New Year, New Exciting Reliv News: Reliv January 2017 Prodcast

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In this month’s prodcast, Reliv Product Marketing Specialist Tina Van Horn sits down with one of the most respected food scientists in the country… our own Dr. Carl Hastings. In this special interview, we share some unexpected exciting news that happened at Reliv recently, including the highly anticipated launch of our new fitness and weight loss program, Fit3. It’s going to be an incredible year at Reliv!

Listen to the Prodcast online.

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Dr. Carl Explains 4 Reasons Reliv Products Work

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By Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Carl Hastings

It’s always exciting when someone new starts taking Reliv products. They like the taste of the shakes and how simple it is to take the products. But we find what keeps them coming back for more are the improved health results they see like having increased energy. These inspiring health stories are a result of The Reliv Difference. Continue reading “Dr. Carl Explains 4 Reasons Reliv Products Work”

Have You Had This Talk With Your Doctor?

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By Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Carl Hastings

If your doctor knew you had a health condition that puts you at increased risk for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and many other chronic health conditions, would you expect him or her to discuss it with you? Would you ask questions about how to treat this health condition and take steps to decrease your risk of developing other complications and diseases? Would you make changes that you knew could add years and improved quality to your life? If so, it may be time to talk to your doctor about weight loss. Continue reading “Have You Had This Talk With Your Doctor?”

Science & Health Today: Healthy Habits From The Start

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By Tina Van Horn, Reliv Product Marketing Specialist

We are raising children today in a different society than most of us were raised in. Each generation faces their own unique set of challenges and today’s youth are no exception, especially when we look at nutrition choices and their impact on short- and long-term health. Continue reading “Science & Health Today: Healthy Habits From The Start”

Reliv May Prodcast: Raising Healthy Kids In A Fast Food World

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With our increasingly busy lives, how can parents raise kids that are healthy and happy? Host Tina Van Horn is joined by a few special guests who tell their stories on how they are fitting in good nutritional choices in a fast food world. Dr. Carl Hastings also shares his insights on this increasingly popular and important topic.

Listen to the Prodcast online or download and subscribe in iTunes.

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Science & Health Today: Why Weight Loss Plans Should Include Micronutrients

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By Tina Van Horn, Reliv Product Marketing Specialist

Most weight loss plans focus on reducing caloric intake of macronutrients (protein, fat and carbohydrates) and increasing caloric expenditure through exercise, leading to an energy deficit that promotes weight loss. But one of the often overlooked components of a successful weight loss plan is ensuring you get all of the necessary micronutrients too. This includes vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and phyto-chemicals. Micronutrients play crucial roles in our nutrition, including the prevention and treatment of various diseases and conditions as well as the optimization of physical and mental functioning. Continue reading “Science & Health Today: Why Weight Loss Plans Should Include Micronutrients”

Science and Health Today: Why the World Needs Reliv Now + LunaRich X

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We often hear warnings about the dangers of the standard American diet and lifestyle. The increased demands on our time compel us to seek more convenient, fast food options that are often highly processed and low in essential nutrients. We often lament the fact that we don’t have time for physical activity, are stressed out and don’t get enough quality sleep. All of these things lead to weight gain and New Year’s resolutions to lose that weight. Perhaps even a bigger issue is that the standard American diet leaves us with nutrient deficiencies making it even more difficult for our bodies to deal with the stresses of modern life. And this is a lifestyle that is becoming more common around the world, not just in the U.S.

But what about when we do everything right? We eat a balanced diet full of fresh produce, get regular physical activity, manage our stress, practice good sleeping habits and get those 8+ hours in and maintain a healthy weight. Are we doing everything we can for good health and getting all the nutrients we need? Possibly, but this is very dependent on what you’re eating and your individual needs. This can be very difficult to know for sure. There is also a difference between getting just enough of a nutrient and getting the optimal amount.

