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Survive COVID-19 H-Box® Discount

Here at ERA Enterprises Ltd. we are pleased to announce a “Survive COVID-19 H-Box® Discount” for the month of April. This special offer will last as long as we have inventory, or until the end of April. Once we run out of allocated inventory the discount offer will end.

The H-Box® hockey box is the professional quality box hockey product perfect for your man cave. In use by 11 NHL® teams, ice hockey camps, junior teams, hockey schools and K-12 schools and colleges, church youth groups and camps, and bought by many grandparents.

Playing H-Box hockey is a great way to ease the frustration and boredom from being couped up at home for weeks on end.

Order here today !

LA Kings hockey fans enjoy H-Box hockey box.
Los Angeles Kings Fans Enjoy H-Box® Hockey

We have a lot more information, reviews, photos and videos of the H-Box® hockey box on our H-Box® web site. You can purchase it there, or come back here to purchase where you can use your Amazon account to make payment.

Please note, this offer is NOT available on Amazon or eBay.

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Spring Special

This Offer Has Now Expired

We are pleased to announce a Spring Special on the H-Box® box hockey line of products manufactured by ERA Enterprises Ltd. ! This is a limited inventory, limited time special designed to make your life easier.

Over the next few weeks there are going to be a lot of frustrated, housebound hockey players. We know this for sure. This box hockey Spring Special is our way of helping you get through this trying time.

If you are a junior or minor hockey player, or perhaps even an adult hockey player, you are probably disappointed because your season has been postponed, terminated or cancelled. We understand that frustration but there is no need to be annoyed.

Now is the perfect time for you to get your very own H-Box® box hockey activity. Playing box hockey at home with a couple of your mates will keep you healthy, fit, relieve frustration and help you build skills all at the same time !

You can go for the H-Box® Pro box hockey product which comes with 4 sticks and two pucks. This is our premier product.

Or you can go for the H-Box® Quick Build kit. It works every bit as well as the Pro but does not include the decals. Why build a box out of wood when you can have a slick playing surface that actually looks like the real thing, costs less and takes a whole let less time to “build” ?

Whichever product you decide to go for, you can be assured they are quality products and you will get great service and support ! Click on the above images to see the product pages, discounted pricing and accessories !

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Corona Virus COVID-19 Contamination

We want to reassure our customers that, because our products are manufactured by us in the United States and Canada, there is presently no risk of them being corona virus contaminated when we pack and ship.

The corona virus, COVID-19, is rightly creating a lot of consternation in America and around the world. Possibly one of the most concerning issues is that of contagion. It seems none of the authorities really know how it originated or quite how it spreads. There is a serious lack of concrete answers to the many questions the public are, rightly, asking.

With the recent explosion of cases in Italy, Iran and South Korea, combined with the recent warnings from the CDC, it seems that it is likely to eventually break out in America and Canada.

We know that many of our customers buy products of Amazon, many of which originate in China. We want to remind our customers, and prospective customers, that all of our products are made right here in the United States and Canada. Additionally, we keep enough inventory to be able to supply products for a minimum of six months.

So, when ordering, there is no reason to fear that our products may be contaminated by the corona virus. This is true whether you are ordering here, of our web site, or off Amazon.

Thank you for your business. God bless.

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Night Cramps

Supplements

As anyone who has experienced them, night cramps can be excruciating. Night cramps can occur in any muscle, at any time of night. For me, they happen in my feet and legs, generally after 3:00 a.m. in the morning.

I do not suffer from muscle cramps at all during the day and although I spend most of my day sitting, be it at a desk or piano, I do walk for at least 40 minutes a minimum of four times a week. While I could be more active and perhaps work out at a gym, I think at 65 I am beyond trying to have a “six pack” or be buff. Those days are long behind me, never to return.

At 193-196lbs I am little overweight for my height, skeleton and age at 65 years young, I don’t believe I have any real health issues. Except, of course, for the night cramps.

For me, they are typically extremely painful and, at least in the recent, past, my only solution was to “leap” out of bed and put as much weight on the offending leg, if only one of them is cramping, as I can. Shortly thereafter the cramp will go away. Shortly being a minute or two. The problem is that there is no guarantee that it won’t return the minut I lie down again.

