Trace your health to these important minerals

When someone is coming down with a cold, I think it’s commonplace to hear, “I need to drink some vitamin C”. But I rarely hear someone say, “I didn’t get enough zinc today.” Minerals are just as critical for our health as are vitamins. A deficiency in minerals can have an impact on blood pressure, weight, digestion and more.

There are minerals the body needs a lot of such as sodium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, sulfur and calcium. Sodium and calcium are more recognizable, but all these minerals play a role in our health.

Then there are “trace” minerals that our bodies need in smaller amounts (less than 20mg per day)1 but are just as important. These include chromium, copper, iodine, iron, manganese, selenium and zinc. These “trace” minerals serve as antioxidants, they help build enzymes, and they’re important for normal growth and development. We’ll break these down in more detail below.

Where can we get trace minerals from, how much do we need, and what happens if we don’t get our daily dose?

The seven trace minerals:

  • Chromium – this mineral is found in fruit, vegetables, meat, fish and grains so it’s not hard to obtain. It helps with the function of insulin and glucose metabolism.2
  • Copper – this mineral is found in organ meats, shellfish, nuts and seeds, bran cereals and whole grain products. Copper is involved in energy production, iron metabolism and the production of hemoglobin. 2
  • Iodine – Seafood is an excellent source of this mineral which is synonymous with a healthy thyroid. Too little of this mineral can lead to a slowed metabolism, weight gain and mental sluggishness. 2
  • Iron – Think rich, red blood! This mineral is vital for red blood cell formation. It’s found in red meat, poultry, seafood and dark leafy vegetables. It’s common to see iron deficiencies are seen in women, children and pregnant women as well as those involved in rigorous exercise. 2
  • Manganese – this mineral is involved in metabolic functions and the support of bone development and wound healing. Rich food sources include whole grains, nuts, leafy vegetables and teas. 2
  • Selenium – This mineral is found in seafood and organ meats, as well as cereals, grains and dairy products. It plays a role in reproduction, thyroid hormone metabolism, and protection from oxidative stress. 2
  • Zinc – This mineral is found in oysters, beef, crab meat, dark meat chicken, turkey, pork, yogurt, milk, cashews, chickpeas, almonds, peanuts and cheese. It’s necessary for normal growth and development in children and functions of the immune and neurological systems. 2

How much trace minerals do you need?

The Recommended Daily Intake for the most important trace minerals are listed below, from the National Institutes of Health:3

Chromium – 25 mcg for women and 35 mcg for men

Copper – 900 mcg for both men and women

Iodine – 150 mcg for both men and women

Iron – 18 mg for women and 8 mg for men

Manganese – 1.8 mg for women and 2.3 mg for men

Selenium – 55 mcg for both women and men

Zinc – 8 mg for women and 11 mg for men

 

Trace your minerals back to products by PURE

You can obtain all the minerals from a variety of our products.

CalciuMK+ is an excellent source of zinc (7.5 mg), selenium (35 mcg), manganese (200 mg), and chromium (100 mcg).

Daily Build Liquid has a PURE Trace Mineral Blend (22 mg) from seaweed.

ENERGY is an excellent source of chromium (50 mcg).

Immune6 is an excellent source of selenium (100 mcg).

GPS Energize contains 30 mcg chromium per serving.

GPS Hydrate contains 60 mcg of chromium per serving.

Metabolic ONE is an excellent source of chromium (200 mcg).

GPS Rebuild is a good source for all the trace minerals.

GPS Reset contains zinc (5.5 mg) and chromium (140 mcg).

 

1 https://healthyeating.sfgate.com/list-trace-minerals-4893.html

2 http://phlabs.com/trace-minerals-what-they-are-and-why-you-need-them

3https://ods.od.nih.gov/Health_Information/Dietary_Reference_Intakes.aspx

Shark Week: You must have a vision

As Shark Week comes to an end, let’s look at one more thing that makes sharks so unique — their incredible senses! They have eight senses, three more than we have, making them super sensitive, so to speak! These are sight, smell, touch, taste, hearing, lateral line (pressure sensors), pit organs and Lorenzini (or electrosenses).

