Published on July 11th, 2021 | by Darren Paltrowitz


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

The summer of 2021 is now underway, but many of us still need to moisturize more beyond taking some extra steps to look and feel better overall. In turn, below are 25 recommendations for brands with new products on the market which can help make life more comfortable and/or health-oriented.


Stratia bills itself as “an obsessively researched skincare brand that uses only the most effective and essential ingredients.” Aiming to make skincare that works, Stratia is “driven by boundless scientific curiosity to figure out how skin works and what skincare products actually do,” as its founder Alli Reed is known to “obsessively read dermatology journals.” Inspired by a particular study about ceramides, cholesterol and fatty acids, Reed had decided to start formulating her own skincare and blogged about her findings. Stratia’s best seller is Liquid Gold, and the brand is currently offering free shipping on all orders over $35.00.

Broken Top Juniper Candles

Juniper Smoke is a delightful campfire-esque scent with very strong notes of smoke, a dab of juniper and hard woods. Its notes make for a clean scent with notes of balsamic, as combined with a smokey pine scent to create a woodsy masterpiece. Featuring 100 percent U.S.-grown soy bean wax, cotton core wicks and essential oil infused fragrance oils inside of USA-made glass and lids, if you love the outdoors, this one ought to make you feel right at home.


Based in Austin, Texas, MANTRA Labs is a family business founded by Paul Janowitz and Jared Padalecki, as focused on helping people realize their greatness through simple, every day, science-backed nutritional habits. The company was built on 3 core principles of total health: movement, rest, and community. These core principles are said to be achieved by “delivering clean, science-driven nutrition to support mind and body health, all day, every day.” In turn, MANTRA’s social mission is to elevate the conversation on mental health and increase funding and awareness for mental health organizations. Every purchase supports mental health organizations doing life-saving work. Its GO product has a combination of, minerals, herbs and algae, aiming to be your “GO-to” inconjunction with a mid-day run, bike or fitness session or even a late-day energy drop.


Youtheory Immune+ Daily Wellness combines 6 organic mushroom extracts with a unique strain of baker’s yeast to support a healthy immune system. This daily wellness formula primes immune cells to support and maintain the body’s natural protective responses. Meanwhile, Youtheory’s collagen powder is made from hydrolyzed collagen peptides, as intended to restore collagen levels depleted by stress and help reduce the accompanying fine lines, wrinkles and joint pain. Said collagen product also provides vitamin C, which is clinically proven to support our immune system. Youtheory has great products for all ages, genders and nutritional needs. Its new collagen combo line consists of 5 products: Bone Collagen+, Hair Collagen+, Heart Collagen+, Joint Collagen+, and Skin Collagen+.

Mala Girl Broths

Māla Girl Broths aims to take one of the stresses out of the kitche: .how to create flavor. Thanks to the brand’s broths, you can treat yourself, family and friends to a truly beneficial organic comfort food. These delightful sipping broths come in 6 different flavors, and are all 100 percent plant-based, organic heaven. Concocted with culinary precision by a passionate chef-owner, Mala Girl Broths contain half the sodium of typical broths, featuring 15 organic ingredients with 9 key health benefits. Quick, easy and delicious offerings.

Blake’s Seed Based

Blake Sorensen — the namesake of Blake’s Seed-Based, of course — grew up with a deadly nut allergy. He was known as “the EpiPen guy.” In turn, he was a mission to create nut-free snack options for everyone to enjoy safely. Blake’s Seed Based has launched the first vegan, allergy-friendly Rice Crispy Treats. Blake’s is committed to creating snacks that have all of the taste and none of the allergens. They are known for their Snack Bars, and now they are introducing their newest product line to give their community something sweet, indulgent and guilt-free. Blake’s Rice Crispy Treats are vegan, gluten-free and nut-free. Birthday Cake Rice Crispy Treats are the latest offering from the brand, vanilla, sweet and colorfully-sprinkled at only 90 calories. The seeds balance out the typical sweetness in a Rice Crispy Treat. All of these treats are made in a certified nut-free and gluten-free facility.

AquaSonic Pulse

If you are in need of a replacement toothbrush, the AquaSonic Pulse features an ultra-powerful 33,000 vibration per minute sonic motor, lithium-ion battery that lasts 45 days without needing a charge. Its 3 unique oral care modes include clean, sensitive and massage settings. Its charcoal brush heads provide for enhanced teeth whitening, and the toothbrush itself includes built-in smart timers and sensors. All of this is packed in a sleek IPX7 waterproof shell that weighs just 48 grams and is less than 1-inch wide.


