iHeartMD is a brand new monthly subscription dedicated to promoting a heart-healthy lifestyle. Boxes will contain products related to nutrition, exercise, and stress management. (Did you know that February is Heart Awareness Month? No?! Now ya do!)
Each month you’ll receive 5-8 samples, all of which go hand-in-hand with the principles of the traditional Mediterranean diet. All of the products are pre-approved by a panel of 10 board-certified physicians specializing in cardiology — so you KNOW you’re getting good stuff!
iHeartMD also includes monthly members-only digital content that includes nutrition tips, recipes, Q&A sessions, and more. There’s even a loyalty program that allows you to earn points towards future boxes. Oh, and for every box sold, they donate $1 to non-profits that focus on hunger and obesity. Nice!
My family has a history of heart disease, so I was really curious to see what iHeartMD had to offer. Let’s have a look!
The actual box was shipped within a larger box. This is the outer one.
So this would be actual iHeartMD box. I’m glad it was protected by the outer box, cos it’s pretty nice — very sturdy, almost like one of those cardboard photo boxes. Definitely keeping this for future use. 🙂
First look! Nice presentation, nothing too flashy… Perfect for a more “serious” sub box.
The info sheet was a nice foldout/booklet that listed all of the products, as well as their key ingredients/heart-healthy benefits.
Matt’s Munchies Apple-Licious Fruit Snack – Ooh! These are good! I’ve gotten this in a different flavor in another sub box and it was awesome. I remember comparing it to a healthier version of a fruit roll up. It’s made of nothing but fruit (organic, non-GMO) and only has 35 calories per package.
Ghirardelli Twilight Delight Intense Dark Chocolates – Oh, hello vegan chocolate! It’s no surprise that I was happy to see these little guys in the box. Everyone has probably heard that dark chocolate (in moderation) may reduce your risk of having a stroke/heart attack. True or not, I’ll happily enjoy these lil’ squares.
TeeChia Super Seeds Cereal in Cranberry Apple – This is a versatile cereal mix packed with heart-healthy ingredients, including chia, flax, and quinoa. It’s got a ton of fiber, protein and Omega 3’s. You can eat it any way you want — with water (hot or cold), milk, sprinkled in a smoothie –anything goes.
Pearls Olives to Go Black Pitted Olives – Can’t get much more Mediterranean than olives! This low-calorie snack comes in a handy portable package for healthy eatin’ on the go. I just wish I liked black olives. 🙁
Mary’s Gone Crackers Original Organic Crackers – These are whole grain crackers made without any added fats or oils. They’re organic, vegan, non-GMO, and gluten-free. The package also states that it’s made with love. Awww.
Gift Cards: $50 for iTrain.com & $50 for nakedwines.com – Honestly, I’m not too thrilled about these. I’ve never used any sort of online workout programs and I’m not sure that I’d really want to, but I’m sure others would be happy to get this iTrain card. I’ve gotten the Naked Wines card in a few other sub boxes and since I don’t really drink wine, I never redeemed them. In fact, whoever wants to use the code, go for it. First come, first served!
iHeartMD boxes are $30/month (less with longer commitments) and when you include the gift cards, this box has a value of over $100. However, if you won’t use them (like me), the value is reduced significantly.
It was great that all of the products happened to be vegan, but in the future I’d like to see more items included (or maybe larger sizes?). As for the iTrain gift card, I understand that exercise is an important component of a healthy heart, so maybe they could include tangable fitness-y things (a jump rope?) in future shipments.
I do love the idea behind this box, so hopefully they do a little tweaking and stick around! 🙂
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post contains affiliate links.