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In this issue…
♦ The vitamin imperative… ♦ Some of the most common symptoms of vitamin deficiency are…
♦ The 13 essentials… what they are; why you need them ♦ People who are at most risk for nutritional deficiencies are… ♦ The primary causes of nutritional deficiencies are… ♦ The Shaklee Difference… Vita-Lea ♦ Why balance is everything! ♦ Vita-Lea… essential nutrition for optimal health ♦ Natural remedies for aching feet… ♦ Herbal Blend Multi-Purpose Cream
You should take all the nutrients Nature supplies and take them as close to their natural state as possible.
~ Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee, Sr.
The vitamin imperative...
Performing a plethora of roles to maintain good health and promote cellular development, vitamins are essential nutrients that we absolutely cannot live without. Yet there are so many that perform amazing functions that we’re not even aware of, that is… until we don’t get sufficient amounts and health problems suddenly start occurring.
⇒⇒ They’re found naturally in food, in varying amounts.
⇒⇒ They cannot be made by the body (with the exception of vitamin D after sun exposure).
⇒⇒ They are organic in their structure and in their natural state, can be readily metabolized by the body. But… when they are broken down by air, heat or acid, it becomes much more difficult for your body to absorb them. Therefore, cooking, storage… and even exposure to air… affects their chemical structure.
⇒⇒ They’re absolutely essential for the normal, healthy develop-ment and functioning of all your cells.
⇒⇒ When vitamins become depleted from the diet, it can cause health-threatening deficiencies. weakness, easy bruising, lowered immunity, fatigue, shortness of breath, and much more serious conditions.
Some of the most common symptoms of vitamin deficiency are…
The 13 essentials… what they are; why you need them
They don’t provide energy, like carbohydrates, proteins and fats, but without these 13 mysterious little “magic-makers”, you’ll likely feel lethargic, be vulnerable to myriad infections, and could develop a multitude of serious complications that could endanger your health and even your life! They’re called vitamins… and without them, none of us would be here!
There are 13 essential vitamins which are divided into 2 categories:
• Biotin (vitamin B7)
• Folic acid (folate,vitamin B9)
• Niacin (vitamin B3)
• Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5)
• Riboflavin (vitamin B2)
• Thiamin (vitamin B1)
• Vitamin B6
• Vitamin B12
• Vitamin C
Water-soluble vitamins need to be replenished on a daily basis since they’re easily absorbed into the bloodstream as food is digested or supplements are dissolved. Present in the watery sections of the food you eat, water-soluble vitamins are continuously regulated via your kidneys. Any excess is flushed out with urine.
Water soluble vitamins:
⇒⇒ produce and release energy
⇒⇒ boost immunity
⇒⇒ maintain tissue health
⇒⇒ build proteins and cells
⇒⇒ produce collagen present in skin cells, blood vessel walls and gums that aids in the process of healing wounds
In general, people are more likely to become deficient in fat-soluble vitamins, yet taking them in many commercially available synthetic supplements for prolonged periods of time can be toxic and very harmful to your health.
These vitamins aren’t as easily transported through the body as water-soluble vitamins and usually need a protein carrier to facilitate their movement throughout the body. . They’re absorbed through the intestinal wall, then they enter the lymph vessels before making their way into the bloodstream. Any excess is stored in the liver and fat tissues for up to 6 months.
Fat -soluble vitamins:
⇒⇒ protect vision
⇒⇒ build bones
⇒⇒ protect the body against illnesses, diseases, and free radical damage
⇒⇒ promote proper blood clotting
⇒⇒ help form healthy red blood cells
⇒⇒ interact together favorably to enhance absorption
Unfortunately, nutrient deficiencies are extremely common. They can… and often do… lead to major disease and chronic illness. A common example is osteoporosis, a condition characterized by brittle bones, often the result of a vitamin D and/or calcium deficiency. So if you think you might have a nutritional deficiency… and most Americans do… take a step to protect your health… take Shaklee!
People who are at most risk for nutritional deficiencies are…
♦ the elderly
♦ athletes who train intensively for long periods of time
♦ those who subsist largely on processed or fast foods
♦ smokers, heavy drinkers or those who take a lot of drugs of any kind
The primary causes of nutritional deficiencies are…
♦ poor diet
♦ digestive problems
♦ chronic stress
According to Tricia L. Psota, PhD, RDN, a lecturer at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health in Washington, DC, “Nutrient deficiencies alter bodily functions and processes at the most basic cellular level. These processes include water balance, enzyme function, nerve signaling, digestion, and metabolism. Resolving these deficiencies is important for optimal growth, development, and function.”
The Shaklee Difference… Vita-Lea
Are you getting the nutrition you need every day to thrive? Leading nutrition experts today acknowledge the importance of a daily multivitamin supplement.
