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: If I’m not going to use my Noni within 30 days, can I freeze it into 1 oz. cubes and use it as needed?

A: You can certainly freeze Noni, or any other superfruit juice, and use as ice cubes. If your bottle is unopened, it is good for two years. If it is opened and has been out of the refrigerator overnight, it is ok to consume. Superfruit juices should be refrigerated and consumed within 30 days. This is the furthest date we still guarantee it to be safe and effective.

Q: Daily Build capsules have green tea leaf extract in the ingredients. Can you please tell me how many milligrams of caffeine this adds?

A: The Daily Build formula is not intended to provide any added caffeine. While it does contain a green leaf extract, this extract is standardized to provide antioxidant polyphenols and not caffeine. Based on the green tea extract used in Daily Build and the possible amount of naturally-occurring caffeine, the amount would be range somewhere between 0-5 mg per serving.

Q: When it comes to athletes, are there ingredients in our GPS line that will give a false positive on drug tests?

A: Our products, including the GPS line, are made under the strict quality guidelines of the Food and Drug Administration’s current good manufacturing practices (GMPs). GMPs have been established to ensure the safety of dietary supplements. The GPS products are manufactured in an NSF GMP registered facility. A primary issue with unintended athlete doping from dietary supplements occurs as a result of companies selling products not produced in a facility that strictly follows FDA GMPs. All of our products are formulated to not contain any banned substances; however, some herbal metabolites naturally found in Rhodiola have been known to cause issues when consumed in large quantities. Rhodiola is found in both GPS Hydrate and Adapt. When consumed in normal recommended amounts, these products are not likely to cause an issue.  On the NCAA banned list believe it or not is caffeine, which is found in GPS Energize (110 mg per serving).  If someone were to drink 3 or 4 servings of GPS Energize prior to a random drug test, it would likely pose a problem for the athlete. PURE has been selling the GPS products for several years and the company has had no known issues for competitive athletes and drug testing.

Q: I experienced severe diarrhea after starting Capsule Cleanse. Is this normal?

A: Everyone’s body will react differently when introducing a HealthTrim Cleanse product to their daily regimen. Some individuals will be more sensitive than others to the primary ingredient cascara that is found in both the liquid and capsule forms of Cleanse. The main purpose of these products is to get the digestive tract moving and eliminating; however, persistent diarrhea is definitely a problem. These products are intended to be used on a cyclical basis (i.e. for no more than 7 to 10 days) to help the body do its job of eliminating toxins through waste. We recommend discontinuing Cleanse to see if the problem goes away. If it does, slowly reintroduce the product. It is important to start at the smallest possible dose.  Some individuals may need up to 8 capsules to get their digestive tract moving while others may only need 1 capsule. The same is true for the Cleanse in liquid form. You may need to use fewer drops than the recommended dropper full. If diarrhea is not alleviated with discontinuing the product, or worsens, contact a healthcare provider to help determine the cause.

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Ask the Expert: Frequently Asked Questions

At 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 previous week. You might find a topic related to a question you have.

Q: I have had customers that were taking the CardioClean and it was helping to keep their blood sugars down. Now that it is discontinued, what products are you recommending that l suggest they take?

A: First, the Genesis PURE products are not intended for the purpose of treating health conditions like diabetes. If an individual has diabetes, we recommend you advise your clients to consult with their physician to determine whether or not our products are right for them. Our products are intended to provide nutritional support to an otherwise healthy diet.  It is interesting that you found some success with your clients using CardioClean to help them maintain healthy blood sugar levels. While not their primary purpose for being in CardioClean, there were some ingredients in the product that have been shown in preliminary research to help maintain healthy blood sugars levels already in the normal range. One of these ingredients was noni juice. Both animal research and preliminary clinical studies have shown noni juice appears to have some promise in this area, so you could suggest the use of the Noni superfruit juice in its place. Another product with some research supporting healthy blood sugar maintenance is HealthTrim Green Coffee Bean.  Interestingly, green coffee bean has also been shown to maintain healthy blood pressure levels as well. At this time, we do not have any immediate plans to replace CardioClean, but we are carefully monitoring this area and will look at other possibilities in the future.  CardioClean contained B vitamins and folate as well as an antioxidant blend, among other ingredients. Our Daily Build product, a multivitamin with superfruits, greens, sea vegetables, and botanicals, is an excellent source of these ingredients. Mila and HealthTrim 360 Complete Shakes are good sources of fiber, which has been shown to support blood sugar maintenance.

Q: Does the GPS Rebuild contain glutamine?

A: Glutamine is an amino acid that plays a key role in protein metabolism and new muscle growth. When we are stressed, the body’s demand for glutamine increases. Our Recovery product was created to be used after your workout. The main ingredient is creatine,  30,000 mg, which increases the body’s ability to produce energy rapidly. There is L-glutamine in our Pro-Arginine and E2 products. Pro-Arginine was created to be taken before your workout to help support growth hormone release, nitric oxide production, muscle energetics, and superior muscle growth. Our E2 product was created to be taken before your workout to deliver nutritive support while providing energy and mental clarity. We’ve revamped our entire GPS line giving it an easier, systematic approach to working out. New action-oriented names help you identify the proper function of each product and sleek new packaging is color-coded to represent the best time to consume the products for an amplified workout. We hope you try all the products in the GPS line.

Q: Do the HealthTrim 360 Complete Shakes have gluten in them? Do they have any stimulants that effect blood pressure?

