My name is Yoshua Ortiz. I am 23 years old and live in a small town in Northern New Jersey. I recently began to work from home on the Internet, having previous experience in sales.

That being said, I believe Royal Velvet to be the single most effective self-improvement tool. I hope my experience tells it all.

My first experience with Royal Velvet was a few years ago. My finances at the time meant I couldn’t stay on it but the benefits that accrued stayed in my mind, and I got back on the Royal Road this December (2012) by taking advantage of the Holiday Special to buy myself a bunch of bottles.

For the first six weeks or so, I was taking a high dose, anywhere from 8 – 15 times per day. I did this because I needed a jumpstart on the benefits. Thereafter I dropped to a more conservative dose of 4-6 per day. What I notice is that I very quickly dropped from weight. I don’t know how much exactly, but the most recent time I had weighed myself I was 174 pounds. And a month or so later, without exercising, I was 166 pounds… and then, with my new found inspiration (a psychological benefit I’m enjoying), I started lifting weights again – a long lost hobby.  And the progress I’m making (adding weight to the bar every single workout, without fail) is surely because of Royal Velvet. I experience no soreness, which anybody who starts a new program will attest is unusual, to say the least.

Also, it seems I’ve started gaining muscle pretty quickly, and to be honest, I don’t really think it’s necessarily that I am weightlifting. I think Royal Velvet has like a “balancing” effect or something.

I don’t live with my parents, and for a long time whenever I saw my dad, he commented that I was too thin. So he pushes me to eat, eat, eat. When I saw my dad the other day he commented that I must finally be taking his advice and be eating a lot more because I looked like I gained weight (actually I am eating less! – it’s my new muscle mass he is noticing).

Royal velvet has made me younger. Just a few weeks after I started taking it again, a girl I hadn’t seen in 6 years said I looked younger than when I was 17. And well, that’s probably true. I’ll tell you this much, my hair, which for an entire lifetime has been dry and “kinky” is slowly becoming more… luxurious (no idea how else to describe it). Also, some of the white hairs that were on my head disappeared.

Because of Royal Velvet, I sleep less (5 hours) and have more energy. Prior to taking it, I would need a lot of sleep just to function. But on top of that, I would need coffee so bad that I’d make a cup the night before, leave it on the night stand, and then chug it down first thing in the morning. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have the energy to get out of bed. And then, when I got out of bed, I’d have to drink several more cups throughout the morning. Now, I still drink coffee, but its because I want to, not because I am addicted.

In a similar way, Royal Velvet kicked the cigarette habit for me. Over the past year, I picked up the habit and was sometimes smoking up to half a pack a day, so I was at the point that I was considering buying cartons instead of two or 3 packs at a time. Now, I am repulsed by cigarettes. Just the other night, an acquaintance I went out with bought me a pack as a gesture of friendship, and was shocked when I turned them down. “What a hypocrite!” she must’ve thought when, on top of that, I started preaching the negatives of smoking when she opened the pack and lit up for herself.

I literally feel my relationship with the world around me changing day by day. Animals seem to behave different towards me. When I see my parents’ dog, or my friends’ dogs, they seem to have an unusual desire to be around me.  To say I’m more optimistic is an understatement. I see the best in people, and a result, they treat me better. I literally feel them looking at me differently. As strange as it sounds, I think Royal Velvet is a path to spiritual enlightenment.

And, that being said, I think that Blake Sawyer and everybody at the Healthy Protocol is quite literally doing God’s work. And I’m not much of a religious person, but I can’t negate the fact that my experience is proving that, with the right tool, I can, piece by piece, create my Heaven on Earth.