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Hi all! I wanted to be sure I got a fully updated post for you about Livionex Dental Gel, which has now been renamed “LIVFRESH” to reflect a number of upgrades. Some of these upgrades include a better container (which less waste) and also a slightly different consistency (a little thicker).
LIVIONEX – LIVFRESH Updates!
Also there is a wintergreen flavor (in addition to the original peppermint). As of this writing (August 2019), I still have 1 tube left of my LIVFREE – the color-free version (in the pump), but I’ll be reordering the newly rebranded LIVFRESH Mild Peppermint (the option WITHOUT any colorant) after I work my way through what’s left in my cabinet.
I prefer not to have food coloring in anything I put in my body – so I have been grateful to the folks at Livionex (still seems to be the company name) for giving us that option.
I have now officially been using Livionex (LIVFRESH – LIVFREE – however you want to call it!) for over 4 years if you can believe that! I rarely stick with one brand of toothpaste for that long, but why argue with success? My teeth aren’t perfect of course, but they certainly don’t have any plaque buildup either.
This is what the new formula looks like (you can click here to see it on Amazon or click the image to go to the product page):
Our Older Livionex Review
(Note – this was my original post from 2015! THAT’s how long I’ve been using Livionex – I need to get used to calling it “LIVFRESH”) Intrigued by the recent news and reviews about Livionex Dental Gel, the team here at MyFavDeals.org decided to order some to give it a try. In fact, I just received the email that it’s on its way!
I should probably back up just a moment here. As you know, we love to provide solid information about products here in our articles and product reviews, whether we are promoting the actual product or not. But, isn’t it even better if we find something to promote that we are excited about personally?
Why I’m Obsessed about Dental Health
Well, fortunately, because there are a number of us on the team, there are a LOT of things we are personally interested in and that we get excited about. For me, dental care is one of them. I am very fortunate that over 30 years ago, I was encouraged to begin using dental floss by someone who had experienced quite a bit of pain and discomfort due to ignorance about tooth and gum care.
Now, readers may roll their eyes a bit and say, “Well, duh, we KNOW about flossing and dental hygiene.” I would ask all of you how often you actually DO floss. I can tell you this: I have missed only one (yes, 1) day of flossing my teeth since a day in June, 1983, when I witnessed my dad go through a lot of periodontal procedures to save his teeth. He was about 55 years old at the time – younger than I currently am now as I write. He simply asked me to start flossing my teeth regularly so that I wouldn’t go through the pain he was experiencing.
I took his words to heart. As the years went by, I also began to learn more about dental care, and began exploring additional ways to take care of my teeth.
Dental Folk Remedies: Oil Pulling
That is why, in other articles here at MyFavDeals.org, you’ll see discussions about anything from the folk remedy of Oil Pulling to an Eco Dent Tooth Powder review – if it is something I’ve tried or enjoy myself, I do like to write about it.
For example, I do engage in Oil Pulling every week or so because I like the way my mouth feels afterwards, and whether the American Dental Association believes it is helpful or not doesn’t matter to me because I personally like the way it feels (and just for the record, I use coconut oil). And also, I despise the use of fluoride in toothpastes and water – something the ADA approves of, but I personally do not.*
So, as far as I am concerned, while they are certainly a terrific group, like any other professional association, they don’t speak for everyone.
Some Livionex Studies
Nonetheless, it would appear that dentists are getting pretty excited about the potential for Livionex. Some of the reports and studies I’ve seen are encouraging. See these sources for discussion about the product’s ability to significantly reduce plaque and tartar buildup:
- Press Release: http://www.dentistryiq.com/articles/2014/07/livionex-releases-results-of-dental-gel-study.html
- Livionex website stating studies: http://www.livionexdental.com/category_s/1852.htm
So, back to Livionex Dental Gel. When one of my teammates drew my attention to this yesterday, I rushed over to the website to learn more. Even though I have paid very special care and attention to my teeth over the last 30+ years, I still have some receding gums that make for sensitive areas where the bottom of my teeth are more exposed. I also have some areas of my enamel that show some light pitting. I’ve never had many cavities – maybe 3 or 4 in my whole life – so when ever I see something that doesn’t look right, I want to see if I can find a way to help it.
The folks at Livionex, based in Los Gatos, CA and led by CEO Amit Goswamy, believe that their product is going to radically change the way we take care of our teeth through the ability to keep the plaque from settling in on our teeth to begin with. Rather than try to explain it all here, you can check out this short interview between Mark Hartley of RDH Magazine and Mr. Goswamy here (my post continues below the video):
So, while it’s far too soon for me to give it any reviews or feedback, the potential for an improvement in my own oral health seems like something I want to investigate further.
I’ll tell you right now – I have never spent so much for a tube of “toothpaste.” Delivered, it cost about $22 for less than 2 ounces. Yes, already it sounds expensive. And no, I 1) did not ask for any “review samples” or anything else, and 2) I’m not being compensated for trying this. If I think it’s worthwhile after I try it, you can be sure that you’ll see my recommendation for it.
But it’s too soon to tell. It’s only March 29, 2015, and I haven’t received my order yet. Here is what I will do for now:
- I will use Livionex Dental Gel as they direct – just a “pea sized” blip on the toothbrush, and brush for 2 minutes, twice a day. Their website says that this should last about a month.
- I’m going to ask my husband to try it as well, because he has tooth issues of his own. I cannot promise he’ll stick to using it the way I will, but I’ll report on his experience the best I can.
- I will give you an update on my own experience, and what, if any changes I notice in my teeth and how they feel.
So, for now, I’ll sign off and come back to report with a Livionex Dental Gel review soon!
*Note: Other members of the team here at the website may or may not share my views on fluoride; however, we all are encouraged to express our own opinions on the products we review and write about. Thank you.
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I had a great conversation with some folks today, and they brought my attention to an item that they were looking for, and needed to get a good deal on it. I told them I’d search out some deals and post them on the site. So, it occurs to me that you may also be looking for certain deals, but all the searching online isn’t getting you what you need.
Of course we can’t find discounts and coupon codes for absolutely everything since not all companies offer them. However, we do have affiliate accounts with hundreds of companies in nearly every category you could need. If you’re looking for a certain deal in a product category, and you aren’t finding it here, drop a line in the comment box and let us know what you need, and if we can locate a deal, we’ll post it in our coupon section for you!