Thankfully, there is an easy way to make sure you’re getting enough of the nutrients you need – supplementation – nutrient insurance for your body. Many health-conscious individuals supplement to fill possible nutrient gaps in their diet in order to maintain an acceptable level of overall health and wellness, in addition to their regular healthy habits. Instead of living with habits that lead to risk of disease, we need to be proactive and practice habits that not only lower our risk for disease, but help us become stronger, more energetic, and feel great so we can enjoy life now.

This is why Reliv has created the Super Pack, a convenient combination of Reliv Now and LunaRich X, our Dynamic Duo for optimal health and wellness. Reliv Now contains 25 vitamins and minerals, several herbal sources of antioxidants, enzymes, amino acids and 7g of soy protein. LunaRich X works at the epigenetic level to reduce cholesterol and promote overall cellular health. The powder format of these products is easier for the body to digest and absorb.

Each of these products alone are great support for overall health and wellness, but together they are even more effective. In a recent swine study (pigs have a similar physiology to that of humans), researchers found that the combination of Reliv Now and LunaRich X reduced free fatty acids in the blood, increased the hormones leptin and adiponectin (which play roles in hunger and metabolism) and reduced weight gain.

The following provides a more detailed look at the benefits of supplementing with Reliv Now and LunaRich X – the Reliv Super Pack:

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– are essential to our bodies for normal growth, development and maintenance. For example, Reliv Now contains 200% of the daily value of Vitamin B6, one of the most common vitamins for which Americans are deficient. Vitamin B6 helps the body metabolize fats and proteins, is important for healthy hair, skin, eyes, and liver, and supports several organ systems. This nutrient has to be ingested every day because the body doesn’t store it. Whatever isn’t used leaves the body.

Antioxidants – fight off excess free radicals, which can overwhelm the body’s defenses and cause oxidation and damage to our cells and DNA.

Protein – gives us energy, rebuilds and repairs our cells (such as muscle cells), and is part of many different enzymes, antibodies and hormones. It is an important building block for bones, cartilage, muscles, skin and even blood.

Enzymes – are proteins that regulate nearly every chemical reaction in the body. Thousands are made and used by the body every day. In the digestive track they break down fats, carbs and proteins while detoxifying alcohol.

Bioavailability – The powder format of Reliv products gives the body easy access to their nutrients so you get the most out of your supplement. LunaRich, found in many Reliv products, is manufactured in such a way as to leave a protective shell of protease inhibitors intact around the lunasin molecule. These molecules keep proteases (enzymes that break down proteins) from breaking down the lunasin molecule, ensuring it arrives safely to the small intestine. Here the shell is broken and lunasin is readily absorbed. Studies of LunaRich have shown the successful delivery of bioactive lunasin to the blood stream.

Lunasin is a naturally occurring soy peptide and the key to soy’s health-promoting benefits. LunaRich® from Reliv optimizes lunasin content.

You provide your body with all this and more with Reliv’s Super Pack.

 

A Note from Dr. Carl: Make the Super Pack Part of Your New Year’s Resolution for Good Health
Reliv Now has always been a great boost for overall health and wellness, but with the addition of LunaRich and LunaRich X capsules, their synergistic relationship has taken Reliv supplements to the next level. Start your health off right this year and resolve to kick it up a notch with Reliv’s Super Pack.
To your health,

Dr. Carl W. Hastings
Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer

 

This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. Reliv products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

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http://www.cdc.gov/nutritionreport/pdf/4Page_%202nd%20Nutrition%20Report_508_032912.pdf
http://www.everydayhealth.com/diet-nutrition/benefits-of-vitamin-b6.aspx
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/38222254/ns/health-diet_and_nutrition/t/things-you-need-know-about-antioxidants/#.VnjPavkrI1I
http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/major-nutrients-in-food-topic-overview
http://www.webmd.com/men/features/benefits-protein

Science & Health Today: Blood Sugar Management

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Seven Years of Blood Sugar Management with GlucAffect

This November marks the 7th anniversary of Reliv’s GlucAffect® nutritional supplement launch. GlucAffect was developed to support healthy blood sugar levels and weight loss, indicators of metabolic syndrome which can lead to chronic diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Research supports the effectiveness of the GlucAffect formulation.

