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♦ New Turmeric Boost… health gold! ♦ The Shaklee Difference… Turmeric Boost
♦ What Turmeric Boost can do for your health…
♦ Turmeric fun facts… ♦ Turmeric Boost FAQs…
♦ Choosing a turmeric supplement
♦ Turmeric is in DTX, too! ♦ Other liver-friendly supplements…
♦ Reformulated: Basic-G+ now even more effective against COVID-19!
♦ Coming soon: New and improved Basic-G+ Germ Off Wipes!
~ Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee, Sr.
New Turmeric Boost… health gold!
Did you know that the golden spice turmeric may be the most effective nutritional supplement on the planet? Well… it’s true! Many prestigious scientific studies show that turmeric provides major health benefits for your body and your brain.
In addition to its use as a spice and pigment, turmeric (Curcuma longa) has been interwoven into cultural and healing traditions and used for medicinal purposes for centuries. Primarily cultivated from the rhizomes, or roots, of a flowering plant in India and other parts of Southeast Asia, turmeric is known for its powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
The primary active component of turmeric, the one that gives the spice its characteristic yellow color, is curcumin. In fact, curcumin is responsible for most of turmeric’s health benefits.
Unfortunately, turmeric (and curcumin on its own) is not easily absorbed into the bloodstream, so to reach levels that offer significant health benefits, you need to take a supplement. So… Shaklee has introduced new Turmeric Boost!
Here are a few of the amazing product features we’ll tell you about in the next segment.
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The Shaklee Difference… Turmeric Boost
♦♦ Extra strength formula with powerful anti-oxidant properties
♦♦ Contains 500 mg of turmeric extract standardized to 95% curcuminoids (per capsule)
♦♦ 5 mg of black pepper extract standardized to contain 95% piperine, a key ingredient that enhances absorption and increases bioavailability
♦♦ Extra strength formula with a superior amount of turmeric extract per capsule when compared to other brands
♦♦ Safe, proven, and 100% guaranteed!
Recently proclaimed a “super food” by the media, turmeric has actually been used as medicine for centuries. As it turns out, this relative of ginger is rich in curcumin, a compound that provides amazing health benefits that are now available to you in Turmeric Boost.
A powerful anti-inflammatory
Chronic, low-level inflammation plays a major role in most disease processes including heart disease, metabolic syndrome, cancer, Alzheimer’s and most degenerative conditions. The curcumin in turmeric is a powerful bioactive substance that fights inflammation at the molecular level.
Boosts antioxidant activity
Turmeric is a potent antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals while it boosts the activity of your body’s own antioxidant enzymes.
One study showed that turmeric is as effective as Prozac in lifting depression. Other studies suggest that it can boost the brain neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine.
Turmeric boosts levels of the brain hormone Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF), which increases the growth of new neurons and fights numerous degenerative processes in your brain.
Lowers heart disease risk
Turmeric improves the function of the endothelium (the lining of the blood vessels), which plays a major role in regulating blood pressure, blood clotting and other cardiovascular processes. In addition, turmeric reduces inflammation and oxidation.
May help prevent & treat Alzheimer’s
Just like the ingredients in Shaklee MindWorks, curcumin has been shown to effectively cross the blood-brain barrier and enter the brain where it can help clean out a buildup of protein tangles called amyloid plaques, a major factor in the progression of Alzheimer’s.
Relieves arthritis symptoms
Turmeric has been shown to be more effective than some anti-inflammatory drugs to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
May be effective against cancer
In numerous studies, turmeric has been found to retard cancer growth and development at the molecular level, can contribute to the death of cancerous cells, reduce the growth of new blood vessels in tumors (angiogenesis), and the spread of cancer to other areas of the body (metastasis).
Studies show that turmeric helps ease PMS symptoms, including menstrual cramps.
Turmeric may help prevent diabetes through its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and improve many of the factors that contribute to diabetes, including insulin resistance, high blood sugar, and high LDL cholesterold levels.
Because of its ability to fight inflammation, protect your body against free radicals, and potentially delay brain degeneration and other age-related diseases, turmeric should be in your arsenal of anti-aging supplements.
Now that you know about some of the health benefits found in this amazing spice, aren’t you anxious to try Turmeric Boost?
Order yours today!
Turmeric fun facts…
⇒⇒ Tamil Nadu in India has a city known as Erode, the largest turmeric producer in this world. Because of this, the city also goes by the names “Turmeric City” or “Yellow City”.
⇒⇒ So widespread is the use of turmeric in India that it literally finds its way into almost every religious and cultural event.
⇒⇒ Turmeric, because of its brilliant orange-yellow color, is widely used as a dye.
⇒⇒ Turmeric is a good source of vitamin C, magnesium, iron and potassium.
⇒⇒ Turmeric paste is a home remedy for sunburn and it is also an ingredient in many commercial sunscreens.
⇒⇒ Turmeric is a natural antivenom for bites from a King Cobra.
⇒⇒ Turmeric aids in digestion and supports liver function.
⇒⇒ If you have a leak in your water-cooled radiator, you can add a spoonful of turmeric powder and the leakage will stop.
⇒⇒ Turmeric helps improve IBS symptoms such as abdominal pain and to treat diseases like Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis.
⇒⇒ The curcumin in turmeric is the only food that’s been shown to “melt away” ominous beta-amyloid plaques associated with cognitive diseases.
Turmeric Boost FAQs…
What is turmeric? What are curcuminoids? What is curcumin?
