Back-to-school roundup

It’s the return to school in the United States and that brings both excitement and anxiety. Speaking about college-aged students in general, there is the need to adjust to new routines and tight schedules. It can be a challenge to stay healthy through diet and exercise, maintain good mental health and keep up with the daily grind.

Nutrition is so important for growing teenagers. The body simply can’t function without the proper fuel. Also, poor habits during the college years can set the stage for future problems. Students face the stress of being away from home and living in close quarters with others. It’s easy to put on the pounds when you’re snacking at night and not eating a healthy diet.

A recent study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior found that 33% of college students had high levels of “food insecurity”,1 meaning they had limited availability to healthy foods due to high costs. The study also states that food insecurity is a significant problem among respondents, affecting about one in three students.

Get ahead of the class with PURE.

We’ve chosen seven products that can greatly benefit college-aged students — GoYin On the Go, GPS Adapt, ENERGY, GPS Energize, GPS Hydrate, Immune6 and Skin Defense. Stock the dorm room with these seven products and prepare to boost energy, fight mental fatigue, and adapt better to stress, just to name a few of the benefits.*

  • GoYin, PURE’s flagship product, is not only delicious, but it helps the body deal with everyday stressors. Extracts in GoYin help reduce overall physiological stress.* And, what college student doesn’t experience stress while trying to cram for tests? The stick packs are convenient, too, and are just right to throw into a backpack or purse.
  • GPS Adapt helps the body do just that — adapt! Things like reishi, moomiyo and cordyceps mushrooms help the body resist and adapt to stress. Ginseng can help improve energy levels and vitamin C can support a healthy immune system.*
  • ENERGY and GPS Energize both help the body create energy. Vitamins, minerals and amino acids also help keep the brain alert, sharp and focused.* GPS Energize is perfect for athletes and active individuals to consume before working out. Drop the stick packs into a backpack and pour into a water bottle when you’re in need of a boost.
  • We all know how important hydration is. GPS Hydrate is an excellent product that facilitates the absorption of fluids and electrolytes faster than drinking plain water. It also contains botanicals that help minimize stress.
  • Immune6 is a capsule that is designed to help build, invigorate and support the body’s natural immune response. Selenium is a key nutrient in Immune6 that helps lower oxidative stress and enhance the immune system.*
  • Skin Defense, one of my favorite products, is a spray that defends the body from elements in our environment. This is a must for student’s living in close quarters with others and germs. Use this in place of hand sanitizer which contains alcohol and is drying to the skin. In addition, Skin Defense helps manage minor wounds without harming delicate cells that air in recovery.

Get a jump-start on your semester by stocking up on quality nutrition. Take advantage of these great benefits and increase your learning power. Get in the right mindset to take care of you. And, be sure to get plenty of sleep and exercise!

Listen to the full podcast here. https://soundcloud.com/livepureglobal/august-pure-product-spotlight-on-back-to-school. 

1https://www.healthline.com/health-news/food-nearly-60-percent-of-college-students-food-insecure-013014#1

Walk your way to better health

The simple act of walking is one of my favorite ways to get exercise and enjoy the great outdoors. I love springtime when those first warm days come about. The air is fresh and inviting. Fall is also a great time to get out and inhale the crisp, cool air and hear the crunch of leaves underneath.

Today is National Walk to Work Day. If you’re fortunate to live close enough to work, why not give your car a break and walk to work. Or, bring your sneakers to work and spend your lunch hour walking the neighborhood. Walking is one of the most popular activities among adults in the United States. You can do it practically anywhere, in any season and the health benefits are plenty.

Shuffle, strut, mosey — however you do it, it’s good for your body!

Walking just three times a week, 30 minutes a walk, can improve your fitness level tremendously. Walking also improves physical function and strengthens your heart. It’s good for your brain, your bones and your mood. And, if you’re walking outside, you can get a beneficial dose of vitamin D from the sun.

Before you head out, take a minute to stretch your muscles. Stretching increases your range of motion and protects your muscles from injury. The five stretches that are the easiest and most self-explanatory are, 1) calf stretch, 2) side stretch, 3) torso twist, 4) quadriceps (thigh) stretch, and 5) hamstring (back of legs) stretch. Do them slowly and hold the stretch until your muscles loosen up.

