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Dec 5, 2011

Acai Berry Featured on Public TV's "Herbal Insight"

Mark Blumenthal, Founder of the American Botanical Council, discusses the history, use, and nutritional benefits of the Brazilian acai berry on the "Herbal Insight: Acai" segment of the Healing Quest public television show.

View “Healing Quest: Acai Herbal Insight with Mark Blumenthal” segment (2:29)

View related Blog MV post: "Survive or Thrive: The Acai Berry—Deserted Island Option or Everyday Essential?"

Dec 1, 2011

RVL Holiday Specials*

'Tis the season to RVL! And, this holiday season when you choose to reveal your best self by purchasing any of our delicious RVL Holiday Specials, you'll get a FREE RVL Recipe Book! These beautiful recipe books come with any order of our holiday products, including our newest shake mix flavor—Mixed Berry!**

And, the holiday giving doesn't end there! In randomly selected RVL Holiday Specials across North America, we're placing several pairs of tickets to MonaVie 2.0 in Dallas, Texas, and Vancouver, Canada. And, one lucky distributorship in the U.S. and one more in Canada will each win the RVL Holiday Special Grand Prize:

  • 2 all-expense-paid tickets to MonaVie 2.0 in Dallas, Texas, or Vancouver, Canada. This includes airfare, hotel, and tickets to the event—all on MonaVie!

With the RVL Recipe Book, you can treat yourself all season long to one of the following delicious, nutrition-filled recipes that will help you feel satisfied while reaching your weight-loss goals:

  • Peppermint Holiday Shake
  • Dreamsicle Shake
  • RVL Strawberry Cheeseshake
  • The Perfect Holiday Eggnog
  • Apple Pie Shake
  • Strawberry Blast
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake
UNITED STATES
Item No. Item Price PV
1130460101 (Holiday Special) 1 Tub RVL Shake Mix (vanilla cream) US$65 50
1130470101 (Holiday Special) 1 Tub RVL Shake Mix (chocolate berry) US$65 50
1130480101 (Holiday Special) 1 Tub RVL Shake Mix (mixed berry) US$65 50
 
CANADA
Item No. Item Price PV
1130460201 (Holiday Special) 1 Tub RVL Shake Mix (vanilla cream) CAD$69 50
1130470201 (Holiday Special) 1 Tub RVL Shake Mix (chocolate berry) CAD$69 50

With these savings, you can enjoy a perfect meal for less than $2.50 per meal!

So, get into the holiday spirit MonaVie style by taking advantage of these holiday specials today! The RVLution is coming. Are you ready?

* Holiday specials are available in the U.S. and Canada only. Not available for purchase on AutoShip. Promotion ends Friday, December 30, 2011.
** RVL Mixed Berry Shake Mix available in the U.S only.

Nov 28, 2011

A More Meaningful Life: Kyle Kilman Loses 264 Pounds and Counting on MonaVie RVL!

An injury at the workplace resulted in the removal of Kyle Kilman's right fibula, and a consequent post-op infection led to him developing lymphedema in both thighs. Over the ensuing months, Kyle more than doubled in weight and suffered a bout with depression. Then, a friend introduced him to MonaVie RVL. Here's what Kyle had to say about his journey…

"At the time of my injury, I was 260 pounds. The complications of my surgeries made me home- and wheelchair-bound, and nothing I was used to doing was any longer possible. Everything I had passion for in life was no longer possible. It's sad to say but I was just waiting to die.

"When I got my hands on MonaVie RVL, I followed the program with exactness. To my surprise, I have had amazing results! I find the shakes and snacks bars to be very enjoyable and great tasting. I am losing weight, and I'm able to keep it off. I currently weigh 302 pounds and getting closer and closer to my goal weight of 248 pounds.

"The MonaVie RVL program has not been difficult at all. You will hit some plateaus, but don't get discouraged. Just stick to the program and you will soon find great success. When I wake up in the morning, I have a cup of coffee, a bottle of water, four ounces of MonaVie Active, a MonaVie RVL Dietary Supplement, and then a delicious MonaVie RVL shake.

"At noon, I have half a snack bar, a bottle of water, another supplement, and another RVL shake. Throughout the afternoon, I drink at least six bottles of water, four ounces of MonaVie Active, and the other half of my snack bar. For dinner, I have a healthy meal with four ounces of MonaVie Active and more water. Since May 1, 2011, I have lost 264 pounds!

"As I mentioned before, at my highest weight and depression I could no longer pursue my passions in life. Now, I am able to walk again and go fishing in Alaska. This fall, I went elk hunting and was able to walk more in eight days than I have in a very long time. MonaVie RVL has given me a purpose to live and the ability to enjoy my life again.

"I encourage others who are battling with their weight to never, never give up. If I can change even one person's life, I would consider that a success. Remember, MonaVie RVL is not a diet. Diets do not work. MonaVie RVL is a life-changing program, and it works! If anyone out there needs encouragement or has questions, I will try and make myself available."

