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In this issue…
♦ The well-groomed man… ♦ How Pomifera oil was discovered…
♦ NEW! Pomifera Men’s Grooming Collection…
♦ How to use the Pomifera Men’s Grooming Products
♦ The proven science of Pomifera… ♦ Luxury: Pomifera Butter Bars
♦ Crush your next workout with Performance Pre-Workout Drink!
♦ Pre-workout creativity…
♦ Supplements for prostate health… ♦ Lifestyle tips for a healthy prostate
“Another important contribution of a healthy skin is that of loveliness. Nothing mars the beauty of face, hands or body more than an abnormal condition of the skin. A thing overlooked by many is the fact that the skin reflects one’s state of health. So, if you want to be beautiful, make sure that your whole body is well nourished. Beauty may be only skin-deep, but the CAUSE of that beauty is deep within the body.”
~ A Study Course in Nutrition by Forrest Shaklee Sr., DC, DD
The well-groomed man…
Maintaining a well-groomed beard can be a challenge for men in both hot weather and cold. That’s partly because beard hair is significantly different than the hair that grows on a man’s head. Beard hair develops from a secondary sex characteristic that men have, allowing them to grow facial hair as they go through adolescence. The hair that grows on a man’s face is an entirely different beast from the hair that grows on his scalp (or anywhere else on the body). Facial hair is thicker and more wiry than what’s found on the head. And… the skin underneath it is different, too. While the skin on the scalp is typically more oily, facial skin is often drier. So, some cleansers are great for removing the excess oil from your head; however, they are too drying and harsh to use on your face and beard hair. So why do you need to know the difference between beard hair and head hair?
Beards typically need milder cleansers and additional conditioning products like beard oils to stay soft and healthy. Now you can take care of your beard with the new Pomifera Men’s Grooming Collection from Shaklee!
How Pomifera oil was discovered…
Before the invention of barbed wire, pioneer farmers planted lines of dense hedge trees to contain their livestock. Today’s farmers, however, consider the inedible Maclura pomifera fruit (also known as the Osage Orange) a nuisance. The seed oil contains the nutrients that power Pomifera products… something an enterprising chemist discovered after he noticed squirrels smashing open the fruit and eating the seeds.
NEW! Pomifera Men’s Grooming Collection…
The new Pomifera™ Men’s Grooming Collection helps men care for their beards and their bodies. The collection includes a gentle beard wash, weightless and nongreasy beard oil, and a moisturizing body butter cleansing bar. Each product in the set is formulated with 100% pure Pomifera oil, a potent source of antioxidants, omega-6 fatty acids, and other bioactives, and infused with a sophisticated Spiced Leather* scent.
The Pomifera Men’s Grooming Collection is formulated with sustainably-produced Pomifera oil; vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and non-GMO; and free of parabens, phthalates, and sulfates.
Beard Wash… Spiced Leather*
A gentle coconut surfactant cleanses without washing away your skin’s natural oils, reducing dryness. Pomifera and sunflower oils revitalize with nutrients and antioxidants, leaving facial hair and skin feeling clean and replenished.
Beard Oil… Spiced Leather*
This weightless, hydrating, nongreasy formula tames any and all beard styles with emollients and Pomifera oil to condition, soften, nourish, smooth, and maintain the appearance of your beard.
Body Butter Cleansing Bar… Spiced Leather*
This gentle, non-drying formula creates a rich, creamy lather that leaves skin refreshed. Features coconut, grape seed, sunflower seed, olive, and pomifera seed oils to nourish, moisturize, and condition the skin and protect the skin’s natural moisture barrier.
*Spiced Leather scent has notes of bergamot, French lavender, star anise, nutmeg, juniper berry, and patchouli.
Pomifera Products Training
How to use the Pomifera Men’s Grooming Products
Beard Oil: Apply 2–3 drops into palm of hand and rub hands together. Rub palms and fingers across the hair on both cheeks. Rub hands down the front of the face so that oil covers the mustache and chin. Go over mustache again with fingertips. Run a comb through the beard to evenly distribute the oil. Comb both with and against the growth of facial hair. Apply more oil as needed. People with particularly long or dry beards are most likely to need more product.
Body Butter Cleansing Bar: Combine with water to create a lather. Massage onto body, then rinse.
The proven science of Pomifera…
The Pomifera Men’s Grooming Collection is vegan, cruelty-free, and environmentally friendly. The Pomifera oil used in this men’s care set is cold pressed from non-GMO Maclura pomifera fruit that has been sustainably grown in Southern Iowa with zero-input farming techniques. The entire process is carbon neutral, and unused portions of the fruit are composted for use on local land.
Luxury: Pomifera Butter Bars
One way to add a little extra luxury to your bath or shower ritual is to use an indulgent cleansing bar. Pomifera™ Body Butter Cleansing Bars are made with coconut, grape seed, sunflower seed, olive, and Pomifera oils to nourish, moisturize, and condition the skin, and… help protect the skin’s natural moisture barrier. Which one do you want to try?
♦♦ Coffee Body Butter Cleansing Bar (fragrance-free): Gently exfoliates with Coffea arabica seed powder for skin that feels instantly softer and smoother.
♦♦ Natural Body Butter Cleansing Bar (fragrance-free): Original formula with botanical oils and Pomifera oil, a potent source of antioxidants, omega-6, and other bioactives.
♦♦ Men’s Body Butter Cleansing Bar (Spiced Leather scent): With notes of bergamot, French lavender, star anise, nutmeg, juniper berry, and patchouli.
