Grand opening of Thailand office

On March 16, 2019, PURE will celebrate the official grand opening of the Thailand market at their offices in Bangkok. Leaders from around the globe will be there to celebrate this accomplishment and new market.

PURE now provides its nutritional products and opportunity in four markets, increasing its global footprint across Southeast Asia.

“I’m excited about the new market expansion. The Thailand office will now be the hub for future expansion across Southeast Asia,” said Tim Hough, PURE Vice President of International. “We are fortunate to have such quality leaders in Thailand who understand the business model and have elected to share it with others.” Tim, who has traveled to Thailand throughout his career, also noted that this opening further creates strategic relationships that support the company’s mission to deliver Whole Health.

James Watson, Vice President of Southeast Asia said, “We are thrilled to serve the Thai people, offering wellness products, an income opportunity and social support. Our commitment is long term, offering a unique combination of ten years of stability and a fresh, new opportunity in Southeast Asia.”

The Thailand office will offer the latest innovations in skincare coming from Korea, a leader in the skincare industry. There will be additional product line extensions including nutritional products that are sourced and manufactured globally.

The opening of the Thailand office takes the number of PURE’s global offices to four, including the United States, Taiwan and Korea. PURE has NFR (Not for Resale) programs in Canada, Japan, Australia and New Zealand which allow people to purchase PURE’s products directly for personal consumption.

There’s a nootropic for that

If you’re a student studying for an exam, a professional running a business or someone who has trouble remembering passwords (like me), you might be interested in nootropics — substances that are known to improve cognitive function.

Nootropics, also called “smart drugs”, are substances (drugs, supplements or functional foods) that “turn” your mind to boost your cognitive abilities. The word nootropics comes from the Greek word nous, meaning mind, and trepein meaning to turn. They are not vitamins or minerals; they can be plant derived or synthetically produced in a laboratory. 1

How do nootropics work?

The mechanism of action of each nootropic varies, but they can enhance learning and memory with very few side effects. There are a variety of them and they each work differently. Depending on what nootropic you consume, you could go from being able to give 100% when not taking them, to being able to give 105% or 110% when you are.1

Here we’ll focus on natural nootropics which include, but are not limited to, the following. These are naturally-occurring elements from plants that provide mild cognitive-enhancing effects.

  • GABA (Gamma-aminobutyric acid)
  • PEA (phenethylamine HCL)
  • L-theanine
  • Taurine
  • Caffeine
  • Geranium

Nootropic varieties

Nootropics are categorized into three groups: racetams, stimulants and nutraceuticals. Each group has a specific set of functions. 1

  1. Racetams – These affect memory, mood, mental agility and focus. Their benefits include increased memory capacity, enhanced mental clarity, greater concentration, increased calmness, better recall of ideas and quicker recognition of patterns. Racetams allow both analytical and creative work to be performed simultaneously.
  2. Stimulants – These increase attention and alertness which make concentration easier. Stimulants also make the brain adapt to stress by increasing energy levels, blood pressure, and heart and respiration rates.
  3. Nutraceuticals – These are food products that combine the effects of racetams and stimulants to a limited extent.

Products by PURE

There are many products by PURE that contain nootropics. PURE Perk contains a proprietary blend of nootropics designed to assist with mental clarity, memory and energy. The ingredients PEA, methylliberine, citrus aurantium extract, L-theanine, caffeine and phosphatidylcholine in PURE Perk are all nootropics.

ENERGY, GPS Hydrate and GPS Energize contain taurine, a nootropic. The following products contain caffeine, a nootropic. Be sure to monitor your caffeine consumption and limit it to no more than 400mg a day.

Nootropics are certainly worth the attention, and beneficial to our attention! However there’s no substitute for getting adequate sleep, exercising regularly, keeping mentally active, eating a balanced diet and avoiding alcohol to optimize brain health.

1https://www.braintropic.com/what-are-nootropics/

Meet IBOs Ron and Jill Grieve

Ron and Jill started their journey with PURE in September of 2017. They saw the opportunity as a way to improve their family’s health and their finances. They envisioned a way to take some of the pressure off Ron who was the sole income earner, while allowing Jill to homeschool their two boys.

