Tuesday, December 28, 2010

What Dangerous Chemicals Are Hiding Under Your Sink?

Carpet Cleaners
extremely toxic to children. The fumes given off by carpet cleaners can cause cancer and liver damage.
The Chemical most frequently involved in household poisonings and a potent pollutant. May cause reproductive, endocrine and immune system disorders.
may contain petroleum distillates and butylcelosolve, which can damage lung tissues and dissolve fatty tissue surrounding nerve cells.
Drain Cleaners
one of the most hazardous products in the home. Can contain lye, which is a strong caustic substance that causes severe corrosive damage to eyes, skin mouth, and stomach. Can be fatal if swallowed.
Glass Cleaners
may contain ammonia. Fumes from ammonia can irritate skin, eyes, and respiratory system.
Mold & Mildew Removers
often an acute respiratory irritant. May damage lungs, eyes and skin.
Oven Cleaners
one of the most dangerous cleaning products. Can cause severe damage to eyes, skin, mouth, throat.
Scouring Cleansers
may contain butyl cellosolve, a petroleum-based solvent that can irritate mucous membranes and cause liver and kidney damage.
Toilet Bowl Cleaners
one of the most dangerous cleaning products. Can contain chlorine and hydrochloric acid. Harmful to health simply by breathing during use.
Tub & Tile Cleaners
can contain chlorine and may contribute to the formation of organocholorines, a dangerous class of compounds that can cause reproductive, endocrine and immune system disorders.

Results of Cleaning Product Toxins

A white crystalline compound derived from coal tar or petroleum and used in manufacturing dyes, moth repellents, and explosives and as a solvent. Also called tar camphor.

Petroleum Distillates
A thick, flammable, yellow-to-black mixture of gaseous, liquid, and solid hydrocarbons that occurs naturally beneath the earth's surface, can be separated into fractions including natural gas, gasoline, naphtha, kerosene, fuel and lubricating oils, paraffin wax, and asphalt and is used as raw material for a wide variety of derivative products.

Any of four flammable alcohols derived from butanes and used in organic synthesis and as solvents.

Carcinogens -
Substances that increase the risk of neoplasms in humans or animals. Both genotoxic chemicals, which affect DNA directly, and nongenotoxic chemicals, which induce neoplasms by other mechanism, are included.

Ammonia -
A colorless, pungent gas extensively used to manufacture fertilizers and a wide variety of nitrogen-containing organic and inorganic chemicals.

Chlorine -
A highly irritating, greenish-yellow gaseous halogen, capable of combining with nearly all other elements, produced principally by electrolysis of sodium chloride and used widely to purify water, as a disinfectant and bleaching agent, and in the manufacture of many important compounds including chloroform and carbon tetrachloride.

Hydrochloric Acid -
A clear, colorless, fuming, poisonous, highly acidic aqueous solution of hydrogen chloride, HCl, used as a chemical intermediate and in petroleum production, ore reduction, food processing, pickling, and metal cleaning. It is found in the stomach in dilute form.

Organochlorine -
Any of various hydrocarbon pesticides, such as DDT, that contain chlorine.

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Vita-D3: Add Some Sunshine to Your Day

