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Sep 12, 2012

What an Amazing ACCELER8-ed Weekend!

One of the biggest highlights for sure was the prelaunch of VIEW—MonaVie Antioxidant Scanner. How incredible is it that you are now going to be able to prove the power of all of the MonaVie products? Are you one of the hundreds of people who signed up to get yours at the Orlando convention January 31–February 2, 2012? Let us know below. 

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.

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.

Apr 19, 2012

Is Your Nutrition Getting to You?

On April 25, MonaVie will present a scientific study as part of the American Society for Nutrition at the Experimental Biology Annual Scientific Conference in San Diego. The study, entitled, “Improvement in Skin Carotenoid Levels Assessed by Reflectance Spectroscopy” is an investigation of antioxidant levels in volunteers consuming a novel highly-absorbed antioxidant blend found in MonaVie MX Juice. 

Apr 12, 2012

Effects of MonaVie Mx on Cellular Turnover

MonaVie Mx combines the functional benefits of three existing MonaVie Juices (Essential, Active, and (M)mun) into a single “3-in-1” formula delivering superior antioxidant protection, joint flexibility, and immune system support.

Through a variety of biochemical mechanisms, MonaVie Mx may also stimulate the body’s natural cellular renewal process known as “autophagy,” which can be thought of as a “housekeeping” and repair process for all the cells in our bodies. This process of cellular turnover is a constant cycle of breakdown and buildup—resulting in a healthier, stronger, and more resilient body. You might think of this process the same way you would think about renovations on a house. Sometimes you put up a new wall (“building”)—and sometimes you need to tear down an old damaged wall (“breakdown”) before you can make repairs. The end result of a house renovation is a stronger house—just as the end result of cellular turnover and autophagy is a healthier body.

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