Target Sleep

Was that a yawn? Did you get enough sleep last night? Do yourself a favor and read this post to understand the importance of sleep.

Do you sleep 7 to 8 hours every night? Do you go to bed and get up at decent timeI usually have no trouble getting to sleep and I rarely wake up in the middle of the night, though I do have some bad habits like playing games on my phone right before turning off the light. Now, getting out of bed in the morning is a totally different story. I’m not a morning person.

Whatever your sleep habits, making sure it’s quality sleep and at least 7 to 8 hours is vital to our health. We’re going to discuss the benefits of sleep in this post. One thing’s for certain, a lack of sleep can make one cranky, but it can change more than just your mood.

Stay awake and lose more than just sleep

Do you charge your phone at night? Your body and brain need recharging, too. Lose sleep and you’ll lose your “charge”, or the ability to recall details and more. Your brain needs sleep to catch up. A lack of sleep may cause you to experience more negative emotions and fewer positive ones.2

  • Lose sleep and your blood pressure doesn’t have time to rest, which can lead to illness.
  • Lose sleep and your muscles can’t repair themselves from the day’s activities.
  • Lose sleep and you’ll disrupt the hormones that control appetite. When these get out of balance, so does the temptation to eat unhealthy foods. You’ll also be more tired and less likely to exercise. Not a good combination.

Can you get too much sleep?

Yes. Sleeping too much may have the same effects as not sleeping enough. According to a study in the journal Sleep, researchers defined short sleep as six hours or less, adequate sleep as seven to eight hours, and long sleep as nine or more hours.1

A study from the American Heart Association showed that people who slept for than ten hours in a 24-hour period were 30% more likely to develop cardiovascular disease.2

Catch those Zzzs with products by PURE

If you’re not getting adequate sleep, or if you’re getting too much, products by PURE can help.

Fall asleep, stay asleep and wake up refreshed with SleepTrim and help the body burn calories while you sleep.* Melatonin is released in two stages throughout the night, ensuring continued absorption. A Relaxation Blend of botanicals, including magnesium, L-theanine, passion flower and chamomile, helps the body relax mentally and physically.* Melatonin decreases as we age, making its consumption even more important.

Relaxed muscles are necessary for adequate sleep. CalciuMK+ can help by supplying magnesium, a mineral that relaxes muscles but also regulates blood pressure already in normal range.* CalciuMK+ is an excellent source of magnesium, providing 50% of your daily value.

GPS Reset, a product in our performance line, encourages restful sleep while enhancing muscle physiology and calorie burning. It supports the release of growth hormone (HGH) which encourages adequate sleep. Think of HGH as your body’s master hormone. It helps to maintain your health as an adult by controlling metabolism, immunity, brain functions, temperature regulation, heart health, organ and tissue growth and more. The older you get, the less your body produces it. Lose sleep and your body loses the ability to produce it as the only time the body releases HGH is when it sleeps.

GPS Reset not only helps you sleep but it helps boosts lean body mass and overnight recovery from physical activity from the day. *

Can’t stay awake? Caffeine and other botanicals might do the trick. Products like PURE Perk, PURE Café, ENERGY, GPS Energize, Matcha Vegan Shake and 360 Complete Shake work in different ways to boost your energy.* Be sure to monitor your caffeine consumption and limit it to no more than 400mg a day.

Well, I hope I didn’t put you to sleep. Then again, that might be a good thing!

 

1https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-sleep-trends/more-u-s-adults-losing-sleep-in-recent-years-idUSKCN1OR1FZ

2https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/JAHA.118.0085523 https://www.ajc.com/news/health-med-fit-science/sleeping-the-weekends-could-help-you-live-longer-study-suggests/kGJdhV27BcObz5WhLl0nMP/

 

 

Ask the Expert answers your 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 long will a PURE Enrollment Pack last?
A: Enrollment packs come in two sizes. The bigger packs contain almost all the products and the small packs also have a large variety. The enrollment packs are designed for people to who want to build their business and to help people become familiar with the products.  It is hard to tell how long the products in a pack will last.  Most of the products are a monthly supply and some of the products are about half of a month’s supply.  Some people choose to not take all of the products together.  Others may choose to share the products. Generally, we expect people will finish most of the products within 6 months.

Q: Are any of your products recommended for someone who wants to gain weight?
A: To increase weight, one should take a good nutritional supplement that has essential vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. A high-quality protein supplement, antioxidants and bioactive compounds should all be a part of the diet. We suggest taking 360 Complete Shake, GPS Energize, Daily Build, GoYin and Acai superfruit.

Q: What products should I take while I’m on a ketogenic diet?
A: We suggest taking 360 Complete Shake as a source of high protein, vitamins and minerals. It contains 21g protein, 11g fiber and low (50g) carbohydrates per serving.

Q: Do any of the products contain strawberry?
A: ENERGY – Watermelon contains strawberry.

Q: Can SleepTrim and CalciuMK+ be taken at the same time since they both benefit sleep?
A: Yes, these products can be taken together. However, they have different mechanisms of working in the body. For best results, we suggest taking SleepTrim with dinner and CalciuMK+ after dinner.

