PURE Ask the Expert Questions and Answers

At PURE: People United Reaching Everyone, we have an expert team that is dedicated to answering your product and nutrition questions.

Below are the most popular questions from the previous week. You might find a topic related to a question you have.

Q: How many ENERGY can you drink daily?

A: The Mayo Clinic defines moderate daily caffeine intake as 400 mg among healthy adults. This is approximately three servings of ENERGY daily. If you experience irritability, restlessness, anxiety, sleep issues, or irregular heart rhythms, be sure to speak with your doctor about healthy caffeine intake.

Q: What is the purpose of using xanthan gum in GoYin and other products?

A: Xanthan gum is a plant-based material created by mixing simple carbohydrates with bacteria. It is used to help thicken, emulsify, and increase viscosity of liquids. It also helps create a more creamy texture. Typically corn or sugar beets are used to create xanthan gum.

Q: Can you give me a list of your products that provide high protein/low carbohydrate nutrition?

A: Generally speaking, a low-carbohydrate diet (not ketogenic diet 20-50g) consists of less than 130g of carbohydrate (CHO) a day. As a meal replacement shake, 360 Complete Shake incorporates whey and pea proteins (20g per serving – high protein), as well as a unique potato extract and fiber blend that helps the body control feelings of hunger. 360 Complete Shake offers a combination of vitamins and minerals, protein, carbohydrates, fat and fiber. One serving provides 19g of CHO, which includes 11g of fiber for a total of 8g of net carbs. Every serving of Mila packs three grams of protein-rich, heart-healthy omega-3s. In comparison, one half a fillet of salmon contains 4g of omega-3s. Mila is high in calcium and magnesium which contribute to bone health.

Q: Do you have any recommendations on how to travel by plane with the Superfruit juices and/or CalciuMK+?

A: Since these are liquids, they still adhere to the 3-1-1 rule: containers must be 3.4 ounces (100ml) or less; stored in a 1 quart/liter zip-top bag; 1 zip-top bag per person, and placed in the screening bin. The final decision rests with TSA on whether to allow these items on the plane.

Q: What products do you suggest are nutritionally good for young children to take?

A: Mila is a great product for the whole family, including kids. It offers plant-based protein and fiber, with no gluten, trans fats, or sugar. Overall, use of our dietary supplements is recommended for anyone over the age of 18 years. The nutritional needs of children during growth and maturation are different from those of adults. Please consult your doctor about appropriate supplements for people younger than 18 years of age.

Eat more fiber

Has your doctor ever told you to eat more fiber? Maybe you wanted to stay “regular”. Dietary fiber not only helps to relieve constipation, it also helps the body maintain a healthy weight and lowers the risk for diabetes and heart disease.1  Children and adults need at least 20 to 30 grams of fiber (e.g. 2 ½ cup of blueberries) per day for good health, but most Americans get only about 15 grams a day. 2

There are actually two kinds of dietary fiber — soluble and insoluble. The body needs both of these to support health, and there are many delicious fiber-rich foods that make it easy to get your daily servings. So what is the difference between these two kinds?

Soluble fiber

Soluble fiber is soft and sticky. Soluble fiber forms a gel-like substance inside the digestive system when combined with water. It helps soften stool so it can easily slide through the gastrointestinal tract. It also binds to cholesterol and sugar, preventing or slowing their absorption into the blood.

Soluble fiber creates a feeling of fullness, which helps with weight management. A study in Annals of Internal Medicine suggested that aiming to eat 30 grams of fiber each day can help with weight management. 3 Soluble fiber is also known to help regulate blood sugar levels, and protect against heart disease by lowering blood cholesterol. 3

Soluble fiber comes from oats, peas, white beans, avocado, black beans, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, apples, citrus fruits, carrots, raspberries, blueberries, barley and psyllium.

Insoluble fiber

This is the type people think of as “bulk” or “roughage.” It’s the tough matter found in whole grains, nuts, and fruits and veggies that doesn’t dissolve in water. Insoluble fiber is not digestible or readily absorbed into the bloodstream. It adds bulk to waste in the digestive system, which helps prevent constipation.

Insoluble fiber comes from corn, green beans, pears, oatmeal, whole wheat pasta and bread, brown rice, nuts, celery, sprouts, onions, cucumbers, leafy greens, cauliflower, broccoli, and potatoes.