To give you an idea of how incredible their senses are, sharks can amplify light better than night-hunting mammals, they can smell 10,000 times better than humans and they can locate their prey over several hundred meters.1 Now as far as a sense of humor, I would have to argue if they have one!

I think we often take our five senses for granted but think about them for a second and see how crucial they are to achieving success. We’ve talked about the importance of being curious, having agility and setting goals when you lead a team. Using our five senses is about putting these gifts all together and balancing them to maximize success.

  1. Vision: You can’t lead without vision, period. Having a vision pushes you forward, it helps you feel connected to your goal and to others, and it helps you see into the future and what your next actions need to be. “Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.” – Jack Welch
  2. Smell: We don’t just communicate via language or vision. We all have something called pheromones, or chemicals that are emitted by our skin. According to Martha McClintock, University of Chicago, inhaling another person’s sweat, for instance, can affect our emotions and how the brain functions.2 Our smell is the strongest of our senses and it can lead with a great impression as well as an impression after you leave. Our very presence can be powerful. “Smell is the mute sense, the one without words.” – Diane Ackerman
  3. Touch: We touch the lives of our customers, our family and our friends in so many ways. Touching others is about having empathy and the ability to create lasting relationships. “If you want to touch the past, touch a rock. If you want to touch the present touch a flower. If you want to touch the future, touch a life.” – Anonymous
  4. Taste: Have you ever tasted success? Taste is a unique sense and is hard to explain in words. Taste leaves memories, just as food does. Have you seen something done in bad taste? Do you taste your words before you speak them? “A truly elegant taste is generally accompanied with excellency of heart.” – Henry Fielding
  5. Hearing: Are you a good listener? The power of listening is valuable! It is about being tentative and perceptive. It’s also the way we sound. Have you ever heard a speech and felt excited and engaged? What does a good speaker convey and how do they do it? “The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.” – Peter Drucker

Now that you are sensitized to these wonderful gifts, use them in your daily life. Your ability as a leader depends on them. Identify traits and characteristics of leaders and influencers across the organization and emulate them. However, remember to be uniquely you! Set yourself on the path to becoming everything you can and want to become.

“When you start using the senses you’ve neglected, your reward is to see the world with completely fresh eyes.” – Barbara Sher

1http://7sensesofsharks.blogspot.com/

2https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/03/do-human-pheromones-actually-exist

Shark Week: Have a voracious curiosity

The Great White shark, a.k.a. “Jaws”, is a very curious creature. They set their minds on what they want, and they usually get it. You may be happy to note that humans are not on their menu. If they take a bite out of someone, it is simply out of curiosity (or self-defense).

Be curious! It benefits leaders greatly as it opens doors and creates possibilities. Like the Great White, we shouldn’t judge nor fear, and we must stay focused. To lead successfully requires finding new solutions, new ways to motivate people and new ways to think. The curious never stop, even when they think they have found a solution. Like the Great White, they are relentless.

Take Steve Jobs, for example, who had an intense focus. He wanted all his products to not only work well, but to be attractive. If you’ve ever watched the documentary, “Steve Jobs: One Last Thing,” you’ll realize that the secret to his success was his curiosity. He had a voracious appetite for learning. He wasn’t afraid of being wrong either, because he knew that was the best way to learn.

Curiosity requires confidence. And, who doesn’t have more confidence than the Great White? Leaders know they don’t have all the answers, and they’re not afraid to admit it. They ask questions constantly, finding out the who, what, how, why and where of everything. Ask the right questions and you’ll stay on track.

So, how can you enhance that spirit of curiosity?

Curious people read a lot. By opening a book, you learn from other people, you see different perspectives and you gain new ideas. Ask yourself what your interests are, then browse books on those subjects. You can also listen to books on tape when you’re driving, or find an interesting podcast or two to follow.

Ask all kinds of questions, even if you think they’re dumb. What you think is dumb may reveal a lot of answers. Ask your customers what their favorite interests and their goals are. This will get you far!

