Friday, August 27, 2010

Vita-D3: Add Some Sunshine to Your Day

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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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Supplement Facts
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.

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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