Jayson and Sherrie Lavender – Our Story

Five months ago, my husband and I were introduced to PURE while attending a soccer tournament with our three children. Whitney and Jason Johns, our fantastic upline team, were passionate about the opportunity and told us we could earn shares while making extra money.

My husband Jayson is a teacher and high school football coach and I work full time as a dental hygienist. We are over-committed in every way imaginable. The opportunity sounded amazing; however, we weren’t sure what this all entailed nor did we even understand initially what we were doing. The products weren’t something that drew us to the opportunity. Everyone in our family of five was already supplementing with another brand.

By joining PURE, we thought that we could save money by consolidating all of our supplements. After weighing the pros and cons, and waiting four weeks too long, we decided to commit our time and money to starting a business with PURE.

Despite our busy schedule, we made a list with some achievable goals and got to work. I can say through this experience there have been so many positive changes we have encountered. We feel we are now supplementing our family with the best products around. It has helped us pay off debt, has given our kids the opportunity to participate in activities they would not have otherwise done, and we’ve been able to save and plan for future life events including college and retirement. And, we only work our PURE business part time.

Working a business together has also added a whole new level to our relationship of 16 years. We had no way of knowing what PURE was going to offer us and so many others. Our goal is to keep sharing the products and opportunity, help others achieve their goals, keep building a dynamic team, and keep our faith at the forefront of our business.

– Jayson and Shellie Lavender, PURE Presidential Independent Business Owners

If you have a success story as a PURE Independent Business Owner that you’d like to share with us, please forward to marketing@livepure.com.

The earnings of the distributors in this publication are not necessarily representative of the income, if any, that a PURE distributor can or will earn through his or her participation in the PURE Prosperity compensation plan. These figures should not be considered as guarantees or projections of your actual earnings or profits. Success with PURE results only from successful sales efforts, which require hard work, diligence, skill, perseverance, competence and leadership. Your success will depend upon how well you exercise these qualities. For detailed information on IBO income averages, visit livepure.com/IDS.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Genesis PURE, Inc.

Getting to know Rich Scheckenbach

We recently talked with our newest member of the PURE Wellness Advisory Board (WAB), Rich Scheckenbach, who has a client base of dietary supplement, food and beverage, and nutritional ingredient companies worldwide.

Where do you and your family reside? I have called the Northwest home since 1972 and my wife and I currently reside in SW Washington state. We have family throughout the world.

When did you know you wanted to study nutritional sciences? My interest in nutrition has always been front and center as I was fortunate to grow up in a house that valued healthy food choices. Mom was a huge advocate of the Mediterranean diet, Dad was adventurous in always adding new “health foods” to his diet (such as whole grains, raw wheat germ, exotic fruits and vegetables) as far back as the mid-1950s. I was given my first dietary supplement in 1955 and have since never missed a day taking them. Studying bacteriology and biochemistry as an undergraduate at UCLA was the pivotal moment for my decision to better understand and pursue the underlying principles of proper nutrition.

What do you think is the most important point to remember in nutrition? The most important aspect of good nutrition is understanding that balance in what we consume is paramount. Without all of the essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fats, and phytonutrients being consumed on a regular basis we cannot perform at our optimum level — physically, mentally, or emotionally. There isn’t any single “silver bullet” nutrient or food that will ensure optimum health.

What is your proudest career accomplishment? There is no single accomplishment that stands out for me in my forty-year career in the nutritional science/natural products field. I truly have been blessed to be able to positively impact the health and performance of millions of individuals worldwide through the formulations and products that I have created. For this, I owe a great debt of gratitude to my parents, my wife, my past professors, my colleagues in many health-related fields, and a cadre of devoted scientific researchers whose studies have provided an ever-growing understanding of biochemistry, physiology, and nutrition.

What do you love about your career? Helping people achieve their goals whether those are weight management, improved sports performance, increased vitality, enhanced well-being, and so forth. When individuals learn that they can be in control of most of their health-related issues, it is often a huge revelation and always very empowering.

