Published on March 5th, 2021 | by Darren Paltrowitz


20 Brands To Help Keep You Happy, Healthy And/Or Looking Great In March 2021 & Beyond

The winter of 2021 is almost behind us, but many of us still need to moisturize more beyond taking some extra steps to look and feel better overall. In turn, below are 20 recommendations for brands with new products on the market which can help make life more comfortable and/or health-oriented.


Tiiga is full of health-boosting goodness and free of all that you probably do not want in a sports beverage. Whether you are hydrating during a run, fueling up for spin class, or quenching your thirst on a day hike, Tiiga is a delicious new option for those that are active and ingredient-conscious. Tiiga packets are easy to stash in a gym bag, purse or glove compartment, so you can always conveniently and quickly power up your water. It is available in 2 great flavors — Raspberry Lemonade and Orange Mango — in packages of 8 servings all the way up to 84.

The mission behind Tiiga is something to feel good about, too. Tiiga was formulated with the help of food scientists and created under sustainable harvesting and business practices. The income opportunities for the women and communities that harvest Baobab in Africa are enormous and co-founders Jeff Tezak and Harrouna Malgoubri are committed to supporting them and helping them grow and thrive from the rising popularity of Baobab.


Nu-X was created with the mission of providing high-quality products for responsible adult consumers that set the standard for purity and consistency. Nu-X recently released a new hemp pre-roll of CBD and CBG, rolled in Zig-Zag unbleached papers. These CBD pre-rolls come in Jupiter (indica) and Legendary (Kush), while the CBG offering is White Whale (frosty white trichomes characteristic to White Whale provide a bright and citrusy aroma, provoking a relaxed experience). These all feature 1 gram pre-rolled in the new Zig-Zag unbleached papers.

If pre-rolls are not your preferred way of enjoying CBD, worry not, as Nu-X also has excellent CBD-related offerings in other formats. This includes disposable vape pens, gummies, soft gel capsules, tinctures and B12-enhanced energy drinks. In turn, there is something for everyone with Nu-X.

Fleur Marché

Women-owned online CBD marketplace and wellness brand Fleur Marché recently debuted its very first in-house product, a bold and design-driven Transdermal Wellness Patch that is meant to be seen and flaunted as a modern day wellness accessory. Made only with clean, plant-based ingredients — such as USDA-Organic Certified cannabidiol and hemp — Fleur Marché’s patches will allow customers to utilize CBD as a wellness tool and incorporate its healing properties into their daily self-care routines. These patches come in 4 different varieties (Energy, Plz., Sex, Plz., Relief, Plz., Sleep, Plz.) and are available to order via its website for $6 per patch. The Sleep, Plz. offering in particular impressively features CBD and melatonin. These patches will also be available in variety multi-packs containing 4 patches (1 of each), as priced at $22.

Magic Mind

Reportedly the world’s first “productivity drink” and hailed by Silicon Valley insiders, Magic Mind is here to set your days up for success. Taken along your morning coffee or tea, this daily shot contains a magical combination of 12 active ingredients like matcha, Ashwagandha, Lion’s Mane mushrooms, adaptogens and nootropics. The results are intended to be increased focus, creativity, energy, and motivation, while stress, oxidation and inflammation decrease within the body. Magic Mind also promotes better sleep, has heaps of antioxidants and supports immunity. The product is also gluten-free, vegan-friendly and keto.

Mad Rabbit Tattoo

Founded in 2019 by 2 friends with a passion for ink, Mad Rabbit’s founders saw an opportunity to create a superior natural solution to help improve the healing process after seeing the lack of effective and all-natural products. With the mission to eliminate unnatural and processed ingredients found in traditional tattoo after-care, Oliver Zak and Selom Agbitor sought out to create a product offering that embodied the basics of holistic healing. As formulated with clean ingredients, there is no need to worry about unnecessary toxins. In turn, Mad Rabbit promotes individuality, adventure and creativity — it promotes you expressing yourself the way you want to express yourself.

vitafusion Max Strength Melatonin Gummy Supplement

I like to wake up ready to take on the day, and vitafusion Max Strength Melatonin Sleep Support Gummy Supplement helps to make that happy. It is a gummy made with a natural strawberry flavor that helps you get great sleep and wake up feeling refreshed, thanks to a 2-gummy serving which includes 10mg of melatonin. It features no gluten, no dairy, no synthetic dyes, no artificial flavors and no high fructose corn syrup. Easy to take and easy to enjoy results from.