Stay hydrated during your walks with GPS Hydrate, a supplement that replenishes vital fluids, electrolytes, and nutrients lost during exercise. It also quenches thirst by supporting rehydration of the body and includes a blend of amino acids, carbohydrates and B vitamins. Check out the entire GPS product line that can help you navigate to your peak performance.

Organic Sulfur, or MSM, helps support collagen production which is the supportive protein tendons, cartilage, connective tissue and bone. Organic Sulfur may improve flexibility and mobility by promoting joint function and health. It also may help alleviate discomfort that may follow challenging exercise.*

Ways to incorporate more walking into your routine

  1. Instead of having your food delivered, pick it up by foot, if the restaurant is nearby.
  2. Park your car further from the store and walk.
  3. Get off the bus before your destination and walk that extra mile.
  4. Join a charity walk in your neighborhood and fundraise for a cause you care about.
  5. Invest in a treadmill that you can use at night or on rainy days.
  6. Walk the mall, and people watch if that’s your thing.
  7. Instead of sitting a child’s sports practice, get up and walk laps around the gym
  8. Purchase a wearable activity device to track your steps.

As a writer, my job is sedentary which is not healthy. Every day, I set a timer on my phone that reminds me every hour to get up from my seat and walk around the building, at least once. Not only does this wake me up, but it clears my mind and motivates me to make it through the day.

How do you, or will you, incorporate more walking into your week?

 

Meet Mark Kobe, PURE IBO and U.S. Army veteran

The transition from military to civilian life can be difficult, but for Mark Kobe, Independent Business Owner (IBO), the PURE products and opportunity made the transition that much easier.

Mark served in the U.S. Army from 1995-2015, stationed in New York, North Carolina and Maryland, as a Signals Intelligence professional and Spanish linguist. He received the Air Medal and other medals for deployments to Afghanistan, Africa, Bosnia and South America.

Mark is most proud of the time he served with a Special Missions Unit in Maryland. He was one of less than 1% of the total military who was accepted into this unit.

Mark stated, “I had the opportunity to take part in historic missions and work with some true heroes. The places that I got to see, the missions that I was a part of and most importantly the quality of the people that I got to work with will always stay with me as the best time in my military career.”

After retiring, he was employed under the Secretary of Defense. He discovered PURE: People United Reaching Everyone in August 2018.

PURE gave Mark and his wife a vehicle through which they could reach their financial goals and generate residual income for their future. After retiring from the military after a full 20-year career, Mark was starting from scratch at the age of 46. He wanted to add another stream of income to his pension and disability. 

“PURE is providing for us, as long as I am willing to put in the time and effort.  As I struggle to understand how to be successful in this line of work, I find that I’m constantly reading books,” said Mark. “I have improved my personal relationship with Christ as I spend hours reading the Bible and have put my PURE business in his hands to support us. Daily Detox and Mila are my wife’s favorite products. My favorite is Organic Sulfur. I have full range of motion in my knees for the first time in a long time and I’m no longer taking glucosamine.”*

Mark decided to forgo his usual workout supplement regime to try PURE’s GPS line of products. After using all six products for three months, Mark noticed results, as did his friends and family whom he exercises with.

Mark stated, “The pre-workout combination of Adapt, Energize and Circulate is unlike any other pre-workout regimen that I have ever used. I don’t get the “shakes” that I would typically get with most pre-workout supplements. GPS Hydrate keeps my energy level high throughout my workout. GPS Rebuild post-workout supplement is awesome; the taste, the mixability, everything is top notch! With Reset, the cycle is complete. The energy it provides is amazing!”*

Mark is a true hero in our eyes. He is living the PURE philosophy by sharing the opportunity and the wonderful benefits of our high-quality products with others. We are blessed to have him as part of the PURE family.

Do you want your story featured in PURE’s corporate blog? Share it with us at marketing@livepure.com.  

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.

Hit your detox goals with delicious recipes

Now is the time to get your health back on track, and support your weight loss journey with PURE’s 7-Day and 28-Day Detox Programs.  People are seeing amazing results! In just one week, you’ll remove harmful toxins from the body and experience better digestion, more energy, improved mental clarity, fewer sugar cravings and reduced body fat.*

To help you on your journey, we’re sharing the following recipes that are easy to make using products by PURE that are part of the Detox Packs. These are delicious and nutritious ways to experience Whole Health and support you on your detox journey.

