable stickers, with 7 different categories featuring fold-out sticker pages. Some of the categories include “Warm & Fuzzy,” “Home Inspection,” and “Family Discussion.” Stickers are designed to create open and fun conversation between parents, kids and siblings, no matter your age! (And all pages can be wiped quickly after a spill!)
You know that feeling when you know someone values you? Send that feeling to lunch with your child — as a note from you and as a conversation starter with friends at the lunch table. Make the small moments count.
Togather™ for Lunch includes 60 stickers to place in your child’s lunchbag, on a napkin or a snack bag, to continue the Togather™ conversation even when you’re apart.
Skip the harsh chemicals and abrasives with SprinJene Natural® toothpaste!
SprinJene was developed by a PhD scientist with a long-standing career in oral care products. He believed the world deserved a better toothpaste. One that doesn’t use harsh chemicals or abrasives. One that cleans and whitens yet also protects your enamel. So he left his senior position at a Fortune 500 company to follow his dream and set out to create a premium, handcrafted toothpaste from scratch.
The result of years of vigorous scientific testing, optimizing and then testing again is a toothpaste that is highly effective yet gentle on your mouth. Keeping the commitment to our mission involves more than the pure, high quality materials we choose for our products. It reflects in everything we do: the extensive testing, the meticulous quality control, the many certifications, the recruitment of the SprinJene team. It’s who we are, and what we believe.
Every ingredient is thoughtfully selected for purity and quality. The final formulation is certified vegan, kosher, gluten-free, and halal. Simply put, SprinJene might just be the most meticulously handcrafted healthy toothpaste ever developed. We think that’s something to smile about.
Boost you Health with ACTIVE Iron..Kind & Strong High Potency Iron Supplement
Maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle, so that you can get the most of your life every single day, is something most women strive for. Having enough energy to do it is an essential part of the plan. For women, however, it can be a bigger challenge to maintain their energy levels.From the day a young woman begins to get her period, and for the 25-40 years that follow, the blood loss from their monthly menstrual cycle means that women worldwide are prone to lower iron levels and, as a consequence, lowered energy, among other effects. This is a fact of life for women that doesn’t care where you live or under what circumstances. Avid exercisers, vegetarians, and those who diet are vulnerable to iron deficiency as well.Maintaining optimal iron levels can’t “always” be accomplished through diet alone, as women of childbearing age require twice the daily iron of men. A daily supplement can help, but so many of those available on the market are difficult to absorb and can result in cramping, nausea or worse.Active Iron breaks this mold by offering an iron supplement that is kind to the stomach and yet strong and effective. So kind, in fact, that it can be taken on an empty stomach. Try doing that with other iron supplements! In addition, if offers twice the absorption rate over standard ferrous sulfate.*
The value of iron for womenMaintaining adequate iron levels has multiple benefits, particularly for women who menstruate:
- Helps maintain higher energy levels
- Helps transport oxygen to muscles to keep them healthy
- Plays a role in the transportation of oxygen to vital organs
- Helps reduce tiredness & fatigueParticularly for women in their 30s and 40s, or those who experience a particularly heavy or long duration flow, a daily iron requirement that is 2-3 times greater than it is for a man is necessary to ensure optimal iron levels, something which may not be accomplished through diet alone.Active Iron features a high potency Iron, in a non-constipating, sugar-free, and gluten-free protein formula that can help prevent dietary iron deficiency. It contains no artificial preservatives and is clinically proven to increase iron levels*.
Solvotrin TherapeuticsSolvotrin Therapeutics, an Irish healthcare company, saw a simple need, worldwide: finding a way to deliver iron to people that would be both kind and strong. That is, easy for the body to tolerate and absorb the iron in adequate amounts to make a difference. Unabsorbed iron that ends up in the stomach contributes to the side effects many people experience when they take a standard iron supplement, including nausea, cramping, constipation and so on.Active Iron was launched in 2016, with availability throughout Ireland, the U.K., Germany and New Zealand. Now, with their entry into the U.S. market, Solvotrin Therapeutics is taking another welcome step into the future of health and wellness.How Active Iron worksTogether with Scientists at Ireland’s top university, Trinity College Dublin, the experts at Solvotrin Therapeutics were able to create a new and unique technology that binds iron to a whey-protein complex, ensuring that the iron is released in the small intestine, where it is best absorbed with the least side effects, rather than the stomach.Studies have confirmed that the Active Iron formulation is absorbed into the body at twice the rate of other iron sulfate supplements but is so gentle, it can be taken on an empty stomach.Each Active Iron capsule contains 25mg of iron, which is 138% of the recommended daily amount