We stand behind each and every one of our products.
The ingredients, purity, safety,and performance of all our
Nutrition, Healthy Home, and Personal Care products are
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Americans aren’t getting enough vitamin D. In fact, recent
research studies suggests that up to 80% of people in the U.S.
have insufficient levels of this essential nutrient, which offers
a multitude of health benefits. Why? Lack of sun exposure.
Vitamin D is considered the “sunshine vitamin” because it’s produced
as sunlight touches your skin. Our busy workdays keep
us indoors most of the time, preventing us from seeing much
of the sun. And protective covering such as sunscreens and
clothing inhibit vitamin D synthesis. While modifying your diet is
another way to up your vitamin D intake, most people don’t get
enough vitamin D from diet alone. Are you getting enough?
Add some sunshine to your day—and your health! Vitamin D
plays a major role in protecting your health and is vital for overall
well-being. Boost your level of vitamin D with Shaklee Vita-D3.
Our vitamin D supplement contains 1,000 IU of high potency
vitamin D3, the most potent form of vitamin D.
Studies show this essential nutrient helps:
• Support healthy heart function
• Promote immune system health
• Facilitate healthy cell development
• Maintain strong bones and teeth by increasing calcium
Shaklee Vita-D3 is the culmination of recent scientific research,
including two Shaklee industry-leading vitamin D studies.
Supplemental vitamin D is clinically supported and proven to
significantly raise blood levels of vitamin D.
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• Vitamin D is present in certain fish and fortified foods such as
cow’s milk, orange juice, and breakfast cereals. However, it
is difficult to get adequate amounts of vitamin D through diet
• Due to insufficient exposure to sunlight, people who live
farther from the equator have a greater risk of having insufficient
vitamin D levels than those who live near it.
• E ven weak sunscreens (SPF 8) can inhibit vitamin D production
by up to 95%.
• The older you are, the more vitamin D you need. With age,
your body becomes less efficient in converting vitamin D to
a form it can use.
• People with darker skin are more susceptible to having
insufficient vitamin D levels.
Did You Know? Who Should Consider Vita-D3?
Men, women, and adolescents ages 16
and older who:
• May not get adequate sun exposure
• May not get enough vitamin D from
the diet
• Live farther from the equator
• Are overweight or obese
• Don’t exercise regularly
• Have darker skin pigmentation
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Directions: Take one easy-to-swallow
tablet once a day.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Shaklee Cholesterol Reduction Complex

Are you one of the 80 million American adults with high cholesterol? People with high cholesterol have a greater risk of developing heart disease compared to those who have optimal levels. Now you can lower your cholesterol naturally. Shaklee Cholesterol Reduction Complex is made with a powerful blend of plant sterols and stanols—clinically proven ingredients that help prevent the absorption of cholesterol and lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol. • Made with a powerful blend of sterols and stanols, which are naturally found in plants, fruits, vegetables, and grains
• Delivers 2,000 mg of plant sterols and stanols daily
• Plant sterols and stanols have been clinically proven by more than 80 studies to lower
LDL cholesterol
• Delivers daily 100% of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recommendation for sterols
and stanols**

Outsmart Your Cholesterol Naturally

Found naturally in plants, fruits, vegetables, and grains, plant sterols and stanols have been shown in numerous studies to lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol. Because plant sterols and stanols have a structure similar to cholesterol, they compete for absorption in the intestines. Therefore, less cholesterol gets absorbed into the bloodstream, and the better your chances for lowering your LDL cholesterol.
†Products providing 800 mg of plant sterols and stanols daily, consumed with two different meals as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. Cholesterol Reduction Complex provides 1,000 mg of plant sterols and stanols per serving, and 2,000 mg daily when used as directed.

*First-time customers will get a special introductory discount of 10% off. This offer is valid for 90 days starting from your first purchase of Cholesterol Reduction Complex. PV for discounted product is reduced by 10%. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer, including AutoShip. Price, special offers, and product availability subject to change without notice.

**NIH recommendation for lowering cholesterol: eat less saturated fat and cholesterol, exercise, lose weight, eat more soluble fiber, and consume 2,000 mg of plant sterols and stanols daily.

‡Adapted from the USDA nutrient database for standard reference.

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Shaklee Science Stands Tall

Hello Shaklee Family,

We’ve just returned from Anaheim and what might have been the most EXCITING Shaklee Global Conference EVER! The new Dream Plan separates Shaklee from the competition by offering the opportunity to earn cash, payments for cars, and travel to unbelievable destinations. We also unveiled four new products at Conference AND 4 new research studies---and for me, nothing represents the Shaklee Difference™ more than our commitment to rigorous scientific integrity and the highest quality standards.