And that brings me to a tip for searching the site. You can use the search function at the top right hand of the page (see the screenshot below), and search by product name (e.g. Varidesk, Cake Stackers, Gorilla Playset), or store name (e.g. Amazon, AutoAnything, HomeAndPatioDecorCenter.com, CanopyMart.com).
Or, if you want to see what is available in different categories, you can search that as well! It’s easy to find our categories, and you’ll likely find numerous products cross-categorized. For example, if you were looking for a stand up desk (e.g. VersaDesk or VariDesk), you might check the “office supplies” category, or “ergonomic” category. If you are looking for a certain tent or backpack you might check the “camping” or “hiking” categories. We do our best to cross-categorize as much as possible. Skin care products might be found in “anti-aging skin care,” “rosacea,” “beauty,” “cosmetics,” or “skin care.”
In the next screenshot, you’ll see where to find our categories section. Simply hover your mouse over the “Stores” tab at the top of the page, and then when you see “Categories” in the drop-down menu, click on that, and all the various categories from A-Z will appear below. From there, click any of the categories of interest.
We are always looking for new products to feature on the site, and you’ll also find product reviews here, especially when we find items that we really love! We’ve got great relationships with a lot of merchants as well, so once in a while you’ll see us feature specific merchants in interviews and reviews so that you can get to know them as well!
For example, we discovered a REALLY amazing product line from the Jacob Bromwell company that is of exceptional high quality, Made in the USA, and has a fabulous historic and nostalgic side to it – and we were granted an exclusive interview with the president of the company (you can read the Jacob Bromwell review and interview here).
And, we had a great opportunity to try out some delicious organic meal delivery plans, and between Martin and I, we came up with some great reviews – for example, check out our very in-depth Sun Basket Review HERE. So, you’ll see a lot of reviews here on the site! (Hint: Search the term “review” in the search bar, and you’ll notice a lot of articles that pop up.)
Note to Vendors: If you are interested in having us feature your products here on the site, please get in touch with us!
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Nootromins is a nootropics company that was established by a team of individuals in San Francisco. Their main agenda is to boost human brain and physical abilities by developing supplements designed to facilitate better development of the brain and body*. A look at some of the ingredients in Nootromins may help determine if it is going to be the right supplement for you.
The Ingredients in Nootromins
- Alpha-GPC: This is a potent natural choline compound that has been clinically tested to ascertain its benefits. It is known to improve attention, cognition and memory.
- Bacopa Monnierri: This is a neuroprotective herb with properties that can help in enhancing memory, cognitive abilities and the speed with which the human brain processes information.
- Rhodiola Rosea: This powerful herb has been used in various research studies with most results showing that when used correctly it can improve mood, manage fatigue and speed up mental processes.
- Glucuronolactone: This is basically a metabolite that is developed from glucose and has properties that help enhance physical and mental performance. It is also said to boost alertness in human beings.
- Caffeine: Caffeine is best known as the substance extracted from coffee. Caffeine is known to enhance cognitive function, improve alertness and increase energy levels in the human body.
- Inosital: This is a compound quite similar to vitamins and is known to manage anxiety while improving cell signalling and brain concentration.
- L-theanine: L-theanine is an amino acid that is said to have the ability to reduce stress and anxiety. It is supposed to boost human focus.
The benefits of taking Nootromins
To understand information while studying or listening to a teacher you must have proper concentration. Nootromins has properties that are supposed to actually enhance the part of the brain that deals with signalling of important neurotransmitters. This ultimately impacts on how well you focus and process the information that is provided.
Overall mental performance can be the determining factor in how productive you are at work or in school. These supplements are engineered to enhance oxygen uptake and glucose metabolism both of which directly affect your mental energy, creativity and processing speed.
Better blood flow?
The supplement is supposed to help facilitate better blood flow while supplying the body with vital micro-nutrients that improve neuronal signalling. The result is that you have enhanced coordination and muscle responsiveness. This particular effect can be helpful to individuals that engage in all sorts of sporting activities that may require faster reflexes.
Nootromins supplements are designed to stimulate key brain receptors and as a result they reduce stress and anxiety levels making it possible for you to have a clearer mind when focusing on the issues at hand.
Just like any other organ in the human body the brain must be protected and kept in good health. These supplements contain ingredients that provide tissue nourishment. They encourage cell regeneration and plasticity which is key to protecting the brain from mental decline and degeneration. It is worth noting that the supplements are also known to boost energy and stamina making it possible for you to sustain peak performance over prolonged periods of time.
More about the supplement & Nootromins’ reputation
All ingredients used in making the supplements have been tested in various clinical and scientific studies which have shown that they are safe when introduced to the body.
The products are available legally meaning they have been taken through all the processes required by government before approval is done.
A casual read through user testimonials shows that a majority of people are impressed by the results achieved after taking the supplements.
See this at their official site: www.nootromins.com
There are no reports of people experiencing negative side effects after using the supplements. However, a few people claim that they have not noticed any significant improvement in the way they perform both physically and mentally.
These supplements are available in three different packages with the first meant to last for 10 days, the second 20 days and the third can sustain you for 30 days. The packages cost different amounts allowing just about anyone to find something affordable. They also offer a referral program where you can earn a $10 credit for a future purchase if someone you refer decides to buy.
Nootromins Coupon Codes
When Nootromins offers special savings and coupon or promo codes, we add them to our site! We have a special section devoted to this company, and you can find the savings and codes at: https://myfavdeals.org/store/nootromins-com-promo-codes/
I happen to know that there are a number of specials going on now, including some 50% off deals. Of course they may change out specials on occasion, and when they do, I’ll update the section for you!
*Note: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. According to the company, Nootromins.com, this product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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Nutritionists tell everyone to eat enough fiber, but you didn’t know DIY experts were into the fiber trend, did you? This is not an edible fiber, though, and not the sort you find in a grocery store. We are talking about FiberFix and this review will reveal why every household needs some in their lives.
Caveat for Shoppers
Just a word of caution before we get too deeply into this review. There is a good chance that once you read the following article, you will want to rush out and buy some; not a bad idea. I recommend you treat this stuff with the sort of caution reserved for crazy glue and cigarette lighters. Children and FiberFix do not mix unless you really want them to stay put somewhere. When it hardens, no parent would want to be trying to get this material off of skin, trying to rip it from furniture, or attempting to unwrap it from around the cat. Read further and you will see what I mean.
First, a Little Bit of Background
FiberFix comes from a US team of engineers and innovators including Spencer Quinn. He was looking for materials that would work like medical tape but would be moisture proof and bond fully. This would involve finding a resin to make their tape many times stronger than duct tape. The team launched their product, took it to Shark Tank, and it became a huge hit. Investment money took them to the next level and they went from selling in over a thousand stores to getting their product into more than 30,000 locations.
