Switching to Shaklee Supplements….

One reason I switched over vitamins to Shaklee was my experiment I recreated at home.  I placed my previous prenatal vitamins (on the left) in water to see how long they would take to dissolve.  My prenatal were Rainbow Light, whole food vitamins from a health store.

Before

After

My prenatal vitamin was still whole after 1 hour.  Shaklee’s dissolved in only 15 minutes!

How could my body absorb the nutrients if it can’t even break down in water?  One reason Shaklee differs from other vitamins is their bio-availability (ability for your body to absorb the nutrients it needs, when and where it needs).  I had no idea my body was not getting all the nutrients it claimed to have or could not absorb the nutrients in the way it should.

Now, I know some of you are reading this and thinking, “but shouldn’t we get all our nutrients from food we eat.”  Or “I eat pretty healthy, I don’t need a supplement.”  Only 2% of the population gets the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables in our diet.  Did you know it is recommended to eat 5-9 veggies a day!  On top of that most food nowadays is heavily processed, or not grown locally or organically- thus losing a lot of the important nutrients our bodies need!  The practices of agricultural have changed a lot nowadays as well as many farmers rely on pesticides.  There is a 38% decline in nutrient value in produce, and even the soil is not as nutrient rich as it once was!  Countless studies show the health benefits of nutritional supplementation.  Just a few facts on how many diseases can be preventable with proper nutrition and supplementation….

80% of all heart disease in women

60% of all cancer related death

90% of all type II diabetes

*Information taken from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3s8oMuo7wg

Shaklee spends over $100 million in clinical research at some of the more respected universities in the country (Harvard, Yale, MIT, Georgetown, U of Texas, Stanford, U of California at Berkeley, etc.).  There are countless number of studies that show Shaklee supplements improve the health and wellness of people.  In just the few months I have been selling Shaklee I have had many people report more energy, improved stomach/digestion, allergies and asthma improve, and not getting sick while others around them are sick.

80,000 quality tests are performed on the nutritional products alone and their ingredients every year.  This is particularly important in producing herbal products.  The proper plant genus and species must be used and grown with no pesticides or herbicides.  The active ingredients in each herb are measured to be sure the herb is fresh and properly harvested, dried and prepared to insure its safety and effectiveness.

Many store-bought vitamins are synthetic vitamins.  Synthetic vitamins are part vitamins part CHEMICALS!!  Scary huh!!  Dr. Mercola states four reasons to stay away from synthetic vitamins:

1. Nature intended you to consume vitamins, nutrients, and enzymes in WHOLE FOOD form!

2.  Your body can only absorb a small amount of synthetic vitamins.

3. Many synthetic vitamins give you too much of inexpensive nutrients and not enough of important ones.

4.  Side effects come from Synthetic vitamins

I also saw that Shaklee is a company that has been around for 54 years and the average Shaklee user uses their products for over 17 years! The landmark study alone sold me that showed people who take Shaklee supplements had overall better health than those who took another supplement or no supplement at all.  I also recently learned that Shaklee users of over 20 years have only .6 different prescriptions compared to the average American that has 12.2 throughout the year (UC Berkley).  They have to be doing something right!!


Shaklee Products:

Always Safe … 350 tests on every single new ingredient to screen for heavy metals, pesticides, or any of hundreds of other harmful contaminants.

Always Work … over 90 published clinical peer reviewed studies prove their effectiveness, including Landmark Study at Berkeley proving that people who took Shaklee supplements had markedly better nutrient levels in their blood and far less incidence of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other serious illnesses (Landmark Study, Published 2007).

Always Green … first company in the world to offset all its greenhouse emissions, maker of first biodegradable cleaner Basic H, and the popular non-toxic environmentally safe cleaning products “Get Clean”.  The company partners with Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai planting 1 million trees in Kenya and U.S.  Shaklee continues to join forces with people all over the world who care about the planet enough to create movements of change. Committed to making truly sustainable natural products that respect the earth.

Anyone who would like to switch to Shaklee vitamins for the month of November, I am offering HALF OFF MEMBERSHIP with the purchase of any 2 vitamins (see below)!!