What attracted you to PURE and influenced your decision to accept an appointment to the WAB? Three things attracted me to PURE – 1) Daren Hogge, (for whom I have the very highest regard), and his fine corporate team; 2) the PURE field leadership, which is comprised of some of the most devoted and caring individuals that I’ve met; and 3) the very dedicated philosophy of bringing to market the best products that science and nature can provide.

What is your favorite product by PURE? I don’t play favorites so I truly can’t answer that directly. I will say, however, that GPS Rebuild is a product that I will never be without. Once you understand the huge significance of muscle physiology on health and the importance of feeding muscle during its post-activity recovery phase, you are likely to agree that this is an “impact” product.

Give us a peek inside your refrigerator or cupboard. What are your mainstays? There are so many! Fruits and vegetables, fish, and meats, in general. Specifically, blueberries, salmon, Mila, pomegranate juice, protein powder, potato chips (hey, we’re all entitled to a vice or two), supplements!, beef, chicken, tuna, olives, and green salad ingredients.

Do you have a favorite quote? Two of them actually. Interestingly, both seem particularly relevant to those involved in network marketing.

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” — Henry David Thoreau

“Believe that there’s light at the end of the tunnel.  Believe that you may be light for someone else.” — Kobi Yamada

Learn more about PURE’s Wellness Advisory Board. This team of highly dedicated professionals provides ongoing guidance on product development, product claims, and product-use protocols.

 

It’s sweet to have a healthy heartbeat

In honor of Valentine’s Day and Heart Health Month, let’s talk about the heart. Having a healthy heart is so important. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women.1 Here at PURE, we ‘whole-heartedly’ believe that education is critical to keeping our hearts as healthy as can be.

We know that being physically active and eating a healthy diet are ‘musts’ for heart health. Other recommended lifestyle changes include quitting smoking, exercising to maintain a healthy weight, limiting stress and alcohol use, having our cholesterol and blood pressure frequently checked, among other things.

We can also add the following products by PURE to our daily routine for optimal wellness. Each contains ingredients that support heart health.

Heart-healthy products by PURE:

Take these additional steps to show your heart even more love.2

Avoid trans fats – Trans fat clogs your arteries by raising your bad cholesterol levels and lowering your good cholesterol levels. Cut these out of your diet to improve blood flow. Food to avoid include packaged baked goods, snack goods, margarines and fried foods.  Read food labels and look for partially hydrogenated oils, which are trans fats.

Brush and floss your teeth every day – It’s been shown that people with periodontal disease have the same risk factors for heart disease. Bacteria in your mouth can move into the bloodstream and can cause inflammation in the blood vessels.

Get adequate sleep – Studies suggest that lack of sleep may cause disruptions in biological processes, including blood pressure and inflammation. Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep most nights. MelaTrim sleep and weight-loss support is a combination of herbs, amino acids, minerals and melatonin that together help the body get adequate sleep and burn calories naturally while sleeping.*

Avoid second-hand smoke – Chemicals from cigarette smoke promote the development of plaque buildup in the arteries.

 

1 https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/facts.htm

2 https://health.clevelandclinic.org/2016/01/5-things-to-do-daily-to-keep-your-heart-healthy/

Be a winner in your sport with GPS

The Winter Olympics are here and I hope you are as excited as I am. The athletes always inspire me to spend more time outdoors in the fresh air, or take up a new sport. I’ve always wanted to learn how to ski. Watching the athletes compete motivates me to work harder in achieving my goals and to strive for better health.

Whatever your activity, be it skiing, swimming, Zumba, or simply walking, staying fit has a number of benefits for your health and can make you feel good about yourself. Regular physical activity can also be challenging, and we all know it’s energy consuming.

Diet plays a big part in your performance.

Are you eating enough protein to support your muscles? Are you consuming adaptogens to boost your endurance? Are you getting the right amounts and types of vitamins and minerals? Excercise is imortant every day, and your nutrition should be, too. That’s why PURE created the GPS performance line of five products, listed below. These are a great addition to any exercise routine, or professional sports career.

