How to better manage stress

Stress isn’t just a state of mind, it has physical effects in the body. It can wreak havoc both mentally and physically and plays a role in your immune system’s ability to function. When you are under stress, your body goes into fight or flight mode.

Back in cave-man days, you might have been chased by a ferocious animal.  Today, you may be stuck in traffic or frantically trying to meet a deadline. You get a burst of adrenaline, which then causes your cortisol levels to rise. These two chemicals evoke the following:

  1. You get a burst of energy.
  2. Digestion is slowed and your immune system is weakened.
  3. Heart rate is increased.
  4. Sensitivity to pain is reduced.

This bodily response is appropriate if you have a real physical emergency and need to react quickly. However, being in this state for long periods of time can affect your health and well-being.

With the fast-paced society we live in, it can be challenging to keep stress levels at bay.  Healthy eating and supplementation can definitely improve your body’s ability to manage stress; but this may not be enough. If you find yourself feeling stressed on a regular basis, assess your life and find ways to mitigate stress.

These are some of many questions you can ask yourself to start down a path of self-improvement.

  • How would you rate your stress levels?
  • Is there anything you can do to modify your own behavior or the way you perceive things?
  • Do you need to make a change?

Stress-Relieving Activities

While stress is inevitable, you can incorporate activities in your life that help you mitigate it.  For example, simply taking a minute to breathe in deeply several times can bring your adrenaline back to normal. Taking a brisk walk can help oxygenate your body and relax your mind. Taking a warm bath at night can relax your body and mind. You can also use this breathing technique.

  1. Breathe in through your nose deeply for 4 counts.
  2. Hold your breath for 7 counts.
  3. With the tip of your tongue lightly pressed to the roof of your mouth, force your breath out through your mouth for 8 counts.
  4. Repeat this process 5-10 times, or as long as you would like.

Note: this technique may make you a bit light-headed the first several times you do it.  This is because of the massive amount of oxygen you are bringing in. You will get used to this sensation over time.

Need help managing stress? PURE is by your side.

HealthTrim® Matcha Vegan Shake, a clean and lean plant-based protein, can help in promoting a sense of calm. L-theanine is a special ingredient in matcha that has been shown to reduce psychological and physiological stress responses.1 It helps promote relaxation by affecting brain waves and decreases anxiety and helps maintain healthy blood pressure levels.2

GoYin balancing blend can enhance well-being with a delicious, proprietary blend of superfruits, herbs and other fruits. It can provide nutritional support to help your body deal with everyday stressors. Created on the premise of 5,000 years of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), it contains a proprietary blend of superfruits, herbs, and other fruits that have been traditionally used to help bring the body into balance and enhance overall well-being.*

Whatever you choose to do, I encourage you to be consistent in managing your stress levels. Anytime you notice elevated stress levels, try and take a short break to counteract your stress. Over time, you will learn to effectively mitigate stress quickly, keeping your body and mind healthy and full of vitality.

1https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16930802

2https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3518171/

 

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.

Has a product been shelved too long to consume?

How often do you pay attention to the stamped date on a food product or vitamin bottle? Depending on what kind of product it is, you may see the words “manufacture date”, “expiration date”, “best by date”, or another term. They all indicate the difference between a quality product and one that you should be consuming at your own risk.

Let’s imagine you had a bottle of unopened GoYin in your pantry with a stamped “manufacture date” of September 2016. Since it was made over a year ago, is it now unsafe 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. Due to rules within the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDAs) current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) regulations, our dietary supplement products (products labeled with Supplement Facts as opposed to Nutrition Facts) have “manufacture date”, “best by date”, or “expiration date”.

The “manufacture date” (mfg) printed on the label is the date the product was produced in compliance with Good Manufacturing (GMP) regulations.

Safe consumption

Most of our products should be consumed within two years of their “manufacture date”. Some products (i.e. Cell Water, Alkaline Water Concentrate) are good for four years past their listed manufacturer date. A “best by 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 in the refrigerator and consumed within a 30-40-day window. The 30-45 days is the furthest date we still guarantee them to be safe and effective. If it is opened and has been out of the refrigerator overnight, it is okay to consume. Powered products, once opened, will last longer than this – up to 60-90 days.

Products 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 dry location.