 Curiosity – your future depends on it. As for the Great White, its life depends on it.

It’s Shark Week!

Da-Dum…Da-Dum…Da-Dum-Da-Dum-Da-Dum! It’s Shark Week!

Does the mention of sharks send shivers down your spine, or does it send you fishing for information about these incredible creatures? The latter, we hope. The things you can learn from sharks can be invaluable to the success of your PURE business.

Some sharks work in teams, others have great vision, they are all agile, goal oriented, and they are very curious — characteristics of all great industry leaders. An ocean without sharks is a scary place, just as a business without leaders can be frightening. Without sharks, our lives would change, perhaps drastically. For instance, seafood delicacies like scallops would become extinct as sharks eat their predators. Also, sharks have highly developed immune systems, which may lead to preventative treatments for human diseases.

Each day this week, we’re going to dive into the characteristics of sharks and what we can learn from them. Our fincredible lineup starts with the distinctive Hammerhead.

The Hammerhead shark is privy to teamwork! It enjoys traveling in schools, often having up to 500 members! Each group has a social structure that determines dominance according to size, age and sex. Staying in groups may help protect them against larger predators and it increases their chances of finding food.1 These sharks have a connection, so to speak, and they trust each other. The proof is in their numbers.

Teamwork is the most vital skill in any industry. In the July PURE newsletter, Daren Hogge, PURE CEO, shared how success cannot be achieved alone (one is a lonely number). We all have a team behind us, cheering us on. Teamwork really does make the dream work. It promotes a sense of achievement and motivation. It maximizes everyone’s strengths and is complimented by the strengths of others.

The Hammerhead surrounds itself with proficiency, and so should you. Together, the team contributes to the whole. Teams embrace a common vision and common goals. As John C. Maxwell said, “Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress and working together is success.”

Teamwork is second nature to the Hammerhead, it should be natural to us, too.

 

1 https://sciencing.com/hammerhead-sharks-behavior-like-10033087.html

A PURE Destinations Aloha

Pineapples, Macadamia nuts, luaus, sunsets, leis, beaches … all things that are quintessential Maui! The PURE Destinations trip last week was all of this and more. 

PURE had the opportunity to celebrate the successes of our global leaders with 121 guests from Australia, Korea, Thailand and the United States. It was a time for these individual to celebrate their accomplishments while spending time with fellow leaders sharing tips, tricks and lessons learned along the way. Seventeen of the attendees were first-time achievers, so it was great to see the relationships they were able to build with the more tenured leaders sharing their experiences and advice.

Grand Wailea

We welcomed our guests to the Grand Wailea property where they were treated to bags with our Maui logo and special gifts for the kids, so they could immediately hit the pool or beach! The Grand Wailea was an expansive property filled with restaurants, shopping venues, gyms, an award-winning spa, beautiful gardens, breathtaking beach views, a lazy river, a water elevator and multiple water slides perfect for the kids or that kid in each of us!

For many, it was a trip to remember even though it began not according to plan. Most of our travelers were impacted by arson that started a fire in a dormant sugarcane field. This led to thick smoke shutting down all roads and leaving travelers stranded on buses for hours.  However, that didn’t hold these amazing travelers down. Later that evening, stories were shared and memories began to be made at the welcome reception with breathtaking views from the terrace overlooking the beauty of the island.

The following day, everyone got to check out the property, relax poolside or beachside, or explore all that the island had to offer. We surprised our guests with three hours to shop and experience a custom sunglasses fitting with Maui Jim. Each guest (kids included!) got to select their perfect pair of Maui sunglasses to take home. The excitement and expressions from everyone were priceless and it was fun watching them help one another shop and give feedback on “the perfect pair of glasses.”

That evening we celebrated our top global achievers with a special dinner. We brought together our Black Diamond and above ranks around the globe with a special toast from our founder and Chairman of the Board, Mr.  Jung.