This tape really is far more durable than duct tape; it has been subjected to testing under university conditions and the veracity of Quinn’s claims that it is “100 times stronger than duct tape” are revealed to be an understatement every time someone finds a new way to use it. Not every surface is suitable, especially flat surfaces, and shiny ones will have to be roughened first, but try everything from tools to the chassis of your car and see what Quinn’s project is capable of. Always wear gloves first, though; if the resin gets on your skin it has to be scrubbed off with an abrasive surface or you can wait for nature to have its way and for dead cells to take FiberFix with it.
Answers to Questions
One of the best resources for information is the FAQ section from the FiberFix website. Here you will find out how it works by exploring customer’s most common questions. For example, any adult can use this product. No tools are required but one should always apply a bit of common sense. Prepare the area ahead of time. Know what you want to fix and have someone around to help keep parts straight. For instance, if you are re-attaching the leg of a chair, you want the two parts to fit neatly together because the only way to break the bond once set is to break the chair leg.
Best Fiber Fixes
It is best used as a wrap, not as a hole patch. New products from the same company have been released to address those types of fixes, but we will get to those in a minute. The original stuff is best for curves and the product should form layers. Resin forms a solid bond.
How It Works
How does it work? Cut FiberFix from its roll. Get it wet and wrap the stuff around a pole, pipe, chair leg, etc. Let it dry. You can hasten the process by using a blow dryer. Also, warmer water speeds up the process compared with cold water. Temperature is important for speed only; FiberFix is resistant to extreme temperatures.
Back to Vinyl
A vinyl strip is included with FiberFix and people often wonder why they would need that if the product is so good. This strip is not used to augment a repair but to help you press layers, strengthening the bond. That is all it does. Your fix would work without it.
DIY Time Frame
How long should it take for FiberFix to harden? That depends again on temperature, how wet the tape was, and whether or not you use some method to hasten the drying/heating process. For instance, next to a furnace this product will not catch fire but will get lovely and warm. But if your item is going to be left outside, you might need a day for the repair to fully take effect.
Compared Against Duct Tape
Why is FiberFix so much better than duct tape? This is really almost like homage to that historic product Red Green so loves to use on anything. What would he do with a roll of FiberFix? He would find all the places where duct tape had started to peel off due to a shoddy application and dampness. Although proper duct tape is really tough stuff, it does not bond to things or its own material. Wrapping something forms layers of defense but does not create a bond the way FiberFix does. Commercials showing duct tape and FiberFix used to make roll cages are not exaggerating: duct tape is still flexible at several centimeters of thickness while FiberFix is like cement. Its not super expensive to buy in spite of its amazing properties either.
Exciting Worldwide Phenomenon
Now that FiberFix has traveled the country, its makers have decided to launch it to the world too. You can buy it directly from a Canadian website and you may also find it in many locations worldwide. The original product has been diversified and there are numerous items one can purchase. The best deals could be found on the FiberFix website where there are special bundles and a chance to watch a video of two cars showing what happens when one is wrapped in a roll cage made of FiberFix and the other cage is made from duct tape. Give your DIY enthusiast a new reason to go on a household fix-it mission and the following month could see every little job completed at a low cost to the relief of an entire household and its groaning budget.
FiberFix Products Online and Near You
Now that you know about the history of FiberFix and how it works, maybe it is a good time to become acquainted with their short product line up. The online store offers some deals, but you can buy certain items at this shop and others at another store; they’re spread around the retail world online and in stores. FiberFix comes in several sizes and there are more products from the company besides their tape. Moreover, there are multiple formats and one gets the impression they will be developing more FiberFix products in the future.
Rolls of Tape
Most items from FiberFix are sold as rolls, the way you would expect to encounter duct tape or medical tape. It has to be sealed, of course, because water activates the resin to form a bond. There are three widths available: 1 inch, 2 inches, and 4 inches. I recommend trying some out before ordering a bundle or a multi-pack, but once you know how and where to use it, order three 1-inch rolls at a time or two 2-inch rolls rather than one at a time. This is the easiest way to save money on a product which, let’s face it, reduces your repair bills by a considerable amount. In fact, your spouse might get a little frustrated that you never need to buy anything new. Every home and office should keep at least one roll in the drawer marked “miscellaneous” and every tool box should contain some too. Keep it stored in a moisture-proof environment.
Costs of FiberFix
So a roll of 1-inch tape costs $5.99. The triple pack, however, costs just $12.99 or roughly $4.33 per roll. With the 2-inch version, you pay $8.50 for one or $12.99 for 2 ($6.50 each). Try a four-inch tape for $9.99, not available in multi-packs.
Another product, released to address flat surface repairs, is the 10X Tape for $11.99. It is not as tough as FiberFix but reputedly ten times stronger than duct tape. A person cannot rip or tear it but 10X Tape is more flexible than FiberFix and does not harden like cement. It does not form a bond either. FiberFix supplies a small retractable razor so you can cut 10X Tape easily, but scissors are also useful in this case.
For Hot Places
A Heat Wrap is designed specifically for use in high heat settings, although the original FiberFix is resistant to extreme heat as well. Wraps are ideally suited to furnace fittings, hot water pipes, and car exhausts. Don’t forget: the FiberFix wrap is heat-resistant, but you are not. Make sure pipes are cool when you apply the tape.
More for Less
Bundles are excellent value. FiberFix is offering three bundle sizes online only and these come with multiple sizes of FiberFix rolls, patches, and pens. The patches are meant for flat repairs like holes in your car frame or in a wall perhaps. Reviews for this product are not as promising as testimonial about original FiberFix, but it’s part of the bundle anyway and not sold separately on their website. That could be a sign the patches have been removed or are currently back in the development stage.
The pens are interesting. One holds 10g of resin. Use this to seal cracks in metal, glass, ceramics, etc. then turn the UV light onto a surface for the resin to harden like cement. A Flash Pen is similar, but you are spraying crazy glue into cracks and materials you choose for this purpose are porous, like wood. Turn the light onto a surface to heat it solid.
For readers with a latex allergy, it’s worth noting that the people at FiberFix were thinking of you. The gloves included with their rolls of FiberFix are made from plastic. Alternatively, you can buy your own, of course, just to keep the resin away from your skin. But it’s a nice touch to be sensitive to one of the most common skin allergies if you ask me.
