Onnit Cyber Monday Sale: Save Up to 25%, Earn 10% More Off, Free Go Packs

Onnit Cyber Monday Sale: Save Up to 25%, Earn 10% More Off, Free Go PacksLike I mentioned on Black Friday, Onnit is having a huge sale, and it’s actually getting better today for Cyber Monday. You can still save up to 25% on supplements, foods, packages, fitness equipment and gear, but you can also save up to an additional 10% based on how much you spend. If you spend $150 or more, you get an additional 5% off. If you spend $250 or more, you get an additional 10% off on top of the aforementioned discounts. That’s bonkers! Plus every order regardless of its amount will receive a free single go pack, which is essentially a single serving of something like Alpha Brain or Shroom Tech Sport.

This incredible Cyber Monday sale ends tonight, Monday, December 2, 2013 at 11:59 PST. Remember that PST is actually three hours behind EST, so that would really be 2:59AM EST.

This is all I’m going to say on the Onnit Cyber Monday Sale. Below is the breakdown of the savings:


Save Up to 30% (and more!) During Onnit’s 2014 Black Friday Cyber Monday Sale

Save Up to 30% (and more!) During Onnit's 2014 Black Friday Cyber Monday Sale

Update: 12/01/2014

Today is Cyber Monday, which means it’s the last day of Onnit’s big Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2014 sale. Before the sale ends, you’ll want to head over to the Onnit website and check out the TPC: Total Primate Care page. TPC includes all of Onnit’s best supplements divided into day and night packs, available in 15 and 30-day supplies. This stuff is normally out of stock, so the fact that it’s actually available and on sale today makes it a no brainer. Stock up while this stuff is on sale and save a ton of money compared to buying the supplements individually. Remember, you have until 11:59PM EST (8:59PM PST) today, December 1, 2014, to save big money.

Update: 11/28/2014

I’ve noticed a lot of people heading to this page looking for Onnit’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2014 sales. This is an old post from last year, but is still getting hits from Google, so I figured I’d update this post with information for this year.

Unlike previous years where you could save up to 25% off Onnit products, Onnit has launched its biggest sale of the year, and maybe ever. The company has said that this will be the biggest sale of the year, so I wouldn’t expect a bigger sale on Boxing Day or heading into 2015. That being said, if you’ve held back on buying something or are looking to stock up on supplements or foods you use regularly, this is the time to buy.

Here’s how the 2014 Onnit Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale breaks down:

  • Save 25% off all supplements
  • Save 18% off all foods and fitness equipment
  • Save 30% off all gear (clothes, bags, etc.)
  • Save an additional 5% off on all orders over $150
  • Save an additional 10% off on all orders over $250!

As you can see, this adds up to some serious savings.

If you were interested in the Primal Bells, you can get the whole line at a crazy discount and save a boat load of cash. This works for any of the expensive Onnit exercise equipment actually. And, if you stock up on multiple bottles of supplements you can save a lot. If you need a new blender, the Blendtec WildSide–which retails for $500 on the Onnit website–is available for about $336 this weekend. This is MADNESS!

It’s a cliche, I know, but literally the more you buy the more you save in the long run.

So click here to check out the special Black Friday and Cyber Monday page that Onnit has posted for a full breakdown of the sale, which ends at 11:59PM EST on Monday, December 1, 2014. You still have all weekend, but don’t put it off and wait because stuff sells out often. The Zombie Bells are out of stock, the Total Primate Care is out of stock, and who knows what could be next.

Have a great weekend everybody!

In my post earlier today I mentioned how I was going to tone down the Onnit posts on this blog, so I’ll keep this one short and sweet.

Like every other online and brick and mortar store, Onnit is having a sale this Black Friday, and it’s the best one of the year. If there are any supplements supplements, foods, package deals, or fitness gear that you’ve had your eye on, now’s the time to pull the trigger. Some of this stuff can also make a great Christmas gift as well, so there’s that to think about too. At any rate, there are some great deals, so act quickly, because some of this stuff is sure to go out of stock over the weekend.

And for the record, this sale includes everything from Primal Bells and Zombie Bells to Onnit 180 drink mix, Total Primate Care, Hemp Force, T+ testosterone booster, Alpha Brain, Blendtec blenders, and everything else.