The GPS line was created specifically for athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and the active lifestyler who want to enhance endurance, improve mental clarity, boost energy and maintain weight. The line provides complete performance nutrition with amino acids, the building blocks of protein; adaptogens for improved focus, stamina, endurance and recovery; and vitamins and minerals for overall wellness. What’s extra special about the GPS line is that each product supports the various stages of your workout, because what you do before and after exercise is just as important as during.

The GPS Line

GPS Adapt – Avoid burnout and help your body adapt to physical, emotional, and environmental stressors with a unique adaptogenic blend. Consume 2 capsules with water 15-30 minutes before physical activity and/or before bed.*

  • Adaptogens are natural substances that help increase the body’s resistance to stress and fatigue.*
  • Codonopsis, a flowering plant, helps to stimulate the central nervous system.*
  • Moomiyo, a very powerful herb/mineral adaptogen, has antioxidant properties which can help protect the body against free radical damage.*

GPS Circulate – Support muscle health with L-arginine, and a spectrum of other amino acids and complementary nutrients, to support muscle health. Mix one level scoop or packet into 8-10 fl. oz. of water. Shake or stir thoroughly and drink. Consume on an empty stomach approximately 30 minutes before exercise or at bedtime.*

  • Helps facilitate blood circulation for nutrient absorption before your workout.*

GPS Energize – A blend of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids deliver nutritive support to your workouts. Add one packet to 8 oz. of water, mix thoroughly and drink immediately. Consume one serving 30 minutes before physical activity.

  • Glutamine is an amino acid that plays a key role in protein metabolism and new muscle growth.*
  • Provides energy and mental clarity.*

GPS Hydrate – Replenish vital fluids, electrolytes, and nutrients lost during exercise with this blend of amino acids, carbohydrates, and B-vitamins. Add one packet to 8 oz. of water, mix thoroughly, and drink. Consume one serving every 30 minutes during physical activity.

  • Contains a proprietary trace mineral blend
  • Hy-5 AminoBlend: L-glutamine, L-citrulline malate, taurine, glycine and N-acetyl carnitine

GPS Rebuild – This unique formula of vital nutrients is an effective, post-workout supplement designed to help promote post-exercise muscle recovery and muscle tissue maintenance. Consume within thirty minutes after exercise, training, or competition for maximum physiological effectiveness.* Add one scoop to 8 fl. oz. of water and blend or shake thoroughly.

  • Contains protein and carbohydrates combined with essential vitamins, minerals, creatine, and branched chain amino acids (BCAAs).
  • The precise blend of creatine (2g/serving), free amino acids (BCAAs and L-lysine), bromelain, inosine, and L-carnitine allows for fast restoration and enhanced muscle conditioning and growth.*

Round out your routine with other PURE products. For instance, support gentle detoxification with HealthTrim Cleanse, a CORE4 product. Support optimal digestive health with Probiotic. Learn more about our other excellent and effective products at livepure.com.

So, let the games begin! The determination of our athletes is phenomenal and I think if everyone strives to put in the effort, they can be successful in meeting their individual bests. Listen to your body and ensure you are not pushing your body past its capacity.

Get ready to experience your personal best with GPS!

Jennifer Evans is the marketing copywriter at PURE. Her colleagues refer to her as “eagle eye” as she rarely misses a beat. She heads up writing all content for PURE, blending in her health “know-how” and her love of exercise and good food. She never misses a day without a cup of vanilla Matcha Vegan Shake. Motto: Love yourself enough to live a lifestyle of Whole Health.

Ingredient Spotlight: Organic Sulfur

When you hear the word sulfur, you might think of a yellow substance, or you might recall the smell of rotten eggs or a hot spring. That distinctive smell is from sulfur, or sulfur dioxide, a form of sulfur often used in metallurgy, rubber vulcanization, and petroleum refining. It is toxic to the body.1

Methyl-sulfonyl-methane (MSM), on the other hand, is an organic form of sulfur that can be safely digested and absorbed by the body. It is stored in the muscles, skin, bones, nails and hair; however, our body cannot make it. We must get it from food (found naturally in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, meat, poultry, and eggs), or supplements.

