Ingredient spotlight: Astaxanthin

Don’t get too caught up in how to pronounce it (asta-zan-thin), we know it’s a mouthful. Just remember the first letter, A, as well as the words Amazing and Adapt.

Astaxanthin is a pinkish/reddish pigment that belongs to a group of chemicals called carotenoids. It occurs naturally in algae. Animals that consume the algae, like salmon, red trout, flamingos and shrimp, get their pink color from astaxanthin. We will not turn pink from consuming these foods, but we may benefit from this Amazing ingredient.

It’s also an important ingredient in GPS Adapt.

How does it work?

Astaxanthin is an antioxidant which means it helps reduce oxidation in the body. Oxidation is the gradual aging process that occurs within the cells, all over the body. Oxidative stress is caused by free radicals, and many health problems stem from oxidation.Antioxidants, whose biggest sources are vegetables and fruits, help the body’s natural defense system combat the oxidation process.

A study from Cruzeiro do Sul University and the University of Sao Paulo report that long-term supplementation with astaxanthin delayed the time to exhaustion of lab rats in a swimming test by 29%.1 Other clinical studies with astaxanthin have shown promising results against free radical-promoted neurodegenerative processes and diminished cognition.2

When you exercise, your muscles produce free radicals. GPS Adapt helps your body adapt, hence its name, to that stress. It provides the body with important adaptogenic herbs and phytonutrients for hormonal support and improved endurance. Overall, it helps reduce mental and physical fatigue.* It helps you go longer and stronger!

GPS Adapt:

  • boosts mood, minimizes stress*
  • maximizes energy output and utilization*
  • lessens mental fatigue*

Use GPS Adapt alone or with the other five GPS products to maximize your performance. Whatever your level of activity, from yard work to general fitness to professional athlete, let GPS guide your performance.

The best way to enjoy GPS Adapt is to take two capsules with water 15-30 minutes before physical activity. It is not recommended for children under the age of 18 years.

 

 

1 https://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Article/2015/01/28/Astaxanthin-may-extend-endurance-by-boosting-mitochondrial-action-Study

2 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24667135

Spice up your cleansing regimen

Herbs are truly a gift from nature. Not only do they add wonderful flavor to dishes, but they offer many health benefits, including the possibility of cleansing the body of harmful toxins.

Spices like turmeric, oregano, ginger, parsley and black and white pepper may have cleansing properties. Many of them can be grown in your backyard or indoor gardens. Consider coupling these herbs with your PURE 7-Day or 28-Day Detox meals to take advantage of their cleansing benefits.

Turmeric is a plant that comes from the ginger family. It contains a phytochemical substance called curcumin which is yellow in color, and is found in a lot of foods from curry to mustard. Studies suggest that curcumin’s antioxidant properties can support overall health. Daily Build has a Bio-Protection Blend that contains turmeric extract.

Add turmeric to soups, rice dishes, vegetables and chicken dishes. Another nice treat is to add 2 teaspoons turmeric, 1 teaspoon ground ginger and a few drops of stevia sweetener to warmed almond milk.

Oregano is widely used in Italian food. A study in the Journal of Nutrition found that oregano, among other dried culinary herbs, contained very high concentrations of antioxidants. The authors stated that in a normal diet, the intake of herbs may contribute significantly to the total intake of plant antioxidants, and can be an even better source of dietary antioxidants than many other food groups such as fruits, berries, cereals and vegetables.1

Oregano adds flavor to broccoli, tomatoes, mushrooms and potatoes. It tastes great sprinkled on chicken dishes as well.

Ginger is considered by many to be one of the best detoxifying herbs. It has been used medicinally for thousands of years for its antioxidant benefits. In fact, it is used in many cleansing programs. The beneficial portion of the plant is referred to as the rhizome, which is the thick underground stem. Metabolic ONE and HealthTrim® Cleanse contain ginger.

To benefit from this herb, try infusing finely chopped ginger root in boiling water. Add lemon juice and stevia sweetener for a refreshing drink, hot or cold.

Parsley’s unique taste comes from a phytochemical called polyacetylene. This herb contains vitamin C, chlorophyll, beta-carotene, vitamin K and folate, which may be used by the body for detoxification. Finely chop parsley and add it to a salad or use it in pesto. Parsley can also be added to juices or smoothies.

