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.

Mangosteen – the royal fruit

Ah, she’s the “Queen of all fruits,” favored as a dessert or used to make sweet jams. Queen Victoria claimed it as her favorite, and Carolus Linnaeus, MD, a Swedish naturalist once said, “It is very wholesome, refreshing and more cordial than the strawberry.”1

We’re talking about the Mangosteen fruit, the namesake for Mangosteen Superfruit juice by PURE. This mandarin-sized, purple-skinned fruit has a thick velvety stalk and thick, waxy skin. The inside consists of white fleshy sections, similar in appearance to garlic pods. These sections melt in your mouth and have a fragrant flavor.

Native to Southeast Asia, the mangosteen was traditionally used as an herbal remedy for its ability to promote a healthy inflammatory response. In fact, a tea made from the mangosteen fruit is used in the Caribbean as a tonic for fatigue and low energy.* 2 More than 60 different xanthones, or antioxidants, may help the body maintain a healthy homeostasis state.3 These nutrients are found in the rind of the fruit. The inside sections contain vitamin C, fiber and potassium, as well as polyphenols (antioxidants).

Studies suggest that xanthones may promote healthy bodily functions, including supporting the body’s natural defenses, neutralizing free radicals, and supporting joint function.*

Mangosteen Lemonade

The flavor of mangosteen pairs nicely with lemon in this refreshing drink. Serves one.

Ingredients:

  • 2 fl. oz. Mangosteen Superfruit juice
  • 3 fl. oz. chilled water
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar (preferable organic cane sugar)**
  • Ice cubes – optional

Directions:

  1. Add sugar to water and stir to dissolve.
  2. Add Mangosteen and lemon juice to water.
  3. Add ice cubes if desired.

Order a bottle of Mangosteen today!

** May also substitute stevia and/or naturally sourced erythritol

 

1 https://universalflowuniversity.com/Books/Medicine/Botany/Cultural%20History%20of% 20Plants%20-%20G%20Prance.pdf

2 http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/06/28/discover-goodness-exotic-fruits.html

 3 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3301988/

 

 

Super Noni

Meet the noni, a large, light-colored fruit that grows in tropical climates, and was traditionally used as a food, an herbal remedy and nourishing tonic in the Polynesian islands. It is also a key ingredient in one of our Superfruits at PURE. Noni is deemed “super” when it comes to your health, and we are about to share why.

Polynesians ate noni fruit as a stimulant and as a way to combat fatigue and promote endurance.1 The fruit has been used for centuries as herbal and folk medicine in Indonesia, Hawaii, Australia and other tropical islands. The warm climate and nutrient-rich soil of the tropics guarantee perfect growing conditions for the noni fruit.

Nourishing noni

Studies have shown noni to be an antioxidant powerhouse, with immune-stimulating properties. Noni is naturally high in polyphenols, minerals and other nutritious compounds, including vitamin C and potassium. Vitamin C is an important antioxidant that is necessary for growth and development and is required to produce collagen, a protein. Potassium is a vital mineral that helps muscles and nerves communicate.*2

Topical treatment of pain and bruising is one of the most common uses of the noni plant in tropical alternative medicine. In fact, one of the traditional names for noni in the Caribbean was “pain killer”. A study suggests that noni juice improves range of motion and reduces pain in the joints.*2

Nothing but noni

Noni Superfruit by PURE uses 100% pure morinda citrifolia, the tree noni comes from. It is not diluted with other juices, and is kosher, gluten-free and vegan. Our formulation uses no additives or fillers so your body is benefiting from the whole fruit.

Noni Smoothie

If you are averse to the strong taste of noni, you might want to try the following recipe for a sweet tasting and nutritious smoothie.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Noni Superfruit
  • ¼ cup cranberry juice
  • ¼ cup pomegranate or apple juice
  • 1 cup ice
  • ½ cup water
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ cup frozen cranberries
  • ½ avocado (sliced)
  • 1 apple, cored
  • ½ cup chopped kale
  • Optional: cayenne or stevia

Directions:

  1. Add liquid ingredients to a blender followed by avocado and then the remaining ingredients.
  2. Puree until smooth.
  3. Add a bit of cayenne for a flavorful kick or stevia to enhance the sweetness.