Here’s the breakdown of the savings during Onnit’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale:

This sale starts on Friday, November 29, 2013 at 12AM EST. So to those of us who don’t go to bed at 9PM, this means Thursday night at midnight everything goes on sale. The sale is on all weekend and concludes on Cyber Monday (Monday, December 2, 2013) at 11:59 PST. Remember that PST is actually three hours behind EST, so that would really be 2:59AM EST. Confused yet? Me too. Not sure why Onnit chose to list these times in two time zones, but there you have it. Visit onnit.com sometime this weekend after midnight tonight (but before midnight on Monday night) and you can save up to 25% off everything.

The Howler Primal Bell from Onnit Now Available!

The Howler Primal Bell from Onnit Now Available!I know everyone is all excited about the new Onnit Zombie Bells, and I am too. I say “bells” plural because there is more than one. Aubrey Marcus said on a recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast that there will actually be four Zombie Bells kettlebells in various sizes. So, it looks like this will be an ongoing thing for Onnit: kettlebells in four different varieties each with a different look. (Update 10/28/13: Zombie Bells now available!)

The first of these stylized kettlebells was of course the series of Primal Bells. Three were first released; the chimp, the ape, and then the orangutan, and yesterday the fourth in the series was released. This one is called The Howler!

The Howler is the smallest of the Primal Bells, weighing just a half pood, or 18 lbs. in terms we can all understand. This one looks like a screaming chimp with his fangs exposed. While it’s the smallest of the Primal Bells, it’s definitely the most menacing looking!

Like all the Primal Bells, The Howler is crafted from chip-resistant iron that will stand up to regular wear and tear and rusting as well. You can use this like a savage and keep it on display in the meantime. It’s a work of art that’s perfectly balanced, meaning you can use it like a traditional kettlebell and it won’t feel any different. It just looks infinitely more badass than a cannonball with a handle attached to it.

Check out the whole line of Primal Bells at Onnit, and if you haven’t bought any yet, you can buy all four in a bundle at a significant savings. You can save 15% total when you purchase all at once! But make sure you save up a bit of money for the Zombie Bells which are now available, just in time for Halloween!.

Check out this 360 degree view of the new Howler:

Onnit The Howler Primal Bell Kettlebell 360 Degree View

Health Benefits of Kombucha Tea

Health Benefits of Kombucha TeaJoe Rogan got me curious about kombucha tea when he was talking about it on his podcast The Joe Rogan Experience. For a long while he was speaking of how good it tasted and how good it made him feel as well. After a bit of research it seems like the health benefits of kombucha could be real, or maybe they’re not.

Kombucha tea is full of probiotics. Probiotics are useful to our digestive systems. They help keep us regular and prevent us from getting backed up. That’s a good thing, and relatively easy to believe. These days, probiotics are in a lot of the foods on grocery store shelves, such as yogurt. Specific brands of yogurt use the inclusion of these probiotics as the main selling point.

Others claim some different health benefits of kombucha aside from staying regular. Many believe that kombucha helps to boost the body’s immune system, promoting a healthier, more well-balanced metabolism and internal organs. Some say it helps with baldness, arthritis, and can improve skin quality. Chances are if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

While there are scores of people who swear by kombucha and its health benefits, it may not be seen that way by those in the medical industry. The fact is there aren’t enough (or any, really) studies on kombucha to prove its supposed benefits one way or the other. The only thing I can suggest is trying kombucha tea for yourself for a little while and see how you feel. Perhaps going in with a little skepticism is a good thing and will curb any placebo effect that you could otherwise be attributing to the tea.

Joe Rogan’s Favorite Things

Joe Rogan's Favorite ThingsIf you listen to The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, you know how Joe likes to go on and on about certain products that he loves. In many cases he’s not even advertising anything, he’s just speaking as someone who found something that works for him and he wants everyone else to experience the benefits of that particular product as well.

I’ve noticed a lot of traffic coming in from people who want to know what kind of blender does Joe Rogan use, what his favorite exercise DVD is, and what type of coconut water he drinks. In this brief post, I’ll outline what some of Joe Rogan’s favorite things are.

Joe Rogan’s favorite blender is the Blendtec Total Blender Home Wildside. It’s true at first he was recommending a Vitamix, but as he tried out the Blendtec, he changed his mind. There are benefits to each and features one has that the other doesn’t, but at the beginning of each day, Joe Rogan is making his hulk loads kale shakes in a Blendtec rather than a Vitamix.