Nov 28, 2011

A More Meaningful Life: Kirstin Sheppard Finds Freedom and Passion with MonaVie RVL

Only 22 years old, Kirstin Sheppard has struggled with her weight her entire life. She's tried dropping the extra pounds in a variety of ways since junior high school, but nothing has worked…until now! Here's what Kirstin had to say about her journey…

"There are many reasons for my weight issues. Family stress has been one of the major contributors. My parents divorced when I was very young, and it was definitely hard on me to constantly go back and forth between houses. I would turn to food for every emotion, especially when I was stressed, upset, or even bored. Food became my constant comfort and friend.

"Being morbidly obese has been extremely difficult. It's something no young person should ever have to deal with. It crushes you. When I needed to fly to visit family, I had to ask for a seatbelt extender because the normal seatbelt wouldn't reach across my belly! It was humiliating and heart breaking. It's also a horrible feeling to go shopping with friends and have to go to a different store because I'm a lot bigger. I would watch them try on clothes and feel like crying every time they tried on something that I would love to wear but couldn't because of my size.

"One of the most embarrassing moments of my life was when I went to a local fair with all of my friends. They wanted to go on a ride, and I was too big to fit in the seat. The ride operator tried three times to get the harness to close over me, but it wouldn't. It was so embarrassing when I had to walk off the ride while everyone was watching and laughing. Taking pictures is another nightmare. I've never liked the way my body looked, so I would always take the picture myself because I could angle the camera to make myself look better.

"MonaVie RVL is giving me the life that I've never had! I feel like it's a huge blessing from God. He put me in the right place at the right time to meet my sponsor and open me up to this amazing opportunity. It's truly been life changing.

"MonaVie RVL fits into my lifestyle so well. I follow the program as laid out by MonaVie. I have a shake in the morning, and I have my snack bar and supplement two and a half hours later. At lunch, I have my second shake and another snack bar and supplement two and a half hours later. Three hours after that, I have dinner, which usually consists of a salad or chicken and veggies.

"Now I've kicked it up a notch by adding a lot more water and exercise to my program, and I'm seeing even better results! I exercise one hour in the morning and one hour after dinner. I thought it would be difficult not being able to eat the things I wanted when I wanted; however, I don't have those cravings with MonaVie RVL. I've discovered through this process that I would rather eat healthier and live a longer, happier life.

"I began RVL on August 1, 2011, and I've already lost 34 pounds! That is the most weight I have ever slimmed down in my life! MonaVie RVL is a simple and easy program to follow. It's a no-brainer! I feel confident throughout the day because I know what I'm going to eat, and it's very healthy and nutritious.

"My goal is to lose another 156 pounds. With MonaVie RVL, that doesn't seem so far away! I have a whole bucket list of things that I want to do when I get to my goal weight, including skydiving, going on a cruise, and going on every rollercoaster (well, most of them) in California. I am also going to go on a shopping spree and buy a whole new wardrobe. By the 2012 Convention of the Americas in St. Louis, you will see an all-new Kirstin, and I can't wait!

"MonaVie has truly given me a more meaningful life in so many ways. I had a good life before because of God, and I believe that God has led me to this wonderful company. I believe I will finally be able to live to my fullest potential, physically and financially, because of MonaVie. I currently have to work two jobs, and it still isn't enough for me to become self-sufficient. Because of MonaVie, I now have the keys to my financial freedom.

"My goal is to become a Royal Black Diamond and above! I want to travel all over the world to help as many people as I can; this is my passion! Thank you, MonaVie, for giving me this chance to save, to change, and to live a more meaningful life!"

Nov 28, 2011

A More Meaningful Life: Kyle Kilman Loses 264 Pounds and Counting on MonaVie RVL!

An injury at the workplace resulted in the removal of Kyle Kilman's right fibula, and a consequent post-op infection led to him developing lymphedema in both thighs. Over the ensuing months, Kyle more than doubled in weight and suffered a bout with depression. Then, a friend introduced him to MonaVie RVL. Here's what Kyle had to say about his journey…

"At the time of my injury, I was 260 pounds. The complications of my surgeries made me home- and wheelchair-bound, and nothing I was used to doing was any longer possible. Everything I had passion for in life was no longer possible. It's sad to say but I was just waiting to die.

"When I got my hands on MonaVie RVL, I followed the program with exactness. To my surprise, I have had amazing results! I find the shakes and snacks bars to be very enjoyable and great tasting. I am losing weight, and I'm able to keep it off. I currently weigh 302 pounds and getting closer and closer to my goal weight of 248 pounds.

"The MonaVie RVL program has not been difficult at all. You will hit some plateaus, but don't get discouraged. Just stick to the program and you will soon find great success. When I wake up in the morning, I have a cup of coffee, a bottle of water, four ounces of MonaVie Active, a MonaVie RVL Dietary Supplement, and then a delicious MonaVie RVL shake.

