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In this issue…
♦ New to supplements? Start here… ♦ How do I begin?
♦ How was your supplement made? ♦ Why Shaklee is the only choice..
♦ Life-changing products from Shaklee!
♦ More Shaklee products that will change your life
♦ Shaklee’s “First-Aid Kit” in a tube!
♦ Herbal Blend Multi-Purpose Cream ingredients
“Disease-consciousness and health-consciousness are exact opposites. Health consciousness is the positive approach to body care, while disease consciousness is the negative. It is utterly impossible to think of two separate conditions at one and the same time, so, while you are disease conscious, you cannot think about health-building. Healthconsciousness, on the other hand, guides your thoughts to consider ways and means of building health.”
~ A Study Course in Nutrition by Forrest Shaklee Sr., DC, DD
New to supplements? Start here…
According to the Council for Responsible Nutrition, 77% of Americans regularly take supple-ments (up 12% from 2010). And with more people focused on improving their health and fitness, vitamin and supplement use has risen dramatically. In fact, the nutritional supplement industry observed its highest growth in over 2 decades, with a 12.1% increase in 2020.Why?
While the medical and scientific communities used to say that taking supplements was a waste of money, overwhelming research now indicates that, in fact, supplementation provides
vast health benefits for nearly everyone.
Still, many people are not only confused about which supplements they should take, they worry about safety concerns surrounding of a lot of them. In fact, a landmark research
study published in the Journal of the American Neutraceutical Association reported that 97.5% of nutritional supplements are labeled with incorrect information and/or filled with toxic ingredients. No wonder people are confused!
How do I begin?
Good question! Most people start slow… with just a few supplements like…
____ Vitalizer and Energizing Soy Protein or Life Shake. Vitalizer provides a great foundation of over 80 bioavailable nutrients to feed your cells into health.
____ NutriFeron and Triple Defense Boost… for immune health
____ Vivix… for a long, healthy life
____ Herb-Lax and Optiflora DI… for digestive health
____ Any other targeted supplements you need
How was your supplement made?
⇒⇒ In February 2015 the New York Attorney General said popular store brands labeled as medicinal herbs were checked for DNA genetic fingerprinting from GNC, Walmart, Target and Walgreens… and they flunked. Ginseng was found to be little more than ground garlic and rice; Ginko biloba was powdered radish and wheat; St. John’s wort was cheap houseplant fillers, and; Valerian root was powdered peas and beans.
⇒⇒ In January 2015, a federal court in California issued an injunction shutting down a manufacturer of dietary supplements for failing to verify the identity of every dietary ingredient prior to using the ingredient and that their dietary supplements were misbranded.
⇒⇒ In February 2020, a study published in the JAMA Network Journal suggested that an alarmingly high percentage of bodybuilding products sold online are mislabeled and contain unapproved drugs.
Scary, isn’t it? So how do you make sure that the nutritional products you put in your body are not only safe, but contain what they’re supposed to, and… are effective? First, consider…
Supplement ingredients can be derived from plant or animal products, or produced synthetically in a laboratory. Most commercial supplements are made from synthetic vitamins, which are cheaper and easier to produce than natural derivatives. So vitamin A may be synthesized from acetone, and vitamin C from keto acid. While there may be no chemical difference between the purified vitamins derived from plant or animal sources and those produced synthetically, there is a definite metabolic difference in the way cells recognize and utilize them. Since the body was designed to metabolize food, which do you think will work better to produce health… a naturally-sourced supplement from food or a synthetic vitamin?
The standards under which a vitamin or mineral is manufactured vary greatly from one company to another. Quality standards affect how and whether a supplement is absorbed and utilized by the body. In fact, a manufacturer does not have to prove the safety and effectiveness of a dietary supplement before it is sold.
Because it’s an exhaustive and expensive process, most supplement companies do not conduct clinical trials to prove their products work and… most have never had a single scientific paper accepted for publication.
So… wouldn’t you rather take safe, pure, clinically tested, natural, bioavailable, 100% guaranteed food supplements from the number one nutritional company in the world? Wouldn’t you rather take Shaklee?
The Science Behind Our Natural Products
Why Shaklee is the only choice…
Shaklee products are different… they’re products you can trust!
♦♦ Shaklee has invested over $250 million in the research and development of their scientifically based, naturally-sourced cutting-edge products.
♦♦ Shaklee screens every botanical ingredient for over 350 contaminants.
♦♦ Shaklee guarantees the best raw materials and thoroughly tested formulations.
♦♦ Shaklee guarantees that what you read on the label is in the bottle.
♦♦ Shaklee food supplements undergo as many as 176 separate tests for raw ingredient purity, freshness, potency, and safety, and as many as 262 separate quality assurance tests throughout the manufacturing process. In fact, more than 100,000 laboratory tests for quality are performed on Shaklee nutritional products and their ingredients in a single year!
♦♦ Shaklee has published over 125 scientific studies and scientific presentations.
♦♦ Shaklee employs more than 75 top scientists full-time.
Life-changing products from Shaklee!
