3 HEALTHY FALL RECIPES TO BALANCE OUT BAKED GOODS SEASON

Stuffed Acorn Squash…ALMOST
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These meals are proof that heathy doesn’t have to be boring. From grain bowls to squash boats to sweet potato dishes, there are plenty of healthy, delish recipes to get you through fall without totally undoing your summer health strides.

Stuffed Acorn Squash
All our favorite fall flavors come together in this surprisingly easy and super flavorful stuffed acorn squash. For a vegetarian variation, sub out sausage for shiitakes or button mushrooms sautéed in butter or olive oil.



INGREDIENTS
3 small acorn squash
3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 c. farro (what is farro?)
2 c. plus 2 tablespoons apple cider, divided
2 sprigs fresh thyme
1/2 lb. sweet Italian sausage
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced 
1 tbsp. fresh thyme, chopped
1 bunch kale, stems removed and chopped

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Cut each end off squash and halve. 
  2. Use a spoon to remove seeds and brush all over with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and roast until tender, 30-35 minutes. 
  3. Meanwhile, make farro: in a medium sauce pan, combine farro with 2 cups cider, 1 cup water, and thyme sprigs. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid is evaporated and farro is tender, 25 to 30 minutes. If your liquid is evaporated and farro is not yet tender, add more water a ¼ cup at a time. Remove thyme sprigs.
  4. Meanwhile, make filling: in a large skillet over medium heat, heat remaining oil. Add sausage and cook, breaking up with a wooden spoon and stirring occasionally until golden and cooked through, 5 minutes. Remove sausage with a slotted spoon onto a paper-towel lined plate.
  5. Drain most fat from the skillet, reserving about 1 tablespoon for cooking. Add onion and celery and cook until soft, 6 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add garlic and chopped thyme and cook until fragrant, 1 minute more.
  6. Add kale and cook, stirring frequently. Add remaining 2 tablespoons cider after 4 minutes of cooking, then cook 4 minutes more, or until kale is tender.
  7. Add cooked farro and sausage to skillet with vegetables and stir to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Divide mixture among the 6 squash halves. Switch oven to broil and broil until tops are golden and filling is warmed, 2 to 3 minutes.

Buddha Bowls
The beauty about grain bowls is that they’re infinitely adaptable. You can roast just about any veggie and it’ll taste amazing in this recipe. You’re not gonna want to skip the peanut butter dressing though. It’s insanely addictive and sure to be a new favorite if you’ve never tried it. 

Bowl full of goodness

INGREDIENTS
1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 large red onion, diced
3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1 small clove garlic, minced
2 tbsp. creamy peanut butter
1/4 c. Juice of 1 lime1 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp. honey
1 tbsp. toasted sesame oil
4 c. cooked brown rice
1 avocado, thinly sliced
2 c. baby spinach
1 tbsp. Freshly chopped cilantro, for garnish
1 tsp. Toasted sesame seeds

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 425°. On a large baking sheet, toss sweet potatoes and onion with 1 tablespoon of oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake until tender, 20 to 25 minutes. 
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium- high heat, heat 1 tablespoon of oil. Season chicken with garlic powder, ginger, salt, and pepper. Cook until golden and no longer pink, 8 minutes per side. Let rest 10 minutes, then slice.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together garlic, peanut butter, lime juice, soy sauce, and honey. Whisk in sesame oil and remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil until smooth.

Divide rice among four bowls and top each with sweet potato mixture, chicken, avocado, and baby spinach. Sprinkle with cilantro and sesame seeds and drizzle with dressing before serving.

Sweet Potato Salad
You’ll love this salad warm, straight from the oven. But it’s also very good at room temperature one (two or three) days later. You can bulk it up with leafy greens like baby spinach, put it in a wrap, or even top it with a fried egg.

Fallin’ hard for sweet potatoes

INGREDIENTS
3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 2 lb.)
1 small red onion, thinly sliced into half moons
2 tbsp.extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 c. dried cranberries
1/2 c. crumbled feta
1/4 c. freshly chopped parsley

FOR THE DRESSING
2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 tbsp. honey
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. ground paprika
1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. On a large rimmed baking sheet, toss sweet potatoes and red onion in oil then season with salt and pepper. 
  2. Distribute them evenly on sheet in a single layer. Bake until tender, about 20 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes then transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Meanwhile, make dressing: In a small bowl or in a medium liquid measuring cup, whisk together vinegar, mustard, honey, and spices. Gradually pour in oil, whisking constantly until emulsified. Season with salt and pepper. 
  4. Toss sweet potatoes with dressing, cranberries, feta, and parsley. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Working out at Home: Tips to Stay Motivated

(And the PURE Challenge Group can Help!)

Take your workouts one day at a time.

Let’s face it, getting motivated to work out at home isn’t easy for most, and what can be much harder is staying motivated to continue exercising at home.

We all know you need self-discipline to go to the gym, but it’s even more challenging when you’re working out at home. You have to face the at-home temptations that can easily take you off course. Here are several go-to tips to help you stay you on top of your fitness goals and off your couch right now.


Make room for a laptop to access any online workouts you don’t want to miss.

Create Your Own Space
Having a home gym is an excellent way to feel that you’re in control. Although you don’t have to put your home on the market and purchase new digs to find a spare room solely for working out, you want to keep all of your equipment in one room.

When all of your equipment is organized in one set area, it can make exercising less of a chore and more of a regular habit. When the mood strikes, you don’t want any additional obstacles to stand in your way.

