Vitamin C: A Nutritional MVP

When we get enough, vitamin C can help detoxify our bodies, promote healing of cells and help us handle stress. It also supports good bacteria in the stomach, neutralizes free radicals, protects us from pollution, and much more. Continue reading “Vitamin C: A Nutritional MVP”

Garlic: Good for More than Keeping Vampires Away

Garlic and wooden stakes have historically been though for their protection against night-walking vampires. But garlic holds many other protective benefits. Garlic contains manganese, tryptophan, phosphorous, copper, protein, vitamin B1, B6 and C at only 42 calories per ounce.

Vitamin C: Prevents the oxidation of your LDL (bad cholesterol). Oxidized LDL can lead to damage of your blood vessel walls.

Vitamin B6: Lowers the levels of the amino acid, homocysteine, which is a risk factor for heart disease.

Selenium: Aids in slowing the oxidation of LDL and so lowers the risk of coronary artery disease; also activates prostaglandins, which aid in the expansion and constriction of blood vessels, and regulate blood pressure.

Other Health Benefits of Garlic

● produces hydrogen sulfide gas, which helps to expand blood vessels and keep blood pressure in check

● may help improve iron metabolism

● has the ability to lower triglycerides and total cholesterol

● can help protect against blood clots by preventing the platelets from becoming too sticky

Preparation Tips: After chopping or crushing, let the garlic rest for a few minutes before adding it to a hot pan. And when cooking with garlic, add at the end of the recipe to maintain the most nutrition and taste.

Reliv nutritional products containing garlic include Reliv Now®, Reliv Classic® and FibRestore®. Not a garlic lover? Try a berry flavored CardioSentials® shake from Reliv instead. CardioSentials is clinically proven to lower risk factors for heart disease.

The Reliv Difference

SubscribeButton-webRelivDifference Walk through the vitamin aisle at any supermarket and you will find dozens of choices. From individual vitamin pills to multivitamins, the world of supplements can be complicated. With so many different choices available, how can you separate optimal nutrition from everything else?
It’s easy. Choose Reliv. Continue reading “The Reliv Difference”

Simple Steps to Optimize Your Health

SubscribeButton-weboptimal nutritionHow do you feel today? Is your answer just… OK? You’re not sneezing or coughing. You’re not in pain. You’re just… there. Wouldn’t you rather answer an enthusiastic, “I feel great!?” Continue reading “Simple Steps to Optimize Your Health”