Appearance of FiberFix
Left to form a basic repair without being enhanced aesthetically, FiberFix is no prettier than duct tape medical tape, electrical tape, etc. The advantage of this material, however, is that once hardened it can be sanded smooth without destroying the repair. Now you can paint an area. Of course, raised areas will remain; you have not bonded two pieces together on the inside as you would with crazy glue. At least a surface can be restored to its original color, however, and tidied up.
Manly Man Advertising
FiberFix has established an image for itself as a manly man’s product. Call them chauvinists if you like but FiberFix is appealing to a stereotypical audience – the handyman – that guy who refuses to call a plumber, carpenter, or mechanic until he has tried every form of adhesive known to man in order to stop that leak, fix that crack, or address that rust hole in his muffler. He doesn’t want to pay $100 an hour.
As a result, you will see many references to the “Manly Man” around their website. Don’t let it bother you, DIY women. There are lots of handy females out there, but they can rise above the bias. It is undoubtedly a male tradition to try and look after everything without asking for help and an accurate stereotype. Not only is it accurate, but that guy with a roll of FiberFix around his arm wandering around the house and yard isn’t drinking or gambling, so let him have his hobby and feel technically gifted if only for a little while. If he gets out a hacksaw, though, maybe ask a few questions.
Testimonials from Happy Customers
Finally, if you do not believe all that you have read here today, take a look at what real people have done with FiberFix. This amazing adhesive is all over YouTube, Amazon, and the FiberFix website. Videos, pictures, and articles demonstrate how versatile and simple the subject is. You don’t need a degree in engineering or a gifted mechanical mind to figure out how to use it and the fix will be effective for a long time.
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I just got stock in full screen mode, after accidentally hitting whatever key combination that caused it, and I saw the prompt quickly how to exit, but missed it. I thought I saw hit F1 to exit but that didn’t work.
If you are stuck in full screen mode on an ASUS ROG Laptop, just hit F11 to exit. (I was close, but after trying F1, F2 & F3, I decided to do a search for it).
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Why doesn’t everyone who lives near the sea try snorkeling? It looks so simple, but there are a few hurdles to overcome. Unless you are fanatical about everything to do with water, you and your kids could be put off by the two-piece format: mouthpiece and mask. Salt water gets into the snorkel and the mask leaks. Plus, the mask is usually secured by a tight band, like the ones on goggles, and that pulls at your hair. It’s even worse when hair is wet. Putting a big breathing piece into one’s mouth isn’t very comfortable either.
Why not combine both parts of a snorkeling system into one mask? The immediate objection would be that breathing into a mask would cause it to fog up so you can’t see anything anyway. As for leaking, how would a mask solve that problem, or the issue of water getting through the tube? Salt water makes you gag and it gets up your nose. If a child was too comfortable, he would venture far out in the water anyway and be hard to keep track of.
Changing Expectations of Snorkeling Comfort
As of right now, all of those objections appear to have been overcome by the makers of several full face snorkel masks. They cost anywhere from $60 and up, come in sizes for all ages, and feature numerous colors. You might look like a space man dipping below the surface, but your experience of the ocean and its wildlife close to the shore will be far more enjoyable than it was when you were still using the uncomfortable two-piece system. Although the trend is relatively new, it’s taking off quickly anywhere snorkeling is a common activity. Copy-cats are already taking advantage of the popularity of full face snorkel masks so check for authenticity, quality, and warranty.
What Has Changed?
Now that the full face snorkel mask has been released, and by so many companies, customers are discovering that it’s actually easy to see through the visor. There is no fog, thanks to a simple design tweak which draws air away from the visor. A snorkeler doesn’t even have to put a mouthpiece between his teeth; the mask enables him to breathe without it the way he would above water. Okay, that’s an exaggeration; it’s going to feel weird, but not as strange as before.
A number of companies proclaim the wonders of their new snorkeling top pieces, the parts that stick out of the water. They talk about excellent visibility from the shore, an accurate tube length to prevent water getting inside, and some systems will even prevent water entering the tube if it drops below the surface.
Manufacturers of the new full face snorkel masks you can find online and at sporting good stores come with a number of features that will be attractive to individuals and families who would like to spend more time under the water exploring wildlife and talking about nature but haven’t been able to locate a comfortable system. You can go crazy with the cost, but even the most affordable ones are a big improvement over old-fashioned snorkeling equipment.
Brands of Snorkel Mask
Some of the brands you will see include Tribord, SeaFun, and Das Leben. I’ll talk about each one in a second. They mostly come with the same features except that several masks are either GoPro compatible or even come with a GoPro camera attached. In other words, they can be used to take underwater video and pictures. The small amount of research associated with this product so far suggests that people snorkel more with a mask than traditional equipment. More people try the sport and they stay in longer. You will likely see an increase in underwater video in your personal experience too.
These items are still secured to the face by a band, but it’s a three-part band rather than the sort that tugs, so it stays in place better too.
Enjoy the hassle-free design and several color choices plus something called “Dry Tech.” Dry Tech keeps salt water out of your mouth, plus the Seaview 180° is leak-resistant. Saying that, if the mask lets in any water, it is easy to release from around the pointed chin area without removing the mask. The breathing chamber is separate from your visor to prevent fogging.
Again, kids and adults alike will love this mask and can select from assorted shades so everyone knows which mask belongs to whom. The snorkel top was designed to be highly visible by parents watching their kids from the beach. The visor is made from polycarbonate, a durable synthetic material which will not shatter but provides superior visibility. Breathing is supposed to feel natural.
Sea Fun GoPro Compatible Mask
Maybe you don’t have a GoPro yet or you do not want to use it all the time, but it’s good to have the option. Choose the Sea Fun Snorkel Mask, buy your camera separately then decide whether you want to take pictures or not. The Sea Fun mask features a Dry Top Seal and Draw function which lets water out without taking the mask off. The visor is made from polycarbonate.
Das Leben 2nd Generation 180°
This is another GoPro compatible system in all sizes and several colors. The tube length is perfect for preventing water from getting inside at shallow depths. Air is drawn down and away from the mask to prevent fogging. Attach your GoPro if you like and capture images of a beautiful underwater world. Visibility is supposed to be at least as good if not superior to that provided by other models. The rest of the mask is made from tough plastic and the lining/seal is silicone.
H2O Ninja Mask
Breathe the same way you always do without a mouthpiece and without fogging using this stylish mask. The makers say it is easy to put on and use and comes apart so you can use the mask alone. With Dry Tech, as above, you won’t get salt water coming through the tube or seals around your face. This mask is particularly spacious, but also more expensive than most.
