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In this issue…
♦ New… Vegan Omega-3 now available!
♦ The Shaklee Difference… Vegan Omega-3 ♦ Vegan Omega-3 FAQs…
♦ The “super-healer” …vitamin E! ♦ Ah-h-h-h… sleep! (at last…)
♦ Other Sleep Solutions ♦ When Pain is a Factor…
♦ Can brain cells grow? Yes… but not under stress!
♦ Do you need a cleaning day rescue? Call Basic H²!
♦ The Shaklee Difference… Basic H²
“There are billions upon billions of cells in your body, and each provides a dwelling place for YOUR Life Force… your life. So, you see, your “life” is distributed among these billions of cells. The life span of each cell is from 1 to 120 days. Each is dependent upon the food you eat for its nourishment, and its length of life depends upon the quality of that food. “
~ Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee, Sr.
New… Vegan Omega-3 now available!
Most people incorrectly believe that fish produce their own DHA and EPA, when in fact it’s the algae in their food chain. New Vegan Omega-3 goes straight to the source, resulting in a sustainable, high quality product with 400 mg DHA plus 100 mg of EPA per serving. The omega-3 fatty acids in Vegan Omega-3:
- Helps reduce the risk of heart disease by supporting a healthy heart and cardiovascular system.
- Supports healthy brain function.
- Increases joint comfort by promoting joint flexibility and keeping joints lubricated.
- Supports long-term eye health and helps keep eyes lubricated.
- Provides immune support and helps keep skin healthy.
Other Vegan Omega-3 benefits:
- Ocean-friendly/sustainably sourced
- No fishy burps or aftertaste
- Zero cholesterol
- Vegan, Star K Kosher, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free
The Shaklee Difference… Vegan Omega-3
The plant-based omega-3s in Vegan Omega-3 are sourced from natural, non-GMO algae, fermented via a proprietary process and completely traceable from end to end.
Shaklee is committed to innovating through science and looking to nature for the answers that can provide healthier lives; ensuring the highest quality and safety standards by conducting over 100,000 quality tests per year to ensure Shaklee products are safe for you and your family.
Vegan Omega-3 FAQs…
What are EPA and DHA and why are they important?
EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) are omega-3 fatty acids that are abundant in fish, such as salmon, tuna, mackerel, and some algae. They play an important role in normal human growth and development and have benefits to human nutrition and health for all ages and across the life span.
How much EPA and DHA are in a serving of Vegan Omega-3?
Vegan Omega-3 contains 400 mg DHA and 100 mg EPA per serving (2 softgels).
What’s the serving size?
Adults take 2 softgels daily with meals.
Can I give Vegan Omega-3 to my kids?
Yes. Children old enough to swallow capsules may use Vegan Omega-3.
I’m using blood-thinning medications. Can I take Vegan Omega-3?
Please consult your physician before taking Vegan Omega-3. Discontinue use two weeks before surgery.
Is Vegan Omega-3 Non-GMO?
Does this product contain gluten, soy, or lactose?
What’s the shelf life?
Where is a good place to store this product?
Store Vegan Omega-3 in a cool and dry place.
Where is Vegan Omega-3 made?
Vegan Omega-3 is made in the USA.
The “super-healer” …vitamin E!
If there is a vitamin that can be called a “miracle” nutrient, it is vitamin E. In fact, according to Dr. Shaklee,
“Vitamin E has more power to keep the body healthy than any other nutritional element. I cannot urge you too strongly to make Vitamin E a part of your daily diet!”
Known chiefly for it’s antioxidant properties, vitamin E is vital to every healing process in the body! Its ability to help the bloodstream transport oxygen is a key to its healing effects.
♦♦ reduces risks of cataracts and some cancers
♦♦ helps people with diabetes by increasing circulation and decreasing the risk of blindness
♦♦ helps prevent heart attacks
♦♦ protects cell membranes, essential for red blood cells
♦♦ aids cellular respiration
♦♦ protects lung tissue from pollution
♦♦ slows the progression of Alzheimer’s disease
♦♦ helps shrink fibrocystic breast lumps
♦♦ eases the pain of fibromyalgia
♦♦ helps relieve menorrhagia, especially when caused by an IUD birth control device
♦♦ reduces liver damage in hepititis patients
♦♦ long known as the “antisterility” vitamin, it increases fertility
♦♦ lowers the incidence of prostate cancer
♦♦ lowers the occurrence of macular degeneration
♦♦ reduces menopause symptoms
♦♦ slows the rate of joint deterioration in osteoarthritis patients
♦♦ eases PMS symptoms, especially breast tenderness
♦♦ eases some symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis
Because of its oxygenation properties, vitamin E also is extremely important for energy production. The more oxygen available to the cells, the more energy you’ll have!
Antioxidants such as vitamin E and vitamin C, are also an important part of the body’s defense against free radical muscle damage caused by strenuous exercise. While exercise increases the body’s natural defense against free radicals, athletes who are doing intense training may benefit from the addition of antioxidant supplements, particularly vitamin E, to their diets.
Shaklee vitamin E supplements
Shaklee Vita-E products contain naturally occurring vitamin E… d-alpha tocopherol. Natural vitamin E is more biologically active than synthetic vitamin E and more easily assimilated and retained by the body.
A powerful fat-soluble antioxidant, vitamin E supports heart, brain and prostate health and promotes lung, colon, and immune function.
Both Shaklee Vita-E Complex and Vita-E combat free radicals with natural vitamin E and selenium. Choose from Vita-E Complex softgels with an enhanced support formula containing grape seed extract or kosher-certified Vita-E tablets.