Q: What products should be taken after the 28-Day Detox?
A: We suggest taking Daily Build, GoYin, CalciuMK+, Probiotic and Immune6. These products are basic supplements for daily use. You may take the superfruits, Organic Sulfur, Mila and the GPS line for your more targeted health needs.

Target brain health – keep it top of mind

When you’re enjoying a meal, are you mindful of the food you’re eating for a healthy brain? Maybe you’re thinking about nourishing your muscles if you’re an athlete, or consuming vitamin C if it’s flu season. But the brain? I think we tend to forget (no pun intended) about the brain when it comes to nutrition.

The brain is a multitasking machine that requires a ton of energy and quality nutrition. It relies on glucose for fuel. In fact, glucose from carbohydrates is the primary source of energy for every cell in the body. When the brain doesn’t have enough glucose, the nerve cells struggle with communicating which can lead to forgetfulness and poor concentration.

Your brain is constantly working, creating every memory, enabling every move and every step you take. Remember the scarecrow from The Wizard of Oz, “If I only had a brain”? We all want to stay sharp later in life and that requires nourishment, exercise, sleep and less stress. Imagine how much better your brain could function if you were to make these adjustments to your daily routine? I believe that what we feed our brain today will have a big impact on how it functions as we get older.

Brain candy:1

  • About 75 percent of the brain is water, so dehydration can have a negative effect.
  • Your brain uses 20% of the body’s oxygen and energy requirements.2
  • The fastest speed for information to pass between neurons is about 250 mph.
  • The human brain weighs about three pounds.

Your brain on products by PURE

Besides glucose, there are other nutrients the brain needs. Antioxidants protect the brain against free radical damage. Things like beta-carotene (from carrots),1 lutein (from fruits and vegetables)3 and selenium (from Brazil nuts) may help to decrease oxidative damage and thus prevent cognitive decline.4 CalciuMK+ is a good source of selenium. Daily Build, a CORE4 product, is a rich in antioxidants. Its 23 essential vitamins and minerals, vegetable extracts, antioxidants, phytonutrients, amino acids and trace minerals help support brain and nervous system function.*

Vitamins A, C and E also help protect the brain against oxidative stress.5 Mangosteen is known for its antioxidant content and its ability to neutralize free radicals in the body. Think B vitamins for brain health. When our diets lack B vitamins, the cells in our brain do not communicate as efficiently. You may lack concentration or feel fatigued. B12 (from animal protein), B6 (from pork, chicken, eggs) and folate (from eggs, leafy greens) can help with memory and cognition.6 ENERGY and Daily Build are excellent sources of B vitamins.

Omega-3 fatty acids play a crucial role in normal growth and development and brain function.* Deficiencies in omega-3 can cause fatigue and problems with memory.6  Mila contains 3 grams of ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) omega-3 fatty acid. The whole family can enjoy Mila as an easy addition to meals.

Studies show that curcumin, the substance that gives curry its yellow color, may improve memory and mood in people with mild memory loss.7 Daily Build has a Bio-Protection Blend that contains turmeric extract, from curcumin. Read: Spice up your cleansing regimen.

Daily Detox helps cleanse the body of toxins. The absence of toxins in the body naturally helps clear our thinking and improves our mood.*

If you’re looking for mental focus, PURE Perk is your go-to drink. This stimulating coffee provides mental focus in just minutes and boosts energy up to five hours! Methylliberine is a chemical that may promote the release of dopamine, a brain neurotransmitter that influences mood, memory and pleasurable reward.*

Next time you sit down for a meal, remember to feed your brain. Prepare for the future by keeping good nutrition top of mind.

 

1 https://www.healthline.com/health/fun-facts-about-the-brain#2

2 https://www.pnas.org/content/99/16/10237.full

3https://luteinforeveryage.com/nutrition-health/other-ingredients/beta-carotene

4 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4638416/

5 https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171229095132.htm

6 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2649700/

7http://www.thedoctorwillseeyounow.com/content/nutrition/art3258.html

8 https://psychcentral.com/news/2018/01/24/curry-ingredient-may-improve-memory/131659.html

Target muscles – your strong point

When I was a youngster, I used to flex my arm to show off what muscle I had. My biceps are still almost non-existent, but regardless of how big or small, our muscles are heavy lifters.

From dancing and snapping our fingers, to writing a letter, to carrying a child in our arms, our muscles have a big responsibility. They keep our hearts beating, they prevent our joints from dislocating and they even make the hair on our arms stand up when we’re cold. Now that I’m much older, I appreciate the importance of keeping my muscles strong to protect my bones as I age.

Did you know?

  • There are three types of muscle in the body: smooth, cardiac and skeletal.1
  • Strength training puts stress on bones which encourages bone-forming cell growth.2
  • Strong core (abdominal) muscles make it easier to do most physical activities.3
  • The jaw is the strongest muscle in the body.4
  • The smallest muscle in your body is in your ear.5
  • The largest muscle is the Gluteus Maximus, otherwise known as our buttocks. It’s responsible for the extension and rotation of the hip. 5

PURE has a variety of products to help target muscle health.

