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

Get ahead of the class, and the germs

New classes and fresh faces mean exposure to germs — a lot of them. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, elementary school children get 8 to 12 colds, or cases of the flu, each school year. For older kids, it is about half that.

It’s not only kids who get sick, teachers get sneezed on and parents miss work when kids have to stay home. What’s the solution?

Hand washing is the number one preventive step children and adults can take to avoid getting sick when going back to school. But there are other ways to keep germs at bay. The following products by PURE contain unique ingredients that help fight internal and external aggressors to keep the immune system functioning at its peak.*

Our best defense is intact healthy skin

Skin Defense by PURE is a unique spray that helps defend from the outside in against unpredictable elements in our environment. Just a few squirts onto your hands attack bacteria, viruses, fungi and infections on the spot. Be sure to add a bottle to your supply list this year. Put a bottle in their backpack and give one to a new teacher!

Now through August 31, you can buy a bundle of three 2 oz. bottles of Skin Defense for only $24.95; 10 PV.*  Contact Sales Support at livepure.com or 866-535-5888 to order.

Hypochlorous acid (HOCI), the active ingredient in Skin Defense, is a naturally occurring chemical that our white blood cells produce every day to fight off bacteria, superbugs and viruses.

What’s really nice is that, unlike alcohol-based hand sanitizers that dry your skin, Skin Defense hydrates. It’s natural, environmentally safe and non-toxic. It is also antibiotic-, steroid- and alcohol-free. It will not irritate sensitive skin and it does not burn. Use frequently on children, especially those who are active in sports, or who come into contact with dirty surfaces.

  • HOCI is effective in killing bacteria, viruses and fungi
  • Higher concentration of HOCI than similar products
  • FDA cleared

The next generation in silver technology

Silver is another product by PURE that is safe for kids age 12 years and up. This liquid spray contains  a patented SilverSol, nano-particle formulation, meaning that the particles are even smaller than colloidal particles.

Silver has been extensively used throughout history. The ancient Greeks, Egyptians, Phoenicians, Romans and Macedonians all used silver to help keep them well. Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, taught that silver supports health and well-being. Herodotus, the Father of History, believed that no Persian king would drink water that was not transported in silver containers. Throughout the Middle Ages, the upper class in Europe would use silver utensils and goblets to ensure safe food and drinking water. In America’s West, it was common practice to drop silver coins into drinking water barrels to ensure the water’s safety.

  • Mix 1 teaspoon (5 pumps) in water and consume up to three times daily.
  • Silver contains 10 parts per million of elemental silver and the only other additional ingredient is purified water.

Help keep that rundown feeling at bay

Immune6 is another product by PURE that is safe for kids age 12 and up. It works by providing vitamins and fortification needed to sustain health and well-being.* It can be taken daily throughout the year. One of the key ingredients, Inositol Hexaphosphate (IP-6), is a plant antioxidant that may boost the immune system.*

  • Excellent source of antioxidant vitamin C, an antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals and may contribute to healthy immune function.* Vitamin C also helps the body absorb iron, in addition to being important for skin, bones and connective tissue.*
  • Excellent source of vitamin D3 that helps the body regulate calcium and phosphorous which contributes to maintaining bone health.* Research shows benefits beyond bone support including helping with immune system support and aiding in muscle strength.*
  • Excellent source of selenium, a mineral found in soil, which neutralizes free radicals and supports a healthy immune system.*

I hear the bell ringing. Are you ready for school? Don’t let the bugs get you down. Learn more about these products by PURE at livepure.com.

 

**Offer valid from August 13-31, 2018, while supplies last. Shop online or mobile only. Not eligible for Autoship orders. U.S. and Canada only.

Recycling on Earth Day and every day

Here at PURE we are proud to celebrate Earth Day on April 22. Did you know that each year, nearly 29 million tons of plastic end up in landfills across America? Are you doing your part to recycle every day?