"At noon, I have half a snack bar, a bottle of water, another supplement, and another RVL shake. Throughout the afternoon, I drink at least six bottles of water, four ounces of MonaVie Active, and the other half of my snack bar. For dinner, I have a healthy meal with four ounces of MonaVie Active and more water. Since May 1, 2011, I have lost 264 pounds!

"As I mentioned before, at my highest weight and depression I could no longer pursue my passions in life. Now, I am able to walk again and go fishing in Alaska. This fall, I went elk hunting and was able to walk more in eight days than I have in a very long time. MonaVie RVL has given me a purpose to live and the ability to enjoy my life again.

"I encourage others who are battling with their weight to never, never give up. If I can change even one person's life, I would consider that a success. Remember, MonaVie RVL is not a diet. Diets do not work. MonaVie RVL is a life-changing program, and it works! If anyone out there needs encouragement or has questions, I will try and make myself available."

Nov 28, 2011

A More Meaningful Life: Kirstin Sheppard Finds Freedom and Passion with MonaVie RVL

Only 22 years old, Kirstin Sheppard has struggled with her weight her entire life. She's tried dropping the extra pounds in a variety of ways since junior high school, but nothing has worked…until now! Here's what Kirstin had to say about her journey…

"There are many reasons for my weight issues. Family stress has been one of the major contributors. My parents divorced when I was very young, and it was definitely hard on me to constantly go back and forth between houses. I would turn to food for every emotion, especially when I was stressed, upset, or even bored. Food became my constant comfort and friend.

"Being morbidly obese has been extremely difficult. It's something no young person should ever have to deal with. It crushes you. When I needed to fly to visit family, I had to ask for a seatbelt extender because the normal seatbelt wouldn't reach across my belly! It was humiliating and heart breaking. It's also a horrible feeling to go shopping with friends and have to go to a different store because I'm a lot bigger. I would watch them try on clothes and feel like crying every time they tried on something that I would love to wear but couldn't because of my size.

"One of the most embarrassing moments of my life was when I went to a local fair with all of my friends. They wanted to go on a ride, and I was too big to fit in the seat. The ride operator tried three times to get the harness to close over me, but it wouldn't. It was so embarrassing when I had to walk off the ride while everyone was watching and laughing. Taking pictures is another nightmare. I've never liked the way my body looked, so I would always take the picture myself because I could angle the camera to make myself look better.

"MonaVie RVL is giving me the life that I've never had! I feel like it's a huge blessing from God. He put me in the right place at the right time to meet my sponsor and open me up to this amazing opportunity. It's truly been life changing.

"MonaVie RVL fits into my lifestyle so well. I follow the program as laid out by MonaVie. I have a shake in the morning, and I have my snack bar and supplement two and a half hours later. At lunch, I have my second shake and another snack bar and supplement two and a half hours later. Three hours after that, I have dinner, which usually consists of a salad or chicken and veggies.

"Now I've kicked it up a notch by adding a lot more water and exercise to my program, and I'm seeing even better results! I exercise one hour in the morning and one hour after dinner. I thought it would be difficult not being able to eat the things I wanted when I wanted; however, I don't have those cravings with MonaVie RVL. I've discovered through this process that I would rather eat healthier and live a longer, happier life.

"I began RVL on August 1, 2011, and I've already lost 34 pounds! That is the most weight I have ever slimmed down in my life! MonaVie RVL is a simple and easy program to follow. It's a no-brainer! I feel confident throughout the day because I know what I'm going to eat, and it's very healthy and nutritious.

"My goal is to lose another 156 pounds. With MonaVie RVL, that doesn't seem so far away! I have a whole bucket list of things that I want to do when I get to my goal weight, including skydiving, going on a cruise, and going on every rollercoaster (well, most of them) in California. I am also going to go on a shopping spree and buy a whole new wardrobe. By the 2012 Convention of the Americas in St. Louis, you will see an all-new Kirstin, and I can't wait!

"MonaVie has truly given me a more meaningful life in so many ways. I had a good life before because of God, and I believe that God has led me to this wonderful company. I believe I will finally be able to live to my fullest potential, physically and financially, because of MonaVie. I currently have to work two jobs, and it still isn't enough for me to become self-sufficient. Because of MonaVie, I now have the keys to my financial freedom.

"My goal is to become a Royal Black Diamond and above! I want to travel all over the world to help as many people as I can; this is my passion! Thank you, MonaVie, for giving me this chance to save, to change, and to live a more meaningful life!"

Nov 21, 2011

Coming Soon—RVL Holiday Specials!

What do delicious RVL holiday recipes, an all-new RVL flavor, and MonaVie 2.0 have in common? Find out on Thursday, December 1, when we unveil our RVL Holiday Specials!* In the meantime, here's a sneak preview of what's to come…

  • Peppermint Holiday Shake
  • Dreamsicle Shake
  • RVL Strawberry Cheeseshake
  • The Perfect Holiday Eggnog
  • Apple Pie Shake
  • Strawberry Blast
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake

* Holiday specials available in the U.S. and Canada only. Not available for purchase on AutoShip.

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 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.

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