Simply blend the ingredients together and enjoy!

Summertime Detox Drink

  • 1 Grape ENERGY
  • 1 scoop of GPS Hydrate
  • 1/3 cup of strawberries
  • A bottle of water
  • Ice

Heaven In Your Mouth

  • One packet of PURE Café
  • 6-8 fl. oz. of unsweetened, nut-based milk
  • Dash of vanilla extract
  • Ice

Seasonal tip: Want a festive fall twist on this recipe? Use the Limited-Edition PURE Cafe in Pumpkin Spice!

Blue Green Goddess

  • 1 Mixed Berry ENERGY
  • One scoop of Greens
  • One scoop of Mila
  • 1 fl. oz. of GoYin
  • 1 cup water
  • Ice

Our bodies naturally remove toxins through seven channels of elimination. Carefully selected products by PURE help this process by nutritionally supporting the body’s natural health-maintaining processes. Follow the program for seven days, or if you desire a deeper detox, continue with the 28-day program for additional results. You’ll create sustainable habits and experience life-changing results. You’re on your way to a lifestyle of Whole Health.

Learn more at https://livepure.com/7-day-detox.

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!

HealthTrim® Cleanse (capsule or liquid) — 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.

Keep your children well hydrated

The temperatures are rising and kids are gearing up for summer activities. We can’t emphasize enough how important it is for children to stay properly hydrated, whether they’re going to day camp, visiting the zoo or are active in sports.

Because our bodies are 70% water, it’s imperative that we all replenish with water. Water regulates body temperature, helps with digestion and supports the removal of waste. All of us lose water when we sweat, urinate … even breathe! Signs of dehydration include fatigue, headaches, lack of concentration, reduced mental performance, even dry skin.2

Children’s daily water needs vary depending on their age, gender, physical activity level, the temperature outside and their health. Parents should make sure kids drink water before, during and after each activity; 4-6 glasses of water a day for children up to 8 years old and 6-8 glasses for children 8 years and older.1

Quench their thirst with products by PURE

PURE has three products that will ensure children are happy and well hydrated.

ENERGY drink mix (all flavors) is safe for children ages 12 and older. They can have one ½ serving, being careful not to exceed 1 serving per day because of the caffeine content (120mg per serving). Make ice cubes with ENERGY and add them to water bottles for a little flavor. Or make refreshing popsicles.

GPS Hydrate is safe for children ages 12 and older. GPS Hydrate, a product in the sports performance line, helps replenish vital fluids, electrolytes and nutrients lost during exercise. It quenches thirst while supplying a blend of amino acids, carbohydrates and B vitamins. Make ice cubes or popsicles. The kids will love the fruit punch flavor.

Goyin balancing blend tastes delicious and is safe for kids 6 years old and older. Kids ages 6 to 12 should take half a serving, whereas kids ages 12 and older can enjoy the recommended daily dosage. These GoYin Pops make a tasty treat.

GoYin Pops

Ingredients: GoYin, crushed fruit (optional) and toothpicks or popsicle sticks.

Directions:

  1. Pour GoYin into ice cube trays.
  2. Add a small amount of fresh fruit (optional)
  3. Place a toothpick or popsicle stick into each cube.
  4. Place in the freezer until frozen.

Smart and fun ways to hydrate:

  • Give them small amounts of fluid throughout the day, rather than large amounts at one time.
  • Use colorful glasses and curly straws.
  • Add flavor to water with a lemon wedge or fresh watermelon. Let your kids experiment with recipes for infused water by adding cucumbers, strawberries, and citrus fruits.
  • Create a hydration station in your home. Put together a water dispenser and cups and encourage your family to drink regularly whenever they pass by.
  • Have an ENERGY stand, the PURE equivalent to the lemonade stand. While they serve delicious lemon-flavored ENERGY, they can enjoy it themselves, and make some summer spending money.

Always remember that the nutritional needs of children during growth and maturation are different from those of adults. Please consult your healthcare provider about appropriate supplements for children.

 

1 https://healthy-kids.com.au/parents/children-hydration/

2 http://www.naturalhydrationcouncil.org.uk/hydration-facts/hydration-and-water-facts-for-kids-2/