Our bodies need both soluble and insoluble fiber

On product labels, you’ll often see “Total Dietary Fiber” listed, for good reason. Both kinds are important for your health. A study in The Journals of Gerontology reported that eating the right amount of fiber…can help us avoid disease and disability into old age. The study found that those who had the highest intake of fiber or total fiber actually had an almost 80% greater likelihood of living a long and healthy life over a 10-year follow-up.4

Did you know that 360 Complete Shake meal replacement has 11 grams of fiber per serving? It’s actually one of the best sources of fiber that you can take on a regular basis. And, Mila contains both soluble and insoluble fiber.

Be sure to drink plenty of water

Fiber depends on water to do its job. Soluble fiber absorbs it, while insoluble fiber traps water adding bulk and moisture to waste to prevent constipation. Be sure to balance your fiber intake with plenty of water. The Institute of Medicine suggests about 9 cups daily for women and 13 cups every day for men.5

1 http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/fiber/art-20043983

2 https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/carbohydrates/fiber/

3 http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/making-one-change-getting-fiber-can-help-weight-loss-201502177721

4 https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160601112609.htm

5 http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/fiber-increase-water-needs-9140.html

Ask the Expert: frequently asked questions

ATEoftheWeek_0216At Genesis PURE, we have an expert team that is dedicated to answering your product and nutrition questions.

Here are the most popular questions from the last week. You might find a topic related to a question you have.

Q: Are  you diluting the effectiveness of Acai when you ultra pasteurize it? Can I say it’s all natural if we are altering it after it’s picked and before it’s bottled? A: Although the levels of certain nutrients in Acai may decrease with pasteurization, the final product retains most of the original nutritional value. After you open pasteurized juice, it may lose nutritional value due to exposure to light and the air. To optimize nutritional value, store pasteurized juice in the container in which it came. Acai is still all natural as we are not altering or adding any ingredients. 

Q: The previous Shake formula/ingredients showed a Greens blend, a Superfruit blend, and some others. Were those ingredients taken out of the 360 Complete Shake?   A: We did reformulate our meal replacement shake last year to better align with our HealthTrim line of products. We still have a superfruit blend with a vegetable that is listed with the other ingredients. The 360 Complete Shake contains papaya fruit powder, carrot powder, goji berry extract, noni extract, noni extract, mangosteen extract, acai extract, pomegranate extract, tart cherry powder, and raspberry powder.
As a meal replacement shake, it incorporates whey and pea proteins, as well as a unique potato extract and fiber blend that helps the body control feelings of hunger. 360 Complete Shake offers a combination of vitamins and minerals, protein, carbohydrates, fat and fiber. Each 160-calorie serving is ideal for those looking to replace a meal or avoid overeating between meals. The secret is in a protein extract and fiber blend. Learn more at http://www.genesispure.com/products/display/2163/117/360-complete-shake-br-vanilla-bean.

We recommend adding a scoop of Greens to your shake to benefit from those phytonutrients. Or combine it with your favorite fruit juice, smoothie or other Genesis PURE product. Greens is made up of four Proprietary PURE Blends that utilize some of the most beneficial superfoods, botanicals, superfruits, and mushrooms available, giving your life the edge it craves and deserves. In this way, your body is benefiting from the whole fruit and vegetable.

 

 

Ask the Expert: frequently asked questions

ATEoftheWeek_0216At Genesis PURE, we have an expert team that is dedicated to answering your product and nutrition questions. Here are the most popular questions from the last week. You might find a topic related to a question you have.

Do you have a question for our experts? Join the conversation at http://www.genesispure.com/forms/asktheexpert.

Q: What phytonutrients does Mila contain? Also, what lignins are in it?

A: Mila contains plant lignins which are polyphenol antioxidant compounds. Mila also has some tocopherols (vitamin E) and beta-carotene, which are also antioxidants. The lignins are the most abundant. Here is some good information on plant lignins. http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/dietary-factors/phytochemicals/lignans.

Q: What essential oils are in Ease8 and Breathe7?

A:  Ease8 contains eucalyptus, peppermint, cypress, wintergreen, lavender, blue tansy, blue chamomile and helichrysum. Breathe7 contains cypress, eucalyptus, ravintsara, thyme, myrtle leaf, lavender and frankincense.

Q: Would I lose any nutrition by drinking the 360 Complete Shake hot or adding it to hot cereal?

A: Drinking 360 Complete Shake hot would not take away from its nutrition. Choosing to drink it hot or cold would be a taste preference. I’ve heard some people adding the Cocoa 360 Complete Shake to their coffee, or making a hot chocolate-like beverage. I’m not sure how the vanilla flavor would taste hot.

