Health products really span a variety of categories, from physical fitness, nutrition, hydration, and even a good night’s rest. We are extremely picky about these products since it affects our well being. We even consulted health experts for many of these products prior to testing and even before purchasing to help us find the best health products for a happier, healthier life.
After consulting health experts and testing the water from four alkaline water filter pitchers, we don't think any of them are worth buying. Even if you're not buying it for health benefits, the best alkaline water pitcher manufacturer doesn't (or can't) tell you what's in their filters.
We conducted a year-long focus group of multiracial individuals to determine the best DNA test. We selected 23andMe as the most user-friendly in providing the most detailed information about ancestry. If you're looking to find living relatives, we also recommend AncestryDNA.
We interviewed experts and tested eight top-rated designs to find the best running shorts. For men our favorite pair is the Patagonia - Strider Pro, and for women we picked the Oiselle - Toolbelt Roga.
We consulted with a personal trainer and run coach and tested five highly rated weighted vests. We chose the ZFOsports - Short Weighted Vest as the best weighted vest for strength training, Henkelion as the best for running and MIR as the best weighted vest for women.
We tested the five best percussive massage guns to determine which one gives the most relief to muscle strain and minor injury. We selected the No Cry - Cordless because of its ergonomic design and the Exerscribe - VYBE as a much less expensive Theragun alternative.
We tested nine highly rated protein powders and determined that Optimum Nutrition - Gold Standard 100% Whey was the best-tasting protein powder. We also liked BSN - Syntha-6 Whey as the best-tasting vanilla and Vega Sport as the best-tasting vegan protein powder.
Our panel of judges blind-tasted 19 highly rated, nutritious protein bars and chose the KIND bar as the best tasting protein bar, the Mighty Meat Bar as the best for weight loss, the RXBAR as the best for muscle gain and the Rise - Pea Protein Bar as the best clean bar.
We tested eight highly rated handheld massagers to determine which one was the best for relieving localized muscle strain and selected the Pado - PureWave - CM07 as the most versatile. For our budget pick, we chose the Renpho - EM2016C.
We tested leg massagers to find out which one is the best for relieving muscle pain, restless leg syndrome and edema. We chose the Renpho - RF-ALM070 as the best full-leg massager and the KonliKing as the best calf-foot massager.
We consulted with a massage therapist and then tested nine back massagers. We chose the NURSAL - Massage Seat Cushion as the best back massager overall, the Mynt - Shiatsu Massage Pillow as the most portable back massager and the Pado - PureWave as the best handheld back massager.
We gripped, squeezed and fidgeted with 12 highly-rated stress balls to pinpoint the ones that actually help relieve stress, sharpen focus and improve hand health. We selected Serenilite - Hand Therapy Ball as the best overall and the Revive Stress Ball as the best for helping ease anxiety.
Our team tested eight highly rated bikini trimmers and bikini razors and selected the Philips Norelco - GoStyler, a men’s body trimmer with an easy-to-maneuver body and small trimmer head, the Veet - Sensitive Precision Beauty Styler and the Gillette - Mach3 Men’s Razor as the best bikini razor.