Turmeric, curcuminoids, and curcumin are not interchangeable terms. Turmeric is a distinctive yellow spice that’s part of the ginger family and has been used for 4,000 years in cooking and medicinal uses. The family of active compounds in turmeric are called curcuminoids. The primary curcuminoid found in turmeric is called curcumin, and this is where turmeric’s health benefits come from. Curcumin is well-known for its powerful antioxidant properties.
What’s the difference between turmeric root and turmeric extract?
Curcumin is found in the root of the turmeric plant but only comprises a small amount of the turmeric root; an average turmeric root contains less than 5% curcumin, and this amount varies from turmeric root to turmeric root. On the other hand, turmeric extracts are made by extracting curcumin from the turmeric root and are standardized to contain concentrated amounts of curcumin. Turmeric Boost includes 500 mg of turmeric extract standardized to contain 95% curcuminoids.
Because curcumin has been found to have relatively low absorption, Turmeric Boost contains 5 mg black pepper extract (Piper nigrum), a key ingredient that enhances curcumin absorption and increases bioavailability.
Can Turmeric Boost be taken any time of day?
Yes, but preferably with a meal or shake.
Is Turmeric Boost vegan?
Is Turmeric Boost Kosher?
Yes, it’s Star-K Kosher certified.
Is there anyone who should NOT take Turmeric Boost?
Turmeric Boost is not intended for use by children or by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Choosing a turmeric supplement
With over 100 turmeric supplements on the market today, how do you know yours is effective and safe? Here are five criteria to use to choose a turmeric supplement:
1) Brand integrity. Some turmeric products have been found to contain food coloring, fillers, binders, filth (bug parts), and even lead. Because it’s made by Shaklee, you can be sure that Turmeric Boost is contaminant-free… guaranteed!
2) Enhanced bioavailability. Our bodies only absorb about 5-10% of curcumin from standard turmeric supplements. The addition of black pepper increases absorption by up to 2000%! Turmeric Boost provides 5 mg black pepper extract per capsule.
3) Uses turmeric extracts. For a guarantee of potency, a quality turmeric supplement should use standardized extracts of turmeric rather than turmeric root powder. Turmeric Boost uses turmeric extract standardized to contain 95% curcuminoids.
4) Clinical research. Every Shaklee supplement is exhaustively researched and clinically tested to make sure it delivers the health benefits it promises. Avoid brands that are not supported by solid science.
5) Money-back guarantee. A reputable supplement company will demonstrate faith in their product by offering a 100% money-back guarantee policy. Every Shaklee product is guaranteed or your money back!
Turmeric is in DTX, too!
A healthy liver is essential to normal nutrient metabolism and overall health. A unique internal organ, the liver plays many crucial roles in normal metabolism, including detoxification. A healthy liver can regenerate itself and deal with a wide range of toxic substances; however, prolonged and frequent exposure to toxins may influence the level of stress on liver cells and functioning.
Liver DTX® Complex provides a unique combination of botanical ingredients to maintain healthy liver function:
⇒⇒ Milk thistle seed extract, standardized to contain 80% silymarin, an antioxidant which helps maintain liver cell integrity.
⇒⇒ Schisandra chinensis, an antioxidant herb that supports liver cell repair.
⇒⇒ Turmeric and artichoke to help maintain healthy bile flow. Bile transports toxins from the liver to the intestines for excretion.
⇒⇒ Reishi mushroom, known for its antioxidant properties.
Safe, Proven, 100% Guaranteed
Other liver-friendly supplements…
To maximize liver protection, add these supplements:
____ Vita-E Complex
____ Sustained Release Vita-C
____ Blood Pressure
Basic-G now has a new, more effective formula! Basic-G+ is a highly concentrated, multipurpose, neutral pH germicide. Used as directed, Basic-G+ disinfects, cleans, and
deodorizes the following hard, nonporous, inanimate surfaces: floors, walls, metal surfaces, stainless steel surfaces, glazed porcelain, and plastic surfaces such as polypropylene, polystyrene, etc.*
Why is Basic-G+ more effective?
It disinfects in half the time! Yes… Basic G+ disinfects in 5 minutes for regular use, compared to 10 minutes for Basic-G.
It is also very effective in killing COVID-19. COVID-19 is caused by SARS-CoV-2, a novel coronavirus. Basic-G+ kills similar viruses and therefore can be used against SARS-CoV-2 when used in accordance with the directions for use against Norovirus on hard, nonporous surfaces.
How to use Basic-G+ against COVID-19
Thoroughly spray surface† with a use-solution of 1/2 oz. per gallon of water or 3/8 tsp. per 16 oz. of water and rub with a brush, cloth, or sponge. Do not breathe spray. Let solution remain on surface for a minimum of 5 minutes. Rinse or allow to air-dry. Prepare a fresh solution every day
*It is a violation of Federal law to use Basic-G+ in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.
†Do not use to clean utensils, glassware and dishes.
NOTE: Below is a video created by Shaklee about Basic-G in June 2020. Most of the information in this video will apply to the new, superior formula Basic-G+.
Coming soon: New and improved Basic-G+ Germ Off Wipes!
The current Get Clean Germ Off Disinfecting Wipes are effective against many types of bacteria but are not effective against viruses. However, the new and improved Germ Off+ Disinfecting Wipes* are effective against many of the same bacteria and viruses as Basic-G+ but are not identical. Germ Off+ Wipes are effective against Norovirus.