After taking products by PURE, they began to experience more energy and realized how good they felt. They were more than excited! While consuming the products and making healthy lifestyle choices, Jill lost 15 pounds after one month and a total of 30 pounds by the end of 3 months, which she has maintained for over a year.* This followed an ischemic stroke Jill suffered in 2014, when she was only 38.   

Jill participated and completed PURE’s Detox program and is a proud member of Team28.  She attributes the community of support and the Detox Guide as  invaluable components to her long-term success.

By simply introducing others to PURE’s community and opportunity, and by helping them get started on their health journey, the Grieves are now earning a residual income!

“It is turning out to be everything we had hoped for! Deciding to get started with PURE: People United Reaching Everyone has truly been one of the best decisions for our family! My biggest piece of advice to anyone wanting to become part of this family is to always stay positive, stay connected with your leaders who have gone before you, and stay focused! Having a no-quit attitude is important, regardless of what you are looking to achieve!”

When asked what her favorite product by PURE is, Jill replied, “I love it all but I will say that one time we ran out of Daily Build (liquid) and noticed a big difference in how we felt. We won’t let that happen again!”

 

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*Individual results may vary. PURE 7-Day and 28-Day Detox Programs lower your calorie intake and suggest physical activity for best results. Share the plans with your doctor if you have a medical condition or are taking prescription medications prior to use.

Educating customers about the products

If you are just starting out with your PURE business, you’re probably asking yourself, how am I going to learn everything I need to know about the products and opportunity so I can share them with customers? It may seem like a daunting task, but you don’t have to be an expert.

Conversely, if you’ve been with PURE, you know how important it is to be prepared to answer questions, and you know where to seek out answers you may not have.

Knowledge is power

It’s difficult to share products with a customer if you know nothing about them and if you don’t know how that product will address his or her specific needs. The key is knowing your customer’s needs and understanding how the product can benefit them. For example, a benefit of PURE Perk is that it provides mental focus within just minutes.* If you know someone at work who has trouble staying focused, they might benefit from this fantastic product.

Listen carefully to your customer and understand what they’re looking to gain from a product. You would not want to share Metabolic ONE with someone who has a goal of putting on additional weight. It wouldn’t make sense.

Here are some common scenarios. For each, we’ve listed the tools and/or resources that will help them find more information about PURE.

  • Your friend’s 8-year-old daughter hates eating vegetables. Show her the Product Overview Guide at livepure.com so she can become educated about our products, or you can send her directly to learn about Greens, a good source of antioxidant-rich fruits and greens. Here she will find the product description, recommended usage and ingredients. You can also show her where to find recipes using Greens.
  • Your sister was just laid off from her job. Introduce her to the PURE opportunity by sharing the PURE Prosperity Compensation Plan video. Send her to livepure.com so she can browse. Introduce her to PURE’s Facebook page to meet the community.
  • Your brother is competing in a half marathon and is looking for natural supplementation to decrease his time. Give him a GPS Playbook so he can learn all about the GPS performance line of products. Use the GPS sampling sleeves to introduce GPS Energize or GPS Hydrate.
  • You have a new IBO on your team who has nutrition questions you can’t answer. Show them the Ask the Expert forum where they can submit their questions and receive answers within 24 hours. Make sure they know how to use their Back Office to find product education. They can also find articles about nutrition on PURE’s corporate blog.

Be a product of the product

Education is important, but what about the delivery of your message? It’s imperative that you are a product of the product. That means that you regularly use the product so you can speak to its benefits, usage, and any other relevant topics a customer may want to know.

If you personally use the products, your confidence will show, and you will be enthusiastic to share them with others. Enthusiasm will come naturally when you love the products. When you’re enthusiastic, you’ll remove any uncertainty your prospects may have. If they believe in you, they will believe in the product.

It’s essential to be brief, too. Keep your benefit list short and choose the most impactful ones to share. Too much information at once can be initially overwhelming.