Look at the bottom of any PURE container or bottle and you’ll see the recycling logo. When you’ve used all the product, simply rinse out the remnants, then place the container among the rest of your plastics, cans and bottles you’re taking to the curb.

You can also upcycle your containers! Here are some creative ways to find new uses for empty containers and bottles. Have fun with these while, at the same time, making the planet a cleaner place.

  • Organize your junk drawer or craft space. The GPS Adapt bottle is small enough to hold glitter or sequins. It can also hold push pins, rubber bands, pencil erasers and other small gadgets.
  • Organize a tool box. The garage can quickly become a storage mess; but your toolbox doesn’t have to be. Our containers are great to hold loose nails, screws, hex nuts, etc. so you’re ready for that next project! Simply label the container with a Sharpie and voila.
  • Create a coin holder for your vehicle.
  • Loose tea and spices in your kitchen? Stick them into an ENERGY tub for a great airtight solution.
  • Make mini ice packs, or any size for that matter. Just fill a container with water, freeze and you’re ready for those impromptu picnics or camping trips. Also great for keeping your frozen items cold while coming home from the grocery store.
  • Store batteries, etc. Try screwing used containers, like Immune6, to a shelf to create hanging storage for batteries, screws, nails, nuts and bolts, etc.
  • No more missing game pieces, or Legos. Use containers to store small pieces from your kids’ games.
  • Keep matches dry for camping. Just glue a piece of sandpaper to the lid and you’re ready to go.
  • Keep jewelry safely stored while traveling.
  • Make a homemade mini first-aid kit.
  • Create a memory jar with a larger container, like Organic Sulfur. Jot down memories on paper that you can read during special moments or holidays.
  • Make a hide-a-key! Simply put your key in a used container and glue the cap to a rock or a pine cone.

What do you do with your empty PURE containers? Please share with us.

Do you know your vitamin A, B, Cs?

Before you say yes, take this quiz and find out how well versed you are in the benefits of vitamins. Do you know which of our products contain them? Print this out and share it with your friends and/or team to see how vitamin savvy they are. (Answers listed at the bottom.)

  1. Vitamins perform what important function in the body?
  2. Calcium and __________ work together to give us healthy teeth and bones. This vitamin is found in CalciuMK+.
  3. Our bodies need __________ essential vitamins.
  4. Mom wanted you to eat carrots because vitamin ____ is necessary for vision. 360 Complete Shake contains 50% of your daily recommended value.
  5. Vitamin C is required for the production of ________. GPS Circulate contains 250% of your daily recommended value.
  6. The word vitamin is a combination of what two words?
  7. This vitamin helps maintain and protect the sheath that surrounds nerve fibers.
  8. Folate works together with what vitamin to produce new red blood cells? GPS Hydrate contains 1000% of your daily recommended value of this vitamin.
  9. This vitamin maintains calcium levels by increasing its absorption. CalciuMK+ contains 150% of your recommended daily value of this vitamin.
  10. Which vitamin protects the skin? Daily Build is an excellent source of this vitamin.
  11. Calcium and vitamin D both help to maintain the health of our bones. What other vitamin do we need to keep our bones strong? This vitamin helps explain the name CalciuMK+.
  12. Which vitamins support your immune system? Immune6 is an excellent source of one of these vitamins.
  13. Symptoms often associated with aging may be caused by a deficiency of ___________. GoYin contains 200% of your daily recommended value of this vitamin.
  14. Riboflavin, niacin and thiamine are all members of what vitamin family?
  15. Which vitamin is the only one we don’t consume through eating or drinking? CalciuMK+ is an excellent source of this vitamin?

If you answered 10 or above correctly, you are a health guru! Congratulations!

If you answered 9-5 correctly, you are a nutrition novice. Keep studying.

If you answered 4 or below correctly, return to start and try again.

ANSWERS:

  1. They serve as catalysts in chemical reactions
  2. Vitamin D
  3. 13
  4. A
  5. Collagen
  6. Vital and amine, because vitamins are vital for life
  7. B-12
  8. B-12
  9. D
  10. E
  11. K
  12. A, D and C
  13. Vitamin B-12
  14. B
  15. D

Information cited from:  https://medlineplus.gov/vitamins.html.