Ah-h-h-h… sleep! (at last…)
Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the best steps you can take to nurture and protect your health… yet over 60 million Americans suffer each year from sleep deprivation.
Insomnia is not only a major medical concern, it has also spawned a multi-billion dollar business. Prescription and over-the-counter drugs, noise-blockers, eye masks, and many other commercial solutions abound. However, there are more natural sleep methods you can employ.
Start with Superior Nutrition
Good nutrition is not only essential for restful sleep, it helps alleviate other conditions that can interfere with natural slumber such as restless leg syndrome, arthritis, headaches and body pain. Try these:
⇒⇒ Chewable Cal Mag Plus and OsteoMatrix. Calcium is essential for calm nerves, in fact, nerve endings are continuously bathed in a calcium-rich fluid. Taking Chewable CalMag Plus or OsteoMatrix an hour before bedtime can help you relax and prepare your body for sleep.
⇒⇒ Sustained Release VitalMag. Magnesium has a calming effect on the nervous system and is so important that the brain stores a safety reserve in case the body experiences a drop in magnesium levels.
⇒⇒ Lecithin. Vital for the proper functioning of the brain and nervous system lecithin is rich in choline, a component in neurotransmitters that convey messages to the brain.
⇒⇒ Stress Relief Complex containing L-theanine, ashwagandha, beta sitosterol, and L-tyrosine, promotes a relaxed state of mind.
⇒⇒ Gentle Sleep Complex contains passion flower, German chamomile, and valerian to promote relaxation, and encourage the body into restful sleep.
Other Sleep Solutions
In addition to Shaklee’s natural products try these techniques to help you ease into restful sleep:
Close your eyes and visualize a tranquil scene where you are completely at peace. Relax each part of your body beginning with your toes and working up to your scalp. This process develops brain wave patterns that encourage sleep.
Soak those tootsies…
Hot foot baths draw blood from the brain to calm you before bed. Soak your feet in water as hot as you can tolerate with a cup of magnesium-rich Epsom salts.
Wiggle your toes!
Lie on your back and wiggle the toes of both feet (all at once) up and down 12 times. The “meridians” in the body that connect with every organ all end up in your feet. Try this and see if your entire body doesn’t completely relax.
When Pain is a Factor…
If pain from overexertion is interfering with your ability to fall asleep or sleep through the night, Shaklee has two great, natural solutions:
Pain Relief Complex
With a patent-pending blend of clinically proven boswellia and safflower extract, Pain Relief Complex gives you the help you need for strained joints and muscles.
Joint & Muscle Pain Cream
This unique topical cream will provide temporary relief for occasional joint and muscle aches and pain. The light menthol fragrance dissipates quickly.
Can brain cells grow? Yes… but not under stress!
Can you actually grow new brain cells… some-thing considered absolutely impossible for centuries? The answer is… yes! According to Dr. Armar Sahay, a neuroscientist with Harvard affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital, “Everyone has the capacity to develop new [brain] cells that can help enhance cognitive function.”
Confirmed by several studies, this startling discovery could herald the successful treatment of degenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, or brain injuries resulting from stroke or trauma.
However, it also appears that this new cell production, which takes place in the hippo-campus… an area of the brain used to form long-term memory… can be completely halted by stress. While avoiding stress is impossible, finding ways of dealing with it can help minimize its impact. Try exercise, deep breathing, prayer or meditation.
Taking Shaklee food supplements like B-Complex, Sustained Release Vita-C, Vita-E Complex, Chewable Cal Mag Plus, Lecithin, Sustained Release VitalMag and especially Stress Relief Complex will help reduce anxiety levels by giving the body the nutrients it needs to deal with stress.
Do you need a cleaning day rescue? Call Basic H²!
Have you tried Basic H² yet? If not, you’re missing something very, very special! Why? Basic H² Organic Cleaning Concentrate does so-o-o-o much and costs so-o-o-o little! Just one 16 oz. bottle of Basic H² makes the equivalent of over 5,700 bottles of ready-to-use window cleaner! It performs better than Windex on glass and mirrors and costs less than 1¢ per bottle to make! What a deal!
It’s a degreaser! 1-1/2 teaspoons Basic H² in 16 oz. of water tackles ovens, grills, and all kinds of greasy messes.
It’s an all-purpose cleaner! 1-1/4 teaspoons to 16 oz. of water whips through dirt on counters, appliances, sinks, sealed granite and ceramic tile… and lots, lots more!
It’s a glass cleaner! For a sparkling streak-free shine on windows, mirrors, glass table tops, just add 2 drops to 16 oz. of water and spray away!
____ Fruits & Vegetables. Use 1/8 tsp. in a pint of water. Wash and rinse. Removes insecticide residue, dirt and waxes.
____ Floors. 1 Tbsp. per gallon of water leaves floor shining.
____ Coffeemakers. Add 1/8 tsp. Basic-H² to a carafe of water. Run through cycle. Then run through a carafe of water to rinse.
____ Dusting. Use 1/8 tsp. in a pint of water. Squeeze sponge almost dry, then wipe off dust, fingerprints, etc. Dry with a clean cloth.
____ Heavy Duty. Use 1 oz. per gallon of water to tackle any seriously dirty or greasy job.
The Shaklee Difference… Basic H²
Many all purpose cleaners may contain toxins that can be absorbed through the skin or inhaled.
Synthetic solvents may cause hormone disruptions. Organic solvents such as Butyl Cellosolve™ are neurotoxins and nasal irritants. Another toxin, morpholine, can cause liver or kidney damage. Glass cleaners contain ammonia, a poison that can irritate skin, eyes, and the respiratory system.
Basic-H² is completely safe… nontoxic, with no toxic fumes, chlorine or other hazardous chemicals.