High temperatures are also a problem, as they can interfere with the delicate structure of nutrients and cause them 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 usage directions.

Please see our FAQ regarding expired products at: http://www.livepure.com/faq#expiration_date. Thank you.

 

 

Are the change in seasons putting a damper on your immune health?

Sometimes the transition between summer and fall puts added stress on our immune system and bodies. Your body is constantly out of balance, trying to navigate a fine line between internal and external challenges. Walk that line more confidently with the right nutrition. We all know how beneficial vitamins and minerals are for us, but do you know which are the best and most readily available?

We’ve compiled a list of five immune-boosting foods to help keep you happy and healthy during the fall and winter months.

Seeds and Nuts — Zinc is an essential mineral that helps support healthy immune function, but it’s not stored by the body. Consuming nuts and seeds is a great way to boost your intake. A quarter cup of raw pumpkin seeds contains 2.57 mg of zinc. The Recommended Daily Allowance (RDAs) for zinc for adults is 8-11mg. Daily Build contains 20mg of zinc per serving, and CalciuMK+ contains 7.5mg zinc per serving.

Mushrooms — Surround yourself with fungus, mushrooms that is. All mushrooms contain beta-glucan, a naturally occurring polysaccharide. Studies suggest that beta-glucan might stimulate the immune system.1 Oyster and portabella mushrooms are good choices. Add mushrooms to stir-fry or pasta dishes. Greens contains an organic mushroom blend of shitake, maitake and reishi varieties — all good sources of beta-glucan. GoYin contains Coriolus versicolor mushroom, another great source of beta-glucans.

Fruits and Vegetables — Vitamins A, C, and E are particularly helpful in supporting immunity. Foods rich in vitamin A include carrots, dark leafy greens and sweet potatoes. Vitamin C can be found in citrus fruits, tomatoes, and bell peppers. Dark leafy greens, butternut squash and avocado are excellent sources of vitamin E. Pairing these and other fruits and vegetables with adequate protein intake will help supercharge your immunity. Immune6 is an excellent source of vitamin C, as well as vitamin D3. Daily Build contains 446% vitamin E in each serving, as well as over 600% vitamin C. GPS Adapt contains 200% vitamin C. CalciuMK+ is a great source of both vitamin A, D and E.

Garlic — Garlic contains allicin, a component that has antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. A review published in the February 2009 issue of “Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry” notes that allicin has a variety of antimicrobial properties.2

Probiotics — Probiotics have specific compounds that may help regulate the functions of immune cells and intestinal cells.3 Probiotic is uniquely formulated with seven different types of beneficial bacterial strains of healthy bacteria to support digestive health. Additionally, Probiotic contains beneficial prebiotics to help foster the growth of good bacteria, setting it apart from other products on the market.

To help maintain a health immune function, it’s always important to exercise regularly, get adequate sleep and visit your healthcare provider, in addition to eating a balanced diet. Follow these guidelines and you’ll be on your way to a lifestyle of Whole Health.

 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.

1 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19515245

2 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1271/bbb.90096

3 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4006993/

 

Spotlight on Euphoria Longan fruit

Take a look at a bottle of GoYin and you’ll notice the first ingredient listed is the Euphoria longan fruit, and rightly so. This exotic superfruit has long been part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) used to support energy and immune function and reduce stress. As one of our Foundation products, GoYin is a balancing blend of superfruits, herbs and botanicals that helps decrease feelings of gloom and enhance overall well-being.* You might say GoYin can help produce a state of euphoria.

The tasty and exotic longan fruit is consumed all over Asia, where crops are grown. It is very similar in appearance to the lychee fruit with a thin, bark-like shell and translucent fruit. Its hard, black seed can be seen through the fruit’s flesh, giving the fruit the illusion of an eye. In Cantonese, longan literally means “dragon eye”.

