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

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: How many Organic Sulfur capsules are equal to one scoop of Organic Sulfur?
A: Three capsules (1 g x 3 = 3 g) equals 1 scoop of Organic Sulfur (3 g). The Recommended Use on the label suggests 3 capsules as one serving.

Q: Is it possible to eat too much Mila?
A: Mila is a high-quality, 100% natural food. One serving contains 5 grams of dietary fiber, which helps with intestinal regularity, cardiovascular health and blood sugar maintenance. Consuming too much fiber, especially if your body is not used to it, can cause gastrointestinal upset. If you experience GI upset, take less than the recommended 2 Tablespoons and build up to this amount as your body adjusts to an increased intake of fiber. Drink plenty of water when taking Mila. The recommended daily amount of fiber is 25 grams.*

Q: What is the source of the natural vanilla bean flavoring in Greens?
A: Natural vanilla originates from Madagascar, Indonesia and Mexico.  Vanilla beans are extracted, purified and made in the U.S.

Q: What are the natural flavors and colors that are used in products by PURE?
A: Natural flavors and colors are from vegetables, fruits and other natural sources such as vanilla and cacao beans.

Q: Which products by PURE contain vitamin D?
A: Daily Build has 800 IU of vitamin D3, the highest amount. CalciuMK+ has 600 IU. Immune6 and GPS Reset have 500 IU. 360 Complete Shake has 200 IU. GPS Rebuild Chocolate has 40 IU of D3.  Please check the product labels for ingredients and amounts.

Q: Which products help support circulation and blood flow?
A: Typically, Goji has been used to support circulation. GPS Circulate provides amino acids like L-arginine and L-citruline, which help promote the production of nitric oxide N.O. in the body. N.O. helps promote circulation and blood flow.*

Q: Do you use any synthetic ingredients in your “natural flavors”?
A: There are no synthetic ingredients in our natural sweeteners and natural flavors.

Q: What is glucose polymer derived from and is it something that is good for the body?
A: Glucose polymers are an important source of carbohydrates in dietary supplements. Glucose polymers are large molecules composed of many glucose molecules. They provide more energy at a given osmolarity and are absorbed at a faster rate than glucose alone. Glucose polymers also improve the consistency of beverages made from powdered mixes. Glucose polymers are responsible for the creamy texture in products like ENERGY, 360 Complete Shake and PURE Café.

Q: Are any products by PURE tested on animals?
A:  None of the products by PURE are tested on animals.

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.

Better sleep may help you follow through on your New Year’s resolutions

As 2018 comes to an end, many of us think about our expectations for the new year while reflecting on our past accomplishments and, perhaps, where we fell short.

Resolutions to improve our health are always top of mind — to lose weight, eat heathier and get more exercise. One resolution that might not be on your list, but should, is to get better sleep. Believe it or not, adequate sleep can help you achieve all the other resolutions.

Getting adequate sleep, 7-9 hours a night, is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Sleep helps the mind and body rest, repair and recharge. According to the American Sleep Association, 50-70 million U.S. adults have a sleep disorder and 35.3% of adults report getting less than 7 hours of sleep during a typical 24-hour period.1

Sleep and lose weight

Just as your mind becomes groggy with lack of sleep, your metabolism does, too. Your body’s ability to utilize insulin doesn’t work as well and is unable to change sugar to energy. This is called insulin resistance, and your body ends up storing that sugar as fat. Recharging your metabolism is as easy as getting adequate sleep.

Help your body burn more calories while you sleep with SleepTrim by PURE. SleepTrim features a microencapsulated, extended-release technology that slowly delivers a blend of capsaicin and red pepper extract that help the body burn calories naturally as you sleep. A relaxation blend of chamomile, magnesium and L-theanine help the body relax mentally and physically.* SleepTrim is non-dairy, non-GMO and naturally gluten free and it contains no artificial colors, yeast, sugar or sweeteners, soy, wheat or preservatives.

Sleep and eat healthier

When you lack sleep, your brain isn’t as sharp as it can be which can increase your chance of making bad choices. You look for things that will make you feel better, like unhealthy food. You start craving it and once that habit starts, it’s hard to break.

