Keep your children well hydrated

The temperatures are rising and kids are gearing up for summer activities as school winds down. 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/

Let’s talk about sex

Do I have your attention? Good, because we have a fantastic product that will get your blood moving, so to speak. Not only is GPS Circulate favored among athletes as a pre-workout supplement to support muscle health,* but this product also helps improve sexual function.

GPS Circulate works by facilitating healthy blood flow through the vascular system, the arteries, which benefits our muscles and organs including the reproductive organs. It can heighten sexual function, as well as elevate muscle activity and muscle growth and improve mood and anxiety levels.*

Boost your performance with amino acids

Arginine is an amino acid that works by increasing nitric oxide levels in the body. This helps to improve the elasticity of our arteries, thus facilitating blood flow. As we know, blood flow to the reproductive organs results in greater arousal, improved responsiveness and greater satisfaction. Increased blood flow is critical in both sexes for the physiology of reproductive processes. Engorgement of the reproductive organs with blood is a necessary step for virtually every aspect of sexual activity.

L-lysine, also an amino acid, works with arginine to increase the release of human growth hormone from the pituitary gland into the bloodstream. Together, these ingredients may reduce anxiety levels and cortisol (stress hormone) levels, which may play a part in making sexual responsiveness and satisfaction more likely.*

Can you have too much of a good thing?

The effects of GPS Circulate may increase over continued use, but it’s important to note that consumption of excessive amounts of arginine can cause diarrhea. It’s always a good practice not to exceed the recommended usage. GPS circulate should be taken on an empty stomach 30 minutes preferably before exercise or, in this case, before bedtime.

Today only, June 17, 2018, buy two GPS Energize and/or GPS Circulate (any combo) and receive ten percent off at checkout.  Order at shop.livepure.com.*

Be sure to tune in this Wednesday, June 20, to listen to the PURE Product Spotlight podcast on GPS Circulate. Rich Scheckenbach, nutritional biochemist and member of the PURE Wellness Advisory Board, will share the science behind this fantastic product.

*While supplies last. Not eligible for Autoship. Regular PV applies.

Get back on track with a cleansing detox

Let’s face it, we all let our good habits fall short at times and we need to get back on track to eating healthier. If you want to get your body bathing-suit ready or you just desire to feel better, PURE has a detox program for you.

Our bodies come in contact with toxins every day from pollution and pesticides to secondhand smoke, and over time, these can build up in our bodies. Detoxing rids the body of harmful toxins. This practice dates back to at least the ancient Hindus, Egyptians, and Greeks who all used certain foods and herbs to purify and detoxify the body.1 Detoxing not only helps to remove harmful toxins from the body, but it can help us develop healthier habits. The liver and kidneys do a great job filtering and removing toxins from the body naturally, but we can help the process.

How do I know if I need to detox?

Toxins in the body can manifest as headaches, skin issues, bowel problems, weight issues, etc. The decision to detox is usually motivated by a desire to feel better or lose weight. If you experience any of these issues, and you don’t eat a balanced diet or eat an unhealthy diet, it may be time for a detox.

PURE has two detox packs that can help you get those pounds down. The products included in these offer a combination of herbs and botanicals that effectively help facilitate the removal of toxins from the body.*

  1. The Detox Pack. Jump-start your weight loss journey with the Detox Pack. This combination of herbs and botanicals effectively helps facilitate the removal of toxins from the body while supporting your weight loss journey.*
  2. The Detox Plus Pack. This pack was created with two in mind. A combination of herbs and botanicals effectively help facilitate the removal of toxins while supporting your weight loss journey during the 7-day and 28-day detox plans.*

After your detox, share them with us and we’ll send you a Certificate of Achievement to proudly display and encourage others to shed the pounds.

Advantages to detoxing

  • You remove toxins from the body;
  • You will boost energy and mental alertness;
  • You will see results in your body and mood;
  • You will feel better overall.

Is a detox the same as fasting?

No. Fasting involves abstaining from food, usually for a prolonged period of time. If you are detoxing, you are cutting out certain food, but you are still eating. Your body still needs calcium in the diet to maintain healthy bones and teeth, as well as vitamins and minerals, protein and fat. PURE’s Detox Plan incorporates all of these.

