Bulu Box Weight Loss Review + Coupon – November 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.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the Bulu Box 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!
The information cards are now generic instead of describing your items.
There are usually coupons (which may or may not be for items in the box), product literature, advertisements for other subscriptions, etc. This month I received a coupon for Hello Fresh. Check out our reviews to learn more!
Glamour Nutrition Beauty Sleep (2 count) – Buy 60 Capsules for $32.99
Sleep is definitely an important part of health. This has pretty much every over-the-counter ingredient I’ve seen for sleep – melatonin, valerian, chamomile, GABA, etc. This supplement is not vegetarian (gelatin in the capsules) and also melatonin and I don’t get along (it gives me vivid, unsettling dreams), so I was unable to try this one. This is a good time to note that you will often get products in Bulu Box that doesn’t fit your profile at all, so you just kind of have to roll with it. Also, because this contains vitamin B6, this is a good opportunity to remind people to check all the different supplements you take so you don’t get too much of any one component (though B vitamins are water soluble and excess is usually just excreted in the urine).
Restorative Botanicals RestoreCALM Chocolate Mint Hemp Oil Supplement (0.33 fl oz) – Retail Value $13.99
This is a hemp extract in some plant oils (coconut, sunflower). It does not contain THC, the psychoactive compound in marijuana. It is supposed to be calming. The active compound is probably cannabidiol, which is likely to be safe when consumed orally, though there are not yet peer-reviewed studies showing its effectiveness. The recommended dose is kind of a lot of this bottle so I am not sure the eyedropper is the best delivery mechanism. I started out by putting a very small amount in my Crio-Bru (figured the chocolate mint flavor would work there, and it did) and didn’t notice a huge difference in how I felt, but I wanted to make sure there weren’t any interactions with anything I have been prescribed by a doctor (there is not much data available on that) and so far, so good. I can try a little more next time.
Upspring Stomach Settle (2 count) – Buy 28 Lozenges for $12.99
I occasionally get mild nausea these days. I attribute it to still being in recovery from major surgery a few weeks ago. So I was actually able to try these under the intended conditions. I feel like they helped, which is not surprising since it seems that lollipops and lozenges, in general, are good for nausea. These also have ginger and spearmint, which are common herbal remedies for nausea.
Fera Moringa Powder (0.04 oz) – Buy 5 Packets for $9.99
Moringa has a lot of superfood-type nutrients but it is one of those things I just don’t like the taste of. Moringa tea is not my thing. But powder? That I can do. I put this in a smoothie with lots of more strongly-flavored ingredients (cacao, matcha, PB2, frozen berries, etc.) and I couldn’t even taste it. This is the perfect way to consume superfoods when you don’t care for the flavor.
1 Shot Protein in Mixed Berry (3 fl oz) – Buy a 4-Flavor Variety Pack for $13.26
This is sugar-free, gluten-free, and free of dairy ingredients, so if you are lactose intolerant and feeling left out from consuming protein bars, this could work for you. However, it is not vegan/vegetarian, since the protein source is marine collagen (e.g., from fish). On the one hand, collagen is great for hair and nails. On the other hand, I had my husband try this one and he was not a big fan, that there was a fishy aftertaste that he has not noticed with other collagen products. Maybe it is the liquid form that is responsible?
Himasal Saline Solution Nasal Drops for Babies (2 packs of 5 single doses) – Buy 30 Single Doses for $9.99
Saline is great for moistening the nasal passages and I use a saline nasal spray before bed sometimes (as well as a NeilMed Sinus Rinse in the morning). This isn’t the best dosage form for an adult and I don’t have children to try it out on. It kind of worked on me but I feel like there is a lot of plastic waste with this product. I wish Bulu Box would not send out products intended for children (or, alternatively, that there was an option to opt in or out for children’s products).
Teeccino Dandelion Coconut (1 bag) – Buy 10 Bags for $5.99
Teeccino Dandelion Mocha Mint (1 bag) – Buy 10 Bags for $5.99
This is a hot beverage that’s a coffee alternative. As you may know, I hate coffee, but I do like hot beverages, and I know I’m a Teeccino fan because I’ve tried it before in other subscription boxes. (I’m actually a fan of the ground kind you put in a coffee machine more than the tea bags.) Of these two, I preferred the coconut, but both were good.
Verdict: If you count the saline packets and tea bags as two separate items, each, that gives a total of 9 items contained in the weight loss version of Bulu Box this month. If you paid full price for the box, that is about $1.11 per item. Or, if you used a “$5 for life” coupon like I did (not available any longer, but use MYSUB599 to get boxes for $5.99 for life), that is about $0.55 per item. I was able to use most of the items this month, though I do wish Bulu Box catered to certain preferences (i.e., vegetarian items, no children’s items, etc.) to make the box more useful to me, personally, since they have gotten rid of rewards points for reviewing your samples (instead you get sweepstakes entries now). My favorite item was the Teeccino. And no, I have no idea how most of these things relate to weight loss at all.
I’d strongly recommend using our MYSUB599 coupon code when you subscribe and choosing either the regular or the weight loss box, but not both since there is a lot of product repetition between the two.
What did you think of the November Bulu Box Weight Loss?