Quantum Energy Squares

Powered by a blend of organic green coffee and plant-based macronutrients, Quantum Energy Squares make for a great afternoon pick me up and/or morning wake up alike With the same amount of caffeine as an espresso shot and 10g of protein, it consists of a wonderful blend of wholesome macros from seeds, nuts and fruit, all in a delicious bar. The result is real natural energy that skips the crash. Furthermore, all the products are plant-based, non-GMO, vegan and gluten-free. Flavors include Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate, Caffe Mocha Almond Chip, Dark Chocolate Pink Himalayan Salt and Coconut Almond Chocolate Chip, as available via Amazon, Whole Foods, Sprouts and

A Golden State

A Golden State is a luxury, craft cannabis flower brand which recently launched pre-rolls. Its products are always organic and whole flower-based, as sustainably-grown. Reportedly, A Golden State is the first carbon neutral-certified cannabis brand, beyond being BIPOC owned-and-operated and one of the only artisanal brands using whole flower. As finished in 100 percent organic hemp paper, everything is quality-oriented under the umbrella of A Golden State. And as if that were not enough, the brand regularly donates a portion of its proceeds to healthcare relief efforts benefiting California Community Heath Centers.

Beekeeper’s Naturals

Feeling a tickle in your throat? Forget about those hyper-sweet (and sometimes-questionable) lozenges. Propolis from Beekeeper’s Naturals aims to soothe and support your body naturally, without any nasty ingredients or a sugar-hangover. With natural germ-fighting properties, lots of antioxidants, bee propolis and 300+ beneficial compounds, many call it “nature’s ultimate defender.” All it takes is a few daily spritzes to support your immune system and soothe your scratchy throat.


The Canopy Growth Corporation is a world-leading diversified cannabis, hemp, and vaporization device company. It recently entered the high-potential U.S. CBD beverage category with the launch of Quatreau, a premium ready-to-drink CBD-infused sparkling water. This stateside launch follows the successful 2020 rollout of Canopy Growth’s CBD-infused beverages in Canada, where Quatreau is now the top-selling ready-to-drink CBD beverage.

Quatreau sparkling water contains 20mg of premium, U.S. grown hemp-based CBD and is available in 4 refreshing flavors: Cucumber + Mint, Passionfruit + Guava, Ginger + Lime, and Blueberry + Acai. With an MSRP of $3.99 per 12-ounce can, Quatreau is a functional zero-sugar drink that delivers a natural, low0calorie beverage alternative at an accessible price point. Quatreau will be sold via Canopy’s one-stop U.S. ecommerce destination:

BIOHM Health

BIOHM Health is a microbiome and probiotic company backed by the cutting edge science of Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum, Ph.D., MBA, FIDSA. The company recently expanded its line of innovative probiotics products to include BIOHM Super Reds. 1 scoop of this powder formula — which can be added to water, a favorite beverage or smoothie — combines BIOHM’s probiotics, prebiotics and digestive enzymes with red fruits, functional mushrooms, vegetables and herbal extracts. In turn, every scoop of BIOHM’s Super Reds delivers the following: delicious pomegranate flavor, 14 super red ingredients, 3 types of functional mushrooms, 4 different prebiotic ingredients, 1 Billion CFU’s of BIOHM probiotics, and digestive enzymes. It is non-GMO, keto-friendly and vegan, and it contains no fillers, allergens, artificial colors, sweeteners, preservatives, dairy, egg or soy.

CBD Bath Bomb by Playboy

The iconic lifestyle brand Playboy recently made headlines when it entered the CBD space and launched its “Pleasure For All” line of sexual wellness products. This includes a CBD-based intimacy gel, arousal spray and bath bomb, all of which infused with an aromatic blend of essential oils. Reportedly, CBD by Playboy was specifically designed to enhance intimacy and female pleasure.

The aforementioned Playboy Bath Bomb — priced at $15.00 — seamlessly fuses self-care and seduction. It is scented with honey-kissed rose petals and infused with essential oils to aid in relaxation and help you unwind. Its inclusion of pure and organic Hemp CBD oil ought to offer a sensational rush to get you in “the mood.”


Modern alchemist Adora Winquist has spent over 20 years supporting others to find physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healing. An expert in aromatherapy and vibrational medicine, Winquist’s wide range of intentional products and services offer insight and guidance to awaken the innate wisdom and consciousness that can help humanity shift, grow, and heal. Recently this world-renowned aromatherapeutic innovator introduced the Elixirs 4 Quantum Living collection, which is reportedly the first collection on the market to feature a fast-absorbing, fully nano-emulsified blend of the highest grade essential oils, vibrational infusions plus CBD to elevate your life in every way: emotional balance, mental clarity, physical vibrancy, and spiritual awakening.

Altogether, Elixirs 4 Quantum Living is a “groundbreaking trinity” of alchemical solutions aimed at connecting your center and helping you find your inner calm. Its nano-encapsulated CBD calms and soothes, creating an open pathway for proprietary formulations designed to elevate our one’s ability to perceive and tap into the highest level of positive energy that always exists around us. The nano-emulsifying process also respectfully elevates the sacred nature of pure essential oils, preserving uplifting elements and full healing energy in their unadulterated form. Products aside, you can follow Winquist via @AdoraWinquist on Instagram for healing guidance, upcoming events, and more.


