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 & 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.”  Continue reading “Science & Health Today: Blood Sugar Management”

Reliv November Prodcast: Blood Sugar Management

Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels is essential for optimal health today and prevention of serious health problems tomorrow. Host Tina Van Horn discusses the prevalence of diabetes in modern society, explores the science behind blood sugar management and shares steps you can take right now to take control of your health — such as making GlucAffect® from Reliv part of your daily routine. Plus, you’ll hear inspiring success stories from Reliv consumers.

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Science & Health Today: Blood Sugar Management

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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”

My Story: Sherrie Green

Sherrie Green of LaHabra, CA has experienced fantastic weight loss with Reliv!

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Reliv Regimen: Reliv Now®, Innergize!®, Slimplicity®, Cellebrate®, ProVantage®, GlucAffect®, LunaRich X™and 24K

Seeking Help: I tried to improve my health by taking vitamins but didn’t get the results I needed. In 2008, my daughter told me about Reliv by showing me a video.

Checking the Facts: Reliv is giving me health benefits that I had never seen before. I was born with some problems that I no longer experience. My daughter did a lot of research and I’m so glad I trusted her results!

Slimming Down: I’m seeing even better results now that LunaRich® is in Reliv Now and Slimplicity. I have lost 25 pounds and I’m still losing more! I’m able to wear clothes that I haven’t worn in a while and I love how it makes me feel!

My Story: Kevin Hinton

Kevin Hinton of Decatur, IL shares his story of growing a successful Reliv business.Hinton

Gigs: Marketing company owner, Reliv

Reliv Regimen: Reliv Now, Innergize!, ProVantage, FibRestore, CardioSentials®, GlucAffect, Arthaffect, 24K

Late Start: I first heard of Reliv back when the company started, but didn’t do anything at the time. A few years ago, I saw Scott Montgomery and it reminded me. I was excited to find out how much the business had grown!

Financial Security: I didn’t have a lot of free time, but I decided to start my own Reliv business in 2008 because I knew the products were good. I make a good living, but knew that if something happened to me, my family would be in financial trouble.

Just Do It: You have to step it up if you’re going to be successful with your business, so I got serious about it and recently made Key Director. I went out and started talking to people. Busy people get stuff done; they don’t debate it, they just do it!

Lunasin: Nutrition for the 21st Century



This video features Dr. Alfredo Galvez’s acclaimed presentation from the 2013 Reliv National Conference. Learn from the renowned research scientist who discovered lunasin how this amazing soy peptide works at the epigenetic level to promote optimal health. “We are in the middle of a revolution in nutrition and we are all witnesses.”