Schedule Time to Work Out
Let’s be honest, the first 5 or 10 minutes of working out can be really hard, especially when you have a list of excuses ready in your mind. To make it easier to fit in a daily workout, delegate a set time each day to exercise.

Based on your schedule, commitments, and the flexibility of working out at home, you can set a designated time to lift weights, run on the treadmill, do circuit training or practice yoga moves.


Work out with a Friend or Group
A workout buddy can help keep you on track when you’d much rather stay in bed and watch TV.

The accountability that a friend or group can bring can motivate and inspire. This is where the PURE Fitness Challenges can really be the boost you need to either start a new workout program or mix things up a bit. During the month of September, we’ve got you covered with the Fit for Fall Fitness Challenge. Be sure to hop on the Challenge Group FB Page for daily fitness challenges designed to push you a little further each day. Tag us with #PUREFitForFall to show us your progress, and you’ll be automatically entered to win a cool swag prize!


Ditch the Electronics
It’s best to keep your phone and other electronics safely out of reach until you’ve finished, at least with your strength training part. You could use your phone during cardio as it can help time pass by faster.


Prepare your Workout Routines in Advance
Before you work out, search the Internet, fitness magazines and smartphone apps for some of your favorite moves. When you’re ready to exercise, you won’t waste additional time wondering what to do.

The last thing you want is your brain to start thinking what’s going to be next exercise. This adds unnecessary fatigue on your brain that can cause you to quit in the middle. You want to know exactly what you are going to do next, just plan your exercises before starting.

You can even keep track of the areas of the body you would like to work on each day. You can go old-school and just write it down a notepad or use one of the many smartphone apps out there. Designate specific days for cardio, stretching, abs, legs, glutes, biceps, triceps, chest, deltoids and back.


Wear Workout Clothes  
Although you won’t be heading to the gym, you want to have your gym clothes and shoes within reach. Studies also show that what you wear can also impact your exercise performance.

The right workout gear can make all the difference in your attitude.

Enclothed cognition is a psychological phenomenon that suggests certain clothes may trigger mental changes that can impact performance positively. The next time you dig out old sweats and a tank top, switch them out for some rockin’ workout gear.


Pump Up the Volume
Similar to breaking in a new pair of workout shoes, music is a must-have key to your performance. Exercising with the right tunes has become a common necessity, and can help power you through any workout. Recent studies find the connection between your feet and ears boosts your efficiency. The right songs can also tell the voice in your head that is signaling for you to quit, to go an extra 10 minutes instead.


Switch Up Your Workouts
Doing the same routine over and over can be boring. You’ll be more prone to sticking to your at home workout regimen when you switch things up. Change your routine from time to time to avoid mental boredom and break strength plateau.

To make cardio less monotonous and more interesting try to spice up things, like running up and down stairs in between weight-lifting sessions. On nice days, get outdoors and run laps around your home and yard. Set up stations with weights, jump rope, exercise bands and kettlebells.

At the end of the week when your body is sore, try yoga, Pilates or Zumba as a special reward. Your body also adapts to your repetitions. 

YOU’VE GOT THIS.

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SEPTEMBER: 10 TIPS FOR SELF IMPROVEMENT MONTH

ON THE WAY TO A BETTER YOU.

September is all about new beginnings. It’s a new season and many people begin new routines that will carry them through the rest of the year. Plus, September has been officially designated as Self-Improvement Month. We can’t think of a better time to start anew and better yourself! It’s time to think of every day as an opportunity to take simple steps that will help you look, feel and live better. To get you started, we’ve gathered this list of hints that you can use to build a happier and healthier you this September.

  1. Reset your habits. We make lots of choices every day. However, we also do many things without thinking simply because they’ve become habits. The good news is that not all habits are harmful. There are many healthy habits that can turn your September into a successful start to a new season. Even better, research shows that it can take as little as 66 days to build a new habit that’s good for you, says University College London. This can include drinking more water, starting a new exercise routine, getting more sleep or even cutting down on screen time. Now is the perfect time to give PURE’s Fit for Fall Challenge a go! Check out daily fitness challenges (starting 9/7) HERE. They’ll that get a little harder each day—we can’t wait to see how much you can improve in just a few weeks!  

  2. Practice Positivity. You have more control of your inner dialogue than you realize. By making a concentrated effort to think positive thoughts, you can improve your mood and your health. Johns Hopkins Medicine reports that people with a family history of heart disease who also had a positive outlook were one-third less likely to have a heart attack or other cardiovascular event within five to 25 years than those with a more negative outlook. They also explain that smiling reduces heart rate and blood pressure during stressful situations, even if it’s a fake smile. You really can fake it ’til you make it!

  3. Give yourself goals. Every achievement, big or small, starts with a goal. And the goals you are most likely to reach are specific and attainable. Simply saying you want to lose weight or stay in touch with old friends, for example, makes it easy to keep putting those things off. Instead, define your goals as “fitting into my favorite dress for a wedding” or “calling one friend every week.”

  4. Make time to read. We all spend more time than ever looking at the screens of electronics. It’s time to put down your smart phone and pick up a good old book! Taking time to read books helps both our bodies and our minds: Research shows that reading can reduce stress levels by up to 68 percent, says the University of Minnesota. Whether you enjoy inspirational self-help, biographies or fantasy fiction, there’s a book out there for everyone. Audio books are also a great option when you’re on the go! Listen to them on your commute, your daily jog or while you’re cooking up a healthy meal.