PURE gift giving made easy

Ho, ho, whoa! It’s that time of year again to fill Santa’s sleigh with products from PURE. We have something for everyone on your list, even gifts for the hardest to please. After all, everyone deserves the gift of Whole Health.

Here is a list of holiday gift ideas for all the people in your life. Get ready to watch them unwrap the magic.

For the fitness/exercise enthusiast:

For the college student:

  • Give him/her an ENERGY Variety Pack to use and share with their friends. They’ll need that extra mental boost during test-taking time. Add some of their favorite snacks and an H20 Filtration System so they can enjoy clean drinking water while on the go.
  • Give them GoYin balancing blend to help reduce stress and and help overall mood.*

For the environmentalist/philanthropist:

  • Give them an H20 Filtration System (with Daily pH Plus filter) and an Outdoor pH Plus filter. This will ensure they have clean drinking water wherever they venture during the year. Be sure to let them know that (with your purchase) they donated a bottle to someone in need. (The LIVE PURE Project is about reaching out, enhancing and empowering the lives of everyone.**)

For Grandma and Grandpa:

  • Gift them with CalciuMK+ and 360 Complete Shake. Older adults need more calcium and vitamin D to help maintain bone health. CalciuMK+ is an excellent source of calcium with added vitamins K2 and D for calcium absorption. 360 Complete Shake has 45 percent of the daily value of calcium. And, of course, give them a personalized drawing from a favorite grandchild.

For the coffee connoisseur:

  • PURE Café all the way! This delicious, slimming coffee with antioxidants, botanicals and vitamins will wake them up and slim them down. Plus, they’ll love the delicious mocha-flavor.

For your boss:

  • Whether they’ve been naughty or nice this year, your boss will appreciate a bottle of GoYin balancing blend. GoYin has been shown to reduce stress and help overall mood.* You could also give them one of our Superfruit juices to try. They are not diluted with other fruit juices and contain no added sugar or preservatives.

For those who love to be pampered:

  • For anyone who desires a more youthful appearance, give them Ciello Advanced Skincare. This peptide serum and airbrush system restores skin’s youthful radiance. This gift will deliver holiday happiness, guaranteed!

For the cook:

  • Put together a basket with your favorite recipes from PURE along with the products they need to make them. You can find recipes here. Throw in some cooking utensils, a cute oven mitt and a timer.

For the teacher:

  • Give them the gift they really deserve, a bottle of GoYin to help reduce stress and help overall mood.* They would also love 360 Complete Shake for those times when they just don’t have the time. Think about gifting Immune6, too, to help with seasonal support.

This Christmas, make it PURE. Contact our Sales Support team today at 866-535-5888 or salessupport@livepure.com to order your favorites.

We know it’s better to give than to receive, but don’t forget to buy for yourself … you deserve it!

**To assist in relief efforts, PURE will give a non-tax-deductible donation through their Live PURE Project, which will purchase one water filtration bottle for every bottle system that is purchased. Excludes pack purchases. Click here to learn more.

 

You asked, we answered

ATEoftheWeek_0216 Q: I have heard a lot of testimonies on allergies, what products assist in aiding the symptoms of allergies?

A: You might want to try our Immune6 and Silver products which are balancing for the body and effective during seasonal changes. Both of these products help support a healthy immune system with essential nutrients and ingredients. Always consult a physician before using the Genesis PURE products. We recommend working with a physician knowledgeable in both holistic and conventional medicine to determine which products may be appropriate for you. Please note that Genesis PURE products are not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat or cure any condition, including allergies. Please see our FAQ regarding nut allergies at: http://www.genesispure.com/faq#nuts

Q: What would you recommend for someone who has low iron levels and low energy?