Founded by GRAMMY-winning musician Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, MAD TASTY is an all-natural, low-calorie beverage with 20 mg of pure broad-spectrum hemp extract. It also happens to be the first non-musical product Tedder has created. As the story goes, the product was created to help Tedder and his peers to relax, hydrate, and boost their creativity. Battling anxiety and panic attacks since 2017, Tedder started using CBD/hemp extract and wanted a way to take it every day without the bitter CBD/hemp taste and he is not alone. MAD TASTY also features zero sugar, while also being vegan, low-calorie and non-GMO. The latest offering from MAD TASTY are its Wellness Boosts, which provide 50 mg of broad-spectrum hemp extract beyond elderberry, vitamin C, ginger, and curcumin. And on the charitable end, for every 12-ounce can sold, MAD TASTY donates 12 ounces of clean water to people and places in need through DROP4DROP.


Launched in Chicago in 2012, Chomps was founded by personal trainer Pete Maldonado and business management consultant Rashid Ali. Within months of getting into its stores, Chomps became of the fastest-selling snacks at Trader Joe’s. In 2017, with Maldonado still the company’s only full-time employee, Chomps sold nearly $10 million dollars worth of meat snacks. In 2018, Chomps started selling in retailers like Safeway, Albertsons, Fresh Thyme and 7-Eleven while introducing a new turkey variety. All of the company’s meat-based snacks are non-GMO, while the meat itself is additive-free and grass-fed. Its Sea Salt Beef and Italian Style Beef varieties, as unveiled in 2019, are not just paleo by nature but certified to be friendly to those following an autoimmune protocol diet.

In May 2021, Chomps announced the latest flavor to join its lineup, Pepperoni Turkey, a highly-requested combination of 2 Chomps favorites. Each stick packs 10 grams of protein, with only 90 calories and features a blend of spices including chili pepper, fennel seed and oregano to deliver a bold and slightly spicy pepperoni flavor. Chomps’ Pepperoni Turkey is available for purchase via Amazon, Thrive Market and

Remedy Kombucha

Remedy, reportedly the #1 beverage brand in Australia, is now offering its delicious, sugar-free, shelf stable, “good-for-ya-gut” drinks in the United States via Amazon. It has launched in the States with its Ginger Lemon Kombucha, Peach Kombucha, Mixed Berry Kombucha, Raspberry Lemonade Kombucha and Blood Orange Switchel ACV offerings. Remedy’s fermentation process brews all the sugar out, and because it does, Remedy is all set either in or out of the fridge without the need for a heavy glass bottle like other kombucha brands you have seen in stores. In turn, what started on the founders’ kitchen table in Melbourne, Australia almost 10 years ago now produces more than 90 million cans and bottles per year.


As launched in July 2014, UPTIME Energy was reportedly the first premium energy drink to enter the market and is said to be one of the fastest-growing beverage companies in the States. Packaged in a 12-ounce stylishly sleek aluminum bottle, it aims to be a “better for you” energy drink which delivers a balanced boost while promoting mental clarity and focus. UPTIME comes in unique sparkling flavors that help set it apart from other energy drinks, while its resealable cap allows the consumer to drink at their own pace. UPTIME is available in 40,000+ stores nationwide as well as via and

Monster Energy Rehab

Speaking of energy… I had the pleasure of trying Monster Energy’s Rehab Monster Strawberry Lemonade last week. This one delivers strawberry lemonade-infused electrolytes, vitamins and botanicals, yet is surprisingly non-carbonated, unlike other caffeinated drinks. Beyond seeing Monster Energy’s offerings on shelves everywhere, Monster has been everywhere of late between its tie in with Ice Cube’s Big3 basketball league, UFC fighter Sean O’Malley promoting it at UFC 264, Larkin Poe heading out on a Monster-presented tour, and Natalie Eva Marie recently making her return to WWE.


WHOLEROLL is made from sustainably-sourced bamboo and is a premium tree free toilet paper that is hypoallergenic and lint-free for true comfort. The tissue is biodegradable, compostable, vegan, cruelty-free, septic tank-safe, RV-friendly, AND delivered right to your door, thanks to Amazon. It is a high-quality 3-ply tissue and the sheets are also a 1/4-inch longer than the standard retail sheets. Strong yet “baby soft” on your skin.