  5. Meditate Daily. Taking a little time each day to clear your mind of your daily cares and concerns can help you enjoy a stress-free September. According to Mayo Clinic, meditation has been shown to decrease the symptoms of high-blood pressure, chronic pain, anxiety, headaches, sleep problems and more. You can find many apps and online videos to help you get started. However, the basics are simple: sit in a comfortable position in a place that’s as free from distractions as possible. Focus on the rhythm of your breathing and let any thoughts or worries that enter your mind drift away. All you need is 10 minutes to get the benefits of this little break from the rush of daily life.

  6. Accept Setbacks. No matter how motivated and focused we are, sometimes forces beyond our control prevent us from reaching our goals. Too often, that makes us feel like giving up, as if we’ll never succeed. However, progress rarely goes in a straight line. Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that even when we go two steps forward and one step back, we have moved closer to our goal.

  7. Cook Often. When you prepare your own food, you pay attention to the ingredients and can avoid unhealthy additives like salt and sweeteners. If you don’t have much experience cooking, start off simple and practice your skills before you take on more elaborate dishes. Don’t know where to begin? Check out some of our favorite PURE healthy recipes.

  8. Sleep More. You might not think of sleeping as a way to improve your life. However, so many of us are chronically tired that it actually harms our mental and physical health. Lack of sleep even increases our chances of overeating and makes it harder for us to lose excess weight, says Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care. Try your best to stick to a regular bedtime and wake-up schedule. If you find yourself tired in the middle of the day, taking a 20-minute nap can refresh you without disrupting your night-time sleep. And to get even better sleep (and burn a few calories while you do it!) give PURE’s SleepTrim a try.

  9. Lose weight. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, being overweight or obese can lead to a wide range of health concerns, such as diabetes and heart disease. Losing the excess weight can reduce your risk of these problems, as well as promote positive feelings, a sense of accomplishment and better self-image. Looking for a way to kickstart your weight-loss goals? Give the PURE 7-Day Detox a try.

  10. Be grateful, be happy. Simply being thankful for the most basic things that we have in our lives—food and shelter, health and safety, family and friends—improves our sense of well-being. Practicing gratitude is associated with “greater life satisfaction,” according to research, published in the medical journal Psychiatry. And what better way to improve ourselves this September than to be happier about all the good things we have.

A new season starts today.


“No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.” ― Madonna


SUMMER RECAP: NEW PRODUCTS TAKE THEIR PLACE IN THE SUN

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Summer is winding down, but PURE has been bringing the heat all season with the launch of several exciting new products. We introduced everything from an addition to our immune-boosting line-up to an all-in-one, free-radical fighting powerhouse. Plus, we rolled out our new Vegan Shake and an upgraded, better-than-ever formula for our popular Nutrition Shakes in tasty chocolate and vanilla. In case you missed all the hoopla, here’s our NEW PRODUCT RECAP for Summer 2020.

 


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Immune+
Staying healthy and keeping our immune systems running at max efficiency has been top of mind for all of us this year. PURE recently powered up its line of immunity boosting products with Immune+, which can provide an added layer of protection and confidence you can count on every day.

The main ingredient in Immune+, Wellmune®, is supported by over a dozen clinical studies that have consistently demonstrated:

  • The ability to support healthy human immune responses to stress in a variety of populations.
  • Enhancement of key immune functions.
  • An improvement in an overall sense of well-being in people of all ages experiencing physical or lifestyle stress.

Immune+ joins PURE immunity supporters already in play: Immune6, Skin Defense and Silver—all designed to give you added peace of mind when it comes to making sure you’re doing all you can to keep your immune system as strong as possible.

 

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Another new product that made a splash this summer is our Vegan Vanilla Nutrition Shake. This fresh take on shakes is a 100% plant-based protein formula with no dairy, sugar, gluten, soy or artificial flavors, preservatives or sweeteners. With a rich, creamy vanilla taste, it boasts 100% plant-based sources of vitamins and minerals (plus a whole lot more great stuff).

It’s also an effective weight-loss tool to add to your daily fitness arsenal. It contains potato extract, which has shown through clinical trials to increase feelings of fullness, and helps maintain normal post-meal blood sugar levels.

Containing 20 grams of plant-based protein and just 5 net carbs, the formula has been meticulously crafted with premium proteins, prebiotics, probiotics, digestive enzymes, adaptogens, fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals to help you feel (and look!) your best.

When mixed with 8 oz of dairy-free milk, the Vegan Shake can safely replace up to two meals per day (for adults), without foregoing essential nutrients the body needs.
Here’s a few benefits our Vegan Nutrition Shake brings to the table:

  • Lean Green. The 100 % plant-protein formula is made up of rice, pea, fava bean, and mung bean.
  • All Natural. Contains 100% plant-based sources of vitamins and minerals, derived from an organic blend of carrot, spinach, broccoli, parsley, pumpkin seed, cranberry, sunflower seed, chlorella, shiitake mushroom, and maitake mushroom.
  • Potato Power. The formula contains potato extract, which has demonstrated in clinical trials to:
    • Provide increased feelings of fullness
    • Assist in weight loss, including significant reductions in waist and hip measurements. See recommended use for best results.
    • Help maintain normal post-meal blood sugar levels
  • MCT Boost. “MCTs” (Medium Chain Triglycerides) are metabolized faster than other sources of fat. MCTs can help manage weight, as they have been shown to reduce body fat, increase metabolism and curb appetite. They can also improve physical performance during exercise.
  • No Bad Stuff. The shake formula contains no dairy, sugar, gluten, soy, artificial flavors, preservatives or sweeteners. The formula is caffeine free, which allows safe usage among children and individuals sensitive to caffeine.