Longan fruit contains iron, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium, as well as vitamins A and C, contributing to GoYin’s powerful adaptogenic and antioxidant properties. A study from the National Institutes of Health found that the fruit is rich in phytochemicals and may enhance learning and memory.2 Longan fruit has been used in TCM to support energy and immune function, reduce stress, improve memory and give skin a glow.1

GoYin Balancing Blend:

  • Is made with a proprietary blend of fruits and herbs, including astragalus, jujube date, gac, hawthorn, schisandra, tangerine, and ginger to help provide balance, based on traditional Asian herbal practices.
  • Delivers a good source of vitamins B6 and B12. B6 is essential for the production of energy in the body from the food we eat. B12 is necessary for building important cell structures in the body, including DNA and hormones.
  • Vegan, made with natural ingredients
  • In a preliminary study of 100 healthy, stressed individuals, GoYin improved overall feelings of vigor and well-being, and decreased feelings of gloom, tension, and fatigue.* Read the study here.

Try GoYin today and share it with others so they may experience that euphoric state of well-being and happiness. Adding GoYin Balancing Blend to your daily routine gives your body a strong foundation upon which to achieve Whole Health.

Learn more about GoYin at livepure.com and order your bottle(s) today. Email SalesSupport@livepure.com or contact us at 866-535-5888 for assistance.

1https://www.healthline.com/health/longan-fruit-vs-lychee-benefits#uses4 2https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20064595

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.

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

Q: My husband has been on heartburn medication. Would any of your products help him?

A: Magnesium and calcium are effective acid neutralizers and have been shown to help to eliminate heartburn and acid reflux. Our CalciuMK+ is a delicious, liquid non-dairy formula offering the Rapid Delivery of calcium, magnesium, vitamin D, E, and K2. Other steps your husband can take are not going to bed with a full stomach, eating smaller portions, eating slowly, and avoiding foods like onions, peppermint, chocolate, caffeine, citrus fruits, tomatoes and spicy foods. There are also products to avoid. In some individuals, GoYin may cause heartburn due to the fruit juices and citrus in the product. Some individuals may also experience heartburn with Organic Sulfur; consuming Organic Sulfur with a meal may help reduce this. Some studies have suggested that nightshade fruits like the goji berry may cause heartburn among some individuals.

Q: I was contemplating adding Metabolic ONE capsules to my Autoship, but I need to know how much caffeine is in each capsule and what the source of caffeine is.

A: Metabolic ONE contains natural sources of caffeine (88mg per 3 capsules) from guarana berries and yerba mate. It also contains green tea catechins and bitter orange extract (synephrine), which are known to boost the metabolism.

Q: Why would Organic Sulfur not be certified when it says organic on the label?

A: First, PURE does its best to use only organic, wild-crafted or cultivated without chemical, non-GMO ingredients. Methylsulphonylmethane (MSM) is a an organic sulfur compound found in all living plant and animal tissues. This form of sulfur is 100% organic; however, the term organic does not specifically refer to farming practices utilized in the production process of organic sulfur. While it may seem confusing, “organic sulfur” is the actual technical term for our MSM compound. Unlike sulfur oxide, organic sulfur is a food grade form of sulfur that is absolutely necessary beneficial for proper health and well-being. MSM (organic) sulfur works in the body by supporting the connective tissues of tendons, muscles and ligaments. Furthermore, organic sulfur, a naturally-occurring component of (MSM), is an essential mineral which helps cell oxygenation and detoxification.

Have a question of two for the expert? Visit http://livepure.com/forms/asktheexpert and we’ll try our best to send you an answer within 24 hours.

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.

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

Q: At what age can a young man begin to take Daily Build? What is the recommended dosage ?

A: Use of our dietary supplements, including Daily Build, is recommended for anyone over the age of 18 years. You may note that 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.

Q: What products help with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?

A: The products are intended to supplement a healthy diet. The products are not formulated for the treatment of specific health conditions, including Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).  Before using products we recommend you consult with your healthcare provider to determine whether or not they are okay to be used in your specific situation.  Some research suggests probiotics may help in maintaining healthy gut flora, including in persons with IBS. By introducing healthy bacteria like those found in Probiotic, digestive tract function may be improved. Probiotic provides good bacteria the gut needs to digest foods properly.  Mila is another product, which might be helpful.  Some but not all individuals with IBS need to increase their consumption of dietary fiber. The soluble fiber contained in Mila (chia seeds) may be effective in helping to improve regularity and elimination. In general, fiber helps promote satiety and may offer relief from occasional constipation; however, it is also important to increase intake of fluids at the same time. Drink plenty of water when increasing your intake of fiber. According to the USDA, chia seeds contain a significantly higher percentage of fiber than corn, rice, oats, wheat, or barley. We strongly recommend discussing your choices with your healthcare provider to make sure they are appropriate. If your healthcare provider has asked you to increase your fiber intake, we suggest introducing Mila to your diet slowly. Begin with 1 tablespoon for the first couple of days to see how it works for you. Increase to 2 tablespoons daily if you are able to tolerate the increased amount of fiber in your diet. Please remember, our products do not treat, cure or prevent any disease, including irritable bowel syndrome.

