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Nov 16, 2011

New Study Confirms MonaVie (M)mūn Juice Effective in Supporting a Healthy Immune System

It's that time of year, when people all across the country are bracing for the onset of the flu season, and MonaVie has good news for them.

Previous studies have shown that Wellmune WGP®, a key ingredient in MonaVie (M)mūn® juice, provides a natural solution to boost the immune system. In addition to these Wellmune WGP studies, a new, recently completed human study indicates that daily use of MonaVie (M)mūn—a juice blend that contains both the acai berry and Wellmune WGP—can help support a person's upper respiratory tract health and mood.

According to Darin Blackhurst, MonaVie senior director of product development, "Several studies have shown that beta-glucan (known by the brand name Wellmune WGP) is effective in supporting the immune system under stress. Other studies have shown acai berry juice to provide antioxidant benefits by reducing oxidative damage. This most recent study focused on (M)mūn, a juice that is the only product on the market that combines the benefits of both."

Blackhurst noted that the relationship between stress and decreased immune function is well established, with psychological stress having an adverse effect on mood. This study shows that by supporting the immune system, individuals are better equipped to deal with everyday stress, thereby improving mood.

MonaVie Chief Marketing Officer Jeff Cohen commented, "This latest research demonstrates that our (M)mūn product can help support a healthy immune system, even during times of increased physical and emotional stress." Although the study focused on acai and beta-glucan, Cohen said that (M)mūn also contains other fruits specifically chosen to nutritionally support immune health.

This research offers a platform for MonaVie distributors to offer something to friends and loved ones during the holiday season that can be of great benefit: a product that is proven to help support your body's natural defenses.

Click here to view/download the study abstract.

Nov 16, 2011

Lose for MORE Group Challenge Winners Awarded $10,000!

The results are in, and the winner of the Lose for MORE Group Challenge is…

Team We Are MonaVie and We Are Losing For More!


Gold Executive Stephanie Cook 27 lbs lost
“My future gets brighter every single day that passes, and I owe it all to MonaVie.”


Gold Executive Ron Howard 29 lbs lost
“MonaVie RVL has helped me realize that I do not need to stay on the unhealthy path that I was on.”


Distributor Robert McGuire 35 lbs lost
“Losing as much as I have with MonaVie RVL has given me the motivation to lose more.”

Click here to watch a video message from Jeff Graham.

Beating out 200 other teams with a total combined weight loss of 91 pounds over a 12-week period, Team We Are MonaVie and We Are Losing For More wins the following grand prizes:

  • US$10,000
  • A home tasting party with Founder and Vice Chairman Henry Marsh

In addition, MonaVie will match each team member’s donation to the MORE Project dollar-for-dollar for every pound they lost during the challenge.

Congratulation, Stephanie, Robert, and Ron!

And, to the rest of the MonaVie family, if you think this is amazing, just wait until you see what we’ve got in store for January 2012. The RVLution is coming! Are you ready?

Nov 14, 2011

MLM Corporate Network Interviews MonaVie CMO Jeff Cohen

Jeff Cohen shares his background and vision for MonaVie with Toby Palmer of MLM Corporate Network.

Toby remarks, "I had the pleasure of speaking with Jeff Cohen, CMO for MonaVie. Jeff's unique perspective in the television and movie industry gives him added insight on how to move MonaVie into a more mainstream product consumer position. Jeff discussed the latest MonaVie branding activities, reaching out to a new vein of potential U.S. distributors, and how the company will energize their existing distributors with the 2.0 launch in January 2012."

View interview with Jeff Cohen.

Nov 14, 2011

A More Meaningful Life: Child Phenom Averi Doktorczyk Chases Gymnastics Dreams

When you look at nine-year-old Averi Doktorczyk's growing collection of gymnastics trophies, you would think that she's one of those athletes who was blessed with inherent, supernatural ability in her chosen sport.

All totaled, Averi has been awarded 32 medals, including 10 first-place and six second-place honors. On November 7, 2011, Averi placed first in her level at the California State South Sectional, receiving the highest score out of nearly 500 competitors. Pretty impressive for someone whose competitive gymnastics career is only nine months old and spans a total of just eight competitions. But for a girl who is racking up awards with seeming ease, the road to this point has been anything but easy.

As with any sport, talent and timing are chief aspects to excelling at gymnastics. Although Averi first took up the sport at 18 months old and has attended Southern California Elite Gymnastics Academy in Temecula, California, since the age of three, her former classmates excelled at a pace far greater than Averi's, moving up to the competitive level 1–2 seasons before she did.