The next day everyone had the freedom to explore and relax. In the evening we set sail for an iconic Hawaiian sunset. Our group boarded two chartered ships, enjoyed great company, ate amazing food, listened to Ukulele music, and took in the breathtaking beauty of the Hawaiian sunsets. It truly was an experience of a lifetime and the beauty of the sky was overwhelming as the sun fell behind the endless ocean.

Day three was a day of shopping and eating! We loaded up the buses for a visit to Lahaina where we shopped for souvenirs, gifts and keepsakes to represent Hawaii. As guests boarded the buses, we handed out shopping bags and cash to get their shopping started. While in Lahaina, we rented out the Dirty Monkey restaurant, a local favorite with a great vibe, where everyone could grab a drink, snacks and food. It became a great hangout where people could share their recent finds, get input from fellow achievers and just enjoy the great company!

The following day, many visited the spa and some relaxed poolside and beachside while others took helicopter tours of the islands, ventured up the Road to Hana, snorkeled/dove the Molokini Crater or watched the Haleakala sunrise at 10,000 feet!

The last full day in Maui was a day for our achievers to take in the beauty of the island and the property. The evening was a night to remember as we hosted a private luau complete with hula dancing, fire dancers, lawn games and a feast fit for a king. It truly was a great way to say farewell to old friends and new and reflect on the amazing week and accomplishments that brought everyone together.

 

Highlights

A couple of reoccurring highlights throughout the trip from our guests were the Napua Tower and gifts from the “PURE Fairies.” The Napua Tower provided daily times where there were breakfast, snacks and drinks allowing achievers to build a community and truly get to know one another. It was fun watching the relationships bud and grow through this common area. Also, each night the guests returned to their rooms with a special gift reflective of the island and their experiences in Maui. The achievers coined the delivery of this as “a gift from the PURE Fairies.”

Overall, it was a trip to remember and a memorable page in the book of life for all achievers. Saint Augustine once shared, “The world is a book, and those who don’t travel read only one page.” What page will you be reading next?

Check out how you can earn a trip to the Riviera Maya next March and the Amalfi Coast in Italy next June through PURE Destinations. https://livepure.com/incentive-trips

 By: Shay Kiper, Vice-President of Marketing

Apollo 11 — it took a village

For me, it was a weekend of nostalgia watching the National Archives film footage of Apollo 11. Born in 1969, I felt American pride for this most celebrated mission. I had goosebumps experiencing this most celebrated mission while listening to the people who worked Mission Control. I could almost feel their nail-biting and uneasiness during that unprecedented day.

Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins are American icons, as were the hundreds of thousands of people working behind the scenes that made this mission possible. The sheer amount of manpower it took to achieve such a remarkable feat of technological innovation was breathtaking! It really did take a village to support the astronauts and make this moment in history.

Think about your PURE business and what it takes to build your community. There is so much we can learn from the Apollo 11 mission that can be applied to our own personal missions.

Be ambitious — Talk about a strong desire to achieve something! The years of training and planning and learning these astronauts went through could not have happened without an incredible desire, determination and longing to achieve success, and they did! Focus on your dreams. What is your purpose, destiny and legacy? Share the products and opportunity with people in your own backyard. Be hungry and the doors to success will open.

“Don’t merely make a living; make a life. Launch out farther than
you’ve ever gone before.” – Buzz Aldrin

Value teamwork — As Armstrong and Aldrin took those famous first steps, Collins was orbiting the moon waiting for his friends’ return. He was part of the larger effort. Everyone had an important job to do and they all worked in alignment. Anchor your business with a strong foundation. Be that person whom you want to attract. Check in frequently with your team members to offer support, educate them and make sure everything is running smoothly.

“We had hundreds of thousands of people all dedicated to doing the perfect job,
and I think they did about as well as anyone could ever have expected.”
– Neil Armstrong

Have confidence — From takeoff, to the precarious moon landing to re-entry, these astronauts had nerves of steel. They believed in themselves and their ability to succeed. They had confidence in the technology and the people behind them. Dare to believe big! Remember that you are strong and capable. Disbelief is negative power whereas belief is positive power.