I don’t have blood pressure issues either. So I do wonder what exactly it is that brings on the night cramps. I drink a reasonable quantity of water and probably too much coffee, tea and wine (2 glasses) on a daily basis.

It has always been my understanding that a lack of potassium is the problem. As a fan of fresh, slightly green – i.e. no black spots, bananas, I took to eating at least 1 banana a day. To supplement the fresh banana I also purchased various potassium supplements and started ingesting at least 595mg a day, sometimes as much as 1,000mg a day. The results were poor. I continued to get night cramps.

The Solution

One day, we were out with friends from our church having lunch at Toppers pizza and my friend, who is in the renovation industry, confessed that he too has suffered from night cramps. He is in excellent shape compared to me and leads an extremely actively lifestyle. Clearly, lack of activity is not my problem. Bill suggested I try a magnesium supplement. The night cramps can be so severe I said I’d try pretty much anything, so I did go out and buy 2 large bottles of magnesium.

The first day I took 1,000mg to give myself an initial boost. For 2 days I had no cramps at all. Then I started to have mild, short lived cramps that I could “relax” my way out of. For a week or two I tried various doses of magnesium but nothing really changed. Most nights I’d have mild cramps, mostly around my ankle, sometimes in my calf muscle.

So I change my regimen to include 595mg of potassium plus 250mg of magnesium. These are just the cheapest supplements I could find, not fancy “high absorption”, “natural” or whatever supplements that cost 3 times the cheapos.

After a week, I am basically night cramp free. If I skip a day because I forgot to take my supplements, the night cramps return the same day. On the other hand, the same day I go back on my dosage my night cramps disappear.

If you are suffering from night cramps, give this a try. You just may find it helps. Let me know !

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Carton Caddy ® Customer Reviews

We value our customers and do everything we can to ensure they are happy, even if that means providing a refund and returning the product. As a consequence, we have consistently maintained a 4.9 star rating on Amazon and eBay. Below you will find some of their comments about both the Carton Caddy ® and the service they have received from ERA Enterprises Ltd.

LOVE this….don’t know why we waited so long to buy one !!!!!

I was having trouble with my soy milk cartons creasing and collapsing, as well as not having the hand strength any more to pour the 1/2 gallons with one hand. These caddies are terrific. They hold the cartons securely and make pouring much easier for me. My order actually arrived on the very first estimated delivery date. I am very pleased.

It came in a timely manner and works!

My sister is very happy with them.

Handy dandy kitchen tool!

I’ve been looking for a 1/2 gal milk/juice holder to ease my discomfort from arthritis in my hands. We had a holder when our children were growing up, I was not sure if they were even made anymore! You can find ANYTHING you need at Amazon, it’s shocking! Carton holder arrived appearing just as it did in the picture. If you have achy hands this certainly helps!


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Neuropathy Pain

I suffer from neuropathy pain in my forearm and left hand.  This centers mostly around my thumb and, more importantly it makes my hand feel quite weak sometimes when I try to do things.

As I have grown a older I have looked for non-chemical, non-surgical solutions.  In the end, because the pain and weakness was becoming so severe I had to have surgery.  The great surgeon performed minimally invasive surgery in the back of my neck and, after coming out from anaesthetic, I felt immediately better.  I was still on pain killers and anti-inflamatory drugs for almost a year.

The surgeon told me that by the end of 12 to 18 months I would be at the discomfort level that would be with me until I either had fusion of the vertebrae surgery or died.  At the end of that period I was ecstatic with the pain level.  It was so much diminished that I felt almost normal.

That’s about 6 years ago now and the pain has returned to some degree.  It isn’t constant, but at times I take some naproxen anti-inflammatory, or ibuprofen to ease the swelling and hence the discomfort.  This continues to work for me.

At the same time, I’ve been looking for utensils / products that will alleviate some of the issues with dexterity and weakness that have returned.  I went looking for nothing specific, just “tools” in general.  After a couple of months of searching I was browsing on Amazon one day and came across the Carton Caddy.  I looked at some of the competitors but I did not like the metal one which was also much more expensive.  While the metal one was ‘Prime’, so I would not have had to pay for shipping, the Carton Caddy, even including the shipping, was cheaper.