Q: Which product provides the body’s daily requirement of vitamin B12?

A: Daily Build has an excellent blend of B vitamins, including vitamin B12. Daily Build contains 500mcg of vitamin B12.  This is 8333% of the recommended Daily Value (DV). GoYin also contains 11.8mcg vitamin B12 (200% DV). A third option for obtaining the body’s daily requirement of this vitamin is Energy. One serving of this product delivers 34mcg (567% DV) of vitamin B12.

Have a question of two for the expert? Visit http://livepure.com/forms/asktheexpert and we’ll send you an answer within 24 hours.

Hip hip hooray for Dad!

Father’s Day is on June 18, just around the corner.  He may not admit it, but he probably doesn’t want another striped tie to add to his collection. And his toolbox is likely overflowing. This year, give him something special that makes him feel good. After all, he has always offered a caring heart to you.

Today’s dads are either juggling work, raising children, or enjoying retirement. Hopefully they are all trying to stay fit.  Show you care by gifting him with Genesis PURE™ products. Sharing the importance of living a Whole Health lifestyle is a heartfelt way to say, “I love you, Dad,” and a thought he’ll really appreciate.

Dad’s love the Genesis PURE Sports (GPS) products, part of our LIVE PURE Performance line. These five all-natural supplements will fortify his workouts, whether he’s in the gym, out for a jog, or on the playground.

  • GPS REBUILD is designed to help promote post-exercise muscle recovery and muscle tissue maintenance.* Each serving provides protein and carbohydrates, combined with essential vitamins, minerals, creatine, and branched chain amino acids (BCAAs). It also contains 20 grams of protein and 15 grams of carbohydrates.
  • GPS ADAPT combines Moomiyo with an array of other adaptogens such as golden root, reishi mushroom, cordyceps mushroom, and codonopsis to support his workout.
  • GPS ENERGIZE is formulated with antioxidant vitamin C, other vitamins and minerals, and amino acids. It also contains B vitamins and natural sources of caffeine to support mental focus before exercise.*
  • GPS CIRCULATE combines L-arginine with a spectrum of other amino acids and complementary nutrients to support muscle health before exercise.*
  • GPS HYDRATE replenishes vital fluids, electrolytes, and nutrients lost during exercise. It includes a blend of amino acids, carbohydrates and B vitamins. The formula also helps to quench thirst by supporting rehydration.

For the Dad on the go, ENERGY is a better alternative to other caffeinated and sugar-laden drinks on the market. It provides vitamins, minerals, and natural caffeine to help stimulate alertness, ease fatigue, and fuel his focus. Dad can take the convenient stick packs with him to the office, to the gym, and to soccer practice.

There’s nothing unmanly about looking good! Dad will appreciate the C’VOSA™ five-step skincare system, part of our LIVE PURE BEAUTY line of products. These products are designed to gently remove impurities, revitalize, smooth, and soften skin, while helping him maintain a healthy, masculine glow.

Natural ingredients, including chia, help cleanse, moisturize, exfoliate and condition the skin. Notes of jojoba and sunflower oils work to soften the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

The Cleanser, Scrub, Toner, Serum and Moisturizer are designed to work together to help minimize the harshness that shaving can cause, to exfoliate, to clear pores, to soothe the skin after shaving, to hydrate the skin, and to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Learn more.

Who couldn’t use a bit more energy? Give Dad a bottle of GoYin superfruit juice. The taste is phenomenal and it will improve his vigor and well-being, as well as decrease any feelings of tension or fatigue he may have.*

These are just a handful of great products that Genesis PURE offers. Discover others that are sure to put a smile on his face. Helping him experience a lifestyle of Whole Health is one of the best gifts of all.

And on top of all that, you can always offer to do his chores for him!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.