Per multiple published media reports, JustCBD revolutionized the CBD industry with its innovative gummies, which continue to be a best-seller for both JustCBD and the CBD industry as a whole. A wide array of flavors and sizes from our traditional clear bears, to cherries, to sour belts, these gummies will bring back the feelings of yesterday while eating gummy bears as a youth. These gummies ought to help turn a bad day into a great day and subsequently assist with creating a perfect break from your stressful hectic day.

These gelatin-free, Non-GMO, cholesterol-free, gluten-free and vegan gummies come in 5 delicious flavors: Dragon Fruit, Exotic Fruits, Mixed Berries, Mixed Fruit and Strawberry Champagne. The Vegan gummies are conveniently packaged in small pouches so they can be enjoyed on the go. 1 pouch of the Vegan gummies delivers 300mg of hemp-derived CBD, as priced at $19.99. Thus, JustCBD’s parent company JustBrands is continuing to lead the charge with its innovative products for humans and pets with all sorts of health and relaxation needs.

Azuca CBD

Azuca was founded by Ron Silver, the chef and owner behind popular New York City restaurant Bubby’s, which opened in 1990 and now has 2 locations in New York and 6 locations in Japan. Azuca uses a patent-pending TiME Infusion process to make cannabinoids “water friendly,” which allows for a predictable and controllable experience. Typical products on the market take up to 90 minutes to kick in, but Azuca’s products — which ship nationwide — are made to take effect within 15 minutes of ingestion.

Silver’s brand also works with other retail brands to power their products, notably partnering with Wana Brands — which is reportedly the #1 edibles brand in the United States — on its new Wana Quick line. Azuca’s own CBD product line also holds its own in including simple syrup and sugar, and those sugar sticks are pre-measured and individually-wrapped with 25 milligrams of dosed hemp-derived CBD. The simple syrup itself can be added to your beverage of choice, and unlike CBD oil, this CBD-infused syrup blends evenly into beverages without compromising quality, texture or taste. I learned more about this last year when interviewing silver for The Hype, which you can read here.

Happy Tummy Tea from Chariteas

Caffeine can flare up digestion issues, which is not an ideal way to start your day. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Happy Tummy Tea from Chariteas is a calming blend with organic mint and ginger to aid in digestion. Chariteas is committed to sourcing the world’s finest quality tea from the road less traveled, working with sustainable tea farms in order to craft custom blends. The company provides a platform to teas from countries in Southeast Asia — including Indonesia and Vietnam — while aiding the environment by way of replanting trees from purchase proceeds. Thus, you have a company doing good on multiple levels.


Murad’s Intense Recovery Cream was launched in February 2021. Thanks to this top-notch product, Murad’s clinically-proven, ultra-rich cream comforts, relieves and encourages recovery of super-stressed-out skin. It hydrates, soothes and smooths all at once. Currently priced at $80.00 through From SPF-related products to mask and peels, Murad has something for everyone within the world of skincare.

ZENii of London

Last year ZENii of London announced that it would be unveiling its high-performance nutritional supplements for skin health and overall vitality to the American consumer. ZENii is currently sold in high-end retailers in the United Kingdom — including Harrods, Selfridges, John Bell & Croyden (Her Majesty the Queen’s Pharmacy) — and in more than 150 medical and health clinics in the UK and Ireland. Its ProLuminous, ProHydrate and Immune Defense offerings are vegan, while ProClear is vegetarian suitable and Skin Fusion contains fish in the form of marine collagen.

In the words of founder Dr. Johanna Ward: “We wanted to create a synergy between high-performance skincare and nutritional supplements that embrace health and vitality from the inside-out… I wanted to create a brand based on science and results.”

Tints Of Nature Hair Care

Per its website, Tints Of Natureis “all about making naturally healthier hair colour and hair care products.” For over 20 years, the brand has been passionate about producing high-performing products that are not only affordable, ethical and as natural as possible but kinder to you and your hair. In turn, its dyes are organic and cruelty-free. Tints Of Nature also makes henna cream, washes for the face and body, among other products. Members of its Colour Club get free access to exclusive offers and free gifts, so there is no harm in joining that one via the Tints Of Nature website.

Elixinol CBD

Taking CBD is believed to have beneficial qualities on the endocannabinoid system, which regulates various responses such as memory, pain, mood, sleep, appetite and immune function. Every Elixinol-branded product is made in the U.S., as crafted with whole-plant extract at the base. This ensures the product delivers an effective amount of CBD, as well as the complete range of complementary cannabinoids, flavonoids and terpenes. Elixinol researches and tests all of their extracts and publicly show the results of their analysis online, as applicable to its Oil Tinctures, Capsules and Topicals. Quality products aside, Elixinol has recently partnered with Leaf411 to provide education and support to the public about safe use of legal cannabis.