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MouthMonsters children’s mouthwash is an interesting new oil pulling product for children, made from organic coconut oil and other ingredients. The company has offices in both the UK and Australia.
Oil pulling has its roots in Ayurvedic medicine (3000 years old) and is well-regarded for the potency it offers. Tooth decay is not a new problem and has been around for centuries which is oil pulling has often been used to resolve this issue and enhance protective measures.
This process entails the use of natural oils to rinse the mouth of underlying toxins. It draws them out and eradicates any harmful bacteria.
1) Mild Oil Pulling Wash For Kids
2) 100% Organic
3) Centuries Of Proven Testing
4) Includes Vitalock Virgin Coconut Oil
5) Flavored With Natural Mint And Strawberry
6) World’s Only Safe Children’s Mouthwash
7) Provide Worldwide Shipping
8) Comes In Sachet Form For Easy Use And Disposal
This is a power-packed mouthwash children can use to have squeaky clean mouths. It is time to brighten their smile and encourage the utilization of this high-grade mouthwash proven to deliver results.
What are the advantages of using this oil pulling wash? What does it bring to the table for a child? Numerous scientific benefits are making it a necessity for appropriate oral hygiene.
Here are the main advantages:
1) Removes Sugars From Oral Cavity
2) Protects And Strengthens Baby Teeth
3) Helps Prevent Toothaches
4) Removes Plaque Build Up
5) Fresh Breath
6) Eliminates Parasites And Bacteria In Mouth
7) Whitens Teeth
8) Reduces Toxic Load On Teeth
These are some of the main advantages associated with MouthMonsters and what is provided using this solution. It is a must to include this in a child’s routine to better their smile and increase the health of their teeth.
Why not include this as soon as possible to provide a meaningful solution that works in the long-term?
How does one go about using this mouthwash? It comes in sachet form and is easy to pull out and use.
It is a four-step process for a child who is going to be using this mouthwash. These steps are going to include:
1) Pour Warm Water Over Sachet (Closed)
2) Tear Off Top Of Sachet
3) Pour Contents Into Mouth And Swish For 5-15 Minutes
4) Spit Into Bin And Brush Teeth
It is something a child can do without having to think long and hard. It is easy and adds tremendous value to their long-term health.
This is a patented method used for extracting coconut oil. It maximizes the quality of MouthMonster’s ingredients.
The best oil pulling product can only provide results when its core ingredients are organic and of the highest quality. With the “Vitalock” process engaged, MouthMonsters can maximize its ingredients and provide full value with every sachet.
It ensures consistency and enables adults to understand what they are providing children when putting in front of them.
This is a well-tested process and provides 100% organic results every single time. Only the best ingredients are used, and it begins with this patented process.
Adults Can Use It Too
What about adults? Is this reserved for children only? No, it can be used by everyone!
This is the magic of a natural solution such as this. It is made for all humans who want natural, high-quality teeth.
This is mouthwash that can replace any solution on the market and provide excellent results. The flavor is excellent and can provide a new twist to what is being done for oral hygiene purposes. It is safe enough for pregnant women to use as well.
The company also sells an “adult” version which is stronger named MintyCoco. More on this below…
Coconut Oil From Sri Lanka
Where does the coconut oil come from? It is harvested in Sri Lanka from the best farmers in the world. World-class processes are employed to make sure things run in a consistent manner, and the oil pulling remains efficient every single time.
There are regular tests done ensuring quality control.
Combined with the “Vitalock” method, this is a powerful ingredient which is not only authentic but potent at the same time. It is the number one oil pulling solution for those who are expecting nothing but the best.
What else does this brand have to offer those who are looking to maximize natural ingredients? The company has also released a product named “MintyCoco”.
This is an excellent product, which goes along with all other oral hygiene products. This is made for the purpose of adults. It is a stronger mouthwash using the same methods employed for MouthMonsters.
MintyCoco is a great addition to one’s routine and will prove to be equally effective. No additional ingredients are added to this mouthwash ensuring optimal results every single time. Adults who want quality will know this is the mouthwash to go with.
The Rainbow Centre In Sri Lanka
What makes this company unique? Is it the products alone? No, there is a lot more going on behind the scenes ensuring the world is a better place for everyone.
The company has donated its time and money to improving “The Rainbow Centre” in Sri Lanka, which is a registered charity supporting children living in extreme poverty. The charity helps children receive food, shelter, clothing, and educational resources.
The company prides itself on going the extra mile to assist those who provide it some of the finest coconut oil in the world.
If it is time to change an oral hygiene routine for children and adults, this is the option to go with. It is a power-packed mouthwash and provides world-class protection against plaque and bacteria. Why let these things fester on for long periods, when corrective measures can be taken?
A simple 5-10 minutes with this mouthwash is going to be significant in the long-term. It will provide meaningful value to those who want to have healthier, beautiful teeth. This is the option to go with for children and adults alike because it is safe, organic, and proven.
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Say what? You haven’t heard of “Nootropics?” Don’t worry – neither did I until fairly recently! Nootropics is the title being given to a few drugs and supplements that are supposed help to improve cognitive motor function and perhaps more importantly, contribute to easing the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s as well as ADHD. In spite of inconclusive research, they are becoming more of an option for easing such symptoms mentioned above.
The actual word Nootropic is a term that is frequently used for any supplement that a person takes to work for the brain function and cognitive ability.
If a product helps the person to focus or improve their alertness and relax, it is considered to be a nootropic.
The actual word Nootropic is Greek for “Toward the Mind.” As supplements are taken the goal is to improve the memory and function of the mind.
As more research is being done constantly, many are jumping on board in hopes of finding ways to reduce such symptoms with minimal side effects. Unfortunately, many of these supplements have serious side effects so more research is underway to help find how these drugs can be improved to help increase the good of the supplements and reduce the bad side effects.
What Are Nootropics?
In the United States, there are many dietary supplements that are safe and reliable for treating cognitive motor function as well as memory. There are also drugs that are stimulants that are believed to help improve the memory as a side effect.
According to a new law in the United States, if such supplements contain any drugs that claim to prevent or treat such conditions, they are now illegal. This leaves a lot of the information open to interpretation by the user which can be a dangerous way to determine if a supplement is safe to use for specific conditions.
Used to help alleviate cognitive motor conditions, these nootropics come in a wide array of forms and potencies that are believed by many to help such conditions. However, without the proper research, these supplements may or may not be helpful in treating these patients.