GlucAffect was studied in an 8-week clinical trial that included 50 overweight participants with moderately elevated fasting blood glucose. Subjects were randomly assigned to either four daily servings of GlucAffect or a placebo meal replacement, and all participants took part in a diet and exercise program. Those who took GlucAffect lowered their fasting glucose by an average of 30%, moving them to healthy blood glucose levels. They also lost an average of 16 pounds. The control group taking the placebo did not experience significant reduction in their blood glucose levels or weight.

The patented GlucAffect formula includes several potent extracts, such as Pycnogenol®, LunaRich® and banaba leaf, which continue to be studied for their health benefits, especially in regards to the risk factors of metabolic syndrome.

Pycnogenola powerful antioxidant that has been shown to lower blood glucose levels, LDL and blood pressure.

A 2015 review in Phytotherapy Research reported that Pycnogenol’s “strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, endothelium-dependent vasodilator activity, and also its anti-thrombotic effects make it appropriate for targeting the multifaceted pathophysiology of metabolic syndrome. Clinical studies have shown that it can reduce blood glucose levels in people with diabetes, blood pressure in mild to moderate hypertensive patients and waist circumference; and improve lipid profile, renal and endothelial functions in metabolic syndrome.”

LunaRichthe most bioactive form of the soy peptide lunasin, which has been shown to improve cholesterol lipid profiles, as well as overall cellular health.

Diabetic individuals are prone to unhealthy cholesterol levels that increase their risk of heart attack or stroke. Lunasin has been shown to reduce LDL cholesterol in the blood by increasing the receptors that remove LDL from the blood and reducing LDL production in the liver.

Banaba leaf extractcontains a high percentage of corosolic acid, which supports healthy glucose metabolism.

A 2015 study in Biomed Research International showed that banaba leaf extract reduced lipogenesis (the process where simple sugars are converted to fatty acids so they can later be stored as fat), oxidative stress and inflammatory markers. It also suppressed oxidative injury to the liver in rats that were fed excessive amounts of fructose.

A 2012 review in Evidence Based Complementary Alternative Medicine stated corosolic acid has been shown to decrease blood sugar levels in humans within 60 minutes. Corosolic acid was also found to promote antioxidant activities and to lower lipid levels in the blood. Banaba and corosolic acid benefit many different parts of glucose and lipid metabolism.

 

A Note from Dr. Carl: Good bye to high blood sugar, high LDL, and extra pounds.

Since the completion of its formulation, we’ve been confident in the potential of GlucAffect to help individuals manage their blood sugar, improve their cholesterol and even lose weight. Studies have shown the effectiveness of the GlucAffect formula as well as each of its individual ingredients.

Most importantly, GlucAffect consumers have reported great — even life-changing — results. When used in combination with a healthy lifestyle, GlucAffect can help you take control of your health too. (And it tastes great!)

To your health,

Dr. Carl W. Hastings

Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer

 

This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. Reliv products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

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Science & Health Today: Turn Back the Clock Through Healthy Aging

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September is Healthy Aging Month, a national observance to encourage practices for healthy aging in all aspects of life — mental, physical, social and financial — especially for individuals 45 and up. The U.S. population of individuals over the age of 45 is growing and now includes members of Gen X as well as Boomer and Mature generations. No matter your age, it’s never too late or too early to take charge of your health and lead a more vibrant life. Continue reading “Science & Health Today: Turn Back the Clock Through Healthy Aging”

Science & Health Today: Reliv’s Nutritional Philosophy

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Recorded live at the 2015 Reliv International Conference, Dr. Carl Hastings discusses the Reliv nutritional philosophy and explains why Reliv formulas deliver results like no other products available today. Listen to the recording below or download on iTunes.

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