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Aug 20, 2013

From Obesity to Philanthropy: MonaVie Helps People Around the World Live A More Meaningful Life

MonaVie is in the business of making a difference in people’s lives. You know it. We know it. And, it looks like more and more people in the media now know it, too.

In this recent article appearing on Vatalyst.com, author Bruce Walker discusses how fruit and vegetable blended beverages are hitting the market full force to offer an easy and healthy alternative for people who have “poor diets, sedentary lifestyles, and overall atrophy”—all in response to the American Medical Association now labeling obesity as a disease.

He goes on to explain how MonaVie is not only “one of the top companies in the health and wellness sector,” but that we are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of people living in the favelas of Brazil—half way around the world.

You can read the article below or check it out in its entirety by clicking here.

 

Curbing Obesity with Healthy Beverage Options

Posted on June 25, 2013

by Bruce Walker

The American Medical Association voted last week during an annual meeting in Chicago to label obesity as a disease. Due to poor diets, sedentary lifestyles and overall atrophy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent (CDC) found that more than one-third (36 percent) of Americans are obese – one-quarter of Canadians are also classified as obese.

Although there has been some debate as to whether or not medical professionals should insert obesity on the list of diseases, there has been an overwhelming agreement that something needs to be done, whether it’s public policy, advertisement campaigns or encouraging individuals to start doing something about their health.

In recent years, the marketplace has responded to these calls by offering healthier choices and even urging their customers to opt for other healthier menu items. Despite the majority of patrons still ordering burgers, sodas and greasy fries, there is a growing number of individuals consuming salads, vegetables and juices, while trying to taper off their cokes, chocolate bars and potato chips consumption.

One of the most popular health beverages is the fruit and vegetable juice blends, which allow consumers to absorb more of the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables – plus it’s all-natural without additives or fillers from the manufacturers.

Nutrition experts and health gurus have come out in favor of these beverages because fruit and vegetables are crucial components, especially the açai berry, to maintaining an overall healthy lifestyle in addition to plenty of exercise.

MonaVie is a manufacturer and distributor of such products and are produced from blended fruit and vegetable juice concentrates, powders and purees. Established in 2005 by experienced business professionals, MonaVie has transitioned into one of the top companies in the health and wellness sector.

Headquartered in South Jordan, Utah, MonaVie offers an array of products, including drinks that contain the Brazilian açai berry, an important ingredient that consists of plenty of antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins, trace minerals and phytonutrients. All of its items contain healthy elements that fight signs of aging, optimize immune systems, improve joint flexibility, maintain healthy cholesterol levels and help you get active.

The team at MonaVie consists of individuals who have both the business acumen and the dedication, which has been a tremendous asset to grow MonaVie. Some of the team members include Dallin A. Larsen, the founder and Chariman of the Board; Henry Marsh, the founder and Vice Chairman, Randy Larsen, founder and Vice Chairman; and Mauricio Bellora President and CEO and Walter Noot, Chief Operating Officer.

Brazil has been a key component of the company’s success and it realizes this. This is why it has helped set up the MORE Project, a measure that provides impoverished families the hope of increasing their standard of living.

The initiative has included MonaVie contributing millions of dollars and thousands of hours assisting the impecunious families in the favelas of Brazil. Its philanthropic donations have included daily meals, job training, dental care, educational programs, disaster relief, housing projects and emotional support to the most vulnerable.

Last year, the MORE Project began a pilot in Mexico, India and Thailand with the same goals.

“At MonaVie, we believe in abundance and in sharing that abundance. It is so heartwarming to see our distributors contribute to a country that has given our company so much through the nutritious acai berry,” said Larsen in a statement. “Our reward for funding this work is to witness the renewed light and hope in the eyes of people living in abysmal conditions, knowing that we are helping give them and their posterity a more meaningful, self-reliant life.”

Since it opened its doors in 2005, it has been recognized by various industry journals, media outlets and business publications. In 2009, it ranked No. 18 in the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing companies. MonaVie was also ranked No. 1 in the Fast 50 edition of the Utah Business Magazine. Furthermore, the private firm has been given various awards and distinctions, such as the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur of the Year and CEO of the Year by Utah Business Magazine.

All of this has led to extensive media coverage and reports each year, such as MTV’s Cribs, CBS‘s The Doctors, Rachael Ray, NBC’s the Today Show, Fortune magazine, People.com and Business Week.

In November, Mark Macdonald, the company’s expert when it comes to nutrition and fitness, made an appearance on the hit television series The Dr. Oz Show. Macdonald offered tips to “reshape your body” during a segment, which consisted of observing your blood sugar, having a healthy diet and incorporating physical fitness into your life.

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