Black and white pepper are great flavor agents. They are made from the Piper-nigrum plant. Black pepper is ground from dried, whole, unripe fruit. White pepper is ground from dried, ripe fruit that has had the outer layer removed. Black pepper may help digestion. Black pepper increases your hydrochloric acid secretion, which is necessary for the digestion of proteins and other foods within the stomach.Daily Build, PURE Café, Green Coffee Bean and Metabolic ONE all contain black pepper extract.

Detox your body with PURE:

Detox Pack – This combination of herbs and botanicals effectively helps facilitate the removal of toxins from the body while supporting your weight loss journey during the 7-day and 28-day detox plans.

Detox Plus Pack – This pack was created with two in mind. Grab your weight loss partner and get ready for success!

Ultimate Detox Pack – This pack was created to help you and your accountability partner detoxify and rejuvenate your bodies. Carefully selected products help support the PURE Detox program by aiding in digestion, weight loss and toxin elimination.*

HealthTrim® Cleanse (capsule or liquid) includes a blend of cleansing herbs and botanicals. Cascara sagrada, the primary ingredient in Capsule Cleanse, has traditionally been used to support the body’s primary channel of elimination and aid in regularity.*

Probiotic  – Following your cleanse, use this formula of pro- and prebiotics to help foster beneficial bacterial growth and help maintain a healthy digestive system balance.

Order your products by PURE today and start enjoying overall health and wellness.

 

1http://jn.nutrition.org/content/133/5/1286.full

2http://jonbarron.org/herbal-library/foods/black-pepper

A story of transformation: Veronica Fuller

Veronica Fuller, a PURE Independent Business Owner (IBO) and multi-medaled veteran, is a fine example of the PURE philosophy as she participated in and benefited from the 28-day detox program and thoroughly enjoys making a difference in the lives of others.

Veronica served in the U.S. Navy from 1987 to 1998 as a hospital corpsman providing medical care for sailors. She was stationed in Maryland, Virginia, Naval Station Rota in Spain and on the Navy’s hospital ship USNS Comfort. Her honors include the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, Battle “E” Ribbon, Combat Action Ribbon, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Medal, Military Unit Commendation and Sea Service Ribbon.

After retiring due to medical reasons, Veronica integrated back into civilian life working as an OB/GYN clinical nurse. She then returned to school to obtain her medical esthetician license.

During her retirement, Veronica saw her health and weight decline. She suffered from various health problems and her weight climbed to 245 pounds. That’s when she discovered PURE: People United Reaching Everyone. Products from PURE’s CORE4, HealthTrim® line, Everyday Essentials and GPS line, help facilitate the removal of toxins from the body while supporting weight loss.*

Veronica joined PURE as an IBO in August 2018. She decided to participate in PURE’s 28-Day Detox program and is seeing incredible results and achieving her health goals. “Since joining PURE and being on their detox program, I have dropped 20 pounds in 25 days!**  My joints are not killing me, and I feel fabulous! The program has kick-started my return to the land of the living, giving me new health goals to strive for and achieve.” 

Her favorite product is SleepTrim because, she says, “Let’s face it, who doesn’t want to have your body working for you while you sleep?” ENERGY was her second favorite although she thinks it should be called “Focus” because it gives her so much mental clarity.

Veronica is an inspiration to us all. She helped those who fought for our country and is now reaching out and helping others discover Whole Health. We are thankful for her service and honored that she is part of our PURE family.

Learn more about how PURE and DAV are making a difference in the lives of veterans. If you’d like to learn more about the PURE Detox and what it can do for you, visit https://livepure.com/7-day-detox.

Are you interested in sharing your story? Email marketing@livepure.com – we’d love to feature you!

**Individual results may vary. PURE 7-Day Detox Program lowers your calorie intake and suggests physical activity for best results. Share the plan with your doctor if you have a medical condition or are taking prescription medications prior to use.

Autoship makes life that much easier

We all live extremely busy lives. Does it ever feel like there is not enough time to finish what you started? Are you always adding something else to your to-do list? If this sounds like you, it’s time to make your days easier by participating in PURE’s Autoship program. The benefits are amazing, and you’ll find it can help you save time and make you more efficient!

