Bulu Box Weight Loss Review + Coupon – January 2017
Bulu Box is a monthly fitness and weight loss subscription. The original Bulu Box is focused more on fitness and general health supplements, and they also offer a Weight Loss box that focuses more on diet products.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the Weight Loss, $10 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Bulu Box Weight Loss
The Cost: $10 on a month-to-month plan; save with longer subscriptions
COUPON: Use our coupon code MYSUB599 to get your subscription at $5.99 per month, for the lifetime of the subscription!
The Products: 4-6 health and fitness items such as vitamin samples, fitness gear, and healthy snacks.
Ships to: U.S. (free)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
They have done away with the traditional information card and instead included this card with some discounts and promos on it. You also get some product literature and/or coupons most months, although this month what I got was a coloring postcard.
Frownies Immune Shield Antioxidant Vitamin E Oil (8 mL) – Value $7.50
Bulu Box has really been hitting the Frownies products hard lately. This is marketed as an after-sun product which makes sense since vitamin E (one of the main ingredients) is an antioxidant that should help fight free radical damage. (Hard to assess after one use, especially when I did not go out in the sun.) Of course, you should also use a good sunscreen for maximum protection. There is a TON of technical information on the ingredients if you click the product name to go to the Frownies website.
Chocorite Chocolate Crispy Caramel (1.13 oz) – Value $1.25
These taste like candy but have quite a lot of fiber in them. They are designed for low carb dieters (a group of which I am not a part). The only real disappointment I had was the size – I wish these had been bigger!
CraveCrush (1 lozenge) – Value $1.07
The main ingredient here is Gymnema, a plant with a long history in Indian Ayurvedic medicine. It is believed that this plant blocks sweet taste receptors on the tongue and may also decrease the absorption of sugar from the intestine, although WebMD says there is currently insufficient evidence for this. If cravings are a problem for you, it’s worth looking into. Trying it a few times probably won’t hurt (don’t use if pregnant or nursing), anyway.
MagO7 Cleanse & Detox (6 capsules) – Value $1.13
All right, I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, but there is just no science behind “detoxes” and “cleanses.” This product is magnesium oxide, a compound that is typically used as a laxative. Use with caution if you have blood pressure issues or calcium deficiency.
Wise Air Popped Popcorn in Sea Salt (0.5 oz) – Value $0.32
Wise Cinnabon Popcorn (0.5 oz) – Value $0.32
I’ve definitely received the Cinnabon popcorn from Bulu Box before. It is OK but nothing earth-shattering. Same with the regular popcorn. I will say, popcorn is a filling snack if you are counting calories, so it has that going for it.
SunDita Alpha Night (2 chewable tablets) – Value $0.00
I did not put a value here because you can request this as a free sample direct from the maker if you click the link at the product name. Sleep is really important to overall health, including weight loss. This includes 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan), l-theanine, and melatonin. These compounds are all used to promote healthy sleep and are not habit forming. If you are going to try this, do it on a night when the amount of sleep you get is not critical – melatonin gives me very strange dreams that are not very restful, but some people swear by it.
Ridgecrest Herbals Adrenal Fatigue Fighter (6 capsules) – Value $2.25
This is basically a capsule form of energy drinks, minus the caffeine. It has a lot of B vitamins, ginseng, taurine, and similar ingredients. I would not advise consuming this every day or in excess, but if you are sensitive to caffeine this might be an alternative for you. (B vitamins are water soluble and safe to take in large doses; you excrete what you don’t need through the kidneys.)
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $13.84 for the January Bulu Box Weight Loss version. That is better than the cost of the box (also make sure to use code MYSUB16 to get 3 months for $16 or code MYSUB599 to get your subscription for $5.99 a month). This month, I feel like the products are more related to weight loss than past months (especially the low-calorie snacks and the CraveCrush). If you are considering a subscription, I would say to choose either the regular Bulu Box or the weight loss version and not both, though. There is considerable overlap between the two (this month, the Frownies product and both types of popcorn).
What did you think of the January Bulu Box Weight Loss version?