"It was hard watching the other kids sail past her," says Jolene Doktorczyk, Averi's mother and MonaVie Emerald Executive. "There were times when I would ask her if she wanted to do other sports. The answer always came back 'no.'"

Determination
While Averi was battling to overcome her obstacles in the gym, her parents Jolene and Ryan were joining forces to fight their own battle—one that's become all too familiar for families across the country.

"When we were first introduced to MonaVie, the sole source of income for our family was real estate," Jolene says. "And, as everyone knows, the real estate industry was one of the first and hardest hit by the recession. Without the income from our MonaVie business, Averi's dreams would have died three years ago."

With MonaVie handling the financial part, Averi handled her part by having a strong work ethic in practice and staying determined and focused on improving her skills. In 2010, her hard work finally paid off as she got her opportunity to join the competitive team. Her accomplishments since then speak for themselves, and she was recently invited into TOPs (Talent Opportunity Program), which is designed to train select athletes at a faster pace for higher level competition.

Fearless
Jolene says the fact that MonaVie has enabled her daughter to continue the sport she loves is not lost on Averi. In fact, Jolene says that Averi and her sister Savannah are two of the most fearless unofficial distributors she's ever seen.

"When things were just getting started for us they would say, 'Come on, mom, we need to go to the park and meet some people to get in our business,'" Jolene recalls. "They would talk to everyone about MonaVie."

Averi's enthusiasm for sharing MonaVie extends to her gymnastics team as well. When her Elite coaches joked that any and all snacks brought into the gym had to be shared with the staff, Averi quickly saw an opportunity and seized it.

"She shared the MonaVie RVL Snack Bars and is now trading bars for private lessons," Jolene says. "We've even signed one of her coaches on as a distributor by sharing the new MonaVie Perks program."

In addition to providing the funds to keep her competing, MonaVie has made an impact on the fourth-grader's health. During the winter season, while many of her teammates are sidelined for weeks with the flu, Averi has enjoyed interruption-free practices and training with the aid of MonaVie (M)mūn. Jolene says that Averi's crown jewel is the chocolate berry MonaVie RVL Shake and RVL Snack Bars.

"Gymnasts burn so many calories," she says, "and RVL is the answer for high-quality nutrition to meet the demands of her workouts."

Priceless
Averi is currently preparing for the 2011 State Championships, November 19–20. Her long-term goals are to go to college on a full scholarship, make the U.S. National Team, compete in the Olympics, and one day open a gym of her own. Jolene is as proud as a mother can be of her daughter's ambition and drive. But, she says the quality of person that Averi is developing into is far more valuable than any tangible success she attains—an attribute that was demonstrated no better than at a recent Sectional meet.

A special perk that SCEGA gives to the team's top scorer for each level is the privilege of taking home the team trophy for the weekend. When one of Averi's friends made it into the "37 club" (an extremely difficult feat of earning an all-around score of 37 or higher) at this particular meet, Averi was so genuinely thrilled for her that she let her friend take the team trophy home for one of the two nights that Averi was entitled to.

"We can all agree that winning is cool," Jolene says. "But, character is priceless."

Click here to stay updated on Averi Doktorczyk's competitions and scoring.

Nov 14, 2011

New Gold Executive—Leonie LaPoint

Congratulations to Leonie LaPoint from Novato, California, on achieving the rank of Gold Executive. Here's what she had to say on reaching this impressive milestone…

"My journey with MonaVie began in June 2009 when my friend introduced me to the product. I began drinking MonaVie Active and started feeling a difference in a matter of weeks! Loving the product, I actively started building the business. I reached Star 500, Star 1,000, and Bronze Executive and then got stuck! I had set and reset my goals over time. In January 2011, my goal was to be a Gold Executive by December 31.

"When the Cruise for Gold promotion was announced, my friend Black Diamond Kathleen Deggelman checked in with me to see where I was in my business. I told her the Cruise for Gold promotion was great but wasn't going to happen for me. Perhaps next year. 'No,' said Kathleen. 'You can easily make it to Gold this year, and I will help you get there!' That shifted my mindset, and I started believing I could qualify for Gold.

"My mentor and friend Jill Paul (Emerald Executive) sent me and people on my team certificates that she made herself stating, 'I achieved the level of Gold and am going on the Cruise!' She had each of us take pictures holding our certificates for her dream board. I put it by my computer so I could see it every day. Her belief in me started a little fire in my belly.

"The MonaVie RVL promotion really kicked things in gear. Jill got on the phone and told me how I could reach Silver. I went for it and did! I called every person I had ever given RVL samples to, as well as those who had been on AutoShip or stopped using RVL. Some got back on the RVL program and back on AutoShip. One friend ordered several months' worth of product to lose some weight. The next week she told me, 'Guess what? You're going Gold this week!'