Ask the Expert: frequently asked questions

ATEoftheWeek_0216At Genesis PURE, we have an expert team that is dedicated to answering your product and nutrition questions. Here are the most popular questions from the last week. You might find a topic related to a question you have.

Do you have a question for our experts? Join the conversation at http://www.genesispure.com/forms/asktheexpert.

Q: Is your Mila product non-GMO? Many of your supplements have sweeteners in them. Are you planning on formulating any of these without the sugars as to offer true benefits?

A: First, Genesis PURE does its best to use only organic, wild-crafted or cultivated without chemical, non-GMO ingredients. However, in a few cases, there are ingredients that may be derived from GMO sources. These ingredients are few and a small part of the overall product. When an ingredient is labeled in the ingredient list as organic or non-GMO, special measures are in place to ensure only non-GMO sources are used.  Please see our FAQ regarding organic and non-GMO at: http://www.genesispure.com/faq.

Many of our products contain natural sweeteners, such as our ENERGY product. Daily Build contains 6g of carbohydrates which come from fructose. This ingredient is a simple sugar (a monosaccharide). Please see our FAQ regarding natural flavors and sweeteners at: genesispure.com/faq.

Q: Which products might help with relieving nasal pressure and congestion?

A:  None of the Genesis PURE products were designed to treat any disease states, including sinus or allergy issues. However, keeping your immune system in shape is always important, and that includes exercise, sleep and stress reduction. Our Immune6 product gives your body the vitamins and fortification is needs to sustain health and well–being during the change of seasons. Immune6 helps build, invigorate, and support the body’s natural immune response. It is an excellent source of the antioxidants vitamin C and selenium, as well as vitamin D3, all of which have been shown to support immune health.*

Q: How long is the 360 Complete Shake good for?

A: Products should be consumed within two years of their manufacture date for optimal flavor and nutrition. 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. Please note that the flavor and other sensory attributes of the products may change if they are consumed outside of their intended shelf lives. Please read each label for storage and usage directions. Once opened, our recommendation is to only consume the product within the 30-45 day window. The 30-45 days is furthest date we still guarantee them to be safe and effective. Please see our FAQ regarding expired products at: http://www.genesispure.com/faq#expiration_date.

 

FDA

Genesis PURE™ dietary supplements will be listed in 2018 Physicians’ Desk Reference

pdr-productsWe are proud to announce the inclusion of our line of high-quality dietary supplements in PDR.net, the PDR digital version for downloading, and the 2018 Physicians’ Desk Reference® (PDR®) publication.*

The 2018 edition of the PDR will provide an explanation of Genesis PURE and a listing of five of our dietary supplements: Daily Build, HealthTrim® Cleanse (Liquid), Grape ENERGY, Cacao 360 Complete Shake, and Metabolic ONE. It gives Genesis PURE an additional boost in the scientific community, and helps strengthen every independent business owner’s position as an exclusive leader in the distribution of Genesis PURE products.

“We are thrilled to be part of this prestigious publication,” stated Daren Hogge, CEO. “The PDR is a great reference to have in terms of added credibility, as the PDR is a well-respected publication in the medical community.”

PDR has been the authoritative source on prescription drugs for 71 years. Found in virtually every physician’s office, pharmacy, clinic, and library, no medical reference is more current, more recognized, or more respected. The PDR contains full, FDA-approved drug label information, including warnings and precautions, drug interactions, and hundreds of full-color product images. Every label in PDR includes information on dosages, side effects, and safety information, such as contraindications, pregnancy ratings, and interactions with other drugs, food, and alcohol. The 2018 edition will include nonprescription drugs, dietary supplements, and herbs. Data on clinical trials are also included.

*U.S. formulations only.

Healthy eating during the holidays

holiday-nutrition-survival-guide-1215 It’s that time of year for holiday festivities, and that comes with a lot of extra food, sugar and alcohol, and a lot less time for exercise.  It can be challenging to maintain your weight and your health. But just because you’ve always eaten sugar-laden and fatty foods doesn’t mean you have to veer off that path to Whole Health. You can find alternative ways to make your old favorites.

While avoiding weight gain during the holidays may seem as believable as Santa’s ability to visit every home on Christmas Eve, I am confident you can avoid packing on the pounds this December with the help of these tips.

Tip #1 – Eat a healthy snack BEFORE going to a party.  You will help provide your body with nutrition and you’ll fill yourself up a little, so that you don’t eat as much of the unhealthy foods. Genesis PURE™ Greens, combined with Mila, GPS Hydration and water is a great-tasting beverage that provides nutrition and fiber to help fill you up.