Joe Rogan’s favorite kettlebell DVD is The Extreme Kettlebell Cardio Workout DVD. Joe has been going on for at least a couple of years now about the benefits of Keith Weber’s kettlebell DVD. He says that it only takes 20 or 30 minutes and a 30 lb. kettlebell to get your ass kicked. I’ve tried this DVD, and I can say that is without a doubt the truth. If you’re a beginner looking for a DVD, this isn’t the one for you. Try a kettlebell DVD from Amy Bento instead.

Joe Rogan’s favorite coconut water is C2O coconut water. Joe has tried a lot of coconut water, and he finds C2O coconut water to be the sweetest and most delicious. It’s made with a special type of coconut found in Thailand which sets it apart and above from all others, according to Joe. Being a Canadian, I’ve never tried it, as it doesn’t seem to be available anywhere up here.

That’s all I can think of for now. If you’re wondering about any other of Joe’s favorites, just leave a comment below and I’ll update this post.

Onnit in Canada

Onnit in CanadaIf you’re a dedicated listener of The Joe Rogan Experience like myself, you’ve surely heard him talk at the start of each podcast about Onnit products. Everything from Alpha Brain, New Mood, kettle bells, Battle Ropes, and on and on…

If you’re a REALLY dedicated listener of the podcast, you’ve likely become curious about some of these products. It’s hard not to wonder about them really, as he’s not so much selling them as he is recommending them to his listeners to help improve their lives. After all, he does say Onnit (a company of which Joe Rogan is a part-owner, by the way) only sells products that he believes in. Products that he himself uses and benefits from.

As per the website, Onnit ships its products to Canadians via FedEx. Because of this, you will be charged an advancement fee along with taxes. The advancement fee is about $10, and from what I understand is essentially a service charge that FedEx applies to your order because they pay the taxes and duty for your package in advance. You then owe FedEx the cost of taxes and duty along with the advancement fee. The cost of taxes will depend on the total amount of your order and the province that you’re located in. As for the duty, I believe that’s a 7% charge if I’m reading the FedEx site correctly.

Fortunately, there is a way to avoid this advancement fee. If you call FedEx, you can create an account and link a credit card to it. This way when a package from Onnit or any other US-based retailer comes into Canada via FedEx, your credit card is charged the taxes and duty directly. This eliminates the $10 advancement fee since FedEx isn’t paying the taxes and duty in advance for you.

An easy way to calculate how much you’ll be charged when your Onnit order enters Canada is to calculate 7% of the cost of your order and find the total. Then apply the taxes for your province for the total. For someone located in Ontario, a $50 order would total $53.50 with duty, and then with 13% sales tax applied, would cost $60.46. Add on approximately $10 for the advancement fee, and the total becomes $70.46. So, as you can see, it’s worth spending a few minutes calling FedEx to link a credit card to your address and skipping the FedEx advancement fee.

Onnit Primal Bells Available for a Limited Time!

Onnit Primal Bells Available for a Limited Time!I normally don’t dedicate an entire blog post to a product unless I’m reviewing it, but these new Onnit Primal Bells were too cool to not share with you all! Joe Rogan’s influence is all over these, without a doubt. These are kettlebells, but instead of the traditional plain cannonball shape, it’s an angry monkey head! From what I gather, the chimp head was hand-sculpted, scanned into 3D, and then a mold was created to manufacture these primate kettlebells. They’re made from the same iron as the original Onnit kettlebells, so that means they’re chip and rust resistant as well. What’s different about the Primal Bells is that they feature an enlarged (thicker) handle for those savages who are looking to increase grip strength even more compared to an ordinary kettlebell. It comes in one size only: one pood, which is the equivalent of 36 lbs. I’ve never heard of a pood before, but there you go.

Primal Bells are available for a limited time only and can only be ordered via the Onnit website only! No, you won’t be able to find these anywhere else.

Check out a 360° view of the Primal Bells after the jump!

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Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

Health Benefits of Coconut OilI’m starting to sound like a broken record starting blog posts this way, but it was on The Joe Rogan Experience that I first heard about the health benefits of coconut oil from Joe Rogan. A while later, Onnit introduced its own organic coconut oil so I decided to research things a little further. I knew that it could be used as a substitute for MCT oil in Bulletproof Upgraded Coffee, but beyond that I wasn’t sure how I could integrate coconut oil into my diet.

Coconut oil is actually a very versatile product, and the name is somewhat misleading. When I think of a food oil, I think of a liquid like peanut, vegetable, sunflower, or corn oil. Coconut oil is a little different. At room temperature, it’s actually a solid with the appearance of lard or shortening. When heated, it turns into a liquid. This makes it easy to integrate it into your diet in many ways.