Once in awhile, you come upon a product that is so unique… so superior… that it actually changes your life!
This happens all of the time to people who try Shaklee products! While not every Shaklee product has “life-changing” properties, here are a few that do…
Herb-Lax is a gentle, natural laxative formulated with 9 herbs that can give relief to those troubled by constipation and gastric distress. Herb-Lax can help to cleanse the entire body of toxins… without being harsh or creating a dependency like chemical laxatives can. In fact, it is said that Dr. Shaklee sometimes advised people to take Herb-Lax every day for 30 days before beginning any other supplement to clean out the digestive tract first.
The only supplement on the market that stimulates the body’s natural production of interferon, NutriFeron could possibly be the best immune system booster available today! NutriFeron can help protect you from developing many debilitating disease processes including chronic fatigue syndrome, herpes, hepatitis, influenza, multiple sclerosis, cancer and even HIV and AIDS.
Known as The Father of All Foods and King of the Plant World, alfalfa has the greatest variety and largest amount of nutrients of any known plant! Packed with vitamins, minerals, protein, enzymes and microminerals, alfalfa is also nature’s richest source of chlorophyll, a powerful body cleanser, detoxifier and deodorizer.
While there are many alfalfa products on the market, none compare to Shaklee Alfalfa Complex. Using the very best alfalfa harvested at the peak of nutrient potency and enzymic activity, Alfalfa Complex is processed at very low heat to maximize it’s bioavailability.
If you want a supplement that can help you feel years younger and live years longer, Vivix is it! Formulated after years of scientific research, Vivix…
♦♦ Prevents and repairs DNA damage
♦♦ Is the purest resveratrol product on the market
♦♦ In laboratory studies, Vivix ingredients have been shown to positively impact the four key mechanisms of cellular aging and in fact, is 13X more powerful in slowing AGE protein
formation than resveratrol alone!
Vivix®, only from Shaklee
This unique Shaklee product is a proprietary formula with clinically proven ingredients that help prevent absorption of cholesterol and lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol. Cholesterol Reduction Complex delivers daily 100% of the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) recommendation for plant sterols and stanols. If you want to lower your cholesterol naturally and reduce your risk of heart disease, start taking Cholesterol Reduction Complex today!
Cholesterol Reduction Complex*, from Shaklee
*The bottle may have changed, but the product’s still the same!
More Shaklee products that will change your life
All Shaklee products are amazing. Here are some more you’ll want to try…
Switching from supermarket cleaners to Get Clean is one of the easiest and most effective ways to protect the environment while stuffing your pockets with extra cash!
Get Clean gives you cleaning choices that are nontoxic and natural and don’t contain any harmful ingredients.
When you purchase a Get Clean Starter Kit, you’ll save over $3,400… the amount you would need to spend to get the same cleaning power from major name brands.
YOUTH Advanced Anti-Aging Regimen
Clinically developed by world class skin experts, the Skin Age Index measures the appearance of key signs of aging with factual clinical data: facial wrinkles, skin texture, pore size, hyper-pigmentation, even skin tone, radiance, firmness, and sagging. In a clinical study using the Advanced Anti-Aging Regimen:
⇒⇒ 100% of women had younger-looking skin!
⇒⇒ 2/3 actually shifted their skin age into a younger decade!
Clinical Results without Compromise
Shaklee’s “First-Aid Kit” in a tube!
Did you know that Shaklee makes the very best herbal cream on the market today? Rich in herbal extracts, Shaklee Herbal Blend Multi-Purpose Cream:
♦♦ Soothes and heals dry, flaky, weather-roughened skin.
♦♦ Alleviates soreness when massaged into tired, aching muscles.
♦♦ Softens skin so that it won’t crack and peel when damaged by weather or conditions such as psoriasis or eczema.
♦♦ Smooths dry, ragged cuticles. Makes an ideal softening agent both before and after a manicure or pedicure.
♦♦ Calms burning and itching from poison oak, poison ivy, insect bites and allergic skin rashes.
♦♦ Moisturizes the skin after shaving and soothing minor cuts.
♦♦ Helps to alleviate acne blemishes.
♦♦ Cools and soothes feet that are hot and sore.
♦♦ Moisturizes hands that are constantly in water or are exposed to harsh chemicals, grease, ink or dirt, keeping them from drying out and cracking and peeling.
♦♦ Heals cracked dry, lips and helps alleviate the pain from cold sores.
♦♦ Can be rubbed on the chest or throat area when afflicted with a cold or related symptoms. Add to vaporizers and steamers to help ease breathing.
♦♦ While not a medicated or antibiotic product, the herbs in Herbal Blend Multi-Purpose Cream will help heal minor scrapes, cuts and bruises. Disinfect first as you would any open wound.
Herbal Blend Multi-Purpose Cream ingredients
◊◊ Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract
◊◊ Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract
◊◊ Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract
◊◊ Tussilago Farfara (Coltsfoot) Flower Extract
◊◊ Equisetum Arvense Extract
◊◊ Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract
◊◊ Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract
◊◊ Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract
◊◊ Zea Mays (Corn) Oil