Directions: Combine with water to create a lather. Massage onto body. Rinse.
No matter how physically active you are, one of the keys to getting the most out of your exercise is the right nutrition. And one great way to help your body perform at its peak is to take a pre-workout supplement before you exercise. Shaklee’s new Performance® Pre-Workout Energy Drink gives you natural, clean energy from caffeine that’s derived from green tea extract for a long-lasting boost, plus beta-alanine and L-theanine to improve physical performance, delay muscle fatigue, reduce perceived exertion, and sharpen focus.
Why a pre-workout supplement?
When you exercise, your body uses oxygen to break down glucose for energy. During intense exercise, when there isn’t enough oxygen available, your body makes lactate, which can be converted into energy without oxygen. Also produced during that process are hydrogen ions which decrease the pH level in your muscles, reducing their ability to contract, resulting in fatigue.
Performance Pre-Workout Drink contains beta-alanine, a non-essential amino acid that is produced naturally in the body and when combined with L-histidine, another amino acid, synthesizes carnosine, a molecule stored in your muscles that helps reduce acid accumulation during intense exercise. Muscle carnosine is important because it acts as an intracellular buffer against the hydrogen ions that can lead to a faster onset of fatigue and reduce your ability to perform. Supplementing with beta-alanine has been shown to increase carnosine levels in the muscle and improve performance by delaying fatigue.
Another ingredient in Pre-Workout Drink is 100 mg of caffeine, a stimulant that increases activity in the central nervous system by acting as an adenosine antagonist. Adenosine is a neurotransmitter that binds to specific receptors and makes us feel drowsy. Caffeine binds to those same receptors, blocking the adenosine from working, enhancing athletic performance.
The Shaklee Difference… Performance Pre-Workout Drink
Finding the best pre-workout supplement for yourself can be tricky. Pre-workout supplements sometimes have too much caffeine or sugar that can lead to jitters or energy crashes. But Performance Pre-Workout Drink is designed to give you clean energy, naturally sourced from green tea extract, without jitters or crashes. It also contains only 2 g of sugar and no artificial preservatives, flavors, or sweeteners. And like all Shaklee products, the ingredients in Performance Pre-Workout Drink go through extensive quality testing, including screening for heavy metals, pesticides, and herbicides, to make sure they are safe to use.
Performance Pre-Workout comes in convenient stick packs that easily mix with 8 oz of water or your drink of choice. Keep a few packets in your gym bag, in a shaker bottle, or in the car so you’re ready to get active at any time.
Five reasons to try Pre-Workout Drink
1) Provides long-lasting energy from natural green tea extract.
2) Improves physical performance by increasing exercise capacity.
3) The beta-alanine in the formula delays muscle fatigue.
4) Beta-alanine also reduces perceived effort during exercise.
5) L-theanine and caffeine sharpens mental focus and helps you push through.
Work out harder for longer!
Pre-Workout Drink Training
If you want more interesting ways to get your pre-workout energy in, here are some recipes you can try using Performance Pre-Workout stick packs.
Makes 1 serving
• 1 Performance Pre-Workout Drink packet
• 8 oz unflavored sparkling water
• ½ cup frozen berries
• Squeeze of lemon
1) Mix 1 packet of Pre-Workout Drink with 8 oz unflavored sparkling water until well incorporated.
2) Add in ½ cup berries and a squeeze of fresh lemon.
3) Top with ice and serve.
~Contributed by Serena Forster, Shaklee Ambassador
Makes 1 serving
1) Mix Pre-Workout Drink, cherry juice, and lemon juice into 8-10 oz water until well incorporated.
2) Stir in honey.
3) Top with ice and serve.
~Contributed by Amanda Villarreal, Shaklee Ambassador
NOTE: Articles in this newsletter have been excerpted from the Naturally with Shaklee Blog
Supplements for prostate health…
The prostate is a small gland located right below the bladder in men, and is the most commonly affected gland in the male body. The prostate can not only develop cancer, but a number of other conditions, as well..
To keep the prostate healthy, follow a “clean” diet and lifestyle and try these Shaklee supplements:
⇒⇒ Vita-D3: Several observational studies have also suggested a link between low vitamin D levels and an increased risk of prostate cancer.
⇒⇒ Zinc Complex: An essential mineral that plays an important rolein cell growth and DNA repair, zinc has also been found to be present in high amounts in prostate tissue, and is significantly reduced in people with prostate cancer.
⇒⇒ Sustained Release Vita-C: Vitamin C has far ranging positive impacts on the prostate including reducing the risk of an enlarged prostate, preventing prostate cancer and fighting bacterial prostatitis.
Other supplements that contain nutrients to keep the prostate healthy are:
⇒⇒ Vitalizer Men
⇒⇒ Life Shake
⇒⇒ Shaklee 180 Energizing Tea – Pomegranate and Green Matcha
Lifestyle tips for a healthy prostate
Exercise: 30 minutes of physical activity can decrease the risk of an unhealthy prostate by 10% to 30%.
Eat less fat: Diets high in fat decrease the body’s natural protective antioxidants.
Have regular screenings: Because prostate cancer symptoms only appear when the disease is advanced, screenings are critical.
Hydrate: Adequate water intake is essential for prostate health.
Reduce stress: Men under stress often tighten their pelvic muscles, resulting in many prostate problems, including chronic prostatitis.
Dr. Jamie McManus on Exercise