The Research on Nootropics
According to research, supplements may help mental/cognitive function, focus, memory, and other symptoms that frequent patients who struggle with Alzheimer’s, ADHD, Huntington’s and Parkinson’s disease.
They may improve how the brain functions and they may help to stall symptoms from worsening in patients of the above-mentioned conditions.
Other pharmaceuticals such as Adderall, lisdexamfetamine, and other amphetamine classified drugs may also be of benefit for such conditions. Interestingly, such drugs are frequently used for those with ADHD symptoms.
Researchers are always trying new drugs and combinations of drugs to help reduce symptoms and alleviate what they can in patients who are struggling with these health issues.
Some drugs and supplements can cause a myriad of serious side effects, others may not work as well on one patient as they do on others. Just as every disease and condition progress differently, every drug and supplement may have different results in patients.
Researchers want to find out why something works well for one patient and doesn’t work at all for another patient so more research is constantly underway to try and help them understand how these drugs and supplements are metabolized in the body.
Top Nootropics Brands
when it comes to supplements and drugs there are many to choose from. Some are old and very traditional while others are new or hybrids of other drugs or supplements that we’ve known about for decades.
Not only that, but the company is using real clinical trials, including double-blind, placebo controlled studies to determine if Ceretrophin™ (the technical name for BriteSMART) is effective, and the results are very promising! You can see the information about this study for yourself here at the company’s page about the clinical trial.
BriteSMART is believed to help with your memory, focus, and concentration. Taken daily, this all natural formula has been available on the market for over 20 years.
BriteSHIELD protects, detoxes and restores the brain. It protects it from the daily stressors that can affect how a person perceives and deals with whatever life throws at them.
BriteSHOT works much like energy drinks work in that it helps to boost your energy midway through the day when you’re starting to lag. It protects the brain from neurotoxins, free radicals, and inflammation.
All three formulas may be used together or patients may choose to use one product over the others as a stand alone product.
Either way, the product is said to improve the brain function and the person’s ability to recall and remember things that once were evasive.
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Lumonol is designed to raise the cognitive performance and enhance the memory. It helps to improve focus and speed up the time it takes the brain to remember and recall things.
The company emphasizes the ingredient Noopept (N-phenylacetyl-L-prolylglycine ethyl ester), which they say is not only promotes stress relief, but also better cognitive health and memory – which is one of the primary reasons consumers are looking for these formulations.
For those who are struggling with issues of being able to focus, if they are easily distracted or struggle with poor memory or nervousness. If they struggle with fear or slowing down their thought process, if they are feeling as if their brain won’t stop and the thoughts keep coming, this product can help to reduce these feelings and more.
Lumonol allows the patient to relax and slow these thoughts and manage their anxiety. Lumonol is also designed with three specific formula’s.
Choose the formula that is tailored to meet specific needs. There is the Nootropic formula that is believed to help improve the mental abilities of those who take this supplement.
There is a formula called Lumonol prep for ages 8 to teens. This is to help them to focus and improve their cognitive abilities.
Lastly, there is the Lumonol Wisdom formula for those 60 and over. It helps to improve memory, energy, and clarity.
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For those wishing to boost energy and their mind, Optimind is believed to help them achieve focus and clarity.
Being able to focus helps a person to function at their prime regardless of the hour of the day. Whether a person is a night owl or an early bird, Optimind can help them to achieve their highest level of ability regardless of the time of day.
Taken as a supplement this can help to boost energy and the ability to recall and remember what is going on.
Note that caffeine is common to formulations such as this, so take note of this if you are sensitive to caffeine.
New IQ2 Nootropic Stack: Some Real Good Brain Food
As we’ve been seeing, nootropics are big business, and the subject places focus on healthy cognitive function after many years of hearing about obesity and heart disease. The iQ2 nootropic breakthrough proves that a much-loved substance is good for the brain and the whole body.
- Raw, Unprocessed Cacao
Raw cacao contains numerous nutrients which perform a host of functions. Medical studies have uncovered the way this food, known and used for centuries in its native lands, acts as a natural stimulant.
We also know why women often eat chocolate during their menstrual periods: raw cocoa is a mood enhancer and regulator. In other words, if your moods are out of balance, raw cocoa can help to stabilize them.
Antioxidants fight free radicals and raw cocoa is full of them too; more than other foods and drinks associated with polyphenols such as red wine.
Raw cacao inhibits bad cholesterol; thus, eating a little bit of it every day is an excellent way to protect the heart. Polyphenol supplements also contribute to the prevention of Type Two Diabetes and stroke.
- Science and Society
We see the proof of these things in daily life, especially the mood-enhancing power of chocolate, but science stands behind the claims made above. Using nootropics which contain raw cacao powder has been shown to improve mental health, provide additional energy, and fight off disease.
- An iQ2 No-brainer
There was no question that iQ2 would include raw cacao powder given what their research uncovered. It works with other essential ingredients to create a highly bioavailable supplement, reaching the brain rapidly. Use this supplement and expect to feel energized and focused.
- What else is in the iQ2 nootropic stack?
The iQ2 nootropic supplement contains extracts which can be found naturally in salmon, eggs, bananas, apples, avocados, oranges, and more.
Some substances would normally only be taken as vitamins, such as vinpocetine for improved blood flow.
DMAE, found in fish, improves mental endurance. Choline — present in eggs — enhances memory, learning, and prevents memory loss due to age.
Most of the other ingredients also promote improved energy, concentration, and memory such as guarana, B-complex, and acetyl-L-carnitine found in dairy products.
- How much does iQ2 cost?
Before applying any iQ2 coupon codes, a bottle of iQ2 Nootropic supplements will cost $59.95 for one or $49.95 on automatic delivery (plus free delivery in the US and Canada, which is a great value added service). We do know that the iQ2 Labs DOES offer occasional iQ2 coupon codes, and we place all active codes that are currently available for this product in its own spot here on the site!
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Readily available without a prescription, this product by Neuro Laboratories is believed to help patients focus and hold their attention.
Seven years ago, Archie Marks created this original formula. He designed it to help boost his neurotransmitter function, improve his memory and help improve his memory. As he worked on this product, it was also noted that it helped to improve anxiety, improve concentration and restore feelings of confidence.
NITROvit has quickly become a favorite among others who are trying to improve their memories as well as their cognitive function. Another reason that may be attributed to NITROvit’s popularity if that Neuro Laboratories is proud to announce exactly what is in the product, and they refuse to hide behind the term “proprietary formula.”