 

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Every day, our body’s cells are either dying or replicating into new cells. Normal cell-to-cell communication is necessary for the development of new cells and for the maintenance of healthy cells.

In today’s environment, the body is bombarded with an exceptionally high number of damaging free radicals and toxins, known as oxidative stress, which can destroy the body’s healthy cells. Too many free radicals can contribute to many age-related conditions.

PURE introduced an effective way to combat these damaging effects with the launch of PurXcel™ in July. A blend of 18 proprietary ingredients, the formula is designed to help cleanse, balance and build the body through its ability to neutralize harmful free radicals and remove toxins.*

Glutathione is our body’s master antioxidant system and detoxifier. Daily exposure to free radicals and other toxicants depletes glutathione stores in the body. When we have more toxins and free radicals than our body knows how to handle, our overall health is impacted in many ways. An excess of free radicals and toxicants is also called oxidative stress. The level of glutathione in our body greatly impacts how well we age. Reduced glutathione levels is normal consequence of aging. An important aspect to aging well is to keep our glutathione levels up.

What can decrease glutathione levels in the body?

  • Normal aging
    · UV radiation
    · Cigarette smoke
    · Excess alcohol consumption
    · Environmental toxins and chemicals
    · Prescription medicationsAloe Vera Acemannan is another key ingredient in PurXcel. It contains Phytonutrients from the aloe vera plant assist in supporting a healthy anti-inflammatory response, ultimately helping to bolster the body’s immune system.

Through PURE’s Cleanse, Balance, Build Philosophy, PurXcel offers a number of the following key health benefits*:

  • Helps support and boost the immune system
  • Targets and combats the negative effectives of oxidative stress and environmental toxins
  • Increases ability to fight environmental stressors, which contribute to the aging process
  • Helps improves overall feeling and sense of well-being
  • Can contribute to a more youthful appearance
  • Helps eliminate toxins from the body
  • Can contribute to more restful sleep and more energy and focus

The power of 3 with TriActive Technology—a comprehensive blend of antioxidants, including 3 powerhouse ingredients: glutathione, superoxide dismutase, and aloe acemannan:

Glutathione
PurXcel’s proprietary forms of key ingredients Glutathione (GSH) and Superoxide (SOD) Dismutase have clinically demonstrated to help the body fight free radicals by neutralizing their effect. Glutathione also helps remove toxins within body’s cells.


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As always, the PURE 360 Shake shake has been meticulously crafted with premium proteins, prebiotics, probiotics, digestive enzymes, adaptogens, fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to help you look and feel your best. Our new formula, now called the PURE Nutrition Shake, debuted last month and delivers an effective way to add healthy fats, lessen carb intake and provide an effective source of protein. Another great change? The new formula now comes in a handy tub instead of a bag.

And just like our Vegan Shake, our updated formula still contains a potato extract and fiber blend that helps the body control feelings of hunger. Another benefit? The new formula contains MCT oil powder. MCTs, or medium chain triglycerides, are metabolized faster than other fat sources—lessening the possibility of being stored in the body as fat.

MCTs help manage weight, as they have been shown to reduce body fat, increase metabolism and curb appetite. They can also give you an extra edge during your workouts!

What other benefits do our Nutrition shakes bring to the table?  Here’s the skinny:

  • Fewer carbs. Our shakes contain just 5 net carbs per serving.
  • No caffeine. This makes our shakes safe for children and those sensitive to caffeine.
  • Packed with protein. The formula boasts 19 grams of protein.
  • No bad stuff! All-natural sources with no added sugar, gluten, artificial flavors, preservatives or sweeteners.

And, whether you’re Team Chocolate or Team Vanilla, we’ve got you. Both delicious flavors in the new shakes are here to help you stay healthy, satisfied and on track with your weight management goals. When combined with Metabolic One and Cleanse as part of the 7-Day or 28-Day Detox, you can start losing weight in as little as one week.

Summer 2020, that’s a new product wrap. Stay tuned, as we have a few surprises up our sleeves for fall (hint, hint: did someone say ‘pumpkin everything?!’)

 

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat, or cure any disease.

TAKING IT TO THE TOP

PURE Leader is First to Reach Elite Achievement Rank in Africa, turning Opportunity into Reward

 

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Moses Egbiremhon, Chairman Black Diamond, PURE Africa

When Moses Egbiremhon first decided to join the PURE family in Nigeria, Africa, he started putting the work in from the ground up. “I spent the first days with PURE watching network marketing videos by Bryan Caruthers, Dexter Yega and many other successful MLM top earners,” he said. “You have to push through the challenges of consistent rejection so you can ultimately reach the right leaders.”

Those early efforts and never-give-up attitude laid the foundation for Egbiremhon’s success, as he recently became the first person at PURE in Africa to reach the top rank of Chairman Black Diamond—a shining moment for his career and for the future of PURE.

A graduate of the prestigious University of Port Harcourt with a degree in Human Anatomy, Egbiremhon’s passion for business entrepreneurship first lead him into the field of Network Marketing in 2013. Since then, his strong work ethic and marked leadership skills have driven his stand-out success.

Egbiremhon has built a strong PURE team with his servant leadership, role-modeling of best practices and a focus to help others succeed.

Egbiremhon attributes his success to putting in the work from the very beginning of his PURE journey. Always building upon every win, Egbiremhon, kept moving forward and growing his business and his team with PURE. He considers his greatest achievement to be raising successful leaders who have succeeded in raising up other successful leaders.

