Do you ever wonder what nutrients you just ate are doing in your system? Maybe that vitamin C is being used to fight an infection, or hopefully that protein went straight to those abs you’ve been working on all summer. Unfortunately, some of those nutrients may not even enter your system. Just because you ingest a nutrient doesn’t mean it makes it to your bloodstream. Unless nutrients are absorbed, they’re just passing through. Continue reading “Science & Health Today: Bioavailability Makes Nutrition Count”→
The July 2015 Prodcast features an exclusive interview with Dr. Carl Hastings in which he previews his “Reliv Difference” presentation at the upcoming Reliv International Conference. He also discusses his work on the CRN board and the latest happenings in the nutrition industry.
Listen to the Prodcast on the Reliv Blog, download it oniTunes (and subscribe to receive the Prodcast automatically every month while you’re there!), or dial in to the recording at 866.330.4922.
Soy has been cultivated and eaten for millennia in China; and since the 1760s in the U.S. More recently, advances in research and manufacturing have created many new ways to enjoy the little round bean. Still, many remain unaware of the numerous health benefits of this remarkable superfood. Continue reading “Reliv Science & Health Today: Soy Good for You!”→
by Tamara Shenouda, project manager at SL Technology, Inc., a Reliv company
Epigenetic Factors You Can’t Control
Before we’re born, our parents’ choices, their health conditions and the environmental toxins they are exposed to can affect how our genes are expressed, especially during the vulnerable early development period. This includes genes related to adipogenesis, or the process of creating fat cells. The mechanism for adipogenesis is first set during the fetal and neonatal stages of life. Changes in the expression of these genes can affect the size of fat cells and how they are distributed in the body. Continue reading “Obesity & Epigenetics: Put on Your Skinny Genes!”→
Most of us aren’t getting the nutrients we think we are. A comparison between the 2013 International Food Information Council (IFIC) Functional Foods Consumer Survey and National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data exposed large gaps in the percentage of consumers who believe they are getting the recommended Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) and the percentage of those who actually do. 68% believed they consumed enough vitamin D, but only 32% actually did. For potassium, 61% believed they consumed enough versus the less than 3% that actually did; for fiber, it was 67% versus 5%. Continue reading “Reliv Science & Health Today: Today’s Food Falling Short”→
November is American Diabetes Month. The CDC’s National Diabetes Statistics Report estimates that 9.3% of the U.S. population 20 years or older, or 29.1 million people, have diabetes. Those under 20 years old with diabetes number about 208,000. For all of these individuals, monitoring blood glucose is an important daily concern — and should be a priority for all of us. Continue reading “Science & Health Today: Blood Sugar Management”→
New manufacturing and research structure maintains product quality, facilitates research and fosters continued innovation.
By Andrew Birney, Chief Operating Officer of SL Technology, Inc., a wholly owned Reliv subsidiary
Change is the product of innovation. As Reliv’s innovation engine, SL Technology understands that change is a positive force, especially in the dynamic, fast-paced, ever-changing world of the global nutrition industry. Not only does the technology change rapidly, but so do business relationships and industry objectives.
The past three years have been a whirlwind of change for SL Tech (formerly Soy Labs). Since moving to the Missouri Plant Science Center (MPSC) facility in 2011, Soy Labs has thrived in the culture of open innovation fostered there. Access to the MPSC labs and processing equipment provided the necessary tools to develop and refine the method of production for the first commercially available form of the lunasin peptide. Continue reading “LunaRich Graduates from MPSC”→