Order Noni today and reap the benefits.

 

1 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/228639276_Morinda_citrifolia_Lnoni_ improves_athlete_endurance_Its_mechanisms_of_action

2 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5920423/

 

Getting to know Dr. Haiyan Li, PURE Formulation Scientist

Meet Dr. Haiyan Li, the mastermind behind all of our products at PURE. Her role as a formulation scientist is to formulate products, and Dr. Li is an expert at creating and maintaining all of PURE’s formulas.

Not only does she formulate new products, she reformulates current products as needed and stays up-to-date on the latest trends and published research. She also works with vendors to ensure the accuracy, purity and safety of raw materials.

“I take great pride in knowing that our products are helping others,” says Dr. Li. “It is pleasing to see people love the products I make.”

Every morning, Dr. Li can be found in PURE’s in-house Research & Development laboratory creating products, organizing and working with vendors to ensure they can duplicate the formulas. She meets weekly with material suppliers who share new information about raw materials trends, research and clinical studies. She also spends time reading journals and websites to stay up-to-date on the latest trends.

Dr. Li collaborates daily with Darin Blackhurst, Director of Research and Development & Quality. Darin works closely with members of the Wellness Advisory Board. After meeting with Darin, Dr. Li drafts a preliminary formula with key ingredients to ensure the viability of the product. She adds different flavor agents to ensure the finished product mixes well and tastes great.

“It’s not easy creating a product,” says Dr. Li. “From drafting the formula to finishing the piece, it takes a lot of time and effort. There might be several versions of a formula that we have to discard and recreate if its effect, taste and dosage are not to our liking.”

Dr. Li appreciates our Independent Business Owners for their support and love of the products she creates. They encourage her to work hard and create more. She is currently working on some new ideas, but wouldn’t share her secrets … not yet, at least.  She looks forward to surprising our IBOs with new products that will help everyone maximize their overall well-being.

 

Dr. Haiyan Li has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of Maine. She lives in Frisco, Texas with her two daughters and husband. She enjoys traveling and watching her children play volleyball.

Ryan Takao takes on the Team28 Challenge

Here at PURE, we’ve been running the Team28 Challenge with fantastic results. We have over one-hundred participants, with the majority already enthusing and telling us about their great gains in energy levels and losses of both weight and belly fat, along with changes in body composition.

The Team28 Challenge involves committing to a 28-day Detox Plan. Carefully selected products by PURE help detoxification by nutritionally supporting the body’s natural health-maintaining processes.

One of the earliest participants this summer was Independent Business Owner (IBO), Ryan Takao. Over the last few years, he’d been seeing worsening results in his annual health screening blood-work and so he participated in the Team28 Challenge to improve his health. He told us, “I did it because of my triglycerides and cholesterol levels and I didn’t want to medicate.” And, wow, has he got great results: his triglycerides are down from 323 to 99 and his cholesterol measurement was 224 and is now down to 124 – with improved HDL and LDL levels. As Ryan puts it, “I have gotten my health back naturally.”

But there is more to this story. When we spoke with Ryan, he told us that his father is a physician. “My dad’s numbers had been going in the wrong direction for several years, despite being on medications. When he saw the results I was getting, he was mad at me for telling so many people about the 28-day Detox Plan, but not him. He’s now received his own Detox Kit and has started the Challenge.”

It’s not a surprise that Ryan’s dad wanted to join in: have a look at Ryan’s before and after photos. They speak volumes. The Team28 Challenge is continuing to run throughout September. We’ll be featuring other participants on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/livepureglobal/

And if you’d like to join Ryan in the 28-Day Challenge, click on this link.

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: Does Probiotic contain yeast?  A: Probiotic is a product that contains seven strains of good bacteria essential to our health. It does not contain yeast.

Q: My sister is really interested in your products for her family. However, she has an allergy to apples. Occasional exposure has not caused a reaction but she’s wondering about the amount in Daily Build and GoYin A: People who are allergic to pollen might be allergic to some raw fruits including apples. The body mistakenly recognizes the protein in pollen as fruits.  Also, some people have an allergy to apples but are not allergic to apple juice.  Daily Build and GoYin are wonderful liquid supplements. The apple juice they contain is different from raw apple, and the amount is minimal.