A: While many Genesis PURE products have no gluten-containing ingredients, they may be processed in facilities that also process gluten. Therefore, some cross contamination may occur. 360 Complete Shake contains barley grass which does not contain gluten; however, barley is an ingredient that may have come in contact with other gluten-containing grains and are at a high risk for cross contamination. Other Genesis PURE products may be made on machinery that also process gluten-containing ingredients. If you are extremely sensitive to even the smallest amount of gluten, we caution against consuming Genesis PURE products. The potential for cross-contact with other gluten containing grains and ingredients is relatively low, but if you have celiac disease or a severe gluten intolerance, we recommend consulting with your physician before using Genesis PURE products. 360 Complete Shake does contain 33mg guarana, a natural caffeine-based stimulant. Guarana comes from plants in South America. It’s more dense in caffeine than coffee beans. The American Dietetic Association suggests no more than 200-300 mgs of caffeine a day, which is equal to not more than 2-3 cups of coffee a day. Studies suggest that people with high blood pressure limit their caffeine intake to 200 mg (two six-ounce cups of coffee) per day or less.

Ask the Expert: Frequently Asked Questions

At 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 previous week. You might find a topic related to a question you have.

Q: Looking at the superfruits, why don’t you list the nutruitional values of sugars and carbohydrates?

A: The most recent labels of our Acai, Fusion, and Goji superfruit juices have this information. You can check our web site for their full nutritional content. For your convenience, we provide the following: Acai – Total Carbohydrates 1g, Sugars 1g; Fusion – Total Carbohydrates 3g, Sugars 2g; Goji – Total Carbohydrates 4g, Sugars 4g. These data for Goji were calculated based on theoretical input. After analytical testing of the finished product, the label will be updated to 3g Total Carbohydrates and 2g of Sugars. We are also currently updating our Noni and Mangosteen superfruit juices and the following has been printed on the newest product labels: Mangosteen – Total Carbohydrate 2g, Sugars 1.5g, Noni – Total Carbohydrates 1.5g, Sugars 0.5g. Keep in mind that one serving of the superfruit juices is 1 ounce or 30 mL, which is 1/8th of 1 cup.

Q: My mom has Alzheimers and I am interested in supplements for her as well as for myself. I realize that I need to be proactive and take better care of myself now.

A: First, speak with her doctor for specific recommendations on which Genesis PURE products to use to support overall health without interfering with her current treatment. Our products are not designed to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Genesis PURE products are intended to supplement a healthy diet. Our bodies are complex systems that require a correct balance of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients in order to function properly. Regardless of an individual’s health situation,  any time you can give the body what it needs, it will function optimally at its innate capability. You might want to visit www.functionalmedicine.org as there are some fantastic resources you can utilize to find a doctor knowledgeable in both holistic and conventional medicine in your area. Some doctors may also do phone consultations if there is not one in your area. As for your own needs, visit our web site at www.genesispure.com to familiarize yourself with our many products that help with everything from weight management and performance to skincare and seasonal support.

Q: In the Coral Calcium supplement, is is calcium citrate or calcium carbonate?

A: Our calcium product is coral calcium which is harvested from fossilized coral beds or above-sea mines (no living reefs are disturbed by the process). Coral calcium contains essential trace minerals, including magnesium. Coral calcium is a form of calcium carbonate which is found in many organic sources such as bone meal, shells and dolomite. Calcium citrate is the naturally occurring calcium salt of citric acid. It is the product of the fermentation process used to produce citric acid.

Q: Do you have NDC or UPC numbers for your products?

A: No, we do not have UPC or NDC numbers on our products. UPC are usually bar code numbers and NDC are associated with OTC products (e.g. Aspirin, etc.). Certain products, like Daily Build, are listed in the Physician’s Desk Reference. http://www.genesispure.com/Products-in-PDR

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What’s for dinner tonight? PHYTONUTRIENTS!

Phytonutrients_0616 Sound appetizing? You bet! We’ve all heard it before — vegetables and fruits are an important part of a healthy diet, and variety is as important as quantity.1 Sometimes it can be difficult to follow the recommendations. You may be wondering what exactly it is that you’re missing out on when you don’t get your daily fruits and vegetables. Well, the answer is healthy phytonutrients.

So what is a phytonutrient?

“Phyto” is derived from a Greek word meaning plant. “Nutrients” are compounds that are beneficial for life. Thus, phytonutrients (otherwise known as phytochemicals) are organic compounds derived from plant material. Phytonutrients are not essential for life, as are proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals, but studies show that they can help maintain overall wellness.* In plants, phytonutrients help protect against pollutants, drought, insects, etc. In our bodies, phytochemicals can support overall wellness,* a very good reason to start eating your recommended servings of fruits and vegetables!

A class of its own

Phytonutrients come in many classes; the most common ones being carotenoids, flavonoids and isoflavones.2

  • Carotenoids are the yellow, orange and red pigments found in fruits and vegetables.
  • Flavonoids are reddish pigments found in red grape skins and citrus fruits.
  • Isoflavones can be found in peanuts, lentils, soy and other legumes.

Foods that are phyto-dense:

  • Soy
  • Tomato
  • Broccoli
  • Garlic
  • Flax seeds
  • Citrus fruits
  • Melons: cantaloupe, watermelon
  • Pink grapefruit
  • Blueberries
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Chili peppers
  • Beans and lentils

Despite the benefits phytonutrients offer, it’s still very hard to stick to the recommended fruit and vegetable daily servings. We also live fast-paced lifestyles and deal with stress making it hard to take in all the nutrients our bodies need.

Genesis PURE™ products can fill in where your food can’t. Daily Build, Greens, Acai, Mangosteen, Noni, Goji, and Mila are great sources of phytonutrients. Give your body the nutrients it needs and wants in order to achieve a lifestyle of Whole Health.

1https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/what-should-you-eat/vegetables-and-fruits/

2http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/nutrition/healthy-eating/antioxidants-101-what-are-flavonoids-nonflavonoids.html

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