Bulu Box Weight Loss Review + Coupon – May 2019
Bulu Box is a monthly fitness and weight loss subscription. The original Bulu Box is focused more on fitness and general health supplements. They also offer a Weight Loss box that focuses more on diet products for $10/month and a Burn Blend box that includes a full-size Burn Blend dietary supplement for $32.99/month.
This is a review of the Weight Loss Bulu Box.
Bulu Box provided this box at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
About Bulu Box
The Subscription Box: Bulu Box Weight Loss
The Cost: $10 a month. Save with longer subscriptions.
The Products: 4-6 health and fitness items such as vitamin samples, fitness gear, and healthy snacks.
Ships to: US (free)
Bulu Box Weight Loss May 2019 Review
There are box variations, and sometimes rather heavy product promotion, so you may not always get the same box as someone else or be able to make the connection to weight loss for each product:
The information cards are now generic rather than describing your items.
There was also some product literature. Sometimes this relates to items in the box and sometimes it does not.
First off, it is normal to have a label stuck on the back like that. The package is mostly in Korean so the label tells you the ingredients in English, which is really important for anything you’re planning on consuming. This is mango-flavored and it has a really strong (ripe) mango scent. I can’t really call it a drink. It is pretty mucilaginous. It is supposed to fill you up and keep you full so that you don’t want to eat, thereby assisting in weight loss. I am going to say the product page needs a little work; it has language like this: “Ingredient Information 1. Calamansi: Calamansi, so to speak the present of God, contains more than 30 times more vitamin C than lemons and helps weight management as well as skin care,” which is really not natural English. It has a bunch of gums and thickeners to give it the consistency you see above. The taste is not bad but I can’t really get over the texture (all the ingredients seem to be vegetarian).
Prospera Supplements: Recovery (6 veggie caps) – Buy 60 Capsules for $31.95
This is supposed to help with sleep. It has magnesium, which shows up in a lot of sleep aids. It also has some B vitamins, tart cherry extract (a source of antioxidants), and, unfortunately, melatonin. A small percentage of people who take melatonin experience vivid, unsettling dreams, and I happen to be one of them, so I will pass this along to someone who doesn’t have this issue. I do appreciate that these are veggie capsules, and although Bulu Box does not take dietary preferences into account, I can say that I definitely see more vegan and vegetarian products lately, which is a nice change.
This was also in the regular version of Bulu Box this month.
Barielle Oh So Smooth Skin Smoothing Serum (free sample) – Buy 1 fl oz for $19.95
The card attached to this said “free sample.” I am not sure how much product is in the foil packet. This includes pracaxi oil and I just knew I had seen that type of oil in a product I’d used lately and finally I hit upon it – Redken Frizz Dismiss shampoo (which has apparently changed formula and packaging since I last bought it, but I bought a liter and it is lasting forever). Anyway, there are also a bunch of other plant oils including some standard ones for skincare (jojoba, sunflower, apricot kernel, argan oil) but there are also some silicones and generic “vegetable oil” early on in the ingredients list. I tried this out and I think the silicones are just not going to be compatible with my skin but your mileage may vary. For reference, I also can’t use Vichy skincare products (which also contain silicones) but if those work for you, you may want to give this a try too. It’s certainly affordable for a serum.
This was also in the regular version of Bulu Box this month.
N53 Lean1 Fat Burning Meal Replacement Banana (1 serving) – Buy 5 Pounds for $69.99
This is a dairy-based (whey and milk) protein shake with lots of vitamins and minerals, some fat as well as 10 grams of fiber (i.e. it is a decent attempt at a meal replacement). It also has some trendy but unproven weight loss ingredients like green coffee bean extract, but these are unlikely to be harmful. This also contains some digestive enzymes. Anyway, I am kind of happy to get a banana flavored product just because I always get chocolate or vanilla and this is different. I don’t use meal replacements, but I do like putting protein powders and superfoods (this has some) in my morning smoothies, and this worked very well for that, and the banana flavor was nice with my PB2 and cacao that I always add. This is also a new brand for me.
Paromi Full Leaf Tea “Sleep with Me” (1 bag) – Buy 15 Bags for $11.99
This is mostly chamomile tea, but with some other ingredients that are also supposed to promote relaxation (lemon balm, etc.) as well as some fruit flavors like apple, quince, and apricot. This is caffeine free and it is nicely relaxing in the evening, although at almost $1 per bag, it is probably not something I would buy regularly. I am happy enough to enjoy it when I receive it in a subscription box, which is fairly often. What I especially like is there is no lemongrass and no licorice!
In general, I think this product is a good idea. It reminds you to take your omega 3s, probiotics, and vitamin all at the same time. But, I think it is kind of weird that the multivitamin is plant-based and it comes with fish oil. If you are following a vegan or vegetarian diet, there are algae-based omega 3 supplements that do the same thing as fish oil (perhaps a bit more expensive). Omega 3 fatty acid supplementation can help with your cholesterol (specifically triglycerides) and potentially skin health, joint health, and more.
The vitamins seem to be targeted to women of reproductive age because of the iron content (30%, and it may be needed to replenish what is lost each month during menstruation) and folate (important for neural tube development at very early stages of pregnancy) but I try to avoid taking in extra iron because I had a hysterectomy so I am not losing iron each month and I wasn’t anemic to begin with and excessive iron may contribute to high blood pressure, which I already have. Anyway, I think this could be great for the right person, but due to my unusual set of circumstances, it is not exactly the right product for me.
Verdict: There were 6 samples this month (counting the tea bags together as one item). If you paid full price for this subscription, you paid about $1.67 for each item. I was pretty happy with the box overall because I learned about a few new brands (including N53) and even though I don’t think I would regularly use the Belly Bully, it was fun to try as well as to read about, and it’s not the kind of product I’d ever encounter on my own.
I’d strongly recommend using our MYSUB799 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.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, June would be your first shipment. Also, keep in mind that there are variations in the boxes, so your box might not be exactly like mine in any given month.
Value Breakdown: This box costs $10 + free shipping, which means that each of the 6 items in the box has an average cost of $1.67.
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