I am very glad I purchased the Carton Caddy.  I now have four of them.  They are really sturdy but also very light which is great so the milk and juice cartons I use don’t feel any heavier to lift.  I don’t like buying drinks, liquids, in plastics because the shelf life of the product is reduced due to exposure to ultra-violet rays which isn’t the case in a cardboard carton.  I just think drinking liquids out of a carton is healthier than out of a plastic container.  Glass would be better, but glass hasn’t been used for milk or juice in years in the grocery store.

I highly recommend the Carton Caddy milk carton holder with handle to anyone and everyone suffering from neuropathy or arthritis.

The Carton Caddy, including shipping, seems to work out a little cheaper on the manufacturers web site than buying through Amazon or eBay.  You can even use your Amazon account to pay for the product on the web site.

Thank you Carton Caddy for making my life easier !

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Arthritis Remedies, Natural Remedies & Suggestions

Arthritis pain affects some 30 million Americans and many millions more world wide.  It is no wonder then that there a many arthritis remedies offered from hundreds, if not thousands, of sources, many of them fraudulent or, at best, quackery.

To understand arthritis and the source of the pain we need to look quickly at the structure of the human body.  Between each joint there is cartilage.  When we are young, it is normal for that cartilage to provide for the smooth, painless, operation of the joint.  The cartilage can become dysfunctional for a number of reasons through injury.  You have probably all heard the phrase ‘torn cartilage’.

For all of us, as we grow older, our bodies deteriorate.  They don’t heal as fast, the basic cells age and, as with our eyesight, our hearing, our muscle weight, our cartilage ‘shrinks’ or disintegrates resulting int he rubbing of bone directly on bone.  If you have experienced arthritis you know that this can be extremely painful.  There are many painkillers available to address the pain issues but none address the arthritis itself.

Probably the best known natural arthritis pain relievers are shark cartilage and copper bands or bracelets.  There are even remedies featuring snake venom.  We would like to suggest that before you sign up to spend hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars on supplements and pain killers, you try a couple of the following natural remedies.

Arthritis Remedies

Supplements

  1. If you are overweight, try to lose a few pounds until you are in a healthy weight range for your build and height.  Remember, the slower you lose the weight the more likely you are to keep it off and not cause other health problems along the way.  Every pound you lose relieves your knees of having to carry 4lbs.  According to Roy Altman, MD, many people will see their symptoms disappear if they lose 10 to 20 lbs.
  2. Light exercise is an essential ingredient in remaining healthy and, perhaps contrary to expectations, will relieve some arthritis pain in many instances.  This more likely has to do with muscle tone improvement but the chemicals (endorphins) released during exercise probably also have an impact on the realization of pain.
  3. Many people report having reduced pain with acupuncture.  My own experience with acupuncture was that it was not helpful so I did not continue the treatment.
  4. Glucosamine sulfate is another common remedy that studies seem to indicate works to some degree.  Unfortunately, the majority of the glucosamine sold in the United States is glucosamine hydrochloride and there are no studies indicating that this is an effective supplement.
  5. Chondroitin is another supplement, usually taken in conjunction with glucosamine, that appears to be somewhat effective, but only when taken with glucosamine.

Ointments

There are many ‘muscular pain relief’ rubs that are too frequently used for arthritis pain.  However, there are some ointments / creams that do appear to have a positive result.

  1. Diclofenac gel, sold in the U.S. as Voltaren Gel or Pennsaid by prescription, is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory that can ease osteoarthritis pain in the knees, ankles, feet, elbows, wrists, and hands. It is uncertain if it will alleviate osteoarthritis of the spine, hip, or shoulder.  Pennsaid is available over the counter in Europe and possibly in Canada.
  2. Capsaicin cream seems to have some effect in relieving osteoarthritis pain.  Made from the same chemical that makes chili peppers hot, capsaicin cream is available without prescription.  It is believed that it may be acting as some kind of pain blocker but nobody is quite sure why it works.

Assistive Devices

Arthritis remedies include assistive devices.  Depending on the location of your arthritis you may benefit from the use of an assistive device.