Always consult your physician before beginning any weight-loss program. Supplement a detox program with regular exercise and a healthy diet.

1https://chopra.com/articles/the-difference-between-fasting-juicing-and-detoxing

How long will my products last?

It’s a commonly asked question. How often do you pay attention to the stamped date on a food product or vitamin bottle? You may see the words “manufacture date,” “expiration date,” “best by date,” depending on what kind of product it is.

Let’s pretend that the bottle of unopened HealthTrim® Cleanse, capsules, in your pantry has a stamped “manufacture date” of September 2016. The “manufacture date” (mfg) printed on the label is the date the product in the bottle was produced, in compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) regulations.1 Since it was made over a year ago, do you think it’s still safe to consume? Let’s find out.

First, a little history

Federal regulations do not require dietary supplement manufacturers to include an expiration date on their products. However, a manufacturer may include this information if it is supported by valid data demonstrating that it is not false or misleading.

Due to rules within the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDAs) current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) regulations, dietary supplement products (products labeled with Supplement Facts as opposed to Nutrition Facts) have “manufacture date” or “best by date.”

Safe consumption

Most of our products should be consumed within two years (unopened) of their “manufacture date.” Some products (i.e. Alkaline Water Concentrate) are good for four years past their listed manufacturer date. A “best by date” date means a product has optimal flavor and nutrition through the end of the month of a listed date.

If your products have been properly stored with intact seals, then it is safe to consume them even if it is two years after the “manufacture date.” The flavor of the products may change if they are consumed outside of their intended shelf lives.

Once opened, products should be stored and consumed according to the recommended label. For liquid products, thirty to forty days is the furthest date we still guarantee them to be safe and effective. If the product is opened and has been out of the refrigerator overnight, it is okay to consume. Powdered products, once opened, can last up to 60-90 days.

Products offered by PURE that should be refrigerated after opening include:

How to correctly store your products

Storing your supplements in the right place can make a big difference in their quality and potency. In fact, the top threat facing your supplements is moisture. Water can oxidize and damage the ingredients, so keep your supplements in a cool, dry location.

High temperatures are also a problem, as they can cause nutrients to break down.

  • Store your supplements in a cool dry place, away from heat, moisture and direct light.
  • Keep supplements in their original containers, that way you’ll know their “manufacture date.”
  • Always keep supplements away from children.
  • Always read each label for storage and recommended use.

1https://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/GuidanceDocumentsRegulatoryInformation/DietarySupplements/ucm070519.htm#1-14

Speaker Gary Guller will inspire

We are excited to announce a truly inspiring speaker at PURE’s Xcelerate 2018 event, October 19-20, in Frisco, Texas. Gary Guller, motivational speaker, will share valuable leadership and teamwork insights that will help to inspire momentum in your business and life.

Aside from being a motivational and inspirational speaker, Gary is a world-renowned, record-setting mountaineer. Gary was the leader of the largest cross-disability group to reach Mt Everest Base Camp, at 17,500 feet. Losing an arm in a mountaineering accident didn’t stop Gary from climbing, in fact he went on to scale the top and became the first person with one arm to summit Mt. Everest.

The best of plans yield to the situation on the ground and our ability to react,
contribute and add long term value!
” – Gary Guller

Gary will talk about his experience and passion for alpine climbing to share the importance of determination, teamwork and integrity and how these attributes lead to personal and professional success. Gary will encourage you to look deep into yourself, motivating you to set goals to maximize your potential and achieve success.

PURE’s Xcelerate conference is a two-day event that will feature breakout training sessions, main stage events, inspiring product and business testimonials, recognition and forward thinking. Enjoy all of this from the beautiful Omni Frisco Hotel at the Star – a state-of-the-art entertainment district and world headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys.

Don’t miss this life-changing opportunity. Share this post with everyone in your network to encourage them to attend.

See you there! Frisco, Texas, October 19-20.

Register Now!

 

Caffeine: healthful hero or vitality villain?