“Mars is there, waiting to be reached.” – Buzz Aldrin

Learn from your mistakes — It took the failure of Apollo 1, and other errors, to achieve Apollo 11 success. You will make mistakes, and that’s okay. See a learning opportunity in all things. Be sure to listen to your mentor; they’ve been in your footsteps and have made the mistakes before. They are aware of the situations that can trip you up. Attend UNITE where you’ll get valuable training. As a leader, you can empower your team to make better decisions and become the solutions to the problems.

“I think we’re going to the moon because it’s in the nature of the human being to face challenges. It’s by the nature of his deep inner soul…we’re required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream.” – Neil Armstrong

Planning and Communication. You are in the business of growing and developing the skills of your people. Write down the results you want to achieve. Use the tools you have at your disposal and always schedule the next step. Author Judith Glaser said, “Conversations are the power that launches transformational products into the world.” Go out there are start those conversations. That first handshake, greeting, email and call can set the stage for a lifetime!

“We are off! And do we know it, not just because the world is yelling “Lift-off”
in our ears, but because the seats of our pants tell us so! Trust your instruments, not your body, the modern pilot is always told, but this beast is best felt.
Shake, rattle and roll!” – Michael Collins

Recognize each other — At every opportunity the astronauts recognized the efforts of their teammates back on earth. Acknowledge your team’s hard work. Fuel their continued work.

“I guess we all like to be recognized not for one piece of fireworks, but for the ledger of our daily work.” – Neil Armstrong

Just as Apollo 11 mission is an event that is stamped in our minds, so too is the legacy you’ll leave with your PURE business. Go the distance and make that difference.

You have the ability to do more than you can imagine!

 

Whole Health and our freedom of choice

There’s a famous quote from Winston Churchill that says, “Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any nation can have.”1 We should reflect on this in the United States as we prepare to celebrate our day of independence.

We should think about all the blessings we have been bestowed, and be thankful for the countless freedoms we get to enjoy: the freedom to vote, the freedom of speech and the freedom of religion. We also have the freedom to choose how we care for ourselves and each other.

What does Whole Health look like to you?

Maybe it’s an understanding of how your body functions and responds to the environment. It could simply be a state of mind. Perhaps it means being balanced in all areas of your life … work, exercise, rest, and having a social network, family and friends. At PURE, we are on a mission to deliver Whole Health. One way is by providing products based on the best of science and nature. We believe in the body’s natural ability to heal itself, inside and out, and it all starts with giving the body what it needs.

Everything in our lives is directly affected by how we care for ourselves. We have the freedom to eat what we want, to get proper exercise, to surround ourselves with the right people, to get enough sleep and to avoid stress. It is up to us to make those decisions.

Remember that along with that freedom of choice comes the responsibility to extend that freedom into the lives of others. As a PURE Independent Business Owner, you know what health looks like and how to achieve optimal well-being, and it is your right to share that with others.

Apply Whole Health to your business, too.

To quote Winston Churchill again, “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”

As a servant leader, you lead by lifting others up. You understand that success means putting others needs before yours and helping them perform as highly as possible. It’s that leadership philosophy that we embrace at PURE.

So, as you gather with friends and family this holiday weekend, remember how lucky we are to have the freedom to choose a healthy lifestyle. Share that with the larger community and make an impact.

To help celebrate our freedom, buy one GoYin bottle and get one for only $4 at checkout, now through Friday, July 7, 2019.* A CORE4 product, GoYin can help you balance your mood and stress levels while enhancing your well-being.**

Use GoYin in your summer recipes, share it with a friend or give a bottle to a local troop or veteran. Check out these GoYin popsicles to make and share.

To order, visit shop.livepure.com, contact SalesSupport@livepure.com or call 866-535-3888.

May your Independence Day be filled with happiness and Whole Health.

 

*While supplies last. Not available for Autoship. No PV for the $4 bottle. U.S. only. Not eligible for GoYin On the Go packs and 4 pack.

1https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/winston_churchill_382960