Purchase more than 4 vitamins and get FREE MEMBERSHIP!

My current Shaklee members, if you refer anyone who buys a vitamin from me, I will give you FREE SHIPPING off your next order!

Membership allows you 15-25% off Shaklee products!

Here are a few of my favorites to keep you healthy all winter long:

Click vitamin to see additional information:

Multivitamin:

Scientifically Advanced Vita-Lea (with and w/out iron)

Provides a comprehensive balance of essential nutrients.  Vita-Lea’s bioavailability has been proven through independent clinical research.  Contains gentler, better-tolerated forms of zinc and protein-bound trace minerals for easier digestion.

Children’s Multivitamin:

The first chewable multivitamin in the U.S. to contain lactoferrin, which supports a healthy immune system in kids.  Formulated with 23 essential vitamins and minerals.  No added artificial sweeteners or preservatives.  Gluten free.

Vitamin D:

Vita-D3

Essential nutrient promotes immune system health, strong bones and teeth by increasing calcium absorption, supports heart health support, facilitates healthy cell development, among many D3 benefits for overall health and well-being.  Depending on where we live, the time of year, our ancestry, and our lifestyle, our need varies throughout the year but most Americans need to boost their levels.

Vitamin C:

Vita-C, 500 mg. Sustained Release

Antioxidant property protects the body against free radicals.  Boosts the immune system, infection fighter, natural antihistamine, increases the resistance to ligament and tendon injury.  Vitamin C is depleted by stress such as infections, illness, fatigue, surgery, anxiety, pollution and extremes in temperature.  As we age, there is a greater need to regenerate collagen that requires more vitamin C.

Probiotic:

Optiflora

This advanced colon care system contains Acidophilus and Bifidus, essential friendly bacteria that ideally live in our lower intestines. 70% of the body’s immune cells are in the intestinal tract.  Research shows, however, that most adult Americans only retain about 15% of these microflora, rendering our bodies (and especially our immune systems) vulnerable to toxic build-up. The Optiflora system also includes the prebiotic FOS and inulin to provide nutrients that selectively feed the good microflora for rapid colonization.  It is the only product of its kind to guarantee delivery of live beneficial microflora to the intestines, due to its unique triple encapsulation that protects these essential bacteria (inner core) from the acidity of the stomach (outer layer), oxygen and moisture (middle layer) until released in the intestine.

Immunity Support:

Defend & Resist Complex  (what to take when you start feeling sick)

Standardized extracts of four clinically proven immune-supporting ingredients:  Echinacea, Black Elderberry, Larch Tree, and Zinc.  Stimulates the body’s natural resistance and immune function.  Promotes production of white blood cells, enhances resistance to viral and bacterial infection, especially flu and herpes, reduces mucus.  Works best started at the onset of cold/flu symptoms.  Can be used effectively for up to 7 days at a time.

NutriFeron

NutriFeron is a patented, clinically proven blend of immune strengthening plant extracts.  http://video.yahoo.com/watch/3295438/9275648   The formula for NutriFeron is proven by four published human clinical studies.  In a soon to be published study, shown to positively impact our body’s natural killer cells. (Natural killer (NK) cells are part of our first line of defense against cancer cells and virus-infected cells.)  NutriFeron was developed and extensively tested by immunologists in Japan.  Contains an exclusive, proprietary blend of natural plant extracts from pumpkin seeds, safflower flowers, plantago seeds, and Japanese honeysuckle flower buds, which has been clinically proven to support and stimulate the natural immune response process at the cellular level.

Supports and stimulates the immune system, by increasing the activity of macrophages and inducing natural Interferon production.  Optimizes immune response against environmental irritants and airborne substances.  Completely safe – no adverse reactions to these plant extracts ever recorded.

Shaklee products are always 100% satisfaction guarantee. 

Email me- katie.odom09@gmail.com for more details!

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One thought on “Switching to Shaklee Supplements….

  1. Loved your post — I have been selling Shaklee for over 40 years. After I got a cancer diagnosis and was told I had two years to live unless I had a hysterectomy I refused and 3 weeks later found Shaklee. 14 years later I walked into that docs office pregnant!

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