Any objections?

If a customer has an objection to a product, it’s probably because you may have recommended the wrong product for their specific need or they want to learn more about why that product is the best solution for them. Share with them the product’s value, how it should and can be used, and other products by PURE that it can be taken with.

Keep in mind you don’t have to have all those details memorized, but become familiar with the available tools, above, so you know how to quickly seek out answers to best support your customers questions.

Other ways to become educated are to regularly engage with your upline, which is the person who sponsored you. Keep a list handy of testimonials about a product to share. Your own personal use of the product is super powerful.

Remember that your customers crave product knowledge. It’s how they make their decisions, and it’s how they know they can trust you. So, they need to feel that you have their best interests at heart.

 

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

Meet Ben Peter, Vice President of Business Development

Meet Ben Peter, PURE’s Vice President of Business Development for EMEA. Ben joined PURE in December 2018 and oversees the strategic growth of PURE’s Africa, Middle East and European markets.

Ben holds a Ph.D. and an MBA in business management and has over fifteen years’ experience in the finance, pharmaceutical, healthcare, international business and direct selling industries.

Given the support from the PURE leadership team, Ben has been able to finalize plans for the opening of the Nigerian and Ghanaian markets. These two markets officially opened on February 1, 2019. Nigeria is a country of almost 200 million people and has an active direct selling industry. Ghana is a country of almost 30 million people with a fast growing and stable direct selling industry.

“We are excited to have Ben join our team,” said Tim Hough. “His broad background on driving profitable results in these markets is unmatched. In the coming weeks we will be announcing potential new markets.”

Ben enjoys playing and coaching basketball. He had two NCAA conference championship rings as a member of a collegiate coaching staff and other international championship rings.  His other hobbies include traveling, computer programming, teaching and volunteering.

 

 

Meet Lynn and Sherry Pippen, PURE IBOs

Lynn and Sherry Pippen joined PURE in 2015 after Lynn was approached by a dear friend whom he had served with in the military.

Lynn is a Platinum Director with PURE and a retired U.S. Army Colonel. Sherry is a general dentist and owner of Oak Lane Family Dental Clinic in Mississippi.

The Pippen’s weren’t interested in taking on another business venture, but they saw value in the PURE business. They chose to invest in the company should they decide later to pursue a business.

Physical fitness has always been a big part of their lives. Lynn maintained a high level of physical activity during his tenure in the Army and continued this into his retirement and second career.  However, he had compounded problems with his shoulder, back and knees due to various athletic- and service-related injuries. With the advice of his orthopedic physician, he gave up his love for long-distance running.

Lynn shared his health issues with his new PURE family who then shared the products with him. Lynn started taking the products and subsequently changed his lifestyle. He was able to return to jogging after being told that he would never run again. He beat the odds and ended up competing in eight half marathons and two half ironman triathlons.

Sherry and Lynn have both seen spikes in their energy levels. They “turned back the clock” in many ways. With their confidence in products by PURE, they began sharing them with others, through they were not yet consistent with building their business. They came to value and admire the leadership in their upline who encouraged them to attend a PURE event in Dallas, Texas in October 2017.  After meeting the leaders face-to-face and experiencing the sheer “class” of the company, they decided to get serious about their PURE business.

Lynn says, “Our story isn’t a fast-paced, knock-your-socks-off story of growth straight to the top, but Sherry and I love and believe in PURE.  Our advice to IBOs is to remember the value in what PURE offers and to be resilient in the quest for your business goals.  Latch on to your leadership team and allow them to guide you to victory.  Many say that we’re in the health and wellness industry, but Sherry and I would argue that we’re in the business of improving lives.  As long as that continues to be our goal, rank advancements will come. Above all, our prayer is that people will see us as a light for our savior, Jesus Christ, and a beacon of hope for their health and financial needs.  PURE offers us a chance to share compassion with the masses as we’ve never had before.”

Lynn’s favorite products are GoYin and Organic Sulfur; Sherry likes Metabolic ONE.

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