"Skeptical, but willing to take on the challenge, I started off the week strong. I am a single mom, so between work, kids, carpooling, etc., I did not have a lot of time to waste. I set all my efforts and focus on my goal. I strategized with team members, strategized with Jill, and talked to her several times a day. I was making progress, but by Thursday I started to lose hope of reaching my goal.

"That week I attended a seminar where someone shared this statement from a very successful person: 'It is 80 percent mindset and 20 percent how-to.' I thought, 'I am not going to give up. I have worked so hard, and I'm going Gold!' I didn't know 'how to' on Friday morning, but I knew I was going to! This is truly a team effort. I will re-qualify for Gold again two weeks in a row in November and look forward to meeting you all on the cruise! Thank you, MonaVie, and my heroes and mentors, Kathleen Deggelman and Jill Paul."

Nov 14, 2011

New Gold Executives—Pete and Joyce Stoehr

Congratulations to Pete and Joyce Stoehr from Sooke, British Columbia, Canada, on achieving the rank of Gold Executive. Here's what they had to say on reaching this impressive milestone…

"Wow! What an incredible 16 months it has been since my good friend Gerry Rand (Gold Executive) gave me some juice at a lacrosse practice our kids were attending. We are so thankful he shared with us! The health benefits we have experienced have been amazing! We started the MonaVie RVL program on November 22, 2010, and we are down a combined 102 pounds. Have these products been life changing for us? Absolutely!

"The people that have come into our lives have been the most positive, loving, and incredible people we have ever met. So many have become lifelong friends. First, and most importantly, is our Ruby Executive Kathleen Radu. She is an incredible lady with a heart of gold. She has been there every step of the way for us. Words cannot describe the impact she has had on our life. We love her to bits and are so thankful she is in our lives.

"Second is our Diamond Executive Bekki Hurley. She is a wealth of knowledge and an incredible teacher who has taught us what it really takes to be successful in this business. No matter what time of day or night, Bekki is always there to lend guidance. She is an amazing friend who would do anything for you.

"Last is our incredible Black Diamond Executive Jan Prpich. This woman bleeds love and integrity. Without her guidance and influence—and introducing us to Rex Crain—the work we are now doing in the prison where I work would never have happened. She is a true leader.

"Personal growth is a huge part of this journey. We have become better parents, better friends, and all-around better people. When we decided to start sharing, Gold Executive was just a pipe dream. Now that we are here, all I can say is that we couldn't have made it without the incredible team that has come together. The visions and dreams some of the people have on our team are tremendous! MonaVie certainly does attract a special kind of person. We are so blessed to be surrounded by incredible people that just pump us up all the time.

"We are a testament that anyone can do this. Go out with integrity, and be genuine with what you share. What we have here is tangible. Take this opportunity seriously. A wise lady told me that if you do the activity, the results will come. Stick to it, and you can't lose! Thank you, MonaVie, our great leaders, and our amazing team. We truly are changing lives. We are MonaVie!"

Nov 8, 2011

New Gold Executives—Bob and Sandra Noton

Congratulations to Bob and Sandra Noton from Pflugerville, Texas, on achieving the rank of Gold Executive. Here’s what they had to say on reaching this impressive milestone…

"We have never been afraid to work to provide for our family's needs. I worked in computing for 38 years. Bob has been a real estate broker for 50 years and has sold long-term care insurance for the last 20 years. He also played in a band (drummer) at night for 25 years while working in the daytime as a banker and home builder.

"We knew all about network marketing when our friends asked us to a tasting party in August 2009. We had been involved in financial, household products, and dietary supplement products marketing to name a few. We spent a lot of time and money in each opportunity, but we gained very little extra income and the dream always faded. I told Bob, 'If you ever think we are going to get in another network marketing business, I will shoot you!'

"However, we saw our friend's renewed health through MonaVie and decided to attend the tasting. That was one of our best decisions in 51 years of marriage. We have experienced significant health benefits, especially with MonaVie (M)mūn. MonaVie RVL has also changed our lives forever. Bob and I have battled weight problems our entire adult life. We have tried every diet fad and program, and we both have had weight-loss surgery. I even tried shots, acupuncture, and hypnosis. Even after all of this, we were still fighting with our weight. We resembled Jackie Gleason's statement about his wardrobe coming in five sizes because of constant weight loss and gain.

"On the MonaVie RVL program, we have both lost a little over 30 pounds. We love the wonderful taste of all the RVL products and have experienced great results. It is by far the easiest and healthiest solution to weight management. We crave it and no longer desire any candy or sweets. We use RVL and all of the MonaVie products daily and will for the rest of our lives. God willing, we will live to be 100 years or more. We are stronger, healthier, and have more self-esteem.