“I recommend using the products first, and then sharing your experience with others to build a strong team,” he said. “I love that PURE products are helping to change the narrative of health for people in Africa. Also, people who work hard are paid for their efforts and success.”

Egbiremhon is the brain behind his team’s rallying mantra, “Project One Million,” a unique strategic thrust to motivate, lead and socially connect his team. “I think the best form of motivation is to have my team members see me actually doing what I say I’m going to do,” he said.

Egbiremhon is also a successful life and health coach. He is the founder and president of Above Average Community, a group driven by a passion to help others live their healthiest, best lives.

He says that joining PURE has brought his dreams back to life, and he hopes to pass this on to as many as he can. “Being a part of PURE has fulfilled so much in my life,” he said, “From here, I hope to drive as many people as I can to my level.”

Dr. Ben Peter,  the Vice President of PURE Europe, Middle East, and Africa, congratulated Egbiremhon on his significant achievement, noting that Moses has built a dynamic team.

“Moses is one of the most prolific leaders at PURE with a strong leadership base,” Peter said. “He has duplicated these leadership strengths with so many in his team, and now they are also doing great. His hard work has definitely contributed to PURE’s recent growth in Africa—and we’re excited to be expanding throughout the region.”

Egbiremhon has consistently maintained the Diamond Executive status from the moment he first reached the elite achievement, and he has continually climbed the ranks to become PURE Africa’s first Chairman Black Diamond.

“Moses’ story is a great inspiration to many,” said Peter. “We have seen the trend and know that Crown Diamond is loading really fast for him. Pure Africa is very proud to have such driven and committed leaders. We congratulate Moses Egbiremhon for his amazing leadership.”

Egbiremhon lives with his wife and baby in Nigeria, Africa.

 


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STRESS BUSTERS: PURE Supplements Help You Keep Calm and Power On

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With our ‘new normal’ becoming more ‘normal,’ all the time, many of us are experiencing a lot of change and unpredictability in our lives—leading to feelings of stress and anxiety. As many parents face a Back-to-School season this year that looks a bit different than what we’re used to, the extra demands of getting through the tasks of the day, while possibly working from home and also providing education for children, can add up to an exhausting schedule.

Taking time to make your physical and mental health needs a priority is more important than ever. With the comforting routines of day-to-day life disrupted, most experts suggest creating new routines. Making healthy eating habits and and regular physical fitness part of your new routine can greatly help when it comes to handling stress.

In addition to diet and exercise, many people have indicated that adding the right vitamins, minerals and supplements into their daily routines has become more of a priority now than ever before.

A recent survey1 found that 47% of people are now taking dietary supplements to manage their health, making it the third most common approach to health management (behind eating a balanced diet and physical exercise.)

THE PURE DIFFERENCE
PURE offers a number of go-to products that can help fight stress and keep you feeling your best, including SleepTrim, GoYin, Goji and Immune+.

SleepTrim: Get those ZZZs
We all know that not sleeping well can lead to irritability. It’s also a major contributor when it comes to how we handle stress. Additionally, if you are not getting the recommended seven-to-eight hours of sleep every night, you may be eating more, exercising less and gaining weight. PURE’s SleepTrim is a daily answer to keeping your sleep habits on track.

SleepTrim features a microencapsulated, extended-release technology that slowly delivers a blend of melatonin and blend of capsaicin and red pepper extract to help the body burn calories while you sleep.*

Here’s how:

  • Extended-Release Technology gently delivers melatonin in stages so you can fall asleep, stay asleep and wake up refreshed.*
  • Relaxation Blend of botanicals (chamomile and passionflower), magnesium and L-theanine help the body relax mentally and physically.*
  • Metabolic-Boosting Pepper Blend of capsaicin and red pepper extract helps the body burn calories naturally as you sleep.*


GoYin: Finding Balance

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Creating harmony and balance in our lives is another key to staying one step ahead of stress. A proprietary and balancing blend of fruits and adaptogenic herbs including astragalus root, gac, hawthorn, rhodiola, schisandra, tangerine and ginger, GoYin was created on the premise of 5,000 years of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

As part of the CORE4, GoYin helps set the stage for overall health and wellness when consumed as part of a balanced diet. In a preliminary study† of 100 healthy, stressed individuals, GoYin improved overall feelings of vigor and well-being, and decreased feelings of nervousness, tension and fatigue in all people studied.*

GoYin also includes vitamin B6, which is essential for the production of energy in the body from the food we eat; and B12, necessary for building important cell structures in the body.

Goji: The “Happy Berry”
Grown in the Himalayan regions of Tibet and Mongolia for centuries, goji berries are celebrated by native people for their ability to promote longevity. Historically named the “happy berry” because of the sense of well-being they can help provide, these “red diamonds” have been recognized for centuries in Asia for their high nutrient content, carotenoids, essential fatty acids, and powerful antioxidant properties. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the whole berry and its extracts have shown numerous health benefits.

Loaded with protective phytonutrients for health and well-being*, Goji superfruit is a dark, delicious juice with a tinge of sweetness. As a natural source of vitamin C and polysaccharides, Goji provides nutrition to help support healthy functions of the immune system. Goji is also is a source of carotenoids, including lutein and zeaxanthin, which may help enhance eye health.* Reports have also shown that goji contains high levels of antioxidants, important for protecting the body from oxidative stress, or destructive free radicals.

 

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The Immune+ Advantage

Whether kids are learning from home or heading back to school this fall, safeguarding your family’s health is top of mind for every parent right now. PURE’s Immune+ can give you that added peace of mind. The immune system is the primary line of defense against common health challenges. Safe for all ages, Immune+ is proven to bolster the immune system’s defenses, providing an added layer of protection and confidence you can count on every day.