Consumers know exactly what is in the product – and this is certain to engender a sense of confidence and trust. Read more about this and their other policies at the nitrovit.com site.
According to research, it shows that the supplement helps to improve ADHD symptoms, reduce the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s and it helps to balance the brain nutrients that affect the aging process.
For those who are struggling with memory retention, this product is said to help to restore that function. It improves blood flow to the brain and restores most function to the brain.
What might be in a typical nootropic stack?
In many of the supplements we have talked about, you might see something that is often referred to as a “nootropic stack,” and some of the following ingredients will be bundled together:
In a Lumonol “Energy Blend,” for example, you’ll see Guarana, Hordenine, Vitamin B12 and Panax Ginseng.
In their “Focus Blend,” you will see “Noopept” (N-phenylacetyl-L-prolylglycine ethyl ester), L-Tyrosine, Acetyl L-Carnitine, and Phosphatidyl Serine.
In their “Memory Blend,” you’ll see Alpha GPC and Ginkgo Biloba.
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Is Solubility Important?
Some supplements are water soluble while others are fat soluble. If you’re unsure, you’ll want to find out.
Water solubles are perfect for taking or mixing with water. When they are in powdered form they will dissolve easily in water and mix well.
On the other hand, fat soluble products will not mix well with water. They will clump and not dissolve.
A solution for a fat soluble product would be to take it with a glass of milk or mix that powder into the glass of milk.
It will then dissolve and be able to mix and blend into the product so that it can be easily ingested and digested in the body.
Typically, most supplements are a fat soluble. An additional benefit to fat soluble products is that they will last longer in the body and thus provide a longer benefit to the body.
Should Nootropics Be Taken With Food?
Just as many of your medications should be taken on an empty stomach or with food, so should nootropics.
The trick is to remember that water soluble products should be taken on an empty stomach. This way they get into your system much more quickly to provide the benefits that your body needs.
On the other hand, fat soluble products should be taken with food. They will bind to the fats and process through the body much more quickly thus providing the nutrients that the body requires.
Another option for fat soluble products is to take a fish oil supplement about 15 minutes after eating. This will help give the product something to bind to and provide the body with the extra boost that it requres to process the nootropic.
Sublingual vs Ingesting
Some products might be taken sublingually. Sublingual simply means that you place the substance underneath of the tongue and allow it to dissolve or absorb.
Sublingual products pass directly into the bloodstream avoiding the liver as well as the stomach. This means that they enter the system much more quickly and will begin to work faster.
If a product must first pass through the liver or the stomach, it is going to take longer for it to process through the body. It must first pass through the stomach and be digested before it can begin to work as it should in the body.
This time frame can take a few hours in some individuals. If taking products like this it’s wise to factor the digestion time in prior to ingesting so that the product is taken in plenty of time before it is required by the body.
With so many options on the market today, it’s no wonder that people struggle to understand which nootropic supplement is best for their specific needs.
Trial and Error
For others, it will take a bit more of trial and error to completely determine which product is best and which one will fit their needs most closely.
Other products and supplements tout their ability to help improve the memory but they have little scientific evidence to back it up. Without hard concrete scientific evidence, there is minimal chance that these supplements can actually improve the memory, help people to focus and relax.
With commercial prescribed medications such as these, many patients find that they are misusing them. Not all of this misuse is intentional, some patients don’t realize how potent these medications and drugs are.
They feel as if the medication isn’t working and in an attempt to make it work they inadvertently overdose. Other times, they take their prescriptions incorrectly and thus bring other issues on to their health.
Often, patients are on the path of discovery for what will work for their needs. Some medications and supplements shouldn’t be taken together.
Every effort should be taken to understand how the supplement and medications will interact. It’s important that patients tell their doctor if they are taking any supplements in addition to the prescribed medications that they are taking.
Although many of the nootropics have had limited studies done in humans, they are believed to provide improved brain function.
The brain is an organ in the body that is largely unknown. It helps to manage how everything else in the body functions. From language to motion, the brain is always at work, even when people are asleep.
By providing the brain with supplemental support, the cognitive function, as well as the memory are improved.
Clearly nootropics have a lot of responsibility to the body and to the brain. Helping to clarify and maintain focus as well as improve energy and overall well being, many are turning to this supplement as a way to improve their brain function as well as their cognitive abilities and many medical conditions.
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A lawn mower is a simple tool but aside from just making beautiful patterns, they can do much more. There are options out there than can help in mulching, decrease your mowing time, and minimize carbon footprint on the lawn. Various factors will determine the right tool for your individual needs. New technology makes it easier to deal with your lawn more efficiently.
You will work through the biggest to the smallest lawn in less time, using less energy, and more efficiency. You can choose from a wide variety of zero-turn, gas riding and commercial riding mowers that will keep your lawn decent throughout the seasons. On a lighter note, it is a good gift idea for Father’s Day.
Factors to Consider Before Acquiring a Riding Mower
The property matters. A small piece of land requires a smaller lawn mower that can maneuver easily. An larger yard, on the other hand, will require a mower with a wider deck size that can effectively get the job done. This accommodates maneuverability in tight spots. If, for example, the property has trees, a smaller deck will be able to fit in between with ease.
Your budget is also a crucial consideration. Depending on your financial abilities and needs, you can acquire one of these bad boys from a range of $250 to over $10,000.The determining factor here is the price, compared to the features they come with. Consider the availability and cost of spare parts for future repairs or maintenance too.
Speed makes a big difference too. The faster your machine cuts, the lesser time you spend on the mowing job. As a trained landscaper or professional, this will greatly increase efficiency and profits, naturally. The placement of the engine is of great importance too. If the engine is placed at the back, it offers less power as opposed to front-placed engines. Front-placed engines are more accommodating and improve control of the mower too.
Additional features are significant too. Features such as multi-blade cutting systems, automatic transmission, fuel optimized engines and/or automatic transmissions play a big role. To get more functionality from your machine, attachments can be added. These can be in the form of baggers, feed spreaders, aerators and cultivators.
After much research, here is a list of the five best sit down lawn mowers for your consideration. The models are the best in their particular fields considering terrain, size, power and taste.