A: None of the Genesis PURE products are intended to treat low iron levels. Some of the Genesis PURE products contain iron but they are not intended to nor will they meet the needs of an individual with an iron deficiency (see list below).  Most men and some women consume adequate iron in their diet, and supplementation among these individuals may have adverse health effects. But individuals with dietary restrictions, such as vegetarians, will need to make sure they consume a sufficient amount of iron. If you or any customers have an iron deficiency, please consult your doctor to determine which Genesis PURE products may be appropriate to support your overall health.

Iron in GP Products:
360 Complete Shake: 2mg
GPS RECOVERY: 1.5mg
Mila: 1mg
Fusion: 17mcg

Q: Do any of the GP products contain nickel in the mineral blends or any other part of the product?

A: There is no nickel in the premixed product blends. Daily Build and ENERGY contain trace minerals, including nickle, but in very small amounts.

There’s more to fall than comfort foods

moretofall_1016 Many people are often sad to see summer go; however, I am not one of them.  For me, fall is about the beautiful leaves, cooler temperatures, and the plethora of puffy vests, scarves, and hoodies dominating my wardrobe.  With the fall weather often comes the idea of comfort foods: creamy soups, baked casseroles, and heavy desserts.  Comfort foods are delicious, but these less-than-healthy fall favorites don’t have to dominate your season.

Expand the idea of “comfort” beyond the kitchen!

  • Create a warm and inviting home. Now is the time to turn your home into an inviting and comfortable oasis. There are thousands of do-it-yourself projects that involve easy and inexpensive décor. Decorate with candles, rich colors, wreaths and other traditional fall decor to make your home warm and open to visitors. For example, use mason jars and leaves collected from outside to make a candle votive. Diffusing essential oils, such as bergamot or clove, can set the tone that fall is here. Check out the Genesis PURE Pinterest page for ideas.
  • Start a gratitude list. Being happy and at peace is a big part of living a lifestyle of Whole Health, whereas stress can impact your health and sleep. Gratitude can be practiced year-round, but our awareness tends to be higher during the fall and winter months. The benefits of practicing gratitude are nearly endless. People who take time to show their thanks usually experience positive emotions, better sleep and stronger immune systems and they express more kindness.1 Take a few minutes at the end of each day to write down what you are thankful for. Re-read your list the next morning to start your day off on a positive note. Make your list as specific as possible. Take a moment to notice things each day. Opening your eyes to the world around you can only enhance your practice.
  • Go for a walk. It’s easy to transition your summer workout for the colder months. As the days get shorter and the weather gets a bit greyer, make sure you are still getting outside. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is related to changes in the seasons and affects many people.  It can sap your energy and make you feel a bit moody. Get outside for some extra Vitamin D and invest in a light to keep you and your home energized.
  • Make your comfort foods a bit healthier. As the weather gets cooler, our cravings tend to gravitate from cool, fresh ingredients, to warm goodness. Before we know it, we are eating sugary oatmeal for breakfast, creamy soups for lunch, and rich and hearty casseroles for dinner.  Comfort food doesn’t have to be at the expense of your healthy diet.  Look for creative ways to create your favorite meals with healthier ingredients. Instead of spaghetti, use spaghetti squash or zoodles (zucchini noodles). Add Mila to turkey meatballs. Replace cheese in your lasagna with pumpkin or sweet potato and vegetables.  Add veggies to macaroni and cheese and use whole wheat noodles.  Thicken soups with Mila or a dairy alternative. Add cinnamon and nutmeg to spice up plain oatmeal.  The possibilities are endless! Check out our Recipe Center, too!

You might want to take some Immune6 to help maintain a healthy immune system this season.* With the change of seasons, added stress from travel and school, and exposure to germs every day, comes the inevitable “body breakdown.” Genesis PURE’s Immune6 product may make a great addition to your daily regimen by helping to keep that rundown feeling at bay. Learn more.

How are you achieving Whole Health this season? What keeps you warm, happy and healthy during the colder months? Share with us on Facebook and/or Twitter!

1http://www.happify.com/hd/the-science-behind-gratitude/

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