  • Always have product!
    Autoship is a convenient way to have products shipped automatically to your doorstep every 28 days. You never have to remember to place your orders for products you share or consume most frequently. Set the schedule you want for when your products ship to you.
  • PAR Program
    The PAR (PURE Autoship Rewards) Program is open to Preferred Customers, Members and Independent Business Owners (IBOs) who are on Autoship. To become qualified, products must be delivered through Autoship. Regular participation rewards you with PAR Points* that can be redeemed for FREE product** and access to exclusive offers every month when you have had three consecutive months of Autoship orders. Points are awarded based on the PV (Product Volume) of each Autoship order you place. (Product Volume is the amount of volume assigned to each product.)   Example: You have an Autoship set for 100 PV every 28 days. Once that order is processed you will receive 20 points! These points are banked up and can be redeemed for product by calling Sales Support at 866-535- 5888. (100 PV x .20 = 20 PAR Points)
  • PAR Perks Promotion
    Being on Autoship allows you to participate in the PAR Perks Promotion every month. The first full week of every month, PURE offers exclusive product promotions for that week only. Those who are PAR Perk qualified can take part in these promotions. Call Sales Support at 866-535-5888 to participate.
  • Build Customer Loyalty
    Growing your business means ensuring your IBOs and customers are receiving products every month. If one or more of your customers are purchasing the same products repeatedly, introduce them to the Autoship Program. They will certainly appreciate the convenience and savings.
  • Save money
    When participants have 12 consecutive Autoship orders, their yearly renewal fee of $25 will be waived.
  • Easy to use
    You can easily make changes as your product needs change. Adjust quantities and frequency, add another shipping address, update a credit card and more!

Do you already participate in the Autoship program? How has it benefited you? Share you story with us @livepureglobal.

*Products purchased using PAR Points are non-commissionable and do not satisfy Volume requirements. Points are accrued on each PAR order processed every 28 days and can only be accrued until a maximum of 75 points is reached within a single month. No returns are allowed on products purchased with PAR Points. Accrued PAR Points are forfeited once there have been 2 consecutive months on the account without a PAR order being processed. PAR Points are to be applied only for the purchase of select products and cannot be used to cover shipping and handling costs.

**Products available for redemption may change based on availability. Click here to see a list of redeemable products.

 

 

We’ve got everyone on your list covered … with Whole Health!

It’s that time of year again — time to make your holiday shopping lists. We’re here to make the task less daunting, because there’s nothing easier, nor better, than getting and receiving the gift of health.

Products by PURE are just right and they don’t require a trip to the mall, nor will their novelty wear off. We’ve listed some of the folks who may be on your holiday shopping list and we’ve paired them with products by PURE that are most likely to elicit a ‘Yes!’ from them on Christmas morning.

  • The person who loves the outdoors – If you have a camper in the family, make sure they have clean water wherever they go with the H2O Filtration System and the Daily pH Plus Filter
  • The fitness enthusiast – Give them a product from our GPS line or the full System! No matter what their activity, help them navigate to their peak performance before, during and after with quality nutrition.
  • The recent graduate – Introduce them to the PURE business to get a head start on developing their income.
  • The traveler – Airports, planes and trains are hubs for germs. Help them keep their immune system strong from the inside with Immune6 and Silver* and from the outside with Skin Defense.
  • The veteran – Let them know how much you care by donating to DAV (Disabled American Veterans), our philanthropic partner, through livepure.com/giveback.
  • The women in your life – Surprise them with the Ciello Advanced Skincare System. This unique airbrush technology delivers peptides and botanical ingredients to minimize signs of aging. Organic Sulfur is another great idea as it may help promote healthy skin and hair.*
  • The health enthusiast – Introduce them to CORE4. These four foundational products — GoYin, HealthTrim° Cleanse, Daily Build and ENERGY — work together to help cleanse, balance, build and focus the body to maximize health.*
  • The PURE Independent Business Owner – The more sales tools, the better! Check out livepure.com for our new GPS Playbook, updated Product Guide for winter, GPS sampling sleeves, and more, and get their business on track for the new year!
  • The coffee lover – Gift them with PURE Perk and/or PURE Café, two delicious coffee drinks that help suppress appetite.*
  • The chef – They’re always baking up something delicious. Give them a bag of Mila, a bottle of GoYin or perhaps some ENERGY sticks in different flavors. They’ll have fun experimenting with new recipes using these versatile products.
  • The insomniac – If you know someone who has trouble sleeping, they would appreciate some SleepTrim. The unique ingredients will help them fall asleep, stay asleep and wake up refreshed, all while helping to burn calories. CalciuMK+ is also a good choice as it contains ingredients that promote restful sleep.*
  • The artist – Not only will they love the taste of our delicious superfruits and GoYin, but once the beautiful bottles are empty, they’ll enjoy finding creative ways to reuse them.
  • The teacherSkin Defense is a unique spray that defends from the outside against elements in the environment, like the classroom. It also hydrates the skin while it manages minor wounds. Available in bulk, too, because there’s always more than one favorite teacher.