Some of the Five Top Rated Lawn Mowers
Bad Boy MZ Magnum: It features an enormous 726cc Kawasaki engine that achieves up to 6 miles-per-hour. It has a 48-inch blade that is effective for large lawns. It is a zero-turn piece of machinery, meaning it can maneuver around any object by spinning on its wheels. Hydrostatic transmission ensures your can concentrate more on steering using both hands. For more precise mowing, the blades can be adjusted between the ranges of 1 inch to 4 inches. Additionally, you can use the foot-pedal to adjust the blade clearance height in case you come across an obstacle such as a rock. In short, it gets more work done better and in a shorter time.
Husqvarna YTH21K46: Carrying a 21 Horsepower engine and a 46-inch deck, this machine can comfortably make it through tight spots and wide yards. It has a large lever located near the steering wheel that simplifies disengaging and engaging the engine. Speed control is made less complicated by the forward and reverse right-foot pedals. This is important since it lets you concentrate on steering with your hands full in close proximity maneuvering. It is much cheaper that an average mower.
John Deer D110: This model is particularly recommended if you intend to use it in a hilly terrain, an area with roots, or a yard that has obstacles. This is because it has a power take off (PTO) lever and a hydrostatic foot-pedal drive allowing easier manipulation of the mower in rocky places.
Cub Cadet LTX 1045: If your land is small, then this is your best choice. A piece of land with many obstacles would also benefit from this mower. It has enlarged right foot-pedals that are hydrostatic with special emphasis on the reverse foot-pedal. Additionally, reverse mowing interlock is connected to the ignition switch, marked, and further connected to a push button. This is a plus for reverse mowing since not many models make it easy to make this move.
Craftsman YT 3000: Packing a 46-inch deck and a $1,740 price tag, this baby has a lever on the rear fender that shifts the mower into forward or reverse mode. It acts similar to a cruise control feature, especially in big areas. The rear tires have nine-inch treads, two-inches wider that those of other mowers, thereby reducing the carbon footprint all over your lawn.
Ride on mowers provide better handling especially if your choice is a zero-turn model. They have stronger steel blades that can cut even through long grass without risking clogging or jamming. They can handle terrain that is punishing and most of them have features to adjust accordingly. In contrast to a robotic or a push mower, riding mowers are time-saving and efficient, in turn, saving you money. The best advantage of these machines is the comfort they offer while you work on your lawn.
The best sit down mower will ultimately depend on your personal needs. If you wish to use a bagger to collect the cuttings or just let the cuttings mulch up your lawn, it is your prerogative when purchasing this machine. Different terrain and size of property will also make the difference on the type of the machine to buy. As a conscientious neighbor, also consider the levels of noise from one of these landscaping machines. Having a well-maintained lawn does not have to mean irritated neighbors. Environmentally friendly individuals should consider mowers with low pollution or none at all.
The best riding mower is one that will get the job done faster, effectively, comfortably and affordably. Make sure you have good protection against malfunctions and breakdowns by ensuring reasonable warranty from dealers. Technology moves in a fast pace. Always make sure to do thorough market research on these products to guarantee you get the best deal available. Increase your odds of getting a mower that will offer you the best service for many years.
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We’ve recently become enthralled with 3D printers. I even had a dream about using one the other night where I was talking with someone about “making a tree” or something oddball like that, and he told me, “Okay, let’s do it now,” and (in my dream), he pressed a button and lo and behold, a “tree” just kind of “grew” on top of the desk. So… anyway, I have vivid dreams. (No gold coins were created though… haha!)
Anyway, there is no reason to feel limited by two-dimensional printing anymore. If you are struggling to convey a 3-dimensional idea to someone at the office, have it printed in three dimensions and show people what are you have been thinking about. This is really, truly possible right now and has been going on for longer than the average person might imagine.
How Does It Work?
With a conventional printer, you take something from your computer and copy it onto paper to share and to see. Information comes from software, files saved into your documents, and so on. With a 3D item, special software allows the user to create a model of something precisely. An example might be a figurine one would place on a shelf. It would be created without necessarily having any artistic skill thanks to an advanced, user-friendly software program. Reports say it can work with mechanical parts, jewelry, and much more.
In fact, for many years manufacturers have been using 3D printers to create items either to continue the process of creating a finished item, looking at a prototype and so on, or to create the finished item. Companies are saving money and time by spending big money on commercial 3D printers because, in spite of their cost (which is coming down), these machines allow commercial operations to create prototypes on the spot without having to send away for them. If a change has to be made, it is also created on the spot. There is no waiting and the cost is much less.
There are items which can be placed on a desktop at work and can be used even in a small office space. Bigger machines take up half of a room, but those are not the biggest. The biggest 3D printing machines are for manufacturing items for sale. These can be created, seemingly, out of any media.
One brand provides inexpensive versions of those printers specifically for making models. Insert the filament color you need and watch smoothly finished items pile up on your desk for sale to customers anywhere in the world.
For Personal Use
On the other hand, keep them and finish them to be added to a collection you are building, to give as gifts, or to put in your garden. You can even have a printer at home and use it to duplicate items for your hobbies such as model parts. The software you need is already available and some of it for free, but other items must be purchased. They give you the ability to print off things which you would ordinarily have to order, maybe wait weeks for, and then possibly return because of a fault or damage which occurred when the item was shipped. Imagine having that technology on your desk at home: it is possible and affordable.
Some machines are just a few hundred dollars to purchase. Of course, providing the materials to use them is not like buying paper and ink cartridges. This is where expenses will increase considerably.
Like any individual who wants to buy some technological gizmo and has to have the best, there are expensive models of personal printers too. They are getting cheaper but cost a few thousand dollars to own.
When VHS first came out, hardly anyone owned a video player. To watch a movie at home meant renting the machine and the movie. People did not own printers. They took floppy disks to special print shops and had items produced that way. Individuals still take their information to print and photocopy shops to save money on the costs of printing masses of material, especially in color or in particular styles of paper. This way they do not have to own the technology or find room for it when they can hardly ever see themselves using it.
The same is true for 3D printing. Shops providing this service are more common today than ever. If you are not sure about the uses you could find for 3D printing, try the software without buying a machine. (Of course you can buy them for home use.)
Writers on the subject of 3D printing note that the possibilities continue to expand and change the world we live in. Once someone comes up with an idea, it seems only a short while before it is brought to fruition now that the technology exists. For instance, there are reports of using 3D bioprinters for testing medicines and for other medical purposes.
Who knows where it’s all going to lead? Right now, there are a number of desktop versions available, such as the one in this LulzBot Mini Desktop 3D printer review here at the site. People are having a blast learning this new technology, and I’m guessing it won’t be long before they’re seen in schools and homes everywhere!