"Our 'why' is two-fold: 1.) We want to have financial peace for our family. With today's economy, we all need an extra stream of income. 2.) Why not share the products that have made us healthier and thinner with our family and friends? Most everyone we know has some type of health issue. We want to give them a chance to feel better too.

"We are so thankful for the MonaVie Founders' vision and hard work in creating this awesome company. With God's help, they found the right fruits and vegetables, the best scientists, produced the perfect products, found the greatest leaders, and made the best company for the world. We have the best tools, training, and events. We are blessed with a great commission for sharing the products and given many perks for our loyalty. Being a MonaVie distributor is truly a blessing, and we thank God regularly for leading us to this network (relational) marketing business.

"MonaVie has been a blessing for our family's health and financial future. Our family loves the products, and they have joined the business with us. We are so excited to see them getting healthier, making it a family business, and enjoying tastings and events together. Being able to 'will' the business to our family is yet another blessing from MonaVie.

"Stay informed, never miss an event, always have products with you, keep your car and clothes branded, be persistent, and never quit! Being a MonaVie distributor means you have a new extended family. Everyone is willing to help you and your team. We do not want to leave anyone out, so we will just say thank you to all of our new extended family members for making this adventure so terrific!"

Nov 7, 2011

A More Meaningful Life: Maria Dyment Makes a RVLutionary Return to Her Glory Days

During the 1980s, Maria Dyment entered the world of competitive bodybuilding with significant regional success: Miss Fraser Valley 1981, 2nd Place Miss Okanogan 1985, 2nd Place Miss British Columbia 1986. When Maria qualified for the Canadian Championships in 1986, she faced a hard and career-altering reality.

"I was made aware that if I wanted to compete at the national level, I would most likely have to get on steroids," Maria says.

A strong believer in natural bodybuilding and unwilling to go down a path of moral compromise, it didn't take Maria very long to make a tough life decision. She retired from competitive bodybuilding in 1986.

Fast forward 25 years—and 60 pounds—into the future, Maria found herself yearning for the weight room and the stage of competition once again. Even during her retirement, her fascination with fitness and the way individuals can change their body composition through nutrition and exercise never died. And, when the Gold Executive lost 50 pounds on the MonaVie RVL program, it was like adding fuel to the flickering embers of a competitive fire within clinging to its last flares of life.

"I got the itch at 50 years old to compete again," Maria says. "I am very competitive and love to work hard, and I know that I can be a successful natural bodybuilder with MonaVie products."

Maria dropped the weight, hit the gym, and set a goal to qualify for the 2012 British Columbia Championships in Kelowna. In order to do that, she will first have to place in the top three in her division at the Sandra Wickham Fall Classic 2011 on November 12, 2011. With MonaVie RVL in her corner, Maria—or, "Mighty Maria," as Black Diamond Executive Jan Prpich calls her—has no doubts she will accomplish her goal.

"MonaVie RVL gets me through very tough training sessions and helps me recover from a grueling workout schedule and busy lifestyle," Maria says. "It gives me energy on a very strict eating plan, and MonaVie Active helps alleviate joint pain due to pushing and pulling hundreds of pounds per workout, six days a week."

Maria says one of the things she likes most about MonaVie RVL is the attention to quality that was given in the creation of the products.

"When you get to this stage in preparation," she says, "you can really feel the difference between good nutrition and great nutrition. I have tried just about everything out there and have found nothing close to how RVL makes me feel and look."

The Sandra Wickham Fall Classic is only the first step on Maria's road to championship glory—a road that she's determined to end at the World Natural Bodybuilding Championships. No matter what happens, Maria says her ultimate goal is to make MonaVie RVL a permanent lifestyle change. As she puts it, she wants to be walking around at 60 years of age with a 30-year-old body. That's how she chooses to reveal her best self.

Maria's Daily MonaVie RVL Routine
Delivering more nutrition per calorie than leading brands*, MonaVie RVL is a total health program packed with a diversity of macro-, micro-, and phytonutrients that give you everything you need to manage your weight in a healthy way.** In addition to drinking three to four liters of water per day, Maria's daily diet consists of the following:

Prior to morning workout
MonaVie RVL Shake
MonaVie RVL Dietary Supplement
MonaVie EMV (before and during workout)

Breakfast (following morning workout)
Oatmeal
Dry Curd Cottage Cheese
Egg White Pancake and Syrup
MonaVie Active
MonaVie Pulse
MonaVie (M)mūn
MonaVie RVL Snack Bar

Lunch
Egg White Veggie and Potatoes Omelette
MonaVie RVL Shake
MonaVie RVL Dietary Supplement
MonaVie Active
MonaVie Pulse
MonaVie (M)mūn

Afternoon Snack
1–3 MonaVie RVL Snack Bars
MonaVie RVL Dietary Supplement
Fruit

Dinner
Fish or chicken
Sautéed veggies
Rice or yams
MonaVie RVL Dietary Supplement

* Comparison based on U.S. products.
** When used as a complete system and combined with a sensible diet and regular exercise.

