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Jan 8, 2013

MonaVie RVL 3.0 Formula Coming Soon

We’re just about to introduce an updated version of the popular RVL Nutrition Shake Mix. Keep in mind that the shakes were already amazing in terms of overall “nutrient density” and balance between protein/carbohydrates/fat/fiber, but we took this opportunity to make them even better.

At the company, we refer to this revision as RVL “3.0” because it is the third time we’ve determined that the science of nutrition had progressed enough to warrant an update to the formula. Based on that new science, we adjusted the protein level and source, we slightly tweaked the carbohydrate blend, and we updated and improved the antioxidant profile. What this means is a formula that tastes better, stabilizes blood sugar more effectively, and controls appetite even more effectively than ever before—so you can lose the fat and keep the lean, to look and feel your best.

The new RVL Nutrition Shake Mix is based on a formula that I submitted as part of an International Olympic Committee (IOC) sports nutrition program that I'm a part of. Around the same time that I submitted this formula to the IOC program (May 2012), we were also in the process at MonaVie of updating the “2.0” RVL Shakes. So, when my IOC program colleagues came back with such positive feedback on the formula I submitted (top score based on overall balance from among approximately 100 submissions from around the world), I figured, that if it's good enough for the IOC, and good enough to recommend to the world’s top athletes, then it's probably a great place for MonaVie to be as well. So, we decided to use this same formula as the basis for our RVL 3.0 Nutrition Shake update.

Nov 27, 2012

Lose Weight for Brain Gain

Two new studies—both published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition (JACN, vol. 31, no. 2, 2012)—show how healthy nutrition habits can boost brainpower.

Being overweight is a well-known risk factor for cognitive decline and dementia, with people who are overweight experiencing a 74% higher risk for developing dementia later in life compared to people of normal weight (and the dementia risk is much higher if your overweight is also combined with diabetes, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure). Previous studies have shown that even modest weight loss is associated with improvements in insulin resistance (“pre-diabetes”) and blood vessel function (vascular reactivity), and those changes in glucose control and blood flow are associated with improved memory, faster problem solving (“executive function”) and a significantly lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Aug 29, 2012

Get Motivated to Lose Weight. See Mark Macdonald Live.

If you’ve been struggling with your weight and trying to find the motivation to start on a journey of weight loss, nothing compares to seeing Mark up on the stage—live and in person. He’ll help you understand that weight loss IS possible if you just follow a few simple rules and use MonaVie RVL.

Aug 22, 2012

Step #1 in Your Weight Loss Journey: Get Started

Sometimes the hardest part of losing weight or achieving a fitness goal is starting.  The end goal seems so far away and unattainable that you’re often overwhelmed and you’re done before you start.  

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. 

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.

May 29, 2012

Rise and Shine: The Importance of Having a Good Breakfast

Most of us have experienced the hunger pangs, grouchiness, memory problems, and low energy associated with skipping breakfast—and numerous studies have shown that breakfast eaters have better test scores, superior moods, and slimmer waistlines compared to breakfast skippers.

Adding to the many good reasons to eat breakfast in the morning, is a new study from Harvard researchers showing that eating breakfast also reduces your risk of developing diabetes (published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 95, pages 1182-1189).

May 14, 2012

Remember: the HBO Documentary “The Weight of the Nation” Begins Tonight

Since we’re all starting RVLutions in our homes and neighborhoods, HBO’s documentary “The Weight of the Nation” couldn’t come at a more perfect time. And tonight is the night when it all begins. It’s time to take action!

Parts 1 and 2 of the four-part series preview this evening (May 14) at 8 p.m. EST, and parts 3 and 4 will show tomorrow (May 15) at 8 p.m. EST.

May 11, 2012

“The Weight of the Nation”: How This HBO Documentary Can Help You Build Your MonaVie RVLution Business

On May 14–15, HBO will premier their highly anticipated documentary “The Weight of the Nation.” The four-part series declares war on our country’s obesity epidemic by closely examining the causes of our growing collective waistline and decreasing desire to exercise.

May 4, 2012

Woodstock for Nutrition Nerds

Experimental Biology—or “EB” as it is referred to—is the largest nutrition science conference in the world (organized by the American Society for Nutrition, of which I am a long-time member since my graduate-school days).

In a lot of ways, EB is like “Woodstock for nutrition nerds” because nutrition researchers from around the world congregate here every year to present their research on everything from obesity to metabolism to cancer to heart health and everything in between. If you study nutrition, you want to be at EB every year to find out what’s new.

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