Vita-Lea® is a high-potency formulation specially designed to promote optimal health with 23 essential vitamins and minerals.
⇒⇒ Each serving delivers 100% or more of the Daily Value of all vitamins, including twice the Daily Value of vitamins C, D, and E… plus beta-carotene for safely increasing antioxidant protection.
⇒⇒ Promotes heart, immune, bone, and joint health, physical energy, and healthy skin, hair, and nails.
⇒⇒ Available in customized formulas based on the needs of men, women, and adults over 50.
• Vita-Lea with Iron
• Vita-Lea without Iron
• Vita-Lea Gold with vitamin K
• Vita-Lea Gold without vitamin K
⇒⇒ Plus, Vita-Lea with Iron formula contains optimized micronutrient levels designed especially for women before, during, and after pregnancy, and while nursing. Vita-Lea with Iron contains 800 mcg of folic acid, 200 mcg of iodine, and 18 mg of iron.
The power of nature, unleashed by science. Safe. Proven. Guaranteed.
Shaklee is committed to innovating through science and looking to Nature for the answers that can provide healthier lives. Shaklee employs the highest quality and safety standards… conducting over 100,000 quality tests per year to ensure their products are safe for you and your family.
⇒⇒ Developed from the foundation Dr. Shaklee created with his work on the first multivitamin in the United States, Vitalized Minerals (now Liqui-Lea), in 1915
⇒⇒ Based on seven clinical studies
⇒⇒ Patented Bioactivated Absorption System™ …a microcoating designed to enhance absorption of folic acid
Vita-Lea… essential nutrition for optimal health
Is Vita-Lea right for you? It is if…
✔ you’re interested in building long-term health and vitality.
✔ your daily diet is not always optimal.
✔ you’re looking for a prenatal/postnatal multivitamin (Vita-Lea with Iron).
✔ you want a natural, bioavailable, clinically-tested supplement with no artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, or preservatives added.
✔ you need an affordable multivitamin/multimineral supplement that will help provide a strong nutritional foundation on which to build better health.
✔ You want a supplement that… along with a superior protein product… such as Energizing Soy Protein or Life Energizing Shake… that will produce better health and more energy… results you can actually feel within 30 days!
✔ you want a supplement that is backed by a company you can trust. After all… it’s your health and the health of your family we’re talking about!
✔ you want a product that is guaranteed to work or you get your money back… no conditions, no arguments, no questions!
If this is what you want, Vita-Lea is the perfect product for you!
Why balance is everything!
Every one of the 13 vitamins has a certain role… but what a lot of supplement companies miss is… each also works in unison with the other 12 to lead to the best possible physical condition. This is why it’s so important to eat a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, dairy, whole grains, beans and lentils, lean meat, and fish to make sure you’re getting all the essential nutrients your body needs to prevent deficiency, promote fat loss and enhance muscle gain.
That’s also why it’s important to choose Shaklee. With Shaklee supplements, you not only get superior products made from only the very best raw ingredients, you also get complete nutrient balance… just like you’ll find in Nature… so that your cells can actually absorb and utilize them to produce superior health. And… Shaklee proves it… not only with exhaustive scientific research published in peer-reviewed journals… but most importantly… with the results you’ll get when you take Shaklee!
Natural remedies for aching feet…
Good news! You aren’t doomed to suffer this pain with no relief. Here are some natural remedies that will ease your sore feet and have you feeling great again.
Alternate hot and cold
Soaking your feet in alternating hot and cold water for 5 minutes at a time dilates and constricts blood vessels, boosting circulation and reducing swelling and achiness. Alternate for a total of thirty minutes for maximum effectiveness.
Elevate your feet
Elevating your feet for fifteen to twenty minutes will increase circulation and help reduce pain and swelling.
Use Epsom salt
Epsom salt is made of magnesium sulfate heptahydrate. Magnesium helps reduce swelling, easing pain. You can fill a basin with hot water, add Epsom salt and soak just your feet or, if you are looking to relax your entire body, you can fill your bathtub with hot water, add Epsom salt, and soak your whole body for forty-five minutes to an hour. What relief!
After you’ve soaked and/or elevated your feet, pamper them with Herbal Blend Multi-Purpose Cream. There’s a very good reason Dr. Shaklee originally named it “Foot Cream” …your toes, soles, arches and heels will love it!
Dry, chapped, rough skin is no match for this soothing cream, which softens even the hardest, callused skin on knees, elbows, and feet. Its cooling, mentholated, non-greasy formula vanishes as you massage it in, leaving skin feeling smooth and refreshed.
Enriched with natural extracts, including rosemary, chamomile, corn oil, and salvia to nourish stressed skin, this luxurious formula is perfect for soothing dry, chapped and rough skin on knees, elbows and feet.