Caffeine has long been a lively topic of discussion among scientists, health professionals, and the general public as to its possible risks and benefits to health. Caffeine has been lauded for its positive effects on mental acuity and physical performance only to be subsequently vilified for its possible harmful effects on the heart and nervous system. Tens of thousands of research studies have now identified and clarified the effects of this widely consumed substance and have helped settle a number of questions about it.  While the “final word” on the topic is undoubtedly far from being written, we are now armed with an abundance of reliable information about caffeine’s safety and efficacy in human health.

Caffeine was first isolated from coffee seeds (beans) nearly two hundred years ago although its consumption dates back many millennia prior to that.  It is now regarded as the world’s most widely used psychoactive compound with an estimated 120,000 tons of it consumed annually around the globe.  This equates to one 50 milligram serving every day of the year for every man, woman, and child on Earth!  The most widely used natural sources of caffeine include coffee, tea, kola nut, yerba mate, guarana and cocoa/chocolate.  Products by PURE use natural sources of caffeine. Those products, and their estimated caffeine content per serving, include: PURE Café (150mg), GPS Energize (110mg), ENERGY (120mg), 360 Complete Shake (35mg), Metabolic ONE (88mg), Green Coffee Bean (<16mg), Matcha Vegan Shake (45-50mg).*

Close to 99% of the caffeine that we ingest is absorbed into the bloodstream within about forty-five minutes.  Its half-life, (the time it takes to eliminate half of what is consumed), averages about five hours but can be more or less depending upon genetics and activity.  That means that your 7:00 a.m. serving of caffeine is still in your system at half-strength when the clock strikes noon.  This also means that caffeine is probably best avoided about five hours prior to bedtime – more about that in bit.

For those of you whose eyes glaze over when you read technical science, you can skip this paragraph as it describes the underlying physiology of caffeine in the body.  Four notable physiological effects occur with the consumption of caffeine: 1) it blocks adenosine, (a normal central nervous system depressant in the body), thereby increasing nerve activity and creating a more energetic, wide-awake feeling; 2) it causes blood vessels in the brain to constrict slightly which helps prevent drowsiness; 3) it increases dopamine production – dopamine being a neurotransmitter that activates the “pleasure centers” in the brain; and 4) it increases cyclic-AMP levels which leads to greater fat-burning.  In addition, caffeine positively influences the release of other neuroactive compounds such as adrenalin, noradrenalin, serotonin, acetylcholine and GABA.  The net physiological effect of these biochemical activities is greater mental alertness, increased blood flow to the heart, smooth muscle relaxation in the lungs (which eases breathing), increased muscle energy and work capacity and better body composition.

The widely accepted safe consumption level of caffeine for healthy adults is 400 milligrams per day (US FDA, Health Canada, Mayo Clinic).   For pregnant or nursing mothers, the recommended maximum is 200-300 milligrams daily.  Consumption of caffeine in excess of 400 milligrams may cause nervousness, insomnia, irritability, migraines, slightly increased heart rate and/or stomach upset in sensitive individuals.*  For particularly sensitive individuals, (who comprise a very small percentage of the population), a much lower intake can elicit these same issues.  It’s worth noting that caffeine is not considered an addictive substance, (it doesn’t activate pathways in the brain related to addiction), and while slightly diuretic, caffeine has little or no impact on hydration levels in the body, particularly during exercise!

So, here is the general list of benefits that can be derived from caffeine consumption, as identified by thousands of scientific research studies.

  • Increased alertness and attention
  • Improved sports performance and exercise/training – both endurance and strength
  • Weight loss – through appetite suppression, increased fat-burning (lipolysis), and stimulation of thermogenesis (production of heat through calorie burning)
  • Reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease
  • Improved long-term memory
  • Decreased risk of liver disease, gallstones, and kidney stones
  • Enhanced protection of eyes from cataract formation

Here is the general list of risks identified in the other scientific research studies.

  • Increased levels of anxiety and depression, especially in adolescents consuming “adult quantities” of caffeine
  • Slight rise in blood glucose levels in Type 2 diabetes
  • High intake may trigger gout attacks for those individuals with the condition
  • May cause insomnia, if consumed three to six hours prior to bedtime
  • See above (paragraph 5) for undesirable effects experienced with excessive consumption of caffeine

Finally, here is a list of specific takeaways that are found throughout the scientific research literature.

