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Aug 15, 2012

Whey Protein: The Way to Go

Whey protein is the highest quality dietary protein source and is used in most protein supplement  shakes.  Whey is a dairy protein that is a by-product of cheese production. It has a high biological value (BV), meaning that the amino acid ratio is perfectly proportioned to be used by the body and in building/maintaining muscle. 

Aug 10, 2012

Nurture Your Natural Born Leader Within

Admit it, the amazing line up of healthy products and the business opportunity are what got you interested in MonaVie, right? But did you know that the leadership training skills you’ll learn with MonaVie can benefit all of aspects of your life—for your lifetime? 

Aug 1, 2012

Energy Drink Ingredients: Booster or Buster?

Although most energy drinks are little more than flavored caffeine/sugar concoctions, some products are striking out in new directions to deliver the energy boost that tired consumers are craving without the sugary side effects. As a nutritionist, I’m often conflicted when I’m asked if energy drinks are “safe” for kids (they are—if you choose intelligently) or whether they’re “healthy” to consume on a daily basis (most are certainly not, but some newer options are coming close).

Jul 27, 2012

Antioxidant Balance (part 3 of a 3-part blog series)

Another way to think about getting lots of "high antioxidant" foods into your diet would be to do so by "color" because red, orange, and yellow foods tend to be high in carotenoids; blue, indigo, and violet foods tend to be high in flavonoids; and green foods can be high in either/both flavonoids and carotenoids—but they are also certainly high in chlorophyll (the green pigment that protects the plant from the oxidizing rays of the sun).

Jul 25, 2012

Antioxidant Balance (part 2 of a 3-part blog series)

What to Look for in an Antioxidant Supplement?

As mentioned in part 1 of this blog series, that antioxidant nutrients are important for controlling the activity of the highly reactive oxygen molecules known as free radicals because unchecked free radical activity is what leads to the cellular damage known as “oxidation” and the cycle of glycation and inflammation that follows with additional damage and dysfunction. 

Jul 23, 2012

Antioxidant Balance (part 1 of a 3-part blog series)

What are Antioxidants and Free Radicals?

The term "antioxidant" refers to the activity possessed by numerous vitamins, minerals, and other phytochemicals to serve as protection against the damaging effects of highly reactive molecules known as free radicals. Free radicals have the ability to chemically react with and damage many structures in the body. Particularly susceptible to oxidative damage are the cell membranes of virtually all cells, especially the skin because of its high lipid content and its proximity to ultraviolet rays from the sun.

Jul 13, 2012

22 Million Americans Are Unemployed or Can’t Find Full-Time Work

Just look at our vast network of distributors and you’ll discover people who are proud to own their own business, make a consistent weekly income, and never have to worry about being employed again. There are thousands of stories of how Community Commerce has helped to save family homes, cars, and more—all during the greatest recession to hit since the Great Depression.

Jul 2, 2012

Brainy Berries

A growing body of scientific research and clinical results have shown a link between consumption of flavonoids, which are rich in berries, and various chronic health conditions such as stress, inflammation, neurological problems, and premature aging

Jun 20, 2012

Team RVLution Beats Pros, Takes 2nd Place in Race Across the West

At the 2012 MonaVie Convention of the Americas in St. Louis, Team RVLution captain Paul Meehan and team member Steve Stoffel boldly proclaimed that they would “podium finish” the 2012 Race Across the West (RAW) in honor of the MORE Project. On June 15, in Durango, CO, the bicycling team of four made good on that promise by taking second place in their division.

Jun 7, 2012

Secure A More Meaningful Life by Gaining More Financial Security

When recruiting new members for your MonaVie team, the notion of "financial security" undoubtedly comes into play.  Here is a five-year trend (recently published by USA Today) showing how Americans have felt, and currently feel, about their state of financial security.

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