CalciuMK+ provides calcium, magnesium and vitamin K2 plus vitamins D, A, C and E and over 70 beneficial trace minerals. These work together to promote healthy muscle contractions, as well as build strong bones and teeth, support heart function and promote restful sleep.*

Organic Sulfur helps in the production of collagen which is the main supportive protein of tendons, cartilage, connective tissue and bone. Cartilage helps keep muscles and joints moving.*

GPS Rebuild and GPS Reset support muscle healing and growth after exercise; GPS Circulate delivers nutrients and oxygen to muscles before exercise and GPS Hydrate replenishes vital fluids, electrolytes and nutrients.*

Other ways to keep your muscles in great shape is to rest, stretch, get massages and drink plenty of water. You’ll feel great and your muscles will be less prone to injury.

 

1 https://medlineplus.gov/ency/imagepages/19841.htm

2 https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/strength-training-builds-more-than-muscles

3 https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/in-depth/core-exercises/art-20044751

4 https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fact-or-fiction-the-tongue-is-the-strongest-muscle-in-the-body/?redirect=1

5 https://vancouverhealthcoach.com/2013/03/largest-longest-smallest-strongest-muscles-in-the-body/

 

Catch those Zzzs with products by PURE

Was that a yawn? Did you get enough sleep last night? If you didn’t, do yourself a favor and read this post. It’s World Sleep Day® and a great opportunity to celebrate sleep because sleep is, well … dreamy!

You may already know how important sleep is for your body. Do you sleep 7 to 8 hours every night? I usually have no trouble getting to sleep and I rarely wake up in the middle of the night, though I do have some bad habits like playing games on my phone right before turning off the light. Now, getting out of bed in the morning is a totally different story. I’m not a morning person.

Whatever your sleep habits, getting quality sleep and an adequate amount are vital to health, and we’re going to discuss the benefits in this post. Lack of sleep can certainly make one cranky, but it can change more than just your mood.

Lose sleep and more

You charge your phone at night, right? Well, your body, and brain, need to recharge, too. Lose sleep and you’ll lose the ability to recall details or to focus. Your brain needs sleep to catch up. Lack of sleep may cause you to experience more negative emotional reactions and fewer positive ones.2

  • Lose sleep and your blood pressure doesn’t have time to rest, which can lead to illness.
  • Lose sleep and your muscles can’t repair themselves from the day’s activities.
  • Lose sleep and you’ll disrupt the hormones that control appetite. When these get out of balance, so does the temptation to eat unhealthily. You’ll also be more tired and less likely to exercise. Not a good combination.

Can you get too much sleep?

Yes, but we don’t want you to lose sleep over it. Sleeping too much may have the same effects as not sleeping enough. According to a study in the journal Sleep, researchers defined short sleep as six hours or less, adequate sleep as seven to eight hours and long sleep as nine or more hours.1

A study from the American Heart Association showed that people who slept for ten hours in a 24-hour period were 30% more likely to die prematurely, compared to those who slept for eight hours. Longer sleepers were more likely to develop cardiovascular disease.2

Catch those Zzzs with products by PURE

If you’re not getting adequate sleep, or if you’re getting too much, we can help.

Fall asleep, stay asleep and wake up refreshed with SleepTrim, and help the body burn calories while you sleep.* Melatonin is released in two stages throughout the night, ensuring continued absorption. A Relaxation Blend of botanicals, including magnesium, L-theanine, passion flower and chamomile, helps the body relax mentally and physically.* Melatonin decreases as we age, making its consumption even more important.

Relaxed muscles are necessary for adequate sleep. CalciuMK+ can help by supplying magnesium, a mineral that relaxes muscles but also regulates blood pressure already in normal range.* CalciuMK+ is an excellent source of magnesium, providing 50% of your daily value.

GPS Reset, a product in our performance line, encourages restful sleep while enhancing muscle physiology and calorie burning. It supports the release of growth hormone (HGH) which encourages adequate sleep. Think of HGH as your body’s master hormone. It helps to maintain your health as an adult by controlling metabolism, immunity, brain functions, temperature regulation, heart health, organ and tissue growth and more. The older you get, the less your body produces it. Lose sleep and your body loses the ability to produce it as the only time the body releases HGH is when it sleeps.

GPS Reset not only helps you sleep but it helps boosts lean body mass and overnight recovery from physical activity from the day. *

Can’t stay awake? Caffeine and other botanicals might do the trick. Products like PURE Perk, PURE Café, ENERGY, GPS Energize, Matcha Vegan Shake and 360 Complete Shake work in different ways to boost your energy.* Be sure to monitor your caffeine consumption and limit it to no more than 400mg a day.

Well, I hope I didn’t put you to sleep. Then again, that might be a good thing!

1https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-sleep-trends/more-u-s-adults-losing-sleep-in-recent-years-idUSKCN1OR1FZ

2https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/JAHA.118.0085523 https://www.ajc.com/news/health-med-fit-science/sleeping-the-weekends-could-help-you-live-longer-study-suggests/kGJdhV27BcObz5WhLl0nMP/

 

World Sleep Day is an awareness activity of World Sleep Society, founded by World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM) and World Sleep Federation (WSF).

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.

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!