It’s safe for everyday use to improve general immune health, and the main ingredient, Wellmune®, is supported by over a dozen clinical studies. These clinical trials have consistently demonstrated:

  • The ability to support healthy human immune responses to stress in a variety of populations*.
  • Enhance key immune functions*.
  • Improves an overall sense of well-being in people of all ages experiencing physical or lifestyle stress*.

So, don’t let stress take you down! By combining a good diet, regular exercise and stay-healthy PURE supplements, you’ll be coasting with calm and working toward being the best YOU you can be.

 

Source:
1 GlobalData, Global Consumer Survey, Q3 2016

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

Why PurXcel™? The Benefits Speak for Themselves

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Fast Facts & FAQs

PurXcel delivers effective health benefits that cleanse, balance and build the body.

Every single cell in the body produces glutathione, which is what makes it a crucial aspect of immunity and detoxification. Today’s polluted, high-stress world saps the body’s glutathione stores. Boosting levels back up can keep you healthier, resilient, and more clear-headed.

Wondering if PurXcel is right for you?
Here’s a handy Cheat Sheet to let you know everything you need to about the science behind PurXcel that makes it a must-have in your daily Whole Health routine:

Q:  What does PurXcel do and how does it work?
ANSWER:

  • Daily use increases glutathione stores in the body.
  • Targets and combats the negative effectives of oxidative stress and environmental toxins.
  • Helps support and boost the immune system.
  • Promotes healthy aging and overall health.
  • Helps eliminate toxins from the body.

Q:  What are some benefits I might see from using PurXcel?
ANSWER:

  • An improved overall feeling and sense of well-being
  • More restful sleep
  • Feeling more energized and focused
  • A more youthful appearance
  • A better ability to handle stress
  • An increased ability to fight environmental stressors, which contribute to the aging process

Q:  What are the 3 ingredients of Triactive Technology?
ANSWER: 

Glutathione (GSH)
Superoxide Dismutase (SOD)
Aloe Acemannan

Keep reading to get the scoop on each of these powerful ingredients and how our Triactive Technology goes beyond the glutathione.

Q:  What do SOD and Aloe Acemannan do?
ANSWER:

  • Superoxide Dismutase (aka SOD) like glutathione also fights toxins and free radicals in the body. Unlike other SOD supplements, the SOD used Triactive Technology is a bioavailable.
  • Aloe Acemannan acts to support and boost the immune system.

Q:  Why is glutathione important to my health?
ANSWER:
 

Glutathione is our body’s master antioxidant system and detoxifier. Daily exposure to free radicals and other toxicants depletes glutathione stores in the body. When we have more toxins and free radicals than our body knows how to handle, our overall health is impacted in many ways. An excess of free radicals and toxicants is also called oxidative stress. The level of glutathione in our body greatly impacts how well we age. Reduced glutathione levels is normal consequence of aging. An important aspect to aging well is to keep our glutathione levels up.

Q:  What can decrease glutathione levels in the body?
ANSWER:

  • Normal aging
  • UV radiation
  • Cigarette smoke
  • Excess alcohol consumption
  • Environmental toxins and chemicals
  • Prescription medications

Q:  What makes our glutathione different?
ANSWER:

  1. The power of PURE’s proprietary Triactive Technology – glutathione combined with the complementing benefits of SOD and Aloe Acemannan.
  2. PurXcel uses clinically tested levels of all three components found in the Triactive Technology. This drives the maximum effectiveness and benefits from the use of PurXcel.
  3. Unlike the competition, PURE’s glutathione is absorbed in the body. Others never make it past the digestive tract where they are digested and destroyed.
  4. The unique glutathione used in our Triactive Technology has been shown to significantly increase glutathione levels inside the body
  5. PurXcel can help increase the body’s stores of glutathione. Taking 1,000mg/day of PurXcel showed a 30% increase in whole blood, 35% increase in red blood cells and 260% increase in buccal cells glutathione levels.

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IN THEIR OWN WORDS
Here’s what some users have to say about their results with PurXcel:

  • “I noticed more energy and focus.” – Amanda Y.
  • “I slept like a champ and crushed my workout.” – Amy U.
  • “I noticed more energy.” – Mariel T.
  • “I felt steady energy all day.” – Linda B.
  • “I did not feel as hungry as I usually do after work.” – Dave P.
  • “I felt super energized and clear headed. I was not as hungry as usual.” – Nicole L.
  • “I am feeling stronger, have more stamina and can stay on my feet for longer periods of time. I feel more awake.” – Jan M.
  • “I definitely have more energy. Brain fog is gone and my skin is looking amazing.
    – Alyssa F.

THE POWER OF SCIENCE BEHIND PURXCEL

TriActiveTechnology-01 (1)Triactive Technology Battles Damaging Free Radicals & Toxins

Over the past two decades, “antioxidant” has become a buzzword in the health community. It gets thrown around a lot. If you’ve looked into nutrition, you may know that berries are full of antioxidants, as are green veggies, coffee, grass-fed butter, fish, and many other foods.

Fast forward to today, and we’re able to see the benefits of the next generation of antioxidants with PurXcel’s TRIACTIVE TECHNOLOGY, comprised of three key ingredients: glutathione (GSH), superoxide dismutase (SOD), and aloe vera acemannan. They work together to neutralize destructive free radicals, curbing cellular damage and inflammation. Free radicals are also a driving mechanism behind aging1, so it’s no surprise that these powerhouse antioxidants help to decrease the risk of many age-related diseases.