Q: Is there any wheat in any of the products?  A: We do not use wheat in our products.

Q: Where does the energy in Greens come from?  A: Greens contains many plants that provide plenty of nutrients and adaptogens for energy and body metabolism.  It also contains antioxidants that help the body deal with daily stress and environmental contamination.

Q: Are there any enzymes in the Daily Build?  A: Daily Build does not contain enzymes.

Learn more about products by PURE at livepure.com.

Have a question about a product? Submit your question on our Ask the Expert forum.

The “sunshine vitamin” may be good for the brain

Remember the movie Nim’s Island (2008)? Actress Jodie Foster plays the part of an agoraphobic, someone who is afraid of the outdoors. She eventually overcomes the disorder when she is called to fulfill a personal mission. While watching the movie, I couldn’t help but wonder if she was getting enough vitamin D.

Why, you might ask? Vitamin D is called the “sunshine vitamin” for good reason. When the skin is exposed to ultraviolet rays, it triggers the body to make vitamin D. We cannot make this vitamin without sunshine, even though our bodies require it. Jodie Foster’s character likely received her vitamin D from dietary supplements, one can only hope, since it’s such a beneficial vitamin. She could have received sufficient amounts from foods like salmon, eggs and milk, which are all high in vitamin D.

Vitamin D:

  • helps promote healthy bones as it aids in the absorption of calcium
  • regulates how much calcium stays in our blood, contributing to heart health
  • helps strengthen your immune system and regulate cell growth

 Mind your Ks, Ps and Ds

Apparently, the older you are, the less vitamin D your skin absorbs. And yet, as you age, the more you need vitamin D to keep your mind sharp.

Researchers at the University of California-Davis conducted a study and found that participants, average age of 75, who had deficient (less than 12 ng/mL) or insufficient (12-20 ng/mL) vitamin D levels, experienced a decline in short-term memory and executive functions (reasoning, problem solving and planning). Their average levels of vitamin D were 19 ng/mL. Consensus among physicians is that levels should be at least 35 ng/mL.

The study also found that participants’ cognition was declining about two and a half times faster than those who had adequate vitamin D (20-50 ng/mL) levels.1

 Try Supplementing D with P(URE)

Here in Texas, at the PURE home office, we are strong proponents of the sunshine vitamin. Not only do we get a lot of it being in southern climates, but we have some fabulous products that contain it. Below is a list of vitamin D-rich products with their respective amounts. Note that IU on a vitamin label means “international unit.” That’s science lingo for the amount of fat-soluble vitamins in a capsule; vitamins that are stored in the body, versus water-soluble vitamins which are not.

Products by PURE with vitamin D:

How much vitamin D do you need?

According to the Institute of Medicine, 600 International Units (IU) is the recommended daily intake for children and for adults ages 19 to 70. People ages 71 and older should get an additional 200 IU.2 Please note that CalciuMK+ and 360 Complete Shake are safe for children 6 to 12 years of age. Immune6 and Daily Build are safe for children ages 12 years and up.

All it takes is 10 to 15 minutes of sun exposure each day for your body to produce adequate amounts of the vitamin. That can easily be done by walking the dog, going for a quick jog around the block or mowing the lawn. Keep in mind that using sunscreen can block vitamin D absorption. Always be sensible with your time in the sun.

Also, your complexion can factor into your sun exposure needs. Lighter skin absorbs vitamin D quicker than darker skin. People in the northern climates are exposed to less sun than those who live in the south.

Most people get enough vitamin D. However, if you don’t spend enough time in the sun, or if your body has trouble absorbing the vitamin, you may not get enough. So spend some time outdoors and enjoy the beautiful sunshine, wisely. It’s the best way to get your D, and to do your body good.

 

1 http://www.news-medical.net/news/20110120/American-Academy-of-Dermatologys-position-statement-on-vitamin-D-reflects-IOMs-findings.aspx

2http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/vitamin-d-recommendations-20101130862