There’s no better way to show your love than with the gift of health. Products by PURE offer the best of science and nature and deliver real results. They are also convenient for every day use. Looking for must-have stocking stuffers? Place a few ENERGY sticks in every flavor, or some GPS Hydrate or GPS Energize. Give everyone a 2oz. Skin Defense.

Take advantage of the 12 Days of Christmas promotions going on now through December 12. Many customers can order by December 18 for Christmas delivery.

Did we catch everyone on your list? Still stumped on what to get? Visit livepure.com to browse over 40 products.

Don’t forget to treat yourself, too!

Ask the Expert answers your product questions

At PURE: People United Reaching Everyone, we have an expert team that is dedicated to answering your product and nutrition questions.

Here are the most popular questions from the previous few weeks. You might find a topic related to a question you have.

Q: Which products do not contain stevia?
A: All capsules, GoYin and all superfruit juices do not contain stevia. Ingredients in products by PURE can be found on each product label.

Q: Does Probiotic need to be refrigerated?
A: No, it is not necessary to refrigerate Probiotic.  The probiotic strains in Probiotic remain shelf stable and active without refrigeration.

Q: Is it okay to consume both HealthTrim® Cleanse and Daily Detox at the same time?
A: Yes, these products can be taken together. Or you can use Daily Detox as a natural bridge between HealthTrim Cleanse cycles.

Q: I had an allergic reaction to sulfa a year ago. Does this mean I will have a reaction to Organic Sulfur?
A: Sulfa is a type of pharmaceutical drug that contains sulfonamides. Sulfonamides are compounds that contain nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, and the sulfur they take their name from. Sulfur is a chemical that is extremely small and unlikely to cause allergic reactions on its own, unlike sulfonamides. MSM has been used as a dietary supplement for years with no reports of intolerance or allergic reaction.

Q: Does PURE have a product to help with unhealthy gums?
A: Unhealthy gums may be the result of a microbial infection or a lack of vitamins. We suggest taking Silver every day and taking Daily Build for nutritive support. Please note that products by PURE are nutritional supplements and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.*

Q: The labels on Goji, GoYin, Mangosteen and Noni state they contain sugar; however, the product information says they contain no sugar.
A: Superfruits naturally contain sugar which is what you see on the label; however, these products contain no added sugars.

Q: It was suggested that consumption of Probiotic be stopped while taking antibiotics. Why?
A: You can take Probiotic on the same day you start taking an antibiotic, but not at the same time. A quick rule of thumb is to take Probiotic two hours before or two hours after taking your antibiotic. This will give sufficient time for the antibiotic to work while not killing off the beneficial bacteria.

Q: Why doesn’t Daily Build contain iron? And, does calcium help your body retain and use iron?
A: Iron is an active oxidation reduction metal and when it’s in a complex product, it will actively react with other ingredients. This may cause the product to be unstable. Calcium will inhibit iron absorption so we don’t suggest consuming it with iron.

Q: Is there anything in GPS Hydrate that is stimulating?
A: GPS Hydrate contains adaptogens that might give someone more energy. Taking it around noon may provide enough energy to get you through the afternoon, yet not disturb your sleep.

Q: Which products contain BCAAs and how much?
A: BCAA is an abbreviation for branched chain amino acid. It includes three amino acids: leucine, isoleucine and valine. Please check the product label for these ingredients. GPS products that contain BCAAs include GPS Rebuild (from protein sources and leucine 1838mg, isoleucine 1115mg, valine 1070mg), GPS Circulate (Leucine 500mg, Isoleucine 250mg, Valine 250mg per serving of 15g) and GPS Energize (leucine 300mg, isoleucine 150mg and valine 150mg per serving of 10g).

 

Do you have a question about a product, an ingredient or nutrition in general for the Expert? Submit it here: https://livepure.com/forms/asktheexpert.

If you have a question related to your PURE business, please contact the Sales Support Team at 866-535-5888 or salessupport@livepure.com.