Legendary Plant

As seen on Shark Tank, Legendary makes a vegan burger that feeds the body, with a taste that nourishes the soul, keeps your menu clean and body lean. The Black-owned brand is soy-free, features no GMOs, is flavor-packed burger and lightly-seasoned ground. It is now offering in select Target stores, 500+ Mid-Atlantic grocery stores and online. Legendary-helmed recipes can be found on its website.

Que Pasa Foods

Que Pasa Tortilla Chips use natural ingredients like whole grain organic white corn and yellow corn. Unlike typical corn tortilla chips that use processed corn flour, Que Pasa grounds whole corn kernels using volcanic stones, which is said to be the traditional way of making tortilla chips, as passed down through generations. In turn, all of these delicious, crunchy chips — including its 4th Of July-friendly Liberty Chips — are GMO-free, nut-free, gluten-free, vegan and kosher.

Que Pasa Foods itself is a family-owned organic tortilla chip company headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia. The brand joined Nature’s Path Foods, North America’s largest organic breakfast and snack food company, in 2012. In turn, the Que Pasa brand is not only socially-responsible and environmentally-sustainable, yet also available nationwide in the U.S. via Whole Foods and Sprouts Markets.

CaniBrands Sleep Products

Do you have trouble sleeping when you are traveling? Cani-Sleep’s CBD products are uniquely formulated with melatonin to target all 3 key sleep phases: relaxing before sleep, falling asleep and staying asleep. So whether you are looking to improve your quality of sleep or recover quickly from an intense workout or injury, Cani-Sleep can provide you with the rest you deserve to tackle the next day or recover quickly. Trusted by customers and used by athletes in all different forms, these all-natural CBD oils, CBD oral sprays and CBD softgels are easy to use and really work.


Bravadough is inviting people with diet restrictions to this pizza party. This award-winning gluten-free dough creates pizzas, calzones, wraps, sliders and cinnamon rolls all in gluten-free fashion. Bravadough founder Kim Desch is a nurse practitioner with expertise in gluten-related and autoimmune diseases. Also being gluten-free herself, Desch is passionate about bringing artisan, fresh-baked gluten-free options to your family’s dinner table. As made in Nebraska, a package of 3 dough kits costs $13.85, which is the less than the cost of a great, large cheese pizza.

Hume Supernatural

Hume Supernatural is a new plant-based brand with a lot of ingredient nuances, including probiotics and microbiomes, and it recently debuted its latest natural deodorant scent: Amber Woods. Adding to its line of plant-powered, super-absorbing, odor-eliminating natural “deos” that work, Amber Woods offers a complexly-rich and simultaneously-soft woodsy scent. The third scent in its line. Hume Supernatural is so confident you will be funk-free in 30 days after using its products that the brand offers a money-back guarantee to its customers. Keep an eye out for Hume Supernatural’s Dry Body Oil Mists, which are set to launch later on August 3, 2021.

Persona Nutrition

Persona Nutrition, a Nestlé Health Science company, is a leading personalized vitamin company. It reportedly offers the world’s first daily gummy vitamin packs for kids, teens and adults, as developed for specific health goals. Its gummy vitamin packs are designed with purity, transparency and the highest bioavailability. It features no added sugar, artifcial sweeteners, favorings or colors in Persona’s gummy vitamins, which are gluten-free and vegan. These vitamins come in natural fruit flavors — including orange, mango, mixed berry, raspberry and grape — and the brand’s Immune Support Kids Pack includes a dedicated immune blend that combines Zinc with B Vitamins.

SpudLove Snacks

As launched in 2020, SpudLove thick-cut potato chips are made from organic spuds grown on a family-owned farm, Threemile Canyon Farms in Boardman, Oregon. Its potato chips are USDA-certified organic, Non-GMO Project Verified and certified gluten-free. These 100 percent organic potatoes are said to be cut 10 percent thicker than traditional kettle chips and slowc-ooked in small batches, resulting in a chip with more folds, bubbles and crunch. Quality of the ingredients aside, SpudLove’s potato chips can be found in Whole Foods and other retailers in the west as well as on Amazon, while purchases of the chips go on to support Farmers Ending Hunger.

