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May 4, 2012

Woodstock for Nutrition Nerds

I had the opportunity to participate in the Experimental Biology Annual Scientific Conference held in San Diego, California, April 18–24, 2012.

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.

This year, I was pleased to present four different research studies in four different areas of nutrition research:

Session Title: Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome—showing how a combination of brown seaweed extract (found in the RVL Dietary Supplement in Japan) plus a novel licorice root extract helps to balance blood sugar, control appetite, and encourage fat loss.

Session Title: Biochemistry of Vitamins and Minerals—showing a significantly enhanced absorption and delivery of carotenoid antioxidants when they are provided in a unique formulation called a “nano-emulsion.” This is the very same form of carotenoid antioxidants that was developed by MonaVie and is found in MonaVie Mx Juice. This type of improved absorption means that essential nutrients are more available to protect our bodies – something that we refer to at MonaVie as “BioEssence.”

Session Title: Energy and Nutrient Metabolism—showing that the MonaVie RVL Nutrition System not only reduces body weight, body fat percentage, and waist measurements, but also improves heart health by improving levels of HDL, or “good” cholesterol. This study shows us that RVL and the RVLution Program aren’t “just” about weight management, but also about improving long-term health.

Session Title: Metabolic and Disease Processes—showing that MonaVie (M)mūn not only helps to keep us “well” but also helps to improve how we feel on a daily basis (which we measure as “mood state”). This study shows us that the natural “priming” approach we take with both (M)mūn and Mx to support immune system function, is an effective and holistic approach to maintaining health and well-being.

If you’re interested in the “details” of each study, click on the scientific abstract links below each paragraph above.  But even if you’re not interested in the scientific details, you should know that MonaVie products are supported by science, and we use that science to guide our product development process to bring you products that work, that you can feel, and that can help you live a “more meaningful life.”

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