Tip #2 – Drink a full glass of water before each alcoholic beverage you have.  Alcoholic beverages are high in sugar, calories and, of course, alcohol.  They are also very dehydrating.  By drinking a glass of water before each alcoholic beverage, you’re hydrating your body, helping your kidneys flush toxins, and filling yourself up, so you don’t desire as much alcohol.

Tip #3 – Eat small portions.  For example, instead of a big, heaping spoon-full of mashed potatoes AND yams AND stuffing AND a roll, take just a tablespoon full of each and a half of a roll.  If you’re still hungry later, you can always go back for more.

Tip #4 – Use the same principle as Tip #3 for your sweets.  Take just a small portion of several things you’d like to sample.  Don’t be afraid to cut that pie piece into thirds or that fudge in half.  While your brain might think “that’s not enough!” it’ll thank you later when you don’t feel like you’re going to explode.

Tip #5 – Be sure to do a calorie-burning exercise EVERY DAY!  Run up and down the stairs in your house a few times before work.  Do some crunches or push-ups. Jump up and down on the trampoline for five minutes.  You don’t have to spend an hour at the gym; you just want to get your heart pumping, your blood moving and oxygen flowing. This helps boost your metabolism and can help you burn off the extra calories you consume.

Additional Tips:

  1. Eat breakfast. Don’t try to “save” your calories for your big meal. Not only are you likely to overindulge when you do eat, but your body may be more apt to store your food as fat.  Try Genesis PURE’s 360 Complete Shake, an effective meal replacement offering a combination of vitamins and minerals, protein, carbohydrates, fat, and fiber. It’s ideal for those looking to avoid overeating between meals.
  2. Use a smaller plate. The less food you can put on your plate, the less you will eat.
  3. Eat a salad with your meal. Salad is roughage and helps move the other food through your digestive system.  Be sure to nix the extra toppings, and go with a simple oil-and-vinegar dressing.
  4. Bring your own dish. Rather than trying to decipher what’s in each dish, or being fearful of missing out, bring some healthier options. This is an especially helpful tip for those with food allergies and/or sensitivities. Find some delicious recipes using Genesis PURE products: http://www.genesispure.com/recipes.
  5. Slow down. Time and time again, studies have shown that it takes about 20 minutes for our brains to register it’s full. So slow down, chew your food well, and take time to chat with family or friends before deciding whether you want another slice of pie.
  6. Choose sweets than contain protein. Protein helps offset the sugar in sweets and slows the glucose conversion. For example, grab a handful of nuts with your pie. Make some Almond Butter Mila Cookies or Chocolate Coconut Mila Balls. Find the recipes here: http://www.genesispure.com/recipes.
  7. Eat the dark meat of the turkey instead of the white. Dark meat contains more nutrients and healthier fats, helping you feel full.
  8. Have more yams and less mashed potatoes. Yams or sweet potatoes are considered complex carbohydrates and have a lower glycemic index than mashed.  Enjoy the natural sweetness of baked yams and sweet potatoes instead of candied yams topped with marshmallows, which are full of added sugar.
  9. Save the fruit salad for later. Fruit may be more beneficial and less taxing on the digestive system, if it is eaten alone.  Have this as part of your dessert versus with your meal.
  10. Choose clear, distilled liquor over beer, wine or sugary cocktails. Not only does sugar speed up the absorption of alcohol into the blood stream; but it also contains more calories.  For example, a vodka and tonic would be lower in calories than a rum and coke.
  11. Substitute healthier ingredients for less-healthful ones. For instance, instead of oil use applesauce. Mila (chia seed) can replace eggs in recipes.

If you do choose to indulge at events, choose wisely and make sure you stick with a healthy diet and workout regimen throughout the season to keep those unwanted pounds at bay.  Genesis PURE’s Rally28 weight-loss system can help you stay on track while you develop healthier habits for real, lasting results. Discover how this revolutionary system is making a difference in the lives of so many.

Most importantly, don’t lose sight of what the holiday truly represents. Enjoy the time with your family and friends. Don’t just linger around the appetizers, bar, or dinner table. Reminisce with old friends and make some new ones. Pause and remember why you are celebrating. This is a time to celebrate and spread holiday cheer!

Cheers to a Whole Health holiday season!

This article is for nutrition information purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with any health concerns you may have. The information in this article is not intended to promote any specific product, or for the prevention or treatment of any disease. Highlights taken from studies should not be viewed as scientific fact, but rather as the author’s interpretation of a scientific study. The validity of study information is not guaranteed nor are the author’s views guaranteed to be aligned with those of the researchers that published the study.