  1. The Carton Caddy® is a milk carton handle designed to make it easier to handle 1/2 gallon milk, juice and other food product (sugar) cartons.  The original Carton Caddy® is light and strong and for use only with 1/2 gallon waxed cartons.  The Carton Caddy® XL will make it easier to handle both the 1/2 gallon waxed paper cartons, the 1/2 gallon plastic containers with the impossibly small built in handle and also 1/2 gallon soda bottles.  I have neuropathy in my left hand, probably from too much guitar playing, and the Carton Caddy® has been a real benefit to me.
  2. arthritis remedies neoprene wrist braceSometimes, neoprene supports for your wrists and elbows will help.  There are similar devices for knees, some with articulation supports, some just neoprene wraps.  As a hockey player I have used both types and they have been a benefit to me too.
  3. For arthritis in your hips, or knees, you may find a walking cane, shoe inserts or splints to be helpful.

Other arhtritis remedies include transcutaneous electrostimulation, TENS, which involves the placing electrodes around the affected joint and delivering electromagnetic pulses through the skin.  This appears to provide short term relief.  Chiropractic may break up the muscle spasms that often accompany arthritis, thus easing some pain and physical therapy can also be of assistance for some.

Sold as a natural pain reliever but may be an effective arhtritis remediesNew arthritis remedies are being offered all the time.  I am aware of Relief Factor, for example, that is offered as a 100% natural remedy for inflammatory pain.  I have not tried this product but all of the reports I hear are positive.  The company claims over 80% of all customers are repeat customers.

You can find additional information regarding arthritis and arthritis remedies at the Arthritis Foundation, Web MD and the Centers for Disease Control.

NOTE: This is informational only.  We are not doctors, I am not a doctor.  You should always consult your physician regarding any health issues you have.

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Carton Caddy® Receives 100% Positive Rating From Customers !

Milk Carton Handle

We are very pleased to announce that Carton Caddy® Receives 100% positive rating from customer on eBay.

eBay Satisfaction Graph

The Carton Caddy® and the Carton Caddy® XL are ideal handles for the young, the old, and as Jerry Brown, California governor said when referring to raising taxes on the wealthy … “and everyone else”.

The Carton Caddy® products make it easy to lift and pour from 1/2 gallon (2 litre) waxed paper cartons containing milk, juice, sugar or other food grade products.

In addition, the Carton Caddy® XL will hold a plastic 1/2 gallon container with the impossible handles, although you do need to be a little bit careful as the container drops below half full as it could slide out of the handle.  Not only that, but the XL can be used to hold 1/2 gallon (2 litre) soda bottles !

Both products are manufactured in Canada and the United States of high quality, completely recyclable materials.

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Amazon Pay Is Now Live !

We are please to announce that Amazon Pay is now live on our web site.

What this means for you is that you can use your Amazon account, if you have one, to pay on this web site and, to make the checkout process even easier, you can use your Amazon shipping information.  All without leaving the ERA Enterprises site.

To ensure your data is safe you will also notice that we now have the ‘green bar’ in the browser address bar.  This means that we are not only encrypting communications between us and you, and Amazon, but that we have been verified to be the company we say we are.  Our SSL (security) certificate and company was verified by Comodo, one of the worlds largest SSL certificate providers.

You will see the new Comodo logo  on our web site and blog pages.  In most instances, if you hover your mouse cursor over the icon Comodo will present our company information to you and confirm that your data is being transmitted securely.

We are pleased to be able to announce our inclusion of Amazon Pay, adding it to our regular Paypal payment method, at no extra cost to you.

Thank you for shopping with us.  We hope you will let your friends know about your shopping experience with us and the high quality of our products.

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Amazon Checkout Coming Soon !

Hi everyone, exciting news, Amazon Checkout is coming soon !

For a number of years now we have only had PayPal checkout.  We did this primarily for security reasons and convenience – we could accept all credit cards, paypal payment an echecks.  We could do all this without having to concern ourselves with our own site security and worrying about whether we would get hacked (we have not) and expose our customer’s credit card information.

Recently, however, we have committed to enabling our customers to purchase directly off our web site using their Amazon accounts.  We sell the vast majority of our products to Amazon customers and so, in order to facilitate those customers that have Amazon accounts, we are implementing Amazon checkout.

We are hopeful that we will have this established and running by October 1st 2017.  We’ll let you know as soon as we are finished testing.

Thanks for your custom.  We hope to see you back soon.