Antioxidants like vitamin C and lipoic acid, both found in PurXcel, certainly make the grade, and when it comes to neutralizing free radicals, glutathione goes the extra mile—so much so that researchers have nicknamed glutathione “the master antioxidant.” Every single cell in your body produces glutathione, which is what makes it a crucial aspect of immunity and detoxification. Today’s polluted, high-stress world saps your glutathione stores. Boosting your levels back up can help keep you feeling resilient and more clear-headed2.

WHAT IS GLUTATHIONE?
Glutathione is a sulfur-containing molecule every cell in your body makes from the three amino acids: L-glutamine, L-cysteine and L-glycine. The glutathione in PurXcel packs even more of a punch, as it is a bioavailable, or directly ‘absorbable,’ form of the ingredient.

In combination with its proprietary blend of ingredients, PurXcel’s glutathione protects fats from oxidation, supports energy-producing mitochondria, boosts immunity, and helps your brain function at its peak. Glutathione also recharges other antioxidants like vitamin C, making them more effective at balancing inflammation.

Glutathione itself protects against inflammation, toxins, free radicals, and pathogens. You can think of it as your body’s natural detox agent: This effective antioxidant becomes a cofactor for dozens of detox enzymes that neutralize damaging free radicals. Optimal glutathione levels also benefit your gut, cardiovascular system, vision, and metabolism.

Your body makes its own glutathione and uses it to combat inflammation, stress, and toxins from your diet and environment. The modern world is toxic, especially if you’re breathing in city air and working a stressful job. Stressful daily life can quickly drain your glutathione stores. That’s when you can use a little help from a glutathione supplement.

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM GLUTATHIONE?
Almost everyone. Because it’s found in every cell in your body, glutathione rich PurXCel helps support all kinds of systems.

  • Excessive free radicals increase oxidative stress, quickly draining your glutathione tank. That makes sense considering your liver is your biggest glutathione-containing organ, and it plays a crucial role in detoxification. Glutathione reduces heavy metals, free radicals, and other toxins by carrying them out of the body.
  • Brain fog. After your liver, your brain contains the highest glutathione concentration. Studies show glutathione defends against reactive oxygen species (ROS), reducing oxidative stress that contributes to everything from brain fog to neurological health.
  • Glutathione production declines with age, which can contribute to age-related problems like cognitive decline. Research shows people 100 years or older have higher levels of the enzyme glutathione reductase4.

WHAT ARE THE BEST WAYS TO GET GLUTATHIONE?
Some foods like green veggies contain a little glutathione, sulfur-containing foods like cruciferous veggies and garlic can help build it, and consistent exercise can boost it, but to get therapeutic amounts of this rock-star antioxidant you’ll want to supplement.

Enter PurXcel. PurXcel utilizes a proprietary form of glutathione, which has been shown in clinical trials to significantly increase GSH within the blood and specific immune cells3. Until recent advances, most dietary forms of glutathione are broken down in the digestive system making them incapable of being absorbed in the blood and cells of the body.

WHAT IS SUPEROXIDE DISMUTASE?
Another stand-out ingredient in PurXCel, SOD is an enzyme found in every cell of the body. It is an internal antioxidant defense mechanism, which helps keep oxidative stress at bay.

In clinical trials, superoxide dismutase established improvements in perceived stress, physical and mental fatigue and an overall improvement in the quality of life (Carillon, Notin, Schmitt, Simoneau, & Lacan, 2014).*

WHAT IS ALOE ACEMANNAN?
Used for centuries for its therapeutic properties, the leaf of the Aloe Vera plant contains phytonutrients with known antioxidant and other health-promoting properties. It supports a healthy inflammatory response, thereby extending support to the immune system. (Nejatzadeh-Barandozi, 2013).

PurXcel uses an exclusive and proprietary form of aloe (BioAloe®) which contains polymannose, a unique polysaccharide. In clinical trials, this ingredient, when combined with other ingredients, demonstrated cognitive function support.

From supporting immune health and fighting oxidative stress, to targeting the signs of aging, PurXcel packs a punch. It also helps balance the ratio of antioxidants and cell-damaging free radicals, offers liver function support, and delivers a hearty boost of nutritional support to the body’s antioxidant defense systems. #howdoyouXcel?

Do you have experience with glutathione, superoxide dismutase or aloe acemannan? Talk about it in the comments! Thanks for reading and have a great week.

Sources:

  1. http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/12192730
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8734304
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11115795
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2267679/

 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

 

 

 

 

FOR THE LOVE OF STRAWBERRY (PLUS A WHOLE LOT OF PROTEIN)

A healthy, easy-to-make strawberry protein shake recipe with only 4 ingredients! Enjoy this delicious protein shake post workout or for a meal replacement. 

Screen Shot 2020-07-15 at 1.40.36 PMOne of the sweetest reasons to love summer is all the mouthwatering fruit ripe for the tasting all season. And if you’re exercising and trying to eat healthy, there’s nothing better than a protein-packed, strawberry smoothie brimming with goodness and guaranteed to satisfy.

If you aren’t using a protein powder, PURE’s Strawberry 360 Complete Shake mix is a great way to sneak extra protein into your diet. Protein helps you feel full longer and, because your body uses more energy to digest protein, you burn more calories when you have it on board.

PURE’s Complete 360 Shake contains a unique potato extract and fiber blend that helps the body control feelings of hunger. Whey and pea proteins also contribute to the robust 19 grams of protein, and the its packed with 25 essential vitamins and minerals from 100 percent organic, all-natural sources.