MSM is found in all plant and animal tissues. It is white, odorless and 100% organic. It is both a mineral and an element found naturally in the protein of plants, animals and humans. MSM is necessary for many important functions in the body; for instance, promoting joint function and health.*

Organic Sulfur by PURE

Our supplement consists of 99.9% pure distilled MSM sourced in North America, has no added fillers, binders, excipients, artificial ingredients, or flow agents. It is non-GMO, gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan.

“Research shows that Organic Sulfur can help balance inflammatory mediators in the body. When there is imbalance, we are going to have issues,” said Darin Blackhurst, PURE Director of Research and Development and Quality. “Clinical studies show that 6 grams a day is the effective dose needed and this is the amount used in our product. Study participants who took 6 grams of organic sulfur daily actually had a significant improvement in joint mobility and flexibility.”

Benefits of MSM:

  • Improves flexibility and mobility by promoting joint function and health.*
  • Can alleviate discomfort that may follow challenging exercise sessions.*
  • Assists with the elimination of cell-damaging free radicals in the body.*
  • Helps promote healthy skin, hair, and nails.*

Ways to take Organic Sulfur

Organic Sulfur is available in both capsule and powder form. Some people may have trouble stomaching the bitter taste of the powder. To make it more palatable, you may want to mix it with GPS Hydrate or GoYin. Or, add a light juice or sweetener to offset the bitterness. The more water you add, the less bitter the taste. Take three capsules twice daily, preferably in the morning and the evening, on an empty stomach; or mix one level teaspoon into warm water or drink of your choice to dissolve crystals and consume.

Is organic sulfur an ingredient in sulfa pharmaceutical drugs?

No. Organic sulfur is a nutrient, a necessary part of natural chemical processes in the body. Sulfa based drugs or sulfites are forms of inorganic sulfur. Sulfa drugs are synthetic; they do not occur naturally. They are used as antibiotics, which in some people cause allergic reactions.2

1 https://www.dherbs.com/articles/wellness-prevention/msm-sulfur-vs-sulfur/
2 http://www.falconblanco.com/health/msm/faq.html

January is National Soup Month

Baby, it’s cold outside! No wonder that January was designated National Soup Month. We have a delicious soup recipe to warm up your stomachs, and hearts. It incorporates Mila® micro-sliced chia as an ingredient, so you know it’s healthy!

Mila is a super food that is gluten-free, trans-fat free, sugar-free, and is a superior plant-based source of protein and fiber. Mila uses different varieties of the chia seed to provide a wide array of nutrients. By combining these crops, you get a nutritionally robust product.

Enjoy this pureed soup while getting your daily serving of Mila and increase your intake of leafy greens and other nutritious whole foods. This soup is rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals, not to mention flavor!

Mouth-Watering Mila Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 cups vegetable stock, separated
  • 3 cups leafy greens, chopped
  • ½ tsp. thyme (fresh or dried)
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • Juice from ½ lemon
  • ¼ cup quinoa
  • 2 Tbsp. Mila
  • Optional: garlic (minced)

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, place Mila in 1 cup of vegetable stock to hydrate. Set aside.
  2. Using a tall frying pan or wide-bottom pan, sauté chopped onion in olive oil until translucent (3-5 minutes). Add garlic to pan if preferred.
  3. Add remaining 3 cups of vegetable stock, chopped greens, thyme, cumin, lemon juice, and quinoa to pan; bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to medium; cook until quinoa is translucent and greens are wilted (8-12 minutes).
  5. Add soup and hydrated Mila (including the remaining vegetable stock) to a blender and puree until smooth.

This flavorful soup can also be made into a hearty dip or spread by reducing the vegetable stock used to boil the greens by 1 ½ cups.

Enjoy!

Find more recipes like this at http://livepure.com/recipes. Do you have a favorite recipe to share? Submit it here.

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.