Our four new products:

Vita-D3™ (vitamin D dietary supplement)
Cholesterol Reduction Complex†
Fiber Advantage bar
Get Clean® Water pitcher
Our four new studies:

Vitamin D/ Vitalizer study
VIVIX® polyhenols and oxidative stress study
VIVX polyphenols and cellular energy study
Cinch® + Vitalizer + exercise study.
Our four new products embody Shaklee’s heritage of innovative products that target critical health issues and this year’s clinical research continues to cement our leadership role in advancing the state of scientific knowledge in relevant health and nutrition topics. You’ll hear more about these studies and products in the coming weeks.

But there’s another huge piece of the Shaklee Difference that I want you to know about. It’s about the potentially dangerous ingredients that you simply won’t find in Shaklee products. The feature story in the September, 2010 issue of Consumer Reports® is “The 12 Most Dangerous Supplements, Which ones to avoid, Why they’re on the market,” published by Consumers Union® (CU), the expert, independent, nonprofit organization working for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers. http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine-archive/2010/september/september-2010-toc.htm.

Consumer Reports singled out the following “dirty dozen” dietary supplement ingredients due to potential health risks ranging from cardiovascular to liver and kidney problems: aconite, bitter orange, chaparral, colloidal silver, coltsfoot, comfrey, country mallow, germanium, greater celandine, kava, lobelia, and yohimbe. And the FDA has warned about at least eight of them, some as long ago as 1993.

It came as no surprise to Shaklee that there are not any ingredients on this list that are in our products. In fact, these ingredients are not and have never been used in any Shaklee dietary supplement. In addition to researching the ingredients that we use in our Shaklee formulas for their efficacy, we take equal care in determining the safety of each and every ingredient used in our Shaklee products. Over the years we’ve evaluated many of the ingredients on the CU list and have rejected them for the same safety reasons CU now uses to identify them on their “hit” list.

The “dirty dozen” list is the first update of the original CU list published in 2004. And now it should come as no surprise to you that no Shaklee dietary supplement has ever contained any of the offending ingredients from either the 2004 or the new 2010 Consumer Reports “Most Dangerous Supplements” lists.

Always Safe is more than just a catchphrase at Shaklee, it’s a guiding principle. Safety is paramount at Shaklee and our safety standards are unsurpassed in our industry. We conduct hundreds of tests on new ingredients and tens of thousands of quality tests annually to ensure product safety and efficacy. But more importantly, we design safety into each and every one of our products so you can be confident that dangerous ingredients will never find their way into any Shaklee dietary supplement.

Sending warmest regards,

Dr. Jamie McManus M.D.
Chairman, Medical Affairs and Health Sciences
Shaklee Corporation

† Products providing 800 mg or more daily of plant sterols and stanols consumed with two different meals, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. Cholesterol Reduction Complex provides 1,000 mg of plant sterols and stanols per serving, and 2,000 mg daily when used as directed.

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Shaklee Corp. Guarantees Unconditional Safety !

Shaklee starts with nature. Shaklee scientists search the world over to source the finest natural ingredients. Then Shaklee conducts over 350 tests on every single new botanical ingredient for heavy metals, pesticides, or any of hundreds of other harmful contaminants. And we continue to conduct over 80,000quality tests annually to guarantee the purity and safety of each and every product.

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NO Parabens
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NO Phthalates
NO Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)
NO Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate (SLES)
NO 1,4-Dioxane
NO Propylene Glycol
NO Volatile Organic Cleaning Compounds (VOCs)
NO Hydrochloric Acid
NO Ammonia
NO Sodium Hydroxide
NO Butyl Cellosolve
NO Formaldehyde
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Being the number one natural nutrition company in the US
Becoming first in the world to be certified Climate Neutral™ (totally offsetting our carbon emissions resulting in a net zero impact on the environment)
Powering 54 Gold Medals with our products
Investing over $250 million in clinical testing, research and development
Testing for purity and safety with over 80,000 quality tests each year
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Winning awards for our sustainable business practices and in green design for our world headquarters
Recycling 1,000,000 pounds of cardboard from other companies
We also pioneered a business model that empowers people to work from home, spending more time doing the things that matter most to them, and earning a healthy income by helping others. Imagine a business where you can earn financial rewards, luxury trips to exotic locations and recognition for helping people, while making a difference for the planet.

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