Sleep and get more exercise

When you are overtired, you are more likely to skip exercising. Many people focus on practicing meditation and yoga to help them sleep better. What’s equally important is cultivating better habits that encourage quality sleep, like the following.

  • switch to decaf drinks in the afternoon
  • avoid alcohol before bedtime
  • turn off electronics an hour before bed
  • darken the room you sleep in
  • reduce noise at bedtime
  • don’t eat a large meal right before bedtime
  • keep your sleep schedule consistent
  • don’t go to bed unless you are tired

Melatonin

Melatonin is a hormone produced by the body that regulates wakefulness, or the body’s circadian rhythm. As we age, our body produces less melatonin making our need for it even greater. Your circadian rhythm works best when you have regular sleep habits, but things like jet lag or daylight savings time can disrupt this. Supplementing the body’s supply of melatonin can help people who experience occasional sleeplessness sleep better.*

SleepTrim contains 6mg melatonin that is released slowly and gently. It is delivered in stages so you can fall asleep, stay asleep and wake up refreshed.* For recommended use, visit livepure.com.

Stick to the habits described above and add SleepTrim to your regimen and you’ll repair and recharge your body in no time.

Discovering the best version of yourself is probably the best resolution ever! Plus, you’ll be eating healthier foods, exercising more and losing weight.

Here’s to a great night’s sleep!

1https://www.sleepassociation.org/about-sleep/sleep-statistics/

Top fitness trends for 2019

Be adventurous in 2019 and try a new exercise class or a new way to work out. According to the American College of Sports Medicine,1 fitness trackers and group exercise classes will be the top trends of the year. Wearable technology has been among the top trends since 2016 and will be the number-one trend of the new year.

The editors of ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal® conducted their annual survey to determine health and fitness trends for 2019. There were 40 possible trends on the survey, including 25 trends from previous years. The survey was sent to health and fitness professionals all over the world.

The top 10 predicted fitness trends for 2019 are:

  1. Wearable technology. Smart watches, fitness trackers, heart monitors and more, have ranked among the top trends every year since 2016. Get ready to track and monitor your workouts from day one.
  2. Group training. This is defined as any workout with more than five participants. Grab your accountability partner and get moving.
  3. HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training). A HIIT workout, according to ACSM, involves “short bursts of high-intensity bouts of exercise followed by a short period of rest.” They’re usually 30 minutes or less, though they can be longer. You get a quick and very efficient workout, and you can do it from home if you prefer.
  4. Fitness programs for older adults. Exercise is a great way to maintain bone density, making programs like these beneficial for the older population.
  5. Bodyweight training. No equipment necessary; all you need is you! Think push-ups and planks, exercises you can do anywhere.
  6. Certified fitness professionals. Individuals who have been accredited through “educational programs and certification programs” will be first to be hired in the industry.
  7. Yoga. This ancient practice keeps growing, from goat yoga and power yoga to yogalates and hot yoga. What’s next?
  8. Personal training. This is usually done in a gym, but you can also work out with an online personal trainer.
  9. Functional fitness training. This is using exercise to improve balance, coordination, strength, and endurance to make activities of daily living easier.
  10. Exercise is Medicine. Exercise is Medicine (EIM) is ACSM’s own global health initiative that encourages healthcare providers to get their patients to exercise and then analyze their activity as part of their check-ups.

Other fitness trends include exercise health/wellness coaching, exercise for weight loss, mobile exercise apps, mobility devices, worksite health promotion and workplace well-being programs, outcome measurements, outdoor activities, licensure for fitness professionals, small group personal training and post-rehabilitation classes.

Navigate to your peak performance

Whatever your activity and level of fitness, be sure to add PURE’s GPS line of products to your regimen so you can fulfill your nutrient and energy requirements.

The GPS System includes:

These products were created to address the maintenance of lean body mass and the body’s activity cycle during physical activity. An activity cycle is the daily cycle and the circadian rhythm that takes place during physical activity. The GPS System provides full cycle support by offering pre-, during-, and post-workout supplements along with bedtime recovery.*

You can also be assured that GPS Circulate, GPS Energize, GPS Hydrate, GPS Rebuild and GPS Reset have been Informed-Sport tested and are free of banned substances. Look for the logo on shop/livepure.com.