So why would you want to add coconut oil to your diet? It’s packed with MCTs, or medium chain triglycerides. The body burns these special fats very efficiently, making it a much better source of energy compared to sugar, startch, or even protein. A 2009 study found that women who added about two tablespoons of coconut oil to their diet for three months didn’t gain any weight during that time and had reduced abdominal fat.

Coconut oil can also help reduce cholesterol, build up our resistance to viruses and bacteria by boosting our immune system, and it stimulates the body’s metabolism, which can help with weight loss when combined with a balanced diet and exercise. Fortunately there are so many ways to add coconut oil to our diets that adding two-to-four tablespoons per day is easy!

How to Make Your Own Onnit Hemp Force Protein Powder

How to Make Your Own Onnit Hemp Force Protein PowderOne of the cool things I originally liked about Onnit when I first heard about the company on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast was how it provides a list of ingredients for many (all?) of its products on its website. That way, as Joe would say, if you wanted to make your own at home, you could. I can say now that I think they do this knowing that there’s no way you’ll be able to replicate their products 100%.

What I set out to accomplish was to make my own Hemp Force protein powder. As I mentioned in an earlier blog post, I found a local source for maca root powder, unsweetened cocoa powder, and stevia. I then purchased some Manitoba Harvest hemp protein powder since hemp powder wasn’t available in bulk form. Finally, some vanilla extract completed the ingredients list. Unfortunately I couldn’t find any vanilla extract powder either, so the liquid variety would have to suffice.

Over the course of the next five days I concocted two shakes per day trying to replicate the undeniably delicious Onnit Hemp Force recipe. Some of my shakes were overpoweringly sweet, no doubt due to using too much stevia. Others had too much vanilla or cocoa taste, thanks to too much of those ingredients, obviously. Some simply just didn’t offer much in the taste department, likely because I was being too modest with the cocoa, stevia, and vanilla. This proved to be much more difficult than I had anticipated.

In the end, what I learned is that I couldn’t replicate Onnit Hemp Force protein powder. While I did have a list of all the ingredients, I didn’t know what ratio to use them in. Ultimately, it was cheaper to just spend the money on buying the real thing rather than trying unsuccessfully to make my own. It’s also easier, cuts down on prep time, and you have the peace of mind knowing exactly what you’re getting. If you managed to breakdown the Hemp Force recipe, please comment with the ratios because I’d love to try it!

How to Prevent a Hangover (And Feel Better the Day After)

How to Prevent a Hangover (And Feel Better the Next Day)Sunday morning after having a few too many rum and cokes the night before while watching the UFC, I started to wonder if there was anything I could do that would help prevent a hangover, or at least reduce the symptoms. As I get older I find that my hangovers are getting worse. No longer do I wake up with a mild headache after a night of pounding back beers. Now the whole next day could be a write-off as I lay in bed sleeping the day away, vowing that I’ll never drink like that again.

Of course I’ll drink like that again, but I’ll take some preventative measures, such as drinking more water. Everyone knows that a large part of the hangover is the dehydration from the alcohol. By having  a glass of water in between each of my alcoholic drinks, I reduce the amount of dehydration. I’ll also chug back a couple more glasses right before bed and hope for the best.

I used to reach for sports drinks like Gatorade the next day, but coconut water–such as Joe Rogan’s favorite C2O coconut water–provides the same benefits while being much healthier for you. Coconut water is comprised of (surprise!) mostly water, it’s low in calories, full of minerals our bodies need, and balanced out with electrolytes. Having a few cans chilling in your fridge for the next day will not only make you feel better, you can recover while knowing that your body is taking in vitamins and minerals that it needs rather than corn syrup, chemicals, and food dyes it doesn’t require.

That covers the hydration part of a hangover, but I also wake up starving. I’m usually craving pizza which works for me because it’s salty so it helps me retain water, lots of meat on top will provide me with protein, and it’s got a lot of carbs to raise my blood sugar to help reduce that groggy feeling. These are the three things you should consider when choosing a hangover meal: salt, protein, and carbs. Fortunately, there are a lot of delicious things that hit all those bases, so just remember to hydrate, eat, and you’ll slowly start to feel better.

What’s the one so-called cure that doesn’t work? Drinking more alcohol. Don’t do it! It will only make you feel worse and dehydrate you further.