So, if you’re looking for a way to get your strawberry fix AND sip something that tastes pretty much like a thick and creamy milkshake (without any guilt!), you’ve got to give this recipe a spin. And for an added dose of healthy carbs and potassium, throw in half of a banana. Topping it off with a few Mila Chia seeds gives you another boost of plant-based protein and fiber—and even more good-for-you nutrients.

Strawberry Chia Seed Protein Shake

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 scoop PURE 360 Complete Strawberry Shake mix
  • 2 teaspoons PURE Mila chia seeds, for sprinkling or stirring in

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients except for Mila chia seeds to blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. You may need to add a few teaspoons more of milk to create your preferred consistency. Once blended and smooth, pour into a chilled glass or bowl and sprinkle with Mila chia seeds. Enjoy!

 

Nutrition
Servings: 1 smoothie
Serving size: 1 smoothie
Calories: 195kcal
Fat: 3.6g
Carbohydrates: 18.9g
Fiber: 6.9g
Sugar: 9.6g
Protein: 22.5g

PURE AMERICAN: PURE Boasts Benefits of Products Made Right Here at Home

Screen Shot 2020-07-01 at 11.50.11 AMWalk into any big-box store, pick up an item at random off the shelf, and look at the label. Chances are you’ll see the same three words on the tag: “Made in China.” Depending on the product, it might read “Made in Mexico” or “Made in Taiwan” – but it will rarely say “Made in the USA.”

It wasn’t always this way. Decades ago, many or even most products on store shelves were American made. But since the late 1990s, American manufacturing has seen a steady decline. Many U.S. companies have moved their factories – and the jobs they provided – to other countries where labor is cheaper, such as China and Mexico.

However, there are some signs this trend is starting to reverse itself. Since 2010, reports cite that more than 300 companies have moved production back to the United States, creating about 240,000 new jobs. As a result, that “Made in USA” label – though still rare – is slowly making its way back onto more products.

One of those companies is PURE. All PURE products are manufactured in America, and the benefits for the company, the consumer and our country hit home when you take a look.

Darin Blackhurst, PURE’s Director of Research and Development, weighs in on what sets PURE goods ahead of others not produced in the U.S.A. “Knowing that our products are made here gives me a lot of confidence in their superior quality,” he says. “Some of the PURE ingredients are sourced from foreign markets because they are naturally derived from those places, but each ingredient, regardless of origin, goes through rigorous testing to ensure its safety and purity. Being made in America also ensures that each finished product is free of contaminants like heavy metals, bacteria and other harmful substances.”

This puts PURE products ahead of the game when it comes to quality and safety. But there are so many other great benefits to manufacturing goods here at home. Let’s dive in!

Reasons to Buy American-Made Products

According to a 2015 report by Consumer Reports, 80% of American shoppers say they prefer to buy goods made in the United States. More than 60% say they’d even be willing to pay 10% more for an American-made product.

Shoppers have many different reasons for choosing American-made goods, including the following:

  • Jobs. The most common reason shoppers give for buying American is to help save or create jobs in the United States. According to a 2015 report from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI)the U.S. lost a total of 5.7 million manufacturing jobs between 1998 and 2013 – partly because of the Great Recession, but mostly because of trade imbalances with foreign nations like China and Mexico. In addition to our products being made in America, PURE is adding to this list of homegrown jobs, as all of our IBOs (Independent Business Owners) are small business owners here.
  • Lower Carbon Footprint. Products made overseas have a higher carbon footprintthan U.S.-made goods. Goods made in China or India have to be shipped all the way across the ocean to reach American stores, burning fossil fuel and spewing out greenhouse gases with every mile they travel.
  • Less Pollution. One reason it’s cheaper to make goods in developing countries is that many of them have few or no regulations to protect the health of the air and water. Many factories overseas that produce goods for export to the United States also produce large amounts of hazardous chemicals that pollute the air, water, and soil. A 2014 paper by a team of Chinese researchers, published in the Journal of the National Academy of Sciences, concluded that the U.S. has effectively “outsourced” much of its air pollution to China, where more than 33% of sulfur dioxide emissions and around 25% of nitrogen oxides and carbon monoxide come from the production of goods for export.
  • Human Rights. In addition to having weaker environmental regulations, the countries that produce the goods Americans buy often have no laws to protect the rights of workers. A 2015 report from the Institute for Global Labor and Human Rightsdocuments how Chinese workers who produce toys for American brands such as Hasbro, Mattel, and Disney work 12- to 13-hour days and sleep on plywood bunk beds in crowded, dirty, and freezing dormitories. An earlier report from 2006 uncovered child labor at a factory in Bangladesh that produced clothing sold by Walmart and JCPenney. Conditions in these foreign sweatshops can even turn deadly, as in the 2013 collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh that killed more than 1,000 employees.
  • Health. The lack of environmental and safety regulations overseas doesn’t just put foreign workers at risk – it can also threaten the health of American consumers. In 2007, dozens of types of children’s toys made in China were recalled because they were unsafe. Some posed a choking hazard, while others contained dangerous chemicals like lead paint and kerosene, according to The New York Times.
  • A Stronger Economy. Buying American-made goods doesn’t just support the workers who make those goods. Its benefits also ripple out through the entire economy. So, when you buy from a PURE IBO, you are not only shopping ‘local’ because all of our goods made in America, but you are boosting the economy by choosing to buy from an American small business owner. So buy American, buy PURE!