Monster Energy Ultra Gold

At just 10 calories and 150 mg of caffeine per can, Monster Energy’s Ultra Gold is intended to serve as a tasty “pick-me-up” to help increase productivity and encourage consumers to push past everyday barriers to become the best version of themselves. Ultra Gold is made for the power players, the grinders, the weekend warriors, and anyone looking for that extra edge in their day without the added sugar. Ultra Gold joins an impressive lineup of Ultra Family products, a portfolio of zero sugar, full flavor beverages made with Monster Energy’s unique energy blend. The Ultra Family comes in 11 different varieties perfectly suited for all consumers looking to make the most out of every day while striving for healthier lifestyles.

Consumers have reportedly consumed and enjoyed over 22 billion cans of Monster over the past 18 years. Monster’s unique energy formula contains many healthy ingredients that assist with energy production such as Taurine, a cardio protective amino acid that helps regulate your heartbeat and L-Carnitine an amino acid necessary for energy production. Monster is also said to contain B-Vitamins similar to those found in your everyday multivitamin.

ThinSlim Foods

The website of ThinSlim Foods promises “Keto Friendly, Low Carb Breads and Pastas That Actually Taste Good.” The first offering I tried from ThinSlim was a bagel. As great as a fresh, store-bought, just-baked New York or New Jersey bagel? Of course not. But soft, a bagel-like texture and ideal for a balanced diet? Absolutely and then some. Highly-recommended for anyone following the WW lifestyle, like myself. Wards off cravings in a great way, to say the least. I look forward to try more from ThinSlim, especially the pasta.


Calgee aims to create the world’s most sustainable and high-quality health supplements. With both humans and the all-encompassing ecosystem in mind, Calgee’s Vegan Omega-3 offering provides all the benefits of fish oil, without the environmental impact. And further keeping true to its commitment to the planet, Calgee works with 1% For The Planet, while remaining committed to joining the B-Corp movement in the near-future. Kudos to Calgee co-founders Shreya Sawhney Celly and Prateek Agarwal for not just talking the talk but walking the walk on a grand scale.

Mekhala Living

Creating healthy and delicious Asian-inspired meals just got easier and tastier, thanks to Mekhala Living, the popular line of organic, all-natural, gluten and nut-free and vegan-friendly pastes. Now available nationally at hundreds of Whole Foods Market stores, Mekhala was born from a passion to provide additive and preservative-free pastes that don’t compromise on taste, Mekhala’s pastes are interestingly made from ingredients sourced from local farms around the company’s facility in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

The wholesome, natural living company highlights clean ingredients and authentic flavors. In turn, with very little effort, families can whip up delicious, health-conscious Asian-inspired cuisine such as Tofu and Vegetable Curry, Thai Tom Yum Rice Noodle Soup, and Lemongrass Turmeric Corn Chowder in 15 minutes or less.


Whether you are chasing soccer balls, chasing your next personal record or chasing kids, CopperJoint’s copper-infused compression garments are intended to help you get back to being the active, pain-free person you were meant to be. From the toughest athletes to the toughest data-entry clerks with carpal tunnel, the brand makes superior performance wear available to everyone in need of the toughest, most effective support. CopperJoint products utilize genuine copper ions — Cu+ and Cu++, to you chemistry majors — rather than copper oxide. This is an important distinction because cheaper, less effective products use copper oxide. Free shipping is currently being offered for offers of $45.00 and abiove from the CopperJoint website, which is in addition to a 20 percent discount code of “20OFFPOPUP” currently being offered to new customers of the brand’s website.

Herbalife Nutrition

Last but definitely not least… Earlier this year Herbalife Nutrition launched its Protein Baked Goods Mix, officially entering the baked goods category. Specially-formulated to be combined with Formula 1 Healthy Meal Nutritional Shake Mix, consumers can now make high-protein and nutritious muffins, waffles, donuts and pancakes, offering a new way to consume protein throughout the day to help satisfy hunger and keep weight-management goals on-track. When combined with any flavor of Formula 1, Protein Baked Goods Mix makes a nutrient-dense muffin that is gluten-free, low glycemic, suitable for vegetarians and people with diabetes. It is said to contain 24 grams of high-quality protein, 21 vitamins and minerals, 190 calories and 5 grams of fiber per serving with no artificial sweeteners.

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About the Author

Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal.Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" series, which airs on dozens on television and digital networks. He has also co-authored 2 published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), and co-hosts the world's only known podcast about David Lee Roth, "The DLR Cast."

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