Nov 7, 2011

New Ruby Executive—Angela Bruer-Balouch

Congratulations to Angela Bruer-Balouch from Fargo, North Dakota, on achieving the rank of Ruby Executive. Here's what she had to say on reaching this impressive milestone…

"The journey to Ruby has been a blast! I am grateful for my entire team and upline leaders, Scott and Renita Brannan. I am so fortunate to be involved with a company that provides superior products and generous rewards for their distributors. With the fresh fruits and vegetables scarce in the North Dakota winters, I knew that MonaVie was a perfect solution for my family. And, I love that my family is living a more meaningful life every day and helping others do the same with!

"When I was introduced to the MonaVie opportunity, I was a single mom of three young children, working full time in two cities, traveling 237 miles every other week, and finishing my bachelor's degree in management. My schedule was crazy, and the last thing I needed was another endeavor to be engaged in. After attending a tasting party, I left excited, anxious, and knowing that MonaVie was going to change my family's and many others' lives. No one is too busy to share the MonaVie opportunity. I accept no excuses.

"The key to my success is pretty simple: I have faith and believe in myself and the message I share every time I talk with someone about MonaVie. I am pleasantly persistent in my quest to share MonaVie. I am branded 99 percent of the time, and I work often with my team members who want my guidance. We have a tremendous leadership team in North Dakota, and when it comes to spreading the good news of a more meaningful life there is strength in numbers.

"When I first started MonaVie, I was sponsoring many people who lived outside my tri-state area. Once I started focusing on my own community, my business tripled! Building a MonaVie business works best when you build it in your own backyard.

"Other keys to my success include believing that God is calling me to serve a greater purpose, being myself, and using my passion as a purpose to continue sharing MonaVie. I continue to grow and sponsor new leaders. I keep the team excited, attend major functions, hold tasting parties, and always stay in tune with MonaVie on the Move!

"I am grateful for my MonaVie family. My time and energy is well spent by having fun with people who truly care about making a positive difference in the lives of others. I am so proud and excited to be MonaVie!"

Nov 7, 2011

New Gold Executive—Nancy Zeller

Congratulations to Nancy Zeller from Hobbs, New Mexico, on achieving the rank of Gold Executive. Here's what she had to say on reaching this impressive milestone…

"In July 2010, my upline Dana Tinley introduced me to MonaVie and I knew I had to try it. After drinking MonaVie Active for about three months, I noticed improved joint mobility in my shoulder and was able to start lifting weights again.

"My success in MonaVie didn't come right away. I wanted to share with others what it had done for me, but I was having trouble getting people to come to the tasters. I didn't show the confidence in myself to convince anybody that MonaVie is an amazing nutritional health beverage and that it is a great way to make some extra money.

"In June 2011, I attended a MonaVie event in Dallas. There, God really opened my eyes and my heart to believe that I could be successful if I just focus on one-on-ones. I gained so much confidence in myself, the juice, and the company that I became involved in the program at a steady pace.

"By branding myself and staying close to the fire that Chris and Dana Tinley instill in our team, I began to see success instantly. People that I've known for years have noticed a change in me. As nervous as it makes me, I love to give testimonies about God to anyone that will listen about what he has done for my health and confidence through MonaVie. My family has rallied around me too and is now involved in MonaVie by either drinking or doing the business because of my continued success.

"One thing that our group in West Texas and New Mexico is so good about that helped me achieve Gold is that we are constantly firing each other up. You can't be very successful if you don't follow the advice of your upline and make sure you use that advice to teach your downline. One CD we all encourage each other to listen to is Brig Hart's Distributor Orientation. Listening to it over and over helps you hear something you didn't catch the first time and allows you to grow as a distributor. Writing down my goals was another great tool I used to help me see the big picture.

"I can't thank the Tinleys enough for believing in me and our team and encouraging us to be blessings to others. I am so excited about achieving Gold and about becoming the person MonaVie has helped me become. The sky is the limit with MonaVie, and I can't wait to achieve my new goals. Everyone deserves this opportunity, and that is why I am all in. I am Nancy Zeller, and I am MonaVie!"

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