Success Rice

Success Rice bills itself as “the 10 minute, foolproof, boil-in-bag rice.” Beyond white rice, brown rice, authentic basmati rice, and tri-colored quinoa varieties, the brand has a jasmine rice offering on the market. The jasmine rice bag offers a delicious flavor and sweet aroma, making it an easy addition to any meal from breakfast to dessert. With no water-to-rice ratio needed, it is a quick and easy delicious meal that is gluten free, non-GMO and free of both MSG and preservatives. Brand recipes can be found here.


As seen on Shark Tank, SeedSheet is a customizable roll-out garden perfect growing cocktail ingredients and toppers. Thanks to SeedSheet, you can choose from over 80 fast-growing vegetables, herbs, flowers and fruits, complete with customizable growing environments. The Vermont-based company essentially facilitates “Farm Delivery” for gardeners of any skill level, technically making it possible for an apartment-based novice gardener to start growing plants at home.


Glaceau Smartwater is a brand of bottled water owned by Energy Brands. Introduced in 1996 in the United States, by 2016 it was one of the top 5 brands of bottled water in the States.

Last week, smartwater — in partnership with comedian, writer, actor and producer Pete Davidson — helped America hit refresh after the holiday weekend with the first-ever Rehydration Day, a day dedicated to getting the nation back on its feet, rehydrated, replenished and ready to drink in the rest of the summer. This included events at Brooklyn’s Domino Park and Los Angeles’ Santa Monica Pier, where smartwater debuted smartwater-filled kegs, or “smartkegs.” One of these kegs currently sits in my kitchen, awaiting post-Rehydration Day enjoyment.

Arm & Hammer Foot Wipes

The Arm & Hammer brand is the one of the most trusted and respected names for quality, heritage, and products that deliver powerful sweat and odor mitigation. Its Arm & Hammer Foot and Body care collection aims to meet the needs of sweaty feet, body, shoes and more. This includes its new Cleansing and Refreshing Foot Wipes, which look to remove dirt, sweat and any other impurities from the feet in 1 quick wipe. Featuring Fresh Guard Technology, the wipes also contain baking soda and a textured design that looks to also eliminating and neutralizing odor from the feet. Great for post-beach sand removal.


As founded by Pakistani-American brothers Asim and Qasim Khan, ZYN’s inception began a few years ago with one monumental “aha” moment. On a plane ride to visit their family in Pakistan, the brothers’ father suffered from a diabetes-related bout of inflammation causing severe pain in his foot. Upon arrival, Asim and Qasim’s aunt created a paste made from ground turmeric mixed with olive oil, massaged it onto his foot and wrapped it in cloth. An hour later, his pain was gone. Quality products aside, ZYN is a Certified B Corporation, which means they meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. In the U.S., there are only 165 B Corporations in the Food & Beverage sector; in the world, there are currently only far less than 3,000 certified B Corporations.

The just-released ZYN Daily Wellness Drink Mixes are a great-tasting 10-calorie, electrolyte drink powder that you mix with water for immunity and recovery. It follows in the footsteps of the brand’s curcumin-infused ready-made drinks with 4 of its own delicious, refreshing flavors: Strawberry Yuzu, Blackberry Dragon Fruit, Passion Fruit Lemonade, and Mango Pomegranate. ZYN Daily Wellness Drink Mixes are an on-the-go solution for a variety of wellness benefits: rapid recovery from workouts, gut health, hydration as well as an immunity boost.

MiHIGH Sauna Blankets

Last but DEFINITELY not least… For decades, people have willingly spent a significant amount of money to either install an infrared sauna in their homes or maintain their gym and spa memberships to access the spa’s benefits. With their game-changing invention, Australian entrepreneurs Ed Hodge and Wyatt Westmoreland have brought the MiHIGH Infrared Sauna Blanket to market. This $499.00 MSRP offering delivers all of the benefits of an infrared sauna in a more compact manner, giving you sauna perks virtually any place and any time.

With its high-quality leather exterior, a waterproof interior and fireproof insulators within the blanket’s layers, it ensures both safety and consistent heat. That technology, in turn, supports an enhanced calorie burn, stimulates increased blood flow and elevated heart-rate — similarly to regular exercise — reportedly giving a calorie burn of up to 600 calories in just one 30-minute session wrapped inside the blanket. The infrared heat generated by the blanket is also said to produce a calming and mood-boosting effect as it activates the release of dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin and endorphins, all known to alleviate stress and facilitate enhanced sleep. The versatile blanket can also be used as a recovery aid, and when used in combination with cold therapies, reduces inflammation and soreness.

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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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