Get out there, or stay inside where it’s warm, and try a new class or new way to work out. Switching it up is a great way to stay motivated and moving during the winter months.

Learn more about PURE and GPS.

 

1WORLDWIDE SURVEY OF FITNESS TRENDS FOR 2019. ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal22(6):10-17, November/December 2018.

 

GPS performance products are Informed-Sport Certified

If you are an elite or amateur athlete, a coach, a nutritionist or anyone who faces drug testing, you can now be assured that GPS Circulate, GPS Energize, GPS Hydrate, GPS Rebuild and GPS Reset have been Informed-Sport tested and are free of banned substances.

These products have been validated to be free of banned substances through LGC, an anti-doping laboratory organization and are certified through their Informed-Sport program.

Look for the Informed-Sport Certification logo 
on each individual product page on shop.livepure.com and  know you can trust that our products have the highest level of quality assurance behind them.

What is Informed-Sport Certification?

The Informed-Sport program was developed to minimize the risk of banned-substance contamination within sports supplement products. Certification involves:

  •  Completion of a Manufacturing Assessment Questionnaire
  • Pre-certification testing of an agreed number of samples
  • Post-certification testing of every batch of product
  • Additional “blind” independent testing

For more information and explanations of the testing process, visit https://www.informed-sport.com/#view_video.

What substances does Informed-Sport screen for?

Products tested for Informed-Sport certification are screened according to substances listed by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). WADA was founded by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to curb the use of ergogenic aids, which would give athletes an unfair advantage. This list includes dozens of substances put into seven categories: androgens, peptide hormones, stimulants, diuretics, narcotics and cannabinoids.

At PURE, we pride ourselves on providing safe, effective, top-of-the-line products to support your personal health goals.

 

In the fast lane with Gray Gaulding

Gray Gaulding, a professional race car driver and PURE Independent Business Owner (IBO) takes his nutrition seriously. You could say he puts it in the driver’s seat.

At the age of 20, Gray is one of the youngest NASCAR** drivers in the field. He combines his love of racing with entrepreneurship, as he started using products by PURE in August 2018 and hasn’t turned back. He represents the PURE brand both on and off the track each week through the Number 08 Chevrolet team. He will do so for the entire Xfinity season and select Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races throughout 2019, debuting at the Daytona 300 next February.

Gray knows the importance of nutrition and hydration to help him perform at his peak. Racing for hours inside his car, which can get very hot, requires a lot of liquids before race time. On top of that, he’s wearing gloves, a helmet and a leather jacket. Gray takes GPS Hydrate to keep those vital fluids, electrolytes and nutrients flowing, a product that also helps him focus and ultimately drive faster.*

Along with the mental aspect of driving a race car, it requires physical strength, too. When you wrestle a car around a track at high speeds, you need focus. There are other cars going just as fast right next to you and things can happen very quickly. To help him withstand these conditions, he puts himself through intense physical training. The mental strength to focus on everything in his car and on the track at the same time is vital to his performance.

“I start off each day with a shot of GoYin in the morning to give me the daily nutrients I need and to get my mind and body balanced before I get started,” he said. “I enjoy the 360 Complete Shake after a nice workout in the evenings. It’s a great product to provide me with protein after breaking down my muscles from intense workouts. But the best part is that the shakes taste amazing!”

In addition to GPS Hydrate, GoYin and 360 Complete Shake, Gray also consumes ENERGY and the entire GPS product line.

Daren Hogge, PURE CEO, shared, “We are thrilled to have Gray join the PURE family as an IBO. It is an amazing opportunity to support such a great young man developing his businesses both on and off the track. Our partnership with Gray will focus on our entire line of nutritional supplements, specifically Gray’s favorite GPS performance products, ENERGY and GoYin superfruit juice.”

**NASCAR is a registered trademark of National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. PURE Gen Holdings, Inc. disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks of others. PURE Gen Holdings, Inc. and this publication are not authorized, sponsored, or otherwise endorsed by NASCAR.