Caffeine and the Heart

  • May slightly elevate heart rate
  • Protects heart muscle from oxidative damage
  • Regular coffee drinkers have a lower incidence of new-onset atrial fibrillation (a-fib) than non-drinkers

Caffeine and the Brain – Mood/Cognitive Function

  • Improves reaction time, vigilance, memory, attention, and cognitive function
  • Benefits short-term performance and improves mood
  • Can increase anxiety
  • Partially prevents fatigue-related cognitive decline
  • Increases information processing activity of the brain
  • Enhances verbal IQ and reasoning abilities
  • Raises levels of “brain entropy” resulting in higher activity throughout the entire cerebral cortex

Caffeine and Physical Performance

  • Increases speed and power
  • Improves amount of weight lifted in resistance-trained individuals
  • Increases endurance and preserves muscle glycogen stores through fat mobilization and burning
  • Lowers perceived exertion during activity

Healthful hero or vitality villain? 

Maybe caffeine is a little bit of both. The overwhelming consensus in scientific circles, however, is that caffeine has been shown to be harmless for all but a very small percentage of adults and has been validated to be beneficial for a very large percentage.  The fact that 90% of the adult population consumes caffeine in one or more forms is a testament to its mental and mood benefits.  Coupling that with the health and performance benefits realized from caffeine use and the scales are tipped strongly toward it being a health hero.  As I said at the beginning, the “final word” isn’t yet written for caffeine but, for the present, the “manuscript” does support the view that consuming it at recommended levels is both safe and advantageous.

By Rich Scheckenbach, PURE Wellness Advisory Board Member –  May 2018

Rich Scheckenbach received his baccalaureate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with Bacteriology as his major field of study. He pursued his doctoral studies in Microbiology/Biochemistry at Oregon State University. Areas of expertise include product research and development, proprietary formulation, market assessment, product promotion, FDA and FTC compliance, and nutritional biochemistry.

 

*Do not exceed 4 servings per day of ENERGY, GPS Energize, Metabolic ONE or PURE Café in any combination, to prevent potential undesirable effects of too much caffeine.

We salute you with Whole Health

Memorial Day is here!  It’s time to remember all the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives so that we can live in freedom. It also means we have a nice long weekend to spend with family and friends, and summer is just around the corner.

As Americans, we have many freedoms. Among them is the choice to feed our bodies with quality nutrition. The military knows the importance of good nutrition, adequate sleep and exercise. In fact, all of these things are fundamental to military prowess. At PURE, we are committed to delivering Whole Health to maximize you. We do this by providing quality products for physical health, opportunity for financial health, relationships for personal health and social impact for philanthropic health.

Just as you serve us, we want to serve you with quality nutrition. This is why we created our Warriors Pack with favorites from our five product categories: Everyday Essentials, ENERGY, the GPS system, Superfruits and the HealthTrim® system. The products in this pack were selected by fellow military veterans to help promote sleep, energy, the cleansing of toxins and overall nutrition for your specific health needs. Learn more here.

The PURE opportunity

We are proud to offer military personnel and their spouses’ free membership. We believe building a PURE business is perfect for members of the Armed Forces as it takes leadership, discipline, organization and a passion for wellness. PURE gives everyone the opportunity to grow themselves, build character and relationships, create wealth, and help others achieve their dreams and goals. Learn more at livepure.com.

As you fire up the grill this weekend, think about all the blessings we have been bestowed, and be thankful for the countless freedoms we get to enjoy, including the freedom to choose how to care for ourselves and each other.

To celebrate, we are offering everyone FREE SHIPPING on all product orders (including packs), today only, May 28.* Order online at livepure.com or via mobile and get FREE SHIPPING at checkout. You can also call 866-535-5888 but note that call center hours are limited (10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) and your hold time may be longer than usual.

Happy Memorial Day from all of us at PURE!

 

*Promotion does not apply to Autoship orders. Free shipping only applies to orders shipped within the continental United States. Order must have at least 1PV (Product Volume is the amount of volume assigned to each product).